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Butler University is proud to be a community gathering place for the arts and other cultural

events and we invite you to use the fall 2010 cultural calendar to learn more about them.

All are open to the public, many at no charge.

Table of Contents

1 Art

2 Dance Performances

3 Music Performances

10 Theatre Performances

11 Lectures and Readings

11 Leadership Through The Arts Forum

12 Butler Seminar on Religion and World Civilization

14 An Evening with Coach Brad Stevens

15 Celebration of Diversity Distinguished Lecture Series

16 The Vivian S. Delbrook Visiting Writers Series

19 J. James Woods Lectures in the Sciences and Mathematics

21 “Clowes Presents”

23 Calendar of Events

Events carrying the BCR symbol qualify

as Butler Cultural Requirement events.

Programs, artists and ticket prices subject to change.

Art

TUESDAY OCT. 12–SUNDAY, OCT. 24

BUTLER CREATES: AN ALUMNI EXHIBIT

During open hours, Clowes Memorial Hall

The exhibit will take place in conjunction with Homecoming 2010.

TUESDAY OCT. 12–SUNDAY, OCT. 24

ART NOW: CURRENT STUDENT WORK EXHIBIT

8 a.m.–10 p.m., Lilly Hall, East Lobby

✦ Art exhibits take place regularly throughout the semester.

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DAnce Music

THURSDAY DEC. 2–SUNDAY, DEC. 5

BUTLER BALLET’S THE NUTCRACKER

Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 3 and 4 at 8 p.m.

Dec. 4 and 5 at 2 p.m.

Clowes Memorial Hall

Tickets: $28.50, $21.50 adult; $23, $17 child/student/senior;

$20, $14 groups of 15 or more

Tickets available at the Clowes Hall Box Office.

A Holiday Family Tradition. Butler Ballet is proud to present

The Nutcracker, where children and adults are dazzled and delighted

by glorious scenery and costumes, spectacular dancing and magical

moments. Twirl with the snowflakes and waltz with the flowers while

waiting for the dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Nutcracker

Prince. Enjoy Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score performed by the

Butler Symphony Orchestra and the Indianapolis Children’s

Choir under the direction of Richard Auldon Clark.

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 12

JCFA PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE, BUTLER JAZZ

ENSEMBLE, BUTLER CHORALE, BUTLER

WIND ENSEMBLE AND BUTLER SYMPHONY

ORCHESTRA COMBINED SHOWCASE

3 p.m., Clowes Memorial Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

The Wind Ensemble opens the season with three classics from the

repertoire that represent their “musical feast.” On the menu is the

lively and virtuosic “Folk Dances” as an appetizer, the profound

“Salvation is Created” as a main course, and the heroic theme

from the movie “Silverado” as dessert. The festivities continue

as the JCFA Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Jon

Crabiel, presents exciting musical selections composed specifically

for the ensemble.

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The Jazz Ensemble demonstrates two ends of the musical

spectrum with Sammy Nestico’s traditional classic “Strike up

the Band” and Alan Baylock’s modern piece “Two Seconds to

Midnight.”

The Butler Symphony Orchestra, led by Richard Auldon Clark,

will present Copland’s “Four Dance Episodes” from Rodeo. Join

us for all this and more in this exciting School of Music showcase.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 17

BUTLER PIANO PEDAGOGY SYMPOSIUM

PIANO AT BUTLER SERIES

FREDERIC CHIU, PIANIST

7:30 p.m., Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

Internationally known pianist Frederic Chiu presents a solo

piano recital. Chiu was the 1985 Fellow of the American Pianists

Association and also the “non-winner” of the 1993 Van Cliburn

Competition, where his elimination from the finals caused an

uproar in the press.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 18

MUSIC OF SOUTH INDIA

DEMONSTRATION AND WORKSHOP

9 a.m.–noon, Atherton Union, Reilly Room

Free of charge; no ticket required

Learn what is happening in contemporary Indian music. The

sounds of Western music, Bollywood and traditional raga will

come to life through this interactive experience. Led by Srinivas

Krishnan, provost of Chennai Conservatory, you will hear four

Indian musicians perform and teach the music of current India.

Featured will be the music of A. R. Rahman, composer of the

music for “Slumdog Millionaire.”


TUESDAY, SEPT. 21

FACULTY ARTIST SERIES

DAVID MURRAY, BASS

7:30 p.m., Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

Call (317) 940-9246 for program information.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 23

JCFA COMPOSERS’ ORCHESTRA CONCERT

8 p.m., Lilly Hall, Room 112

Free of charge; no ticket required

Featuring the music of alumni from the Butler University

School of Music composition program as well as music

by our current students and faculty.

FRIDAY, OCT. 1

SCHUMANN LIEDERABEND WITH THE

BUTLER UNIVERSITY VOICE FACULTY

8 p.m., Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

As part of the 200th anniversary celebration of Robert

Schumann’s birth, Butler voice faculty will present songs of

Robert and Clara Schumann.

SATURDAY, OCT. 2

SCHUMANN CHAMBER MUSIC RECITAL

WITH RICHARD AULDON CLARK,

WILLIAM GRUBB AND GUESTS

8 p.m., Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

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SUNDAY, OCT. 3

BUTLER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT

SCHUMANN FESTIVAL

RICHARD AULDON CLARK, CONDUCTOR

3 p.m., Clowes Memorial Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

As part of the Schumann Festival, the Butler Symphony

Orchestra presents Schumann’s “Genoveva Overture,” Brahm’s

“Serenade No. 2 in A” and Schumann’s Symphony No. 3 “Rhenish.”

