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Oct 26 2019 - 11:00am
The exhibit of Vincenzo Pietropaolo has been developed for the Italian Canadian Archives Project, a national conference that will be hosted by Brock University for the first time and sponsored by Modern Languages Literatures, and Cultures (MLLC) October 25-27, 2019.
Sep 22 2019 - 1:00pm
Food, face paint, family zone & the first 100 kids will receive a free Brock Badgers baseball hat!
Apr 27 2019 - 7:30pm
The Road Home means something different to each of us: the young child, the world traveller, the refugee, the homeless, the bereaved. Our vision of home is shaped by our lives and our circumstances. It could be a physical or spiritual space, the presence of a loved one or a feeling of acceptance and understanding. This concert aims to capture the longing, the joy, the nostalgia, the regret and the feelings of security and belonging that emerge when we reflect on the importance of experiencing home and extending it to others.
Apr 12 2019 - 7:00pm
Gianna Aceto | Teresa Badgley | Sarah Martin Exhibition : April 13 to April 28 Opening Reception : April 12, 7 p.m. Location : Rodman Hall...
Apr 12 2019 - 7:30pm
Department of Dramatic Arts presents: DART 4F56 students’ final public project
Apr 7 2019 - 3:00pm
Come and hear the stars of tomorrow, getting their start right here through our Music program. Admission to all events is free.
Mar 30 2019 - 7:30pm
A program that explores the stages and seasons of life. Featuring Schubert, Mendelssohn & Brahms; Canadian contemporaries Nancy Telfer, Jeff Enns, Jane Siberry & Jon Washburn; Works sung in English, German, Punjabi, Latin & Xhosa.
Mar 25 2019 - 7:00pm
Come and hear the stars of tomorrow, getting their start right here through our Music program. Admission to all events is free.
Mar 27 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Join senior visual arts student Emma Mary Sked as she teaches you how to transform scrap fabrics into your own unique sculpture. The event is open to everyone in the Brock community who is looking to relax and unwind while harnessing their inner creativity and learning a new skill. No previous art experience is required, and all necessary materials will be supplied.
Mar 22 2019 - 7:00pm
The Department of Dramatic Arts presents short, one act plays directed by third-year DART 3P54 (Directing II) students. The One Act Festival 2019 is presented over two evenings.
Mar 22 2019 - 7:30pm
As part of the Encore Series, the Music Department presents Clara’s Love Triangle performed by Trio Amore.
Mar 22 2019 - 7:00pm
Cynthia Richards | Emma Mary Sked | Amber Lee Williams
Mar 18 2019 -
8:00pm to 9:00pm
Adam Dickinson’s poetry focuses primarily on intersections between poetry and science as a way of exploring new ecocritical perspectives and alternative modes of poetic composition. He is the author of Cartography and Walking (2002), Kingdom, Phylum (2006), The Polymers (2013), and Anatomic (2018). His poem “My Fear of Being Eaten” will appear in Quarry, with art by Lorène Bourgeois, The Small Walker Press (2019, upcoming)
Mar 6 2019 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Join our panelists as they discuss King Ubu, from its controversial opening performance in 1896 to its significance in our current political climate.
Mar 7 2019 -
5:00pm to 5:45pm
Held in the VISA Art Gallery and Student Exhibition Space, MIWSFPA.
Mar 2 2019 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Learn about our historic facility and explore current exhibitions.
Feb 28 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Members of the Niagara African diaspora community share in manifestos their thoughts and experiences in the Niagara region as visible minorities, shouting from the rooftop in English, French and African languages. Co-sponsored with SPFIFRAN and Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Brock University.
Mar 1 2019 - 7:30pm to Mar 9 2019 - 9:30pm
The Department of Dramatic Arts presents a story written in the 1890s, by a then 15-year-old Alfred Jarry, to poke fun at the idiocy, vanity, and arbitrary nature of political and personal power. The character of Pa Ubu is a complete fool who talks about poop, loves himself a lot, and kills everybody around him. He is a patriarch, a racist, and a megalomaniac. His wife, Ma Ubu, pushes him to increasing feats of violence so that he can take over the world.
