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2019-20 Stieren Arts Enrichment Series Announced

Monday, October 14, 2019
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Series brings a distinguished array of outstanding leaders in the fields of art, music, drama, communication, literature, art history and aesthetics to the University.

by Molly Mohr Bruni

Trinity University is pleased to present the 2019-20 Stieren Arts Enrichment Series, which brings to campus a distinguished array of outstanding leaders in the fields of art, music, drama, communication, literature, art history, and aesthetics. All events are free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

Stieren Arts Enrichment Series guests include:

Julian Dodd -  "Appreciating Covers"

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, 8:30 p.m., Chapman Center, Great Hall

A philosophy professor at the University of Manchester, UK, Julian Dodd will discuss the nature and appreciation of musical cover-versions. Dodd works mainly in the philosophy of music, metaphysics, and philosophy of language; his views are often regarded as refreshing or notorious—and sometimes both.

A Vocal Master Class with Robert Crowe

Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, 4 p.m., Ruth Taylor  Recital Hall

The Trinity University Music Department will present a vocal master class with Robert Crowe. 

Robert Crowe Presents the Music of Barbara Strozzi and Isabella Leonarda

Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, 3 p.m., Ruth Taylor Recital Hall

On the 400th anniversary of Barbara Strozzi's birth and in light of the discovery of a misattributed Strozzi composition, male soprano Robert Crowe will present a concert of Strozzi’s works, augmented by those of the Novarese nun, Isabella Leonarda, born just a year later in 1620. Both of these women managed to compose and publish music of unusual sensitivity and spirit in spite of restrictive societal norms.

Daniel Gold - "The Life of a Dancer, the Work of a Choreographer"

Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, 7:30pm, Stieren Theater

Daniel Gold is a nationally recognized choreographer, performer, and teacher based in New York City. Gold will discuss his career and work as a performer, his approach to choreographing musical theatre, and the important role teaching and using art as a medium to give back to his community plays in his life and work.

“Sol LeWitt: Wall Drawing 353”

Jan. 30–March 28, 2020

Opening reception Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, 5–7 pm, Michael and Noémi Neidorff Art Gallery, Dicke Art Building

Gallery hours: Tuesday–Saturday 1–5 pm and by appointment. Contact 210-999-7682 or neidorffgallery [at] trinity.edu.

Sol LeWitt was a leading figure of Minimalism and pioneer of conceptual art, and his wall drawings are executed directly on the wall, using predetermined line-making procedures set out by the artist. Led by a master draftsman from the LeWitt Foundation, Trinity students will create Wall Drawing 353 in the Michael and Noemi Neidorff Gallery. 

Veronica Roberts - “Like A Musical Score: The Wall Drawings of Sol LeWitt”

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, 6 p.m., Northrup Hall 040

Veronica Roberts is the curator of modern and contemporary art at the Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin. She has written extensively on modern and contemporary art and has held curatorial positions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Indianapolis Museum of Art, and Whitney Museum of American Art. 

Kiese Laymon - A Reading with Commentary

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, 8 p.m., Ruth Taylor Recital Hall

Trinity’s English Department presents a reading by author Kiese Laymon. Laymon is an award-winning memoirist and novelist who is currently the Ottilie Schillig Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Mississippi. He is the author of Heavy: An American Memoir, Long Division, and How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America.

Spring Choral Concert featuring Stieren Guest Artist Ēriks Ešenvalds

Friday, Apr. 3, 2020, 7:30 p.m., Margarite Parker Chapel

The Trinity University Music Department presents its Spring Choral Concert featuring a world premiere by renowned Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds. 

Symphonic Wind Ensemble Concert 

Sunday, May 3, 2020, 3 p.m., Ruth Taylor Recital Hall

The Trinity University Symphonic Wind Ensemble, under the direction of James Worman, will present a concert featuring Stieren Guest Artists Rusty Banks, Miho Sasaki, Michael Schelle, and James Syler. 

The Stieren Arts Enrichment Series is made possible by an endowment gift from Jane and the late Arthur Stieren of San Antonio. For more information, visit Trinity’s events calendar.  

Molly Mohr Bruni is the managing editor for Trinity’s Strategic Communications and Marketing department. She can be reached at mmohr [at] trinity.edu.