October Arts Guide at U

Check out this comprehensive list of arts-related events happening this month on and off campus, which includes a roundup of exciting concerts, exhibits, interactive discussions, and even a live play. direct.

The lights are back in the Department of Theater Arts at the University of Miami. After a hiatus of more than a year, the students are back and ready to present their profession.

During their next performance of “The Frogs”, students will unleash their talents for a one-of-a-kind show. Director and keynote speaker David Williams explained that this is an exciting way to overcome the challenges posed by the pandemic.

“Due to COVID, we have struggled to be safe doing the rigors of theater indoors. So we decided to take advantage of the UC Pool and use it as an outdoor performance space, ”said Williams. “Instead of seeing it as a downfall, we thought of it as an opportunity because now we’re going to be right in the middle of college with the most exposure. So that’s great. “

The Frogs ”, which will debut on Saturday, October 23, is a musical adaptation of the original Aristophanes play by Stephen Sondheim and Burt Shevelove and more loosely adapted by the great actor Nathan Lane. This hilarious yet poignant musical follows Dionysus, the Greek god of wine and theater.

Samantha Yates, a major in musical theater, shared her excitement to be able to play Dionysus.

“It’s the role of a lifetime and the one that has forced me to really develop my craft and my process as an actor,” she said. “The pool element also adds to the learning experience as we have to be even bigger and daring in the pool while using twice the energy! “

Katherine Reilly, also a major in musical theater, said it was amazing to be back on stage.

“After a long break I’m starting to feel artistically fulfilled again and couldn’t be happier. I am very happy to have live commentary from an audience. Doing Zoom theater is never as satisfying as live theater because there is no response from the audience. When I can make others laugh, I feel on top of the world! Being able to do that again is very exciting, ”said Reilly.

Williams is more than delighted to be able to once again offer the opportunity to perform live to his students.

“Now we are finally able to do what we have been dedicated to all of our lives. As a teacher, this gives me the opportunity to make sure these children are served and I am delighted. It’s mind-blowing to be back to starting all over again, ”he said.

The director of the play explained that the show really has something for everyone. Christopher Milano, a senior major in musical theater, agreed.

“You should come see ‘The Frogs’ if you like to laugh or see actors jump in and out of a swimming pool. The whole production is so light and filled with crazy characters you’ll love, ”said Milano. “In addition to all of this, there are good points to take away and lessons to be learned. Hopefully everyone will leave with a smile on their face and the desire to go out and make a difference in the world, ”he added.

“The Frogs” opens Saturday, October 23 with two performances, at 1:30 pm and 7 pm. A third performance is scheduled for Sunday, October 24 at 7 p.m. General Admission tickets will be available on Eventbrite starting Friday, October 8. .

Visit the Department of Theater Arts for more information.

The following is a list of other events taking place throughout the month.


Tuesdays at 1 p.m. – Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26

Mindfulness with the Lowe

Lowe’s Art of Mindfulness remote sessions take place Tuesdays at 1 p.m. Each session will last approximately 40 minutes (a 30-minute guided practice with a 10-minute reflection and questions and answers).

Registration is required to participate in these free virtual sessions. Visit the Lowe for more information.

Friday, October 8, from 11 a.m. to noon.

Coffee, tea, what do you see?

Grab your favorite morning drink and join the Lowe for an interactive virtual discussion of the museum’s collection art. Led by Lowe’s staff, attendees will be asked open-ended questions about the artwork to stimulate group discussion.

Register here.

Thursday October 28, 5.30 p.m.-6.30 p.m.

Gari Melchers: American Master

Join the Lowe for a virtual chat with Joanna Catron. American painter, Gari Melchers (1860-1932) was one of the greatest commercial and critical successes of his time, and yet his reputation did not endure. In telling the story of Melchers, Catron uncovers the contradictions and complexities of his art, helping to explain why he was so underappreciated in the half-century after his death and providing a true assessment of his important place in American painting. .

Register here.


Saturday October 2, 7:30 p.m.

