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Arts at Redlands is a calendar of events from the Departments of Art, Creative Writing, Theatre Arts and the School of Music at the University of Redlands.  We are excited to share these opportunities with the community.


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Visual Arts

Faculty Show
September 13 to October 9
Peppers Art Gallery

Gallery Hours
1-5 pm Tuesday-Friday
2-5 pm Saturdays and Sundays
Gallery is closed on Mondays

Opening Reception September 14
Peppers Art Galley, 4:30-6:30 pm

This is the annual exhibition of current artwork by University of Redlands art faculty. The show will feature painting, sculpture, ceramics, photography and mixed media works by Raúl Acero, Renée Azenaro, Tommi Cahill, Brian Scott Campbell, Anna M. Gaitan, Munro Galloway,  Penny McElroy and Jeff Wilson.

Embedded Messages, Debating the Dream: Truth, Justice and the American Way
October 18 to November 12
Peppers Art Gallery

Gallery Hours
1-5 pm Tuesday-Friday
2-5 pm Saturdays and Sundays
Gallery is closed on Mondays

Opening Reception October 19
Peppers Art Galley, 4:30-6:30 pm
Gallery Talk by exhibiting artists at 5:15 pm

Truth, justice and the American way seem to be rapidly fading along with the notion of the American Dream. And American Exceptionalism is riddled with a lot of exceptions. The easy-on-the eyes mythology of America’s past injustices keep us in a troubling state of denial in the present unless we actively confront the barriers of racism, sexism, income inequality, and injustice that continue to impede full participation in the American Dream for many who feel disenfranchised. At the same time the American Exceptionalism continues to be sold to the public as we to see ourselves as the model for the world with American dreams to become global ones.

This exhibition featuring artists Sally Edelstein, Karen Gutfreund, Penny Mateer, Sinan Revell, Debra Thompson, Linda Vallejo and Margi Weir is particularly timely as we go into an election year. With polarized political parties and the absurdity of the news media focusing on sound bites with biased editorials rather than real news, this collection of art addressing issues of social justice stimulate dialog on truth, justice and the American Way. The work serves to educate and sensitize the viewer to various issues while conveying an underlying philosophy of collective responsibility and commitment to change.

Animation Show
November 15 to December 12
Peppers Art Gallery

Gallery hours:
1–5 pm Tuesday through Friday
2–5 pm Saturdays and Sundays
Gallery is closed on Mondays
Gallery is closed November 23-27 for Thanksgiving break

Opening Reception November 16
Peppers Art Galley, 4:30-6:30 pm

Contact for further information:
Janet Thorson at Janet_Thorson@redlands.edu
(909) 748-8508
Art Studio website

Creative Writing

Visiting Writers Series: Fall Creative Writing Faculty Reading
September 22

Hall of Letters, Room 100, 4:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public

Faculty of the Creative Writing Department at Redlands present brief readings of new and favorite work in creative nonfiction, poetry, and fiction.

Contact for further information:
The Creative Writing Department vws@redlands.edu
(909) 748-8260
Creative Writing website

Theatre Arts

Coming Home: A Musical Theatre Revue
Directed by Gavin Thrasher

October 20 & 21
Frederick Loewe Theatre, Theatre Arts Building (Between Colton and Citrus Avenues), 8 pm

October 22
Frederick Loewe Theatre, Theatre Arts Building (Between Colton and Citrus Avenues), 1 pm

October 23
Frederick Loewe Theatre, Theatre Arts Building (Between Colton and Citrus Avenues), 2 pm

General Admission $12*
University of Redlands Students, Faculty and Staff $8*
Seniors $8*
* Plus applicable fees

Join us during Homecoming weekend for this celebration of the musical theatre form! University of Redlands alumnus Gavin Thrasher will lead our students (and some special guests) in an evening of songs from a wide range of musical styles. This concert performance will feature solos, duets and group numbers from some favorite popular musicals including In the Heights, Parade, Once the Musical, Dogfight and Next to Normal.

