December 2, 2022

Macalester College April 2017 Events Calendar

Sat., April 1

Macalester students to document Rondo’s treasures

Macalester College and Rondo Avenue, Inc. have partnered to produce the second Remembering Rondo History Harvest, bringing St. Paul’s historic Rondo neighborhood and Macalester students together to preserve public history. Community members are invited to bring one or two items of significance related to their own Rondo story. Student volunteers from Macalester’s “Remembering Rondo” public history course will document the item’s significance with photographs or scans, and record any important stories about residents’ memories of the Rondo neighborhood. Community members will leave the event with their artifact.  After the event, the Macalester students and their history professors will create an online digital archive of the artifacts. All are welcome.

+ Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church, 585 Fuller Avenue, St. Paul, Minn., 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., FREE; 651-696-6937, or [email protected].

Sat., April 1

Concert Choir

The 45-member ensemble will sing a variety of sacred and secular music, including works by Johannes Brahms, Herbert Howells, Aaron Copland, and others. Additional repertoire will include the music of Minnesota composers Stephen Paulus, Craig Hella Johnson, and Jake Runestad. The choir will premiere a new commissioned piece, “Look Out Above” co-written by hip-hop artists Dessa and Jocelyn Hagen. The choir is under the direction of Michael McGaghie.

+ Mairs Concert Hall, Music Building
Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, 130 Macalester Street, St. Paul, Minn., 8 p.m., FREE, [email protected], 651-696-6808.

Sun., April 2

Chopin Society presents pianist Beatrice Rana

By the time Italian pianist Beatrice Rana turned 20, she had won not only First Prize and all the special prizes at the 2011 Montreal International Competition, but the Silver Medal and Audience Prize at the 2013 Van Cliburn Competition as well. Her exhilarating and straight-from-the-heart music-making soon put her in high-demand everywhere for major concert series and festivals. She has traveled throughout Europe, made her Vienna Konzerthaus debut, and toured South America with the orchestra on her concerto CD. Born into a musical family (both parents are professional pianists and her sister a cellist), she lives in Rome and continues to study with Benedetto Lupo, her longtime mentor.

+ Mairs Concert Hall, Music Building
Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, 130 Macalester Street, St. Paul, Minn., 3 p.m., Tickets call 612-822-0123 or [email protected]

Sun., April 2

Lowe Lecture: “How the Bible Became Holy” – with Professor of Judaic Studies and Religious Studies

Professor Michael L. Satlow, who teaches religious studies and Judaic studies at Brown University, will talk about How the Bible Became Holy.  His most recent book of the same title explores the evolution of the texts that Jews and Christians would consider “holy” from their beginnings, in the eighth century BCE, through the third century CE.  He teaches courses such as “Religion and Sexuality”; “Faith and Violence”; “Religion in the Dead Sea Scrolls.” He has held American Council of Learned Societies and Guggenheim Fellowships and was a Fulbright Scholar. The purpose of the Lowe Lectureship is to further ecumenical understanding and discussion both within the Christian tradition and in relation to other religious traditions.

+ Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 4:30 p.m., FREE,

651-696-6141.

Mon., April 3

Future of Jewish Studies in America – Panel Discussion

Featuring Brown Professor Michael L. Satlow, Rabbi Barry Cytron and Macalester alumni Daniel Picus, Max Edwards, Rebecca Hornstein, Adam Jones and Sara Sandmel.

+ Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, 4:45 p.m., FREE,

651-696-6141.

Thu., April 6

Acute Care: Performing Emotional Labors

Nurses will care for many of us at some point in our lives. Every nurse holds specialized knowledge about medicine, health, and the emotional straits of people seeking treatment, getting well, not getting well. Based on oral histories with nurses in the Twin Cities — a major site of both healthcare innovation and nurses’ union organizing — Acute Care is a new performance piece about the complex work of nursing in contemporary medicine. This is a new work that is directed by Beth Cleary.

+ Mainstage Theatre, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, 130 Macalester Street,

St. Paul, Minn., 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 general admission, $5 for seniors and groups, and $2 for Nurses with badge/I.D., $2 for students with ID. 651-696-6359.

Additional performances:

Friday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 8, three performances at 7:30 a.m., 7:30 p.m., and 11:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 13 and Saturday, April 15, Acute Care is on tour. Contact Beth Cleary for details at [email protected] or 651-696-6281.

