Experience the arts at Cabrini College! From performances by renowned musicians and the Cabrini Chorus to art exhibitions and student theatre productions, Cabrini prides itself in being an integral part of the arts in the local community.
Friends, neighbors, faculty, staff, students, alumni, and families are welcome to attend many complimentary arts events that Cabrini offers each year.
Events are free and open to the public. Schedule is subject to change.
September 10 – October 26, 2014
Graces Received: Painted and Metal Ex-Votos From Italy
Grace and Joseph Gorevin Fine Arts Gallery, Cabrini College Holy Spirit Library, second floor
An ex-voto is a voluntary offering to a saint or divinity. It is undertaken in fulfillment of a vow and given in gratitude for a favor, blessing, or healing received.
The Virgin Mary and Child Jesus with Saints, 1882, Oil on Wood, 13 1/4 x 17 3/4 inches
In the material culture of Roman Catholicism, ex-votos can take any number of shapes and sizes including carved or molded objects or painted panels.
This exhibition, all drawn from the collection of Leonard Norman Primiano, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Religious Studies, specifically highlights these two forms of ex-voto creation all emanating from Italy.
Admission is free. For more information, call 610-902-8330.
October 22–23, 2014
In My Body: Narratives, Anxieties, and Celebrations
Co-sponsored by the Departments of English and Fine Arts with gracious support from the KatherineAlexandra Foundation
PerformanceIn October 2014, the College will present a performance of selections from In My Body, a musical in development co‑sponsored by the KatherineAlexandra Foundation and Flying Bulldog Productions.
This performance is in conjunction with the Cabrini's National Undergraduate Body Image Conference.
Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at 3 p.m. in the Mansion
Pianist Karen Walwyn
Karen Walwyn, a native of Queens, N.Y., is a concert pianist, recording artist for Albany Records, Steinway Artist (2014), and on the faculty at Howard University.
Walwyn’s performance will feature compositions by Florence Price, the first African-American female composer to have her work played by a major American orchestra.
Pianist Karen Wallwyn, left, and Composer Florence Price
Walwyn recently was invited by the Center of Black Music Research of Chicago to perform and record the premier performance of the Florence Price Concerto for Piano. It received praises from many critics including Bob McQuiston of ‘Classical Lost and Found’: “Walwyn provides a magnificent account of the concerto displaying her considerable technical skills.”
Making her compositional debut recently at the Kennedy Center, Walwyn received a tremendous standing ovation for her work for solo piano entitled “Reflections on 9/11.”
She has recently appeared in Johannesburg, South Africa; Barcelona, Spain; Tenerife, Canary Islands; Salzburg, Austria; London, England; Nice, France; and locally to numerous music halls and university campuses including the University of Michigan, Duke University, the University of Indiana, the University of Miami, and the University of Hawaii.
Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at 3 p.m. in the Mansion
Pianist Mikhail Yanovitsky
Renowned pianist and Steinway Artist (2001) Mikhail Yanovitsky returns to Cabrini for a solo performance of compositions by Schubert, Mozart, Chopin and Brahms.
Born in Leningrad, Yanovitsky holds degrees from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, the Juilliard School and Temple University.
He has performed extensively as concerto soloist and in recital throughout the world, including appearances at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Carnegie Recital Hall and Kennedy Center.
Since 1994, Yanovitsky has been regularly performing in Russia, including the Saint-Petersburg Philharmonic Halls, the Rachmaninoff and Small Halls of the Moscow Conservatory, the Scriabin Museum in Moscow, and the House of Architects, as well as the new Mariinsky Concert Hall in Saint-Petersburg.
Yanovitsky taught at the Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago before moving to his current position at Temple University. His students have become the winners of national and international piano competitions.
Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, at 3 p.m. in Grace Hall Atrium
Christmas Choral Concert
The Cabrini College Chorus and Chorale will perform a number of holiday selections.
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