Baroque Duo Corde á vide to Open 2012-2013 Stieren Arts Enrichment Series at Trinity University

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Mary Anthony
mary.anthony@trinity.edu
210-999-8441
Sep. 13, 2012

Baroque Duo Corde á vide to Open 2012-2013 Stieren Arts Enrichment Series at Trinity University


The Stieren Arts Enrichment Series brings a distinguished array of outstanding leaders in the fields of art, music, drama, communication, literature, art history, and aesthetics to the Trinity campus.


SAN ANTONIO - A game developer, a puppet theatre company, and a musical quintet, are among the guests coming to Trinity University as part of the 2012-2013 Stieren Arts Enrichment Series.  This series brings to campus a distinguished array of outstanding leaders in the fields of art, music, drama, communication, literature, art history, and aesthetics. All events are free and open to the public; however, reservations will be required for Teatro del Drago's performance.

Baroque duo Corde à vide, featuring Jubal Fulks, violinist, and Lorna Peters, harpsichordist, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, in the Ruth Taylor Recital Hall. They have presented concerts, master classes, and lectures across the United States, including New York, Seattle, and Los Angeles. Both active solo performers, Peters and Fulks joined forces in 2008 with the goal of presenting early music on period instruments.  Their concert program reflects a balance of solo and duo repertoire that highlights the varying national styles of the 17th and 18th centuries.  Peters and Fulks are professors at California State University and the University of Alabama, respectively, and both hold Doctor of Musical Arts from the State University of New York, Stony Brook.

David McDonough '06, will discuss "Design Re-Defined: The Digital Anvil" at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, in the Ruth Taylor Recital Hall. McDonough is a game developer and lead designer for Firaxis Games, makers of the renowned Civilization franchise of PC strategy games, has contributed to the development of Firaxis' Civilization V, Civ World, and X-COM: Enemy Unknown titles, and as a systems designer to Big Huge Games' Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning. In addition to his work with Firaxis, McDonough has served as an adjunct professor in the simulation and digital entertainment department at the University of Baltimore on subjects including non-digital game design and artificial intelligence for games.

Tteatro del dragoeatro del Drago will present Pinocchio at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, and Thursday, Oct. 11, in the Stieren Theater. Based in Ravenna, Italy, Teatro del Drago is the puppet theatre company of the Monticelli Family, established in 1820 by Ariodante Monticelli. Today, brothers Mauro and Andrea represent the fifth generation in this unbroken family tradition. Teatro del Drago follows two distinct artistic directions: tradition and experimentation. The tradition that informs their art and craft is as ancient as that of the Roman theatre, the Italian puppet theatre, and Commedia dell'Arte. But Teatro del Drago is also at the forefront of experimentation with their ability to combine puppetry and shadow, text and physical performance, making Teatro del Drago a renowned theatre company in Italy and Europe.

"A Reading and Conversation with Mary Karr" is scheduled for 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, in the Great Hall of the Chapman Center. Acclaimed memoirist Mary Karr is often credited with sparking the explosion of the genre with her 1995 New York Times best seller The Liar's Club, which detailed her apocalyptic childhood in a swampy East Texas town. Karr's two subsequent memoirs, Cherry and Lit, explore a psychedelic adolescence and eventual conversion from "blackbelt sinner and lifelong agnostic" to sobriety and Catholicism. Karr is also a celebrated poet and the author of four collections: Abacus, The Devil's Tour, Viper Rum, and Sinners Welcome. Her work has been called both "devotedly irreverent" and "elegantly devastating." She is Jesse Truesdell Peck Professor of Literature at Syracuse University, and serves as the weekly poetry editor for the Washington Post.

Eternal Tango Quintet, a musical quintet, will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27, in the Ruth Taylor Hall. To celebrate the tango, Héctor Del Curto, world-renowned andoneónist and artistic director of the quintet, will be joined by Gustavo Casenave, pianist; Pedro Giraudo, bassist; Nick Danielson, violinist; and Jisoo Ok, cellist. Del Curto is also well-known for his spectacular Broadway show Forever Tango and the critically-acclaimed CD recording, Eternal Tango.

Rachael Z. DeLue, associate professor in art and archaeology at Princeton University, will present Arthur Dove's Meteorology at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 6, in the Chapman Center Auditorium. She is also affiliated faculty in Princeton's Center for African American Studies and American Studies Program. Her specialty is the history of American art and visual culture, with particular focus on intersections between art and science and the history of African American art. She is the author of George Inness and the Science of Landscape (2004) and has published articles on French painter Camille Pissarro, Spike Lee's Bamboozled, Darwin and the visual arts, the relationship between art writing and medical diagnosis in America circa 1900, natural history dioramas, and contemporary artists Kara Walker and Michael Ray Charles. She is completing a book about the 20th American abstract painter Arthur Dove.

Guests for the Spring 2013 semester are:

Michelle Wilby Friesenhahn '77, designer, "Design Re-Defined: Design is a Good Idea," 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, in the Coates University Center Fiesta Room.

Mark Allen, founder and executive director of Machine Project, "Mark Allen: Machine Project Presents!" 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in Northrup Hall, Room 040 and "Opening reception for exhibition curated by Mark Allen,"7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Neidorff Art Gallery in the Dicke Art Building.

Richard Todd Adams '96, vocalist, "Richard Adams, Vocalist, in Recital," 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 23, in the Ruth Taylor Recital Hall.

Jeff St. Onge '83, free-lance creative director, "Design Re-Defined: Creative Connections for Advertising Clients," 7 p.m. Monday, April 8, in the Coates University Center Fiesta Room

Emily Brady, reader in aesthetics, Institute of Geography and academic associate in philosophy, University of Edinburgh, "Aesthetic Value, Ethics, and Climate Change," 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, in the Ruth Taylor Recital Hall.

The Stieren Arts Enrichment Series is made possible through an endowment created by Jane and the late Arthur Stieren of San Antonio. For more information, contact Mary Anthony at 210-999-8441.