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Humanities Festival

humanities-hands-200x200A celebration of student works in the humanities featuring music performance, poetry and creative writing readings, screen writing readings, digital art and animation screenings, film screenings and theatre performances in Gussman Concert Hall, Meinig Recital Hall and Graves Grand Hall of the Lorton Performance Center on Tuesday, April 28, 2015.

Additionally, there will be student and faculty art exhibited in the Hogue Gallery of Phillips Hall and at the Zarrow Center for Art & Education in the Brady Arts District. And don’t forget a special event honoring the 50th anniversary of the National Endowment for the Humanities and lunch available from several of Tulsa’s most taste-tempting food trucks on Jackson Commons!

 

Complete List of Humanities Festival Events


School of Art Student Exhibition
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Alexandre Hogue Gallery

A juried show featuring the work of fine arts students in a variety of mediums, located in Phillips Hall. Sponsored by M. Teresa Valero, applied professor of art and chair, School of Art.


Graduate and Undergraduate Art Exhibition
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Ann and Jack Graves Grand Hall

Featuring multimedia works by School of Art students. Curated by M. Teresa Valero, applied professor of art and chair, School of Art; and Michelle Martin, associate professor of art.


Little Women Costume and Property Management Class Display
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Ann and Jack Graves Grand Hall

Costumes designed and produced by theatre students and props created by property management class students. Little Women painter’s elevations created by Ryan Fox. Curated by Kim Powers, assistant professor of theatre.


Theatre Productions Digital Portfolio
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Ann and Jack Graves Grand Hall

Digital screens displaying images of theatre productions from fall and spring semesters. Sponsored by Kim Powers, assistant professor of theatre.


Interactive Digital Animation Display
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Ann and Jack Graves
Grand Hall South

Karmic_Lapse, Aaron Higgins, assistant professor of art.


Voices of Oklahoma Audio Station
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Ann and Jack Graves Grand Hall North Corridor

Audio recordings of archived interviews with a wide array of Oklahomans who have shaped state culture, character and industry. Hosted by John Erling, Voices of Oklahoma creative director and sponsored by the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities at TU, Sean Latham, director.


Published Works Exhibition
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Ann and Jack Graves Grand Hall South

The display features a variety of publications by TU professors.


Digital Animation Student Presentations
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
North Balcony Corridor

Screens displaying digital animation projects: FwiB, Elias Brinkman; Superfluity & Samples, Hayley Higgs; Air Collective and About You, John Lohrey. Sponsored by Aaron Higgins, assistant professor of art.


NEH 50th Anniversary Reception
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Ann and Jack Graves Grand Hall

Enjoy complimentary cupcakes and coffee in celebration of the golden anniversary of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Lunch on the Lawn Food Trucks
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Jackson Commons

Enjoy a variety of menu offerings from Meltdown Grilled Cheese, Mangiamo, Stella Reauxs and The Dog House. Cash or credit accepted at most vendors.


Rumbleville: Photographs by Daniel Farnum
1:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Henry Zarrow Center for Art and Education

TU Professor Daniel Farnum’s exhibition focuses on Tulsa’s urban neighborhoods and their young inhabitants. His photographic exploration fluctuates between past and present day socioeconomic challenges evident in the city’s nostalgic identity.

Exhibition is at the Henry Zarrow Center for Art and Education, 124 East M.L.
Brady. Sponsored by the School of Art, Michelle Martin, gallery director.


String Quartet Performance I
11:00 – 11:20 a.m.
Ann and Jack Graves Grand Hall South Balcony

Selections from String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, op. 96 “The American,” by Antonín Dvořák featuring Kiersten Morales (violin I), Corbin Bodley (violin II), Dominique Barnes (viola), and Matthew Magerkurth (cello). Directed by Diane
Bucchianeri, applied assistant professor, School of Music.


Piano Performance I
11:30 – 11:50 a.m.
Ann and Jack Graves Grand Hall North Balcony

Christopher Powell performing Beethoven’s Piano Sonata 11, B-flat Major, op. 22 movements 1 and 4; and Rachmaninoff “Étude-Tableau” op. 39 no. 2 in A Minor.


String Quartet Performance II
12:00 – 12:20 p.m.
Ann and Jack Graves Grand Hall South Balcony

Selections from Quartet in A Minor, D. 804, “Rosamunde” by Franz Schubert featuring Ellen Dauk (violin I), Sarah Thomas (violin II), Micah Neely (viola) and Jeremiah Neely (cello). Directed by Diane Bucchianeri, applied assistant professor, School of Music.