Feb 23 2019 - 7:30pm
Celebrate the raw power of the human voice with the Avanti Chamber Singers, as part of the Brock University Vive Voce Choral Series which features the Brock Chamber Choir and Women's Choir as well as Avanti Chamber Singers who serve as Ensemble-in-Residence for the Department of Music. Under the direction of Conductor Rachel Rensink-Hoff, these excellent choirs perform multiple concerts throughout the academic year.
Feb 8 2019 - 7:30pm
This concert features songs from Amanda Martinez's latest album celebrating freedom of all kinds. Amanda Martinez is a Canadian based singer/songwriter whose music exultingly blends her unique Mexican and South African roots with flamenco soul.
Feb 7 2019 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
This exhibition presents the multidisciplinary work of the Permanent Vacation Artists.
Jan 25 2019 - 7:30pm
This fantastic foursome of extraordinary percussionists revisits Brock with a diverse and captivating program of pieces that show off the noisiest and most rhythmic of all the families of instruments. "The tight connection between these four players, … gave everything they did an unbreakable sense of continuity and energy." musicaltoronto.com
Jan 16 2019 -
4:00pm to 10:00pm
(CRIT)ICAL is a show brought to you by the VISA 3M90: Advanced Art Practise students. The process of creation begs for interaction and response. With (CRIT)ICAL, the students open the studio doors to their artistic construction and call on the public to react, question and critique. (CRIT)ICAL is a collection of self-directed works from third- and fourth-year students comprised of paintings, drawings, installation work, performative work, sound and video.
Jan 16 2019 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Join Brock kinesiology student Chance Mutuku, who will lead an interactive keynote presentation on his journey from sport to the arts. He will be accompanied by members of the MIWSFPA, and local community health and wellness groups, in a discussion about the positive mental benefits of engaging in the arts. The presenters will also touch on the accessibility of the arts to everyone – even those who don’t consider themselves to be artists. Interactive demonstrations will take place during the event, and a free lunch will follow.
Jan 10 2019 - 7:00pm
This exciting week of talks and workshops features director David Psalmon. Based in Mexico City since 2000, he has staged the work of authors such as Bertolt Brecht, Slawomir Mrozek, Vaclav Havel and Bernard Marie Koltes with his Tetro Sin Paredes. Psalmon has also developed an extensive program using the techniques of Augusto Boal’s the theatre of the oppressed, with whom he had the privilege of working in France during the late 1990’s. Since 2013, Teatro Sin Paredes has embarked on a new path by reclaiming the principle of collective creation. All new productions assert the importance of integrating all the elements of theatrical creation (the text, the work of the actor, the space, etc.) into a single dynamic, throughout the creative process.
Jan 10 2019 -
3:00pm to 8:00pm
Brock Visual Art Student Kylie Haveron will present new work consisting of drawing, sculpture and installations.
Dec 4 2018 - 7:30pm
The University Wind Ensemble presents: Tribute to the Legends – An evening of Musical Fireworks from Bernstein to Grainger.
Dec 6 2018 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
An annual exhibition showcasing the artwork of Brock Art Collective Members. All artwork on 6” x 6” panels in a variety of mediums are for sale. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m.
Dec 1 2018 - 7:30pm
The Viva Voce Choral Series features Brock's student choral ensembles (women's and mixed choruses) as well as the Avanti Chamber Singers (avantichambersingers.com), who serve as Ensemble-in-Residence for the Department of Music. Under the direction of Conductor Rachel Rensink-Hoff, these excellent choirs perform multiple concerts throughout the academic year.
Nov 30 2018 - 7:30pm
Date : Nov. 30 to Dec. 2 Time : 7:30 p.m. Location : Marilyn I. Walker Theatre, MIWSFPA, 15 Artists’ Common, St. Catharines ON
Nov 29 2018 - 10:00am to Nov 30 2018 - 5:00pm
In the Fall of 2018, artist Heather Hart installed a rooftop in the largest room of the Rodman Hall Art Centre for her exhibition Northern Oracle. She asks the question: “What do you want to say? Shout it from the rooftop!” Reflecting on Heather Hart’s exhibition, students in Visual Arts, Studies in Arts and Culture, and French studies at Brock University transform the Studio Gallery into a “manifesto room” in which they create their own statements, be they poetic, absurd or political (in English and in French). In a space that is both radical and respectful, visitors are invited to experience the pleasurable effects of surprise.
