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Cornish College of the Arts Fall 2009 Arts Programs

August 03, 2009

SEPTEMBER

September 1-31
THIS USED TO BE ABOUT LOVE: SKETCH #1
(DRAWING YOUR OWN SHADOW FOR 30 MINUTES)

Curated by Ian Toms (AR ‘09)

In this preliminary exploration of the “love” concept, Michael Rioux (AR ‘09) will juxtapose performance and visual art by tracing his own shadow on a wall for a set 30 minute period- an infinite, futile task that represents the artist’s innate drive to create.

Alumni Gallery


September 10 – October 16
LIVE IN THE HYPHEN: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY EXPERIENCE

Curated by Cornish Exhibitions Curator Jess Van Nostrand

Artists from the Pacific Northwest demonstrate their perspectives on creating visual art without media boundaries. Featuring composer-media-print artist Paul Rucker, video-performance artist Wynne Greenwood, and others. In conjunction with Interface, the interdisciplinary series on campus, Live in the Hyphen will feature weekly events for the participation of students, staff and faculty.

Cornish Main Gallery


Saturday, September 26, 8 pm
Linda Waterfall

Cornish songwriting instructor Linda Waterfall presents an evening of songs selected from her thirty-year career performing and recording in Seattle entitled Sources of Inspiration.

PONCHO Concert Hall
Tickets: $18 general advance, $20 general at door, $10 students, alumni & seniors


September 28 - October 9
Robert Battle Visiting Artist Residency

Friday, October 9
12 - 1 pm
Lecture Demonstration
PONCHO Concert Hall

2 - 3:30 pm
Open Rehearsal
Kerry Hall
Studio 300

Free and open to the public

OCTOBER

Saturday, October 3
JULIUS WATKINS JAZZ FRENCH HORN FESTIVAL

A festival honoring the pioneering jazz French horn virtuoso Julius Watkins, with an international gathering of French hornists. 

          Performance, 8 pm
          Workshop, 12:30 – 5:30 pm

PONCHO Concert Hall
Tickets: $18 general advance, $20 general at door, $10 students, alumni & seniors


October 8 – 9
Opening reception: October 8, 5-7 pm
VISITING ARTIST ZHA SAI

Exhibition, 7th Floor Board Room
Main Campus Center


October 9, 1:30 pm
VISITING ARTIST ZHA SAI

Print Art Studio 510
Main Campus Center


October 9 - 11
SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL PIANO FESTIVAL & COMPETITION

For the second year in a row, Cornish will co-sponsor the Seattle International Piano Festival, an international classical piano competition held at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall, along with master classes, clinics, and a special two piano performance presented at Cornish.

          Performance, October 9, 8 pm
          Master classes, October 11, 10 am – 3 pm

PONCHO Concert Hall
Tickets: $18 general advance, $20 general at door, $10 students, alumni & seniors

Sunday, October 18, 8 pm
MATT WILSON QUARTET

Drummer Matt Wilson’s quartet with Andrew D’Angelo, alto saxophone and bass clarinet; Jeff Lederer, tenor and soprano saxophone; and Chris Lightcap, bass. Wilson will be in residence at Cornish October 19-23. Produced in collaboration with Earshot Jazz.

Seattle Art Museum
Tickets: $18 general advance, $20 general at door, $10 students, alumni & seniors


Tuesday, October 20, 8 pm
TRIO M

Berkeley-based pianist Myra Melford and Trio M with Matt Wilson and Mark Dresser. Melford will be in residence at Cornish October 19-23. Produced in collaboration with Earshot Jazz.

Seattle Art Museum
Tickets: $18 general advance, $20 general at door, $10 students, alumni & seniors


October 22-24, 8 pm & October 25, 2 pm
UNITY 1918

Written by Kevin Kerr

In the fall of 1918, a world ravaged by four years of war was suddenly hit by a mysterious and deadly plague—the “Spanish Flu.” This phenomenon brought the terror, the panic, the horror and the sense of helplessness of the “Great War” home with the returning soldiers—more people died of this epidemic than had been killed in the war itself. This powerful and poetic play, filled with dark comedy and the desperate embrace of life at the edge of death, offers not only an epic chronicle of this chapter of history, but a timely metaphor for our new fears of global pandemic. Produced in collaboration with the Performance Production Department.

