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Sun April 13, 2014
  • Mainstage Production: If All the Sky Were Paper

    2 p.m.
    Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater

    "The world’s greatest undiscovered literature." That’s how author Andrew Carroll describes letters written during wartime by Americans in combat and their loved ones at home. Over the last 15 years, Carroll collected more than 90,000 letters from every war in which Americans have fought. They provide the essential script for If All the Sky Were Paper, the spring mainstage production presented by the Theater Department.

    Directed by Lary Opitz, professor of theater, the play is based on War Letters and Behind the Lines, the two best-selling books Carroll produced from the Legacy Project, which encourages Americans to honor military service members by preserving their letters and e-mails home. Opitz says he selected the play for its timeliness and the "opportunity to remind students and those who see the play that thousands of our fellow Americans are actively engaged in a war in Afghanistan." But he continues, "The play is not political in any way. It honors all of those who have fought for their country and continue to fight today. It reminds us of the impact of war.”

    Opitz first discovered the play when it came to Albany last year as part of a 50-state Legacy Project tour and he joined the production as one of five actors. For Skidmore, he adapted it for 11 actors and dramatized the narration for more action. Students play the roles of military men and women and their families and friends, acting out the full spectrum of emotions and experiences in the letters.

    There will be seven performances: Thursday, April 10, Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12, 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 13, 2 p.m.; Thursday, April 17 and Friday, April 19, 8 p.m.; and Saturday, April 20, 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $8 for students and seniors.

  • Senior Recital: Emily Abeshouse, Piano

    6 p.m.
    Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall, Arthur Zankel Music Center

  • Skidmore Wind Chamber Ensembles

    2 p.m.
    Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall, Arthur Zankel Music Center

    Coached by Jan Vinci.

Tue April 15, 2014
  • Alumni Invitational 4

    noon
    Tang Museum

    This is the fourth in a series of ehxibitions featuring Skidmore alumni working at the cutting edge of contemporary art. This show celebrates the vibrant creative energy of four graduates that spans 50 years and diverse media: Gayle Wells Mandle ’63; Grace DeGennaro ’78; Nicole Parcher ’90, and Courtney Mattison ’08. Rachel Seligman '91, the Tang's assistant director, will lead a curator’s tour.

  • David Balter ’93: "Innovating on the Web and in Business"

    7 p.m.
    Gannett Auditorium, Palamountain Hall

    Few Skidmore alumni have navigated the emerging world of social media with greater success than David Balter ’93, who in 2004 made the cover of the New York Times Magazine for his launch of BzzAgent, his pathbreaking social-marketing firm.

    Balter is now executive chair of BzzAgent as well as a member of the global executive team and global head of investments for Dunnhumby, a top “customer science” firm, to which he sold BzzAgent in 2011. A cofounder of the Word-of-Mouth Marketing Association, Balter also is CEO of Smarterer, a venture-backed startup that assesses digital, social and technical skills.

    In this dialogue with Catherine Hill, Skidmore's F. William Harder Professor of Business Administration, Balter will share his perspective on the ever-shifting landscape of our virtual world and describe the wealth of opportunities he sees for entrepreneurs, marketers, interactive designers, and content creators.

    Connecting with people and their favorite brands since 2001, BzzAgent remains the nation's leading social marketing company. It puts products in the hands of hundreds of thousands of everyday consumers and helps them share their opinions of them with their friends and family via reviews, Facebook posts, photos and videos, blog posts, and more. Founded in 2010, the Google-backed Smarterer uses crowd-sourcing to help large enterprises create skill inventories; its technology can validate anyone's skill in just about any area in 10 questions, 120 seconds.

Wed April 16, 2014
  • CTM Photo and Video Contest Showcase

    11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Kisiel Atrium, Murray-Aikins Dining Hall

    For the last six years, the Skidmore community has submitted outstanding photographs illustrating the people, places, and programs that make Skidmore great, and the 2013-14 contest, with the theme "Places We Live, Places We Love" was no exception. This year's winning submissions will be on display.

