Past Features

January 27, 2009 (Vol. 9, No. 1)

City and Humanities Announces Spring Lecture Series


The City and the Humanities program returns this spring with a series of lectures and presentations from a diverse group of authors, musicians, and artists. All events are free to the community and begin at 12:30 p.m.

Architect and jazz musician Chris Janney will visit Lehman on Thursday, February 5 (Carman Hall, Rm. B04) to discuss his work fusing architectural design and musical inspirations. Janney is the architect of Lehman's Sonic Pass Blue located in the Information Technology Center.

On Tuesday, February 10, the Hyland Harris Jazz Trio will perform (Music Building, Recital Hall), followed by the Con Brio Ensemble on Thursday, February 19.

Learn about Hip Hop and its history from one of the genre's pioneering influences, Jorge "Fabel" Pabon, on Thursday, February 26 (Carman Hall, Rm. B04). Born and raised in Spanish Harlem, Pabon honed his dance and choreography skills at Hip Hop jams and clubs throughout New York City.

Native Rwandan Nepo Soteri will perform world beat jazz on Thursday, March 5 (Music Building, Recital Hall). As a singer, composer, and virtuoso instrumentalist, his trademark sound is an esoteric but accessible amalgam of influences from his past and present, an inventively forward-looking yet folklore-based mix that raises spirits.

Omar Freilla is the founder of Green Worker Cooperatives, a South Bronx-based organization dedicated to incubating worker-owned and environmentally friendly cooperatives in the South Bronx. He will visit Lehman on Thursday, March 12 (Carman Hall, Rm. B04) to talk about his organization.

Take a tour of the Lehman College Art Gallery on Thursday, March 19 with several of the exhibit's featured artists. On Thursday, March 26 (Lovinger Theatre), the Arthur Aviles Dance Company will perform.

Theater for a New Audience will present an introduction to its spring production of Hamlet on Thursday, April 2 (Studio Theatre). Author and children's book illustrator Amelia Lau Carling will discuss the art of book illustration on Thursday, April 23 (Carman Hall, Rm. B04).

On Thursday, April 30 (Music Building, Recital Hall), Momenta Quartet will present and discuss its creative approach to music. Momenta approaches all music with equal passion and commitment; a new work by a young composer is given as much attention as a revered mainstay of the classical canon.

Comedian Scott Blakeman will discuss standup comedy, theory, and practice on Thursday, May 7 (Carman Hall, Rm. B04).

Ending the series will be The Bronx Opera performing scenes from the spring production of Mozart's "The Magic Flute" on Thursday, May 14 (Lovinger Theatre).