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It’s officially spring, which means that Occidental College’s third annual Spring Arts Festival, April 20-22, is just around the corner. It will be held in conjunction with Founders Day (April 20), which celebrates Oxy’s 125th anniversary this year with a special day of activities.
Spring Arts Festival events include an alumni arts exhibition, a music and video work by Occidental composer Bruno Louchouarn (read the LA Times review of the piece’s world premiere), concerts by the Oxy-Caltech symphony orchestra, and a comic remake of Aeschylus’s The Danaids.
All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated. Festival funding has been provided by Occidental’s Remsen Bird Fund. For directions to the College, go here. Free parking is available in visitors parking lots or on the street.
Here’s the lineup so far:
Oxy125 Alumni Art Exhibition. Featuring the work of more than 30 practicing alumni artists from around the world. Weingart and Mullin Galleries. Hours are 12- 5 p.m. through April 22.
“Myth and Infrastructure” multimedia performance by LA-based artist and animator Miwa Matreyek. April 20, 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Rush Gym dance studio.
Oxy Freewaves Salon. For the third annual collaboration between Oxy’s Media Arts and Culture Program and LA Freewaves, the event will exhibit student-produced documentaries that frame questions about community in greater Los Angeles. April 20, 8-11 p.m. Lower Herrick and on the walls of Herrick.
MOFA (Music on a Friday afternoon) recital. Instrumental and vocal performances by Oxy student musicians. Friday, April 20, 4:30 p.m. Bird Studio.
Occidental Composers Concert. New musical works by faculty and students, including “Drive Through,” a music/video piece by Oxy composer Bruno Louchouarn and “Nebula Eyes,” for improvised piano with electro-acoustics by Oxy composer Jennifer Logan. Saturday, April 21, 2:30 p.m. Bird Studio.
Occidental-Caltech Symphony Orchestra. Featured soloist will be award-winning violinist Danielle Belén. The program will include works by Sarasate, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky and Suppé. Saturday, April 21, 7:30 p.m. Thorne Hall. This program will be repeated at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, in Caltech’s Ramo Auditorium.
FEAST release party. FEAST, the College’s student arts and literary review, will hold a publication party with readings and a student art exhibition to celebrate its newest issue. Refreshments provided. 5 p.m., Sunday, April 22, Thorne Patio.
Big Love. Fifty brides flee 50 grooms and seek refuge in an Italian villa in this modern remake of one of the western world’s oldest plays, The Danaids by Aeschylus. Directed by Jamie Angell. April 21-22 at 7:30 p.m. Keck Theater. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (323) 259-2922 for tickets and information.