Don’t know much about Chinese art and history? You won’t be able to say that anymore if you stop by the Bellarmine Museum of Art at 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 3 for a free gallery talk centered on the current exhibition, “Immortality of the Spirit: Chinese Funerary Art from the Han and Tang Dynasties.” Leopold Swergold, who, with his wife Jane, collected the world-class examples of Chinese tomb sculpture that make up the Bellarmine’s current exhibition, will discuss the beautifully preserved pieces, including those the Swergolds generously donated to the Museum’s permanent collection. For more information on this and related events, visit the Museum’s website.
After the gallery talk, stop by the Quick Center for the Arts for the Fairfield University Glee Club’s annual Pops Concert, a must-see event for the musically inclined taking place the same evening at 7:30 p.m. This year’s rendition, “Glee Braves the Elements,” includes pop and show tunes that center around earth, wind, fire, and water. In addition, the Glee Club will feature soloists and a campus band, Chasing Carmen. This ensemble of Glee singers and alumni performers will take the stage before the concert and during intermission, cleverly keeping with the elemental theme. Buy your tickets today!
On May 5, the University rolls out the red carpet for the 8th annual Cinefest Fairfield, a juried film festival featuring about a dozen short films and videos produced by Fairfield students in the New Media: Film, Television & Radio Program.
The festivities start at 6 p.m. and admission is free and open to the public. And, in addition to judges’ awards for cinematography, directing, editing and sound design, there is an Audience Choice award determined by the viewers immediately following the screenings. Come be a part of the fun!
The Quick also plays host this month to the final 2011-12 season performance of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. This ensemble of world-class musicians will offer a program featuring the works of Rolla and Schumann at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 12. Free pre-concert Art-to-Heart discussion at 7 p.m. Tickets are available.
Has your mother been good to you all year? Then treat her to something really special — a Mother’s Day with the best-selling solo pianist of our time, Jim Brickman — In Concert! Brickman will bring his signature songwriting and musicality to the Quick Center stage at 3 p.m., Sunday, May 13, for a one-afternoon-only engagement sure to delight moms of all ages. Purchase your holiday tickets today!
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