Pepperdine University Fine Arts Division, The Elixir of Love, Why Do You Stand There in the Rain?
The Pepperdine University Fine Arts Division announces several music, opera, and theatre performances, listed below, during the months of February through April 2013.
For more information, call Pepperdine's Box Office at (310) 506-4522 or visit arts.pepperdine.edu. Tickets (other than those that are discounted or free) are also available through Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787. Free tickets to choir and orchestra concerts are available for Pepperdine students, faculty, and staff with ID.
Christopher Parkening Classical Guitar Master Class
Saturday, February 16, 2-6 p.m., Free for auditors
Raitt Recital Hall
Heart o' the Hills (1919)
A Mary Pickford silent film featuring Maria Newman's original score performed live by Pepperdine's Collegium Musicum in collaboration with Malibu Friends of Music. Scott Hosfeld, conductor; Maria Newman, violin.
Saturday, February 16, 7 p.m., Free
The Flora L. Thornton Opera Program presents
The Elixir of Love (L'elisir d'amore)
Henry Price, Director
With the Pepperdine University Orchestra
This comic story about a love-struck youth who procures a "magic" potion to gain the affection of a young woman is transported to pre-World War II California citrus country in this reimagining of Gaetano Donizetti's classic opera. Sung in Italian with English supertitles.
Thursday, February 21, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 23, 7:30 p.m.
$10 for Pepperdine students
$12 for Pepperdine faculty and staff
Paul Barnes, piano
Guest Artist Recital
Paul Barnes has electrified audiences with his intensely expressive playing and cutting-edge programming. For his return to Pepperdine's Raitt Recital Hall, he presents a program of world premieres he has given since 2007, including the winning composition of the American Liszt Society Bicentennial Composition Competition and N. Lincoln Hanks' masterwork Monstre sacré, a composition commissioned by Barnes.
Tuesday, March 5, 7:30 p.m., Free
Raitt Recital Hall
Pepperdine Chamber Choir and Collegium Musicum Novum
Ryan Board and N. Lincoln Hanks, Directors
"Ritual, Mystics, and Icons: Vocal and Instrumental Chamber Music of the 20th and 21st Centuries"
Tuesday, March 19, 7:30 p.m., Free