Bates performances hit crescendo in November


With student performances of music and drama and a recital by Maine’s best-known pianist in store, the days before Thanksgiving have a lot to offer in the arts at Bates College.

The Robinson Players, one of the oldest student theater companies in the nation, offer their second David Ives piece for the autumn: All In The Timing, a collection of absurdist one-acts playing at 7 p.m. Nov. 15-17 in the Benjamin Mays Center.

Meanwhile, the Department of Theater and Rhetoric offers Sex and Death, an evening of three one-acts written by Diana Amsterdam and directed by students in Professor of Theater Paul Kuritz’s directing class, at 7 p.m. in the Gannett Theater Nov. 19 and 21, and Dec. 5-6.

In addition, the dance department offers a showcase performance of work by Boston choreographer Sara Sweet Rabidoux in Chase Lounge at 7 p.m. Nov. 15.

At 8 p.m. Nov. 15-16 in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, the Bates College Choir sings a cantata from Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and Mozart’s Solemn Vespers of the Confessor with orchestral accompaniment.

Frank Glazer, a resident artist at Bates and a pianist of international renown, performs music by Schumann, Beethoven, Debussy and Liszt at 8 p.m. Nov. 20, also in Olin.

Finally, in the visual arts, a Purdue University professor of art, design and women’s studies offers a lecture at 4:10 p.m. Nov. 15 in Skelton Lounge. Pheobe Farris will survey contemporary female Native American artists.

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