TUESDAY, OCT. 5

FACULTY ARTIST SERIES

GARY WALTERS, JAZZ PIANO

7:30 p.m., Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

Gary Walters released his first-ever solo piano recording,

“Moments In Time,” in May of this year. He has had several

performances since, including a June appearance at the Jazz

Kitchen in Indianapolis. He has also been fortunate to have

a featured solo slot as pianist for Carrie Newcomer during her

performances around the country. He will include selections

from his recording during this evening’s concert.

Call (317) 940-9246 for program information.

SUNDAY, OCT. 10

BUTLER UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT

3 p.m., Clowes Memorial Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

Highlighting this program is the Indiana premiere of a concerto

for tenor saxophone that was commissioned by the Butler Bands

as part of a consortium of university bands nationwide. This jazz-

inspired composition will feature Butler faculty member Matthew

Pivec, director of jazz studies in the School of Music, as guest

soloist. Other pieces include “Cathedrals” by the up-and-coming

young composer Kathryn Salfelder as well as the dramatic

symphony Of Sailors and Whales, by Francis McBeth, based

on the great American novel Moby Dick.

TUESDAY, OCT. 19

FACULTY ARTIST SERIES

FACULTY JAZZ COMBO

WITH GUEST ARTISTS FRANK SMITH, BASS,

AND CHRIS DRABYN, TRUMPET

7:30 p.m., Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

Call (317) 940-9246 for program information.

THURSDAY, OCT. 21

JCFA COMPOSERS’ ORCHESTRA CONCERT

8 p.m., Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

Featuring the music of alumni from the Butler University School

of Music composition program as well as music by our current

students and faculty.

SUNDAY, OCT. 24

THE HONOR ROLL OF CHOIRS

PRESENTED BY THE BUTLER UNIVERSITY

SCHOOL OF MUSIC CHORAL DEPARTMENT

3 p.m., Clowes Memorial Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

The Butler Chorale and University Choir host this exciting

choral review, featuring the 2010 top choirs from the Indiana

Stage School of Music Association Concert Choir Competition.

Indiana’s most talented young choral singers share the Clowes

Hall stage with students and faculty from Butler for a powerful

performance showcasing the choral arts in our state.

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TUESDAY, OCT. 26

FACULTY ARTIST SERIES

SARAH EYERLY, MORAVIAN MUSIC

LECTURE AND RECITAL

7:30 p.m., Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

Call (317) 940-9246 for program information.

SUNDAY, OCT. 31

BUTLER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT

RICHARD AULDON CLARK, CONDUCTOR

3 p.m., Clowes Memorial Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

Celebrate Halloween with the Butler Symphony Orchestra as they

play selections from “Psycho,” “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” and

other classics.

MONDAY, NOV. 1

FIFTH ANNUAL BUTLER UNIVERSITY WOMEN’S

CHOIR FESTIVAL

1 p.m.–5 p.m., Atherton Union, Reilly Room

Free of charge; no ticket required

The fifth Annual Butler Women’s High School Choral Festival

features every choir singing two songs followed by a short clinic

by Butler JCFA faculty. Special guest conductor Greg Gilpin will

do a brief choral clinic at the end of the afternoon, followed by

him conducting the mass choir singing “Peace Song.”


TUESDAY, NOV. 2

FACULTY ARTIST SERIES

KAPELL TRIO – FEATURING FACULTY MEMBER

WILLIAM GRUBB, CELLO AND GUEST ARTISTS

ANTHONY FLINT, VIOLIN, AND

STEPHEN SWEDISH, PIANO

7:30 p.m., Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

Performing the Beethoven “Ghost,” an early, little known work

of Shostakovich, and Mendelssohn “C Minor.”

Call (317) 940-9246 for program information.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 3

JCFA PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE CONCERT

FEATURING SPECIAL GUESTS;

BUTLER UNIVERSITY MARCHING BAND,

DAVID McCULLOUGH, DIRECTOR

7:30 p.m., Clowes Memorial Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

Under direction of Butler University Percussion Artist-in-Residence Jon

Crabiel, the JCFA Percussion Ensemble promises a high-energy concert,

performing styles from classical to rock, avant-garde to ragtime, Latin

American to African, Brazilian to jazz.

SUNDAY, NOV. 7

BUTLER UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE AND

BUTLER CHORALE CONCERT

3 p.m., Clowes Memorial Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

The Wind Ensemble and the Butler Chorale join forces for an inspiring

program of music for winds and voices. Performances include the

“Mass” by Igor Stravinsky, the Brahms “Begrabnisgesang,” the cantata

“To St. Cecilia,” by Norman Dello Joio, and the anthem “England,

My England,” found and edited by Dr. Robert Grechesky.

TUESDAY, NOV. 9

BUTLER UNIVERSITY

REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL CHORAL FESTIVAL

11:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Clowes Memorial Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

High school choirs from the Central Indiana region come

together for a day of sharing and clinics. On the stage of Clowes

Memorial Hall each choir will perform and participate in a

workshop with Butler choral faculty members. As a culmination

of the day, the Butler choirs will perform for the high school

students and then culminate with everyone singing together.

THURSDAY NOV. 11–FRIDAY, NOV. 12

LYRIC THEATRE PERFORMANCE

7:30 p.m., Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

Tickets can be reserved by calling (317) 940-8889

and purchased at the door.

THURSDAY, NOV. 11

BUTLER UNIVERSITY

STRING FESTIVAL CONCERT

7 p.m., Clowes Memorial Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

Featuring the Butler Symphony Orchestra and high school string

orchestras from Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois. Conducted by

Richard Auldon Clark and guests.

Call (317) 940-9065 for program information.

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SATURDAY, NOV. 13

BUTLER UNIVERSITY VOCAL

JAZZ FESTIVAL CONCERT

7 p.m., Atherton Union, Reilly Room

Tickets: $5 at the door

The Vocal Jazz Fest ’10 is held on Butler’s campus Nov. 12–13 as

an important educational outreach for Butler University’s Vocal

Jazz Activities. Directed by Dr. Tim Brimmer, hosted by Jordan

Jazz, with a guest performance by the Butler Jazz Ensemble.

