Mark the calendar for BGSU arts events

All events are free, unless noted.
April 18 – “A Forgotten Legacy: Rediscovering Europe’s Black Musical Past” will be the topic of Dr. Arne
Spohr, a BGSU College of Musical Arts associate professor of musicology and a faculty fellow for the
BGSU Institute for the Study of Culture and Society. The presentation will include a lecture about early
modern black European composers and a live performance by the BGSU Early Music Ensemble of some of the
compositions that have not been heard in 400 years. The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. in the Wood
County District Public Library, 251 N. Main St.
April 18 – The International Film Festival, with the theme of “Undoing the Single Story,” features a
screening of “Timbuktu,” the 2015 film directed by Mali’s Abderrahmane Sissako. The term “single story”
refers to Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngoze Achidie’s TED talk, “The Danger of the Single Story.” Achidie
explores the power of storytelling to construct and perpetuate stereotypes about others—especially if
one tells one single story about them over and over again. This year’s International Film Festival
therefore explores ways to discover unexpected, unfamiliar stories about cultures as different as those
found in the film’s locations of Mauritania and Mali. The film is a work of breathtaking visual beauty
that tells the story of self-described jihadists who, with high-caliber weaponry, are presuming to rule
a small village and its surrounding grazing land and waters near Timbuktu. The screening will begin at
7:30 p.m. in 206 Bowen-Thompson Student Union.
April 18 – The Spring 2019 Reading Series features Julie Webb and Ali Miller, creative writing MFA
students and English department teaching associates. Webb will read poetry and Miller will read fiction.
The reading will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Prout Chapel.
April 18 – The BGSU Guitar Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts
Center. Free
April 19 – The BGSU University Choral Society will present an off-campus performance titled “Choral
Evensong.” The concert will begin at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 1526 E. Wooster St.,
Bowling Green. Free
April 22 – The BGSU jazz department will present a performance that features a variety of jazz favorites
ranging from Thad Jones’ “Cherry Juice” and John Coltrane/Frank Foster’s “Giant Steps” to Thelonious
Monk/Kenny Clarke/John Fedchock’s “Epistrophy” and Bret Zvacek’s “It Might Be You.” The performance will
begin at 8 p.m. at the Clazel Theater, 127 N. Main St..
April 23 – Music at the Manor House welcomes piano students of BGSU Associate Professor Solungga Liu. The
students will perform at 7 p.m. at the Toledo Metroparks Wildwood Manor House, 5100 Central Ave.,
Toledo.
April 23 – The Graduate String Quartet will perform a recital at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall, Moore
Musical Arts Center.
April 24 – The College of Musical Arts presents the Middle School Honors String Festival, featuring
beginning to advanced middle school string players. The students, who participated in chamber music
sessions, master classes, string technique group sessions and chamber orchestra, will perform under the
direction of guest conductor Andrew Hire, orchestra conductor at Strongsville High School. The final
concert will begin at 5 p.m. in Kobacker Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center.
April 25 – The International Film Festival screening of “Diego Star” is also the Pallister
Francophone-Canadian Lecture for 2019. This year’s guest is French-Canadian filmmaker Frédérick
Pelletier, who will discuss his film after the screening. “Diego Star” tells the story of Traore, a
mechanic from the Ivory Coast who is unfairly blamed for a serious accident that occurs on the Diego
Star, a dilapidated Russian cargo ship. The ship is towed to the nearest shipyard for repairs. In the
interim, crew members find shelter with the inhabitants of the small local village. Far from everyone he
loves and knows, Traore is engulfed by the Quebec winter. The talk and screening will begin at 7:30 p.m.
in 206 Bowen-Thompson Student Union. A reception will follow.
April 25 – BGSU College of Musical Arts’ student composers will present their works. The concert will
begin at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center.
April 26 – The BGSU A Cappella Choir and the Women’s Chorus will present a performance at 8 p.m. in
Kobacker Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center. Advance tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for students
and children. All tickets are $10 on the day of performance. BGSU students with an ID card are admitted
free. Tickets are available at bgsu.edu/arts or by calling 419-372-8171.
April 26 – The BGSU School of Art hosts the opening reception for the MFA Thesis Exhibitions at 7 p.m. in
the Dorothy Uber Bryan and Willard Wankelman Galleries in the Fine Arts Center. The exhibition runs
through May 12. Gallery hours are 11 am. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 6-9 p.m. Thursdays and 1-4 p.m.
Sundays.
April 27 – The BGSU Men’s Chorus will perform at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center.
Advance tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for students and children. All tickets are $10 on the day of
performance. BGSU students with an ID card are admitted free. Tickets are available at bgsu.edu/arts or
by calling 419-372-8171.
April 28 – Winners of the Dr. Marjorie Conrad Art Song Competition will perform at the Toledo Museum of
Art. The recital will begin at 3 p.m. in the museum’s Great Gallery, 2445 Monroe St.
April 28 – The Percussion Ensemble of the BGSU College of Musical Arts will perform at 3 p.m. in Kobacker
Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center.