All My Sons
By Arthur Miller
Directed by Gerard Stropnicky

November 11, 12, 18 & 19
Glenn Wallichs Theatre, Theatre Arts Building (Between Colton and Citrus Avenues), 8 pm

November 13 & 20
Glenn Wallichs Theatre, Theatre Arts Building (Between Colton and Citrus Avenues), 2 pm

General Admission $12*
University of Redlands Students, Faculty and Staff $8*
Seniors $8*
* Plus applicable fees

It is 1947, a remarkable, unique time in America. The cataclysm of WWII is over. The Keller family and friends gather in their comfortable backyard. This fast-moving study of denial, guilt, and social responsibility by one of America’s greatest playwrights is a tragedy of secrets known, secrets kept, secrets revealed.

Contact for further information:
University of Redlands Theatre Arts Department
(909) 748-8028
Theatre Arts website

To order tickets for any production,
visit redlands.edu/currentproductions

Music

Faculty Recital: David Scott, trumpet
September 11

Frederick Loewe Performance Hall, 6 pm

David Scott's Faculty Trumpet Recital on the 15th anniversary of 9/11 will offer works by Paul Hindemith, Eugene Bozza, Bruce Broughton, Leonard Bernstein and others. The recital will include a special performance of Eric Ewazen's A Hymn for the Lost and the Living, written as a response to the tragedy that occurred in New York City in September of 2001.

Faculty Showcase Recital: The Music of Ernst Krenek
September 18

Frederick Loewe Performance Hall, 8 pm

The Music of Ernst Krenek presented in memory of Gladys Nordenstrom Krenek.

Faculty Recital: Andrew Glendening, trombone
September 28

Frederick Loewe Performance Hall, 8 pm

Music of Busser, Tournemire, Sprecher and Redlands composers Wayne Borhnstedt and Barney Childs.

Symphonic Band
October 4

Memorial Chapel, 8 pm
Dr. David Scott, director

The University Symphonic Band will play band favorites from the past like Gustav Holst's Suite for Military Band in Eb as well as today's top composers Frank Ticheli, David Gillingham, Samuel Hazo and the like. The band also performs 20th century marches, transcriptions of classical composers and hits from the popular musicals of our time. The concerts are free and accessible to all audiences.

Wind Ensemble
October 5

Memorial Chapel, 8 pm
Dr. Eddie Smith, director

Studio Big Band
October 19

Casa Loma Room, 8 pm
Dr. David Scott, director

The Studio Big Band is a repertory 20 piece jazz ensemble that brings life back to the sounds of the Stan Kenton, Buddy Rich, Rob McConnell, Charles Mingus, and the Glenn Miller Orchestra to name a few. In addition to these tributes to past greats, the ensemble plays selections from the "new guys" Gordon Goodwin, Bob Mintzer, Nathan Parker Smith and everything in between. The band frequently plays adaptations for big band of works by Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays and even the British rock group Radiohead. These free concerts are a great way to hear how jazz is alive and well at Redlands.

Compline
October 23

Memorial Chapel, 7:30 pm

The Office of Compline is rooted in the daily cycle of prayer observed by the early Christian monastic communities. By the 6th century, St. Benedict had codified the rule for his followers, setting forth a formula for the recitation of psalms, hymns, prayers, and readings seven times a day. Compline was the final prayer hour before retiring for the evening.

The service incorporates plainsong and diverse choral styles and genres creating thus a unique blend of new and older musical traditions. As was customary in medieval chapels, Compline is offered by candlelight and much of the music is unaccompanied. The unifying thread throughout the Compline service is quiet meditation and reflection led and inspired by music.

Jazz Improvisation Ensemble
October 24

Frederick Loewe Performance Hall, 8 pm
Dr. Daniel Murphy, director

Choral Concert – “The Four Elements”
November 4

Memorial Chapel, 8 pm
Dr. Nicholle Andrews & Dr. Joseph Modica, directors

Featuring choral works that celebrate the four elements, this concert will include Bel Canto, Chapel Singers and University Choir performing works by composers including R. Murray Schafer, Bading, and Calalang.