Contact Dr. Tim Brimmer at tbrimmer@butler.edu for more

information and a list of guest directors and invited ensembles.

TUESDAY, NOV. 16

BUTLER UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE

7:30 p.m., Clowes Memorial Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

Don’t miss the world premiere of Brent Wallarab’s arrangement of

“Fran Dance.” This piece, which was commissioned by the Butler

University Jazz Area, features Gary Walters on the piano.

THURSDAY, NOV. 18

BUTLER UNIVERSITY

CHAMBER CHOIR CONCERT

JS BACH, CHRISTMAS ORATORIO, BWV 248

7:30 p.m., Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

The Butler Chamber Choir is joined by instrumentalists from the

Butler School of Music for this performance of one of Bach’s most

enduring sacred works. Originally comprising six full cantatas

and three hours of music, this performance features movements

extolling the expectation of Advent and the joy of the Christmas

story.


THURSDAY, NOV. 18

JCFA COMPOSERS’ ORCHESTRA CONCERT

8 p.m., Lilly Hall, Room 112

Free of charge; no ticket required

Featuring the music of alumni from the Butler University School

of Music composition program as well as music by our current

students and faculty.

SATURDAY, NOV. 20

ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC FESTIVAL,

SPONSORED BY THE INDIANA

MUSIC TEACHERS ASSOCIATION

8 a.m.–5 p.m., Lilly Hall

For more information, contact Anna Briscoe at (317) 940-9647.

SUNDAY, DEC. 5

BUTLER UNIVERSITY WIND

ENSEMBLE CONCERT

6:30 p.m., John Wesley Free Methodist Church

(5900 W. 46th St.)

Free of charge; no ticket required

Join us in a joyous celebration of the season as the Butler Wind

Ensemble brings the spirit of the holidays to the Indianapolis

community at the John Wesley Free Methodist Church. Traditional

carols and seasonal music as well as new twists on old favorites

promise a program to delight everyone.

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TUESDAY, DEC. 7

FACULTY ARTIST SERIES PIANO AT BUTLER SERIES

KATE BOYD AND ANNA BRISCOE, DUO PIANO

7:30 p.m., Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

The program will feature Visions de l’Amen by Olivier Messiaen,

composed in 1943 shortly after his release from a prisoner-of-war

camp. This rarely performed work for two pianos depicts seven

different interpretations of the word “Amen.”

Call (317) 940-9246 for program information.

FRIDAY DEC. 10–SATURDAY, DEC. 11

REJOICE! 25TH ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCE

7:30 p.m., Clowes Memorial Hall

Free of charge; ticket required (empty seats released

15 minutes prior to the start of the concert)

Butler’s beloved holiday concert celebrates this important milestone

in festive style! Special guest performers and beautiful music help

us celebrate the season and showcase the many talented students

in Butler’s School of Music.

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WEDNESDAY OCT. 6–SUNDAY, OCT. 10

BUTLER THEATRE PRESENTS EURYDICE

Written by Sarah Ruhl; directed by Richard J Roberts.

Oct. 6, 7, 8 and 9 at 8 p.m., Oct. 9 and 10 at 2 p.m.

Lilly Hall, Studio Theatre, Room 168

Tickets: $10 general admission; $5 student

Artists and composers have been inspired for centuries by the

ancient Greek legend of Orpheus, who loved Eurydice so much

that he followed her to the realm of the dead to bring her back.

Now Pulitzer Prize finalist and MacArthur Fellowship winner Sarah

Ruhl tells the story once again — from Eurydice’s point of view.

This contemporary twist on a timeless tale is a witty, poignant

and whimsical meditation on husbands and wives, fathers and

daughters, love and loss and the ephemeral mists of memory.

WEDNESDAY DEC. 1–SUNDAY, DEC. 5

BUTLER THEATRE PRESENTS TWELFTH NIGHT

Written by William Shakespeare; directed by

Elaina Artemiev, assistant professor of theatre.

Dec. 1, 2, 3 and 4 at 8 p.m., Dec. 4 and 5 at 2 p.m.

Lilly Hall, Studio Theatre, Room 168

Tickets: $10 general admission; $5 student

This comedy of love, confused identity and riotous shenanigans

is one of Shakespeare’s most popular works.

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All theatre events in this

Cultural Calendar meet the

Butler Cultural Requirement.

Lectures AnD reADings

LEADERSHIP THROUGH THE ARTS FORUM

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 29

LEADERSHIP THROUGH THE ARTS FORUM

LARRY TODD, MUSICOLOGIST AND PROFESSOR

OF MUSIC AT DUKE UNIVERSITY

“ROBERT SCHUMANN AND THE ART OF COMPOSITION”

7 p.m., Robertson Hall, Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

The audience is invited to attend the Butler Symphony Orchestra’s open rehearsal of Schumann’s

Rhenish Symphony at Clowes Memorial Hall immediately following the Leadership Through the

Arts Forum.

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BUTLER SEMINAR ON RELIGION AND WORLD CIVILIZATIONS PRESENTS

CONFLICT, PEACEMAKING AND RELIGION

TUESDAY, SEPT. 28

RELIGION: PROMOTER OF PEACE, PERPETUATOR OF VIOLENCE

7 p.m., Clowes Memorial Hall, Krannert Room

Free of charge; ticket required

Tickets available at the Clowes Hall Box Office and Ticketmaster*

Throughout history and across global and theological boundaries, religions have been sources of conflict

and its resolution. Scholars of religion, conflict resolution and ethics will lay a foundation for our year-long

global exploration of the place of religion in war and other forms of violence and in peacemaking.

