Fall season preview

Posted: Thursday, September 02, 2010

Here's a look at what many local arts organizations have planned for the upcoming season. All schedules are subject to change.

Juneau Symphony

Maestro's Favorites, celebrating 10 years with Kyle Wiley Pickett and the Juneau Symphony

Oct. 23 & 24: The Resurrection: Mahler's Symphony No. 2, with the Juneau Symphony Chorus

Jan. 29 & 30: The Planets: Holst's The Planets, Dvorak's Scherzo Capriccioso, Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5, with Ethan Seid

March 5 & 6: The Symphony Showcase: Symphony musicians present their favorite chamber music in an intimate setting

April 2 & 3: Bach, Berg and Beethoven: Bach's Cantata No. 60 with the Juneau Bach Society, Berg's Violin Concerto with Terrie Baune, Beethoven's Symphony No. 5

June 11: The Symphony at the Movies: Williams' Escapades from "Catch Me If You Can," Williams' "Raiders of the Lost Ark," Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21 from "Elvira Madigan," Korngold's "The Adventures of Robin Hood," Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries, from "Apocalypse Now," Gold's Music from "Exodus," Gregson's Tuba Concerto with Alan Young

Season tickets are on sale now at Hearthside Books, the Juneau Arts & Culture Center and at www.juneausymphony.org.

Juneau Student Symphony

Nov. 13, 14, 15: Fall concert: Strings and Whistles concert, featuring kindergarten violinists, elementary recorder players, and piano soloist Timothy Flanagan.

March 12, 13, 14: Winter concert: Collaboration concert with high school strings students.eatures Solomon Unziker, violin soloist.

April 16: Spring Tour: The student symphony will bring their favorite pieces of the year on the water to Angoon and Hoonah.

For more information and rehearsal schedules, visit www.juneausymphony.org/studentsymphony.

Juneau Arts & Humanities Council

Performing Arts & Culture Concert Series

Sept 21: Slide in Concert. Celtic folk, Irish traditions, Contemporary energy

Oct 1: Chic Gamin. French Canadian roots, Urban folk, Roguish rhythms

Oct. 29: Twilight Hotel Hallowen Dance. Vintage rock, Modern folk, Halloween howling

Jan. 22: Barrow Eskimo Dancers. Dances from the past, Stories of long ago and today

March 8: Calder Quartet. Classical chamber repertoire, World premiers, Madcap modern

Tickets for all concerts are available at the JACC, Hearthside Books and online at www.jahc.org

For more information, visit www.jahc.org or call 586-ARTS (-2787).

Juneau Lyric Opera

Fall 2010: In Recital: Kathleen Wayne

Dec. 10-12, Holiday Pops Concert

Dec. 29- Jan. 8: Mid-Winter Vocal Festival 2011

This spring: "La Boheme." JLO is now looking for singers for this production. Contact Juneau Lyric Opera at 586-ARIA (586-2742) for more information. Sign up for an audition time at juneaulyricopera.wikispaces.com/Auditions. JLO is also looking for non-singing extras and backstage crew.

For more information, visit juneauopera.org.

Opera To Go

Nov. 13 &14, 19 & 20: Gaetano Donizetti's "L'elisir d'amore (The elixir of love)"

February: Bacchanalia! and Opera Spotlight

April: SE Alaska High School Opera Competition, open to students in grades 9-12. Held in Ketchikan.

May: Rory Merritt Stitt Opera Commission Workshop, an original fairy tale with music by Stitt. Projected premiere date: March 10, 2012.

For more information, visit www.operatogo.net

Perseverance Mainstage Season

Oct. 8-31: Circle Mirror Transformation by Annie Baker

Dec. 3-26: This Wonderful Life by Steve Murray

Jan. 14-Feb. 6: The Blue Bear, a new play based on the memoir of Lynn Schooler

March 11-April 10: The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

For more information, visit www.perseverancetheatre.org.

Tickets are available at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center, at Hearthside Books, or online at ww.perseverancetheatre.org

Theatre in the Rough

Oct. 8-31: "Cyrano de Bergerac," by Edmond Rostand, a prose translation by John Murrell

February: "Our Town," by Thorton Wilder

For more information, visit www.theatreintherough.org/

Northern Lights Juneau Theatre

November: Cinderella, with music and lyrics by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein

Juneau-Douglas High School Theater

Oct. 8, 9, 15, 16: "All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten" (based on Robert Fulghum's best selling book).

February: "Music Man"

April/May: "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown"

Juneau Dance Unlimited

Sept. 11: Nutcracker 2010 open auditions

Dec. 10, 11, 12: Nutcracker performances

For more information, visit home.gci.net/~juneaudance

Hearthside Books

Sept. 17-19: Still Alive at 35! Aelebration of 35 years of Hearthside Books

Sept. 25-Oct. 10: Banned Books Week

Nov 14: Ray Troll Slideshow and Book Signing. Ketchikan artist Ray will present his new book, "Something Fishy this Way Comes: The Artwork of Ray Troll."

