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Asian Performing Arts Concert
Friday, September 21, 2018 - 8:00pm

Please join us for an evening of Asian themed performing arts consisting of several clubs from both RIT and local universities.  The program will feature Cornell Tarana a Capella singers, a South-Asian singing group, the Eastman Gamelan club, featuring traditional Indonesian music by students and friends at the Eastman School of Music, and the RIT Wadaiko Club, a group that practices traditional Japanese drumming.  The program begins at 8 PM and will go for about 75 minutes in total.     This performance is part of the New York Conference on Asian Studies that RIT is proud to host.  Please see our conference website at https://www.rit.edu/cla/nycas2018/.  Concurrent panel sessions extend from Friday at 1 PM to Saturday 6 PM.   (Friday, September 21st, 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM - Ingle Auditorium)

Faculty Spotlight: Chisato Eda Marling with Vertex Saxophone Quartet
Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 2:00pm

Free and open to the public. (Saturday, September 22nd, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Other Allen Chapel, Schmitt Interfaith Center)

COLA Off-Stage (A Monthly Play Reading)
Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 6:30pm

The play reading is open to all students, staff and faculty. Interpreting services can be requested through the Department of Access Services  at http://myaccess.rit.edu. There's no preparation or prior experience required—we’ll provide the food, drinks, and scripts, all you need to bring is you. (Thursday, October 4th, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM - Other McKenzie Commons, College of Liberal Arts)

Faculty Spotlight: Sungmin Shin with jazz quartet
Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 2:00pm

Free and open to the public. (Saturday, October 13th, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Other Allen Chapel, Schmitt Interfaith Center)

CLA Hale Lecture Series
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 4:00pm

Monday, October 15th 4:00-5:30pm Liberal Arts Hall Room A-201 (Basement Level)   Peter Dorward (Physician and Author)   The Stories That We Tell: Narrative in Medicine and Ethics   Scientific discourse is, by and large, descriptive and predictive. Stories are, too. But they are also determinative. They forge those descriptions that we make for ourselves, under which we perceive and act. They become the myths that we make, that govern our decisions. We need to take care of the kinds of stories we tell.   FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Interpreters provided upon request & subject to availability. Please make your request TODAY by going to Access.rit.edu. (Monday, October 15th, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM - Other Liberal Arts Hall, Room A201 (Basement Level))

Hale Lecture Series
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 4:00pm

Wednesday, October 17th 4-5:30 PM Gosnell Hall Room A300   Robert Audi University of Notre Dame John A. O’Brien Professor of Philosophy Department of Philosophy   The Problem of Evil as a Challenge to Theology and Philosophy:  Can Theistic Faith Be Rational Given the Evils of History?    Can the amount and kind of evil in the world be reconciled with the possible existence of an all-knowing, all-powerful, and perfectly loving God?  If this is a world under God so conceived, how could there be the apparently unending killing and suffering that history has revealed?  This perennial “problem of evil” has occupied philosophers and theologians since at least the medieval period.  It cannot be resolved without adequate conceptions of God, of love, of human freedom, and of the nature of evil and its place in human life.  Does solving the problem of evil require revising the classical perfect being conception of God?  Can evil be regarded (or “blunted”) by reconception? Might evil as we know it have an essential place in a larger good?  If so, would that by itself solve the problem or would a good life be “owed” to each human being if this is a world under a perfect God? Drawing on extensive work on all of these topics, this presentation will outline an approach intended to lay the groundwork for dealing with the problem.   FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Interpreters provided upon request & subject to availability. Please make your request TODAY by going to Access.rit.edu. (Wednesday, October 17th, 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM - Gosnell Hall (College of Science) A300)

RIT Orchestra: Fall Preview
Friday, October 19, 2018 - 5:00pm

Short concert featuring the RIT Orchestra. Free and open to the public. (Friday, October 19th, 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM - Other Allen Chapel, Schmitt Interfaith Center)

RIT Performing Arts Ensembles: Brick City Weekend Kaleidoscope Concert
Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 1:00pm

Performances by the RIT Curricular Ensembles: Jazz Ensembles, Gospel Ensemble, RIT Singers, Orchestra, Concert Band, African Percussion Ensemble, and more! Free and open to the public. (Saturday, October 20th, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Ingle Auditorium)