Feast of Lights Vigil
November 6

Memorial Chapel, 7:30 pm

Culminating a month of spiritual and musical preparation, tonight’s Vigil celebration, introduced in 1974, serves as a prelude to The Feast of Lights, a nationally recognized Christmas celebration presented by the University of Redlands’ School of Music.

Underscored by choral meditations and acclamations, the Candle Lighting Ceremony proclaims through scripture and ancient text the coming of the Messiah. Illuminating Memorial Chapel until the concluding performance of “Silent Night” at the final Feast of Lights presentation, a single lighted candle serves as a constant reminder of the significance of the events that mark the season.

University Orchestra
November 8

Memorial Chapel, 8 pm
Co Boi Nguyen, director

Jazz Guitar Night
November 10

Frederick Loewe Performance Hall, 8 pm
Jody Fisher, director

First Annual Community College Choral Festival Gala Performance
November 11

Memorial Chapel, 8 pm

This is the first University of Redlands Community College Festival. The gala performance will include individual performances by all participating colleges, as well as the University of Redlands Chapel Signers and Bel Canto. The evening will end with a combined choir of over 300 singers conducted by guest clinician Rod Eichenberger.

Piano Studio Recital
November 13

Frederick Loewe Performance Hall, 8 pm
Louanne Long, director

Symphonic Band
November 15

Memorial Chapel, 8 pm
Dr. David Scott, director

Wind Ensemble
November 16

Memorial Chapel, 8 pm
Dr. Eddie Smith, director

Percussion Ensemble Concert
November 17

University Hall, 8 pm
Bill Schlitt, director

The Fall Semester "Night of Percussion" features the University of Redlands Percussion Ensemble. Music performed will include traditional to contemporary compositions for percussion.

Composition Studio Recital
November 20

Frederick Loewe Performance Hall, 8 pm
Dr. Anthony Suter, director

Feast of Lights
December 2, 3, 5

Memorial Chapel, 8 pm
December 4
Memorial Chapel, 4 pm

The Feast of Lights is a service of worship celebrating - in spoken word, tableaux, song and orchestral offering - the birth of Jesus Christ. At the service’s conclusion, the traditional Ceremony of Candles, adapted from an ancient rite, symbolizes the spreading of the light of Christ’s message by the twelve apostles throughout the world.

Contact for tickets:
Feast of Lights website
(909) 748-8116

String Chamber Ensembles
December 6

Frederick Loewe Performance Hall, 7 pm
Jeanne Skrocki, director

Experience the power and beauty of the University of Redlands String Chamber Ensemble and small chamber ensembles in an exciting evening of string chamber music! Enjoy an interesting and educational concert, led by Artist Professor of Violin and Concertmaster of the Redlands Symphony Orchestra, Jeanne Skrocki, and featuring our talented University of Redlands string students. You won't want to miss this one!

Studio Big Band
December 7

Casa Loma Room, 8 pm
Dr. David Scott, director

The Studio Big Band is a repertory 20 piece jazz ensemble that brings life back to the sounds of the Stan Kenton, Buddy Rich, Rob McConnell, Charles Mingus, and the Glenn Miller Orchestra to name a few. In addition to these tributes to past greats, the ensemble plays selections from the "new guys" Gordon Goodwin, Bob Mintzer, Nathan Parker Smith and everything in between. The band frequently plays adaptations for big band of works by Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays and even the British rock group Radiohead. These free concerts are a great way to hear how jazz is alive and well at Redlands.

Classical Guitar Night
December 8

Frederick Loewe Performance Hall, 8 pm
Stuart Green, director

Jazz Improvisation Ensemble Concert
December 9

Frederick Loewe Performance Hall, 8 pm
Dr. Daniel Murphy, director

Contact for further information:
musicoffice@redlands.edu
(909) 748-8700
School of Music website