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David Brooks, math fun & other Nov. events at college

Davidson College november events Davidson College will host public events in November that range from a lecture by New York Times columnist David Brooks to a program on John Lennon by NPR music critic Tim Riley to an event called “Fun with Mathematics” by Davidson’s math davidson college events bug department.  The Davidson College Symphony performs a concert that includes Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade” and the art department hosts an opening reception for an exhibit recalling the Davidson National Print and Drawing Competition (1972-1976). Read on for the full schedule.

THURSDAY, NOV. 1

Literary Reading – Davidson College invites the public on Thursday evening, November 1, to a presentation by award-winning author and University of Kentucky writer-in-residence Bobbie Ann Mason. For information call 704-894-2472 or e-mail narandazzo@davidson.edu. (NOTE: This event has been canceled because of weather)

SUNDAY, NOV. 4

“Liederabend” – Davidson College invites the public on Sunday evening, November 4, to a “Liederabend” vocal concert. Students of Artist Associates Diane Thornton, Jacquelyn Culpepper and Christopher Gilliam will come together for an evening of song. There is no charge to attend the concert, which begins at 7:30 p.m. in Tyler-Tallman Hall of the Sloan Music Center. For information call 704-894-2848.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7

Symphony Concert - Davidson College invites the public on Wednesday evening,November 7, to a performance by the Davidson College Symphony Orchestra. This performance will include music from Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade” and student winners of the 2012 Concerto Competition. William Bolton will present a flute concerto, Thomas Reith will present a Chopin piano concerto, and Elizabeth Engle will present a Saint-Saëns piano concerto. There is no charge to attend the concert, which begins at 7:30 p.m. in Duke Family Performance Hall. For information, call 704-894-2848.

THURDAY, NOV. 8

Political Science Talk - Davidson College invites the public on Thursday evening, November 8, to a talk about the civil war in Mali by Peter Chilson, professor of literature and writing at Washington State University. Chilson will address the topic, “We Never Knew Exactly Where – Conflict and Terrorism in Mali,” beginning at 7 p.m. in the Smith 900 Room of the Alvarez College Union. There is no charge to attend. For information call 704-894-2170 or e-mail makirti@davidson.edu.

History Panel Discussion - Davidson College invites the public on Thursday evening, November 8, to a panel discussion by Davidson history professor Saeyoung Park, UNC Charlotte director of graduate studies Christine Hayes, and Davidson alumnus and Ph.D. candidate Brandon Byrd. The three historians will discuss “Studying History at Graduate School in the USA” beginning at 4:30 p.m. in Chambers Building room 2164. There is no charge to attend. For information call 704-894-2284 or email sapark@davidson.edu

Art Opening - Davidson College invites the public to an art exhibit opening on Thursday evening, November 8. The works on exhibit will be from the Davidson National Print and Drawing Competition, which was held from 1972-1976. The opening reception will begin at 7 p.m. in the lobby of the Belk Visual Arts Center. There is no charge to attend the opening or the exhibit, which will be on display through December 12. The gallery is open to the public 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and noon to 4 p.m. on weekends. For information, call 704-894-2344.

FRIDAY, NOV. 9

Chemistry Lecture -  Davidson College invites the public on Friday afternoon, November 9, to a talk by Clay Clark, professor of chemistry at North Carolina State University. Clark will address the topic “Capase allostery and cell death” beginning at 2:30 p.m. in the lecture hall of Martin Chemistry Building. Refreshments will be served at 2p.m. in the lobby. There is no charge to attend. For information call 704-894-2307 or email kafilar@davidson.edu.

Artist Series with Craig Karges -  Davidson College invites the public on Friday evening, November 9, to a Smith ArtistSeries performance by “extraordinist” Craig Karges. Karges combines the art of magic and the science of psychology with the power of intuition to create the impression that nothing is impossible. Reserved seating is $20 for the public, $10 for faculty and staff, and $8 for Davidson students. To purchase tickets call 704-894-2135 weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or, purchase online at www.davidson.edu/tickets. For information call 704-894-2651 or email asowen@davidson.edu.