Nov 28 2018 - 7:30pm
Under the direction of George Cleland, the String Orchestra combines university students and community members in the performance of standard masterworks and lesser-known gems of the string repertoire.
Nov 24 2018 - 7:30pm
One hundred years following the end of the First World War we recall the Christmas Truce, when soldiers along the western front laid down their weapons, emerged from the trenches and joined together in song.
Nov 17 2018 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Rejoignez le tour en français des expositions actuelles. Learn about our historic facility and explore current exhibitions.
Nov 16 2018 - 7:30pm
Renowned Canadian concert pianist, David Jalbert, returns to Brock with a program of solo piano works by Bach, Schumann, Liszt and Faure. The recital will conclude with Prokofiev's monumental Sonata No. 7, Op. 33 in B flat major.
Nov 15 2018 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Brock Visual Art student Emma Mary Sked will present an exhibition culminating from her studies in VISA 3F99.
Oct 31 2018 -
3:00pm to 4:15pm
More than 2,500 years after it was written, Sophocles’ tragedy Antigone remains one of the most read, performed, and adapted plays in all of dramatic literature. Why is this the case?
Nov 2 2018 - 2:15pm
The Department of Dramatic Arts presents the story of one woman who stands up for what she believes in – even in the face of death. Adapted from Sophocles’ classic Greek Tragedy, Antigone asks the questions: Are we driven by morality or legality? Who makes the laws and who has to live by them? What is more important: law or the ethics of the individual? Who determines right and wrong? What has more value, the family of the state? What is the impact of the actions we take? With a contemporary approach to an ancient text, this production will blend classical text with movement and image-based storytelling, and explore a rich score of ensemble voices.
Oct 18 2018 -
4:30pm to 7:30pm
A zine is a small, non-commercial, often homemade publication. In this 3-hour workshop, zine author Christine Cucciniello will help participants in the creation of a common zine. Please join us for a fun, creative experience. Each participant will receive a copy of the zine.
Oct 17 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
For the past 10 years, Cartagena has produced works that present different ways to think about the interdependence of humans and landscape in the face of urban expansion. In his lecture, Cartagena will address the various projects and books that delve into these issues. An avid bookmaker, he will also expand on the possibilities of how the photobook has helped him develop ways to present complex narratives through the book form.
Oct 17 2018 -
5:00pm to 5:45pm
The deliberate use of merchandising strategies in presidential campaigns and governmental communications have in the past decade sought out ways to close the gap between the people and their candidates or government officials. The epitome of such strategies can be found in one section of the official website of the Mexican president, entitled: “My picture with the President.” Now, 6 years into his devastating presidency, it seems clear that the only thing president Enrique Peña Nieto has been interest in all along was looking his best with his fans.
Sep 7 2018 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Join Professor Murray Kropf for the opening reception of his recent exhibition, Three to Eight, in the VISA Gallery at the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts on September 7, from 4 to 7 p.m. This exhibition is a collection of recent paintings by Kropf, predicated on the challenge of creating compositions with limited palettes of between three to eight colours per painting.
Apr 28 2018 - 7:00pm
The Avanti Chamber Singers present Boundless : conducted by Rachel Rensink-Hoff. Bask in the wonder and mystery of this world and beyond!
Apr 15 2018 - 2:30pm
The Niagara Symphony Orchestra is thrilled to introduce a singular guest artist to Niagara audiences at our Masterworks 6 concert, Fires of Creation . Canadian cellist Bryan Cheng is already a multi-award-winning soloist on the world stage and one of CBC's "2017 30 hot Canadian classical musicians under 30". He makes his NSO debut performing a cornerstone of the repertoire, Elgar's Cello Concerto. Join Bradley Thachuk and members of the NSO in Partridge Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre at 2:30 p.m. Sunday April 15 for a truly splendid concert.
Apr 2 2018 - 7:30pm
These recitals are performed by our most talented performers, who do recitals courses for credit following a rigorous audition process. Come and hear the stars of tomorrow, getting their start right here through our Music program.
Apr 8 2018 - 2:30pm
Fire on Water: Timeless classics ad innovative new choral works inspired by the elements. The Viva Voce Choral Series features Brock’s student choral ensembles (men’s, women’s and mixed choruses). Under the direction of conductor Rachel Rensink-Hoff, this excellent choir performs multiple concerts throughout the academic year.
