|Area Arts Events: 09-30-13|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune|
|Monday, 30 September 2013 07:44|
Piece for piano, percussion world premiere on campus
The contemporary piano-percussion ensemble Hammer/Klavier will be present the world premiere of Paul Lansky's "Textures" Thursday at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall in Bowling Green State University Moore Center for the Musical Arts.
BGSU piano faculty member Thomas Rosenkranz is a founding member of the ensemble. The ensemble also includes pianist Michael Sheppard and percussionists Svet Stoyanov and Gwen Burgett.
The composer will be on hand to discuss the 30-minute piece. The piece was commissioned by Hammer/Klavier.
Lansky's recent instrumental music takes a fresh approach toward tonality and harmony that references a variety of musical traditions.
"Textures" includes the movements: I. Striations; II. Loose Ends; III. Soft Substrates; IV. Slither; V. Granite; VI. Points of Light; VII. A flutter, On Edge; and VIII. Round-Wound.
The concert is free.
Film documents events marking Battle of Lake Erie
TOLEDO - The documentary "The Battle of Lake Erie Bicentennial" will air Thursday at 8 p.m. on WGTE PBS Toledo as part of the station's "Toledo Stories" series.
From Aug. 29 through Sept. 10 communities in the Lake Erie Shores and Islands region celebrated the bicentennial of the battle, which was a turning point in the war and secured the Great Lakes for the United States. Festivals, live entertainment, tall ship tours and sightseeing sails, and living history reenactments brought thousands of visitors. The highlight of the celebration was a reenactment of the battle itself, which took place in the waters of Lake Erie, northwest of South Bass Island.
The battle reenactment included sixteen tall ships representing the original ships involved in the battle, including a replica of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry's flagship Niagara.
The documentary of the commemoration was produced by Nick James productions.
Impact of WWII on Japan focus of BGSU movie series
"World War II and the Director" will be the theme of the 2013 Japan Foundation Film Festival. The series, sponsored by the Asian Studies Club, at Bowling Green State University will present three films by legendary Japanese filmmaker Keisuke Kinoshita.
All the films will screen at 7:30 p.m. in the Gish Film Theater in Hanna Hall and are free and open to the public.
The series begins Wednesday with the 1944 film "The Army." The movie subtle critique of Japanese militarism starring Kinuyo Tanaka as the mother of a sick young man called up for service.
Also scheduled are:
• "Port of Flowers" (1943), Oct. 7. A pair of misfit con men try to hustle money from some unsuspecting townsfolk in Kinoshita's droll, touching debut feature.
• "Tragedy of Japan"(1953) , Oct. 28. In post-war Japan, bar hostess Haruko sacrifices everything to provide for her two children, who repay her with rebuffs and indifference.
Jazz on Maumee resumes with shows set for October
TOLEDO - The Brad McNett Trio will perform a Jazz on the Maumee concert Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Aqua Lounge at the Grand Plaza Hotel, 444 N Summit St.
Joining the vocalist will be Jake Reichbart, guitar, and Clifford Murphy, bass.
Also performing this month will be: Clifford Murphy and Friends, Oct. 9; Kyle Turner and Friends, Oct. 16; Eric Dickey & Company, Oct. 23; and vocalist Glenda Biddlestone with Clifford Murphy and Vince Krolak, Oct. 30.
Cover charge is $15, $10 for members of the Art Tatum Jazz Society and $5 for students.
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