Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Coming Up at the Quick Center

Fairfield University Orchestra in rehearsal. Photo courtesy of the Quick Center.
The Mendelssohn Choir of Connecticut, under the leadership of Dr. Carole Ann Maxwell, pays tribute to all soldiers, veterans, and their families in a special performance, "And the Bugles Sang . . ."   8 pm Saturday, April 28 at Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.

In addition to the concert, there will be an art exhibition featuring a sampling of works by military veterans from various art therapy programs at VA Connecticut Healthcare on view in the lobby of the Quick Center. Tickets are $35. All active military and veterans receive a 25 percent discount.

Tickets are available through the Quick Center Box Office: 203-254-4010, or toll-free 1-877-ARTS-396. (1-877-278-7396). Tickets can also be purchased online at www.quickcenter.com.

“Classical Meets Pops” at 7:30 pm Friday, April 27 at Fairfield University’s Gonzaga Auditorium. Music from a classic Broadway musical and even the soundtrack from an enormously popular MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) are on the evening’s diverse program. The Fairfield University Orchestra is made up of Fairfield University students, alumnae, and members of the community. Conducting is Jamie Ratcliffe, who leads the orchestra, and who received her MM in conducting from the University of Oregon where she participated in the prestigious Bach Festival. Admission is free.

The 8th annual Cinefest Fairfield takes place at 6 pm Saturday, May 5. It is an annual showcase for short films and videos produced by Fairfield University students in the New Media: Film, Television & Radio Program. Admission is free.

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