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November arts news and events at UNR

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musica intimaUNIVERSITY OF NEVADA RENO NEWS RELEASE — The University of Nevada, Reno School of the Arts celebrates November with events featuring students, visiting artists, faculty and staff. A few of the month’s highlighted events include musica intima presented by the Performing Arts Series, Heeseop Yoon: Found in Lost Exhibition in the Sheppard Contemporary gallery, and Viva Verdi: the Nevada Chamber Opera celebrates the 200th birthday of operatic composer Giuseppe Verdi.

The University’s School of the Arts embraces its role as a vibrant center for arts and culture in Northern Nevada. Its degrees programs provide a strong foundation in a range of artistic disciples, enabling student to contribute as artists, educators and scholars on the local level and beyond. The School also support and encourages research, innovation and the artistic endeavors of its faculty. Finally, the School encourages broad campus and community participation in the arts through its numerous performances, lectures, shows, core courses and outreach activities that explore diverse cultures and encourage lifelong learning.

The Church Fine Arts building is transforming into the modern day. Originally built in 1962, with an addition in the mid-1980s, the building is experiencing a renovation that will create a modern venue with updated technology, along with a new lobby gallery and entrance.

Events through November include:

The Comedy of Errors
7:30 p.m., November 1 and 2
1:30 p.m., November 3
Redfield Studio Theatre, Church Fine Arts Building
Who doesn’t love a good twins-separated-at-birth story? Shakespeare’s shortest and most farcical play contains two sets of identical twins raised apart now roaming the same city by chance. Mistaken identity, misdirected seduction, witty nonsense and even demonic possession bring everyone to the brink of hysteria. Tickets: $15 for adults, $12 for senior, $10 for local student, University faculty or staff, $5 for University student with ID (limited quantities)

University Percussion Ensemble: Fall Concert
7:30 p.m., November 5
Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts Building
The ensemble will perform a variety of percussion compositions for large and small ensembles. The University World Percussion Ensemble also will be featured.
Tickets: $5 for general admission, free for students

Performing Arts Series presents musica intima
7:30 p.m., November 7
Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts Building
Vancouver’s choral ensemble, musica intima, elicits superlatives wherever it goes: “… breathtaking … exquisite … luxurious … refined … gorgeous … fresh … youthful … streaked with gold.” Four-time Juno nominees (Canada’s equivalent of the Grammys) and winners of the Western Canadian Music Awards classical album of the year, musica intima vocalists have been stunning audiences for more than 20 years.
Tickets: $24 for adults, $20 for seniors, University faculty or staff, $12 for local students and youths; $5 for University student with ID

Argenta Concert Series: “Winter Tempest” with Argenta Trio
7:30 p.m., November 8
Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts Building
The Argenta Concert Series presents the first appearance of the season by the University of Nevada, Reno’s premier chamber ensemble-in-residence, the Argenta Trio. Pianist James Winn, violinist Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio and cellist Dmitri Atapine will present works by Joseph Haydn and Antonin Dvorak, as well as “Three Nocturnes” for Piano Trio composed by Winn.
Tickets: $25 for adults, $5 for students; season subscription available

Reno Wind Symphony: A Veterans Day Salute
3:00 p.m., November 10
Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts Building
This concert has become a traditional tribute to the veterans of the armed forces through concert band music. Radio personality Ross Mitchell will serve as emcee for the concert.
Tickets: $5 for general admission, free for students

The Names Project/AIDS Memorial Quilt Installation
November 13 to December 13
Investment Gallery, Fitzgerald Student Services Building
In June 1987, a small group of strangers gathered in a San Francisco storefront to document the lives of people they feared history would neglect. Their goal was to create a memorial for those who had died of AIDS and help people understand the devastating impact of the disease. This meeting served as the foundation of the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. In commemoration of World AIDS Day and Day With(out) Art, University Galleries offers viewers the opportunity to encounter a section of the quilt. http://www.aidsquilt.org/.
Free