Horn Choir Performance
12:30 – 12:50 p.m.,
Ann and Jack Graves Grand Hall South Balcony

Featuring “Hector: Hero of Troy, op. 102” by Dieter Angerer and “Le Rendez-vous de chasse” by G. Rossini. Performed by Zach Anderson, Jacob
Burscough, Jack Bussert, Erin Emeric, Melanie Erdel, Brian Haiduk, Alex Prokopis, Sarah Richardson, Ryhlee Sanford, Rachel Terrell, Michaela Wiggin and Greg Dorst. Directed by Richard Wagner, assistant professor of music and director of instrumental ensembles.


TU Student Composers Performance
2:00 – 2:20 p.m.
Ann and Jack Graves Grand Hall North Balcony

“Death by Water” by Matt Magerkuth, performed by Kiersten Morales (violin), Jeremiah Neely (cello), and Drew Crane (piano). “Palace, mvt. I” by Kiersten Morales, performed by Abigail Raiford (soprano) and Benjamin Krumweide (piano). “Woods in Winter” by Benjamin Krumweide, performed by Drew Crane (baritone) and Joe Lee (piano).


Piano Performance II
2:30 – 2:50 p.m.
Ann and Jack Graves Grand Hall North Balcony

Drew Crane performing Mozart’s Piano Sonata in D major no. 0 op. 311 and Chopin’s Etude op. 25 no. 1 “Aeolian Harp.”


Harp Performance I
3:00 – 3:20 p.m.
Ann and Jack Graves Grand Hall South Balcony

“Panis Angelicus” by César Franck with Katie Creed (mezzo-soprano), Nicole Graham (mezzo-soprano) and Lorelei Barton (harp). “Pan Pastorale” by Johannes Donjon with Ellen Emeric (flute) and Lorelei Barton (harp). “Beau Soir” by Claude Debussy, arr. by Faye Seeman, with Ellen Emeric (flute), Erin Emeric (harp) and Emily Weber (cello). “Intaglio” by Ken Gist, trans. for quartet by Jack Bussert, with Kaitlin Mar (harp), Mariah Heck (viola), Emily Weber (cello) and Jack Bussert (horn).


Harp Performance II
3:30 – 3:50 p.m.
Ann and Jack Graves Grand Hall South Balcony

“Interlude” by Myles Wright with Kaitlin Mar (harp), Emily Weber (cello), Zach Anderson (horn) and Jack Bussert (horn). “Lakme” by Léo Delibes with Kaitlin
Mar (harp), Emily Weber (soprano) and Katie Creed (mezzo-soprano). “Highland Pibrach” by Jeannie Kern Chenette with Kaitlin Mar (harp), Erin Emeric (harp) and Mariah Heck (harp). “Isles Suite No. 1” by Jack Bussert with Kaitlin Mar (harp), Erin Emeric (harp), Mariah Heck (harp), Jack Bussert (horn) and Zach Anderson (horn).


Piano Performance III
4:00 – 4:20 p.m.
Ann and Jack Graves Grand Hall North Balcony

Christopher Powell performing Beethoven’s Piano Sonata 11, B-flat Major, op. 22 movements 1 and 4; and Rachmaninoff “Étude-Tableau” op. 39 no. 2 in A
Minor.


Screenwriting Readings
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Nancy E. and Peter C. Meinig Recital Hall

Screenplay segments read by members of the Screenwriting I class, sponsored by Michael Wright, applied professor of creative writing.

National Endowment for the Humanities Keynote Address
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Herbert and Roseline Gussman Concert Hall

For the last 50 years, the National Endowment for the Humanities has enriched the social, cultural and civic lives of Oklahomans. To kick off the 2015 TU Arts and Humanities Festival, we will celebrate this organization’s extraordinary contributions by gathering a distinguished group of scholars, teachers and leaders who will reflect on the NEH’s first 50 years and attempt to measure its importance to our city, state and nation. Featured speakers will include Ken Busby, former director of the Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa; Ann Thompson, director of the Oklahoma Humanities Council; Jake Howland, NEH Fellow and McFarlin Professor of Philosophy at TU; and Sean Latham, director of the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities at TU.

Marketing the Arts and Sciences Panel Presentation
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
George Kaiser Family Foundation Rehearsal Hall

This public presentation is the result of a semester-long project on how to market the arts and sciences in the 21st century. The five-person class will present its findings from the project and offer suggestions about how the college and the university can better promote the arts and sciences within and without the university. Brad Valentino, Connor Schoenberger, Will Noel, Sarah Hartley and Lisa Welsing sponsored by advisor M. W. Brewin, associate professor of communications.

