MAILED: Sept. 4, 2001
EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire has announced
the schedule of lectures and performances to be presented by The Forum and
Artists Series during the 2001-02 season. All programs begin at 7:30 p.m.
- The eight-event Artist Series season will begin with A Mixed
Company’s production of “Driving Miss Daisy,” Tuesday, Sept. 25, in Zorn
Arena. Playwright Alfred Uhry presents a view of life based on his
remembrances of growing up in Atlanta.
- Maxim Philippov will perform Monday, Oct. 8, in Gantner
Concert Hall. Philippov is a Russian pianist who serves on the faculty of
the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and was a silver medalist in the 2001 Van
Cliburn International Piano Competition.
- Bergen Woodwind Quintet will perform Thursday, Nov. 1, in
Schofield Auditorium. One of Scandinavia’s leading chamber groups and
acclaimed the world over, they will perform “The Best in Chamber Music for
- The Baltimore Consort will perform Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001,
in Schofield Auditorium. “An Early Music Holiday Concert” will
entertain listeners with late Renaissance and early Baroque music, popular
music of the day as well as traditional music rooted in earlier times. The
group was recognized as Billboard Magazine’s Top Classical Crossover Artist
- Odadaa! will perform Monday, Feb. 11, in Zorn Arena. A
dynamic group of musicians and dancers from Ghana, led by drummer, composer
and choreographer Yacub Addy, features African percussion and vocals,
high-energy dance, and lush costumes.
- Dave Holland Jazz Quintet will perform Thursday, March 14, in
Zorn Arena. Formed in 1997, Holland’s band recorded the album “Points
of View” following an extensive European tour. The band also will start
UW-Eau Claire’s Jazzfest 2002.
- Moses Hogan will perform Thursday, April 18, in Zorn Arena.
Pianist, conductor and arranger of international renown, Hogan focuses
primarily on the music of African Americans. His program is titled “I’m
Gonna Sing ‘til the Spirit Moves in My Heart.”
- “Death of a Salesman,” by Arthur Miller, will be performed
by the Montana Repertory Theatre, Tuesday April 30, in Zorn Arena.
Established in 1977, the Montana Repertory Theatre is the professional
theater-in-residence at the University of Montana-Missoula and defines its
mission as the telling of stories that reflect and reveal the core of the
- The 60th season of The Forum will open Tuesday, Sept. 11, in
Zorn Arena, with a lecture by Helen Caldicott titled “George W. Bush
and the Threat of Nuclear War.” Caldicott is a leading advocate of citizen
action to remedy nuclear and environmental crises and the founder of Physicians
for Social Responsibility.
- Charles Kernaghan will present “The Fight to End Sweatshops
and Child Labor: Students in the Forefront,” Wednesday, Oct. 24, in Zorn Arena.
Kernaghan is the executive director of the National Labor Committee, an
independent, non-profit human rights organization that aims to protect the
rights of workers — especially young women around the world who assemble
garments, shoes, toys and other products for export to the United States.
- Naseer Aruri will present “The Obstruction of Peace: The
U.S., Israel and the Palestinians,” Monday, Nov. 12, in Zorn Arena.
Director of the Trans-Arab Research Institute in Boston, Aruri is Chancellor
Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts,
Dartmouth, and served on the board of directors of Amnesty International USA.
Aruri writes and speaks about the politics of the Middle East and the importance
of equitable treatment for all its presidents.
- Frank B. Ashley III will present “Sports Management: Its
Past, Present and Future,” Thursday, Feb. 7, in Zorn Arena. Ashley is an
international authority on sport management and a contributing editor for the
Research Digest of the Journal of Sport Management. He has lectured on
international perspectives on sport management throughout the United States and
in Australia, Canada, Mexico and South Africa. He was also the first African
American to graduate from Louisiana College.
- Robert Zubrin will present “The Case for Mars,” Tuesday,
March 5, in Zorn Arena. Zubrin is an internationally renowned astronautical
engineer and the author of “The Case for Mars,” which Arthur C. Clarke
called “the most comprehensive account of the past and future of Mars that I
have ever encountered.”
Tickets for both series can be purchased at the on-site
box office one hour before the events or in advance by mail, phone or at the
University Service Center. For more information call (715) 836-3727.
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Sept. 5, 2001