Column Spacer   Column Spacer
 
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2015   If you are unable to view this email, click here
Email Header
     
Top Left
 

Dear Friends:

On Thursday, join Ralph Kirshbaum, one of the world's top cellists, for a fascinating tour of the history of the cello. And don’t miss your chance to RSVP for Jean Anouilh's Antigone, “Greek mythology for the selfie era” (LA Times). Read on for details about these and other exciting events!

–The Visions and Voices Team

Index Spacer
Left Index

 

LOOKING AHEAD

1/21: Artists Behind Pee-wee’s Playhouse, more info


1/24: Lita Albuquerque, more info


1/25: John Corey Whaley, more info



Index Spacer
Left Index

 

 Event Calendar

 Twitter Button

 Facebook Button

 Instagram Button

 USC Libraries Explorations Button

 Contact button
 
Top Content

Email Header


 

History of the Cello

 

 

History of the Cello: The Instrument and Its Evolution, 1600–2015
Thursday, November 12, 7:30 p.m.
Alfred Newman Recital Hall
Admission is free and open to everyone. RSVP online now! Rush tickets will also be available at the event check-in. Check-in opens at 6:45 p.m.

Join Ralph Kirshbaum, one of the world’s top cellists and chair of the USC Thornton School of Music Strings Department, for a fascinating tour of the history of the cello. Early Music specialists Susan Feldman and Leif Woodward will follow the development of the instrument over 400 years, from the family of viols through the viola da gamba to the Baroque cello. Recent DMA graduates of the USC Thornton School of Music will offer evocative performances, and distinguished luthier Eric Benning of Benning Violins will elucidate the physical and tonal qualities of the modern cello.
Organized by the USC Thornton School of Music.
For more info and to RSVP, click here.

 

 
 

Frank Gehry

 

 

Frank Gehry
An Experience L.A. Event

Saturday, November 14
Depart USC at 10:30 a.m.; return at 2 p.m.
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
Admission is free and open to USC students only. While advance reservations are full, we are currently accepting waitlist reservations. Tickets will also be available at the event check-in on a standby basis. Check-in opens at 10 a.m. at Gate 2.

Encounter the many aspects of starchitect Frank Gehry in a fascinating retrospective at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Gehry has revolutionized architecture. His innovation and ability to push the boundaries of his medium garnered him architecture’s top honor, the Pritzker Prize, in 1989. His pioneering work in digital technologies set in motion the practices adopted by the construction industry today. From Walt Disney Concert Hall to the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, the works of the Canadian-born, Los Angeles–based architect are instantly recognizable and hugely influential—leading Vanity Fair to call him “the most important architect of our age.” Frank Gehry, a major exhibition at LACMA, presents a comprehensive examination of Gehry’s extraordinary body of work from the early 1960s to the present, featuring over 200 drawings, many of which have never before been seen publicly, and 65 models that reveal the evolution of Gehry’s thinking. Join us for a special trip to LACMA to reflect on one of the great minds of contemporary architecture.
Open to USC students only. Students must use the provided transportation. For more info and to sign up for the waitlist, click here.

 

 
 

Korean Hip Hop: A Conversation and Concert

 

 

Korean Hip Hop: Garion, Dok2, The Quiett, and DJ Son
Tuesday, November 17, 7 p.m.
Bovard Auditorium
Admission is free and open to everyone. Reservations required. While advance reservations are full, we encourage you to sign up for the waitlist.

Meet five iconic South Korean hip hop artists—pioneering duo Garion (MC Meta and Naachal), rap superstars Dok2 and The Quiett, and award-winning battle DJ and turntablist DJ Son—in an exciting concert and conversation. How did hip hop travel across musical, linguistic, geographical, and sociocultural boundaries to root itself in Korea? Now that it’s there, how is hip hop understood and lived in Korea? We invite you to follow the global travels of music through the lives and works of five influential artists who have made history in Korean hip hop. Josh Kun and Myoung-Sun (Kelly) Song of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism will engage these artists in a fascinating conversation about the meaning of hip hop in Korean society. Then, the artists will take the stage for an exciting live concert.
Organized by Josh Kun (Communication) and Myoung-Sun (Kelly) Song (Communication). Co-sponsored by the USC Korean Studies Institute.
For more info and to sign up for the waitlist, click here.

 

 
 

Antigone By Jean Anouilh

 

 

Antigone
By Jean Anouilh
Adapted and Translated by Robertson Dean
An Experience L.A. Event

Thursday, November 19
Depart USC at 6 p.m.; return at 11:30 p.m.
A Noise Within, Pasadena
Admission is free and open to USC students only. Reservations required.

Greek mythology for the selfie era.”—Los Angeles Times
A Noise Within’s brilliant new production of Jean Anouilh’s Antigone is a Los Angeles Times “Critic’s Choice” for its “impeccable” staging and reaffirmation of the story’s “timeless relevance.” How do we choose between personal comfort and social responsibility? This moral balancing act is at the heart of Sophocles’ classic tragedy. Under Nazi oppression, French writer Jean Anouilh reimagined Antigone for a new era. And now, Pasadena-based theatre company A Noise Within brings Anouilh’s Antigone to the stage with a contemporary twist. Join USC president C. L. Max Nikias for a 21st-century take on Anouilh’s Antigone and confront your own beliefs about how to balance personal values with the values of the world in which we live. The performance will be followed by a conversation with President Nikias and director Robertson Dean. One of drama’s most compelling heroines, Antigone accepts her fate with fearless grace—and dares us all to rise to the greater good.
Open to USC students only. Students must use the provided transportation. RSVP online now! For more info and to RSVP, click here.

 

 

Email Header


 

Straight White Men

 

 

Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company: Straight White Men
An Experience L.A. Event

Wednesday, December 2
Depart USC at 6:30 p.m.; return at 11 p.m.
Kirk Douglas Theatre, Culver City
Admission is free and open to USC students only. Reservations required.

Center Theatre Group presents Young Jean Lee’s gripping play Straight White Men. When Ed and his three adult sons come together to celebrate Christmas, they enjoy cheerful trash-talking, pranks, and takeout Chinese. Then they confront a problem that even being a happy family can’t solve: when identity matters, and privilege is problematic, what is the value of being a straight white man? Writer, director, and filmmaker Young Jean Lee has been called “the most adventurous downtown playwright of her generation” by the New York Times and “one of the best experimental playwrights in America” by Time Out New York.
Open to USC students only. Students must use the provided transportation. RSVP online beginning Tuesday, November 10, at 9 a.m. For more info and to RSVP, click here.

 

 

Email Header


 

Cirque ’SC

 

 

Cirque ’SC
Saturday, November 14, 8:30 p.m.
McCarthy Quad
Admission is free and open to everyone.

Experience an unforgettable night of daring drops, stunning leaps, and jaw-dropping performances as the USC Performing Arts Committee brings the talents of Dream World Cirque to USC. The phenomenally skilled circus collective has appeared on TV shows including Grey’s Anatomy and The Housewives of Beverly Hills, and now they will bring the cirque to USC. Join us for a spectacular circus performance as well as carnival games, prizes, and raffles for a chance to win VIP tickets to Visions and Voices events and tickets to Beauty and the Beast at the Pantages Theatre. There will also be free food, including popcorn, cotton candy, hot chocolate, and hot apple cider.
Presented by the USC Program Board Performing Arts Committee.

 

 
  For more information on these and other events, please visit our website at visionsandvoices.usc.edu.

You have received this email because you are signed up for the Visions and Voices email list. If you would like to be removed from this list, please click here.
 
Bottom Content