Mercyhurst University January Calendar of Events
‘WATERCOLORS ON PAPER’
Jan. 15-Feb. 11, 2018
Fresh, translucent, immediate, vibrant. In honor of watercolorist and Mercyhurst alumna Patricia Yahn, Cummings Gallery presents a collection that captures these wonderful qualities of watercolor. The invitational exhibit features works by Yahn, as well as regional artists Daniel Austin, Victoria Norvaisa, Joe Krol, Wilda Sundberg, Kris Risto, Judith Welch, and more. “Watercolors on Paper” will hang from Jan. 15 through Feb. 11, with a reception for the artists on Thursday, Jan. 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. Cummings Gallery, located in the lobby of the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center, is open weekdays (except Wednesday) 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; weekends noon-5 p.m. For more information, call 814-824-2092.
NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: YOUNG MARX
Sunday, Jan. 21, 12:55 p.m.
Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center
National Theatre Live presents an encore showing of Young Marx, recorded live at London’s Bridge Theatre. Rory Kinnear is Marx and Oliver Chris is Engels in this new comedy from the creative team behind the hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors. See it Sunday, Jan. 21, at 12:55 p.m. in the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center. It's 1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, the only hope for the 32-year-old revolutionary is a job on the railway. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and students, and $10 for youths. Visit miac.mercyhurst.edu or call the box office at 814-824-3000 for tickets.
CONCERTO/ARIA COMPETITION FINALS
Sunday, Jan. 21, 3 p.m.
Walker Recital Hall
Vocal and instrumental music students compete for the opportunity to perform with the Mercyhurst Civic Orchestra at its May 6 concert. The public is welcome to attend the finals on Sunday, Jan. 21, at 3 p.m. in Mercyhurst’s Walker Recital Hall. For more information, call 814-824-2394.
MIAC LIVE: SCOTT BRADLEE'S POSTMODERN JUKEBOX
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 7:30 p.m.
Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center
Today’s biggest hits will get the vinyl treatment when Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox makes its Erie debut at Mercyhurst University’s Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m. With the tagline “Gramophone music in a smartphone world,” PMJ has gained critical acclaim for refashioning modern popular songs in vintage swing and jazz styles. The ensemble traces its roots to 2009, when creator and bandleader Bradlee earned his first break with a medley of ’80s favorites done in ragtime style that went viral on YouTube. The multi-talented collective has interpreted hits by Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, The White Stripes, Lorde, Outkast, Radiohead, Maroon 5 and many more. Tickets are $30 for adults, $25 for seniors, and $20 for students/youths. Visit miac.mercyhurst.edu or call the box office at 814-824-3000 for tickets.
TRI-STATE MUSIC FESTIVAL
Prism Concert Friday, Jan. 26, 8 p.m.
Honor Band Concert Saturday, Jan. 27, 2 p.m.
Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center
The D’Angelo Department of Music at Mercyhurst University hosts outstanding high school band musicians for the annual Tri-State Music Festival Jan. 25-27. Selected students from throughout the region spend three days in seminars and rehearsals on the Mercyhurst campus, culminating in a performance on Saturday, Jan. 27, at 2 p.m. in the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center. Guest clinician Dr. Lindsey Williams directs. On Friday at 8 p.m., the Mercyhurst Wind and Jazz Ensembles will perform the Prism Concert. Dr. Scott Meier conducts both ensembles; Mercyhurst music education majors will conduct two of the Wind Ensemble numbers. Both concerts are in the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center and are free and open to the public. For more information, call 814-824-2394.