Date of Press Release: 1-15-2016
University of Alaska Southeast Spring Arts and Culture Series Kicks off Seventh Season
In his other life as a Los Angles studio musician, Juneau Symphony Conductor Troy Quinn intersects the worlds of pop and classical music. In the first event of the UAS Sound and Motion Spring Arts and Culture series, Quinn demystifies the craft of conducting and explores its unique role in diverse musical cultures. The presentation is Friday, January 22 at 7 p.m. in the Egan Lecture Hall on the University of Alaska Southeast Juneau campus.
Other regular events this season are the Jan. 29 UAS showing of The Juneau Underground Motion Picture (JUMP) Society's biannual festival of locally made short films, Treasures from the State Film Archives, February 19, and the Woosh Kinaadeiyí Poetry Slam March 25. The series runs several, but not all Fridays, through April 15 with the annual launch of the UAS-published art and writing journal, Tidal Echoes.
Feb. 5 Professor of History Robin Walz presents, "Viewing the Elephant Man: How Science and Commerce Reconfigured the Grotesque Body" as part of the Science on Screen series with Juneau Libraries and the Gold Town Theatre.
Also on the schedule this season is a Yupik singing and drumming performance by a Byron Nicholai of Toksook Bay, Feb. 12, HARM, a women’s musical ensemble blending psych-folk and hip-hop with classical themes, March 4, and a presentation by photographer and adjunct faculty Ben Huff on latest projects from Juneau to Adak, April 8.
All events take place in the Egan Lecture Hall except Yup’ik Singing & Drumming with Byron Nicholai in the Egan Library, Feb. 12.