Fri., April 7 – 20

Student Art Exhibition

The annual student exhibition is a large group show presenting the artwork of students, both majors and non-majors, in all classes offered by the studio art program.

+ Law Warschaw Gallery, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, 130 Macalester Street, St. Paul, FREE, 651-696-6416.

+ Gallery hours: Mon. – Fri. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Thu. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. Noon – 4 p.m.

Sun., April 9

Chamber Ensembles Concert

Macalester students perform in various chamber ensembles, organized by Director of Instrumental Activities Mark Mandarano.

+ Mairs Concert Hall, Music Building
Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, 130 Macalester Street, St. Paul, Minn., 3 p.m., FREE, [email protected], 651-696-6808.

Sun., April 9

Wind Ensemble Concert

Featuring the Macalester Wind Ensemble under the direction of Shelley Hanson.

+ Mairs Concert Hall, Music Building
Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, 130 Macalester Street, St. Paul, Minn., 7:30 p.m., FREE, [email protected], 651-696-6808.

Sat., April 22

Concert Choir and Chorale Concert

The Concert Choir and Chorale, under the direction of Michael McGaghie, will perform the premiere of Dominick DiOrio’s “The Ghost’s Story,” a new work for choir and marimba composed for the Chorale, and Mozart’s Requiem with professional orchestra members and soloists.

+ Mairs Concert Hall, Music Building
Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, 130 Macalester Street, St. Paul, Minn., 8 p.m., FREE, [email protected], 651-696-6808.

Sun., April 23

Early Music Ensemble Concert

Featuring the Early Music Ensemble under the direction of Cléa Galhano.

+ Mairs Concert Hall, Music Building
Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, 130 Macalester Street, St. Paul, Minn., 3 p.m., FREE, [email protected], 651-696-6808.

Sun., April 23

Mac Jazz Concert

Featuring Mac Jazz under the direction of Joan Griffith.

+ Mairs Concert Hall, Music Building
Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, 130 Macalester Street, St. Paul, Minn., 8 p.m., FREE, [email protected], 651-696-6808.

Mon., April 24

Pop and Jazz Combos Concert

Featuring Macalester Pop and Jazz Combos under the direction of Pete Hennig.

+ Mairs Concert Hall, Music Building
Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, 130 Macalester Street, St. Paul, Minn., 8 p.m., FREE, [email protected], 651-696-6808.

Fri., April 28

Spring Dance Concert: Student Produced and Choreographed

The Macalester Spring Dance Concert features new works by students and guest choreographer Darrius Strong, whose style blends hip hop and contemporary dance. His Twin Cities-based company, STRONGmovement, collaboratively creates and shares stories through dance.

+ Mainstage Theatre, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, 130 Macalester Street, St. Paul, Minn., 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 general admission, $5 for seniors and groups, and $2 for students with ID. 651-696-6359.

Other performances:

Saturday, April 29, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Fri., April 28 – Sat., May 13

Senior Art Exhibition

Senior art majors collaborate to present the annual group exhibition of their final thesis artworks. This exhibition always highlights a wide range of interests, media, and topics developed over students’ years of study. It is on display through Commencement.

+ Law Warschaw Gallery, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, 130 Macalester Street, St. Paul, FREE, 651-696-6416.

+ Gallery hours: Mon. – Fri. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Thu. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. Noon – 4 p.m.

Fri., April 28

Orchestra Concert

Featuring the Macalester Orchestra under the direction of Mark Mandarano.

+ Mairs Concert Hall, Music Building
Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, 130 Macalester Street, St. Paul, Minn., 8 p.m., FREE, [email protected], 651-696-6808.

Sat., April 29

African Music Ensemble 30th Anniversary Concert

Featuring the African Music Ensemble under the direction of Sowah Mensah, celebrating their 30th anniversary

+ Mairs Concert Hall, Music Building
Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, 130 Macalester Street, St. Paul, Minn., 8 p.m., FREE, [email protected], 651-696-6808.

Sun., April 30

Pipe Band Concert

Featuring the Macalester Pipe Band under the direction of Mike Breidenbach.

Admission: $5 for children, $10 for adults, free with Macalester ID.

+ Mairs Concert Hall, Music Building
Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, 130 Macalester Street, St. Paul, Minn., 6 p.m., $10 adults, $5 children, free with Macalester ID,

651-696-6695.

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