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Thursday

October 21, 1999
12:00 am

Bates College students compose computer music

Seventeen Bates College student composers enrolled in “Computers, Music and the Arts,” a course taught by William Matthews, the Alice Swanson Esty Professor of Music, will give a concert of new work using digital recording, sampling and synthesizers at 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall on the Bates campus. The public is invited to attend free of charge. For additional information, call the Olin Arts Center at 207-786-6135.

Thursday

October 21, 1999
12:00 am

Bates College Orchestra to perform

The Bates College Orchestra, under the direction of William Matthews, the Alice Swanson Esty Professor of Music, will perform a program of range and contrast at 8 p.m., Nov. 12, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. The public is invited to attend free of charge. For additional information, call the Olin Arts Center at 207-786-6135.

Thursday

September 30, 1999
12:00 am

Dramatic duo presents civil rights performances

The Stuart Sisters, a dramatic duo from Philadelphia, will present two performances of “A Brand New Day,” an hourlong retrospective about the civil rights movement and the era of rock ‘n roll, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, and 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St.

Tuesday

September 28, 1999
12:00 am

Folk singer and activist Peggy Seeger to perform in concert series

Singer, songwriter and activist Peggy Seeger will perform a concert at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $8 for students and seniors.

Thursday

September 9, 1999
12:00 am

Maine Chamber Ensemble to perform

The Maine Music Society’s Maine Chamber Ensemble will perform a concert of Haydn, Vivaldi and Carter at Bates College (Saturday) Sept. 25 at 8 p.m.in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall. Tickets purchased in advance are $15 for adults and $14 for senior citizens. Admission at the door is $17.50 for both adults and seniors. Students may purchase tickets at half price, and admission for children 12 and under, accompanied by an adult, is free. For more information about the concert, call the Maine Music Society at 207-782-1403 or the Olin Arts Center at 207-786-6135.

Wednesday

September 8, 1999
12:00 am

Walter Slovenski, legendary track and cross country coach, dies at 79

Legendary Bates College track and cross country coach Walter Slovenski, 79, died Sept. 8 at Central Maine Medical Center, surrounded by his family, after a long battle with cancer. A memorial service will be held at the Bates Chapel on Sept. 24 at 4 p.m. followed by a reception at the Benjamin E. Mays Center on campus.

Wednesday

September 8, 1999
12:00 am

Harvard theologian opens spiritual journeys series

Rick Spalding, co-pastor of Boston’s Church of the Covenant and Protestant chaplain at Harvard University, will discuss “Holy Dissonance: The Pleasures of Being a Religious Misfit at Bates College” from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall. The public is invited to attend this Spiritual Journeys lecture without charge. Call 207-786-8272 for more information.

Wednesday

September 8, 1999
12:00 am

Rap artist Wyclef Jean to perform

Rap artist Wyclef Jean, whose recordings with the Fugees include the multi-platinum CD “The Score,” will perform with the Refugee All Stars at Bates College at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, in the Clifton Daggett Gray Athletic Building. Tickets are $22 and may be purchased through Bull Moose Music stores starting Thursday, Sept. 9. Tickets are also available at Bates College in Chase Hall Thursday, Sept. 9 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays until the concert. Call 207-795-7496 for more information.

Thursday

September 2, 1999
12:00 am

Pianist Frank Glazer to perform Handel, Scarlatti, others

Pianist Frank Glazer, artist in residence and lecturer in music since 1980, will perform a concert of works by Handel, Scarlatti, Beethoven, Chopin and Brahms at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall.

Thursday

September 2, 1999
12:00 am

Noonday concert series opens

The Bates College Noonday Concert series opens its fall 1999 season with a selection of programs in September. The free concerts, open to the public, will be held Tuesdays from 12:30 to 1 p.m. at the college’s Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, located on Russell Street in Lewiston.