Feb. 29, 1996
Vol. 15, No. 12

current issue
archive / search

    Calendar Highlights

    Photo: Transylvan String Quartet to make Chicago debut Romania's critically acclaimed Transylvan String Quartet will make its Chicago debut in the fifth concert of the University's 1995-96 Chamber Music Series, performing music by Mozart, Bentoiu and Dvorak. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. Friday, March 1, in Mandel Hall. Tickets are $20, $8 for students, and may be purchased by calling the Concert Office at 702-8068. Gilbert & Sullivan's The Yeomen of the Guard at Mandel Hall Will the dashing young colonel lose his head in London's Tower for dabbling in alchemy? Or will he find true love with a strolling singer? And is it really easier to die well than to live well?

    Find out at Gilbert & Sullivan's The Yeomen of the Guard, or The Merryman and His Maid, to be presented by the Department of Music from Thursday, March 7, through Sunday, March 10, in Mandel Hall. See daily listings for show times.

    The operetta will be performed by the Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company and the University Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Antoinette Arnold. The production is directed by Michael Kotze and produced by Mitchell Brown.

    All proceeds will benefit the Music Department's student performance organizations. The department's 400 volunteer musicians present more than 90 public concerts each season.

    Donor tickets for The Yeomen of the Guard are available for $25 each and include priority seating and an invitation to the opening-night reception. General admission is $12; student tickets are $8.

    Beginning Friday, March 1, general tickets may be purchased at the Reynolds Club box office or by phone at 702-7300. For donor tickets and more information, or to order tickets before March 1, call 702-8674. Morris to give Moody Lecture Robert Morris -- the world-famous artist, painter and sculptor who recently was the subject of a retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City -- will discuss his work when he presents the William Vaughn Moody Lecture at 4 p.m. today, Feb. 29, in the Film Studies Center, Cobb 307. The lecture is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception.

    The Moody Lecture Series was established in 1916 in honor of William Vaughn Moody, Professor in English, who was a widely known poet and dramatist during the first decade of the 20th century. Upcoming Moody Lectures this year include a presentation by poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko on Thursday, April 18, and one by author Toni Morrison on Friday, May 10.