March 2013 - Upcoming Events

Date Event
Type
Title Campus Building
3/1 Theatre The Pinks MDTN Orange Hall Theatre
3/4 Lecture Forgotten Contributions: Women in Psychology NBG Great Room, Kaplan Hall
3/7 Lecture The Opinion of the Court: Understanding Miranda vs. Arizona NBG Great Room, Kaplan Hall
3/9 Music Women in Jazz Series: Eliane Elias MDTN Orange Hall Theatre
3/15 Music Symphonic Band Concert NBG Great Room, Kaplan Hall
3/27 Lecture Silk and Bamboo Music of South China: Five Regional Traditions NBG Great Room, Kaplan Hall
3/27 Lecture The True Feasibility of Solar Electric in the Tri-State Area MDTN Orange Hall Gallery

The Pinks: How the Pinkerton Detectives defeat the Wild Rose of the Confederacy, No. 2

Friday, March 1, 2013 at 8pm
Orange Hall Theatre (MDTN)

Photo: The PinksSpies and the detectives are the featured characters in the new play written for Gold No Trade Theater LLC  by Megan Campisi, co-founder of the company which specializes in Lecoq Techniques and Object Theater. In the tradition of traveling commedia troupes, the performers utilize two small, 3'x 6' portable platforms called les tréteau, that become the stage. In addition, performers prove their dexterity and skill by using their bodies and several objects as props and scenery.  With these elements and a dynamic play, the company sets out to captivate audience members and immerse them in the performance.    

On Friday, March 1 at 8pm, Orange Hall Theatre is the venue for the performance of The Pinks: How the Pinkerton Detectives defeat the Wild Rose of the Confederacy, No. 2, a play which fuses irreverent dime novel style with a true story of the Civil War.   The Pinks is a darkly comic historical fiction about how detective Allan Pinkerton and the first female detective, Kate Warne, foil the Wild Rose of the Confederacy, Rose O'Neal Greenhow.

Photo: The cast of the PinksRose used her extensive social network and charm to seduce information from senators, military, and members of the presidential cabinet to pass on to the Confederacy. Not to be outdone, abolitionist Allan Pinkerton set his first female private eye, Kate Warne, to uncover the seductive spy. The play considers how these women, both in traditionally male professions, chose alternate paths to express equally devastating talents. Only one was able to bridge that divide and tolerate the beliefs of the other.

A renewed interest in the Civil War has come about through the commemoration of its sesquicentennial. The Pinks vividly captures in intrigue that era while focusing on two astounding women, appropriately on the first day of Women's History Month 2013.

Tickets will be on sale at the Orange Hall box office starting at 7pm on show day, plus online anytime. Admission is $9 adults; $8 senior citizens, alumni, faculty, staff; free-all students.    

Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues, Middletown, NY.

Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs: (845) 341-4891 and cultural@sunyorange.edu.

Images, top to bottom: The Pinks, The cast of The Pinks

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Forgotten Contributions : Women in PsychologyWomen in Psych

Christine Henderson, SUNY Orange

Monday, March 4 @ 11am
The Great Room, Kaplan Hall 101 (NBG)

Women have faced more than their share of trials in order to be a part of the field of psychology and have often been overlooked throughout psychology's history. On Monday, March 4 at 11am, Professor Christine Henderson of SUNY Orange will talk about the lives, careers and theories of some of the best known women in psychology.

Christine Henderson is a SUNY Orange graduate. She received her Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology from Adelphi University and a Masters of Science Degree in Psychology from the University of Phoenix. She has taught classes in Psychology of Adjustment, General Psychology I and II, Child Psychology and Developmental Psychology. She is also an active member of SUNY Orange, serving as the club advisor for the Psychology Club, volunteering at New Student Orientations and Open House events, as well as coordinating events with the surrounding community.

This event is sponsored by Cultural Affairs at the SUNY Orange Newburgh Campus. It is free and open to the public. 

Free, secure parking is available in the Kaplan Hall underground parking garage accessible via First Street.

For more information, contact SUNY Orange – Newburgh Cultural Affairs at (845) 431-9386.

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The Opinion of the Court: Understanding Miranda v. Arizona

Mr. James Coll, Adjunct Associate Professor, Nassau Community College & Detective, New York City Police DepartmentJames Coll

Thursday, March 7 @ 2pm
The Great Room, Kaplan Hall 101 (NBG)

"You have the right to remain silent." This sentence, and the others that inevitably follow, has been an ingredient of the American criminal procedure for the past half century. During this time, these words have not only become a component of our legal system, but a part of our popular culture as well. While the admonitions of the accused are familiar to most of us, the circumstances surrounding the case that created them remains in relative obscurity. In this lecture, Mr. Jim Coll will discuss the elements of the opinion, including judicial interpretation, legal technicalities, and the continuing impact of Miranda in subsequent cases to follow.

