February 17, 2013

Arts Around Ithaca (Week of Feb 18)

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Get your fill of Ithaca events this week!The Hangovers Concert, Thursday Feb. 21 at 8 pm in Sage Chapel The British are coming!…to Cornell. There will be something different about The Hangovers’ concert this Thursday. It’s a special (British) guest: All the King’s Men from King’s College in London. What could be better than a dual concert with singers from the UK? The setup is sure to be entertaining, funny, musical and potentially rivalrous. Maybe we’ll learn a thing or two about what that revolution was really about.

Phantom of the Opera: Tuesday at 7:30 in Sage ChapelRomance. Tragedy. Horror. You will find all of this, and more, in Cornell Cinema’s upcoming screening of the 1929 production of Phantom of the Opera, the first event in their two-week celebration of Universal Pictures’ 100th anniversary. The story is legendary: In the Paris Opera House, a deformed Phantom uses violence and cunning to make the woman he loves a star. Lon Chaney, in the role of the tragic protagonist, is widely regarded as one of the most versatile actors of the silent film era, and appears here in one of his most well-known roles. Featuring a live organ accompaniment to match the film’s spooky vibes, this is one “Opera” that’s actually worth seeing. (Just kidding … we love live opera too!)

Ellen Fullman’s Long String Instrument in Milstein Hall Crit Dome, Millstein HallWhen math and music meet, the bounds of art are redefined. Ellen Fullman is in the business of pushing these boundaries. Fullman will be in residency at Cornell from Feb. 18-24 displaying and discussing her Long String Instrument, a 53 to 200 foot instrument made of metallic strings that Fullman invented and constructed herself. Events highlighting Fullman and the instrument will be going on throughout the week at Millstein Dome including an open rehearsal with the Cornell Avant-Garde Ensemble, tuning of the instrument, a film screening of 5 Variations on a Long String (Peter Esmonde), a Composer’s Forum and two concerts. This display of music mixed with everyday life and the impressive nature of the instrument’s organ-like tones should not be missed.

Original Author: Sun Staff