TU Jazz Band Performance
1:00 – 1:50 p.m.
Herbert and Roseline Gussman Concert Hall

“You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To,” Cole Porter; “Samba Dee’s Godda Do It,” Tom Kubis; “We’ll Be Together Again,” Carl Fischer & Frankie Laine; “Can’t Buy Me Love,” John Lennon and Paul McCartney; “Stolen Moments,” Oliver Nelson; “So What,” Miles Davis; “Black Coffee,” Francis Webster and Sonny Burke; “Round Midnight,” Thelonious Monk; “In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning,” David Mann and Bob Hilliard; “Yo Conecto,” Walter White; and “Every Day I Have the Blues,” Peter Chatman. Vocalist: Sarah Richardson. Saxophones: Bobby Kitchen (alto/soprano/flute), Greg Jones (alto), Brian Gault (tenor/flute), Victoria Webber (tenor), Zach Rolph (baritone). Trumpets: Devin Farmer, Aaron Hutson, Ian Betty, Kacie Heckler, Michaela Wiggins. Trombones: T.J. Smith, Laymon Barnett, Greg Fallis, Aaron Cole (bass). Rhythm Section: Drew Crane (piano), Brea Anderson (guitar), Billy Mayer (bass), Nicholas Foster (drum set). Directed by Vernon Howard, applied professor of music, and chair, School of Music.

World Poetry Readings
2:00 – 2:20 p.m.
Nancy E. and Peter C. Meinig Recital Hall

Multilanguage readings by Bruce MacQueen: Leopold Staff, “Radość chwili” (Polish, “The Joy of the Moment”); Lydie Meunier: Henri Michaux, “Le Grand Combat” (French, “The Grand Combat); David Tingey: Wolfgang von Goethe, “Wanderers Nachtlied” (German, “Wanderer’s Nightsong”); Victor Udwin: Walther von der Vogelweide, “Unter der Linden” (German, “Under the Linden”); Bruce Dean Willis: Manoel de Barros, “O menino que carregava água na peneira” (Portuguese, “The Boy who Carried Water in a Sieve”); Huiwen (Helen) Zhang: Yue Fei, “Man Jiang Hong”(Chinese, “How Red the River”). Sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences.


Privacy, Arts and Humanity Panel
2:00 – 2:20 p.m.
George Kaiser Family Foundation Rehearsal Hall

This year, the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities examined the topic of privacy, an idea at once essential to our lives yet difficult to define. On this panel, three of the OCH Fellows share their research on the topic, looking at how it intersects with gender identity, technology, ideas about community and more. Panelists are Kathryn Webb, TU; Hope Forsyth, TU; and Preston Smith, Hewlett Packard Tulsa.


Film Shorts Screening I
2:30 – 2:50 p.m.
Herbert and Roseline Gussman Concert Hall

Featuring Carpe Noctem, Samuel Inman and The Highway, Casey Stack. Sponsored by Joseph Rivers, chair, Department of Film Studies, College of Arts and Sciences.


Voices of Oklahoma: Preserving Oklahoma’s History One Voice at a Time
2:30 – 2:50 p.m.
Nancy E. and Peter C. Meinig Recital Hall

A historical presentation featuring archived interviews from a variety of Tulsans derived from the oral history preservation project Voices of Oklahoma under the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities. Hosted by John Erling, creative director, Voices of Oklahoma, and sponsored by the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities at TU, Sean Latham, director.


Jazz Combo
2:30 – 2:50 p.m.
George Kaiser Family Foundation Rehearsal Hall

Songs selected from “Simples,” B. Kitchen; “Young Stuff,” Snarky Puppy; “Butterfly,” Herbie Hancock; “Murph’s Smirks,” M. Cameron; “Chatterjee Blues,” M. Cameron; “Emily,” G. Fallis; “Never Ending,” Soweto Kinch; “Autumn Leaves,” arr. W. Marsalis; “Lisliel,” D. Binney; “All of You,” C. Porter; “Unstable,” Mitch Bell. Sarah Maud (vocalist), Bobby Kitchen (saxophone), Greg Fallis (piano/trombone), Matt Magerkurth (bass) and Nicholas Foster (drums.) Directed by Michael Cameron, adjunct professor.


