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Come Celebrate The Arts At ODU

Spring has sprung and the Arts are blossoming. This week: art exhibits, music and theater performances are some of the cultural arts activities happening at Old Dominion University.

Friday, April 24

ODU Orchestra, directed by Lucy Manning. Featuring the winners of the Young Artists Competition.

7:30 p.m. University Theatre. Free and open to the public. Call 683-4061 for more information.

 University Theatre: "The Women of Lockerbie"

8 p.m. Stables Theatre. Tickets are $10 for students and $12 for general admission. Call 683-5305 for tickets.

A mother from New Jersey roams the hills of Lockerbie, Scotland, looking for her son's remains, which were lost in the crash of Pan Am 103. She meets the Women of Lockerbie, who are fighting the U.S. government to obtain the clothing of the victims found in the plane's wreckage. The women, determined to convert an act of hatred into an act of love, want to wash the clothes of the dead and return them to the victims' families. Written by Deborah Brevoort in the structure of a Greek tragedy, the play is a poetic drama about the triumph of love over hate, loosely inspired by a true story.

Saturday, April 25

University Theatre: "The Women of Lockerbie"

2:30 p.m. Stables Theatre. Tickets are $10 for students and $12 for general admission. Call 683-5305 for tickets.

Opening reception: Annual Juried ODU Visual Studies Student Show

7 p.m. Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries, 4509 Monarch Way. The exhibition will feature work by students in the Art programs at ODU, selected by Tanja Softic, art professor at the University of Richmond, and an alumna of the Visual Studies graduate program in 1992. At the show opening, the winners of the 2009-10 Art Department scholarships will be announced, as selected by the art department faculty. The exhibition continues through May 10.

Admission to the Gordon Galleries is free. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 683-6271.

Master Class with composer Thomas Pasatieri.

7 p.m. Diehn Composers Room, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center. Free and open to the public. 

University Theatre: "The Women of Lockerbie"

8 p.m. Stables Theatre. Tickets are $10 for students and $12 for general admission. Call 683-5305 for tickets.

Sunday, April 26

ODU Opera: "Letter to Warsaw," directed by Charles Stanton and written by Thomas Pasatieri.

3 p.m. Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $5 for students, $10 general admission. Call 683-5305 for tickets.

In honor of the Holocaust Day of Remembrance, "Letter to Warsaw" is the extraordinary musical setting of one woman's intimate firsthand account of life in the grip of the Holocaust. Co-sponsored by the Tidewater Jewish Foundation and ODU's Institute for Jewish Studies and Interfaith Understanding.

The performance will begin with a radio interview of the composer and director by Ivan Hametz, host of New York public radio's "Through the Opera Glass."

 On-going

"World War II Era International Posters" from the Czech Republic Military Institute in Prague, part of Norfolk's 56th International Azalea Festival.

Atrium, Baron and Ellin Gordon Art Galleries, 4509 Monarch Way. The exhibit continues through May 5.

Admission to the Gordon Galleries is free. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 683-6271.

In Depth: the Hand of the Self-Taught Artist

Baron and Ellin Gordon Self-Taught Art Gallery, 4509 Monarch Way. The exhibit continues through Sept. 21

Admission to the Gordon Galleries is free. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 683-6271.

This article was posted on: April 24, 2009

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