James Coll is an adjunct associate professor of American and Constitutional history at Nassau Community College. James is also a detective in a tactical and rescue unit for the New York City Police Department. In his work with the NYPD, James has received numerous awards, including being named Cop of the Year by the New York City Police Foundation for the efforts of his unit during the US Airways Flight 1549 plane crash in the Hudson River. One year later, James was part of the FEMA NY Task Force Urban Search and Rescue Team deployed to Haiti in the aftermath of a 7.0 earthquake to search for survivors. In addition, James is the founder of changeNYS, a non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting the education of New Yorkers about civic understanding and political reform in our state.

This event is sponsored by the Newburgh Criminal Justice Club and Cultural Affairs at the SUNY Orange Newburgh Campus, as well as funded by the Newburgh Student Senate.

It is also made possible through the support of the New York Council for the Humanities’ Speakers in the Humanities program.

It is free and open to the public. Free, secure parking is available in the Kaplan Hall underground parking garage accessible via First Street.

For more information, contact SUNY Orange – Newburgh Cultural Affairs at (845) 431-9386.

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Women in Jazz Series: Eliane Elias

Saturday, March 9, 2013, at 8pm
Orange Hall Theatre (MDTN)

Photo: Eliane EliasEliane Elias  will perform on the stage of Orange Hall Theatre on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 8pm.

Described by David Becker, writer for the Bay Area Jazz Examiner, as "one of Brazil's most gifted contemporary jazz musicians: one of those rare polymaths, equally talented as a pianist, vocalist, and arranger," Eliane Elias will be accompanied by her husband Marc Johnson on bass and Mauricio Zottarelli on drums.

This concert, which is the third and last in the Women in Jazz series at SUNY Orange, will surely heat up the cold winter's night. Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues, Middletown, NY.

Photo: Eliane Elias at the piano (photo by Daniel Azoulay)Ms Elias is a vivacious, engaging entertainer with a sensuous, sultry voice who sings in both Portuguese and English. She not only has a deep-rooted feel for the rhythms of her native land and her hometown Sao Paulo, but also is fluent in the American jazz idiom. Eliane Elias is considered one of the great interpreters of Antonio Carlos Jobim's bossa nova style music with her lush romantic vocals lending beautifully to the tunes. JazzReview.com states "Her piano stylings coupled with her unique voice continue to dazzle and hypnotize!" She is truly a "citizen of the world" as described by Jazziz magazine as she has received many nominations for Grammys and Premio da Musica Brasileira and a Gold Disc Award  in Japan, as well as notably high ratings from National Public Radio, the French Jazz Charts, Billboard's Jazz Charts, iTunes and Amazon's Jazz Charts in the USA.

Tickets will be on sale at the Orange Hall box office starting at 7pm the evening of the performance, plus online anytime.

Admission is $12 adults, $10 senior citizens, alumni, faculty, staff, and free for all students.

Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues, Middletown, NY.

Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs: (845) 341-4891 and cultural@sunyorange.edu.

Images, top to bottom: Eliane Elias, Eliane Elias at the piano (photo by Daniel Azoulay).

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Symphonic Band ConcertKevin Scott

Kevin Scott, Conductor

Friday, March 15 @ 7pm
The Great Room, Kaplan Hall 101 (NBG)

Admission: $5 for public and SUNY Orange Faculty/Staff; Free with SUNY Orange Student ID

The SUNY Orange Symphonic Band, an ensemble comprised of students and members of the community under the direction of Kevin Scott, performs its first of two spring concerts of the 2012-2013 academic year, commemorating the 100th anniversaries of the births of noted American composers Norman Dello Joio and Morton Gould in a program on Friday evening, March 15th, 2013 in the Great Room at Kaplan Center, located on the SUNY Orange’s Newburgh campus, located on Grand Street, at 7:00 p.m.

Both Dello Joio and Gould were native New Yorkers who made their first mark as musicians during their childhood years: Dello Joio was appointed church organist at City Island’s Star of the Sea Church when he was fourteen, having studied piano since the age of four, and Gould’s precociousness amazed his parents when he was able to play a Sousa march on the piano by ear at the age of six. Both composers showed an affinity for jazz and classical forms, but whereas Gould ventured into more popular idioms (he was a noted arranger for radio orchestras), Dello Joio’s music embodied Gregorian chant and Baroque melodic structures.

