|Friday, March 01, 2013
|Opera and Musical Theater Series Presents: Suor Angelica & Il Campanello di Notte3-day event: 2/28/2013 - 3/2/2013
Location: Duerksen Fine Arts Center, Miller Concert Hall
Puccini was inspired to write this poignant opera because his own sister was a nun. The main character Angelica, a young noblewoman, has an out of wedlock child who is placed with her aunt and then is banished to a convent. Later, the aunt visits wanting her to sign papers turning everything over to her younger sister. When she asks about her son, she is told the son died several years ago. Upon hearing this upsetting news, Angelica takes poison praying to be forgiven for committing suicide.
The second act will feature an opera by Donizetti who is probably best known for his great tragedy Lucia di Lammermoor, but was also a master of comedy as seen in Il Campanello di notte. This short farce is in the best Italian comic tradition with a love triangle of Serafina, a young vivacious woman being married to an older pharmacist when a former young lover, Enrico tries to intervene. (Rating PG)
Tickets for this event are $16 with discounts available and they go on sale Feb. 7, 2013. For more information and tickets please call The WSU Fine Arts Box Office at (316) 978-3233.
Buy tickets online: http://www.wichita.edu/j/?1919
Open to the public.
Sponsored By: The WSU School of Performing Arts
POWER Conference: POWER Conference
Location: Century II Conference Center
10th annual POWER Conference. Focusing on Trauma Informed Care for clients of Social Workers and other helping professionals. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Mary Lee Esty, Center for Biofeedback and Brain Wellness, Bethesda, Md., speaking on new techniques for treating Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in veterans, children and others who have been traumatized. Plenary Session Speaker: Mike Boettcher, ABC war correspondent and current professor at Oklahoma University, speaking on secondary traumatization.
There will be breakout sessions during the day and a special invitation only reception the evening before at Ulrich Museum of Art on WSU campus. Early Bird registration is $80 (before February 1). Registration is $100 after February 1. Social Workers, Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists, Nurses will receive 7 CEU's. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
For more information, call (316) 978-7213 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Open to the public.
Sponsored by School of Social Work
Astronomy: Life Story of a Star2-day event: 3/1/2013 - 3/2/2013
Location: Lake Afton Observatory, 20 miles southwest of downtown Wichita at MacArthur Rd. (39th St. S.) and 247th St. W. in Lake Afton County Park. It is immediately north of the lake, just off MacArthur Rd.
The Lake Afton Public Observatory presents "Life Story of a Star." Much like us, stars are born, they live, they grow old and they die. In other words, they have a life cycle. During this program, visitors will use the observatory's 16-inch telescope to take a look at objects in the night sky that are representative of the various stages in a star's life cycle. Visitors will have the opportunity to observe Jupiter, which some people consider a "failed" star, a cluster of newly born stars, a binary star, and a nebula. 'Life Story of a Star" will be presented on the following evenings: January 4-5, 11-12; February 1-2, 8-9; March 1-2, 8-9, 29-30; April 5-6, 12-13 and 26-27.
$5 for adults
$3 for ages 6-12
Under six admitted free
Family Rate: Mom, Dad, and all their immediate children - $15
Please note that we are unable to accept credit or debit cards
For more information, call (316) 978-3991 or email email@example.com
Open to the general public.
Sponsored by Fairmount Center for Science & Mathematics Education