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Saturday, September 23, 2017
 
September 2017

Saturday, September 23, 2017

An Albion College Tradition: 10th Annual Piano Progressive Concert (September 2017 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm)

The magic alchemy of people, food, and music returns to Albion for the tenth year in a row as the Albion College Music department presents its Piano Progressive Concert Saturday, September 23. The event begins with hors d'oeuvres at 3:30 p.m. in Goodrich Chapel with the first performance starting at 4 p.m. It then continues through several area homes, and attendees can feel free to attend whichever programs they choose with various food and refreshments available along the way! Albion College professors David Abbott and Lia Jensen-Abbott will be joined by guest violinist Leslie Shank, Associate Concertmaster for the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and graduate of Juilliard School. Shank has performed at Carnegie's Weill Hall in New York as a winner of the Artists International Competition, served as concertmaster of various festival orchestras, and recorded multiple CD’s including Bartok's violin sonatas.  There is no cost to attend the Progressive Piano Concert, but donations made during the concert support the Albion College International Piano Festival each fall. For more information, contact the Albion College Music Department, or 517/629-0481.

On the Verge (September 2017 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Three Victorian ladies venture through time and around the world in a magical riff on pop culture, feminism and wordplay. Tickets are $5 or free with a current Albion College ID.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

On the Verge (September 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Three Victorian ladies venture through time and around the world in a magical riff on pop culture, feminism and wordplay. Tickets are $5 or free with a current Albion College ID.

Albion College Music Faculty Recital Showcases a Plethora of Skill (September 2017 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)

From Handel to Hummel to Hamilton, a diverse musical journey marks the Albion College Music Department’s fall Faculty Recital on Sunday, Sept. 24 at 4 p.m. in Goodrich Chapel. Included in the program is “Total Eclipse,” from George Frideric Handel’s oratorio Samson as sung by professor and choir director Clayton Parr. Matthew Kay, professor of trumpet, performs all three movements of Johann Nepomuk Hummel’s Trumpet Concerto in E flat Major, and professor of clarinet Sarah Manasreh plays Sonata for Clarinet by the Les Six composer Francis Poulenc. Says staff accompanist Nicholas Laban, “The program is an exciting and unconventional mix of pieces, ranging from full performances of standard works, to more experimental and contemporary pieces, to a trio of 'mad songs.' It has been an immense joy to collaborate with our talented faculty members, each of whom brings emotive power and technical finesse." This concert is free and the public is invited to attend. For more information, contact the Albion College Music Department at 517/629-0481 or .

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Personal Story of War Against Genetic Disease Told for Albion Audience (September 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

An astonishing, suspenseful, and heartbreaking story of a family's rare genetic disease is presented at Albion College on Tuesday, September 26, at 7 p.m. in the College's Norris Science Center Towsley Hall. Along with her sister, presenter Joselin Linder has made difficult life choices in hopes of eradicating a deadline new genetic disease from the humane gene pool. Linder. The sisters' family history and current actions may also provide invaluable information to scientists studying gene-related diseases and treatments. This presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Albion College Institute for Healthcare Professions at 517/629-0816.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Richard M. Smith Common Reading Experience Program (September 2017 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

A Convocation about the 2017 Richard M. Smith Common Reading Experience Book, Make Your Home Among Strangers by Jennine Cappo Crucet, will be Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in Goodrich Chapel.  The program will involve a faculty/staff panel discussion about some of the themes in the book.  

On the Verge (September 2017 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Three Victorian ladies venture through time and around the world in a magical riff on pop culture, feminism and wordplay. Tickets are $5 or free with a current Albion College ID.

Friday, September 29, 2017

On the Verge (September 2017 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Three Victorian ladies venture through time and around the world in a magical riff on pop culture, feminism and wordplay. Tickets are $5 or free with a current Albion College ID.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Expanding Community: Ceramics (September 2017 8:00 am)

Expanding Community: Ceramics

Bobbitt Munro Gallery

Sep 30 - Oct 14

Albion's BIG READ Parade and Kick-Off (September 2017 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

Come join us for a parade from Albion's City Hall to Holland Park/Westward and a CELEBRATION! of Albion and Albion's Big Read. At the park, you will find live music, food vendors, circus performers (including fire breathers!), local organizations and more!

Kickoff: Albion Big Read 2017 Rides on with 'True Grit' (September 2017 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)

A 1 p.m. parade will march from Albion City Hall to Holland Park, and afternoon festivities will include circus performers, live music, food vendors and more. 1 to 4 p.m., Holland Park. A young girl's Western tale of honor and revenge, "True Grit" by Charles Portis is Albion's 2017 Big Read focus, with events beginning September 30 and running throughout October. Albion's Big Read brings the community together with book discussions and related activities, and is open and free to everyone. For more information, see www.albionbigread.org or contact organizer Jess Roberts at 517/629-0232 or .

On the Verge (September 2017 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)

Three Victorian ladies venture through time and around the world in a magical riff on pop culture, feminism and wordplay. Tickets are $5 or free with a current Albion College ID.

On the Verge (September 2017 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Three Victorian ladies venture through time and around the world in a magical riff on pop culture, feminism and wordplay. Tickets are $5 or free with a current Albion College ID.

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