MAILED: June 11, 1997|
EAU CLAIRE -- Michael Hauser, "one of America's few masters of the emotional flamenco guitar" (Mpls./St. Paul magazine), will open the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's Summer Session Programs for the week of June 23.
His free outdoor show will begin at 7 p.m. Monday on the Central Campus Mall (rain: Schofield Auditorium). Refreshments will be sold.
One of only a handful of flamenco guitar masters residing in the United States today, Hauser has studied with Spain's greatest flamenco guitarists, and also studied classical guitar with Andres Segovia's protege Jesus Silva. A founder of the well-known flamenco dance troupe Zorongo Flamenco, Hauser is currently on the music faculty at Macalaster College in St. Paul, where he is initiating a program in flamenco studies.
Also on campus during the week of June 23 are these free Summer Session Programs:
- The Academy Award-winning 1996 documentary "Anne Frank Remembered" will screen at noon and 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday in Davies Theatre. Narrated by Kenneth Branagh and Glenn Close, Jon Blair's film sheds new light on the Jewish teenager whose famous diary has made her an enduring symbol of the Holocaust. The director effectively utilizes rare photos, unpublished correspondence and archival footage -- but the heart of the film is the powerful testimony of eyewitnesses, from Anne's childhood playmates to the last inmates of Bergen-Belsen to see her alive. The second half of the film tells the story Anne never got to tell -- the family's arrest, their transportation to Auschwitz, Anne's terrible last days, the diary's chance survival, and its growth into a phenomenon. The 122-minute film is rated PG.
- The Robert Baca Quartet will present a jazz concert from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday on the Central Campus Mall (rain: The Cabin, Davies Center). Refreshments will be sold.
Summer Session Programs continue through Aug. 7. A complete schedule is available from the Activities and Programs Office, Davies Center 133, (715) 836-4833.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: July 2, 1997