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Cultural Affairs Series Offers World-Class Performers, Global Theme

Posted on Tuesday, August 25, 2009 [11:11 PM]

COLUMBIA, Ky. -- The 2009-10 Lindsey Wilson College Cultural Affairs Series offers a heavy does of music from around the world and the exploration of theological issues.

The series offers 16 events over an eight-month period on subjects ranging from the Gospels and author Dan Brown to a performance on the pipa, the Chinese lute. The subjects explored in the performances are not only global in theme but also feature world-class performers, according to Lindsey Wilson Director of Library Services Phil Hanna, Cultural Affairs Series chair.

"Lindsey Wilson is pleased to offer a variety of world-class performers and speakers in this year's Cultural Affairs Series," Hanna said. "Many of these performers travel the world and have performed all over the globe. It is a privilege that they will be on our campus to perform, entertain and enlighten us.

"We are pleased we can continue to provide all of the events free and open to the public as part of Lindsey Wilson's commitment to making educational and cultural-enrichment opportunities available to residents of the region."

Author and adventurer Tori Murden McClure will kick off the series locally with a Sept. 1 talk on "A Pearl in the Storm: How I Found My Heart in the Middle of the Ocean." McClure's talk will be at 7 p.m. CT in the Norma and Glen Hodge Center for Discipleship. A reception and signing of McClure's book by the same title will follow.

Here is the lineup for the rest of the season:

7 p.m. CT Sept. 22, Hodge Center - "The Gospel Code and the Dan Brown Series," a talk by Ben Witherington, Bible scholar and author at Asbury (Ky.) Theological Seminary.

7 p.m. CT Oct. 6, Hodge Center - "Clarence Jordan and the God Movement," by Al Staggs, minister and actor.

7 p.m. CT Oct. 23, W.W. Slider Humanities Center Recital Hall - "The Virtuoso Horn Duo and Friends American Tour 2009," by the Virtuoso Horn Duo of Luxembourg.

7 p.m. CT Oct. 29, Slider Recital Hall - "New Fiction: A Reading," by Gurney Norman, Kentucky Poet laureate and author. Co-sponsored by the Kentucky Humanities Council.

7 p.m. CT Nov. 2, Columbia Baptist Church, 201 Greensburg St. - "The Poets Sing:  Musical Settings of Distinguished Poems," by the Lindsey Wilson College Choral Ensembles.

 7 p.m. CT Nov.13, Slider Recital Hall - "An Evening of Elegant Chamber Music," by the Merling Trio of Michigan.

7 p.m. CT Nov. 20, Slider Recital Hall - "An Evening of Vocal Music," by mezzo soprano Laura C. Atkinson of New York City.

2:30 p.m.CT Dec. 2, Location TBA - "Scriptures and Songs of Christmas," Lindsey Wilson College Chapel Service.

 7 p.m. CT Jan. 26, Slider Recital Hall - "Music by Bach, Mozart, Ravel & A Special 200th Birthday Celebration for Chopin," by pianist Andrea Anderson of Los Angeles.

 7 p.m. CT Feb. 17, Slider Recital Hall - "Performance on the Pipa (Chinese Lute)," by Ming Ke.

 7 p.m. CT Feb. 23, Slider Recital Hall - "Lift Evr'y Voice and Sing," by Daryl Harris of Northern Kentucky University. Co-sponsored by the Kentucky Humanities Council.

 7 p.m. CT March 23, Columbia Baptist Church, 201 Greensburg St. - "Spring Tour Concert," by the Lindsey Wilson College Singers

 7 p.m. CT March 26, Slider Recital Hall - "Acoustic Gypsy Jazz & A Mix of Latin, Celtic and Other Original Music," by Stirfry of Frankfort, Ky.

 7 p.m. CT March 29, Slider Recital Hall - "The Green River Connection," by pianist Bob Reynolds and violin Heidy Ximenes of Campbellsville, Ky.

7 p.m. CT April 25, Location TBA - "Spring Concert," by pianist Robert Reynolds of Campbellsville, Ky., Lindsey Wilson College Choral Ensembles and the Louisville Symphony.

For more information about the 2009-10 Lindsey Wilson College Cultural Affairs Series, contact Cultural Affairs Chair Phil Hanna at hannap@lindsey.edu or (270) 384-8250.

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