  • The Kurt Rosenwinkel New Quartet

    8 p.m.
    Arthur Zankel Music Center, Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall

    Coming off performances in Tokyo and Singapore, the New Quartet will perform songs from Rosenwinkel’s 2012 release Star of Jupiter as well as new compositions. Performing with Rosenwinkel, who is regarded as one of the most prolific jazz composers of his generation, will be pianist Aaron Parks, bassist Eric Revis, and drummer Kendrick Scott.

Thu April 17, 2014
  • Line Art Review Launch Party

    7 p.m.
    Tang Museum

    Line Art Review magazine, a student-run art review, celebrates its a new issue. Refreshments will be served, the Treblemakers will perform, and art will be made.

  • Accents Spring Jam

    7 p.m.
    Gannett Auditorium, Palamountain Hall

    The Accents are one of Skidmore’s two all-female a cappella groups.

  • Mainstage Production: If All the Sky Were Paper

    8 p.m.
    Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater

    "The world’s greatest undiscovered literature." That’s how author Andrew Carroll describes letters written during wartime by Americans in combat and their loved ones at home. Over the last 15 years, Carroll collected more than 90,000 letters from every war in which Americans have fought. They provide the essential script for If All the Sky Were Paper, the spring mainstage production presented by the Theater Department.

    Directed by Lary Opitz, professor of theater, the play is based on War Letters and Behind the Lines, the two best-selling books Carroll produced from the Legacy Project, which encourages Americans to honor military service members by preserving their letters and e-mails home. Opitz says he selected the play for its timeliness and the "opportunity to remind students and those who see the play that thousands of our fellow Americans are actively engaged in a war in Afghanistan." But he continues, "The play is not political in any way. It honors all of those who have fought for their country and continue to fight today. It reminds us of the impact of war.”

    Opitz first discovered the play when it came to Albany last year as part of a 50-state Legacy Project tour and he joined the production as one of five actors. For Skidmore, he adapted it for 11 actors and dramatized the narration for more action. Students play the roles of military men and women and their families and friends, acting out the full spectrum of emotions and experiences in the letters.

    There will be seven performances: Thursday, April 10, Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12, 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 13, 2 p.m.; Thursday, April 17 and Friday, April 19, 8 p.m.; and Saturday, April 20, 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $8 for students and seniors.

  • Skidmore Guitar Ensembles

    8 p.m.
    Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall, Arthur Zankel Music Center

    Coached by Brett Grigsby

Fri April 18, 2014
  • Mainstage Production: If All the Sky Were Paper

    2 p.m.
    Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater

    "The world’s greatest undiscovered literature." That’s how author Andrew Carroll describes letters written during wartime by Americans in combat and their loved ones at home. Over the last 15 years, Carroll collected more than 90,000 letters from every war in which Americans have fought. They provide the essential script for If All the Sky Were Paper, the spring mainstage production presented by the Theater Department.

    Directed by Lary Opitz, professor of theater, the play is based on War Letters and Behind the Lines, the two best-selling books Carroll produced from the Legacy Project, which encourages Americans to honor military service members by preserving their letters and e-mails home. Opitz says he selected the play for its timeliness and the "opportunity to remind students and those who see the play that thousands of our fellow Americans are actively engaged in a war in Afghanistan." But he continues, "The play is not political in any way. It honors all of those who have fought for their country and continue to fight today. It reminds us of the impact of war.”

    Opitz first discovered the play when it came to Albany last year as part of a 50-state Legacy Project tour and he joined the production as one of five actors. For Skidmore, he adapted it for 11 actors and dramatized the narration for more action. Students play the roles of military men and women and their families and friends, acting out the full spectrum of emotions and experiences in the letters.

    There will be seven performances: Thursday, April 10, Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12, 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 13, 2 p.m.; Thursday, April 17 and Friday, April 19, 8 p.m.; and Saturday, April 20, 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $8 for students and seniors.

