Editor's Note: The following is a news release issued by Rider University.
It will truly be a world of wonder during the annual International Week celebration at Rider University from Friday, Feb. 22 to Friday, March 1.
The weeklong schedule of events, open to the public and encouraging of community participation, includes performances, documentary film presentations, and discussions of topical and global issues and events.
International Week is sponsored by Rider’s Center for International Education, the Office of Campus Life, and the International Education Council.
Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22 and 23
International Song with Westminster Choir College Annual Art Song Festival
Wagner, Wagnerites, and Lied-Influenced Songs
Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College, 101 Walnut Lane, Princeton, N.J.
The 2013 Art Song Festival includes pre-concert lectures by Lindsey Christiansen, professor of Voice at Westminster Choir College, and a master class taught by internationally renowned soprano Christine Goerke. This annual festival highlights a specific culture through study and performance of its poetry and music in art song. This year’s focus is on the Lieder, or songs, of Richard Wagner and those composers he influenced. Friday’s program focuses on songs of Wagner, Wolf, Strauss, Mahler, Zemlinsky, Berg and Schoenberg and others. Saturday’s program features songs of Hugo Wolf set to the poetry of Eduard Mörike. Both programs feature the celebrated voices of Westminster Choir College of Rider University, accompanied by J.J. Penna, associate professor of Piano.
Tickets: $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors
Call the Box Office at 609-921-2663 or http://sa1.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/EventSearch?presenter=RIDER
Thursday, February 28
Yvonne Theater, Rider University, 2083 Lawrence Rd., Lawrenceville, N.J.
7:30 p.m. and continuing through Sunday, March 1.
Moliere’s famed 17th century comedy dramatizes French aristocracy and affords ample, pointed social commentary of the day that resonates still. Performed by students of Rider’s acclaimed Department of Theater and Dance.
Tickets: $20 adults, $10 students and seniors
Call the Box Office at 609-896-7775 or http://sa1.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/EventSearch?presenter=RIDER
Friday, March 1
Wine and Cheese reception to benefit the Peter Aberger Study Abroad Scholarship Fund
Rider University Art Gallery, Bart Luedeke Center Third Floor, Rider University,
2083 Lawrence Rd., Lawrenceville, N.J.
3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Wine Tasting 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Reception for the benefit of the Peter Aberger Study Abroad Scholarship Fund will feature a wine-tasting demonstration by Dr. Tom Callahan, professor of History. Enjoy a lively discussion with Dr. Callahan about wines from Argentina, Australia, France and New Zealand. Also, experience the current Art Gallery exhibition of renowned artist and musician Geoffrey Dorfman. Proceeds from the event, hosted by Rider’s Center for International Education, benefit the Aberger Fund to support Rider students’ international study pursuits.
Cost: $25, which includes complementary wine and cheese, a portion of the fee is tax deductible.
Tickets: Ober@rider.edu, or pay at the door.
Friday, March 1
The Other Side of Immigration
Sweigart Auditorium, Rider University, 2083 Lawrence Rd., Lawrenceville, N.J.
Film screening of The Other Side of Immigration, followed by a panel discussion featuring the film’s director, Roy Germano. Based on more than 700 interviews with men and women living in the Mexican countryside, the acclaimed documentary asks why so many Mexicans leave home to work in the United States, and what happens to the families and communities they leave behind.
Cost: Open and free to the public