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Cornish College of the Arts Fall 2013 Events

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Listings are in chronological order within these categories:

- Exhibitions
- Dance
- Music
- Theater

EXHIBITIONS

2013 Neddy at Cornish Exhibition

Sept. 4 – Oct. 19
Opening reception, Sept. 12, 5-8 p.m.
Cornish Main Gallery, 1000 Lenora St.
Mon-Fri, noon – 5 p.m., Sat., noon – 4 p.m.
Free
The annual exhibition features the work of all eight finalists for the 2013 Neddy at Cornish Award. 2013 Neddy in Painting: Emily Gherard, Seattle, WA; Andrea Heimer, Ferndale, WA; Matthew Offenbacher, Seattle, WA; and Robert Yoder, Seattle, WA.  2013 Neddy in Open Medium (any medium or combination of media grounded in the visual arts): Julie Alpert, Seattle, WA; Victoria Haven, Seattle, WA; Jack Daws, Seattle, WA; and Dan Webb, Seattle, WA.
The Neddy at Cornish is an annual artist award program supported by the Behnke Foundation and housed at Cornish College of the Arts in memory of Robert E. (“Ned”) Behnke and in celebration of his life as an artist. Each year, two $25,000 unrestricted awards are given—one in painting and one in any medium or combination of media grounded in the visual arts—to artists living and working in the greater Puget Sound region. The final award recipients will be announced prior to the exhibition.

DANCE

Ohad Naharin Restaging Residency: Lecture/Demonstration
October 4, noon
PONCHO Concert Hall, 710 E. St.
Ohad Naharin: Open Rehearsal
October 4, 2 p.m.
Kerry Hall Studios, 710 E. Roy St.
Free
Two free events with former Batsheva Dance Company member Ariel Freedman. Ariel is restaging Echad Mi Yodeo choreographed by Ohad Naharin, in residency with the Dance Department September 30 through October 4. Ohad Naharin has been hailed as one of the world’s preeminent contemporary choreographers. As Artistic Director of Batsheva Dance Company since 1990, he has guided the company with an adventurous artistic vision and reinvigorated its repertory with his captivating choreography.

Your Eyes Have Facets
Site-Specific Performances: Cornish Dance Theater
November 3, 1 and 3 p.m.
November 9, 1 and 3 p.m.
Seattle Center Skatepark, Fisher Pavilion Roof, and International Fountain
Free
Your Eyes Have Facets follows a group as they perpetually morph their identity and nature through internally networked logics. Choreography by Salthorse.  Sponsored by Seattle Center.

Cornish Dance Theater Fall 2013 Concert
November 22, 8 p.m.
November 23, 2 and 8 p.m.
Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway, Seattle, WA
$10 general, $5 seniors, $5 students and alumni (with ID)
Tickets: http://www.cornish.edu/events or call Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006.
Choreography by Pat Hon, Wade Madsen, Marlo Martin and Ohad Naharin. Presented with support from the Bossak Heilbron Charitable Foundation.

New Moves Concert
December 6, 8 p.m.
December 7, 2 and 8 p.m.
Broadway Performance Hall, 1625 Broadway, Seattle, WA
$5 general, $3 seniors, $3 students and alumni (with ID)
Tickets: http://www.cornish.edu/events or call Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006.
Choreography by Cornish Dance Department students.

MUSIC

Le Bourgeois Gentihomme
By Molière and Lully
Cornish Opera Theater Fall 2013 Production
October 18, 8 p.m.
October 19, 8 p.m.
Tickets: $20 general admission, $15 seniors (62+), $10 students, Cornish alum, faculty and staff.
Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center, 201 Mercer Street
Sponsored by Seattle Center

Cornish@MOHAI
First Thursday Concerts

Beginning October 3, 6 & 7 p.m.
Museum of History and Industry, Faye G. Allen Grand Atrium
Free
Info: http://www.cornish.edu/events
Cornish alumni and students perform during First Thursdays.

Cornish Music Series
PONCHO Concert Hall, Kerry Hall, 710 E. Roy
Tickets: http://www.cornish.edu/musicseries or call Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006.

Rushad Eggleston
Wednesday, September 11, 12:30 p.m.
Innovative cellist Rushad Eggleston, known for his mastery of rhythm and improvisation, presents a masterclass.
Masterclass: Free and open to the public.

Debora Gurgel
Thursday, September 12, 12:30 p.m.
Brazilan pianist and composer Debora Gurgel presents a masterclass.
Masterclass: Free and open to the public.

Peggy Dees and Friends
Sunday, September 22, 7 p.m.
Clarinetist Peggy Dees is joined by Peter Mack (piano), Rowena Hammill (cello), and Anne Cady (violin) in a concert featuring works by Brahms and contemporary composer David Maslanka.
Tickets: $20 general; $15 seniors; $10 students & Cornish alumni
Limited Teen Tix available for members online and at the door, subject to availability.

