August 14, 2019

The Catholic University of America Benjamin T. Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art will present the following events during the fall 2019 semester. For more information, including pricing for ticketed events, visit arts.catholic.edu

All arts events are presented on the campus of Catholic University at 620, Michigan Ave., N.E., Washington, D.C., unless otherwise indicated. View a campus map for primary locations, including Caldwell Chapel and auditorium (located in Caldwell Hall); the Salve Regina Gallery (located in Salve Regina Hall, open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.); Heritage Hall (located in Father O’Connell Hall); the Ward Recital Hall (located in Ward Hall); and Hartke Theatre, which is located at 3801 Harewood Road, N.E., Washington, D.C. 

VISUAL ARTS EXHIBITS

Aug. 26 — Nov. 1; opening reception on Friday, Sept. 13, 5-8 p.m.
Stephen Lewis: New Work
Salve Regina Gallery
Stephen Lewis is a painter, printmaker, and guitarist who makes his home in the Hudson River Valley. His paintings and prints focus on contemporary socio-political forces and the fragile beauty of the natural world. In his subject matter and style, Lewis displays the unusual intersection of three different genres — naturalism, surrealism, and political art. In technique, he sketches and paints in the landscape, en plein air, with a vigorous gestural mark and rich, painterly brushwork. The result is a body of work with an incisive vision that is expressive, seductively luminous, and subversive in its wry and sometimes dark humor. 

Nov. 7 — Nov. 26; opening reception on Thursday, Nov. 7, 5-8 p.m.
Junior Show
Salve Regina Gallery
Featuring the works of junior students Alejandro Arias-Mosquera, Matthew Crown, Ben Guevara, Ariana Jones, Joan McMahon, Amanda McShane, Anisabella Sikaffy-Diaz, Kyle Wyborski.

Dec. 4 — Jan. 24, 2020; closing reception on Thursday, Jan. 23, 5-8 p.m.
Senior Preview
Salve Regina Gallery
Featuring the works of Catholic University Seniors Katherine Michaud, Marcus Perkins, Olivia C. Rader, Breny Recinos Argueta.

DRAMA PRODUCTIONS

Sept 26 — Sept. 29
The Wolves
Callan Theatre
Every week, nine teenage girls on a soccer team meet to warm up. Their conversations — filled with attitude, anxiety, and hope — humorously tackle the large and small challenges of their approaching adult lives. Performances will take place on Sept. 26 and 28, at 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 27, at 8 p.m.; and Sept. 28 and 29, at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at arts.catholic.edu

Nov. 14 — Nov. 17
The Caucasian Chalk Circle
Hartke Studio
In this epic parable, a brave and intrepid peasant girl rescues a baby in the midst of a flaming, war-torn city. As she strives to save herself and the child, she proves a better caregiver than its wealthy and selfish natural parents. Performances will take place on Nov. 14, 15, and 16, at 7:30 p.m.; and Nov. 16 and 17, at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at arts.catholic.edu

MUSIC PERFORMANCES

Sept. 12
Catholic University Chamber Choir
Ukranian Catholic National Shrine of the Holy Family, 4250 Harewood Rd. N.E., Washington, D.C., 5 p.m. 

Sept. 30
Catholic University Symphony Orchestra
Ward Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.
The Catholic University Symphony Orchestra presents its fall concert, featuring works by Mozart, Vivaldi, and Haydn.

Oct. 3
Washington International Piano Series presents: Faina Lushtak
Ward Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.
Featuring a program of Mozart, Chopin, Scriabin, Rachmaninov, and Lushtak. 

Oct. 4
Concerts spirituels: Iste Confessor
St. Vincent de Paul Chapel, 1:15 p.m.
Music for the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi.

Oct. 5
The Latin American Music Center presents: “Volver”
Ward Recital Hall, 3 p.m.
A recital of Gustavo Ahualli, director of the Latin American Music Center, featuring Tenor Pablo Politer of Argentina. 

Oct. 6
Sacred Music from Spain and Latin America
Ward Recital Hall, 3 p.m.
Presented by the Latin American Music Center.

Oct. 18 — 20
9 to 5, The Musical
Hartke Theatre
Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton, with book by Patricia Resnick.
Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy — giving their boss the boot! While he remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. Hey, a girl can scheme, can't she?
Performances will take place Oct. 18 and 19, at 7:30 p.m.; and Oct. 19 and 20, at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at arts.catholic.edu

Oct. 21
Washington International Piano Series presents: Antonio Di Cristofano
Ward Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.
Featuring a program of Schubert, Brahms, Chopin, Rachmaninov, and Scriabin. 

Oct. 24
Jazz Piano at Ward Hall: Classical Meets Jazz
Ward Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.
Featuring faculty and students from the piano, instrumental, and musical theater areas performing classical works by Debussy, Ravel, and Gershwin as well as jazz standards from Art Tatum, Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, and others. 

Oct. 25 — Oct. 26
Too Many Sopranos
Heritage Hall
Music by Edwin Penhorwood with libretto by Mika Lynn. It seems that planet Earth isn’t the only place with too many sopranos. St. Peter finds himself having to explain to some recent arrivals at the pearly gates that there is only room for one of them in the Heavenly choir. What’s a girl to do? Join us in Heritage Hall for an intimate and hilarious look into the afterlife of opera singers. Performances will take place Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m., and Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at arts.catholic.edu

Nov. 1
Concerts spirituels: Angeli, Archangeli
St. Vincent de Paul Chapel, 1:15 p.m.
Music for the Solemnity of All Saints.

Nov. 10
Catholic University Symphony Orchestra
St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 809 S. Broom St., Wilmington, Del., 6 p.m.
The Catholic University Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Simeone Tartaglione, presents a special program featuring works by Copland, Grandjany, Ward, Widor, and Saint-Saëns. Presented in collaboration with ARIANNA Alliance.  

Nov. 14
Latin American Music Center Choral Concert
Embassy of Argentina, 1600 New Hampshire Ave N.W., Washington, D.C., 6:30 p.m. 

Nov. 14
Piano Gala: The Carnival of the Animals Artists
Ward Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.
An interdisciplinary showcase of music, poetry, and visual art inspired by the animal kingdom, featuring faculty and students from all departments and areas of the Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art. Featuring music by Rossini, Copland, Fauré, Ravel, Ibert, and The Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saëns; fables of Aesop and La Fontaine; and a student art exhibit. 

Nov. 16
Catholic University Symphony Orchestra
St. Matthew’s Cathedral, 1725 Rhode Island Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C., 7:30 p.m.
The Catholic University Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Simeone Tartaglione, presents a special program celebrating the completion of the Great Organ. Featuring works by Copland, Grandjany, Beethoven, Widor, and Saint-Saëns.  

Dec. 6
The Annual Christmas Concert for Charity
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Great Upper Church, 400 Michigan Ave. N.E., Washington, D.C., 7:30 p.m.
The Catholic University of America School of Music, Drama, and Art, together with the Choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, presents the annual Christmas Concert for Charity. This concert is free to the public, with suggested donations benefiting a local charity that is yet-to-be-determined. 

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