The 1999-2000 Mary Baldwin University art, music and theatre season is underway with an exhibit of mixed-media work works by Jim Flahaven. His exhibit continues through Thursday, September 23 when there will be a closing reception for artist from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. in Hunt Gallery.
Exhibits to follow include Rebecca Hutchinson, ceramic sculpture, (opens October 4); Richard Carlyon: drawings (opens November 8); Robert Bersson, paintings (opens January 10); Antoinette Hale, paintings (opens February 7); and Ray Kass; paintings (opens March 20).
The gallery season concludes with the annual juried Mary Baldwin student show (opens April 10) and Senior Exhibitions from April 24 through May 21. The opening receptions begin at 4:30 p.m. in Lyda B. Hunt Gallery which is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. All gallery exhibits are free and open to the public.
Season tickets are now on sale for the 1999-2000 season of the Carl Broman Concert series and Mary Baldwin’s Theatre productions.
The Carl Broman Concert season will open on October 14 with the Pacifica Quartet and continues with pianist Emile Naumoff on November 8. Other performances include Rafal Kwiakowski on cello on November 19; Martin Kasik on piano on January 20; Randall Scarlatta on baritone on February 15; and The Robinson Trio (performance in Hunt Gallery) on March 30.
The concert season concludes on May 4 with the Cypress Quartet. Three additional Sunday afternoon recitals are also offered beginning September 26 with Lise Keiter, Mary Baldwin piano faculty member at 3:00 p.m. Other recitals will be with Kevin Hampton on piano on March 19; and David Schrader on harpsichord on a date to be announced.
Combination Season tickets are available for $32.00 per person for adults and $24.00 per person for students and senior citizens, and include the Sunday concerts at no extra charge. The Sunday series alone is available for $15.00 for adults and $12.00 for students/seniors.
All music events take place in Francis Auditorium unless otherwise noted. Broman Concerts begin at 8:00 p.m. and ticket information is available by calling (540) 887-7294. Sunday Recitals begin at 3:00 p.m. and ticket information is available by calling (540) 887-7294.
Mary Baldwin’s five-play theatre season presents a rich mix for everyone, from the ever-popular Gilbert and Sullivan operetta to elegant comedy to serious consideration of social issues. Professors and students will direct this year’s shows.
The theatre season includes Present Laughter, by Noel Coward, directed by Terry Southerington, September 29-October 3; Keely and Du, by Jane Martin, directed by Gettys Kobiashvili, November 17-21; Iolanthe, by Gilbert and Sullivan, directed by Frank Southerington, February 4-6 and 9-13. Also showing will be Accidental Death of an Anarchist, by Dario Fo, directed by Todd Ristau, March 29-April 2; and The Heidi Chronicles, by Wendy Wasserstein, directed by Bonnie Morrison, May 10-14.
All plays are held in the Fletcher Collins Theatre and shows begin at 8:00 p.m., with a matinee at 2:00 p.m. on Sundays. Season tickets to the Mary Baldwin theatre are available to adults for $20.00 per person and to students and senior citizens for $10.00 per person. Tickets for individual shows are $6.00 per person for adults and $4.00 per person for students and senior citizens. For information or to order tickets call the Mary Baldwin University Theatre Box Office at (540) 887-7189, Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.