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A Season Full of Concerts, Performances, and Arts Events Through Summer 2005 Offered by University of Nevada, Reno

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The University of Nevada, Reno Summer Session Office and the School of the Arts have a season full of free concerts, films, arts events and other world-class offerings planned through Summer 2005 on campus. Guest artists, faculty and student performers as well as gallery exhibits, The Work of Art project, the Reno Jazz Festival, and Nevada Repertory Company’s Summer Festival are all on tap from April-August 2005. Performances and exhibits are held at several locations on the university campus – many are free and all are open to the community.

For more information about the University of Nevada, Reno’s Summer Session events, call (775) 784-4046 or visit http://www.summersession.unr.edu. For more information about the university’s arts events, exhibits and performances, call (775) 784-4444 or visit the arts365 calendar website at: http://www.unr.edu/arts. To receive a copy of the arts365 calendar, email: arts365@unr.edu.

University summer session and arts365 events through Summer 2005 include:

FREE! University Orchestra Spring Concert
April 20, Wed., 8 p.m., Nightingale Concert Hall, University of Nevada, Reno campus

The University Orchestra performs several orchestral masterworks under the direction of conductor Phillip Ruder. The evening’s repertoire will include the Reno Chamber Choir singing Gabriel Fauré’s “Pavane" and the opening chorus to J.S. Bach’s “Herr, unser Herrscher" ("St. John Passion") under the direction of guest conductor Duane Karna. The event is free. For more information, visit http://www.unr.edu/arts or call (775) 784-4444.

The Reno Jazz Festival presents Fred Hersch with The Collective
April 21, Thurs., 7:30 p.m., Nightingale Concert Hall, University of Nevada, Reno campus

Investing in time-tested classics with keen insight, fresh ideas and extraordinary technique, pianist and composer Fred Hersch is widely recognized for his ability to reinvent the standard jazz repertoire. Hersch will perform with one of the most creative and versatile jazz ensembles in the region, the university’s own faculty ensemble, The Collective featuring David Ake, Larry Engstrom, Peter Epstein, Hans Halt and Andrew Heglund.
Tickets: General $15/Senior $12/Student $8/Jazz Fan Package (for entry to all festival events) $50
For tickets, visit http://www.unr.edu/rjf or call 1-800-225-2277; for the Jazz Fan Ticket Package, call (775) 784-4046.

Reno Jazz Festival Competitions and Clinics
April 22-23, Fri.-Sat., 8 a.m.-6 p.m., University of Nevada, Reno campus

The Reno Jazz Festival’s 43rd annual competition will feature more than 300 middle school, high school and college jazz groups from five western states, as well as world-renowned guest clinicians and jazz artists in concert during three days of clinics, competitions and more. Always the best in Jazz!

Passes: Visitor pass $7 per day/ Jazz Fan Package (for entry to all festival events) $50 Passes are available at the festival; for the Jazz Fan Ticket Package, call (775) 784-4046.

The Reno Jazz Festival presents The Kenny Garrett Quartet
April 22, Fri., 7:30 p.m., Lawlor Events Center Arena, University of Nevada, Reno campus

Critics say no alto sax player since Julian “Cannonball" Adderly has wielded as much influence and inspiration on a generation of players. This multi-Grammy Award nominee brings a powerful yet lyrical eloquence to everything he lends his jazz artistry.
Tickets: General $24/Senior $18/Student $12/ Jazz Fan Package (for entry to all festival events) $50
For tickets, visit http://www.unr.edu/rjf or call 1-800-225-2277; for the Jazz Fan Ticket Package, call (775) 784-4046.

Reno Jazz Festival Showcase and Awards Ceremony
April 23, Sat., 6:30 p.m., Lawlor Events Center Arena, University of Nevada, Reno campus

The Festival Showcase will provide encore performances by some of the best groups and soloists in the festival. During the showcase performances, festival awards will be given in recognition of individuals and groups who place in the top five of each category.
Tickets: General $12/Senior $10/Student $6/ Jazz Fan Package (for entry to all festival events) $50
For tickets, visit http://www.unr.edu/rjf or call 1-800-225-2277; for the Jazz Fan Ticket Package, call (775) 784-4046.


FREE! Spring Choral Concert
April 26, Tues., 7:30 p.m., Nightingale Concert Hall, University of Nevada, Reno campus
Several choirs under the direction of Dr. Duane Karna will perform, including the Nevada Choral Union singing David Conte’s arrangement of Aaron Copland’s “Simple Gifts" from the ballet score of Appalachian Spring, accompanied by dancers under the direction of Vincent Brosseau. The concert will also feature performances from the Nevada Chamber Choir, Reno Chamber Singers, and University Concert Choir, among others.
The event is free. For more information, visit http://www.unr.edu/arts or call (775) 784-4444.

FREE! University Symphonic Band
April 27, Wed., 7:30 p.m., Nightingale Concert Hall, University of Nevada, Reno campus

The evening will feature the University Symphonic Band with a command performance from the Swope Middle School Advanced Band. The event is free. For more information, visit http://www.unr.edu/arts or call (775) 784-4444.

