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Two ArtsCanisius events next week

The two ArtsCanisius events next week highlight works inspired by the written word.

Monday, September 23Meet-the-Faculty Recital at 12 p.m.

Features baritone James Wright and guest pianist Jannis Peterson in a performance of music by Franz Schubert (poetry of Friedrich Rückert), Robert Schumann (text from Joseph Eichendorff collection Intermezzo) and Gabriel Fauré (from the poetry of Louis Pomey, Armand Silvestre and Paul Verlaine).

Thursday, September 26  – Canisius College Composer-in-Residence at 2:30 p.m.

Persis Parshall  will present a lecture  entitled “Choosing Words.” Vehar will discuss how the choice of words is important to both vocal and instrumental music and illustrate that importance by playing musical examples, including some of her songs performed during the Philadelphia Fringe Festival.

Both events are in the Montante Cultural Center and are free and open to the public. More information can be found at or by calling the music office at x2536

Submitted by: Ellen Barnum, ArtsCanisius co-director

Video Institute Produces September Kaleidoscope Broadcast

The Canisius College Video Institute production of the September episode of Kaleidoscope is now airing on Time Warner Cable.  This 30-minute television program celebrates the religious diversity of our region, and represents a collaboration between the Video Institute and the Network of Religious Communities.  Kaleidoscope is re-broadcast each Friday at 6:35 p.m. on Time Warner Cable 20.

This episode features a story about the essential role Hospital Chaplains play in the medical world.  Several ECMC Chaplains — who are on call 24/7 assisting patients, families, and hospital staff — tell their incredible stories.  The episode also includes a conversation between Rabbi Perry Netter of Temple Beth Tzedek and Rabbi Gary Pokras, Senior Rabbi of Temple Beth Zion, as they discuss the Jewish Holidays of Fall.

Students in the Spring 2013 Video Institute course produced six episodes of Kaleidoscope.  The course was taught by Barbara Irwin, PhD, professor of Communication Studies, and Paula DeAngelis-Stein, COM ’86/MS ’02.

Submitted by:  Barbara J. Irwin, PhD, professor, communication studies

Polish Film Festival

The 7th edition of the Polish Film Festival will be held from Thursday, November 14 – Sunday, November 17. All events are sponsored by the Polish Chair. All are welcome!

Festival guests will be professor Artur Popek, chair of department of Art at the M. Curie-Sklodowska in Lublin, Poland;  director of Close Circuit; Ryszard Bugajski accompanied by actress Maria Mamona, and musician, Marcin Pukaluk.

Please see the attached document to view event dates and times.

Submitted by: Maureen Kanczak, administrative associate, modern languages