Apr 5 2018 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Brock Visual Arts student Amber Lee Williams presents photographs, sculptures and installations investigating motherhood, relationships within the family, and loss. Musical performance TBA.
Apr 4 2018 -
4:00pm to 9:00pm
Pick up a map at Marilyn I. Walker for more info about the artworks, their locations, and times. Sight-seeing is commonly referred to as the act of non-locals visiting places of interest in a particular location. In this instance, the MIW 3M90 students activate particular sites in downtown St Catharines to lure the locals to see sites in a new way.
Apr 4 2018 - 7:30pm
We are proud to present our newest ensemble. Under the direction of George Cleland, the String Orchestra combines university students and community members in the performance of standard masterworks and lesser-known gems of the string repertoire.
Apr 3 2018 - 7:30pm
A Concert of Musical Fireworks from Moussorgsky to Shostakovich The University Wind Ensemble enjoys a rich heritage of musical excellence, bringing together both university and high school students as well as members of the Niagara musical community. Led by conductor Zoltan Kalman, the ensemble explores major symphonic windband works, both original and arranged.
Mar 23 2018 - 7:00pm
This exhibition in two parts displays the work of Honours graduates from Brock University’s Department of Visual Arts. Occupying Rodman Hall’s third floor studios during the 2017–18 academic year, students in the Honours Studio course have been mentored by gallery staff and Visual Arts professors Donna Szőke, Shawn Serfas, Derek Knight, and Donna Akrey. If collectively their goal is to develop a focused body of work from concept to public exhibition, these two unique exhibits capture the exceptional vitality and daring of the emerging artist.
Mar 26 2018 - 5:00pm
Discussion with the playwright and cast after the show. Seating is first come, first served. Limited paid parking available nearby.
Mar 26 2018 - 7:30pm
Fourth year recital: William Sadler, tenor with Lesley Kingham on the piano
Mar 25 2018 - 2:30pm
These recitals are performed by our most talented performers, who do recitals courses for credit following a rigorous audition process.
Feb 15 2018 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Brock Visual Art student Sarah Martin and Brock Visual Arts Alumni Caterina Stambolic present photographs and sculptures investigating the interruptions between mind and body. Opening reception to be held on Thursday Mar. 8 from 5-8 pm.
Mar 3 2018 -
10:00am to 9:00pm
Students in Studies in Arts and Culture as well as in French Studies at Brock University explore contemporary expressions in art and literature and create unusual stories mixing narrative and art-making. Their starting point is a graffiti artwork by artist Mat Vizbulis.
Mar 2 2018 - 7:30pm
Second year recital: Jessica Tigchelaar, violin with Luis Molina, piano These recitals are performed by our most talented performers, who do recitals courses for credit following a rigorous audition process.
Mar 2 2018 - 7:30pm
The second mainstage production of the year is Top Girls by the celebrated playwright Caryl Churchill. First produced in 1982 (last seen produced at the Shaw Festival in 2015) this contemporary play tells the story of Marlene, a career-driven woman who is only interested in women’s success in business. This smart, funny play takes a critical look at women in society and considers the conflicts that come with the pursuit of success and the desire to “have it all.” Directed by professor Danielle Wilson the production runs from Friday, March 2, 2018 to Saturday, March 10, 2018.
Feb 9 2018 - 7:30pm
Jane Bunnett and friends look back and present some of the most elegant music from Cuba's rich musical history. Performing music from the beginning of the early 20th century until the present, this evening explores the rarely heard European influences in Cuban music by great composers such as Lecuona, Valdes Cervantes, etc., melding European classical styles with Jazz and Afro Cuban Rhythms.
Jan 31 2018 - 7:00pm
This public lecture will draw on current research that examines the ways in which blacks, by the mid to late 19th century, in settlements throughout Southern Ontario, used photography as a critical and powerful tool for self-representation. Julie Crooks' research situates the Bell-Sloman Collection as a "fugitive archive," built with defiance and resistance, in order to preserve, salvage and recover the histories of black Canadian communities whose stories and material artefacts are often left untold of subject to erasure. The exhibition in the Visual Arts Exhibition Space will showcase some of the material presented in the lecture.
