Caldwell Fine Arts at The College of Idaho is proud to present the Eugene Ballet’s timeless holiday classic Nutcracker, set for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11 inside Jewett Auditorium on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The ballet has become a treasured holiday tradition for Caldwell Fine Arts as the enchanting Sugar Plum Fairy, the scheming Mouse King and the brave Nutcracker Prince capture the imaginations of both children and adults year after year.
The College of Idaho will host the eighth annual Langroise Holiday Arts Fair on Thursday, Dec. 5, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in the foyer of the Langroise Center for Performing and Fine Arts on the C of I campus in Caldwell. The fair, which is free and open to the public, features artwork created by College of Idaho students, faculty, staff and alumni.
The College of Idaho music department is ringing in the holiday season with a series of concerts highlighted by the Feast of Carols. This annual holiday showcase is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, inside Jewett Auditorium and will include performances by the College’s Chorale, Chamber Singers, Sinfonia, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, the Major Sixth a cappella sextet and the Middleton High School Chamber Singers. The free concert is open to the public and will be followed by holiday refreshments in the foyer of the adjacent Langroise Center.
College of Idaho music professor and jazz director Rob Walker has written a new work for concert band titled“Sounds of Lincoln” in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. The piece will debut in concert on Sunday, Nov. 24, at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania. The work, dedicated to the Wilkes University Civic Band's celebration of the 150th Anniversary, uses an authentic collection of musical themes written during the time of Lincoln that have a direct connection to his life and death.
The College of Idaho theatre department is pleased to present its 2013 fall main stage production Baby with the Bathwater, a comedy written by Christopher Durang and directed by C of I adjunct theatre instructor Kathy Simpson. The play opens at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, and shows at 7:30 nightly on Nov. 8, 9 and Nov. 13-16 inside the Langroise Center for Performing and Fine Arts on the C of I campus in Caldwell. There also will be a closing matinee show at 2 p.m. Nov. 17.
The College of Idaho’s Rosenthal Gallery of Art is pleased to announce “Short Stories,” a new exhibition of mixed media sculpture by Boise artist Sue Latta. An opening reception is set for 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, and the show will remain on display through Dec. 6 in the Rosenthal Gallery, located inside Blatchley Hall on the C of I campus in Caldwell.
The College of Idaho Langroise Trio is pleased to announce its live musical performance schedule for the 2013-2014 season. The Trio, comprised of violinist Geoffrey Trabichoff, violist David Johnson and cellist Samuel Smith, will give 13 public performances throughout the academic year. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted, and all shows on the C of I campus are free and open to the public.
The Langroise Trio’s 2013-14 schedule is as follows:
The College of Idaho will host a benefit concert Sept. 22 to establish a piano scholarship honoring former C of I piano teacher Fern Nolte Davidson. C of I alumnae Barbara Attebery ’47 and Sylvia Hunt ’59 will perform a piano and organ duo program beginning at 2:30 p.m. in Jewett Auditorium. There is no charge for admission, with all donations and proceeds going toward the scholarship fund, which needs about $1,500 to become an endowed, perpetual award.
The College of Idaho’s Rosenthal Gallery of Art is pleased to announce its first two exhibitions of the 2013-2014 academic year. The Rosenthal Gallery is hosting “Domestic Wild,” a joint exhibition by Kate Walker and Barbara Penn along with selected work from three additional members of the group Animal Sign/Animal Mind: Sue Pearson, Kryssi Stradidis and Melanie Yazzi. The gallery simultaneously is hosting “Debris,” a ceramic installation by Caroline Earley.
Caldwell Fine Arts is set to kick off its 53rd season celebrating performing arts inside Jewett Auditorium on The College of Idaho campus. The 2013-2014 season begins Sept. 7 with the Beat Beethoven 5K Fun Run fundraiser and C of I Faculty Showcase, “The Lighter Side of Serious,” featuring members of the College’s art, music and theatre faculty. CFA will offer 14 events in all, showcasing a wide variety of live performances ranging from ballet and Baroque to fiddles and folklorico.