Bob Sparkman, clarinet; Jerry Noble, piano; and Kara Noble,bass—presents an afternoon of swinging traditional jazz, from classics like Tin Roof Blues and Swing That Music to elegant ballads like A Cottage For Sale and Blue, Turning Gray (Over You). The performance will be laced with anecdotes and remarks that place the songs in historical context.
Rimas Tuminas' adaptation of the two novels by fellow Lithuanian, Grigory Kanovich, is a dreamy, ruminative, comedic road trip, centering around the parlous fortunes of Eastern European Jews. This screening is part of Lewis Global Studies Center's three day symposium "Understanding Russia: Perspectives on Politics and Culture."
Russian literature professor Stanley Rabinowitz will discuss his long and unexpected journey of studying the Russian ballet during the eventful and tumultuous years from 1911 to 1925 through the writings of Petersburg’s pre-eminent dance critic, Akim Volynsky (1861-1926). This lecture is part of Lewis Global Studies Center's three-day symposium "Understanding Russia:Perspectives on Politics and Culture."
Barshova will be presenting alongside her English translator, Cathy Ciepiela, in this bilingual event.
Enjoy afternoon tea in the Museum Atrium with a soundtrack of contemporary Russian rock, pop, and rap, DJ-ed by Joe Crescente.
COMING OF AGE, Written by Ellen W. Kaplan, directed by Hannah Simms. Gemma researches gender anxieties in Medieval Spain, but at 67, her interest in work has waned. Gemma’s new book is about Teresa de Cartagena, a deaf, Jewish nun, but when Teresa shows up in in Gemma’s whiskey- soaked dreams, she prods Gemma into facing her fears of getting old, and to find meaning in life, beyond “success.”
Edward J. Hall
Norman E. Vuilleumier Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University
When philosophers try to describe the metaphysical concepts of “necessity”, “law”, “essence”, and “ground”, a pair of crucial yet overlooked questions lurk in the background. Using recent “Humean” treatments of laws of nature as a case study, I’ll argue that best understanding of law is along “respectful deflationist” lines. On these accounts, the “law of nature” earns its keep because of the way it helps to organize inquiry, not because of some kind of objective metaphysical
A Roger W. Holmes Fund Lecture
Sponsored by the Mount Holyoke College Philosophy Department
CHEN CHEN’S debut collection When I Grow Up I Want to
Be a List of Further Possibilities (BOA Editions, 2017) was the winner of the A. Poulin, Jr. Prize, the Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry, selected as a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry, and longlisted for the 2017 National Book Award.
Chen’s visionary poems address youth, family and love playfully and tenderly, navigating the intersections of queer, Asian-American and immigrant identities. Poets & Writers named Chen in their Inspiration Issue as one of “Ten Poets Who Will Change the World” and The Atlantic
featured him in the article “How Poetry Came to Matter Again.”
He studied Pacific/Asian/American Studies at Hampshire College and earned his MFA from Syracuse University and his PhD from Texas Tech University.
|Sage Chamber Music Society presents: A Beethoven Cycle: The complete Piano Sonatas VI with Jiayan Sun, piano|
Jiayan Sun continues his yearlong exploration of Ludwig van Beethoven’s masterworks with Recital VI: Sonatas 22–26, including the Appassionata and Les Adieux.
Free and open to the public.