Jan 9 2018 - 1:00pm to Feb 9 2018 - 5:00pm
This exhibition coincides with the talk on Wednesday Jan. 31 presented by Walker Cultural Leader, Dr. Julie Crooks. Her research situates the Bell-Sloman Collection as a "fugitive archive," built with defiance and resistance, in order to preserve, salvage and recover the histories of black Canadian communities whose stories and material artefacts are often left untold or subject to erasure. The exhibition in the Visual Arts Exhibition Space will showcase some of the material presented in the lecture. Please reserve your spot for this free WCL lecture by registering here: wcl-bell-sloman-crooks.eventbrite.com .
Jan 26 2018 - 7:30pm to Jan 27 2018 - 5:00pm
Our world as we know it is rapidly changing, with scholars identifying present events as ‘post-normal’ (O’Connor and Anderson 2015). In this climate of anxiety and political uncertainty, how is the practice of drama in education and applied theatre a means to respond to and attempt to speak back to these times? The lectures and workshops will offer key insights into how our scholars use this practice to grapple with these issues.
Jan 26 2018 - 7:30pm
A program that springs across the spectrum of classical music, Guy Few (trumpet and piano) and Stephanie Mara (piano) present Jump, which explores the quirkier side of repertoire for trumpet and piano, and piano four-hand. Energetic and exciting, the music hops from classical bebop to chorale, a tarantella to a ballad, and lyrical melodies to wild dancing. Cross-cultural, historical and harmonic styles are depicted in this thrilling program that will have audiences jumping to their feet.
Nov 30 2017 -
10:00am to 9:00pm
In fall 2017, Rodman Hall invites visitors to experience the exhibition Material Girls, which brings together Canadian and international female artists from across artistic disciplines and cultural backgrounds. Giving particular attention to the colourfulness and jubilance of this exhibition, in Colour Constructs, students in Visual Arts, Studies in Arts and Culture, and French Studies explore the materiality of colours in their own diverse ways. Student works are complemented by graffiti art by Niagara-based artist Mat Vizbulis, a classroom guest during the semester. Curators Catherine Parayre and Shawn Serfas.
Dec 6 2017 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
ART BLOCK showcases the artwork of Brock Art Collective members. All artwork has been created on 6”x6” panels in a variety of mediums and will be for sale starting at $40.
Dec 5 2017 - 7:30pm
The University Wind Ensemble enjoys a rich heritage of musical excellence, bringing together both university and high school students as well as members of the Niagara musical community. Led by conductor Zoltan Kalman, the ensemble explores major symphonic wind band works, both original and arranged. Includes a Canada 150 performance of “Suite canadienne”: A Medley of Canadian Folksongs, composed by Michael Kositsky.
Dec 7 2017 - 7:00pm
Winter is coming. Through blustering winds, treacherous terrains and sleepless nights, those three words remained a mantra in the mind of Adam Shoalts (BA ’09). When the modern-day voyageur set off to conquer the Canadian Arctic in May, he knew it would be a race against time to reach the finish line by September.
Dec 1 2017 - 7:30pm
Directed by professor Gyllian Raby, and assisted by Tarndeep Pannu. Other students from the 2017-2018 4F56 ensemble include cast members Helena Ciuciura, Meryl Ochoa, Samantha Mastrella, Rebecca Downing, Candice Burn and Mark Dickinson. Set Design is by Jillian Wardell, Costume Design by Sarah Marks, Sound Design by Naomi Richardson, and Lighting Design by guest instructor James McCoy. The production is Stage Managed by Chelsea Wilson, Allie Aubry and Michelle Mohammed with Kaylyn Valdez-Scott as Publicist, and Adrian Marchesano and Mackenzie Kerr on the Production Team.
Nov 30 2017 - 5:00pm
In fall 2017, Rodman Hall invites visitors to experience the exhibition Material Girls, which brings together Canadian and international female artists from across artistic disciplines and cultural backgrounds. Giving particular attention to the colourfulness and jubilance of this exhibition, in Colour Constructs, students in Visual Arts, Studies in Arts and Culture, and French Studies explore the materiality of colours in their own diverse ways. Student works are complemented by graffiti art by Niagara-based artist Mat Vizbulis, a classroom guest during the semester.
Nov 29 2017 - 7:30pm
For the first time in the Department of Music’s history, we are proud to present our newest ensemble. Under the direction of George Cleland, the String Orchestra combines university students and community members in the performance of standard masterworks and lesser-known gems of the string repertoire.
