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In Celebration of Women’s History Month Long lsland Premiere!

World Premiere!

SAVE THE DATES!
29th Annual Dutch Festival
Featuring our popular tulip display Sunday, May 6, 2012 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Outdoors on the South Campus

GERSHwin
A Concert Celebrating the Music of George and Ira Gershwin
featuring classic Gershwin hits such as “But Not for Me,” “Summertime,” “I Got Rhythm,” and “Someone to Watch Over Me”

Rhapsody in

The Wild Women of Song
– Great Gal Composers of the Jazz Era
Featuring the Wild Quartet and starring Pamela Rose, vocalist Kristen Strom, saxophone Tammy Hall, piano Ruth Davies, bass Allison Miller, drums Jazz and blues vocalist Pamela Rose makes a compelling case for the enduring contributions of women to America’s treasure trove of popular music, from Alberta Hunter to Peggy Lee, in this multimedia showpiece that shines a light on the forgotten contributions of the prolific, feisty and talented women of Tin Pan Alley (1920-1950).

Friday, March 23, 2012, at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 24, 2012, at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 25, 2012, at 2 p.m.
John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus
Tickets: $28; $25 senior citizen (65+) $20 matriculated non-Hofstra student $20 group rate (10+) $15 with current HofstraCard (one ticket per HofstraCard) Tickets on sale beginning February 21.

Saturday, March 24, 2012, at 8 p.m.
The Helene Fortunoff Theater Monroe Lecture Center, California Avenue, South Campus
Tickets: $20 $18 senior citizen (65+) or matriculated non-Hofstra student $15 with current HofstraCard (one ticket per HofstraCard) Tickets on sale beginning February 21.

Hofstra University is jazzing up the annual Dutch Festival! This year we’ll fill the gardens with jazz music, and for the first time, we will feature a funky city country band! Enjoy delicious food, shop at vendor tables, stroll our beautiful gardens, and pick up a plant or two at our Hofstra Arboretum sales. Magic shows, puppets and craft activities are sure to delight the children.

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Experience
Festival
Sunday, March 11, 2012 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Mack Physical Education Center North Campus

Irish

14th Annual

BaseBall swings!
Celebrating the Music of America’s Favorite Pastime
Featuring The Base Hits Quintet and special guest vocalists
We’ll take you out to the ballgame with some of baseball’s greatest musical hits, including “The First Baseball Game” (originally sung by Nat King Cole), “Joltin’ Joe DiMaggio,” “Baseball Boogie,” “Van Lingle Mungo,” “Meet the Mets,” “Jake, Jake, The Yiddisha Ball Player,” “Talkin’ Baseball,” “Say Hey” (Willie Mays), and “Heart,” from the Broadway musical Damn Yankees, to name just a few.

World Premiere!

20th Annual Italian Experience Festival
Sunday, September 23, 2012 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Outdoors on the South Campus
Guest Conductor: David Ramael, Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Orchestral Activities, Hofstra University Festival Brass Band, under the direction of renowned trumpet player Manu Mellaerts, presents an exciting program of standard works for brass band. Festival Brass Band is one of the premier brass bands in Europe and is known for its unrivaled virtuosity and richness of sound. Including the United States premiere of Sinfonietta No. 1 by Johan de Meij, who will be a special guest at this concert performance. Additional works to be performed include the premiere of Harry James: Trumpet Concerto, William Tell Overture, Dragonheart, and Windows of the World.

From marches to ragtime, waltzes to two-steps, polkas, jazz, and show tunes, the songs of baseball are descriptive, humorous, and inspirational, and their lyrics mirror the imagery of their time.

Thursday, April 26, 2012, at 8 p.m. Friday, April 27, 2012, at 8 p.m. Doubleheader: Saturday, April 28, 2012, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
The Helene Fortunoff Theater Monroe Lecture Center, California Avenue, South Campus

The Italian Experience Festival has grown to be a popular Long Island tradition, celebrating Italy’s gifts of culture, education and commerce to America. The festival features food, vendors, handmade crafts, exhibits by cultural organizations, music, dance, poetry, and much more for the entire family to enjoy!

Friday, April 13, 2012, at 8 p.m.
John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus
Tickets: $25 $20 senior citizen (65+) or matriculated non-Hofstra student One free ticket with current HofstraCard. Tickets on sale beginning March 13.
Tickets: $20; $18 senior citizen (65+) or matriculated non-Hofstra student $15 with current HofstraCard (one ticket per HofstraCard) Tickets on sale beginning March 27. Presented in conjunction with the Hofstra Cultural Center conference 50 Years of the New York Mets, April 26-28, 2012.

HOFSTRA CULTURAL CENTER
JOSEPH G. ASTMAN INTERNATIONAL CONCERT SERIES

In memory of Hofstra University Professor Dana Brand, author of Mets Fan and The Last Days of Shea.

The Opera Company

For general information about Hofstra University’s annual festivals, please call the Festival Hotline at 516-463-6582 or visit hofstra.edu/festivals. You can also find us on Facebook. For sponsorship, advertisements, and vendor information, please contact Jessie Garcia at 516-463-6504 or festivals@hofstra.edu.

presents

Alex Wu, piano and keyboards • Francisco Roldan, guitar Hilliard Greene, double bass • Danny Mallon, percussion

Hansel & Gretel
Friday, May 18, 2012, at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 19, 2012, at 2 p.m.
John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus

This innovative chamber group zigzags through countries, time periods and stylized dances – from classical, flamenco, 1950s Brazilian sambas, and modern-day Argentine tangos to jazz classics, world music and commissioned works written for the quartet.

