Nov 252012
 

Flatland 2: SherelandFun With Mathematics: Davidson College invites the public on Thursday evening, November 29, to an evening of math, magic and puzzles. Events will also include a screening of the new film “Flatland 2: Sphereland,” which explores ideas about the fourth dimension. There is no charge to attend the event, which begins at 6 p.m. in Hance Auditorium of Chambers Building. For information call 704-894-2838 or e-mail [email protected]

 November 25, 2012  Posted by  Expired Comments Off
Nov 112012
 

Flatland 2: SherelandFun With Mathematics: Davidson College invites the public on Thursday evening, November 29, to an evening of math, magic and puzzles. Events will also include a screening of the new film “Flatland 2: Sphereland,” which explores ideas about the fourth dimension. There is no charge to attend the event, which begins at 6 p.m. in Hance Auditorium of Chambers Building. For information call 704-894-2838 or e-mail [email protected]

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Apr 252012
 

If you had planned to attend this free jazz concert on Thursday, April 26th, 2012, please note that it has been rescheduled for Sunday, May 6th. It is being presented by the Davidson College music department. If you hadn’t planned on attending, consider yourself invited! From the press release:

The Davidson College Saxophone Quartet & Jazz Combo Concert originally scheduled for Thursday, April 26th at 7:30pm in Tyler-Tallman Hall has been postponed. In order to avoid conflict with a newly scheduled performance by Third Eye Blind at 7pm that same evening, sponsored by the Union Board, the Music Department has rescheduled the Sax Quartet & Jazz Combo performance for Sunday, May 6th at 7:30pm in Tyler-Tallman Hall in the Sloan Music Building.

The seven-member Jazz Combo will present a program entitled “Oliver Nelson’s Blues and the Abstract Truth,” which will explore Nelson’s acclaimed 1961 album of the same name. Joining the Jazz Combo will be drummer Adam Snow, adjunct instructor of percussion. The Saxophone Quartet will begin the performance with several classical and jazz pieces by composers Marty Paich and Paquito D’Rivera.

The performance is FREE and open to the public. No tickets necessary. Open reception to follow with hors d’oeuvres, beverages, and desserts. For more information, call 704-894-2848.

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Apr 222012
 

Students at Davidson College present their Chamber Music Recital on Tuesday, April 24th, 2012, at 7:30pm. This recital, directed by Alan Black, is free and open to the public. Under the direction of Alan Black. The recital takes place at Tyler-Tallman Hall, in the Sloan Music Center, 323 Concord Road in Davidson. Parking is available in the Baker Sports Complex or along Concord Road.

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Apr 112012
 

Davidson College is presenting its first Africana Festival, which will share the many cultures of the African diaspora, including contributions from the African, African-American, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-European, and Afro-Latino world. Enjoy food, films, folktales, art, clothing, music, dance, and more.

The free festival is open to the public and will take place on Saturday, April 21st, 2012, at 4:30pm at Alvarez College Union on Davidson College’s campus.

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Apr 102012
 

Davidson College Herpetology Laboratory presents the 12th Annual Davidson College Reptile Day on Saturday, April 14th, 2012, from 10am to 1pm at Davidson College. See and touch many local reptiles and amphibians. This is a really big event; last year, there were over 800 (human) visitors. Dr. Michael Dorcas will give a talk about his recent research on Burmese pythons, and many local and state conservations organizations will be involved as well.

The event will take place at Blanche Knox Parker Garden, between the Dana and Watson Science Buildings. Find directions, parking instructions, and a link to a campus map here.

This is a free event.

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Mar 132012
 

“Mathemagician” Arthur Benjamin will give a demonstration at Duke Family Performance Hall at Davidson College on Friday, March 16th, 2012, at 7pm. What does a mathemagician do? He will add and multiply numbers faster than a calculator, teach how to memorize 100 digits of pi, and figure out the day of the week of any date in history.

They don’t mention it, but I’d bet he can also figure out how the split the check at a restaurant when one person ordered the seafood special and someone else drank only water.

This is a free event. For more information, email [email protected].

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Mar 122012
 

About 500 music scholars from around the world will attend the March 15-18 annual conference of the Society for American Music (SAM) in Charlotte, which is being hosted by Davidson College. Although most of the events are for registrants only, a few are open to the public.

Thursday, March 15th, 5:30pm to 6:30pm: The public is invited to attend any of these four scholarly sessions: The sessions are “Hip Hop and Local Histories” (Hance Auditorium, Chambers Building), “Sacred Tunebooks” (Lilly Gallery, Chambers Building), “Spirituality in Celluloid (Tyler Tallman Hall, Sloan Music Center) and “Negotiating Nationalism in the Nineteenth Century (Semans Lecture Hall, Belk Visual Arts Center).

Thursday, March 15th, 8pm: A “GospelSHOUT!” concert in the Duke Family Performance Hall of the Knobloch Campus Center. It will feature three prominent examples of southern religious roots music: The Cockman Family (bluegrass gospel), Men Standing for Christ (an African American a cappella quartet), and Cedric Mangum & Company (a trombone shout band).

Follow the following links to watch videos by the three groups.

Cockman Family – Bluegrass Gospel

Men Standing for Christ – African-American A Capella Quartet

Cedric Mangum & Company – Trombone Shout Band

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Feb 192012
 

Faculty Recital: Alan Black, cello
February 26
Davidson College Sloan Music Center
323 Concord Road
Free

Artist Associate at Davidson and principal cellist for the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Alan Black, will perform a rich program including Max Reger’s Solo Cello Suite in D Minor and Chopin’s Cello Sonata in G Minor, one of Chopin’s last major works. Black will be accompanied by pianist Dana Protopopescu. 3:00pm in Tyler-Tallman Hall.

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