April 29 – The College of Musical Arts presents the spring Global Music Showcase, featuring various BGSU
world music ensembles in concert. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall, Moore Musical Arts
Center. Advance tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for students and children. All tickets are $10 on the
day of performance. BGSU students with an ID card are admitted free. Tickets are available at
bgsu.edu/arts or by calling 419-372-8171.
April 30 – The Bowling Green Opera Theater presents an evening of opera scenes. The performance will
begin at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall at Moore Musical Arts Center.
May 2 – The Creative Writing program’s Reading Series welcomes three BFA students: Rebecca Gilliam,
Jessica Crist and Kaitlyn Russo. Each of the women will present a BFA thesis reading. The reading will
begin at 7:30 p.m. in Prout Chapel.
May 2 – The BGSU Department of Theatre and Film presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William
Shakespeare for five performances through May 5. This is one of Shakespeare’s most beloved and enduring
comedies. First performed in 1596, Shakespeare’s comic fantasy of four lovers who find themselves
bewitched by fairies is a sly reckoning with love, jealousy and marriage. Performances are scheduled at
8 p.m. May 2-4 and at 2 p.m. May 4 and 5. Advance tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students. All
tickets are $20 on the day of the performance. Tickets are available at bgsu.edu/arts, at the Wolfe
Center Box Office from noon to 5 p.m. weekdays, or by calling 419-372-8171.
May 2 – The Afro-Caribbean Ensemble will perform a public concert at 8 p.m. in Bryan Recital Hall, Moore
Musical Arts Center.
May 2 – The International Film Festival features a 2011 film, “Five Broken Cameras,” directed by Emad
Burnat and Guy Davidi. The documentary is a firsthand account of protests in Bil’in, a West Bank village
affected by the Israeli West Bank barrier. Filmed almost entirely by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, who
bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, the film is structured around
the destruction of Burnat’s cameras and of one family’s evolution over five years of turmoil. Among its
awards was a 2012 Sundance Film Festival award. The screening will begin at 7:30 p.m. in 206
Bowen-Thompson Student Union.
May 3 – In honor of Pan-Asian American Month, the Office of Multicultural Affairs presents a screening of
“The Debut,” the first known Filipino American feature drama produced in the U.S. Director Gene
Cajayon’s seminal film tells the story of a teenager who rejects his Asian heritage in order to
assimilate in America. His contentious relationship with his immigrant father comes to a head at his
sister’s 18th birthday party. After the screening, English faculty member Dr. Khani Begum will
facilitate a talk on the Asian immigrant experience. The screening will begin at 6:30 p.m. in 206
Bowen-Thompson Student Union.
May 3 – The BGSU Concert and University Bands will perform together in an end-of-the-semester concert.
The performance will begin at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center. Advance tickets are $3
for students and children and $7 for adults. All tickets are $10 the day of the performance. Tickets are
available online at bgsu.edu/arts, in person at the Wolfe Center Box Office from noon-5 p.m.
Monday-Friday, or by calling 419-372-8171.
May 4 – The College of Musical Arts presents the BGSU Wind Symphony concert, under the leadership of Dr.
Bruce Moss. The performance will begin at 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall at Moore Musical Arts Center. Advance
tickets are $3 for students and children and $7 for adults. All tickets are $10 the day of the
performance. Tickets are available online at bgsu.edu/arts, in person at the Wolfe Center Box Office
from noon-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, or by calling 419-372-8171.
May 5 – The final BGSU premier arts event for the semester is the BG Philharmonia and Choirs presentation
of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. This special event is the culmination of the yearlong celebration of the
orchestra’s 100th anniversary. The orchestra will join forces with more than 150 voices from the A
Cappella Choir, Collegiate Chorale and University Choral Society to present Beethoven’s iconic and most
popular work of classical music. The symphony was first composed to include a chorus. The text, “Ode to
Joy” by Friedrich Schiller, is often read as a celebration of our universal common humanity. The
popularity and message of the work make it a perfect conclusion to the 100th year celebration. The
concert will begin at 3 p.m. in Kobacker Hall, Moore Musical Arts Center. Advance tickets are $3 for
students and children and $7 for adults. All tickets are $10 the day of the performance. Tickets are
available online at bgsu.edu/arts, in person at the Wolfe Center Box Office from noon-5 p.m.
Monday-Friday, or by calling 419-372-8171.
May 6 – The College of Musical Arts presents a repeat performance of the Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony
Concert at the Detroit Orchestra Hall, featuring the BG Philharmonia and choirs. The event will begin at
7:30 p.m. in the orchestra hall, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit.
May 10 – BGSU doctoral music students will perform contemporary music in various galleries at the Toledo
Museum of Art. This ongoing performance and discussion series explores the relationship of contemporary
music and art through music performances in response to specific works of art. The performance will
begin at 7 p.m. in the Toledo Museum of Art, 2445 Monroe St.
May 10 – The BGSU Film program presents the public screening of “The Study,” the 2018-19 Studio
Experience. Film students and director Lucas Ostrowski, assistant professor of film, have been working
on the web series project. The screening will begin at 8 p.m. in the Thomas B. and Kathleen M. Donnell
Theatre at the Wolfe Center for the Arts.