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CONCERT PIANIST JOANNE
ROGERS, THREE RIVERS JAZZ ORCHESTRA HEADLINE SRU’S APRIL
16-24 KALEIDOSCOPE ARTS FESTIVAL: CHILDREN’S DAY, MOVIE
NIGHT, SITAR CONCERT AMONG OTHER EVENTS
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. –
Classically trained pianist Joanne Rogers and performing partner
Jeannine Morrison will appear at Slippery Rock University’s
nine-day Kaleidoscope arts festival with a 4 p.m. April 17 concert
at Swope Music Hall. Afterward, Rogers will sign copies of her new
book “Life’s Journeys According to Mister
It is her second book in a three-part
series on Fred Rogers, the public television host who died in
2003. Copies will be available for purchase at the concert.
The performance is free but contributions supporting Kaleidoscope
will be accepted. They will perform piano duets by Duvernoy,
Poulenc, Brahms, Mozart, Dohnanyi and Borodin.
24 finale stars the Three Rivers Jazz Orchestra, featuring three
SRU music faculty and 15 jazz musicians in Pittsburgh. The group
recently released its first CD and will perform originals and jazz
standards at 7 p.m. at the University Union.
In addition to these signature
events, the April 16-24 arts festival offers a
“Children’s Day” on April 16, a movie night, a
lecture by poet Arnold Adoff, a sitar concert, plays, a flute
concert, dance recitals and an outdoor
sculpture exhibit featuring student artwork. Go to www.sru.edu/pages/916.asp
for the complete schedule and ticket information. Many events are
Piano duo known nationwide
Rogers and Morrison have performed 300
concerts and conducted piano workshops throughout the country.
Their repertoire includes classical, romantic and contemporary
Rogerschairs the board of
directors of Family Communications, Inc., the nonprofit
organization Fred Rogers founded in 1971 to support the healthy
emotional, social and intellectual development of
Morrison, of Atlanta, is professor emeriti
of Clayton College and State University and was recently named
“Teacher of the Year” by the Georgia Music
Best of regional jazz at SRU
“We hand-selected the best jazz
players in Pittsburgh for the big band,” notes SRU’s
Dr. Steven Hawk, the associate professor of music who helped
organize the Three Rivers Jazz Orchestra. It features Hawk on
trumpet as well as SRU’s Terry Steele, associate professor of
music, on saxophone and David Glover, assistant professor of music,
The group’s first CD “The
Nightowl Suite” came out this winter. The group will play
originals penned by Hawk and standards such as “Little
Sunflower” and “Dancing on the
Movie nights culminate
with awards at original Warner Theater, New Castle
The newly created Harry S.
Warner Film Institute at SRU will open its two-day festival by
showing short films at 7 p.m. April 21 at University Union.
Independent filmmakers from around the world submitted films.
Winning films will receive awards from the institute at 8:30 p.m.,
April 22, at the refurbished Warner Theater in New
which recently introduced a minor in film studies, formed the
institute with help from the Lawrence County Historical Society. It
bears the name of the first president of Warner Brothers studio who
-- with his brothers – opened their first movie theater in
the United States in New Castle in 1907.
SRU’s College of Humanities, Fine and
Performing Arts launched Kaleidoscope four years ago to promote the
arts, showcase the talent of students and faculty and build
relationships within the region.
Regional outdoor sculpture exhibition,
to be held all seven days of Kaleidoscope.
Children's Day (balloon sculptor, children’s dance
performances, face painting, crafts, puppet shows, children’s
theater, brass ensemble and jazz combo)
April 15-16, April
Brave New Plays, Miller Auditorium, 8 p.m.
April 17, April
Brave New Plays, Miller Auditorium, 2 p.m.
SRU Jazz Festival Concert; Stephen Hawk, host; Conrad Herwig,
trombone guest artist 7:30 p.m., place to be announced
Joanne Rogers and Jeanine Morrison piano concert, Swope Recital
Hall, 4 p.m.
Ginger Hill, SRU’s literary magazine, released;
poetry reading, Russell Wright Alumni House, 7 p.m.
Gallery 164, senior art project exhibits
“Flying Solo,” presented by the theater department,
Miller Auditorium, times to be announced
Percussion Ensemble, SRU’s Dr. David Glover, director, Swope
Recital Hall, 8 p.m.
Wind Ensemble, conducted by SRU’s Dr. Stephen Hawk, Swope
Recital Hall, 8 p.m.
Concert by Allyn Miner, Swope Recital Hall, 8 p.m.
Arnold Adolff, poet and author, book singing, Russell Wright Alumni
House, 7-8 p.m.
Harry M. Warner Film Institute presentation of the first half of
accepted works for the Harry M. Warner Film Festival, McKay
Education Building, 7 p.m.
Harry M. Warner Film Institute presentation of second half of
accepted works for Harry M. Warner Film Festival, Cascade Riverplex
Theatre, New Castle, 7 p.m.
Senior dance concert, Swope Recital Hall, 3 and 8 p.m.
Three Rivers Jazz Orchestra, University Union Multi-Purpose Room, 8
Flute choir, directed by SRU’s Stacey Steele, Swope Recital
Hall, 4 p.m.