A Quick Date!
Why not see a show to celebrate Valentine's Day? Visit the Quick Center for the Arts on the campus of Fairfield University this February for a myriad of spectacular arts events!
Picture: Sweet Honey in the Rock
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 7:00pm
Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, foolish and vain. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Seeing no other option but to seize power, the ambitious Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the king’s divine right to rule. This visceral new production about the limits of power will be directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, whose previous plays include Little Revolution at the Almeida and Absolute Hell at the National Theatre.
Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 7:00pm
Sweet Honey in the Rock remains among the most vibrant, versatile and ever relevant musical collectives in music today, both as a performance ensemble and as an ambassadorial African American organization founded on the missions of empowerment, education and entertainment. Since its 1973 inception in Washington, D.C., (founded by Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon as part of the D.C. Black Repertory Theater Company), Sweet Honey in the Rock has evolved to become international ambassadors of a cappella vocal and lyrical excellence. They are musical missionaries of equality, empowerment and education, peace, love, solidarity, and nondenominational spirituality.
February 19-March 19, Tuesdays 11:00am-12:30pm
This class will trace its history from its invention to today through the music of its greatest innovators. We will learn a bit about the technological changes inside the instrument that made it the one great instrument of the industrial revolution. We will also learn something of the pianistic skills of the greatest pianists from 19th-century legends like Franz Liszt and Frédéric Chopin to 20th-century giants who have left us examples of their performances, like Sergei Rachmaninoff, Vladimir Horowitz and Art Tatum. From Europe, we have the music of Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Debussy and Albeniz; from America, the music of Joplin, Gershwin, Waller, Tatum and Monk. No previous experience with the instrument is required although those who took even a year or so of lessons will particularly enjoy revisiting the pleasures and pains of the art of the piano.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 7:00pm
I’m Not Running is an explosive new play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live to cinemas. Pauline Gibson has spent her life as a doctor, the inspiring leader of a local health campaign. When she crosses paths with her old boyfriend, a stalwart loyalist in Labour Party politics, she’s faced with an agonising decision.
Picture: Radicals in Miniature: Written & directed by Ain Gordon in partnership with Josh Quillen
Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 8:00pm and Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 3:00pm
A resonant piece recalling the electric New York City in which Gordon grew up. He and Josh Quillen speak, sing, play, interrogate, and partner lovingly, conjuring the elegies of those who impacted latter 20th century “alternative” culture only to lose their toehold on immortality. Many of these figures flourished between 1967’s Summer of Love (not everyone’s love) and the moment the term ‘AIDS’ entered public usage. While some of these figures were cut down by the disease, others never imagined consolidating their personal radicalism for the growing consumer culture.
Sunday February 24, 2019 at 1:00pm
In collaboration with the New York International Piano Competition and the Stecher and Horowitz Foundation, the Quick Center for the Arts is pleased to present gifted young pianists in recital three times each year. Whether a classical music lover, teacher, piano student or a family with youngsters, you will find these concerts offer the perfect opportunity to experience some of the finest young artists in the country.
Can't wait to watch!
My family and I are going to see one of these over my winter break! I'm excited!! Love the list!