Dec 2 2017 - 7:30pm
The Viva Voce Choral Series features Brock’s student choral ensembles (men’s, women’s and mixed choruses). Under the direction of conductor Rachel Rensink-Hoff, this excellent choir performs multiple concerts throughout the academic year. Includes a Canada 150 performance, composed by Stephanie Martin.
Nov 7 2017 - 1:00pm to Nov 11 2017 - 5:00pm
This exhibition will showcase a select group of recent Brock University Alumni: Katie Mazi, Jenn Judson, Matt Caldwell, Alex Muresan, Jessica Wright and Ben Mosher. As these emerging artists expand ideas and develop new work, they continue to recognize the value of the St. Catharines arts community and the impact it has on their practice. It was here at Brock University that their first investigations began and it was at Rodman Hall (2014/2015 & 2015/2016) that their first professional group exhibitions came to fruition. These artists will exhibit new and exciting work they have been producing as they navigate and emerge into the art communities locally and beyond the region.
Nov 18 2017 - 7:30pm
The Viva Voce Choral Series features Brock’s student choral ensembles (men’s, women’s and mixed choruses) as well as Avanti Chamber Singers (avantichambersingers.com), who serve as Ensemble-in-Residence for the Department of Music. Under the direction of conductor Rachel Rensink-Hoff, these excellent choirs perform multiple concerts throughout the academic year.
Nov 15 2017 -
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Using lithographic processes that incorporate text and image, artists Catherine Parayre and Shawn Serfas work together in order to impress abstract writing into the materiality of paper. / Sur des lithographies où se côtoient textes et images, Catherine Parayre et Shawn Serfas s'entraident à rendre l'écriture abstraite jusqu'à ce qu'elle fasse corps avec le papier. Full exhibition runs from Wednesday Nov. 15 - Thursday Dec. 14, 2017.
Oct 28 2017 -
8:00am to 4:00pm
The Niagara Leadership Summit for Women presents an inclusive environment to encourage and celebrate women leaders in our community and opens the conversation surrounding women’s issues in Niagara. Everyone, regardless of gender, should have the courage and confidence to be the leader they are and want to be. Leadership is not about being ‘at the top’—there are leaders all around us who make a difference every day.
Oct 8 2019 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Our Tuesday lunchtime recital series is free and open to the public, featuring Tim Phelan. October 8, 2019, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Presented at FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre (Cairns Recital Hall), 250 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines, L2R 3M2.
Oct 27 2017 - 7:30pm
Hardworking Columbina just wants to enjoy the majestic Wooers’ Woods in peace after a long day’s work, but the greedy business tycoon Pantalone is scheming. When Columbina discovers his plot to build the biggest casino in the world, she knows she must take action. Armed with her wits and her lovesick friends, she aims to set things right in this fun-filled, fast paced, physical comedy that explores the meeting of contemporary life and classical Commedia dell’Arte. Written and Directed by Mike Griffin
Sep 30 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Percussionist Devon Fornelli will converse in real time with the city soundscape using traditional instruments and found materials. Mr. Fornelli has extensive experience as a soloist, an orchestral percussionist, and as a chamber instrumentalist. His range of talent covers all the diverse areas of percussion and drums from the orchestral percussion section to contemporary art music, and most traditions in-between. This is his third improv performance in the Raceway that runs adjacent to the MIWSFPA.
Sep 30 2017 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
The Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts will be opening its doors to the public in celebration of Culture Days! We welcome you to stop by every hour on the hour from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. for a guided tour of our new, state of the art facility. Not looking for a guided tour? Feel free to pick up a campus map and explore the spaces on your own! Representatives will be waiting for you at the David S. Howes entrance, adjacent to the Performing Arts Centre!
May 31 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
For the first time in history, seniors now outnumber children in Canada, and Niagara has one of the oldest populations of adults over 65. Brock University neuroscientist and Canada Research Chair Karen Campbell will be describing strategies for promoting healthy aging in Niagara at an upcoming community talk hosted by the Centre for Lifespan Development Research at Brock.
Jan 20 2017 - 7:30pm
Discover the beauty and depth of brass – from the rhythms of the English Renaissance to the streets of New York City – this concert has something for everyone. Enjoy the sounds of Italy, Russia and France as well as Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story . Our Canadian visit features Morley Calvert's celebrated Suite from the Monteregian Hills.
