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The Archipelago Singers Open
Summer Session Programs June 15
MAILED: June 9, 1998|
A free outdoor concert by The Archipelago Singers on Monday, June 15, will open the Summer Session Programs series at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
The show will begin at 7 p.m. on the Central Campus Mall (rain: Schofield Auditorium). Refreshments will be sold.
This year's eight-week Summer Session Programs series celebrates the state's 150th birthday as part of the official Wisconsin Sesquicentennial. On Monday nights, the Music on the Mall outdoor concert series presents live performances by vocal ensembles or contemporary folk, rock, blues and jazz musicians with ties to Wisconsin. Films screen each Tuesday and Thursday; titles are linked to the state's distinguished film heritage by star or subject. On Wednesdays, the Jazz at Noon concert series offers the best of UW-Eau Claire's student and faculty artists.
Eau Claire native Jonathan Lutz is founder-director of The Archipelago Singers, a male chorus from the Swedish-speaking southwestern coastal area of Finland, where some 60,000 islands form an archipelago. Soprano Patricia Bergroth, who grew up on the Aland Islands between Sweden and Finland, will join the ensemble for its United States tour. The group presents songs representative of the male chorus tradition that established itself as a widespread popular movement in Finland in the 19th century, attracting the attention of such composers as Sibelius. Traditional and modern songs will be performed; full song texts with English translations will be provided.
Also on campus during the week of June 15 are these free Summer Session Programs:
Summer Session Programs continue through Aug. 6. A complete schedule is available from the Activities and Programs Office, Davies Center 133, (715) 836-4833.
- Amadeus," winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture of 1984, will be presented via video projection on Tuesday at noon and 7 p.m. in Davies Theatre. Tom Hulce (born in Whitewater, Wis., in 1953) received an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in Milos Forman's film about the tragic rivalry between talent and genius. The 158-minute film is rated PG.
- Wednesday at noon, the Jason Craft Combo will open a series of eight weekly Jazz at Noon concerts on the Central Campus Mall (rain: The Cabin, Davies Center). Refreshments will be sold.
- "Gloria" (1980) will screen on Thursday at noon and 7 p.m. in Davies Theatre. Gena Rowlands (born in Cambria, Wis., in 1934) stars as a former showgirl and gangster's moll who finds herself reluctantly protecting a 7-year-old boy from Mafia hit men. Directed by her husband John Cassavettes for the sixth time, Rowlands earned an Oscar nomination for her gritty performance. The 121-minute film, presented via video projection, is rated PG.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: June 16, 1998