From lectures by featured speakers, to music performances and theater productions, Bridgewater College offers a wide range of arts and events for the community to enjoy during the 2019 fall semester.
National guests will serve as featured speakers.
Elizabeth Wuerz from the Sustained Dialogue Institute will present an endowed lecture at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, in Cole Hall. Wuerz will speak on “Throwing Shade: Navigating Conflict Effectively.” This program is sponsored by the Mark Leatherman Fund for Connecting and Creating Community Building, the Harry W. and Ina Mason Shank Peace Studies Endowment and Bridgewater College’s Office of Student Life.
Matt Bondurant, the author of three novels, including The Wettest County in the World, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, in the Concert Hall in the Carter Center for Worship and Music. Lawless, the 2012 movie based on this international bestseller, will be screened at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, in Cole Hall. Both events are free and open to the public. These events are sponsored by the Harold H. Hersch Education Fund, the Margaret Grattan Weaver Institute for Regional Culture and the College’s Division of Communication Studies, Fine Arts and Literature.
Monica Lewinsky will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in Nininger Hall. Lewinsky is a social activist in the battle against online harassment—advocating for a safer social media environment. This program is sponsored by the Anna B. Mow Symposium and the W. Harold Row Symposium.
Ted & Company TheatreWorks will present Discovery: A Comic Lament at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, in the Boitnott Room. The performance looks at love of land, loss of land and what it means to “own” something.
The fall semester also includes a wide variety of music programs. All music events will be held in the Concert Hall in the Carter Center for Worship and Music unless otherwise noted.
The New Orchestra of Washington (NOW) will present a lyceum at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13. NOW’s mission is to make music relevant to new generations of audiences by combining a range of genres with fresh interpretations of classic works.
Anthony Cincotta, an adjunct instructor of music at Bridgewater College, will present a saxophone recital at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21.
Bridgewater College’s music faculty will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28.
A Homecoming concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. Bridgewater College choirs, the Jazz Ensemble and an alumni jazz band will perform.
A Bridgewater College Oratorio Choir concert will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8.
The BC Symphonic Band will present a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, in Cole Hall.
The BC Jazz Ensemble will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, in Cole Hall.
Pianist Maria Yefimova will present a lyceum at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19. She is an international recitalist, chamber musician and orchestra soloist.
Bridgewater College will host a Holiday Extravaganza at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, and at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7.
Theatre at Bridgewater College will present Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard Oct. 31 through Nov. 3, in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College.
Performances are at 8 p.m. Oct. 31 through Nov. 2 and at 3 p.m. Nov. 3. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors over age 65 and non-BC students. Tickets will be available at the door 30 minutes prior to the start of the performance.
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is directed by Dr. Scott W. Cole, associate professor of theatre at Bridgewater College.
All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.