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Center for the Arts at Albright College

 

Contact us:
Center for the Arts: (610) 921-7715
Box Office: (610) 921-7547
boxoffice@alb.edu

Box Office Hours:

Monday - Friday,
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

60 minutes before a Concert Series/
Star Series Performance and 90
minutes before a Domino Production.

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Center for the Arts 

Calendar of Events

CS – Concert Series    EE – Experience Event   TAD – Teens After Dark
G&G – Green & Growing (Student Production)
MG: Main Gallery; PS: Project Space

Exhibitions and programs at the Freedman Gallery and in the visual arts are proudly sponsored by: The Silverweed Foundation, The Doris C. and Alan J. Freedman Family Fund, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Berks Arts Council.

Musical Programs at Albright College are proudly sponsored by The William E. Maier Memorial Concert Fund, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Berks Arts Council.



 

MAY

AGON Coffeehouse
Thur., May 1, 6 p.m., Campus Center Fireside

Dancing poster imageDancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel*  EE
Thur.-Sat., May 1-3, 8 p.m., & Sat.-Sun., May 3-4, 2:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre
A Domino Players production directed by Julia Matthews
Friel’s story centers on five unmarried sisters eking out their lives in a small village in Ireland in the 1930s. We meet them at the time of the festival of Lughnasa, a celebration of a pagan god of the harvest. The action of the play is told through the memory of the illegitimate son of one of the sisters as he remembers the five women who raised him, his mother and four maiden aunts, in this haunting tribute to the spirit and valor of the past. Winner of the 1992 Tony Award for Best Play, the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Broadway Play and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play.

  • Talkback & Reception, Thur., May 1, follows performance
  • Improv Show by Less Than or Equal To, Fri., May 2, follows performance, Roop Hall
  • Theatre Luncheon, Sun., May 4, 1 p.m., CFA Mezzanine, $25*

Green and GrowingGreen & Growing: Student Projects in Theatre  EE
Mon., May 5, 7:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre

posterAnnual Juried Student Exhibition & Senior Invitational
May 6 – May 14, Freedman Gallery
This annual exhibition includes a round up of work by Albright College students made over the past year. Annual prizes and awards are given in four categories during a special reception.

  • Submissions – Tues., April 29, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Awards Ceremony & Reception – Thur., May 8, 4-6 p.m.  EE

Demons (1985, 88 min.) by Lamberto Bava
Tues., May 6, 7:30 p.m., Klein Hall
Dario Argento co-wrote and produced Bava’s film about a theater showing invitation-only screenings of a horror film. In the theater’s lobby a young woman is scratched by part of a lobby display and morphs into a hideous creature who then attacks other audience members, spreading her demonic infection.

Green & Growing: Student Projects in Theatre  EE
Wed., May 7, 7:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre

Albright Student & Berks County Film/Video Show*  EE
Thur., May 8, 7:30 p.m., Klein Hall

Improv Spring Finale: Beach Party Bonanza
Fri., May 9, 6 p.m., CFA Mary Miss Amphitheatre

Xion Step Team Dance Showcase
Fri., May 9, 7:30 p.m., Wachovia Theatre

Fashion ShowcaseAnnual Fashion Showcase & Runway Show*  EE, TAD
Sat., May 10, Bollman Gym, $5 students, $10 adults.
Celebrate the hard work of Albright’s student fashion designers and merchandisers through exhibition displays and a high-energy runway show.

  • Exhibition Showcase – 4-5:30 p.m.
  • Runway Show – 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Celebrate Spring, a Choral Concert  EE
Sat., May 10, 7:30 p.m., Memorial Chapel

Albright Dance Team Recital
Sun., May 11, 6 p.m., Wachovia Theatre

Roar Like a Lion, Student Recitals
Mon., May 12, 7:30 p.m., Roop Hall

Mediated Realities
May 24 – June 29, Freedman Gallery (MG & PS)
Curated by Amy Stevens and Angie Duignan, this international exchange exhibition showcases installation, photography, digital and new media artworks from artists living in the U.S. and Ireland, including: Carol Anne Connolly, Wendy DeSchene and Jeff Schmuki, Angie Duignan, Matthew Garrison, Lori Hepner, Shelagh Honan, Allison Kaufman, Wil Lindsay, Róisin Loughrey and Sinead McDonald. The exhibit considers the position of cultural context as a lens through which artwork is viewed and understood.

  • Reception – Sat., May 24, 5-7 p.m.

JUNE

Trees in Fantasy, Science & Architecture, Freedman Kids Summer Art Camp 2014*
June 16-20 & 23-27, 2014, 10 a.m.-Noon, Freedman Gallery, $75/week or $125/both weeks
Week 1: Invention and Structure with wood, paper, paint and cardboard – participants will design and create miniature model treehouses. Students will examine how trees have been represented in visual art throughout the ages, and using drawing and collage techniques, will create their own images of trees. Week 2: Architecture and Landscape: Working with local artist Amanda Deibert, who’s back from an exciting year of teaching in Africa, students will collaborate on a group project to build their own “treehouse” from recycled materials and found objects. Music and storytelling activities will be part of each week.

Summer 2014 Jazz Workshopswith Mike Eben and Chris Heslop
Session I: June 16-20, 2014
Session II: July 21-25, 2014
Daily, 9:00 a.m. to noon
Roop Hall, Center for the Arts
13th & Bern Streets, Reading PA 19604
$75 per weekly session
$125 for both sessions

In this mini-course in jazz style and improvisation, participants will learn how to improvise usingmajor scales and modes, progressing to blues scales, depending on their skill level. Rhythm sectionparticipants (piano, guitar, bass and drums) will learn how to accompany soloists as well as performtheir own solos. Jazz styles will be learned through performance and listening.Each session features visits by renowned area jazz artists,who will perform with and offer advice to students.

Prerequisites
Students must be entering 7th grade or above by September 2014.They must be able to read music and should be able to play several major scales from memory.Drummers should own a drum set and be familiar with the basics of its operation.With the exception of drummers and pianists, students should bring their own instruments to all sessions.


JULY

Summer 2014 Jazz Workshopswith Mike Eben and Chris Heslop
Session I: June 16-20, 2014
Session II: July 21-25, 2014
Daily, 9:00 a.m. to noon
Roop Hall, Center for the Arts
13th & Bern Streets, Reading PA 19604
$75 per weekly session
$125 for both sessions

In this mini-course in jazz style and improvisation, participants will learn how to improvise usingmajor scales and modes, progressing to blues scales, depending on their skill level. Rhythm sectionparticipants (piano, guitar, bass and drums) will learn how to accompany soloists as well as performtheir own solos. Jazz styles will be learned through performance and listening.Each session features visits by renowned area jazz artists,who will perform with and offer advice to students.

Prerequisites
Students must be entering 7th grade or above by September 2014.They must be able to read music and should be able to play several major scales from memory.Drummers should own a drum set and be familiar with the basics of its operation.With the exception of drummers and pianists, students should bring their own instruments to all sessions.

 


Art Departments at Albright College

The Center for the Arts houses five different academic departments.  All of the departments exhibit or perform their work both in the CFA and around campus.


Student Arts Organizations

The Center for the Arts is home to many student art groups including:

  • Albright Angels – An all-woman a capella group
  • Mane Men – An all-man a capella group
  • Chamber Choir
  • Women’s Chorale
  • Concert Choir
  • Symphonic Band
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Albright AM - Albright's Arts magazine
  • The Domino Players  – Theatre troupe
  • MEISA - Music Entertainment Industry Student Association