SATURDAY/SUNDAY, NOV. 10-11

Guitar Class and Performance - Davidson College invites the public on Saturday and Sunday, November 10-11, to a guitar master class and performance by Mary Akerman and Robert Teixeira of the Akerman-Teixeira Guitar Duo. They will offer a combination performance and master class on November 10, and a Concert Series performance on November 11. Teixera is guitar instructor at Davidson and other area colleges. The master class is geared towards guitar students and youngmusicians, and begins at 3 p.m. in Tyler-Tallman Hall of the Sloan Music Building. Master class tickets are $5 and can be purchased weekdays from 10a.m. to 4:30 p.m. by calling 704-894-2135. The Concert Series performance will feature guitar duets by Rossini, Scarlatti, Albéniz, Debussy, Bonfá and more. The Concert Series performance will begin at 3 p.m. in Tyler-Tallman Hall of Sloan Music Center. Tickets are $15 generaladmission, or $8 for seniors and $5 for youth 18 and under. To purchase tickets call 704-894-2135 weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays or purchase online at www.davidson.edu/tickets.

David Brooks

David Brooks. Click for his official NY Times bio. (Josh Haner/The New York Times)

MONDAY, NOV. 12

Talk by David Brooks – Davidson College invites the public on Monday, November 12, to a talk by New York Times columnist David Brooks. Brooks will speak about “What It Means: The 2012 Election and the Future of America” beginning at 8 p.m. in Duke Family Performance Hall. Brooks has been an opinion columnist with the Times since 2003. He is also a regular commentator on The PBS Newshour and has written several books about politics and society. There is no charge to attend, but tickets are required and can be obtained by calling the Alvarez College Union ticket office at 704-894-2135 weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or for a small handling fee at www.davidson.edu/tickets. . For more information call 704-894-2285 or e-mail ethics@davidson.edu.

TUESDAY, NOV. 13

Archaeology Lecture -  Davidson College invites the public on Tuesday evening, November 13, to a talk by Dennis Ogburn, associate professor of anthropology at UNC Charlotte. Ogburn will present a talk titled “Unraveling the Sequence of Expansion of the Inca Empire” beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Semans Lecture Hall of the Belk Visual Arts Center. There is no charge to attend. For information e-mail pekrentz@davidson.edu.

Dorothy Allison

Dorothy Allison

CANCELED
Literary Reading - Davidson College invites the public on Tuesday evening, November 13, to a literary reading by acclaimed novelist Dorothy Allison. Allison will speak as part of the college’s Fellowship of Southern Writers Benefit Reading Series. Her first novel, Bastard Out of Carolina, was a finalist for the National Book Award and became an award-winning movie. Her second, Cavedweller was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. There is no charge to attend the event, which begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Smith 900 Room of the Alvarez College Union. A book signing will follow. For information call 704-894-2472 or e-mail narandazzo@davidson.edu. Davidson College reports that due to an injury, Dorothy Allison has canceled her appearance. The college is hoping to reschedule

Organ Concert – Davidson College invites the public on Tuesday evening, November 13, to an organ concert. John Cummins, organist and choirmaster at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Winston Salem, will perform solo and will be joined by a tenor singing music by Vierne. There is no charge to attend, but donations towards future recitals will be accepted. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of Davidson College Presbyterian Church. For information call 704-892-5641.

Chamber Music Recital - Davidson College invites the public on Tuesday evening, November 13 to a chamber music recital. Small ensembles of students will perform beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Tyler-Tallman Hall of Sloan Music Center. There is no charge to attend. For information call 704-894-2848.

the pride logoWEDNESDAY to SUNDAY, NOV. 14-18

Theatre: “The Pride” - Davidson College theatre department presents Alexi Kaye Campbell’s play “The Pride” from Wednesday, November 14, through Sunday, November 18. The Pride is a moving portrait of freedom, loyalty and identity, focusing on three characters who experience changing public opinions on sexuality from 1958 to 2008. Performances will be November 14-17 at 7:30 p.m. and November 18 at 2 p.m. in the Barber Theater of the Cunningham Theatre Center. General admission tickets are $10, or $8 for seniors and $5 for students. Tickets may be purchased through the ticket office at 704-894-2135 weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., or online at www.davidson.edu/tickets. . For more information call 704-894-2135 or email anwadman@davidson.edu.