Dec 6 2016 - 7:30pm
The University Wind Ensemble enjoys a rich heritage of musical excellence, bringing together both university and high school students as well as members of the Niagara musical community to explore and perform major symphonic wind band works, both original and arranged.
Dec 3 2016 - 7:30pm
The Viva Voce Choral Series features Brock’s student choral ensembles (men’s, women’s and mixed choruses) as well as Avanti Chamber Singers ( avantichambersingers.com ), who serve as Ensemble-in-Residence for the Department of Music. Under the direction of retiring conductor Harris Loewen, these excellent choirs perform multiple concerts throughout the academic year. They have also engaged in community outreach, collaborated with choirs in Canada and the U.S., and produced CD recordings of works by Niagara composers.
Nov 11 2016 - 7:30pm
Evil is afoot in the Gormenghast castle! Come and join us in this labyrinth of dark corridors, where the bizarre and mysterious come to life. Gormenghast is a haunting and hilarious tale of the dysfunctional house of Groan, adapted from the UK cult classic fantasy trilogy written by Mervyn Peake.
Mar 7 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Our Tuesday Music@Noon series is generously sponsored by the RBC Foundation. This free concert series takes places most Tuesdays at noon throughout the academic year. Held in the acoustically excellent Cairns Recital Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, our Music@Noon series provides ample opportunities for artists to display their creativity.
Oct 22 2016 - 7:30pm
On October 22, 2016 Brock University students, alumni and faculty perform with regional guitarists, guitar teachers, composers and special guests in an evening of solo and small ensemble performances.
Sep 15 2016 - 8:00pm to Sep 18 2016 - 2:00pm
For those who enjoy comedy with a dark undertow, plan to join us for the world premiere of The Ash Mouth Man, an original theatre work to be held in the Marilyn I. Walker Theatre at 15 Artists’ Common.
 Meet Lorna, who in the ‘50’s, is the 31st lady dentist in Canada. A bit of a social misfit, Lorna works on Pretty Girl Street, treating people with all kinds of disorders.
Apr 30 2016 - 7:30pm
On Saturday, April 30, 2016, the Avanti Chamber Singers (ACS) present a beautiful and varied evening of original choral works and arrangements on the subject of water in all its forms. The audience will hear classical works, spirituals, folk songs and selections from the "Great American Songbook."
Mar 24 2016 -
8:00pm to 10:00pm
Brock University Visual Arts students will take over at Market Square in St. Catharines with their upcoming Time and Space Exhibition. The...
Apr 2 2016 - 7:30pm
The Viva Voce Choral Series features Brock's student choral ensembles (Men's and Women's Choruses) as well as Avanti Chamber Singers ( avantichambersingers.com ), who serve as Ensemble-in-Residence for the Department of Music. Under the direction of conductor Harris Loewen, these excellent choirs perform multiple concerts throughout the academic year. They have also engaged in community outreach, collaborated with other Ontario choirs, and produced three CD recordings of works by Niagara composers.
Mar 9 2016 - 7:30pm
It's a charity event to raise funds for Community Care St. Catharines & Thorold to help those in need!
Feb 26 2016 - 7:30pm to Mar 5 2016 - 7:30pm
The Department of Dramatic Arts (DART) is proud to present Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) , a clever, lively comedic tale of self-discovery, to be held in the Dramatic Arts Theatre at the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, 15 Artists’ Common, from February 26 – March 5, 2016.
Feb 20 2016 - 7:30pm
Viva Voce! Choral Series presents ANIMALIA: The Lighter Side of the Animal Kingdom
Jan 26 2016 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
The Environmental Sustainability Research Centre would like to invite you to celebrate Australia Day with us at our drop-in information session for the new PhD Program in Sustainability.
Jan 31 2016 - 9:30am
Registering to participate in the year's Walk for Alzheimer's is easy to do - click here to register online or click here to download a pledge sheet to bring with you on the day of the Walk and register in-person beginning at 9:30 am on January 31st at Brock University in St. Catharines.
Jan 22 2016 - 7:30pm
The quartet has recorded three studio albums, Portrait 1 (2001), Les Scènes de Quartiers (2004), and Orchestral Works for Guitar Quartet (2011), each of which have garnered high praise from critics. They have also racked up a number of radio and television credits both nationally and globally, including their own feature TV performance.