Immersion & minor Fair
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 11:30am

Calling all baccalaureate students - come explore your options for declaring an Immersion.  It's a required component of your degree!  Faculty representatives for 50+ Immersions will be available to answer questions and share information about their course offerings. Students can also explore the possibility of adding a minor. Free pizza, soda, and cookies!  Door Prizes for the first 50 attendees! (Thursday, October 25th, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM - Fireside Lounge)

Performing Artists Concert Series: Trio Confero
Friday, October 26, 2018 - 8:00pm

TRIO CONFERO was founded in 2018 by clarinetist Maksim Shtrykov as a logical continuation of his quest on bringing the superb yet seldom performed chamber music repertoire for clarinet to the larger audience. The musical journey began in 2012 when, together with his partner Japanese pianist Misuzu Tanaka, they formed the Shtrykov-Tanaka Duo and began touring the country garnering an impressive record of instant re-engagements. At this moment the duo is probably the most popular touring clarinet-piano ensemble in the US. Confero is a Latin verb that means to bring together, unite and contribute, and this is precisely what Trio Confero’s mission statement was set to be when three musicians united in one pursuit to bring together the unjustly rarely performed repertoire for clarinet, cello and piano, arguably, one of the most beautiful chamber music combination there is. The magnificent works written by such giants as Brahms, Beethoven, Bruch, Faure and Glinka truly are a testament to this statement. The Trio comprises of three exceptionally talented musicians clarinetist Maksim Shtrykov, cellist Anita Balázs and pianist Misuzu Tanaka – prizewinners of many international competition and graduates of world’s most prestigious music academies – The Juilliard School and Yale School of Music. (Friday, October 26th, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM - Ingle Auditorium)

RIT Concert Band: Fall Concert
Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 3:00pm

Free and open to the public. (Sunday, October 28th, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Ingle Auditorium)

RIT Performing Arts and Empire Film Music Ensemble present RIT: Live to Picture
Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 7:00pm

Empire Film Music Ensemble with RIT's Performing Arts Program present RIT: LIVE TO PICTURE, an innovative concert experience combining film and live orchestra. Featuring the films and compositions of students, faculty, and alumni from both Rochester Institute of Technology and the Eastman School of Music, RIT: LIVE TO PICTURE celebrates the long standing collaboration between RIT filmmakers and Eastman composers. This showcase concert consists of short films played live to picture with Empire Film Music Ensemble’s orchestra, including works by professors Stephanie Maxwell, Tom Davis, and more. (Sunday, October 28th, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM - Ingle Auditorium)

COLA Off-Stage (A Monthly Play Reading)
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 5:30pm

The play reading is open to all students, staff and faculty. Interpreting services can be requested through the Department of Access Services  at http://myaccess.rit.edu. There's no preparation or prior experience required—we’ll provide the food, drinks, and scripts, all you need to bring is you. (Thursday, November 8th, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM - Other Allen Chapel, Schmitt Interfaith Center)

Performing Artists Concert Series: Christopher Goodpasture with the Amenda Quartet
Friday, November 16, 2018 - 7:00pm

PERFORMING ARTISTS CONCERT SERIES proudly presents An evening of Mozart with Christopher Goodpasture and the Amenda Quartet   (Friday, November 16th, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM - Ingle Auditorium)

RIT Orchestra: Fall Concert
Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 4:00pm

Free and open to the public. (Saturday, November 17th, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM - Other Allen Chapel, Schmitt Interfaith Center)

RIT African Percussion and Dance Ensemble: Fall Concert
Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 6:00pm

Free and open to the public. (Thursday, November 29th, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Fireside Lounge)

CLA Theatre Arts and NTID Performing Arts present CABARET
Friday, November 30, 2018 - 6:30pm

