||Schofield Hall 218|
||Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004|
The Forum and Artists Series|
MAILED: August 3, 1998|
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has announced its schedule of lectures and performances to be presented by The Forum and Artists Series during the 1998-99 season. All programs begin at 7:30 p.m.
The nine-event Artists Series season will begin Thursday, Sept. 3, with a classical concert by the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in W.L. Zorn Arena. Andrews Sill will conduct the ensemble that was called "one of America's great virtuoso orchestras" by The New Yorker magazine.
Details on the other Artists Season events follow:
* Garrick Ohlsson; Tuesday, Oct. 6, Gantner Concert Hall. One of the world's foremost pianists, the internationally acclaimed artist will perform works by Bach, Liszt and Chopin on UW-Eau Claire's Bosendorfer Imperial Grand Piano. The special event celebrates the 10th anniversary of the acquisition of the instrument, crafted in Vienna and presented to the department of music and theatre arts through the efforts of the Viennese Ball Committee and the UW-Eau Claire Foundation Inc.
* "Macbeth," performed by the American Players Theatre; Tuesday, Oct. 20, The State: Regional Arts Center. Shakespeare's tragedy of the young 11th-century Scottish nobleman whose lust for the crown drove him to bloody crimes and madness will be presented by this classical theater company based in Spring Green.
* The Lanier Trio; Wednesday, Nov. 4, Gantner Concert Hall. "The Lanier Trio William Preucil, violin; Dorothy Lewis, cello; and Cary Lewis, piano lavish impeccable ensemble and golden tone on each piece," wrote Time magazine.
* Solas; Friday, Feb. 26, 1999, Schofield Auditorium. With the release of its second CD, "Sunny Spells and Scattered Showers," this quintet established its position as one of the best traditional Irish bands in the world. Recently, Solas performed on "A Prairie Home Companion," and was the first American band to be featured on Ireland's Radio One on St. Patrick's Day.
* The Colorado Quartet and Mark Kosower; Thursday, March 11, 1999, Gantner Concert Hall. The Colorado Quartet came to the forefront of the international chamber music scene after winning the Banff String Quartet Competition and the Naumburg Chamber Music Award in 1983. Joining the ensemble in a performance of Schubert's Quintet in C Major will be Mark Kosower, an award-winning young cellist who is a native of Eau Claire.
* Zeitgeist; Monday, March 29, 1999, Gantner Concert Hall. An ensemble committed to commissioning, performing and recording music composed during the second half of the 20th century, Zeitgeist performs internationally and enjoys a special relationship with Minneapolis' Walker Art Center, a leading venue for new and experimental art.
* The Wisconsin Brass Quintet; Monday, April 19, 1999, Schofield Auditorium. Founded in 1972, the Wisconsin Brass Quintet is ensemble-in-residence at the UW-Madison School of Music.
* The Milwaukee Ballet; Friday, April 30, 1999, The State: Regional Arts Center. Considered one of the top 10 ballet companies in the United States, the Milwaukee Ballet will present a contemporary mixed repertoire program featuring works from its "Wild Life" series.
The 57th season of The Forum will open on Monday, Sept. 14, with a lecture by Robert McChesney titled "Corporate Media and the Threat to Democracy." Author of "The Global Media" (1997) and editor of "Capitalism and the Information Age" (1998), McChesney is presently associate professor of journalism at the UW-Madison; in 1999 he will join the faculty of the Institute of Communications Research at the University of Illinois. His presentation in Schofield Auditorium will be followed by a reception in the Dulany Inn, Davies Center.
Descriptions of the other four Forum presentations follow:
* Jora Young, "The Ecology of Hope: Communities Collaborate for Sustainability"; Monday, Oct. 12, Schofield Auditorium. Director of Science for the Florida Program of The Nature Conservancy, Jora Young is also the project director for The Disney Wilderness Preserve. She oversees research and science outreach activities throughout Florida, as well as an 11,500-acre mitigation project that involves collaboration among corporate and government partners. Stories of existing community-based collaborations as far apart as Wisconsin, Maine, California, Tennessee, and the desert southwest illustrate her view that collaboration among different factions can lead to breakthrough consensus.
* June Jordan, "Changing Up the Future of Women"; Friday, Oct. 30, Schofield Auditorium. June Jordan is professor of African American studies at the University of California-Berkeley. The poet, novelist, essayist and political activist comes to The Forum through a collaborative project with the UW System Women's Studies Conference. Her Forum lecture also is the keynote address for the conference, which will focus on women, poverty and public policy.
* Cornel West, "The War Against Parents in the Workplace and in Politics"; Thursday, Feb. 11, 1999, Schofield Auditorium. Cultural critic Cornel West is professor of religion and Afro-American studies at Harvard University. His most recent book, "The War Against Parents," explores how market forces and public policy are undermining the American family.
* Jose Ramos-Horta, "Human Rights: Democracy and the Rule of Law in the Asia Pacific Region"; Wednesday, April 7, 1999, Schofield Auditorium. In 1975, Indonesia invaded the tiny country of East Timor and brutally slaughtered nearly a third of the total population. Jose Ramos-Horta has tirelessly championed human rights and self-determination for his native East Timor, and received the 1996 Nobel Peace Prize for his "sustained efforts to hinder the oppression of a small people." His presentation will draw reflection upon the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted and proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations 50 years ago this coming December.
A range of subscription packages is available. In addition to subscribing by mail, patrons may buy Artists Series and Forum season packages in person at the University Service Center (in Davies Center's west lobby) beginning Monday, Aug. 10. Tickets for individual events will go on sale Monday, Aug. 31. For ticket information, call the Service Center, (715) 836-3727.
Patrons also may charge their tickets to MasterCard or Visa when they order by phone. Call (715) 836-3727 or, outside the immediate Eau Claire area, call toll-free (800) 949-UWEC. A $3 handling fee will be added to all telephone charge orders.
The Forum and Artists Series are made possible by student funds allocated by the UW-Eau Claire Student Senate. The programs are administered by the Activities and Programs Office.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: August 3, 1998