Fall Dance Festival
8:00 p.m., November 15 and 16
Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts Building
Faculty, guest artists and students will choreograph the evening of dance. This performance will include works by Cari Cunningham, new faculty member Rosie Trump, guest artists Katie Dahlaw and Eve Allen, as well as student work selected by adjudication. The festival will include a broad spectrum of appealing dance styles including: ballet, modern and jazz.
Tickets: $15 for adults, $12 for senior, $10 for local student, University faculty or staff, $5 for University student with ID (limited quantities)

University Symphony Orchestra: All American Program
7:30 p.m., November 19
Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts Building
Tickets: $5 for general admission, free for students

Nevada Chamber Opera: “Viva Verdi: Scenes from Verdi’s Great Operas”
7:00 p.m., November 22 and 23, 2:00 p.m. November 24
Nightingale Concert Hall, Church Fine Arts
The Nevada Chamber Opera celebrates the 200th birthday of operatic composer Giuseppe Verdi. University of Nevada, Reno student artists will take audiences on a journey through some of Verdi’s most beloved music. Verdi’s musical depictions of love, betrayal and revenge will be on display with scenes and arias from several of his most often performed operas, Un Ballo in Maschera, Falstaff, Nabucco, Rigoletto and La Traviata. Tickets: $15 for general admission, $5 for students

(A)Muse: Department of Art Faculty Exhibition
November 26 to January 28, 2014
Sheppard Contemporary, Church Fine Arts Building
Faculty from the 3-D, sculpture and ceramics areas of the University of Nevada, Reno Department of Art will present examples of their research. This focused exhibition in Sheppard Contemporary will provide the community with an opportunity to see artwork by artists working in their community.
Free

Ongoing:

Heeseop Yoon: Found in Lost Exhibition
Until November 20
Sheppard Contemporary, Church Fine Arts Building
Heeseop Yoon’s exhibition titled Found in Lost is a site-specific art installation, made especially for the newly renovated Sheppard Contemporary. Yoon’s staggeringly complex wall drawings made from thousands of thin strips of black tape mesmerize viewers of all ages.
Free

Theatre and dance tickets can be purchased in person (no convenience fee): Lawlor Events Center, 1500 N. Virginia St., lower level entrance, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays to Fridays, or the Church Fine Arts Building box office one hour before show time. Tickets also can be purchased by phone or online (with convenience fee): For theatre and dance tickets, click here and follow the Buy tickets here icon, or call 800-325-7328. For Department of Music event tickets, call 775-784-3555 or you can purchase online, with a convenience fee, here. Tickets also can be purchased in person (no convenience fee) at the Nightingale Concert Hall box office one hour before show time.

For a campus map, click here. The Church Fine Arts Building is located on North Virginia Street and is located in the grid area G4 on the map. Parking is available to the north in the Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex found located in the grid area F4 on the map.

Free parking for arts events after 7:00 p.m. and weekends. Free parking for arts patrons is available in the Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex immediately north of the Church Fine Arts Building. Exceptions will be made for events that begin earlier than 7 p.m. or have box office hours beginning weeknights at 6:30 p.m. During construction, a temporarily drop-off area is located at the parking lot behind the Virginia Street Gym, next to the Church Fine Arts Building. Questions about parking or access to handicapped parking areas can be answered by calling the Parking and Transportation Services Office at 775-784-4654.

Events, news and photos are available on the School of the Arts Facebook, Twitter and Google+ pages. For additional information click here, email [email protected] or call 775-784-4278.

Founded in 1874 as Nevada’s land-grant university, the University of Nevada, Reno ranks in the top tier of best national universities. With nearly 19,000 students, the University is driven to contribute a culture of student success, world-improving research and outreach that enhances communities and business. Part of the Nevada System of Higher Education, the University has the system’s largest research program and is home to the state’s medical school. With outreach and education programs in all Nevada counties and home to one of the largest study-abroad consortiums, the University extends across the state and around the world. For more information, visit www.unr.edu.