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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

News Bureau • Schofield Hall 201Eau Claire, WI 54702
phone: (715) 836-4741
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Randy Sabien to Kick Off
Summer Session Programs
MAILED: May 25, 2001

        EAU CLAIRE—Jazz violinist Randy Sabien will present an outdoor concert Monday, June 11, highlighting the first week in an eight-week series of free Summer Session Programs 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. Audience members are invited to bring blankets or folding chairs for lawn seating.
        National Public Radio’s “Jazz Profiles” calls Randy Sabien “the past, present and future of jazz violin.” His eclectic style began with classical studies at the University of Illinois, where he moonlighted as a country-rock fiddler. Hearing jazz violin great Stephane Grappelli gave Sabien a new musical focus, and he began learning and playing jazz of the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s.
        At age 21 Sabien founded the jazz string program at the Berklee College of Music in Boston and chaired it for three years. Sabien produced three recordings for Jim Post and accompanied a host of singer-songwriters on violin, mandolin, guitar and piano. Between folk gigs he produced his own quintet’s critically acclaimed album of blues-based jazz, “In a Fog.”
        Sabien followed his heart to northern Wisconsin where he has another five titles on his own record label. He is a frequent guest soloist with symphonies across the country.
        Also on campus during the week of June 11 are these free Summer Session Programs:
  • “Beauty and the Beast” (France 1946) will screen Tuesday and Thursday at noon and 7 p.m. in Davies Theatre, opening a weekly series of romance and adventure films. Jean Cocteau’s faithful adaptation of the classic legend — and that rarest of treats, a fairy tale for adults — is a sumptuously designed fantasy set in Renaissance France. A noble and dignified Beast (Jean Marais) suffers for and is ultimately transformed by his love for Beauty (Josette Day). The New York Times called it “a sensuously fascinating film... priceless, gorgeous, exquisite.” The 92-minute black-and-white film is in French, subtitled in English.
  • Concerts by UW-Eau Claire and area jazz musicians will be presented from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday through Friday on the Central Campus Mall (rain: The Cabin, Davies Center). A variety of grilled lunch items will be sold.

        Funded by UW-Eau Claire student segregated fees, Summer Session Programs continue through Aug. 2. A complete schedule is available from the Activities and Programs Office, Davies Center 133, (715) 836-4833.

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Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 201
(715) 836-4741

Updated: May 25, 2001