The Music of Wayne Horvitz
Thursday, September 26, 8 p.m.
Trio Pardalote (violinist Victoria Parker, violist Heather Bentley, and cellist Rowena Hammill), pianist Cristina Valdes, and composer Wayne Horvitz perform new works by Horvitz for piano, strings, and electronics.
Tickets: $20 general; $15 seniors; $10 students & Cornish alumni
Limited Teen Tix available for members online and at the door, subject to availability.

La Familia Valera Miranda
Wednesday, October 2, 12:30 p.m.
Direct from Santiago de Cuba, La Familia Valera Miranda is one of the purest exponents of the Cuban musical genre known as son. The group presents a master class while in Seattle for the first time since 2001.
Masterclass: Free and open to the public.

Mike Clark
Thursday, October 3, 12:30 p.m.
Mike Clark, one of America’s foremost jazz and funk drummers, presents a masterclass.
Masterclass: Free and open to the public.

John Hollenbeck’s Claudia Quintet
Sunday, October 6, 8 p.m.
The Claudia Quintet—John Hollenbeck (drummer and composer), Chris Speed (clarinet/tenor saxophone), Red Wierenga (accordion/piano), Drew Gress (bass), Matt Moran (vibraphone), has walked a unique path through contemporary jazz since their founding in the late ‘90s. Hollenbeck’s original compositions skillfully reveal the exceptional artistry of each musician.
Tickets: $20 general; $15 seniors; $10 students & Cornish alumni
Limited Teen Tix available for members online and at the door, subject to availability.

Inga Swearingen
Wednesday, October 9, 12:30 p.m.
Award-winning vocalist, recording artist, and teacher of voice and improvisation Inga Swearingen presents this masterclass.
Masterclass: Free and open to the public.

Ken Vandermark and Nate Wooley
Thursday, October 10, 12:30 masterclass and 8 p.m. concert
World-renowned Ken Vandermark, whose vanguard saxophone earned him a MacArthur Fellowship, performs improvised works with Nate Wooley, an extended-technique trumpeter on the booming Brooklyn improv scene. Presented as part of the Earshot Jazz Festival.
Masterclass: Free and open to the public.
Concert Tickets: $18 general; $16 Earshot Jazz members & seniors; $9 students

Dave Douglas Quintet and The Westerlies
Saturday, October 12, 8 p.m.
Trumpeter Dave Douglas brings his dynamic Quintet—Jon Irabagon (tenor saxophone), Bobby Avey (piano), Linda Oh (bass), and Rudy Royston (drums)—to Cornish for this special double-bill. The Westerlies, playing the music of Wayne Horvitz, open the concert. Presented as part of the Earshot Jazz Festival.
Concert Tickets: $22 general; $20 Earshot Jazz members & seniors; $11 students

Chris Speed, Dave King & Chris Tordini Trio/ Bad Luck
Sunday, October 13, 8 p.m.
Three seasoned innovators join forces to examine the trio work of Joe Henderson:
Chris Speed (sax/clarinet, Human Feel), Dave King (drums, The Bad Plus), and
Chris Tordini (bass, Jean-Michel Pilc Trio). Opening: the “hard-edged and audacious”
(NY Jazz Record) duo of drummer Chris Icasiano and saxophonist Neil Welch. Presented as part of the Earshot Jazz Festival.
Concert Tickets: $18 general; $16 Earshot Jazz members & seniors; $9 students

Dafnis Prieto and Peter Apfelbaum
Thursday, October 17, 12:30 p.m.
Bandleader, drummer and composer Dafnis Prieto and saxophonist Peter Apfelbaum present this masterclass.
Masterclass: Free and open to the public

Si o Si Quartet
Thursday, October 17, 8 p.m.
Cuban percussion titan Dafnis Prieto raises the bar with his breathtaking skill, precision and imagination that earned him a 2011 MacArthur Foundation “genius” composer with his Si o Si Quartet, including Peter Apfelbaum (saxophone/melodica/caxixi), Manuel Valera (piano), and Johannes Weidenmueller (bass). Presented as part of the Earshot Jazz Festival.
Concert Tickets: $22 general; $20 Earshot Jazz members & seniors; $11 students

Gregg Kallor
October 22, 2013, 1 p.m.
Gregg Kallor, a pianist who successfully straddles the line between the jazz and classical world, present a masterclass.
Masterclass: Free and open to the public

Nicole Mitchell Ice Crystal Quartet
Friday, October 25, 8 p.m.
Nicole Mitchell, “the most important jazz flutist of her generation” (All About Jazz), draws from gospel, African percussion, and other elements into a thrilling extension of jazz. With Jason Adasiewicz (vibes), Joshua Abrams (bass), and Frank Rosaly (drums). Presented as part of the Earshot Jazz Festival.
Concert Tickets: $22 general; $20 Earshot Jazz members & seniors; $11 students

