March 7, 2002
Vol. 21 No. 11

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    MARCH Highlights

    Michel Auder, Vanuatu Chronicles, 1998, video still (Auder with parakeet)
    The Renaissance Society

    “Michel Auder: A Retrospective”

    Sunday, March 10 through Sunday, April 21

    Opening reception: 4-6 p.m. Sunday, March 10

    10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.

    Room 418, Cobb Hall, 5811 S. Ellis Ave. 702-8670. Free.

    The Renaissance Society will present the first U.S. retrospective of video artist Michel Auder, with continuous screenings of over 18 works from throughout the course of his career, including Five Ring Circus (1997), a work screened on five adjacent video monitors, and the premier of three new pieces. Auder, who began making films in the 1960s, has been influenced by the French New Wave and experimental cinema, especially the work of Jean-Luc Godard and Andy Warhol.

    The Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company and the University Chamber Orchestra

    Gilbert & Sullivan’s Mikado

    Preview: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7

    Regular performances: 8 p.m. Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9; and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 10

    Mandel Hall, 5706 S. University Ave. $15 general, $8 students; special prices for the preview performance. For more information, call 702-9075. For tickets, call 702-7300.

    The Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company, a Hyde Park tradition and the city’s oldest producer of Gilbert & Sullivan operas, will celebrate its 42nd season with The Mikado, or The Town of Tipitu. The Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company is made up exclusively of volunteers, both amateur and professional, and the University Chamber Orchestra serves as the productions’ orchestra. All proceeds will benefit the University Music Department’s 11 performance ensembles.

    WFMT interview with President Randel

    President Randel

    10 a.m. Saturday, March 9

    98.7 WFMT radio

    President Randel will speak with arts and music critic Andrew Patner (E.X. ’81, College; E.X. ’88, Law School) on 98.7 WFMT radio shortly after 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 9. A noted musicologist, Randel will discuss with Patner his childhood in Panama, his academic career, his work as an editor of the distinguished Harvard music dictionaries, the role of music in a liberal arts education, his philosophy of listening to music and his love of many kinds of music, and his belief that music is open to many interpretations and styles of playing. The broadcast also will include music selected from Randel’s collection, from the French medieval music chant that first piqued his scholarly interest as a student through music from the classical and romantic eras as well as jazz and Latin music.

    Rockefeller Memorial Chapel

    Urban Baroque

    Urban Baroque

    4 p.m. Sunday, March 10

    Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave. $20, general, $10 students and seniors. For more information, call 764-3180.

    Urban Baroque, a period instrument chamber ensemble, will present a concert of Italian baroque music, featuring Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater. The program also will include chamber music by Corelli and Vivaldi.