e-Veritas Archive | March 30th, 2011

Cosford Screening: Another Harvest Moon

7:00 pm
6:00 pm
2:00 pm

Another Harvest Moon is a sensitive drama about four elderly Americans coping with life in a nursing home. Frank (Ernest Borgnine), Ella (Anne Meara), Alice (Doris Roberts), and June (Piper Laurie) gather each morning for a game of cards. They have become like family to one another, offering unyielding support, constant bickering, and strong opinions about life, death, and everything in between. One morning Frank reveals to Ella that he no longer remembers his wife’s face and that he doesn’t want to live to endure another debilitating stroke. He persuades his son Jeffrey (Richard Schiff) to give him his old gun because by holding it he finds a way to remember his World War II buddies. But perhaps he has another motive for wanting the weapon. His friends and family must confront their own feelings about faith, dignity, and our obligations to our loved ones. Another Harvest Moon deals with issues affecting us all.

Join the School of Communication on Friday, April 1 at 7 p.m., when the Bill Cosford Cinema hosts legendary actor Ernest Borgnine, who will be speaking and answering questions immediately following the film. Advance tickets are available online now. The film will also screen on Saturday, April 2 at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 3 at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6 p.m. Admission is $7 for seniors, University of Miami alumni, faculty, non-UM students, and staff. General admission is $9. Free for UM students. To purchase tickets online or for more information, visit www.cosfordcinema.com or call 305-284-4861.


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Henry Mancini Institute Performs at Gusman Concert Hall this Sunday

4:00 pm

The Miami Civic Music Association will present the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra, conducted by Scott Flavin with Frost School Dean Shelly Berg, on Sunday, April 3 at 4 p.m. at Gusman Concert Hall on the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus. This unique musical group, composed of advanced students from the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, will present a diverse and exciting concert that will include works by Berg, the world premiere of Steve Guerra’s Mancini Medley, a tribute to composer/conductor John Williams, and music from “Charlie Parker with Strings,” based on Parker’s award-winning recordings and featuring saxophonist Matt Vashlishan.

The orchestra is known for its ability to play in a wide variety of styles, including jazz, pop, crossover, and classical. The group performs regularly with some of today’s top musical artists and recently appeared on PBS TV with the renowned composer/arranger/pianist Dave Grusin, who wrote the music for the great Mike Nichols film The Graduate, and on an HBO TV special featuring comic artist Robert Klein. They performed the world premiere of the musical Lanza!, based on the life of the famous American tenor Mario Lanza, which was produced by legendary music producer Phil Ramone. In addition to their scheduled performances, they present numerous community outreach concerts in the Greater Miami area.

Berg has performed, recorded, and arranged music for many of the world’s most well-known jazz vocalists, including Patti Austin, Nancy Wilson, and Bobby McFerrin. He maintains a busy schedule of jazz festival and club performances around the world with such jazz luminaries as Ray Brown, Louie Bellson, Jon Faddis, and Arturo Sandoval. He is a prolific composer and recording artist as well.

All UM faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend the concert. The Miami Civic Music Association is offering a special discount to all members of the UM community. General Admission $25. UM students and children $5. Discount tickets will be available at the Gusman Concert Hall box office one hour before the performance on Sunday, April 3. You must have a UM ’Cane Card in order to receive the discount. Only cash and checks are accepted at the box office.


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Cosford Screening: Black Swan

10:00 pm
8:00 pm

Natalie Portman gives the performance of a lifetime in this psychological thriller about the world of ballet. All tickets for this film are just $5. The film screens on Saturday, April 2 at 10 p.m. and Sunday, April 3 at 8 p.m. Admission is free for UM students. To purchase tickets online or for more information, visit www.cosfordcinema.com or call 305-284-4861.


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Salon des Refuses Exhibition Opens at CAS Gallery April 1


The Department of Art and Art History presents the Sixth Annual “Salon des Refuses” exhibition, named after the celebrated Salon des Refusés exhibition of 1863 in Paris in which the Impressionists exhibited their revolutionary new paintings that had been “refused” by the French Academy. The Department of Art and Art History will showcase the work of students who entered the Annual Juried Student Competition and were not accepted.

In celebration of the event, an opening reception will be held on Friday, April 1 at 5 p.m. along with the department’s annual barbecue.

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