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January and February events at Wofford

Troubadour and Dunlap Series concerts, Pulp Theatre production featured

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Free concerts of the Troubadour Series and the Dunlap Chamber Music Series, along with a production of the Pulp Theatre Interim class, will highlight events at Wofford College in January and February 2016.

All events are open to the public and are free of charge unless otherwise noted. Please check the online calendar at calendar.wofford.edu for frequent updates. For athletics events, please go to athletics.wofford.edu.

For more information, contact Laura Corbin at woffordnews@wofford.edu or 864-597-4180.

Thursday, Jan. 21, through Saturday, Jan. 23
Pulp Theatre: “Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier”
7 nightly, Tony White Theater, Campus Life Building

Wofford’s Pulp Theatre Interim class will present “Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier” by Nick Lang, Matt Lang and Eric Kahn Gale; music by A.J. Holmes; lyrics by Kaley McMahon; and orchestrations by Andrew Fox.

Monday, Jan. 25
Troubadour Series: Carlo Perez, guitar virtuoso
7 p.m., Leonard Auditorium, Main Building

Classical Guitar Magazine has endorsed Carlos Perez, saying, “He gets to the point of everything he plays” … and “a master guitarist with true star quality.” His interest in guitar playing started at an early age through his father. Perez graduated with top honors from the Arts Faculty of the University of Chile, where he studied under Ernesto Quezada. He has been awarded top prizes in major international competitions in Europe and America. Perez has issued eight CDs. He has performed in recitals in more than 30 countries in North America, Central America and South America as well as in Europe, and he has played with orchestras from England, Belgium, the United States, Germany, Lithuania, Spain, Russia, Portugal, Poland and Chile.

Wednesday, Feb. 3
Troubadour Series: Guitar Duo Allant, guitar and flute
7 p.m., Leonard Auditorium, Main Building

Duo Allant is a world-class flute and guitar ensemble. Kathryn Thomas Umble (flute) and Francois Fowler (guitar) are recognized for the high level of musicianship and artistry that they bring to each performance. Known for connecting with audiences, Duo Allant has received glowing accolades for their exciting programs. Duo Allant’s innovative repertoire spans more than 400 years of music from Brazil, Japan, Canada, United States, Great Britain, Argentina and France. In addition, they are enthusiastic exponents of new music and have premiered works composed for their duo. Recent performances include the Ohio Cultural Alliance and Defiance Community Cultural Council Chamber Music Series, Cleveland Classical Guitar Society, Sunday Concert Series at Stambaugh Auditorium, Dayton Classical Guitar Society, Pittsburgh Music Academy, Faculty Artist Series at Youngstown State University and Penn State University (Esber Hall). Duo Allant is committed to reaching out to the community and the next generation of young musicians through university master classes and high school presentations. Umble and Fowler are faculty members at the Dana School of Music, Youngstown State University.

Monday, Feb. 8
Chinese New Year Celebration
5-7 p.m., Burwell Dining Hall

Chinese New Year, or Lunar New Year or Spring Festival called by Chinese, falls on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. Being the most important and longest Chinese traditional holiday, it is celebrated all over the world wherever there is a Chinese community. The celebration will include Chinese food, performances and activities.

Thursday, Feb. 11
Dunlap Chamber Music Series: Cho-Liang Lin, violin, and Jon Kimura Parker, piano
7 p.m., Leonard Auditorium, Main Building

The internationally acclaimed duo of Cho-Liang Lin, violin, and Jon Kimura Parker, piano, will perform Mozart Sonata No. 5 in G Major, K. 379; Brahms Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 100; and Beethoven Sonata in C minor, Op. 30 #2.

Wednesday, Feb. 17
African/African American Studies Program speaker: Daoud Haroon, jazz musician and ethnomusicologist
7-8:30 p.m., Leonard Auditorium, Main Building

Daoud Haroon, 2014 United States Artist Fellow, trombonist, percussionist, ethnomusicologist, African and Middle East music scholar, will present a multimedia performance and lecture on the development of music in the African diaspora.

Wednesday, Feb. 17
Mathematics and Music: A Lecture by Dirk Schlingmann, University of South Carolina Upstate
7-9 p.m., Olin Teaching Theater, Franklin W. Olin Building

More than 100 guests attended the recent European Science Café lecture “Mathematics and Music” at the Goethe-Zentrum. Dr. Dirk Schlingmann, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Carolina Upstate, provided a fascinating glimpse into the relationship between numbers and musical theory and explained in layman’s terms how mathematics can be helpful for the better understanding of the tone systems and for analyzing sound and creating music. He will repeat that presentation at Wofford. Schlingmann has served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Carolina Upstate since July 2010. Before coming to USC Upstate, he was chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Eastern Kentucky University and chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Bethany College, Bethany, W.Va.

Thursday, Feb. 18
African/African American Studies Program speaker: Daoud Haroon, jazz musician and ethnomusicologist
11 a.m.-noon, Leonard Auditorium, Main Building

Daoud Haroon, 2014 United States Artist Fellow, trombonist, percussionist, ethnomusicologist, African and Middle East music scholar, will present a multimedia performance and lecture on the development of music in the African diaspora.

Tuesday, Feb. 23
Film: “Poverty, Inc.”
7-9 p.m., Olin Teaching Theater, Franklin W. Olin Building

“Poverty, Inc.,” a documentary on the business of foreign aid, has earned over 40 international film festival honors including a "Best of Fests" selection to IDFA Amsterdam, the biggest documentary festival in the world. See the trailer at http://www.povertyinc.org. An opportunity for discussion will follow the 91-minute film.

Gallery Exhibitions:

Through Jan. 31
“The Lives of the Artists” by Margherita Cole (2015 Whetsell Fellowship Exhibition)
Martha Cloud Chapman Gallery, Campus Life Building

Wofford senior Margherita Cole started drawing comics at 7 years old, parodying her beloved pet dog as a part-time superhero. An AP Art History course in high school changed the way she looked at history and artists, focusing on their lives when they were living, instead of their legacy after death. “The Lives of the Artists” features some of the world’s finest and most infamous artists and their patrons in comics. As Vasari was obsessed with the Renaissance artists and their fabulous lives, Cole spent her summer bringing Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, Caravaggio, The Amazing Bernini and many others back to life – in cartoon fashion.

Through Feb. 26
3D: Optic Wonders from Special Collections
Sandor Teszler Library Gallery, Sandor Teszler Library

Stereoscopes are making a comeback. Get ready to see the world as it appeared more than 100 years ago. The stereoscope, a small headset-viewer introduced to the public at the 1851 Crystal Palace Exhibition in London, mimics the brain’s ability to combine different perspectives from left and right eyes to perceive depth. Stereoscopes allow for 3D views that give the illusion of immersion in a scene. Viewers in the 19th and 20th centuries found themselves transported to faraway locales, luxurious palace interiors and modern industrial sites. In this exhibition, images from stereographs held in Special Collections are enlarged 1,200 percent and converted into anaglyph 3D, viewable with the red-and-blue-lensed glasses provided.