Albright Arts Earns End-of-Year Acclaim
January 7, 2013
Reading, Pa. – The Center for the Arts at Albright College concluded 2012 as one of the most lauded cultural organizations in the region.
In its year-end compilation of the best in Berks County arts, the Reading Eagle cited a February concert by pianist Rebecca Gass Butler, co-chair of the Department of Music, and violinist Christopher Collins Lee, the Reading Symphony Orchestra’s concertmaster, as among the top 10 music and dance performances of 2012.
The paper also named “Intertwined,” exhibited at the Freedman Gallery last spring and summer, as one of the top 10 shows of the year. “Intertwined” was guest-curated by Emily Branch, an adjunct instructor of art at the College.
Earlier in December, the Albright College Domino Players’ production of Tennessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire was selected to participate in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Region II Festival, to be held at Towson University from January 12 to 16. The Domino Players originally performed Streetcar in the College’s Wachovia Theatre in April. The production is directed by Jeffrey Lentz, Albright artist-in-residence.
Finally, a poster designed and produced by College Relations to promote Lights, Camera, Music!, a String Chamber Orchestra concert held in April 1, received an Award of Excellence from the University and College Designers Association at its annual conference in the fall.
Albright’s 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. The College was included on Newsweek’s list of best schools for artistic students.
Albright is a nationally ranked, private college with a rigorous liberal arts curriculum with an interdisciplinary focus. The College’s hallmarks are connecting fields of learning, collaborative teaching and learning, and a flexible curriculum that allows students to create an individualized education. Albright College enrolls 1,650 undergraduates in traditional programs, and another 600 adult students in accelerated degree and graduate programs.