The Assumption College Band will perform their annual Christmas Concert on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 8 p.m. in the Curtis Performance Hall, Tsotsis Family Academic Center at Assumption College. The concert will be comprised of Band literature by composers such as Giovannini, Kiefer, Galante, Erickson and Leonard Bernstein with the second half of the program dedicated solely to music of the Holiday season.
The Assumption College Chorale will present their annual “Sounds of the Season” holiday concert on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit at Assumption College. The concert will feature favorite carols as well as excerpts from Handel’s Messiah. Dr. Michelle Graveline, Director; Brett McGuire, accompanist.
Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service’s Father Richard Ryscavage SJ ’67 will draw upon years of research and experience to survey the global refugee crisis, and provide innovative ideas to address this humanitarian crisis. Fr. Ryscavage will also share insights on how Pope Francis views the crisis and how the Holy Father has acted to ease human pain and suffering.
The Fortin and Gonthier Core Text & Enduring Questions Program at Assumption College invites you to the inaugural Fortin and Gonthier Lecture. Professor Remi Brague will give a lecture titled “From Humanism to Anti-Humanism: The Temptation of Suicide” on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, from 5:00-7:00 pm., in Kennedy 112. This lecture is free and open to the public.
Acclaimed poet Eleanor Wilner will read from her work on Wednesday, October 24, at 7:30 PM in Curtis Hall Auditorium. Wilner is the recipient of the numerous honors and awards, including the Juniper Prize, two Pushcart Prizes, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the MacArthur Foundation. The 2018 Gregory Stockmal Poetry Reading: Eleanor Wilner.
Assumption College HumanArts series presents guitarist Christopher Ladd, from the faculty of Hartt College of Music. This event will take place in the Tsotsis Academic building, Jeanne Y. Curtis Performance Hall, and is free and open to the public.
Assumption College presents guest speaker Lawrence O’Donnell. Lawrence O’Donnell hosts ‘The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell’ on MSNBC. He joined the network as a political analyst in 1996. An Emmy Award-winning executive producer and writer for the NBC series ‘The West Wing,’ Mr. O'Donnell served for several years as a senior aide to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. BIO
Assumption College Humanart series presents harpist Susan Knapp, from the faculty of Hartt College of Music.
In his lecture “The Theater is Always Dying,” S. E. Gontarski will discuss questions of theater and performance, with reference to two of his films of Samuel Beckett’s works (…but the clouds… and Ohio Impromptu). Prof. Gontarski is among the most famous Beckett scholars in the world.
The HumanArts series at Assumption College is happy to present an African Drumming presentation. ThisWorldMusic Founder/Director Jeremy Cohen will present a lecture and hands-on clinic on the rich drumming traditions of West Africa. Cohen is a cultural interlocutor who blends his experience as a classroom teacher, conservatory-trained musician and African adventurer, and will offer insight into the unique shared music and history between the U.S. and Ghana.