Speaker:

Dr. Scott Appleby is a professor of history at the University of Notre Dame where he also directs the

Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. Appleby is the author of The Ambivalence of the Sacred:

Religion, Violence and Reconciliation (Rowman & Littlefield, 2000) and editor of Spokesmen for the

Despised: Fundamentalist Leaders of the Middle East (University of Chicago Press, 1997).

Respondents:

Dr. David M. Craig is an associate professor of religion at Indiana University Purdue University

Indianapolis and a specialist in religion ethics.

Dr. James Logan is an associate professor of religion at Earlham College in Richmond, Ind. He

directs programs in African religion and African-American religion and African-American studies.

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TUESDAY, OCT. 26

PEACE AND CONFLICT: THE FUTURE OF ISLAM

7 p.m., Clowes Memorial Hall

Free of charge; ticket required

Tickets available at the Clowes Hall Box Office and Ticketmaster*

Since the events of Sept. 11, 2001, Islam has been under global examination about its theology, cultural

realitites and politics. One of the foremost new voices about the future of Islam, Reza Aslan, suggests that

moderate Islam must take a more prominent global role in news media, religious circles and in academia.

Speaker:

Reza Aslan in a scholar of religion and foreign affairs and associate professor of creative writing at the

University of California, Riverside. Aslan is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and author of

No God But God: the Origins, Evolution and Future of Islam (2006) and Beyond Fundamentalism: Confronting

Religious Extremism in the Age of Globalization (2010).

Respondents:

Sholeh Shahrokhi is an associate professor of anthropology at Butler University. A native of Iran, her

scholarship focuses on youth and global conflict, issues of gender, sexuality and globalization, and Iranian

cinema.

Shariq Siddiqui is an attorney and director of the Muslim Alliance of Indiana. He grew up in England,

Zambia, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan and came to the United States to study at the University of Indianapolis

and Indiana University.

*Ticketmaster fees apply. *Ticketmaster fees apply.

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AN EVENING WITH COACH BRAD STEVENS

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 15

“AN EVENING WITH COACH BRAD STEVENS:

CHOOSING A PATH, LIVING A DREAM”

7 p.m., Clowes Memorial Hall

Free of charge; tickets required (limit 2 per person)

For groups of 10 or more, call (317) 923-7253 or email mstanciu@butler.edu.

Tickets available at the Clowes Hall Box Office and Ticketmaster*

The Butler University Center for Faith and Vocation presents Butler Men’s Basketball

Coach Brad Stevens for a conversation with Butler students about his life journey, his

dedication to coaching and where he turns to find meaning and purpose. The public

is welcome to attend this event.

Stevens was in his 20’s when he walked away from a promising business career at Eli Lilly

and Co. to volunteer as an assistant men’s basketball coach at Butler. He had no idea that

one day he would lead the Butler Bulldogs to the 2010 NCAA Final Four.

Stevens will talk about the choices that led him to coaching, about taking risks and finding

the support to do so. The Center for Faith and Vocation is committed to helping all

students discover their own unique lives of purpose, meaning and contribution.

Hearing Coach Stevens’ story is one way for that work of discovery to begin.

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*Ticketmaster fees apply.

CELEBRATION OF DIVERSITY DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES

FRIDAY, OCT. 29

“SAVING AMERICAN EDUCATION:

A MESSAGE AND MUSIC FROM JOHN LEGEND”

An address, dialogue and performance by

Grammy Award-winning artist, activist and

philanthropist, John Legend

7:30 p.m., Clowes Memorial Hall

John Legend is an artist who proves that musicians can make a difference and touch

lives in a way that extends beyond their music. In 2004, he stepped into the solo

spotlight as a premier singer-songwriter-pianist-performer in his own right with his

debut album “Get Lifted.” Driven in part by the hit singles “Ordinary People” and

“Used To Love U,” “Get Lifted” was a critical and commercial triumph, earning him

three Grammy Awards and selling more than three million copies worldwide.

For most performers, achievements of this magnitude would be the culmination

of a dream. For Legend, his real goal and passion is to lend his voice to end global

poverty as founder of the “Show Me Campaign.” The “Show Me Campaign” uses

education to break the cycle of global poverty through sustainable development at

the individual, family and community levels. The focus of the “Show Me Campaign”

in the United States is education reform, as he believes this is “the biggest failure to

closing the poverty gap in America.” Through his message and his music, Legend

will engage our community in addressing the issues and problems that are destroying

American public education, and celebrate progressive achievements within American

public schools.

Legend is a six-time Grammy Award-winner. He was recently awarded the Humanitarian Award for Global Change by the Cooperative

for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE), and the 2010 Black Entertainment Television (BET) Humanitarian Award, both

recognizing his work with the “Show Me Campaign.”

For ticket information, visit www.butler.edu.

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THE VIVIAN S. DELBROOK VISITING WRITERS SERIES

All events in the series are free and open to the public. No tickets are required. For more information, call (317) 940-9861.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 16

KIM ADDONIZIO

7:30 p.m., Robertson Hall, Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall

Kim Addonizio’s fifth poetry collection, Lucifer at the Starlite, was published in 2009 by

W.W. Norton. Her collection Tell Me was a National Book Award finalist.

Addonizio has also authored two instructional books on writing poetry: The Poet’s

Companion (with Dorianne Laux) and Ordinary Genius: A Guide for the Poet Within, both

from W.W. Norton. Her first novel, Little Beauties, published by Simon & Schuster in

August 2005, was chosen as “Best Book of the Month” by Book of the Month Club. My

Dreams Out in the Street, her second novel, was released by Simon & Schuster in 2007.

