Tickets Now Available For Polay Piano Commentary/Recital, April 27

The Knox-Galesburg Symphony (KGS) and West Music (Moline, IL) present Dr. Bruce Polay and “Old Friends,” a piano recital with commentary on Friday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Orpheum Theater. Polay will perform some of his favorite works for solo piano and will offer historical and entertaining comments about each work and composer.
The program will consist of works by “old friends” including Debussy’s “Lent” from “Images” (1894), deFalla’s “7 Popular Spanish Songs,” Rachmaninoff’s Etude-Tableau IV, Schubert’s “Wanderer Fantasy,” and Polay’s Etude No. 2 (world premiere) among others.
Patrons will be seated, on a first-reserve basis, on the Orpheum Theatre stage with Polay at the concert Steinway.
Advance tickets at $10.00 each are available only by calling the KGS Office at 309-341-7268 or by email to pstrickl@knox.edu. Tickets at $14.00 each will be available at the door. Children under 12 are Free. Admission reduced to $5 for Knox Students, Faculty & Staff.

Russian Pianist Returns to Perform with Symphony, April 28

The Knox-Galesburg Symphony (KGS) will feature world-renowned pianist Mikhail Petukhov at its 60th Anniversary April 28 concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Orpheum Theatre, Galesburg. The KGS, under the direction of artistic director/conductor Bruce Polay, will perform Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 and McClellan’s “Gone Today” for Orchestra. Petukhov will perform Bach’s Concerto in D minor and Concerto in E Major.
Single concert tickets start at $8.00 with children and students admitted half-price. With I.D., Knox students are half price; faculty/staff receive 20% discount. Tickets are available at the Orpheum Theatre Ticket Office (309-342-2299), 250 East Main St., Galesburg or at the door.
Tickets are still available for the May 12 “Celebrate Mom at the Pops” concert featuring the Best of Broadway tunes with Terry Cavanaugh as host.

Longou Presented Paper at Conference

Schahrazede Longou (modern languages) presented a paper at The 38th Annual African Literature Association. The conference met April 11-15, at SMU and Dallas’s Adolphus Hotel to explore human rights issues in Africa. The title of the paper is: “Echec et rebondissement au coeur de l’Afrique: Recit d’un naufrage salvateur dans L’Equation africaine” a study of Yasmina Khadra’s 2011 novel.

Tickets Available for 13th Annual SGAAA Scholarship Dinner

The 13th Annual Scholarship Dinner will be held again at Knox College Saturday, May 26. The (SGAAA) Support Group for African American Affairs Scholarship Dinner tickets can be purchased from any member. Please e-mail Terry L. Duffy, Karen Ford- Kelley, Stephanie Grimes, or Fred Hord if you plan to attend, or want to support this scholarship effort as you’ve done so graciously over the years. We will deliver your tickets in your campus mailboxes. Please contact us if you have further questions. Konrad Hamilton, History Department, is our guest speaker for the scholarship dinner.

12th Annual Scholarship Dinner
Knox College, Seymour Union-Lincoln Room
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Doors Open @5:30 pm Dinner @ 6:00 pm
$20.00 per ticket
(Federal Tax ID #20-0663596)

Art Historian and Curator to Give Talk, April 19

The Art Department invites the Knox Community to a talk by art historian and curator, Dr. Jennifer Samet, on The Role of Empathy in Art. Empathy as the ability for humans to share feelings with one another and hopefully to enter into a state of compassion. Come and find out how this works when making art on Thursday, April 19 at 4 p.m. in the Round Room, Ford Center for the Fine Arts.

College and Symphony Historical Photo Exhibit Reception April 20

In celebration of two significant anniversaries – 175 years for Knox College and 60 years for the Knox-Galesburg Symphony (KGS) – the two have partnered to display a photo exhibit in the Blick Gallery at the Galesburg Civic Art Center through May 12. Knox will exhibit photos that illustrate the campus and major events spanning the College’s 175-year history. The KGS exhibit features photos of special events, concerts, educational programs and past conductors from the past 60 years.
The public is invited to the exhibit opening from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, April 20. Dr. Bruce Polay and Karrie Heartlein will be on hand to share historical remarks. Light refreshments will be served.
The Galesburg Civic Art Center is open Tuesdays through Fridays 10:30am to 4:30pm and Saturdays 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information contact the Galesburg Civic Art Center, 114 E. Main Street by calling 309-342-7415.