Rollins College

Winter Park Institute Distinguished Scholars and Authors Spring 2010 Public Events Calendar

December 14, 2009

January 14

Terry Teachout: “The Truth About Satchmo: Why Louis Armstrong Still Matters”

7 p.m.

Tiedtke Concert Hall, R.D. Keene Hall, Rollins College

*Free and open to the public. No tickets required. Book signing to follow.

Teachout will discuss his new book, Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong, illuminating the life of one of America’s best-loved musical legends. As an added bonus, a jazz combo in the style of Louis Armstrong’s Hot Seven combo will interact with Teachout throughout the presentation and demonstrate the musical prowess behind this talented and complex man.

January 20

Terry Teachout:  “Louis Armstrong in Jazz History”

4 – 6:30 p.m., Keene Hall, Room 119, R. D. Keene Music Building, Rollins College

*This is a Rollins campus event but is open to the public on a limited basis. No tickets required.

January 28

1. Terry Teachout:  “The Role of a Theater Critic”

9:30 – 10:45 a.m., SunTrust Auditorium, Bush Executive Center, Rollins College

*This is a Rollins campus event but is open to the public on a limited basis. No tickets required.

 

2. Terry Teachout:  “How to Write an Opera (In One Easy Lesson?)”

12:30 – 2 p.m., Keene Hall, Room 119, R.D. Keene Music Building, Rollins College

*This is a Rollins campus event but is open to the public on a limited basis. No tickets required.

February 3

Terry Teachout: “The Biographer’s Crafty Art”

7 – 9 p.m., SunTrust Auditorium, Bush Executive Center, Rollins College

*Free and open to the public. No tickets required.

Teachout will discuss the art of writing biography. He is the author the newly published and already highly acclaimed Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong, All in the Dances: A Brief Life of George Balanchine (2004), A Second Mencken Chrestomathy (2006), and City Limits: Memories of a Small-Town Boy (1991).

February 15

Leon Fleisher: Concert pianist, educator, Kennedy Center honoree Two Hands: The Leon Fleisher Story, a viewing of Nathaniel Kahn’s documentary followed by Q&A with Leon Fleisher.

7 p.m., Tiedtke Concert Hall, R.D. Keene Hall, Rollins College

*Free and open to the public.  No tickets required.

The award-winning documentary reveals the fascinating, more than 30-year story of a child prodigy whose career as a pianist was cut short by the sudden onslaught of a mysterious, physical disability.  The film also depicts Mr. Fleisher’s amazing response and ultimate victory over the hands of fate.

February 17

Leon Fleisher conducts an open dress rehearsal of Symphony No. 41, K. 551, C major “Jupiter,” with the student orchestra. Leon Fleisher conducting.

7:30 p.m., Tiedtke Concert Hall, R.D. Keene Hall, Rollins College

*Free and open to the public.  No tickets required.

February 18

1. Leon Fleisher and Katharine Jacobson Fleisher: The Fleisher Duo.  An informal duo piano recital.

12:30 p.m., Tiedtke Concert Hall, R.D. Keene Hall, Rollins College

*Free and open to the public.  No tickets required.


2. Leon Fleisher: Masterclass.  Movements from the Quintet in F minor, op. 34 by Brahms with a student ensemble and the Piano Sonata No. 62 in Eb Major by Haydn.

7 p.m., Tiedtke Concert Hall, R.D. Keene Hall, Rollins College

*Free and open to the public.  No tickets required.

March 25

Jules Feiffer:  Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, novelist, playwright and screenwriter, presents “My Life and Funny Times.”

7 p.m., Bush Auditorium, Rollins College

Jules Feiffer presents a commentary in slides documenting his 75-year journey from a boyhood lover of comic strips into a career of innovative cultural, social, sexual, political cartoons that showed the way to two generations of cartoonists, from Trudeau’s Doonesbury to Chris Ware, Lynda Barry, and Matt Groening. From Art Spiegelman, author of Maus: A Survivor’s Tale “Jules Feiffer…reinvented comics in the 1950s and made possible what’s now called the ‘graphic novel.’”

*Free and open to the public.  No tickets required.

March 26

1. Marsha Norman: Discussion on copyright issues

10 a.m., Annie Russell Theatre, Rollins College

*Free and open to the public.  No tickets required.


2. Jules Feiffer: “How Not to Write a Screenplay”

2p.m., Annie Russell Theatre, Rollins College

Feiffer will share his experiences in what he describes as an “on and off, checkered and more rejected than not life as an occasional writer of plays and screenplays” including Little MurderCarnal Knowledge, and Popeye.

*Free and open to the public.  No tickets required.


3. Billy Collins, former U.S. Poet Laureate, moderator: “The Arts and Social Responsibility.”

Panelists:  Jules Feiffer – Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, Marsha Norman, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright

7 p.m., Annie Russell Theatre, Rollins College

Billy Collins: Former U.S. Poet Laureate— moderator Jules Feiffer: Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, novelist, playwright, screenwriter— panelist Marsha Norman: Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright— panelist. Gathering these three influential writers under the heading of this symposium can only result in a spirited discussion of the role of the artist in critiquing, shaping, and, indeed, creating contemporary culture.

*Free and open to the public.  No tickets required.

April 22

Jaron Lanier: computer scientist, composer, visual artist and author

“You Are Not a Robot”

7 p.m., Tiedtke Concert Hall, R.D. Keene Hall, Rollins College

*Free and open to the public. No tickets required.

Jaron Lanier, a pioneer in “virtual reality” and creator of the term, will discuss his new book on the convergence and divergence between our human world and cyberspace.


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