Maurice Gusman Concert Hall

All Without Words — Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra

Scott Flavin, conductor; John Daversa, trumpet

Discover the captivating music of composer Justin Morell, featured on John Daversa’s latest recording, “All Without Words: Variations Inspired by Loren”. Inspired by his autistic nonverbal son, Morell constructs a series of emotional variations – sometimes painful, sometimes joyful – but always hopeful. “For the beauty and the heart, this music is above and beyond anything else today,” said All About Jazz, the music website.

Buy tickets here.

Sunday October 3, 7:30 p.m.

Maurice Gusman Concert Hall

Percussion collective

The Hartford Courant wrote that the Percussion Collective “worked together so seamlessly that they almost seemed to share some kind of psychic connection. Seeing them play was pure happiness. Legendary performer and educator Robert van Sice has assembled an amazing collection of some of the most esteemed and dynamic young voices in the percussion world. They display precise execution, sonic refinement and dynamic communication on stage, performing works by Garth Neustadter, Ezequiel Viñao and Astor Piazzolla.

Buy your tickets here.

Tuesday October 12, 7:30 p.m..

Maurice Gusman Concert Hall

A special evening of jazz with GRAMMY® award-winning singer Cécile McLorin Salvant and the Frost Jazz Vocal Ensemble celebrating Antonio Carlos Jobim, with Kate Reid, director; Cécile McLorin Salvant, guest singer; and Sullivan Fortner, guest pianist.

Cécile McLorin Salvant, triple GRAMMY Award winner and native of Miami, named “the best jazz singer of the last decade” by the New York Times, highlights this special evening with the guest pianist Sullivan Fortner, who partnered with Salvant for the duo “The Window”. The Frost Jazz Vocal Ensemble opens the concert celebrating the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim, one of the great representatives of Brazilian music and the father of bossa nova with classics like “The Girl from Ipanema” and “Desafinado”.

Buy your tickets here.


October 6 to November 5

Faculty Exhibition 2021

Reception: Saturday, October 9, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

University of Miami Wynwood Building Gallery

2750 NW Third Ave., Suite 4

Miami, Florida 33127

For more information and online offers, please visit www.as.miami.edu/art or contact Milly Cardoso, gallery director, at [email protected]


October 7, 7 p.m.

Distinguished Professors Online Henry King Stanford – “An Evening with Valeria Luiselli”

Valeria Luiselli is an acclaimed and politically engaged writer whose most recent novel, “Lost Children Archive”, addresses child migration as an important topic. In his lecture at the University of Miami, Luiselli will reflect on his writing and his continuing relationship with the news.

register here.

October 13, 8 p.m.

Online Book Discussion with Robyn Walsh, Associate Professor, Religious Studies – “The Origins of Early Christian Literature: Contextualizing the New Testament in Greco-Roman Literary Culture”.

Attend Walsh’s lecture on his groundbreaking study that bridges the artificial divide between synoptic gospel research and ancient literature.

Conventional approaches to the synoptic gospels hold that the authors of the gospels acted as literate spokespersons for their religious communities. Whether described as documenting intragroup oral traditions or preserving the collective perspectives of their fellow Christ followers, these writers are treated as something akin to the Romantic poets speaking for their Volk – a questionable framework inherited from German Romanticism from the XIXth century. In this book, Walsh argues that the Synoptic Gospels were written by elite cultural producers working within a dynamic cadre of literate scholars, including people who may or may not have been Christians by profession.

Register now here.

October 27, 8 p.m.

Conference on an online book with Allison Schifani, Assistant Professor, Modern Languages ​​- “Urban Ecology and Intervention in the Americas of the 21st Century: Verticality, Catastrophe and the Mediated City”.

This book takes a hemispherical approach to contemporary urban intervention, examining urban ecologies, communication technologies, and cultural practices in the 21st century. Schifani argues that governmental and social control regimes and forms of political resistance converge in disaster speculation, and that this convergence has formed a vision of urban environments in the Americas, in which forms of play and imaginaries of disaster intersect in the vertical field.

Register now here.

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