She also has a word/music CD with poet Susan Browne, Swearing, Smoking, Drinking,

& Kissing, a book of stories called In the Box Called Pleasure and the anthology Dorothy

Parker’s Elbow: Tattoos on Writers, Writers on Tattoos. Her awards include two fellowships

from the National Endowment for the Arts, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize,

a Commonwealth Club Poetry Medal and the John Ciardi Lifetime Achievement Award.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 23

YUSEF KOMUNYAKAA

7:30 p.m., Clowes Memorial Hall, Krannert Room

Yusef Komunyakaa is the Senior Distinguished Poet in the graduate writing program at

NYU. His numerous books of poems include Pleasure Dome: New & Collected Poems, 1975–

1999, Talking Dirty to the Gods, Thieves of Paradise, which was a finalist for the National

Book Critics Circle Award, and Neon Vernacular: New & Selected Poems 1977–1989, for

which he received the Pulitzer Prize and the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award.

Komunyakaa’s prose is collected in Blues Notes: Essays, Interviews & Commentaries. His

honors include the William Faulkner Prize from the Universite Rennes, the Thomas

Forcade Award, the Hanes Poetry Prize, fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in

Provincetown, the Louisiana Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts,

and the Bronze Star for his service in Vietnam, where he served as a correspondent for

and managing editor of the Southern Cross. In 1999 he was elected a chancellor of The

Academy of American Poets.

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MONDAY, OCT. 18

JEAN VALENTINE

7:30 p.m., Robertson Hall, Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall

Jean Valentine won the Yale Younger Poets Award for her first book, Dream Barker,

in 1965. Her most recent book of poetry is Little Boat (Wesleyan University Press,

2007). Her previous collection, Door in the Mountain: New and Collected Poems

1965–2003, won the 2004 National Book Award for Poetry. She is the author of

eight other books. Break the Glass, her new collection, is forthcoming from Copper

Canyon Books in September.

She received the 2009 Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets

and has received a Guggenheim Fellowship. She also has earned awards from the

NEA, The Bunting Institute, The Rockefeller Foundation, The New York Council

for the Arts and The New York Foundation for the Arts, as well as the Maurice

English Prize, the Teasdale Poetry Prize and The Poetry Society of America’s Shelley

Memorial Prize in 2000.

MONDAY, NOV. 1

LORRIE MOORE

7:30 p.m., Clowes Memorial Hall, Krannert Room

Lorrie Moore teaches at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. She has won the

Rea Award and the PEN/Malamud Award for Short Fiction. Her latest novel is A

Gate at the Stairs, which The New York Times called “her most powerful book yet,

a book that gives us an indelible portrait of a young woman coming of age in the

Midwest in the year after 9/11 and her initiation into the adult world of loss and

grief.”

Her short story collections include Self-Help, Like Life and Birds of America, which

contains “People Like that Are the Only People Here,” the O’Henry Award-winning

story about a mother, a baby’s blood clot and the people in the pediatric oncology

unit. Her other novels include Anagrams and Who Will Run the Frog Hospital.

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MONDAY, NOV. 15

JONATHAN LETHEM

7:30 p.m., Atherton Union, Reilly Room

Jonathan Lethem is the author of seven novels, including, most recently, Chronic City. His book

Motherless Brooklyn was named Novel of the Year by Esquire and won the National Book Critics

Circle Award and the Salon Book Award, as well as the Macallan Crime Writers Association Gold

Dagger.

His first novel, the detective/science-fiction story Gun, with Occasional Music, was published

in 1994. It was followed by three more science fiction novels.

MONDAY, DEC. 6

ELMORE LEONARD

7:30 p.m., Atherton Union, Reilly Room

Elmore Leonard is America’s foremost crime and suspense novelist. His books include

Glitz (1985), Freaky Deaky (1988), Tishomingo Blues (2002) and Road Dogs (2009). Films made

from his novels include Hombre (1967, starring Paul Newman), Valdez is Coming (1971, starring

Burt Lancaster), Get Shorty (1995, starring John Travolta), Jackie Brown (1997, starring Pam Grier,

from the 1992 novel Rum Punch), Out of Sight (1998, starring George Clooney and Jennifer

Lopez) and The Big Bounce (2004, starring Owen Wilson).

Leonard has written several screenplays, including Joe Kidd (1972, starring Clint Eastwood) and

Mr. Majestyk (1974, starring Charles Bronson). The current FX network series Justified, about

a U.S. marshal named Raylan Givens, is based on his novella Fire in the Hole.

J. JAMES WOODS LECTURES IN THE SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS

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MONDAY, SEPT. 27

IAIN DOUGLAS-HAMILTON

7:30 p.m., Atherton Union, Reilly Room

Free of charge; no ticket required

Tickets available at the Clowes Hall Box Office and Ticketmaster*

For more than 40 years Iain Douglas-Hamilton has devoted himself to

the study and protection of African elephants. He has done pioneering

research on the social behavior of elephants in the wild and has been

a leader in developing techniques for tracking elephant migrations. A

leading elephant conservationist, Douglas-Hamilton founded Save the

Elephants in 1983 and was instrumental in the political effort leading

to a world trade ban on ivory. He is the winner of the 2010 Indianapolis

Prize in recognition for his lifetime achievements.

THURSDAY, OCT. 21

AN EVENING WITH VISIONARIES: ENERGY, DESIGN,

AND THE FUTURE OF INDIANAPOLIS

Bob Berkebile, FAIA, and David Orr, Ph.D.

7 p.m., Clowes Memorial Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

Tickets available at the Clowes Hall Box Office and Ticketmaster*

An evening with visionaries discussing the future of ecological design in

a post-carbon economy. Bob Berkebile is a principal at BNIM Architects

in Kansas City, Mo. He is a founding member of the U.S. Green

Building Council (USGBC) and helped develop the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system.

