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The Bates Admissions Office will sponsor its annual Maine Day program for Maine high school students Wednesday, Nov. 11. Last year, more than 130 students participated in the day-long program, intended to expose students to varied fields of study and special programs offered at Bates, as well as answer questions about the selective college admissions process. To register for Maine Day, call the Admissions Office at 207-786-6000.
The Bates College Concert Band, directed by Mark Manduca, applied music instructor, will perform at Bates College Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 8 p.m. in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. The program includes R.B. Hall’s “The New Colonial March,” Eric Ewazen’s “Celtic Hymns and Dances,” Giacomo Puccini’s “Musetta’s Waltz” and W. Francis McBeth’s “Caccia.” The public is invited to attend and admission is free.
Contemporary jazz meets traditional gospel when The Christian McBride Jazz Quartet and the Maine Gospel Choir perform “The Movement, Revisited,” a musical celebration of the Civil Rights struggles of the 1960s, Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. in the Bates College Chapel. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
John Smedley, assistant professor of physics at Bates, will discuss “A Spiritual Journey Through Music” Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall. The public is invited to attend the Spiritual Journeys lecture at Bates without charge. Call 207-786 8272 for more information.
Ira Harkavy, associate vice president and director for the Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania, will discuss “Participatory Action Research and Service Learning” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, in the Benjamin Mays Center.
Alice Brown-Collins of the Black Campus Ministry in Boston will discuss ethnicity, gender and faith in separate talks in the annual Staley Distinguished Christian Scholars Lecture series at Bates. Brown-Collins will discuss “Ethnicity and Faith” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5 followed by a talk on “Gender and Grace” at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6. Both lectures take place on the second floor of Chase Hall, 56 Campus Ave. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
Acclaimed pianist, composer and drummer Steve Grover will perform with his jazz ensemble 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
Quintard Taylor, the Knight Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Oregon, will discuss African Americans in the American West on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives on the Bates College campus. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
In a program of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, Schubert’s Third Symphony and a selection from Aaron Copland’s “Eight Songs of Emily Dickinson,” the Bates College Orchestra, under the direction of William Matthews, will perform Saturday, Nov. 7, at 8 p.m. in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. The public is invited to attend free of charge.
The Bates College Noonday Concert series continues its fall season with a selection of programs throughout the month of November. The free concerts, open to the public, will be held Tuesdays from 12:30 to 1 p.m. at the college’s Olin Arts Concert Hall, located on Russell Street in Lewiston.