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John Williams 90x90John Williams Celebration: Music from the Movies and More
March 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm  
Winspear Centre

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Concert Band join “forces” to showcase soundtrack works by leading film composer John Williams and others. Conductors: Daryl Price and Angela Schroeder.

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Symphonic Dances 90x90Symphonic Dances
March 25, 2018 @ 3 pm 
Winspear Centre

A crowning achievement by Russian composer Rachmaninov, Symphonic Dances is exciting, colourful and macabre. An orchestral suite in three movements, the University Symphony Orchestra will perform Rachmaninov’s final composition evoking his shifting harmonies and rhythmic vitality. Conductor: Petar Dundjerski.

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Please Touch: Bachelor of Design Graduate Show 2018
March 27-April 7, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 29, 2018 from 7-10 pm

Please Touch is a show presenting the work from the University of Alberta, Bachelor of Design graduating class of 2018. This show makes reference to the importance of user interaction within design.

School for ScandalThe School for Scandal
by Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Directed by the 2018 Mary Mooney Distinguished Visiting Artist.
March 29–April 7 at 7:30 pm
Preview March 28 at 7:30 pm
No show April 1 matinee April 5 at 12:30 pm

Timms Centre for the Arts

Lady Sneerwell sets out to spread scandal in this quintessential Comedy of Manners. Set in the 18th century, this is a play full of wit, mistaken identities and intrigue.

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Colourful Department of Music IllustrationsKilburn Memorial Concert
April 8, 2018 @ 3 pm
Winspear Centre

The annual Kilburn Memorial Concert will feature one of Britain's finest mixed choirs, The Choir of Royal Holloway. Conductor Rupert Gough will present a showcase of choral works from around the world for an afternoon of choral virtuosity. Guest appearance by The Madrigal Singers.

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Bachelor of Fine Arts Graduate Show 2018
April 17-28, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 7-10 pm

A graduating exhibition of students completing the Bachelor of Fine Arts program.

Light/Matter: Art at the Intersection of Photography and Printmaking, 1954 - 2017
May 8-June 2, 2018
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 10, 2018 from 7-10 pm

exit the kingExit the King
by Eugene Ionesco

May 17–26 at 7:30 pm
Preview May 16 at 7:30 pm
No show may 20 matinee May 24 at 12:30 pm

Timms Centre for the Arts

This great classic follows King Berenger, who believes himself immortal. Upon discovering he is dying, he becomes fascinated with every sensation from the lives he has not lived.

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Czecho-Slovak Fine Art Exhibition
June 12 – July 6, 2018 
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 7-10 pm

Production Highlights

VIDEO: Special Effects Makeup Training for the Lower Depths

VIDEO: Sue Colberg on the 2016 Alcuin Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada

VIDEO: Master Cellist Robert Cohen on the Value of Live Concerts