Lucian Ban and Mat Maneri
Sunday, October 27, 8 p.m.
Increasingly recognized for his work, modernist jazz pianist Lucian Ban teams up with violist Matt Maneri to present works from their new ECM album Transylvanian Concert. Presented as part of the Earshot Jazz Festival.
Concert Tickets: $18 general; $16 Earshot Jazz members & seniors; $9 students

Darcy James Argue & Cornish Contemporary Big Band
Thursday, October 31, 8 p.m.
Brooklyn-based composer Darcy James Argue, a five-time winner of the DownBeat critics poll, is credited with “making big band cool again”(Time Out New York). Argue concludes his two-week residency at Cornish leading the Cornish Contemporary Big Band in this concert of his compositions.
Tickets: $20 general; $15 seniors; $10 students & Cornish alumni
Limited Teen Tix available for members online and at the door, subject to availability.

Kora Band
Sunday, November 3, 8 p.m.
Drawing well-deserved attention far from their Portland and Seattle roots, the Kora Band combines elements of jazz and West African music. Andrew Oliver (piano), Kane Mathis (kora/guitar), Chad McCullough (trumpet), Brady Millard-Kish (bass) and Mark DiFlorio (drums). Presented as part of the Earshot Jazz Festival.
Concert Tickets: $18 general; $16 Earshot Jazz members & seniors; $9 students

Kneebody
Thursday, November 7, 12:30 masterclass and 8 p.m. concert
Kneebody’s music transcends genres and expectations by coupling explosive rock energy with nuanced chamber ensemble playing, highly wrought compositions and adventurous no-holds-barred improvisation. Adam Benjamin (keyboard), Shane Endsley (trumpet), Ben Wendel (tenor saxophone), Kaveh Rastegar (bass), and Nate Wood (drums). Presented as part of the Earshot Jazz Festival.
Masterclass: Free and open to the public.
Concert Tickets: $18 general; $16 Earshot Jazz members & seniors; $9 students

Missy Mazzoli
Tuesday, November 12, 1 p.m.
Highly acclaimed young composer Missy Mazzoli presents a masterclass as part of her weeklong residency at Cornish.
Masterclass: Free and open to the public.

What Would Alice Do?
Thursday, November 14, 8 p.m.
Soprano Natalie Lerch, baritone Robert Wade and pianist Guinevere Saenger explore the world of Alice in Wonderland through music.
Tickets: $20 general; $15 seniors; $10 students & Cornish alumni
Limited Teen Tix available for members online and at the door, subject to availability.

Scrape
Thursday, November 21, 8 p.m.
Scrape is a stellar seventeen-piece string orchestra comprised of top professional players with a sense of adventure. Come celebrate the release of their first CD featuring compositions by Eyvind Kang and Jim Knapp.
Tickets: $20 general; $15 seniors; $10 students & Cornish alumni
Limited Teen Tix available for members online and at the door, subject to availability.

Marja Kaisla
Sunday, November 24, 7 p.m. concert
Monday, November 25, 12:30 p.m. masterclass
The Finlandia Foundation’s National Performer of the Year 2013, Marja Kaisla, presents a solo piano recital of classic and contemporary works by Sibelius and others.
Concert Tickets: $20 general; $15 seniors; $10 students & Cornish alumni
Masterclass: Free and open to the public.

Bach- Gamel
Sunday, December 8, 7 p.m.
Featuring Seattle’s renowned gamelan ensemble, Gamelan Pacifica, with vocalist Jessika Kenney and four of today’s Baroque music specialists Linda Tsatsanis (voice), Nathan Whittaker (cello), Janet See (flute), and Byron Schenkman (keyboard), Bach-Gamel explores the similarities between music of the European Baroque and Javanese Gamelan.
Tickets: $20 general; $15 seniors; $10 students & Cornish alumni
Limited Teen Tix available for members online and at the door, subject to availability.

THEATER

Ajax in Iraq
By Ellen McLaughlin
Directed by Marya Sea Kaminski
Raisbeck Performance Hall, 2015 Boren Avenue
$15 general, $5 students , $5 Cornish alumni, faculty, staff
Tickets: http://www.cornish.edu/events or call Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006.
October 17 -19, 8 p.m.; October 19, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; October 21 & 22, 8:00 p.m.
Past and present collide in Ellen McLaughlin’s mash-up of Sophocles’ classic tragedy, Ajax, with the modern-day war in Iraq, while Athena, goddess of war, coolly presides over the whole. Inspired by interviews with war veterans and their families, Ajax in Iraq explores the timeless struggle soldiers face in trying to make sense of war. This play contains depictions of sexual violence that may not be suitable for all audiences. Parental discretion is advised. Presented by the Theater and Performance Production Departments. Limited Teen Tix available at the door, subject to availability.