FRIDAY, NOV. 16

Student Musicians - Davidson College invites the public on Friday, November 16, to a mid-day “Musical Interludes” concert by music students performing repertoire they have mastered during the fall semester. There is no charge to attend the concert, which begins at 12:30 p.m. in Tyler-Tallman Hall of Sloan Music Center. For information call 704-894-2848.

SATURDAY, NOV. 17

Piano Recital - Davidson College invites the public on Saturday afternoon, November 17, to a piano recital by students of Artist Associates Cynthia Lawing and David Palmer. There is no charge to attend the concert, which begins at 3 p.m. in Tyler-Tallman Hall of Sloan Music Center. For information call704-894-2848.

MONDAY, NOV. 19

Choral Concert - Davidson College invites the public on Monday evening, November 19, to a choral concert. Director of Choral Activities Christopher Gilliam will lead the Concert Choir, the Davidson Pro Arte Orchestra, and professional soloists in a program that includes Constant Lambert’s “Rio Grande,” Vaughn Williams’s “Serenade to Music,” Corigliano’s “Fern Hill,” and Copland’s “The Tender Land.” The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in Duke Family Performance Hall. Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 for seniors and $5 for youth 18 and under, and free for students with a valid ID. To purchase tickets call 704-894-2135 weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays or purchase online at www.davidson.edu/tickets. For information call 704-894-2848.

tim riley's lennon book cover

By Tim Riley (click for more info)

TUESDAY, NOV. 27

Talk on John Lennon by NPR Music Critic Tim Riley - Davidson College invites the public on Tuesday, November 27, to a multimedia presentation by NPR music critic Tim Riley titled “Lennon: The Man, The Myth, The Music.” Riley has written a new book on the iconic late Beatle titled simply Lennon, and he previously published the book Tell Me Why: A Beatles Commentary. There is no charge to attend the presentation, which begins at 7 p.m. in the Smith 900 Room of the Alvarez College Union. For more information call 704-894-2192 or email minavas@davidson.edu.
Artist Series Holiday Performance - Davidson College invites the public on Tuesday evening, November 27, to a Smith Artist Series performance by the acclaimed Irish ensemble “Danu.” The group will present a “Christmas in Ireland” concert including virtuoso players on fiddle, flute, button accordion and percussion, and vocalist Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh. The performance begins at 8 p.m. in Duke Family Performance Hall. Reserved seattickets are $20, or $8 for students. To purchase tickets call 704-894-2135 weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays or purchase online at www.davidson.edu/tickets. For information call 704-894-2651 or email asowen@davidson.edu.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28

History Forum - Davidson College invites the public on Wednesday, November 28, to presentations by Davidson’s Kelley History Scholars. These honor students will present their on-going historical research projects beginning at 4:30 p.m. in Hance Auditorium of Chambers Building. There is no charge to attend. For information e-mail miguasco@davidson.edu or thpegelowkaplan@davidson.edu.

THURSDAY, NOV. 29

Fun With Mathematics - Davidson College invites the public on Thursday evening, November 29, to an evening of math, magic and puzzles. Events will also include a screening of the new film “Flatland 2: Sphereland,” which explores ideas about the fourth dimension. There is no charge to attend the event, which begins at 6 p.m. in Hance Auditorium of Chambers Building. For information call 704-894-2838 or e-mail tichartier@davidson.

Academic Policy Panel - Davidson College invites the public on Thursday, November 29, to a panel discussion titled “Policy and the Academy.” Davidson faculty members Caroline Fache and Shelley Rigger will join grants and contracts director Mary Muchane to discuss ways that government policy influences the academy, and vice-versa. There is no charge to attend the event, which begins at 4:30 p.m. in Carolina Inn. For information call 704-894-2385.

See more about Davidson events at Davidson.edu.

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