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Week 2

March 8 through March 14

March 8


What: Pi Day Poster Workshop
When: 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Room 310, Watson Fine Arts Building
Details: Pi is more than a dessert. Pi is a numerical value, a ratio that exists in all circles and its expansion goes on forever randomly. This workshop challenges you to illustrate the concept of Pi! How creatively can you represent a number? Posters will be on display for competition on Pi Day, March 14. This event is a part of Elmira College Siblings weekend, and students of all ages are welcome.
 
What: The Last Night of Ballyhoo
When: 8:00 p.m.
Where: Gibson Theatre, Emerson Hall
Details: This charming romantic comedy, performed by Elmira College students, takes place in Atlanta during the 1939 holidays, where Gone with the Wind premieres and war rumors were widespread throughout the community. However, sights were set on who was taking whom to the Ballyhoo ball — the event of the season!

March 9


What: The Last Night of Ballyhoo
When: 2:00 p.m.
Where: Gibson Theatre, Emerson Hall
Details: This charming romantic comedy, performed by Elmira College students, takes place in Atlanta during the 1939 holidays, where Gone with the Wind premieres and war rumors were widespread throughout the community. However, sights were set on who was taking whom to the Ballyhoo ball — the event of the season!

March 10


What: Short Film Festival: Academy Award Nominated Films
When: 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Where: Gibson Theatre, Emerson Hall
Details: This film screening will include both live-action and animated short films which have been nominated for Academy Awards. This short film festival features four films in each category including Maestro, Tanghi Argentini, Lifted, Binta and the Great Idea, Eramos Pocos, Wraith of Cobble Hill, Il Supplente, and No Time for Nuts.

March 11


What: Corning Museum of Glass: Highlights with Robert Cassetti, Corning Museum of Glass Senior Director, Creative Services and Marketing
When: 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Where: Gibson Theatre, Emerson Hall
Details: Rob Cassetti joined The Corning Museum of Glass in 1999 as manager of education and creative services. He became a director of the Museum in 2001 and was named senior director in 2007. He is responsible for marketing, communication, visitor experience, and creative direction for the Museum, in addition to the operation of the Museum’s Glass Innovation Center and live demonstrations.

March 12


What: The American Other in Contemporary Representation: A Discussion of Gender Relations through Art Jamieson Riling ‘14
When: 11:30 a.m.
Where: Tripp Lecture Hall, Gannett-Tripp Library
Details: This lecture examines Simone de Beauvoir’s concept of “the Other” to reveal the impact of gender and inequality on the production of art today, specifically as it applies to the contemporary representation of those who, as de Beauvoir explained, “find themselves living in a world where men compel them to assume the status of the Other.” This event is sponsored by the Women and Gender Studies Program in conjunction with Arts Alive.
 
What: Yves Dharamraj: Classic Cello
When: 8:00 p.m.
Where: Gibson Theatre, Emerson Hall
Details: Throughout his career, Yves Dharamraj has developed a reputation as a dynamic cellist who blends an immaculate command of the instrument with deep musical understanding to express his fresh artistic interpretations. At the age of 16, Dharamraj made his professional concerto debut performing Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations with the Florida Orchestra under the baton of Thomas Wilkins. As part of the Juilliard School’s Centennial Celebration, he was invited to perform William Schuman’s A Song of Orpheus at Avery Fisher Hall with James DePriest and the Juilliard Orchestra. He has performed in Jordan Hall, the Kennedy Center, 92nd St Y, and Carnegie’s Weill and Zankel Halls. He performs regularly in France, recently toured Japan, and had the diplomatic honor of performing and teaching in Thailand in celebration of HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana’s seventh cycle birthday. Dharamraj has won top prizes in the Ima Hogg, Klein, Juilliard, and Florida Orchestra Competitions. He has presented himself in master class with Yo-Yo Ma, Bernard Greenhouse, William Pleeth, Frans Helmerson, Christoph Eschenbach, Gary Hoffman, Gilbert Kalish, Claude Frank, and Pinchas Zukerman. Dharamraj matriculated at Yale University where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in History, a Master of Music, and an Artist Diploma under the guidance of the renowned pedagogue Aldo Parisot. He further studied at the Juilliard School as the recipient of the 2004 Victor Herbert Scholarship and the prestigious 2005 C.V. Starr Doctorate of Musical Arts Fellowship. Dharamraj now teaches cello at Juilliard as assistant to Mr. Krosnick. Dharamraj plays an 1842 Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume cello.

March 13


What: Short Film Festival: Academy Award Nominated Films
When: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Gibson Theatre, Emerson Hall
Details: This film screening will include both live-action and animated short films which have been nominated for Academy Awards. This short film festival features four films in each category including Maestro, Tanghi Argentini, Lifted, Binta and the Great Idea, Eramos Pocos, Wraith of Cobble Hill, Il Supplente, and No Time for Nuts.
 
What: Art Exhibit Opening: Jack Walsh—The Art of Quilts
When: 6:00 p.m.
Where: Peterson Chapel, Cowles Hall
Details: Jack Walsh, described as the Passionate Patron of the Art Quilt, has collected contemporary art quilts since the 1990s. His collection includes more than 80 quilts, in which contemporary artists apply nontraditional techniques and materials to an ageold form. The quilts will be hanging around perimeter of the Chapel from the second floor as Walsh discusses these works of art. The lecture opens an exhibit of select quilts in Peterson Chapel. The exhibition runs until March 27, and is open every day but Sunday, from Noon to 4:00 p.m.
 
What: Elmira College Concert Ensemble with the Corning Area Community Concert Band and the Elmira College Chamber Singers
When: 8:00 p.m.
Where: Dining Hall, Campus Center
Details: Elmira College hosts the Corning Area Community Concert Band accompanied by the Elmira College Concert Ensemble. The performance features the Elmira College Chamber Singers. The Corning Area Community Concert Band is a group of area musicians of all ages, including: students, adults, professionals and amateurs. Formed in 1975 for the USA Bicentennial and conducted by John Stranges, the band plays concerts throughout the community, at festivals, schools, churches, nursing facilities as well as marching in many of the local area parades. The Elmira College Concert Ensemble performs at college events and serves as the college wind ensemble with open membership. The Elmira College Chamber Singers performs primarily classical music and serve as the campus choral group for men and women and can be taken for course credit.

March 14


What: Pi Day Activities
When: Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Tifft Lounge, Campus Center
Details: This celebration of the mathematical constant, Pi, will include a math challenge for all to contribute to, free pizza pies, and a Pi Recitation contest. There will also be a display of student-made posters for community members to vote for their favorite. Members of the Math Club will also be present to take t-shirt orders.
 
What: Classic Arts Tour: New York City
When: March 14 and 15
Where: NYC
Details: For ticket prices and availability, please call the Office of Alumni Relations at (607) 735-1855

All alumni and community members are welcome to join us for a visit to two of the country’s premiere art houses, the Metropolitan Opera and New York’s City Center. There, we will see performances featuring two of the world’s great companies, the Met Opera’s production of Bellini’s La Sonnambula and Lac, the Ballet of Monte Carlo’s new version of Swan Lake. The tour will be led by Elmira College theatre professor John Kelly. Please call the Office of Alumni Relations at (607)-735-1855 for tickets and availability