If you want to experience the drama of Mozart’s opera “Don Giovanni,” (Saturday, October 29, 1 p. m.), the sweet bluegrass sounds of Sierra Hull and Highway 111, (Friday, October 21, 8 p.m.), thrill to the excitement of Russia’s leading classical Chamber Orchestra Kremlin (Saturday, February 18, 8 p.m.), celebrate Christmas with the Church Basement Ladies in “Away in the Basement” (Friday, December 16, 8 p.m.) or envision the ballet of “The Sleeping Beauty” with the Moscow Festival Ballet (Friday, March 30, 8 p.m.), the Fairfield University’s Quick Center has tickets with your name engraved on them.
The whole school year, from September to May, is stuffed with a potpourri of eclectic offerings in opera, music, theater and dance as well as fun experiences for young folks like the National Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China (Sunday, November 13, 3 p.m.), a one-man Star Wars Trilogy with Charles Ross (Friday, February 3, 8 p.m.) and The Complete World of Sports (abridged) by the Reduced Shakespeare Company (Friday, March 2, 8 p.m.).
As if that weren’t enough excitement, an Open Visions Forum, from September to April, features distinguished speakers in the world of the arts. They range from Chuck Todd, Chief White House Correspondent, addressing “State of the Nation: Polling the Mood” (Monday, September 19, 8 p.m.) to Rex Reed, film critic, on “Hollywood Notebook: Glory or Gory?” (Sunday, January 29, 3 p.m.) to Meadowlark Lemon, the “clown prince” of the Harlem Globetrotters on “Globetrotting into Civil Rights” (Monday, February 13, 8 p.m.), among many others.
If you visit the Quick Center, be sure to allow time to see the changing exhibits at the Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery or up the road at the lovely stone mansion, the Bellarmine Museum of Art.
For the full schedule of events, go online to firstname.lastname@example.org or info.quickcenter.com or call 203-254-4010 or 1-877-ARTS-396.
Let your imagination fly free and engage your mind and spirit in the wealth of treasures offered at Fairfield University’s Quick Center for the Arts. The season is entitled “Arts and Minds.” You’re invited to Come Curious and Leave Inspired.