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 2020 spring semester.
National guests will serve as featured speakers.
Rebecca Erbelding, historian, archivist and curator at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, will speak about her book, Rescue Board: The Untold Story of America’s Efforts to Save the Jews in Europe, at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, in Cole Hall.
Sheila Turnage, the author of Three Times Lucky, a Newbery Honor book and a New York Times bestseller, will present an endowed lecture at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, in Cole Hall. The lecture is sponsored by the Alison Yowell Pazmino Memorial Fund.
Snowden Wright, author of the acclaimed novel American Pop, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, in the Concert Hall in the Carter Center for Worship and Music. The endowed lecture is sponsored by the Harold H. Hersch Education Fund and the College’s Division of Communication Studies, Fine Arts and Literature.
Charlotte Clymer will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19, in Cole Hall. Clymer is currently the press secretary for Rapid Response at the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest civil rights organization dedicated to advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) equality. This program is sponsored by the Harold H. Hersch Education Fund and the Harry W. and Ina Mason Shank Peace Studies Fund.
Christine Todd Whitman, president of the Whitman Strategy Group, a consulting firm that specializes in energy and environmental issues, will present “The Shifting Environmental Policymaking Climate: Staying Ahead While Going Green” in conversation with Bridgewater College President Dr. David Bushman at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in Cole Hall. The program is sponsored by the Anna B. Mow Symposium.
The spring 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.
Tempesta di Mare, a Philadelphia Baroque orchestra, will present a lyceum at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27. Tempesta di Mare performs music around unifying themes that create a sense of discovery.
The BC Jazz Ensemble will present a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 22, in Cole Hall.
A Bridgewater College Choir and Handbell concert will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 3.
The BC Symphonic Band will present a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 5, in Cole Hall.
Theatre at Bridgewater College will present Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind by Greg Allen Feb. 20–23, in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College.
Performances are at 8 p.m. Feb. 20–22 and at 3 p.m. Feb. 23. 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.
Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind is co-directed by Dr. Scott W. Cole, associate professor of theatre at Bridgewater College, and Catherine M. Downing, a senior English and theater double major, from Eldersburg, Md.
All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.