Nov. 14: 4th Annual Hearthside Holiday Event. Featuring Local authors with new titles and more.

For more information, visit www.hearthsidebooks.com.

Alaska Design Forum

The UN/COMMON lecture series looks at design inspiration from unusual sources and the impact of design on the common and uncommon spaces in Alaska's rural and urban communities. Lecture guests for this season:

Oct. 7: Lincoln Shatz, New Media Artist, Chicago

Nov. 11: James Victore, Graphic Designer, New York

Jan. 26: Faythe Levine, Artist, Author, Milwaukee

March 2: STEALTH.unlimited, Architects, Rotterdam& Belgrade

March 16: Jurgen Mayer, Architect, Berlin

For more information, visit alaskadesignforum.org

University of Alaska Southeast

Evening at Egan Lecture Series

Sept. 10: "Finding Beauty in a Broken World," with author Terry Tempest Williams

Sept. 17: "Climbing Denali," with UAS Outdoor Studies faculty, staff, students

Sept. 24: "The Way We Remember It: Personal stories from Alaskans about their history," with William Schneider, anthropologist, curator of oral history, UAF Rasmuson Library

Oct. 1: "Juneau's Government: Should we throw it out and start over?" with Jonathan Anderson, UAS associate professor of public administration, CBJ assembly member

Oct. 8: "Rethinking Int'l Political Violence: The Strategic Logic of Non-violent Conflict" with Erica Chenoweth, Wesleyan University professor of government; "Human Rights and Non-Violent Struggles," with Julie Mertus, American University professor in the School of International Service and co-director of Ethics, Peace and Global Affairs program

Oct. 15: "Mahler, Modernism, and Resurrection," with Kyle Pickett, music director, Juneau Symphony Orchestra and Robin Walz, UAS associate professor of history

Oct. 22: "Family, Friends, and Faith in Small Town Alaska," with author Heather Lende

Oct. 29: "The Sarah Palin Phenomenon: An Alaska, National, & Int'l Perspective," with Clive Thomas, UAS professor of political science

Nov. 5: "Holocaust Portraits: Victims, Perpetrators, Witnesses," with Marty Kalb, artist, professor emeritus of fine arts at Ohio Wesleyan University

Nov. 12: "Homeboy Stories from the Northwest Arctic," with authors Seth Kantner and Nick Jans

All lectures begin at 7 p.m. and take place at either Egan Library or the Egan Lecture Hall.For more information, visit www.uas.alaska.edu/eganlecture/

Juneau-Douglas City Museum

Coffee & Collections series

Oct. 16: Jim Geraghty's presentation of "The story of the Revenue Cutter Wayanda," an account of the men that were sent to investigate the unchartered waters of Gastineau Channel in 1868.

For more information on this series, visit www.juneau.org/parkrec/museum.

Exhibits

Oct. 1: Early Morning, Juneau by Sydney Laurence will be unveiled on Friday, Oct. 1. The City Museum will host a public First Friday opening and brief talk by Mike Blackwell who has been working with others to identify the steamship in the painting and where the image for the painting was photographed.

Through Nov. 21: All Things Eagle & Raven has been extended through November. This exhibit celebrates eagles and ravens and their connection to our everyday lives in Juneau.

Alaska State Museum

Exhibits

Through Oct 23: From Gift to Gallery: New Acquisitions 2004-2009. An exhibit that includes more than 100 of the approximately 500 objects acquired since 2004.

Through Oct. 16: Sue Kraft: Solo Artist Exhibition. Local artist's works range from small watercolors to large oil paintings.

Through Oct. 16: Alaska Positive 2010. A statewide juried photographic exhibition organized and toured by the State Museum.

Nov. 5-Feb. 12: "The Alaska Game Show." Jeff Brown will exhibit his collection of Alaskan games.

Nov. 5-Jan. 15: Jackie Manning Solo Exhibition. Juneau painter's mixed-media works intertwine the figure and nature to where the form of one is lost in connection with the form of the other.

Feb. 4-March 12: Tim Remick Solo Exhibition

Feb. 4-March 26: Barry McWayne Solo Exhibition. Fairbanks artist Barry McWayne will feature several of his extended photographic projects dealing with Alaska's "grand landscape".

March 15-April 20: All Alaska Juried Exhibition XXX111. Cross-media juried art exhibition organized biennially by the Anchorage Museum of History and Art. This year's show will be juried by Michael Darling, the Jon and Mary Shirley Curator of Modern and Contemporary Artat the Seattle Art Museum.

March 25-April 30: Rarefied Light 2010 Juried Photography exhibition. The competition is open to all photographers residing in Alaska. All photographically derived works are eligible, either two dimensional prints or three dimensional work.

For more information, visit www.museums.state.ak.us



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