Opera Theatre Performance
3:00 – 3:20 p.m.
Nancy E. and Peter C. Meinig Recital Hall

Excerpts from A Tribute to Alec Wilder including “The Baggage Room Blues,” entire company, Blake Fusick (soloist), “Sing Ho! For the Life of a Bear” (male chorus), Stephen Li (soloist) and Pooh Instrumental Ensemble: Katie Nelson (flute), Heather Ryan (clarinet), Henry Carlson (bassoon), and Billy Mayer (bass). “Cottleston Pie” (entire company), Melissa Buchman, Hannah Parker, Abby Raiford and Michael Schrag (soloists) and Pooh Instrumental Ensemble. “Blackberry Winter,” Melissa Buchman, Morgen Cavanah, Taylor Conley and Asura Oulds-Jones (soloists). “I’ll be Around,” Sarah Maud (soloist), with jazz combo Drew Crane (piano) and Billy Mayer (bass). “While We’re Young” (entire company), Melanie Piché (soloist). Directed by Brady McElligott, assistant professor of music in opera and voice and director of opera studies, School of Music.


Creative Writing Readings I
3:00 – 3:20 p.m.
George Kaiser Family Foundation Rehearsal Hall

“Sirens,” Kelley Friedberg; “Assimilation,” Morgan Krueger; “A Few Terzine in Translation,” Holly Mannucci; “Golden Girls” and “Untitled,” Kate Roddy; and “A Chevy Truck and Birkenstocks,” Laura Thomas. Sponsored by Jennifer Airey, associate professor of English and coeditor of Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, College of Arts and Sciences.


Theatre’s Little Women
3:30 – 3:50 p.m.
Herbert and Roseline Gussman Concert Hall

A reprise performance featuring “Five Forever,” Nicole Billups, Cody McCoy, Christina Rardin, Tabitha Littlefield, and Cait Rudd; “More Than I Am,” Christina Rardin and Adam Powell; and “Here Alone,” Krisheena Kimbrew. Directed by Machele Miller Dill, musical theatre program director and applied assistant professor of theatre. James Gregory, accompanist.


Nimrod International Journal’s Spring 2015 Poetry Readings
3:30 – 3:50 p.m.
Nancy E. and Peter C. Meinig Recital Hall

Circulatory Systems: Current and Connection. Nona Charleston, “After You Smile and Nod, I Know You Don’t Understand” by Jennifer Schomburg Kanke; Adrian Alexander, “Driftwood, 1965” by Earl Reineman; Patricia Addis, “The Prescription” by Florence Weinberger; Jeff Martin, “The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory” by Stephen Gibson; Natasha Ball, “What We Know” by Sandra Longley; Grant Jenkins, “The Tiger of Newton, Kansas” by August Donovan; Eilis O’Neal, “Geometric” by Andrea Witzke Slot; and Britton Gildersleeve, “Ode to Time, Lance and December Rain” by Tina Schumann.


Theatre’s The War to End All Wars: From the Trenches to the Home Front
4:00 – 4:20 p.m.
Herbert and Roseline Gussman Concert Hall

A reprise performance featuring Chris Jett, Tabitha Littlefield, Adam Powell and Adrian Alexander from the original production created by Machele Miller Dill, musical theatre program director and applied assistant professor of theatre, and Steven Marzolf, assistant professor of theatre. James Gregory, accompanist.


Film Shorts Screening II
4:00 – 4:20 p.m.
Meinig Recital Hall

Featuring Broke Down at the Oasis, Claire Edwards; Ineption, Grant Goodner; and Z-Plan, Cory Watson. Sponsored by Joseph Rivers, chair, Department of Film Studies.


Creative Writing Readings II
4:00 – 4:20 p.m.
George Kaiser Family Foundation Rehearsal Hall

“This One Also Has No Name,” Natalie Merrick; “The Fall of Pride,” Helen Patterson; “What it Means,” Amy Pezzelle; “Learning Something,” Leah Suleski; and “Ashes in Envelopes,” Casie Trotter. Sponsored by Jennifer Airey, associate professor of English and coeditor of Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, College of Arts and Sciences.

Dance Theatre Performance
4:30 – 4:50 p.m.
Herbert and Roseline Gussman Concert Hall

Students from the Advanced Repertory and Choreography classes perform a selection of dances that showcase the physicality of dance and the craft of choreography. Advance Repertory Dancers are Harley Dixon, Sara Drost, Maggie O’Gara, Lizzie Rainey, Jillian Schlecht and John Yuan. Momentum demonstrates Newton’s laws of motion, choreography by Jessica Vokoun, assistant professor of dance, with music by Michael Wall. Students also will present selections of choreographic studies that explore use of space, time, dynamics and compositional form. Exvotos text provided by Spanish Language students of Bruce Willis, professor of Spanish and comparative literature. Sponsored by the Department of Theatre and Musical Theatre and the College of Arts and Sciences.

Complimentary Wine and Cheese Reception
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Ann and Jack Graves Grand Hall

Meet the students, faculty and staff who produced the TU Humanities Festival, and enjoy a complimentary light buffet as well as soft drinks and adult libations. Piano performance by Drew Crane.