Austin Arts Center

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Spring 2015

February 9 – March 14
It’s a Wrap! West African Textiles

Dazzling textiles patterns and proverbs are at play in this exhibition. Ranging from brilliant color to subtle monochromatic designs, these fabrics do more than please the eye: they carry specific meaning based on a complex visual language.  These costume and textiles are on loan from the collections of Michele Gilbert (Connecticut), Joseph Knopfelmacher (New York), and Amyas Naegele (New York). Drawn from Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, and Cameroon, these are fine examples of woven, stamped, appliqued, and resist-dyed techniques.

Austin Arts Center, Widener Gallery


Thursday – Saturday, March 5, 6 and 7, at 7:30 p.m.

CARRIE the musical
Music by Michael Gore
Lyrics by Dean Pitchford
Book by Lawrence D. Cohen
Based on the novel by Stephen King
Directed by Erik Bloomquist ’14

Carrie White is a misfit. At school, she's an outcast who's bullied by the popular crowd, and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she's at the mercy of her loving but cruelly over-protective mother. But Carrie's just discovered she's got a special power, and if pushed too far, she's not afraid to use it...

Based on Stephen King's bestselling novel, the musical of Carrie hasn't been seen since its legendary 1988 Broadway production. Now, the show's original authors have joined with director Stafford Arima (Altar Boyz) and MCC Theater for a newly reworked and fully re-imagined vision of this gripping tale. Set today, in the small town of Chamberlain, Maine, Carrie features a book by Lawrence D. Cohen (screenwriter of the classic film), music by Academy Award winner Michael Gore (Fame, Terms of Endearment), and lyrics by Academy Award winner Dean Pitchford (Fame, Footloose).

CARRIE the musical is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals:

  • Austin Arts Center, Goodwin Theater
    Free admission; tickets required: call (860) 297-2199.

Friday and Saturday, March 27 and 28, at 7:30 p.m.
Spring Dance

  • Austin Arts Center, Goodwin Theater
  • Free admission; tickets required: call (860) 297-2199.
Friday, March 27 at 8:00 p.m.
Monica Czausz, Organ
An organ scholar at Christ Church Cathedral and a student at Rice University, both in Houston, Texas, she won first prize in the Oklahoma City University National Organ Playing Competition for high school students. Presented by The Trinity College Organ Series.
  • Trinity College Chapel
  • Free admission
Thursday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 10 at 4:30 and 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 11 at 4:30 and 8:30 p.m.
Stop Kiss
by Diana Son
Directed by Sasha Brätt ’03
Sara and Callie are walking through New York City's West Village very late at night, when they share their first kiss. This leads to a vicious assault by an angry bystander.  Stop Kiss explores love and awkward meetings, tragedy and humor; relationships are explored, formed, and even ended.
  • Austin Arts Center, Goodwin Theater
  • Free admission; tickets required: call (860) 297-2199.

Thursday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Cuarteto Latinoamericano
Formed in 1982, this Latin Grammy-winning ensemble from Mexico is known worldwide as the leading proponent of Latin American music for string quartet. The members are the three Bitrán brothers, violinists Saúl and Arón and cellist Alvaro, along with violist Javier Montiel.

The program:
W. A. Mozart (1756-1791): String Quartet in B flat major, K. 458, “The Hunt”  
Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992): “Four for Tango” (1987)
Dan Román (b. 1974): “Sonora Complexidad”—world premiere             
Amir Bitrán (b. 1993): “Mambo da capo”        
Claude Debussy (1862-1918): String Quartet Op. 10

  • Austin Arts Center, Goodwin Theater
  • Free admission
Saturday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Davis Kim ’15: Senior Music Recital

  • Austin Arts Center, Goodwin Theater
  • Free admission
Tuesday, April 21 at 12:15 p.m.
Common Hour Classical Concert: Trinity Instrumentalists and Vocalists
A wide variety of musical styles performed by students enrolled in the Music Department’s program of private lessons.
  • Trinity College Chapel
  • Free admission
Tuesday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Trinity Jazz Ensemble
Jennifer Allen, Music Director
  • Austin Arts Center, Goodwin Theater
  • Free admission
Thursday, April 23 at 12:15 p.m.
Common Hour Classical Concert: Chamber Ensembles Recital
Nancy Curran, Ensembles Coordinator
  • Austin Arts Center, Goodwin Theater
  • Free admission

Friday, April 24 at 8:00 p.m.
Michael Hey, Organ
Clarence Watters Memorial Recital, presented by the Trinity College Organ Series.
A recent graduate of The Juilliard School, Hey has been called “flashy” and “exciting” by The American Organist, and his performance of Poulenc’s Organ Concert for New York City Ballet was described as “vividly played” by The New York Times.

Monday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Marisa Tornello ’15: Senior Music Presentation

  • Trinity College Chapel
  • Free admission

Wednesday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m.

  • The Performance Lab at Trinity Commons, 240 New Britain Avenue
  • Free admission

Saturday, May 2, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
9th Annual Samba Fest
Eric Galm, producer and director
Presented by Trinity College in association with Riverfront Recapture

  • Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, Hartford
  • Free admission