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Fine Arts Calendar

Experience the arts at Cabrini University! 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.

Admission is free, and all are welcome.

Events subject to change

Masters of Modern Art: President Taylor's Art Prints

February 1-23, 2018, in the Gorevin Gallery, Holy Spirit Library

  • Opening Receptions:
    Friday, February 2, 6-8pm (Alumni, donors, invited guests)
    Wednesday, February 7, 7-9pm (Students)
    Thursday, February 8, 4-6pm (Faculty, Staff, Trustees)

From Miro, to Picasso, to Pollock, to Rauschenberg—modern artists deconstructed boundaries, reconceived form, and revolutionized how the world defined art. Sometimes disparaged, often praised, but impossible to ignore, modern art generates conversation about beauty, interpretation, and the role of the artist in modern life. Cabrini University’s President Taylor was first exposed to modern painting as an undergraduate student. Since then, he has been collecting high quality prints by some of the world’s best known modern painters. For this exhibit, President Taylor selected some of his favorites that represent a broad spectrum of modern painting.

Fantasy Tales: Illustrations from the Bucks County Illustrators Society

March 8 - April 6, 2018, in the Gorevin Gallery, Holy Spirit Library

  • Opening Reception: Thursday, March 8, 4:30-6:30pm

Each illustrator featured in “Fantasy Tales” has chosen a full story or an excerpt from a story that has elements of fairy tale, supernatural or fantastical events. The artist then created an illustration to accompany the story. Our group encompasses a wide range of illustration styles and varies from traditional techniques to digital to a combination of both.

The mission of the Bucks County Illustrators Society is to promote the art and business of illustration, and to give illustrators the chance to connect with other professionals in the field. Learn more at: www.bcillustrators.org.

Fantasy Tales Illustrations  

Pianist Henry Kramer 

Kramer-Henry with Piano

Sunday, March 18, 2018, 3pm in the Mansion

Enjoy an afternoon concert by the winner of the 2015 William Petschek Recital Debut Award from The Juilliard School, and the Second Prize winner of the 2016 Queen Elisabeth Competition, Henry Kramer also received top prizes in the Honens, National Chopin, Montreal, and China Shanghai international competitions. He has appeared with the National Belgian Orchestra, Bilkent (Turkey) Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre Métropolitain, and the Brussels, Calgary, and Shanghai philharmonics. He gave his European debut in solo recital at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and made an unprecedented appearance in Havana, Cuba, as a cultural ambassador. He holds degrees from The Juilliard School and the Yale School of Music, where he received the Charles S. Miller Prize for the most outstanding first-year pianist. He currently serves as an Assistant Teaching Professor at the University of Missouri–Kansas City.  

Henry Kramer’s program will include the evocative Miroirs of Ravel and Schumann’s Kreisleriana.

“a thrilling and nearly flawless performance…astonishingly confident technique, steady rhythm and masterful pacing. He dazzled the ear”

—Cleveland Classical Review

Graphic Design Senior Exhibition

April 20 - August 17, 2018, in the Gorevin Gallery, Holy Spirit Library

  • Opening Reception: April 20, 4:30-6:30pm

This is the annual student exhibition featuring the work of the 2018 graduating graphic design majors.

Sheila Browne, viola and Barbara Browne, piano 

Sunday April 22, 2018, 3pm in the Mansion

Hailed by the New York Times as a "stylish player,“ violist Sheila Browne is an international soloist, chamber musician and professor who has performed in major halls on six continents and given masterclasses around the world, including solo performances with the Juilliard Orchestra, Kiev Philharmonic, New World Symphony, in Carnegie Hall with the New York Women's Ensemble, South African International Viola Congress Festival Orchestra, and the Viva Vivaldi!, Reina Sofia and German-French chamber orchestras, and with the Highland Mountain Correctional Center Women’s String Orchestra in Alaska. As the first viola professor ever to teach in Iraqi Kurdistan at the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq’s inaugural year, she is featured in a recent book about the group, UPBEAT.  A graduate of the Juilliard School, she is Director of the January Karen Tuttle workshops, and is on faculty at the annual NYU Tuttle Workshops in New York City and Prague.  She serves as viola professor at the University of Delaware and violist in the Serafin String Quartet.

She will be joined by pianist Barbara Browne, piano faculty at Cabrini and staff pianist at Westminster Choir College and University of the Arts, in works of Rachmaninoff and Bach. 

                                           Shelia Browne     Barbara Browne

Cabrini University Chorus and Chorale

Sunday, May 6, 2018, 3pm in Grace Hall Atrium

Under the direction of Perry Brisbon, the Chorus presents a program of springtime selections.

Cabrini Chorus 

Past Musical Performers

  • Resident Artists from the Academy of Vocal Arts
  • Sheila Browne, Violist, and Barbara Browne, Pianist
  • OperaOggiNY
  • Ching-Yun Hu, Pianist
  • Jenny Chen, Pianist
  • Dolce Suono Trio
  • Fire Pink Trio
  • Galina Sakhnovskaya, Soprano, and Mikhail Yanovitsky, Pianist
  • William Carr, Pianist
  • Richard Amoroso, Violinist
  • Sylvia Torán, Pianist
  • Young-Ah Tak, Pianist
  • The Pennsylvania Symphonic Winds

Past Exhibitors

  • Micah Danges, “Front: Back”
  • Posters for the People: Art of the WPA 1936-1946
  • Matthew Christopher, "Abandoned America: The Age of Consequences" 
  • Thomas Vance, “Framing Nightingales”
  • “The Eye of the Collector: The Jewish Vision of Sigmund R. Balka (Part II)”
  • EJ Herczyk, combining computer and hand-painted imagery
  • Christine Palnik, “Reduction”
  • Michael Willse, “DUMBSTUCK/RESTRUCK: repair, recovery, and reclamations”
  • Laura Velez, “PERMISSION: A Collective”
  • Dennis Bertram, “Bouquet Skyships”

Friends of Cabrini Arts

Are you interested in the arts at Cabrini University?

Learn more about gallery exhibitions, performances, and other arts events on campus.

Friends of Cabrini Arts is a group that recognizes art as a significant aspect of Cabrini students’ collegiate experience and advocates for resources to enhance the arts at Cabrini.

Those who contribute financial support, expertise, or time toward the arts at Cabrini will become a member of Friends of Cabrini Arts.


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