  • Spring Dance Concert

    8 p.m.
    Dance Theater

    The Dance Department will present new works and collaborations by faculty and guest artists. Highlights include Borderland, a new piece for seven dancers choreographed by Skidmore's Porter Professor Debra Fernandez, with art professor and animator John Danison; and new choreography by artist-in-residence Mary Harney for 10 dancers, which explores the creative culture of an artist's retreat. In addition, Denise Warner Limoli, associate professor of dance, has staged selections from Paquita, and Rubén Graciani, associate professor of dance, has choreographed two new works. One, with 16 dancers is an abstracted examination of the power of vulnerability within a group. The other is a trio that, like a snapshot or childhood memory, captures only a brief moment in time and only part of a whole person. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 seniors/students. Additional performances on 4/19 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

  • Treblemakers Spring Jam

    7 p.m.
    Filene Recital Hall

    The Treblemakers are Skidmore’s newest a cappella group.

Sat April 19, 2014
  • Drastic Measures 10th Anniversary Jam

    8 p.m.
    Filene Recital Hall

    The Drastic Measures are Skidmore’s charity coed a cappella group.

  • Mainstage Production: If All the Sky Were Paper

    2 p.m.
    Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater

    "The world’s greatest undiscovered literature." That’s how author Andrew Carroll describes letters written during wartime by Americans in combat and their loved ones at home. Over the last 15 years, Carroll collected more than 90,000 letters from every war in which Americans have fought. They provide the essential script for If All the Sky Were Paper, the spring mainstage production presented by the Theater Department.

    Directed by Lary Opitz, professor of theater, the play is based on War Letters and Behind the Lines, the two best-selling books Carroll produced from the Legacy Project, which encourages Americans to honor military service members by preserving their letters and e-mails home. Opitz says he selected the play for its timeliness and the "opportunity to remind students and those who see the play that thousands of our fellow Americans are actively engaged in a war in Afghanistan." But he continues, "The play is not political in any way. It honors all of those who have fought for their country and continue to fight today. It reminds us of the impact of war.”

    Opitz first discovered the play when it came to Albany last year as part of a 50-state Legacy Project tour and he joined the production as one of five actors. For Skidmore, he adapted it for 11 actors and dramatized the narration for more action. Students play the roles of military men and women and their families and friends, acting out the full spectrum of emotions and experiences in the letters.

    There will be seven performances: Thursday, April 10, Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12, 8 p.m.; Sunday, April 13, 2 p.m.; Thursday, April 17 and Friday, April 19, 8 p.m.; and Saturday, April 20, 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for general admission and $8 for students and seniors.

  • Senior Recital: Katherine Murphy, Flute

    8 p.m.
    Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall, Arthur Zankel Music Center

  • Senior Recital: Laura Pendelton, Voice

    5 p.m.
    Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall, Arthur Zankel Music Center

  • Senior Recital: Mathew Gaydar, Composition

    2 p.m.
    Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall, Arthur Zankel Music Center

  • Senior Recital: Thomas Corcoran, Voice

    11 a.m.
    Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall, Arthur Zankel Music Center

  • Sonneteers Spring Jam

    10 p.m.
    Filene Recital Hall

    Founded in 1947, the all-female Sonneteers are Skidmore’s oldest a capella group.

  • Spring Dance Concert

    2 and 8 p.m.
    Dance Theater

    The Dance Department will present new works and collaborations by faculty and guest artists. Highlights include Borderland, a new piece for seven dancers choreographed by Skidmore's Porter Professor Debra Fernandez, with art professor and animator John Danison; and new choreography by artist-in-residence Mary Harney for 10 dancers, which explores the creative culture of an artist's retreat. In addition, Denise Warner Limoli, associate professor of dance, has staged selections from Paquita, and Rubén Graciani, associate professor of dance, has choreographed two new works. One, with 16 dancers is an abstracted examination of the power of vulnerability within a group. The other is a trio that, like a snapshot or childhood memory, captures only a brief moment in time and only part of a whole person. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 seniors/students.

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