David Orr is the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics at Oberlin College. He is best known for his

pioneering work on environmental literacy in higher education and his recent work in ecological design. He is the author of six books,

including his most recent, Down to the Wire: Confronting Climate Collapse.

A panel discussion that considers innovative, sustainable-design opportunities as they relate to the City of Indianapolis will follow.

*Ticketmaster fees apply.


MONDAY. NOV. 8

CHYMISTRY and ALCHEMY

Bill Newman, Ph.D.

7:30 p.m., Pharmacy Building, Room 150

Free of charge; no ticket required

Bill Newman’s research interests focus on early modern “chymistry,” the combination of alchemy

and early chemistry. Newman’s chymistry experiments replicate the works of Isaac Newton, Robert

Boyle, Daniel Sennert and the first famous American scientist, George Starkey. Newman is also the

general editor of The Chymistry of Isaac Newton, an integrated project that combines new research

on Newton’s chymistry with an online edition of his manuscripts in both diplomatic and normalized

texts. His presentation includes demonstrations of these historical experiments.

As a professor in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at I.U. Bloomington, Newman teaches courses on the history

of matter-theory and the history of early chemical technology. He has been awarded fellowships, grants and prizes from a wide variety

of foundations, including the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the Institute for Advanced Study, the Dibner Institute

for the History of Science and Technology and the National Science Foundation.

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2010 SEASON

Clowes Presents is one of Indianapolis’ most unique and electric series

presented each year, with a focus on presenting world-class music, dance and

international presentations in a state-of-the-art performance facility.

SATURDAY, OCT. 2

GUITAR MASTERS

ERIC JOHNSON, ANDY MCKEE,

PEPPINO D’AGOSTINO

8 p.m., Clowes Memorial Hall

Tickets: $35, $30, $25 adults;

$30, $25, $20 students/seniors;

$20, $17.50, $15 Butler Community with I.D.

Three innovators in the world of guitar come together to create

an evening of unforgettable music. Grammy award winner Eric

Johnson is one of popular music’s most respected and renowned

guitarists and was named one of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of

the 20th Century” by Musician magazine. Andy McKee is an

acoustic guitar phenomenon, having risen from obscurity through

more than 75 million views on YouTube, making him one of the

most popular artists on the site. Peppino D’Agostino is a virtuoso

acoustic guitarist, composer, singer, teacher and all-around

entertainer who was voted “Best Acoustic Guitarist” by

readers of Guitar Player magazine.

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FRIDAY, NOV. 5

PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY

8 p.m., Clowes Memorial Hall

Tickets: $35, $30, $25 adults;

$30, $25, $20 students/seniors;

$20, $17.50, $15 Butler Community with I.D.

The New York Times calls the Paul Taylor Dance Company “one

of the most exciting, innovative and delightful dance companies

in the entire world.” For over 50 years, they have entertained

audiences across the globe with choreography that has become

the gold standard of modern dance. Today, the Paul Taylor

Dance Company continues to offer cogent observations on

life’s complexities, while performing some of the most purely

romantic, astonishingly athletic and downright funniest dances

ever put on stage. Their performance includes the new piece

“Brief Encounters” choreographed by Paul Taylor.

All Clowes Presents events meet

the Butler Cultural Requirement.


All Clowes Presents events meet

the Butler Cultural Requirement.

FRIDAY, NOV. 12–SUNDAY, NOV. 14

BLUE MAN GROUP

Multiple Performance Times, Clowes Memorial Hall

Tickets: $50, $45, $40 adults;

$45, $40, $35 students/seniors

Blue Man Group is best known for its wildly popular theatrical

shows and concerts, which combine comedy, music and technology

to produce a unique form of entertainment. The New York Times

heralds the show as “one of the most delightful performance pieces

ever staged.” E! Entertainment News exclaims, “Blue Man Group is

what every live performance aspires to be.” Although it is impossible

to describe, people of all ages agree that Blue Man Group is an

intensely exciting and wildly outrageous show that leaves the entire

audience in a blissful, euphoric state. This unique experience is a

form of entertainment like nothing else; guaranteed to be an outing

you will never forget!

Tickets available at the Clowes Hall box office and Ticketmaster.

More information available at www.cloweshall.org/clowespresents.

Group discounts available for “Clowes Presents.”

Contact (317) 940-6444 to make arrangements.

The Celebration of Diversity Distinguished

Lecture Series is a Collaborative Diversity

Initiative between Butler University and the

Office of the Mayor, with generous support from

The Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, Vectren

Corporation, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield,

Indianapolis Power & Light Company and

Citizens Energy Group.

The Seminar on Religion and World Civilization

is a program of the Center for Faith and Vocation

at Butler University, promoting understanding of

interfaith and intercultural relations through the

discussion of religious issues in global perspective.

The Center for Faith and Vocation gratefully

acknowledges the financial support of the Lilly

Endowment Inc.

Clowes Memorial Hall gratefully acknowledges

the financial support of the National Endowment

for the Arts, Arts Midwest, the New England

Foundation for the Arts, the Indiana Arts

Commission, the Arts Council of Indianapolis

and the City of Indianapolis.

For updated information on Butler cultural events,

please visit the calendar at www.butler.edu/.

Specific ticket information for events at Clowes

Memorial Hall can be obtained at www.cloweshall.org

or by calling (317) 940-6444 or (800) 732-0804.

NUVO is the media sponsor for the Vivian S.

Delbrook Visiting Writers Series.