PONCHO Concert Hall
Tickets: $10 general, $5 students, alumni & seniors


Friday, October 23, 8 pm
BE BREAD

Pianist Myra Melford continues her residency with a performance by her sextet featuring Brandon Ross, Stomu Takeishi, Ben Goldberg and Cuong Vu. Produced in collaboration with Earshot Jazz.
         
          Master class, 12 pm

Seattle Art Museum
Tickets: $18 general advance, $20 general at door, $10 students, alumni & seniors


October 29-31, 8pm, November 1, 2pm, November 2, 8pm
ANON(YMOUS)

Written by Naomi Iizuka

Separated from his mother, a young refugee called Anon journeys through the United States, encountering a wide variety of people—some kind, some dangerous and cruel—as he searches for his family. From a sinister one-eyed butcher to beguiling barflies to a sweatshop, Anon must navigate through a chaotic, ever-changing landscape in this entrancing adaptation of Homer’s Odyssey.

MC6
Studio One
Tickets: $5 general, available at the door


Friday, October 30, 8 pm
MARA GEARMAN RECITAL

Violist Mara Gearman, pianist Adam Stern and friends, present an evening of chamber music.

PONCHO Concert Hall
Tickets: $18 general advance, $20 general at door, $10 students, alumni & seniors


Saturday, October 31, 8 pm
THE JIM KNAPP ORCHESTRA

Cornish resident professional ensemble The Jim Knapp Orchestra celebrates the release of their new CD on Origin records with this Halloween evening performance. Produced in collaboration with Earshot Jazz.

PONCHO Concert Hall
Tickets: $18 general advance, $20 general at door, $10 students, alumni & seniors

 

NOVEMBER

Sunday, November 1, 5:30 – 9 pm
CORNISH CELEBRATES AN EVENING OF THE ARTS

The annual Evening of the Arts provides scholarship support for talented, emerging artists. The event includes a reception, dinner and special performances.

Grand Ballroom - Sheraton Seattle Hotel and Towers
For more information, please call 206.726.5064 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


November 3 – December 11
Opening Reception: November 4, 5-8pm
GRAVITY
Guest curated by Marisa C. Sánchez, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seattle Art Museum

Through a selection of photography and video works, GRAVITY probes the ways in which contemporary artists’ give expression to the gradual, and often imperceptible, shifts in daily life and experience. Attune to the subtleties of transformation, the works on view highlight an impulse to embrace uncertainty, ambiguity, and the ephemeral.

Cornish Main Gallery


Thursday, November 5, 8 pm
EAST/WEST DOUBLE TRIO

Cornish faculty member Jay Thomas, trumpet, with Atsushi Ikeda, alto saxophone, Kohama, tenor sax, Phil Sparks, bass, John Hansen, piano, and Daisuke Kurata, drums. Produced in collaboration with Earshot Jazz.

          Master class, 12 pm

PONCHO Concert Hall
Tickets: $18 general advance, $20 general at door, $10 students, alumni & seniors


November 5-7, 8 pm & November 8, 2 pm
THE PHILADELPHIA STORY

Written by Philip Barry

Fast-paced, romantic and full of memorably eccentric characters, this classic American comedy centers on a romantic quadrangle that occurs when a young woman’s wedding plans are complicated by the arrival of her ex-husband and an inquisitive journalist. The play is the source for the award-winning film starring Katherine Hepburn, James Stewart and Cary Grant. Produced in collaboration with the Performance Production Department.

Raisbeck Performance Hall
Ned & Kayla Skinner Theater
Tickets: $10 general, $5 students, alumni & seniors


November 5-7, 8 pm; November 8, 7 pm; November 12-14, 8pm
THE THUGS

Written by Adam Bock

Some dark rumors are being spread by the temps working for a law firm on the ninth floor in the high-rise office building in what the New York Times called a “delightfully paranoid little nightmare” by Adam Bock, author of Five Flights. Winner of the 2006 Obie Award.

