Before the Curtain: Arts on Campus Week 7

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This week, explore Hop and the Hood events and catch the Glee Club and Coast Jazz Orchestra’s highlight concerts for the quarter.

by Alexandra Surprising | 21/10/22 02:10

Friday October 21

The Hopkins Center for the Arts will premiere Fernando León de Aranoa’s 2021 film, “The Good Boss,” in Loew Auditorium at 7 p.m. Starring Javier Bardem, the black comedy depicts an argument between a Spanish factory boss and his employees. The film is in Spanish with subtitles.

At Spaulding Auditorium at 7:30 p.m., award-winning violinist Midori and pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet will perform Beethoven’s First, Fourth, Seventh, and Eighth Violin Sonatas. This is the last day of the three-day “recital marathon” in which Midori and Thibaudet perform the complete set of Beethoven’s ten violin sonatas. This performance marks the start of the duo’s world tour, which celebrates the 40th anniversary of Midori’s professional debut.

Saturday October 22

“Medea” by Luigi Cherubini, produced by the Metropolitan Opera, will be presented at Spaulding Auditorium at 1 p.m. Canadian soprano Sondra Radvanovsky plays the mighty witch. “Medea” is part of the Met’s “Live in HD” series, which brings operas to cinemas around the world.

At 7 p.m., “Retrograde” will be screened at the Spaulding Auditorium. Directed by Oscar-nominated and Emmy Award-winning Matthew Heineman ’05, “Retrograde” premiered at this year’s Telluride Film Festival and follows the painful aftermath of America’s withdrawal from the war in Afghanistan. When the American soldiers left, Heinemen and his team stayed behind, filming former Afghan military leader Lt. Gen. Sami Sadat during the aftermath. A conversation with Heineman will follow the film.

Sunday October 23

The Dartmouth Glee Club will perform their first show of the year at 2 p.m. at Christ Church in Dartmouth. The Glee Club includes approximately 40 singers of all ages performing a variety of choral repertoire.

At 4 p.m. at Loew Auditorium, The Hop will screen “Three Thousand Years of Longing,” a new film from “Mad Max” director George Miller. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in August this year. Starring Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton, the film is described as a “stunning fantasy romance”.

Tuesday, October 25

At 7:30 p.m. in the Spaulding Auditorium, world-renowned Spanish flamenco dancer Farruquito will perform in his latest performance, “Intimo Farruquito.” In addition to showing the “personal side” of the dancer, this show details the history of flamenco dance. There will be a gathering with the dancers, musicians and singers after the show.

Wednesday October 26

At 12:30 p.m. at the Hood Museum of Art, curator of academic programming Amelia Kahl will present the new exhibition “Park Dae Sung: Ink Reimagined,” on view through March 19, 2023. This exhibition, curated by Sunglim Kim, professor of history of art, features 23 paintings by Korean artist Park Dae Sung that reimagine traditional Korean brush and ink techniques through a contemporary lens. According to Hood’s website, “this is the largest solo exhibition of Park’s work to be presented in the United States.” Tickets are not required to attend this event.

Thursday, October 27

The Coast Jazz Orchestra will play at Spaulding Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. This performance will feature new works by student composers, as well as a tribute to famed jazz musician and composer Charles Mingus.

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