Symphony First Chairs Forward Concert, Feb. 2

On Saturday, Feb. 2 the Knox-Galesburg Symphony will present the annual “First Chairs Forward” concert, a performance designed to showcase individual members of the KGS. This year’s recital will feature principal clarinet Eric Ginsberg, principal cello Carolyn Suda, and our own artistic director/conductor Bruce Polay, piano. It will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Kresge Recital Hall in the Ford Center for Fine Arts.

The program will include Poulenc’s Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, Kabalevsky’s Sonata for Cello and Piano in B-flat Major, Bernstein’s Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, and Tajcevic’s “Seven Balkan Dances” for Clarinet, Violoncello and Piano, as well as the world premiere of Bruce Polay’s composition,“Fast.”

Tickets are $12.00 and are available at the Orpheum Theatre Ticket Office (309-342-2299), 250 East Main St., or at the recital on Saturday. Children and students are half-price.

And if you can’t make it this week, you will have one more chance the following week. On Saturday, February 10 at 3:00 p.m., “First Chairs Forward” will perform a recital at The Bistro, 101 W. Main Street in Toulon, IL. Tickets will be available at the door.

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Gant and Lombard Present An American Renaissance

Educating A Generation – An American Renaissance
With Lynette Lombard And Tony Gant
Chris Protas and the Fire Barn Gallery, in collaboration with the Grand Rapids Art Museum, presented “Project A,” a sculpture project by artist Tony Gant, and a presentation at the Grand Rapids Art Museum’s Cook Auditorium with Tony Gant and Lynette Lombard entitled “Educating a Generation – An American Renaissance,” which featured both their careers as artists and educators.
Gant created a sculpture outside the museum’s main entrance that lasted for one week from January 21- 30.
The presentation Jan. 25 at the Grand Rapids Art Museum’s Cook Auditorium included a slide show and a talk by both Tony Gant and Lynette Lombard; talking about their art and their lives as educators. Both artists, through their work and teaching, are creating an American Renaissance of art beginning in the Midwest.

McAndrew and Alums Present Research in New Orleans

Mike Prentice ’08 and Frank McAndrew (Psychology) presented research at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in New Orleans, January 16-20. Prentice was the coauthor of a presentation entitled “Goal impedance, anxiety, and reactive approach-motivation for ideals and worldviews.” His coauthors on this paper were from York University (Canada), the University of Basel (Switzerland), Stanford, Duke, and the University of Missouri. Prentice also presented a poster entitled “Values and need satisfaction across 20 world regions with coauthors from the Universities of Missouri and Hong Kong. McAndrew presented a poster entitled “Creepiness” coauthored with recent Knox graduate Sara Koehnke ’12.

There were also five other Knox graduates making presentations at this conference: Yuna Ferguson ’04 (Penn State – Shenango), Carin Perilloux ’03 (Union College), Nicole Henniger ’10 (UC-San Diego), Paul Harris ’84 (Rollins College), Zach Rothschild ’05 (University of Kansas).

ISCPA CareerFest Internship & Job Fair, Feb. 1

ISCPA CareerFest Internship & Job Fair
Friday, February 1
Naperville, IL

CareerFest Internship and Job Fair allows students an opportunity to network and interact with employers. It is a great venue for students and alumni to meet with employers and learn about future employment opportunities.

For more information about attending CareerFest go to www.iscpa.org or contact the Career Center.

32nd Annual International Fair is Jan. 26

Knox students from more than 50 countries will showcase food, culture and entertainment from around the world at the 32nd annual International Fair, Saturday, January 26. With 9% of the student body from outside the U.S., Knox has been ranked 23rd in the country for international diversity by US News & World Report.

Highlights of the Fair will include:

International Buffet Lunch ~ Foods from a dozen countries and cultures, prepared and served by students, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Oak Room, Seymour Union. Tickets are $6 per person.

Cultural and Educational Booths ~ From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Ford Center for the Fine Arts, Lobby. Admission is free.

International Student Talent Show and Parade of Flags ~ From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Kresge Hall, Ford Center for the Fine Arts. Admission is free.

International Fair is sponsored by the Knox College International Club, one of the College’s largest student organizations. Proceeds from sale of souvenir t-shirts at this year’s fair will be donated to Visualiza, a non-profit organization that provides cataract surgery to low-income residents of Guatemala. A Knox student who has worked at Visualiza, Thomas Courtright of Moshi, Tanzania, will also be raising money for Visualiza by selling bracelets at the fair.

Symphony First Chairs to Perform Concert Feb. 2

The Knox-Galesburg Symphony will present “First Chairs Forward”, featuring KGS principal clarinet Eric Ginsberg, KGS principal cello Carolyn Suda, and KGS artistic director/conductor Bruce Polay, piano. The performance is at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 2 in the Ford Center for Fine Arts’ Kresge Recital Hall. At intermission, Bruce Polay will be available for autograph signing of the KGS’ “Golden” and “Diamond Edition” CDs.

Poulenc’s Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, Kabalevsky’s Sonata for Cello and Piano in B-flat Major, Opus 71, Bernstein’s Sonata for Clarinet and Piano, Tajcevic’s “Seven Balkan Dances” for Clarinet, Violoncello and Piano and Polay’s world premiere of “Fast” will be performed at the recital.

General admission tickets are $12.00 and are available at the Orpheum Theatre Ticket Office (309-342-2299), 250 East Main St., Galesburg or at the door. Children and students are half-price.

On Saturday, February 10 at 3:00 p.m., “First Chairs Forward” will perform a recital at The Bistro, 101 W. Main Street in Toulon, IL. Tickets will be available at the door.

Film screening of El Niño Pez, Jan. 18

Friday, January 18
7:00 PM
Round Room, Ford Center for Fine Arts

Film screening of El niño pez, the second film in the Pragda Spanish and Latin American film festival.
THE FISH CHILD (EL NIÑO PEZ)
Lucía Puenzo
Argentina, Spain, France / 2011 / 96 min / Spanish and Guaraní with English subtitles

Writer-director Lucía Puenzo follows up her 2007 award winning film, XXY, with this steamy tale of star-crossed love set on both sides of the class divide in South America. Lala (Inés Efron, in a performance called evocative of early Sissy Spacek and Chloë Sevigny) is the privileged teenage daughter of a powerful judge, and she’s fallen hard for her family’s maid, La Guayi (singer Mariela Vitale, making her feature-film debut). The two women plot to escape Buenos Aires and live together on the remote shores of Paraguay’s Lake Ypoá. Before they can carry out their plan, Lala’s father is murdered and she runs away from home and heads toward Guayi’s village in Paraguay, hoping that her lover will follow. While in Paraguay, she begins to explore Guayi’s troubled past. Meanwhile, Guayi is detained in a juvenile detention center in the outskirts of Buenos Aires. She turns out to be hiding a crime from long ago… Beautiful cinematography, a compelling story of love overcoming the odds, and a touch of magical realism make The Fish Child an escape from the ordinary. The film features an appearance by the Paraguayan musical group the Potrankos.
Film description taken from http://www.pragda.com/films/the-fish-child Trailers available at the website.