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 12

JCFA PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE,

BUTLER JAZZ ENSEMBLE, BUTLER CHORALE,

BUTLER WIND ENSEMBLE AND

BUTLER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

COMBINED SHOWCASE

3 p.m., Clowes Memorial Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 15

DISCOVERING LIVES OF PURPOSE,

MEANING AND CONTRIBUTION

“AN EVENING WITH COACH BRAD STEVENS:

CHOOSING A PATH, LIVING A DREAM”

7 p.m., Clowes Memorial Hall

Free of charge; tickets required (limit 2 per person)

For groups of 10 or more, call (317) 923-7253

or email mstanciu@butler.edu.

Tickets available at the Clowes Hall Box Office and Ticketmaster*

THURSDAY, SEPT. 16

KIM ADDONIZIO

7:30 p.m., Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall, Robertson Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

FRIDAY, SEPT. 17

BUTLER PIANO PEDAGOGY SYMPOSIUM

PIANO AT BUTLER SERIES

FREDERIC CHIU, PIANIST

7:30 p.m., Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

SATURDAY, SEPT. 18

MUSIC OF SOUTH INDIA

DEMONSTRATION AND WORKSHOP

9 a.m.–noon, Atherton Union, Reilly Room

Free of charge; no ticket required

TUESDAY, SEPT. 21

FACULTY ARTIST SERIES

DAVID MURRAY, BASS

7:30 p.m., Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

THURSDAY, SEPT. 23

JCFA COMPOSERS’ ORCHESTRA CONCERT

8 p.m., Lilly Hall, Room 112

Free of charge; no ticket required

*Ticketmaster fees apply.


THURSDAY, SEPT. 23

YUSEF KOMUNYAKAA

7:30 p.m., Clowes Memorial Hall, Krannert Room

Free of charge; no ticket required

MONDAY, SEPT. 27

IAIN DOUGLAS-HAMILTON

7:30 p.m., Atherton Union, Reilly Room

Free of charge; no ticket required

TUESDAY, SEPT. 28

RELIGION: PROMOTER OF PEACE,

PERPETUATOR OF VIOLENCE

7 p.m., Clowes Memorial Hall, Krannert Room

Free of charge; ticket required

Tickets available at the Clowes Hall Box Office

and Ticketmaster*

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 29

LEADERSHIP THROUGH THE ARTS FORUM

LARRY TODD, MUSICOLOGIST AND PROFESSOR

OF MUSIC AT DUKE UNIVERSITY

“ROBERT SCHUMANN AND THE ART

OF COMPOSITION”

7 p.m., Robertson Hall, Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

october

FRIDAY, OCT. 1

SCHUMANN LIEDERABEND WITH THE

BUTLER UNIVERSITY VOICE FACULTY

8 p.m., Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

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SATURDAY, OCT. 2

SCHUMANN CHAMBER MUSIC RECITAL

WITH RICHARD AULDON CLARK,

WILLIAM GRUBB AND GUESTS

8 p.m., Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

SATURDAY, OCT. 2

GUITAR MASTERS

ERIC JOHNSON, ANDY MCKEE,

PEPPINO D’AGOSTINO

8 p.m., Clowes Memorial Hall

Tickets: $35, $30, $25 adults;

$30, $25, $20 students/seniors;

$20, $17.50, $15 Butler Community with I.D.

SUNDAY, OCT. 3

BUTLER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT

SCHUMANN FESTIVAL

RICHARD AULDON CLARK, CONDUCTOR

3 p.m., Clowes Memorial Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

TUESDAY, OCT. 5

FACULTY ARTIST SERIES

GARY WALTERS, JAZZ PIANO

7:30 p.m., Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

WEDNESDAY OCT. 6–SUNDAY, OCT. 10

BUTLER THEATRE PRESENTS EURYDICE

Written by Sarah Ruhl; directed by Richard J Roberts.

Oct. 6, 7, 8 and 9 at 8 p.m., Oct. 9 and 10 at 2 p.m.

Lilly Hall, Studio Theatre, Room 168

Tickets: $10 general admission; $5 student

SUNDAY, OCT. 10

BUTLER UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT

3 p.m., Clowes Memorial Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

TUESDAY OCT. 12–SUNDAY, OCT. 24

BUTLER CREATES: AN ALUMNI EXHIBIT

During open hours, Clowes Memorial Hall

TUESDAY OCT. 12–SUNDAY, OCT. 24

ART NOW: CURRENT STUDENT WORK EXHIBIT

8 a.m.–10 p.m., Lilly Hall, East Lobby

MONDAY, OCT. 18

JEAN VALENTINE

7:30 p.m., Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall, Robertson Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

TUESDAY, OCT. 19

FACULTY ARTIST SERIES

FACULTY JAZZ COMBO

WITH GUEST ARTISTS FRANK SMITH, BASS,

AND CHRIS DRABYN, TRUMPET

7:30 p.m., Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

THURSDAY, OCT. 21

JCFA COMPOSERS’ ORCHESTRA CONCERT

8 p.m., Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

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THURSDAY, OCT. 21

AN EVENING WITH VISIONARIES: ENERGY,

DESIGN, AND THE FUTURE OF INDIANAPOLIS

Bob Berkebile, FAIA, and David Orr, Ph.D.

7 p.m., Clowes Memorial Hall

Free of charge; ticket required

Tickets available at the Clowes Hall Box Office

and Ticketmaster*

SUNDAY, OCT. 24

THE HONOR ROLL OF CHOIRS

PRESENTED BY THE BUTLER UNIVERSITY

SCHOOL OF MUSIC CHORAL DEPARTMENT

3 p.m., Clowes Memorial Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

TUESDAY, OCT. 26

FACULTY ARTIST SERIES

SARAH EYERLY, MORAVIAN MUSIC

LECTURE AND RECITAL

7:30 p.m., Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

TUESDAY, OCT. 26

PEACE AND CONFLICT: THE FUTURE OF ISLAM

7 p.m., Clowes Memorial Hall

Free of charge; ticket required

Tickets available at the Clowes Hall Box Office

and Ticketmaster*

*Ticketmaster fees apply.