The program will feature two works written by Dello Joio for concert band: Variants on a Medieval Tune, dating from 1963, which utilizes the well-known Chrismas hymn “In Dulci Jubilo,” and Satiric Dances (for a Comedy by Aristophanes), a 1976 work written to commemorate the American Bicentennial, based on themes for a Broadway production of one of the Greek satirist’s plays. Morton Gould is represented by two movements of his 1938 American Symphonette No. 2 which contains his well-known “Pavanne.”

The concert will also include Douglas Townsend’s arrangement for modern band of the Overture in F by the short-lived 18th-century French composer Hyacinthe Jadin, and Michael Colgrass’ evocative Old Churches, which shares similarities with Dello Joio’s work in embodying Gregorian Chant within a modernist idiom.

This event is sponsored by the Arts and Communication Department in conjunction with the Global Studies Department and Cultural Affairs at the Newburgh Campus of SUNY Orange the Arts and Communications Department

Free, secure parking is available in the Kaplan Hall underground parking garage accessible via First Street.

For more information, contact the Arts and Communications office at (845) 341-4787, or Kevin Scott at (845) 341-4393.

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Silk and Bamboo Music Traditions of Southern China: Five Regional TraditionsDr. Mercedes Dujunco

Dr. Mercedes Dujunco, Bard College

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 7pm
The Great Room, Kaplan Hall 101 (NBG)

On Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 7pm in the Great Room, Dr. Mercedes Dujunco of Bard College will discuss the cultural and musical geography of South China and how variations have shaped the musical practices in this area of the country. She will focus in particular on five distinctive "silk and bamboo" music styles, which correspond to five regions.

"Silk and Bamboo" refers to the traditional string and wind instruments. The silk is the traditional material from which strings have historically been made in China and bamboo being the material from which the Chinese flutes are made.

Bamboo instrumentsDr. Mercedes Dujunco is a Research Associate at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson. She received her B.M. from the University of the Philippines and a Ph.D. from the University of Washington. She also completed postgraduate studies at Shanghai Conservatory of Music. An ethnomusicologist, she specializes in traditional and popular music of China, Vietnam, and Chinese diasporic communities of Southeast Asia. Dr. Dujunco has taught and conducted research at New York University and the University of Alberta. She has been at Bard since 2005.

This event is free and open to the public. Free, secure parking is available in the Kaplan Hall underground parking garage accessible via First Street.

For more information, contact SUNY Orange – Newburgh Cultural Affairs at (845) 431-9386.

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The True Feasibility of Solar Electric in the Tri-State Area

Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at 7 pm
Orange Hall Gallery (MDTN)

Photo: Howard E. Aschoff Jr.The True Feasibility of Solar Electric in the Tri-State Area is the topic to be explained by Howard E. Aschoff Jr. in a presentation on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 7pm in Orange Hall Gallery at SUNY Orange.  Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues, Middletown, NY.

During the lecture, Mr. Aschoff will discuss the present market predictions for solar installs globally, which countries are the leaders, and where in the mix is the USA. Also, the issues of whether or not the Solar industry is a passing fad, and its affordability as well as the concept of ownership vs. leasing will be deliberated regarding the bottom line in dollars and cents.  The practical question— is it better to invest now or wait to see if solar becomes more popular and eventually cheaper?—will be addressed.

Photo: Bloomingburg HouseWithin the United States, the realistic workability of solar power varies from state to state.  Mr. Aschoff will outline the differences in several states and then detail the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority's (NYSERDA) role in Solar in New York State.

Architects and engineers receive one PDH/CEU for attendance of the lecture presentation.

Howard Aschoff, Jr, is president of Novel Approaches Solar Applications, LLC, a photovoltaic engineering and contracting company which he founded in 2008. In turn, he formed the Green Quarry Project, which involves subsidizing the energy needs of the mining industry with large scale commercial solar arrays. Prior to Novel Approaches, Mr. Aschoff worked for seventeen years at Honeywell Labs Corporate R&T where he was a Senior Electro-Optical Research Project Engineer. He is a certified PV installer.

So come ready to learn and question. Additional information is available by contacting Cultural Affairs: (845) 341-4891 and cultural@sunyorange.edu.

Images, top to bottom: Howard E. Aschoff Jr., Bloomingburg House

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Contact Us:
Dorothy Szefc
Coordinator of Cultural Affairs
(845) 341-4891
cultural@sunyorange.edu

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