This exhibition showcases the creativity of 19 talented students selected by a faculty jury who will be graduating from York’s studio arts program this spring.
Featured artists are Nima Arabi, Danielle Clarke, Christina Chiarelli, Haley Cobran, Elham Fatapour, Ana Ghookassian, Sophia Goshulak, Shannon Hyatali, Alissa Leung, Gloria Li, Danjing Lin, Carlie Mackrell, Tyler Matheson, Catherine Orav, David Sicilia, Laura Sbrizzi, Malina Sintnicolaas, Camden Wallenwein, Robert Warner
The works on view span a wide range of media and artistic approaches, from expressionist to minimal, conceptual to pop. The diversity of subjects is equally varied, reflecting the personal concerns, interests and commitment of these rising young artists.
Reception: Thursday, March 15, 6:30-9:30pm
Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 1-6pm
Gallery 1313 website: g1313.org
Gallery 1313 phone: 416-536-6778
“Worlds of Exile,” Theatre @ York’s 2017-18 season, culminates in Christopher Marlowe’s Dido, Queen of Carthage, an epic story in an intimate and innovative new production directed by acclaimed director, dramaturg and playwright Peter Hinton.
Shadowed by war, Dido, Queen of Carthage is the original tragic love story with its hero Aeneas, the exiled prince of Troy, compelled by Fate to leave his beloved Dido, Queen of Carthage to fulfil a political destiny. Aeneas, the son of Venus, is one of the Trojans who escapes from the city after it is destroyed. In his exile he seeks refuge in Carthage. Learning of Aeneas’ experience and loss, Dido falls in love with him, only to be forsaken shortly after. Torn between her personal abandonment and national sacrifice, Dido performs an ultimate act of resistance.
Dido, Queen of Carthage is Marlowe’s first play, written when he was just 19 and still a student at Cambridge. Inspired by the fourth book of Virgil’s Aeneid, the story of Dido and Aeneas has stimulated artists for two millennia; from Ovid to Henry Purcell to modern-day science-fiction like Battlestar Galactica, with its exiled travellers seeking a prophesied new home. It isn’t hard to see the story’s appeal.
Performance Schedule: March 18 to 23 at 7:30pm
Box Office Information: Tickets are available online or over the phone 416-736-5888
Previews: $7.00 March 18 & 19
Relaxed Performance: $5.00
Thursday March 22 7:30pm
All Other Performances:
(Group price applies when all group tickets are purchased at once for a single performance. Not available online, please phone or visit the box office)
The York University Brass Ensemble directed by James MacDonald and the York University Percussion Ensemble led by John Brownell perform works by Byrd, Handel, Bach and others.
Admission is free.
FREE hip-hop dance workshop. All are welcome!
Enjoy an afternoon of drop-in activities with students from around the world. FREE admission, coffee, and snacks!
Professor Ron Westray directs the York University R&B Ensemble in a show-stopping performance of soul and funk music.
The concert will feature the music of Earth Wind and Fire, Tower of Power and many other great artists.
Admission is free and open to everyone.
Classical piano students from the studio of Professor Christina Petrowska Quilico showcase their talent.
Free admission. Everyone welcome.
The York University Gospel Choir directed by Professor Karen Burke presents a rafter-raising concert of works by Hezekiah Walker, Edwin Hawkins, Kirk Franklin and other Gospel greats.
The 100+ voice choir is backed by a rhythm section directed by Corey Butler:
Karen Burke is a pre-eminent singer, music director, choral conductor and composer in the field of African-American vocal music. An authority on the history and performance practices of Gospel music, she has worked with many major choral ensembles and organizations including the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and Youth Choir, Toronto Choral Society and Ontario Choral Federation, as well as numerous schools and church congregations. In 1988, she co-founded the Juno Award-winning Toronto Mass Choir and continues to serve as its principal director, touring nationally and internationally.
Fri. April 6, 7:30 – 9pm
Sat. April 7, 7:30 – 9pm
Admission: $15 | $10 students & seniors
Box Office: ampd.yorku.ca/perform/boxoffice | 416-736-5888
Gallery Hours: 12-5PM Or by appointment: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reception: Monday April 9, 6-9PM