FRIDAY, OCT. 29

“SAVING AMERICAN EDUCATION:

A MESSAGE AND MUSIC FROM JOHN LEGEND”

An address, dialogue and performance by Grammy Awardwinning

artist, activist and philanthropist, John Legend

7:30 p.m., Clowes Memorial Hall

For ticket information, visit www.butler.edu/diversity.

SUNDAY, OCT. 31

BUTLER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT

RICHARD AULDON CLARK, CONDUCTOR

3 p.m., Clowes Memorial Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

noveMber

MONDAY, NOV. 1

FIFTH ANNUAL BUTLER UNIVERSITY

WOMEN’S CHOIR FESTIVAL

1 p.m.–5 p.m., Atherton Union, Reilly Room

Free of charge; no ticket required

MONDAY, NOV. 1

LORRIE MOORE

7:30 p.m., Clowes Memorial Hall, Krannert Room

Free of charge; no ticket required

TUESDAY, NOV. 2

FACULTY ARTIST SERIES

KAPELL TRIO – FEATURING FACULTY MEMBER

WILLIAM GRUBB, CELLO AND GUEST ARTISTS

ANTHONY FLINT, VIOLIN, AND

STEPHEN SWEDISH, PIANO

7:30 p.m., Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 3

JCFA PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE CONCERT

FEATURING SPECIAL GUESTS;

BUTLER UNIVERSITY MARCHING BAND,

DAVID McCULLOUGH, DIRECTOR

7:30 p.m., Clowes Memorial Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

FRIDAY, NOV. 5

PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY

8 p.m., Clowes Memorial Hall

Tickets: $35, $30, $25 adults;

$30, $25, $20 students/seniors;

$20, $17.50, $15 Butler Community with I.D.

SUNDAY, NOV. 7

BUTLER UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE AND

BUTLER CHORALE CONCERT

3 p.m., Clowes Memorial Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

MONDAY. NOV. 8

CHYMISTRY and ALCHEMY

Bill Newman, Ph.D.

7:30 p.m., Pharmacy Building, Room 150

Free of charge; no ticket required

TUESDAY, NOV. 9

BUTLER UNIVERSITY

REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL CHORAL FESTIVAL

11:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., Clowes Memorial Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

THURSDAY, NOV. 11

BUTLER UNIVERSITY

STRING FESTIVAL CONCERT

7 p.m., Clowes Memorial Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

THURSDAY NOV. 11–FRIDAY, NOV. 12

LYRIC THEATRE PERFORMANCE

7:30 p.m., Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

FRIDAY, NOV. 12–SUNDAY, NOV. 14

BLUE MAN GROUP

Multiple Performance Times, Clowes Memorial Hall

Tickets: $50, $45, $40 adults;

$45, $40, $35 students/seniors

SATURDAY, NOV. 13

BUTLER UNIVERSITY VOCAL

JAZZ FESTIVAL CONCERT

7 p.m., Atherton Union, Reilly Room

Tickets: $5 at the door

MONDAY, NOV. 15

JONATHAN LETHEM

7:30 p.m., Atherton Union, Reilly Room

TUESDAY, NOV. 16

BUTLER UNIVERSITY JAZZ ENSEMBLE

7:30 p.m., Clowes Memorial Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

THURSDAY, NOV. 18

BUTLER UNIVERSITY

CHAMBER CHOIR CONCERT

JS BACH, CHRISTMAS ORATORIO, BWV 248

7:30 p.m., Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

THURSDAY, NOV. 18

JCFA COMPOSERS’ ORCHESTRA CONCERT

8 p.m., Lilly Hall, Room 112

Free of charge; no ticket required

SATURDAY, NOV. 20

ACHIEVEMENT IN MUSIC FESTIVAL,

SPONSORED BY THE INDIANA

MUSIC TEACHERS ASSOCIATION

8 a.m.–5 p.m., Lilly Hall

DeceMber

WEDNESDAY DEC. 1–SUNDAY, DEC. 5

BUTLER THEATRE PRESENTS TWELFTH NIGHT

Written by William Shakespeare; directed by

Elaina Artemiev, assistant professor of theatre.

Dec. 1, 2, 3 and 4 at 8 p.m., Dec. 4 and 5 at 2 p.m.

Lilly Hall, Studio Theatre, Room 168

Tickets: $10 general admission; $5 student

THURSDAY DEC. 2–SUNDAY, DEC. 5

BUTLER BALLET’S THE NUTCRACKER

Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 3 and 4 at 8 p.m.

Dec. 4 and 5 at 2 p.m.

Clowes Memorial Hall

Tickets: $28.50, $21.50 adult; $23, $17 child/student/

senior; $20, $14 groups of 15 or more

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SUNDAY, DEC. 5

BUTLER UNIVERSITY WIND

ENSEMBLE CONCERT

6:30 p.m., John Wesley Free Methodist Church

(5900 W. 46th St.)

Free of charge; no ticket required

MONDAY, DEC. 6

ELMORE LEONARD

7:30 p.m., Atherton Union, Reilly Room

Free of charge; no ticket required

TUESDAY, DEC. 7

FACULTY ARTIST SERIES

PIANO AT BUTLER SERIES

KATE BOYD AND ANNA BRISCOE, DUO PIANO

7:30 p.m., Eidson-Duckwall Recital Hall

Free of charge; no ticket required

FRIDAY DEC. 10–SATURDAY, DEC. 11

REJOICE! 25TH ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCE

7:30 p.m., Clowes Memorial Hall

Free of charge; ticket required (empty seats released 15

minutes prior to the start of the concert)

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