Saturday, May 12, 2012, at 8 p.m.
The Helene Fortunoff Theater Monroe Lecture Center, California Avenue, South Campus
Tickets: $17; $15 senior citizen (65+) or matriculated non-Hofstra student One free ticket with current HofstraCard. Tickets on sale beginning April 10.

Schedule of Events
11 a.m. 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Festival opens to the public. The Black Velvet Band
Entertainment Producer: Robert Spiotto, Artistic Director, Community Arts Programs, Hofstra Cultural Center Executive Producer, Hofstra Entertainment Special thanks to Eileen Cronin of the “Long Ireland” radio program on WRHU, and Tony Jackson of the “Irish Country” radio program on WRHU. We would like to especially thank the following Hofstra departments for their generous collaboration and support: Office of the President Hofstra University Museum Physical Plant Department Department of Public Safety Creative Services Printing and Publications Hofstra Athletics Lackmann Culinary Services, Inc. University Relations We would also like to thank the Long Island Herald and KJOY 98.3-FM. Special Exhibitors: Irish American Society of Nassau, Suffolk & Queens, Inc. Irish Cultural Society of the Greater Garden City Area, Inc. Ancient Order of Hibernians, Nassau County Long Island Gaels
HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY APPRECIATES THE FOLLOWING SPONSORS FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SUCCESS OF THE IRISH EXPERIENCE FESTIVAL. WE VALUE THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT.

Save the Dates Hofstra University Irish Studies Program
presents

Celebrating the Irish Writer

Traditional Irish music featuring James Walsh, Mickey Perry and James Lavin. The Black Velvet Band has played with some of the finest entertainers in Ireland and the United States. (Shamrock Stage)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Main Floor, South Campus
Join us and recite a snippet from your favorite reading by an Irish author or with a Irish-related theme.

1 p.m.

Master of Ceremonies Tony Jackson

Reel Ireland Film Series: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Master of Ceremonies Tony Jackson, host of the “Irish Country” radio program on WRHU (Radio Hofstra University), welcomes the public. (Shamrock Stage)

Monday, March 26, 2012, 4-6:30 p.m. The Helene Fortunoff Theater, Monroe Lecture Center California Avenue, South Campus
Screen adaptation of James Joyce’s novel. Directed by Joseph Strick, starring Bosco Hogan, T.P. McKenna, and John Gielgud. The film explores the quest for authenticity in the context of personal and political turmoil. Discussion to be facilitated by Peggy Matusiak. This event is co-sponsored by Hofstra University Honors College.

1-2:30 p.m.

Stone Row

Stone Row performs a rich combination of Celtic and world music, creating a seamless fusion of traditional and contemporary genres. stonerow.com (Shamrock Stage)

Nailer: Reading by Tom Phelan

2:30-3:15 p.m. 2:30-3:15 p.m.

The Black Velvet Band
(Shamrock Stage)

Thursday, March 29, 2012, 9:30-11 a.m. 104 Davison Hall, South Campus
Author Tom Phelan will read from his novel Nailer — the story of the murder of two teachers at an Irish midlands industrial school whose bodies were found nailed to the floor. The search for “The Nailer” uncovers the abuse of vulnerable boys at the school. Book sale and signing to follow author reading.

Katie’s Puppets

Comedy/puppet show and children’s activities. (Kids’ Korner – toward the back of the Mack Physical Education Center)

Irish Family Fun Day!

3:15-4:30 p.m.

Stone Row
(Shamrock Stage)

Saturday, March 31, 2012, 12:30-5 p.m. Hofstra USA and Intramural Fields, North Campus Fee: $10 per family
Irish Family Fun Day gives local students and families a chance to learn more about and celebrate Irish culture. Children will learn Irish arts and crafts, Gaelic sports, traditional music, step dancing, and the Irish language. There will also be storytelling and films. Children will share what they learn during an ice cream and cookies social.

4:45-6 p.m.

The Hirten Family Irish Dancers

Bethpage Federal Credit Union David Lerner Associates, Inc.
Thank you to our program sponsor:

Come enjoy one of the best-known acts of their kind in the United States. The group includes several national champion dancers recognized by the Irish Dance Association of North America. They have qualified for and competed in world championships held in Ireland. (Shamrock Stage)

Wild Ginger — Asian Fusion at Its Best

424 Sunrise Highway, Rockville Centre, NY 11570 • wildginger424.com

“The Saddest People the Sun Sees:” A Talk by Dr. Christine Kinealy
Thursday, April 5, 2012, 9:30-11 a.m. 104 Davison Hall, South Campus
Dr. Christine Kinealy, professor of history at Drew University, will discuss Daniel O’Connell’s contribution to the anti-slavery movement in the United States.

6 p.m.

50/50 Raffle Drawing
(Shamrock Stage)

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All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. For more information, contact Dr. Maureen Murphy at 516-463-6775 or Maureen.O.Murphy@hofstra.edu.

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