1/22/2007 Linfield College Spring Events
L'ORCHESTRE DE CHAMBRE FRANCAIS: L'Orchestre de Chambre Francais, with Brian Suits, conductor, and featuring violinist Kyung Sun Lee, will perform Saturday, March 17, at 8 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium at Linfield College. Acclaimed as one of France's best chamber orchestras, L'Orchestre de Chambre Francais is the resident orchestra of the 18th century Théâtre Impérial in Compiège near Paris. It is equally at home in baroque, classical, romantic and contemporary music and takes particular pleasure in bringing forgotten masterpieces to life. The orchestra has performed throughout France and Europe and made its USA debut in 2002 at a concert in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York. Patron tickets are $50 each and include a pre-concert reception hosted by the International Pinot Noir Celebration at the home of Linfield College President Thomas L. Hellie and Julie Olds. General tickets for the concert are $25. For ticket and other information, call the Linfield College Department of Music, 503-883-2275.
ENGLISH LECTURE: Susan J. Wolfson, professor of English at Princeton University, will present the Ken and Donna Ericksen Endowed English Lecture Thursday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Jereld R. Nicholson Library. Her publications include three books, "Borderlines: The Shiftings of Gender in British Romanticism," "Formal Charges: The Shaping of Poetry in English Romanticism" and "The Questioning Presence: Wordsworth, Keats, and the Interrogative Mode in Romantic Poetry," and several editions, including a cultural edition of Shelley's "Frankenstein," "Lord Byron: Selected Poems," and "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," by Robert Louis Stevenson.
HOLOCAUST WRITER, TEACHER: Michael Berenbaum, the project director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, will present the Frazee Lecture Monday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium. He is a writer and teacher and a consultant in the conceptual development of museums and the historic development of films. He is the author of 16 books including "The World Must Know" and was co-producer of "One Survivor Remembers: The Gerda Weissman Klein Story."
MATHEMATICS LECTURE: John Conway, the John von Neumann Distinguished Professor of Mathematics at Princeton University, will speak Friday, April 13, at 8 p.m. in the Richard and Lucille Ice Auditorium. He is the author or co-author of at least 10 books, and numerous articles which have had substantial impact on research mathematicians as well as mathematical amateurs. The lecture is sponsored through the Walter P. Dyke Endowment, honoring a Linfield alumnus and faculty member.
THREE POETS: Three Linfield College English professors will read from their work Tuesday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Jereld R. Nicholson Library. Barbara Drake is the author of "Peace at Heart: An Oregon Country Life," "Writing Poetry," "What We Say to Strangers" and "Small Favors." Lex Runciman is the author of "Out of Town" and "The Admirations," which won the Oregon Book Award in 1989. Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt is the author of a collection of poems, "Remapping Home." She has received an "Emerging Writers Series" poetry award from the Loft Literary Center. Sponsored by the Department of English and Friends of Nicholson Library.
POET LAUREATE: Lawson Inada, Oregon's poet laureate, will speak Sunday, April 29, at 3 p.m. in the Jereld R. Nicholson Library. Linfield jazz musicians will accompany his reading. In May 1942 his family joined over 100,000 other Japanese-Americans in camps where they were confined for the duration of World War II. His book, "Legends from Camp," reflects those experiences.
COMIC STRIP CREATOR: Brian Basset, the creator of the comic strips "Adam@Home" and "Red and Rover," will speak Monday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Jereld R. Nicholson Library. His comics have been syndicated in more than 200 newspapers for the Universal Press and have been published in six different book collections. Sponsored by Friends of McMinnville Public Library and Friends of Nicholson Library.