Main Campus Center
Studio 102
Tickets: $5 general, available at the door


Friday, November 6, 8 pm
TRIO 3

Trio 3 with bassist Reggie Workman, drummer Andrew Cyrille, and legendary alto saxophonist Oliver Lake. Produced in collaboration with Earshot Jazz.

                      Master class, 12 pm

PONCHO Concert Hall
Tickets: $18 general advance, $20 general at door, $10 students, alumni & seniors


Saturday, November 14, 8 pm
PAUL TAUB

A thirtieth anniversary concert by Cornish Professor Paul Taub featuring works for flute and other instruments by Bun-Ching Lam, Wayne Horvitz, Toshio Hosokawa, Franghiz Ali-Zadeh, Jovino Santos-Neto, and a major quintet for flute and strings by Giya Kancheli.

PONCHO Concert Hall
Tickets: $18 general advance, $20 general at door, $10 students, alumni & seniors


November 19-21, 8 pm; November 22, 2 pm;  November 23, 8pm
THE CRUCIBLE PROJECT

Adapted by the ensemble from the play by Arthur Miller
Directed by Robin Lynn Smith and Lee Eisler

Directors Robin Lynn Smith and Lee Eisler will work with an ensemble of 12 -14 actors to generate an image based physical theatre piece based on The Crucible. The company will use the text, movement, music, and possibly other media, to investigate the essential issues in the play and develop a production/adaptation.

Raisbeck Performance Hall
Ned & Kayla Skinner Theater
Tickets: $5 general, available at the door


November 20, 8 pm; November 21, 2 & 8 pm
CORNISH DANCE THEATER FALL 2009 CONCERT

Choreography by Robert Battle, Pat Hon, Hallie Kuperman, Kristen Tsiatsios, Deborah Wolf

Broadway Performance Hall
Tickets: $10 general, $5 students, alumni & seniors


Saturday, November 21, 8 pm
REI HOTODA

An evening of contemporary Asian piano music performed by pianist/Dallas Symphony Assistant Conductor Rei Hotoda. Hotoda will be in residence at Cornish November 19 - 21.

          Master class, Friday, November 20, 12 pm

PONCHO Concert Hall
Tickets: $18 general advance, $20 general at door, $10 students, alumni & seniors


Saturday, December 5, 8 pm
JODY DIAMOND AND GAMELAN PACIFICA

Concert featuring compositions for gamelan by Jody Diamond. Diamond will be in residence at Cornish November 30 -December 5.

PONCHO Concert Hall
Tickets: $18 general advance, $20 general at door, $10 students, alumni & seniors

DECEMBER

December 10-12, 8 pm; December 13, 2 pm; December 14, 8pm
THE RIMERS OF ELDRITCH

Written by Lanford Wilson

A cutting examination of a Midwestern town on the edge of extinction, Lanford Wilson’s play is both lyrical and haunting. As noted by the New York Times, its examination of the tensions and secrets under small-town American life prefigures David Lynch’s Blue Velvet.

MC6
Studio One
Tickets: $5 general, available at the door


December 11, 8 pm; December 12, 2 & 8 pm
NEW MOVES CONCERT

Choreography by Dance Department students

Erickson Theater
Tickets: $5 general, $3 students, alumni & seniors


December 20, 3 & 7:30 pm
CORNISH JUNIOR DANCE COMPANY PRESENTS THE NUTCRACKER

Shorecrest High School Auditorium
Tickets: $14 general, $12 students, alumni & seniors

For additional information or to request images please contact Meike Kaan or Beth Fleenor.

About Cornish College of the Arts

Cornish College of the Arts is nationally recognized as a premier college of the visual and performing arts offering Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in dance, theater, art, design and performance production, and a Bachelor of Music degree. A pioneer in arts education, Cornish College of the Arts sprang from the remarkable vision of Nellie Cornish, a woman determined to cultivate the arts in Seattle when it was scarcely more than a frontier town. Her philosophy of educating the artist through exposure to all the arts was progressive at the time, and continues to be innovative today.