Campus Artist and Lecture Series (CALS)

Campus Artist and Lecture Series 2018 - 2019 Season

All CALS events are open to the public!

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Fall 2018 Events

Eric Byrd (Jazz) Trio  

For almost two decades, the Eric Byrd Trio (EBT) (pianist/vocalist Eric Byrd, bassist Bhagwan Khalsa, and drummer Alphonso Young, Jr.), has traveled the world as enthusiastic ambassadors of jazz, celebrating it as a truly authentic American art form. Rooted in swing and be-bop, EBT also embraces gospel and the blues as core elements of their expansive performance style. EBT performs the soundtrack of America's musical past and present with a unique blend of traditional and contemporary jazz styles, using jazz music as a vehicle for cultural expression.
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Visit the Eric Byrd Trio website.

When: Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 at 7 p.m.                                           
Where: Old Main, Brown Auditorium
Cost:
$10 General Admission
$8  Senior Citizens (Age 60 and older)
$3 All Students
Children 10 and Under Admitted Free


Winston Scott, former NASA astronaut: 
To the Stars and Beyond:  Reaching Your Dreams

Winston ScottWinston Scott's journey to the stars as a NASA astronaut is a testament to the power of perseverance and vision.  Raised in Miami, Scott's largely segregated education provided little access to resources, but his own determination combined with the dedication of his teachers set him on an inspiring path of achievement.  Since retiring from NASA, Scott has remained an active pilot and his work in space (two missions aboard the space shuttles Endeavor and Columbia) is now regarded as a case study in leadership and expert communication. 

 *This event is part of the College's Family Weekend programming but is also a stand-alone event.  Arrangements for the appearance of Winston Scott made through Greater Talent Network, LLC., New York, NY.         

Visit Winston Scott's website.            

When: Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 at 7 p.m.    
Where: Old Main, Brown Auditorium
Cost:
$10 General Admission
$8 Senior Citizens (Age 60 and older)
All Students and pre-k children will be admitted free


Kinan Azmeh CityBand

Formed in 2006 in New York City, the group immediately gained recognition for their virtuosic and high energy performance, receiving praise from critics and audiences alike.  With this ensemble, Azmeh strives to reach a balance between classical music, jazz, and the music of his homeland, Syria. Azmeh's expressive clarinet meets Kyle Sanna's rustic guitar, soaring at times over the dynamic and volatile backdrop of John Hadfield's percussion and Josh Myers' double bass.  Each band member comes from varied backgrounds and adds their personal flair to the ensemble, resulting in a thoroughly exciting and rewarding listening experience.

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Visit Kinan Azmeh's CityBand website.

When: Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 at 7 p.m.
Where: Old Main, Brown Auditorium
Cost:
$10 General Admission
$8 Senior Citizens (Age 60 and older)
$3 All Students
Children 10 and Under Admitted Free  


Spring 2019 Events

Nazu African Dance Company

Nazu African Dance Company is a Baltimore-based West African Dance & Drum ensemble that uses traditional and contemporary forms of West African dance and drumming as a vehicle for cultural expression and a medium for personal healing.  Company founder and artistic director Nai Zou Olivier was born in Ivory Coast, Africa and has danced with both the Ivory Coast and French National Ballets before coming to the United States.  Members of the Company represent a cross-section where experienced, professional dancers and drummers join "beginners" in an effort to share the cultural richness of West Africa and the Ivory Coast.

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Visit Nazu African Dance Company YouTube video.

When: Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 7 p.m.
Where: Old Main, Brown Auditorium
Cost:
$10 General Admission
$8 Senior Citizens (Age 60 and older)
$3 All Students
Children 10 and Under Admitted Free


Simple Gifts

Two women plus twelve instruments equals one good time when Simple Gifts takes the stage. The duo plays everything from lively Irish jigs and down-home American reels to hard-driving Klezmer frailachs and haunting Gypsy melodies, spicing the mix with the distinctive rhythms of Balkan dance music, the lush sounds of Scandinavian twin fiddling and original compositions written in a traditional style. Combining tradition with innovation, Simple Gifts creates some of the finest folk music today: swing fiddle creeps into a Romanian dance, spoons show up in an Irish reel, and a blues lick introduces a Klezmer melody. Music is delivered with rare intensity and contagious enthusiasm.

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Visit Simple Gifts website.

When: Friday, March 8, 2019 at 7 p.m.
Where: Old Main, Brown Auditorium
Cost:
$10 General Admission
$8 Senior Citizens (Age 60 and older)
$3 All Students
Children 10 and Under Admitted Free


TBD

Visit Artist website.

When: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 7 p.m.
Where: Old Main, Brown Auditorium


Ticket Information

Tickets for the events can be purchased during business hours in Corey Union, Room 406 beginning 3 weeks prior to each event, or at the venue, one hour prior to the performance. All performances are general admission seating.

Group Ticket Sales

For information about group ticket sales please call the Campus Activities and Corey Union Office at 607-753-5574.

Ticket Exchanges

All ticket sales are final; there will be no refunds or exchanges on tickets. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Access

Needs of patrons with mobility challenges will be accommodated. Advance notification would be appreciated to help us make your experience more comfortable.

For More Information

For ticket information or questions regarding CALS events, please contact the Campus Activities and Corey Union Office at 607-753-5574.

 

2018-2019 CALS Lecture Grant Application:    Word       PDF
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