Our Town
By Thornton Wilder
Directed by John Dillon
Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center, The Studio, 201 Mercer Street Seattle
October 23-26 & 28, 8 p.m.; October 27, 2 p.m.
$10 general, $5 seniors, $5 students , $5 Cornish alumni, faculty, staff
Tickets: http://www.cornish.edu/events or call Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006.
“Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it? Every, every minute?” So asks Emily Webb in Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize winning classic Our Town. Wilder’s valentine to a simpler time follows the lives of the citizens of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, shortly after the turn of the 20th century. The 75th anniversary of this American classic finds it as timely and relevant as ever. Limited Teen Tix available at the door, subject to availability.  Sponsored by Seattle Center.

Failure: A Love Story
By Philip Dawkins
Directed by Margot Bordelon (TH ‘02)
9th Avenue Studios, 427 9th Avenue North
October 23-26 & 28, 8 p.m.; October 27, 7 p.m.
$10 general, $5 seniors, $5 students , $5 Cornish alumni, faculty, staff
Tickets: http://www.cornish.edu/events or call Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006.
Written by Victory Gardens Ensemble Playwright Philip Dawkins, Failure: A Love Story is a magical, musical fable about the triumphs and aspirations of three sisters living in the rickety two-story building by the Chicago River which was the Fail family home and clock shop in 1928. This profoundly funny and moving play reminds us that in the end, all that remains is love.

Directorfest 2013
Main Campus Center, Room 102, 1000 Lenora Street
October 31 – November 2, 8 p.m.
Free
A festival of student-directed work. Plays and directors to be announced.

Neverwhere
Adapted for the stage by Rob Kauzlaric, from the novel by Neil Gaiman
Directed by Roger Benington
Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center, 201 Mercer Street
November 6 - 9, 8:00 p.m.; November 9 & 10, 2 p.m.
$15 general, $5 seniors, $5 students , $5 Cornish alumni, faculty, staff
Tickets: http://www.cornish.edu/events or call Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006.
When Richard Mayhew stops to care for an injured girl on the street, he is drawn into a nightmare shadow world beneath the city of London. To return to his normal life, Richard must brave countless trials, uncover the truth behind a dark conspiracy, and face the indomitable Great Beast. Journey to London Below with a rogues’ gallery of liars, outcasts and assassins, on a treacherous voyage to awaken the hero within.Produced by the Theater and Performance Production Departments. Sponsored by Seattle Center.

Road
By Jim Cartwright
Directed by Christine Sumption
November 6-9 at 8 p.m., November 10 at 2pm and 7 p.m.
9th Avenue Studios, 427 9th Avenue North
$10 general, $5 seniors, $5 students , $5 Cornish alumni, faculty, staff
Tickets: http://www.cornish.edu/events or call Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006.
During the course of one wild night, the drunken guide Scullery conducts a tour of his Road. Set in Margaret Thatcher’s Britain, Road is “a surreal vision of the contemporary urban landscape…uncomfortable and magical, funny and bitter. “ Sunday Times

Attempts On Her Life
By Martin Crimp
Directed by Rhonda J. Soikowski
Raisbeck Performance Hall, 2015 Boren Avenue
November 14 – 16 & 21-23, 2013, 8:00 p.m.; November 17, 2 p.m.
$10 general, $5 seniors, $5 students , $5 Cornish alumni, faculty, staff
Tickets: http://www.cornish.edu/events or call Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006.
Martin Crimp’s 17 scenarios for the theater, shocking and hilarious by turn, are a rollercoaster of late 20th-century obsessions. From pornography and ethnic violence, to terrorism and unprotected sex, its strange array of nameless characters attempt to invent the perfect story to encapsulate our time. Limited Teen Tix available at the door, subject to availability.

The Penelopiad
By Margaret Atwood
Directed by Vanessa Miller McConaghy
9th Avenue Studios, 427 9th Avenue North,
December 5 – 7 & 9, 8 p.m.; December 8, 2 & 7 p.m.
$10 general, $5 seniors, $5 students , $5 Cornish alumni, faculty, staff
Tickets: http://www.cornish.edu/events or call Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006.
“Now that I’m dead, I know everything.” So begins The Penelopiad, Margaret Atwood’s daring response to Homer’s The Odyssey. Destined to spend eternity in Hades, Penelope recounts her life’s story and the murder of her twelve handmaidens by her vengeful husband Odysseus. Atwood’s acerbic wit brings one of history’s most powerful myths to the contemporary imagination. A provocative new look at a woman’s longing, lust and culpability. Limited Teen Tix available at door, based on availability.


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