The 2007-2008 academic year has been designated “Alumni Year in the Arts” (AYA). Each month from September to May, notable alumni will come to campus to discuss their achievements in one of nine areas: arts and urban renewal, writing, Hollywood, visual culture, filmmaking, music, theater, journalism, and visual art/photography. The goals of AYA are to foster mentoring relationships among students and alumni, and allow Fords opportunities to give back to the College by sharing their experiences and skills with the entire community.
Schedule of Events:
(Additional presenters continue to be added)
Alumni Photo Exhibit
June-September 2008, Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery
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Urban Renewal Through the Arts
September 28, 2007 - Panel featuring Oscar Goodman '61, Mayor of Las Vegas, Amy Johnston (stood in for director Jane Golden) and Eli Massar from the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program
Haverford and the Power of the Pen
October 27, 2007 - Panelists included David Behrman ’77, publisher, Ron Christie ’91, author (Black in the White House), Marcy Dermansky ’91, novelist (Twins), Alison Grambs ’92, Friars’ Club writer and humorist (The Smart Girl’s Guide to Getting Even), and Richard Lingeman ’53, author/editor (The Nation).
Haverford in Hollywood
November 9 & 10, 2007 - A panel and student workshops focused on film and television featuring Daniel Dae Kim '90, actor ("Lost"), Diane Davison '86, entertainment lawyer, Roger Director '71, writer ("Hill Street Blues," "Moonlighting"), Chris Goutman '73, producer ("As the World Turns"), Mark Hudis '90, writer/producer ("That 70s Show"), Jeff Silberman '78, entertainment lawyer and Jon Wax '94, drama development.
VIDEO: Actor Daniel Dae Kim also sat down for a video interview with Bi-College News Editor-in-Chief, Dave Merrell '09. Watch it here.
Defining Visual Culture
December 7, 2007, 7-9 p.m.
Katherine Degn ’86, art dealer
Samuel Freeman ’97, gallery owner and operator
Henry Richardson ’83, sculptor
Hunter Tura ’94, architect
Behind the Scenes—Haverfordians in Film
When it comes to the sliver screen, Haverfordians are everywhere! From writing and directing, to producing and entertainment law, documentary to animated feature films - Haverford alums are doing it all...and this is your chance to learn how you can join them!
Friday, January 25th, Behind the Scenes: Haverfordians in Film - Open to Haverford community
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. (reception to follow)
Diane Leigh Davison '86, Entertainment Law
Jonathan L. Fein '72, Producer/Director/Editor
Ben Hickernell '00, Independent Film Writer/Director/Producer
Andrew Millstein '84, Executive Vice President Walt Disney Animation
Workshops, Saturday, January 26th: For students only
Demystifying the Film Making Process: From Conception to Filming and Beyond, 1:00 2:30 p.m., LOCATION TBD Diane Davison '86, Jonathan Fein '72, Ben Hickernell '00, Andrew Millstein '84 IMPORTANT: To register for this workshop contact Maria Middleton at firstname.lastname@example.org before Thursday, January 24th.
Film Editing Basics: Hands-On Workshop, 2:30 4:00 p.m., LOCATION TBD Jonathan Fein '72, Ben Hickernell '00 IMPORTANT: Pre-registration with Corey Chao 08, Student Coordinator at email@example.com is required for this workshop before January24,2008. Participants need to complete a brief filming assignment prior to the workshop and bring film footage with them to the workshop for editing.
Film Festival, Saturday, January 26th - Open to the Haverford Community
7:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Featuring films by Jonathan Fein '72 and Ben Hickernell '00
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. SNEAK PREVIEW of the new documentary by Jonathan Fein '72
9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Cellar by Ben Hickernell '00
Music Fest - A Weekend in Music and Dance
Careers in Music and Dance Panel Presentation
Friday, February 29, 2008
7:00 – 8:00 pm (reception to follow)
Zubrow Commons, Koshland Integrated Natural Sciences Center
Special musical performances by George Urgo ’08
Discover how you too can compose a career in different areas of music and dance both on the stage and behind the scenes …and how you can also “keep your day job” and the rhythm going!
Student Moderator: George Urgo ‘08
Maren Waldman ’02, Dancer, Choreographer, Educator
Larry Bomback ’04, Director of Finance and Operations at Opera America
Rick Pressler ’81, Guitarist
John Maclay ’90, Music Director, Grace Church Choral Society
Pete Dorwart ’63, Cellist, Opera Arrangement
John Thompson ’67, Chinese Guqin specialist
Bard Festival String Quartet
Sunday, February 24 3:00 p.m.
Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium (reception to follow)
The Bard Festival String Quartet will perform Beethoven's "String Quartet Op. 130", Elgar's "String Quartet in E Minor", and the Bliss "Quintet for Oboe and Strings" with Philadelphia Orchestra oboist Jonathan Blumenfeld '78. Robert Martin '61, who is cellist of the Quartet, is co-artistic director of the Bard Music Festival along with Christopher Gibbs '80, who will be giving a pre-concert talk.
Presented by the Department of Music's Guest Artist Series
According to Eve: A Master's Recital performed by Katy Gentry '05
Sunday, March 2, 2008
Roberts Hall, Marshall Auditorium
Katy will be joined by pianist Bonnie Wagner, and cellist Christine Mello. The recital is free and open to the public. This song recital explores feminism through the story of Eve featuring Jake Heggie's provocative "Eve-songs", Gabriel Faure's "La Chanson d'Eve", Fanny Mendelssohn's lieder, Henry Purcell's "The Blessed Virgin's Expostulation", Ricky Ian Gordon's setting of Emily Dickinson's poem "Will there really be a morning?" and Andre Previn's songs with cello with texts by Toni Morrison.
Presented by the Music Department.
From Haverford to Broadway
March 28, 2008, 7-9 p.m., Sharpless Auditorium
Craig Brashear ’73, Company Manager, Rebecca Kelly Ballet, New York
David Crommett ’76, actor (Life is a Dream, Deathtrap)
Rich Espey ’87, playwright (Hope’s Arbor)
Eric Falkenstein ’91, producer/director (Spalding Gray: Stories Left to Tell, Coram Boy)
Lane Savadove ’89, director, EgoPo theater company
Silk Journalism Panel: The Modern Age of Media
April 4, 2008— 7-9 p.m., Zubrow Commons KINSC
How Do You Get Your News? Print … Digital … Television … Radio … Blogs? Chances are, no matter how you are getting your news today it looks different than it did just five years ago and it will look different five years from now. Come discover what the future of media will look like and how it will effect you!
Ann Marie Baldonado ’94, Producer, “Fresh Air with Terry Gross”
Christopher Crommett ’81, Senior Vice President of CNN en Español
Christopher Mills ’82, former Deputy Editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer, now Director of Haverford College Communications
Mark Silk, Editor of Religion in the News and the Spiritual Politics blog
Dennis Stern ’69, Deputy General Manager, The New York Times
With David Merrell '09 - Student Moderator and Editor of the BiCo New