RIT College of Liberal Arts and NTID Performing Arts present Cabaret. Willkommen to the Kit Kat Klub! In this secret haven of a club, the music is loud, the dances are flashy, and the party rages on. The club's newest headliner, Sally Bowles, meets American writer Cliff Bradshaw and their lives become entwined. But as the power of the Nazi Party spreads, and Germany grows more unstable, how will the club and its patrons fare? "Cabaret" is the well-loved musical sensation that opened on Broadway in 1966 and won 8 Tony Awards that year. So leave your troubles outside, because life is beautiful at the cabaret. **Not appropriate for children under 12** Robert F. Panara Theatre Ticket prices: $5.00 Student/Seniors (60+) $10.00 Faculty/Staff/RIT Alumni $12.00 General Public (Friday, November 30th, 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM - Panara Theatre)

CLA Theatre Arts and NTID Performing Arts present CABARET
Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 1:00pm

RIT College of Liberal Arts and NTID Performing Arts present Cabaret. Willkommen to the Kit Kat Klub! In this secret haven of a club, the music is loud, the dances are flashy, and the party rages on. The club's newest headliner, Sally Bowles, meets American writer Cliff Bradshaw and their lives become entwined. But as the power of the Nazi Party spreads, and Germany grows more unstable, how will the club and its patrons fare? "Cabaret" is the well-loved musical sensation that opened on Broadway in 1966 and won 8 Tony Awards that year. So leave your troubles outside, because life is beautiful at the cabaret. **Not appropriate for children under 12** Robert F. Panara Theatre Ticket prices: $5.00 Student/Seniors (60+) $10.00 Faculty/Staff/RIT Alumni $12.00 General Public (Saturday, December 1st, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Panara Theatre)

RIT Singers: Fall Concert
Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 2:00pm

Free and open to the public. (Saturday, December 1st, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Other Allen Chapel, Schmitt Interfaith Center)

CLA Theatre Arts and NTID Performing Arts present: CABARET
Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 6:30pm

RIT College of Liberal Arts and NTID Performing Arts present Cabaret. Willkommen to the Kit Kat Klub! In this secret haven of a club, the music is loud, the dances are flashy, and the party rages on. The club's newest headliner, Sally Bowles, meets American writer Cliff Bradshaw and their lives become entwined. But as the power of the Nazi Party spreads, and Germany grows more unstable, how will the club and its patrons fare? "Cabaret" is the well-loved musical sensation that opened on Broadway in 1966 and won 8 Tony Awards that year. So leave your troubles outside, because life is beautiful at the cabaret. **Not appropriate for children under 12** Robert F. Panara Theatre Ticket prices: $5.00 Student/Seniors (60+) $10.00 Faculty/Staff/RIT Alumni $12.00 General Public (Saturday, December 1st, 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM - Panara Theatre)

CLA Theatre Arts and NTID Performing Arts present CABARET
Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 1:00pm

RIT College of Liberal Arts and NTID Performing Arts present Cabaret. Willkommen to the Kit Kat Klub! In this secret haven of a club, the music is loud, the dances are flashy, and the party rages on. The club's newest headliner, Sally Bowles, meets American writer Cliff Bradshaw and their lives become entwined. But as the power of the Nazi Party spreads, and Germany grows more unstable, how will the club and its patrons fare? "Cabaret" is the well-loved musical sensation that opened on Broadway in 1966 and won 8 Tony Awards that year. So leave your troubles outside, because life is beautiful at the cabaret. **Not appropriate for children under 12** Robert F. Panara Theatre Ticket prices: $5.00 Student/Seniors (60+) $10.00 Faculty/Staff/RIT Alumni $12.00 General Public (Sunday, December 2nd, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Panara Theatre)

COLA Off-Stage (A Monthly Play Reading)
Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 5:30pm

The play reading is open to all students, staff and faculty. Interpreting services can be requested through the Department of Access Services  at http://myaccess.rit.edu. There's no preparation or prior experience required—we’ll provide the food, drinks, and scripts, all you need to bring is you. (Thursday, December 6th, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM - Other McKenzie Commons, College of Liberal Arts)

RIT Orchestra & RIT Singers: Advent Lessons and Carols
Friday, December 7, 2018 - 4:00pm

Free and open to the public. (Friday, December 7th, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM - Other Allen Chapel, Schmitt Interfaith Center)

RIT Performing Arts Ensembles: Annual Holiday Concert
Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 6:00pm

Free and open to the public. (Saturday, December 8th, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Ingle Auditorium)