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Humanitea Welcomes Everyone

Today, Friday, January 27, will mark the first Humanitea of the spring semester. Please join us in OM 219 (the Campus Ministry Conference Room) at 2:00 p.m. for tea, treats and a chance to chat. This will be our meeting location for the semester.

The following Fridays will serve as in-person meet-ups (we also offer a Zoom alternative!): Febraury 17, 24; March 17, 24; April 21, 28.

Humanitea is open to all students, faculty and staff. To learn more and to be added to our Email group for updates, please contact Yvonne Widenor at widenroy@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Yvonne K. Widenor, Assistant Professor and Program Director, Art History and Music Programs, MLLC Department, Director and Studio Art Galleries Director, ArtsCanisius

 

A Christmas Brasstacular

Please join ArtsCanisius as it welcomes the Buffalo Silver Band back to campus December 10, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. The Montante Cultural Center will reverberate with the joyous sounds of the season. According to their calendar of events at buffalosilverband.org, the program includes “two sleigh rides: Prokofiev’s classic ‘Troika’ and Leroy Anderson’s ‘Sleigh Ride’ (performed a la Glenn Miller!). Rounding out the holiday bill of fare a pinch of J.S. Bach (it can’t be Christmas without Bach!), a touch of John Rutter and a dash of Irving Berlin.”

Also noted on the band’s website, “the distinctive sound of the current Buffalo Silver Band is a result of a fairly standard instrumentation for British-style brass (silver) bands: 10 cornets, a flugelhorn, three tenor horns, two baritones, two euphoniums, three trombones, four basses, and [up to] four percussionists. Most brass bands today have instrumentation close to this assortment. Note that tenor horns are used rather than French horns, while cornets replace trumpets and no reed instruments are part of a strictly British style brass band.”

This is a free will offering, and we look forward to closing out the fall semester of events with this exciting concert. For more information, please contact Yvonne Widenor, Director of ArtsCanisius, at widenory@canisius.edu

Submitted by: Yvonne K. Widenor, Assistant Professor and Program Director, Art History and Music Programs, MLLC Department, Director and Studio Art Galleries Director, ArtsCanisius

A Very Special Chamber Orchestra Concert

Please join ArtsCanisius, Ansgarius Aylward, director of the Canisius College Chamber Orchestra, and members of the Chamber Orchestra as they dedicate two pieces by Bach to the memory of Damita (“Kimi”) Scrivani on Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.

Kimi was a member of the Class of 2023 and majored in management and entrepreneurship. She was a member of the Chamber Orchestra since 2019 and Alpha Kappa Psi.  Kimi was also very active in the FUSION Gaming Society, Anime Club, LASAF, Unity, ENACTUS, ALANA Student Center, Canisius Entrepreneurs Organization, Mixed Martial Arts Club and Project Conservation.

For more information about this concert, kindly contact Professor Yvonne Widenor at widneory@canisius.edu.

Submitted by: Yvonne K. Widenor, Assistant Professor and Program Director, Art History and Music Programs, MLLC Department, Director and Studio Art Galleries Director, ArtsCanisius

Jazz Ensemble Concert Rescheduled

Please note that the Jazz Ensemble Concert scheduled for Friday, November 18 has been rescheduled to Friday, December 2, 2022 with a unique start time of 8:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public!  Please contact the Director of ArtsCanisius, Professor Yvonne Widenor, if you have any questions about this or future ArtsCanisius events at widenory@canisius.edu

Submitted by: Yvonne K. Widenor, Assistant Professor and Program Director, Art History and Music Programs, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures

 

Student Ensembles Bring Music to Montante

Please join ArtsCanisius as it hosts the upcoming concerts for the college’s three student ensembles. All of these concerts are at Montante Cultural Center, begin at 7:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

The Jazz Ensemble will perform on Friday November 18, 2022, under the direction of Russell Scarbrough.  The Chamber Orchestra, as directed by Ansgarius Aylward, will perform on Sunday, December 4, 2022.  The Canisius Chorale will take the stage on Monday, December 5, 2022 with Dr. Bradley Wingert as their director.

Information about additional concerts, upcoming art exhibits, and art and art history content can be found at canisius.edu/artscanisius

Submitted by: Yvonne K. Widenor, Assistant Professor and Program Director, Art History and Music Programs, MLLC Department, Director and Studio Art Galleries Director, ArtsCanisius