FREE! University Wind Ensemble
April 28, Thurs., 7:30 p.m., Nightingale Concert Hall, University of Nevada, Reno campus

The evening will feature the University Wind Ensemble, percussion soloist Dr. Andrew Heglund, and a command performance by the Carson City High School Wind Ensemble. The event is free. For more information, visit http://www.unr.edu/arts or call (775) 784-4444.

Favorite Scenes from Opera and Musical Theatre
May 1, Sun., 2:30 p.m., Nightingale Concert Hall, University of Nevada, Reno campus

For this first-of-its-kind event at the university, teams of opera and musical theatre students will create mini-productions of some of your favorite operas and musicals.
Tickets: General $10/Seniors and students $8
For tickets, visit http://www.unr.edu/arts or call 1-800-225-2277. For information, call (775) 784-4444.

FREE! BFA Exhibitions
May 2-5 and 9-12, Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Sheppard Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno campus

Two exhibitions of student works in a variety of media from graduates of the bachelor of fine arts degree program. The closing receptions will be held May 5 and May 12 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The events are free. For more information, visit http://www.unr.edu/arts or call (775) 784-4444.

The Work of Art project presents
Spring Dance Concert featuring the Martha Graham Ensemble
May 5-7, Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m., Nightingale Concert Hall, University of Nevada, Reno campus (plus FREE pre-performance lectures each evening, 7 p.m.)
Founded in 1926 by legendary dancer and choreographer Martha Graham, the company has provided training ground for some of modern dance’s most illustrious performers and choreographers. The culturally diverse ensemble is comprised of energetic young dancers from the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance dedicated to enlightening audiences worldwide about the depth, richness and meaning of Graham’s technique and repertory. “One of the great companies of the world" – The New York Times. The Work of Art project is made possible by a grant from the E. L. Wiegand Foundation. Tickets: General $20/University students $17/Students $10
For tickets, visit http://www.unr.edu/arts or call 1-800-225-2277. For information, call (775) 784-4444.

FREE! Movie Tuesdays on the lawn at JTSU
June 7-Aug. 9, every Tuesday, 9 p.m., University of Nevada, Reno campus

Take a break on Tuesday nights! Bring a blanket and lawn chair and enjoy your movies on the lawn with free popcorn and drinks! For more information call the university’s Summer Session Office, (774) 784-4046. For movie titles, check out http://www.flipsideevents.com.

Nevada Repertory Company Summer Festival presents
A Triple-Dip of Chekhov
June 17, 18, 22, 23, 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Redfield Studio Theatre, University of Nevada, Reno campus

Cool off with a triple-dip of one-act farces from Anton Chekhov on hot summer evenings in June. Tickets: Opening weekend special $13/ Mid-week special (Wed. or Thurs.) $14/ General $17/ University students, seniors and children $15
For tickets, visit http://www.unr.edu/arts or call 1-800-225-2277. For information, call (775) 784-4444.

FREE! Watermelon Concerts on the Quad
They're back! Voted one of Reno Gazette-Journal’s “Best Family Outings!" Free Watermelon Wednesday concerts on the University of Nevada, Reno campus quad are fun for all ages. Bring a blanket and join us from 6-8 p.m. on these Wednesdays:
• July 6: John Philip Sousa (Reno Municipal Band)
• July 13: Big Swing (Reno Municipal Band)
• July 20: Disney (Reno Municipal Band)
• July 27: Guitar Woody and the Boilers
• August 3: Heather Combs Band
Concerts and watermelon are free. For more information call the university’s Summer Session Office, (774) 784-4046 or visit: http://www.summersession.unr.edu.

The Work of Art project presents
The Work of Art Photo Exhibit and Book Signing
July 11-Aug. 12, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sheppard Gallery, University of Nevada, Reno campus

The best of hundreds of creative moments documented and preserved throughout the year during the Work of Art project will be framed and put on exhibit, representing the work ethic of visual and performing artists. A commemorative book entitled The Work of Art, produced by the university’s Black Rock Press, will be offered for sale during the exhibit. The Work of Art project is made possible by a grant from the E. L. Wiegand Foundation.
For more information, visit http://www.unr.edu/arts or call (775) 784-4444.

FREE! Summer Choir Performance
July 26, Tues., 7:30 p.m., Nightingale Concert Hall, University of Nevada, Reno campus

Students enrolled in summer choral performance and choir will perform under the direction of Dr. Duane Karna. The event is free. For more information, call (775) 784-4444.

The University of Nevada, Reno’s summer session and arts365 performances, events and exhibits are sponsored in part by the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency; National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; City of Reno Arts and Culture Commission; the E. L. Wiegand Foundation; For the Love of Jazz; the Sands Regency Casino Hotel; Friends of the Sheppard Gallery; ASUN Flipside Programming; Associated Students of the University of Nevada; University of Nevada, Reno Alumni Association; University of Nevada, Reno School of the Arts, Summer Session Office and Extended Studies; and KUNR-FM 88.7.

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