Feb 6 2016 -
9:00am to 6:00pm
Hosted by the Social Justice and Equity Studies Graduate Program at Brock University, the Niagara Social Justice Forum is a day-long program of activities such as concurrent workshops, performances, exhibits and information tables in a fair-like atmosphere. This event typically attracts over 150 people from both campus and the community and explores a wide range of issues. Activities are proposed and organized through an open call to campus and community-based individuals and groups committed to social justice.
Jan 29 2016 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
A symposium on the role of Drama in Education and Applied Theatre in exploring concepts of citizenship, community and care as they relate to living with others in structured and unstructured spaces. This will feature a keynote by Kathy Lundy, with a response by Jonothan Neelands.
Dec 8 2015 - 7:30pm
The University Wind Ensemble enjoys a rich heritage of musical excellence, bringing together both university and high school students as well as members of the Niagara musical community to explore and perform major symphonic wind band works, both original and transcribed. Talented brass, woodwind, and percussion performers engage with their peers and conductor while pursing their passion and enjoyment of music through creative expression.
Dec 5 2015 - 7:30pm
The Viva Voce Choral Series features Brock’s student choral ensembles as well as the Avanti Chamber Singers ( avantichambersingers.com ). The choirs perform multiple concerts throughout the year. They have also engaged in community outreach, collaborated with other choirs, and produced recordings of works by Niagara composers.
Dec 1 2015 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Our Tuesday lunchtime recital series is free and open to the public, featuring our performance faculty, talented students and alumni, as well as special guests. Held at the Cairns Recital Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines
Dec 12 2015 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
A mix of Brock University singers, and professional singers from Avanti Chamber Singers. Groups of 4 or 8 singers.
Nov 13 2015 - 7:30pm to Nov 21 2015 - 7:30pm
Brock University’s Department of Dramatic Arts presents their rendition of German playwright Bertolt Brecht and composer Kurt Weill’s renowned opera/musical, The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny , to be held in the Dramatic Arts Theatre at the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, 15 Artists’ Common, from Nov. 13 – 21, 2015.
Oct 23 2015 - 7:00pm to Oct 24 2015 - 9:00pm
Mnemonic is a dramatic performance presented by the Department of Dramatic Arts (DART 4F56), held in the Dramatic Arts Theatre, Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, 15 Artists’ Common, on October 23 & 24, 2015 at 7 pm.
Nov 21 2015 - 7:30pm
A celebration of the classical guitar in Niagara, featuring music by local composers: Jeff Bond, Timothy Phelan, Mark Steiger and Floyd Turne; Brock’s eight current guitar students; Brock alumni including: Kirk Harber, Max Holten-Andersen, Kaz Simaitis, Mark Steiger and Paul Wiebe; local International performers Timothy Phelan and Emma Rush; nylon-string fingerstyle performances by Niagara veteran professional guitarists Dan Kozar, Warren Stirtzinger and James Bryan Mccollum (The Philosopher Kings, Prozzak, Nelly Furtado; and another two dozen young and not-so-young students and aficionados of the instrument! Solos, duos, trios, quartets, and the 40+ member “Mighty Niagara Guitar Orchestra” for the grand finale!
Nov 20 2015 - 7:30pm
From the Bossa of Brazil, to the Tango of Argentina, take a musical trip through South America with cellist Gordon Cleland, flutist Patricia Dydnansky, violist Andrée Simard and guitarist Timothy Phelan. Experience the passion and genius of some of the southern continent’s greatest composers, including Villa-Lobos, Piazzola and Jobim.
Nov 21 2015 - 7:30pm
The Viva Voce Choral Series features Brock’s student choral ensembles as well as the Avanti Chamber Singers ( avantichambersingers.com ). The choirs perform multiple concerts throughout the year. They have also engaged in community outreach, collaborated with other choirs, and produced recordings of works by Niagara composers.
Oct 13 2015 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Our Tuesday lunchtime recital series is free and open to the public, featuring our performance faculty, talented students and alumni, as well as special guests. This free community event takes place at Carins Recital Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines, ON, L2R 3M7.
Oct 9 2015 - 7:00pm
Cellist Gordon Cleland will perform in the Visual Arts studio surrounded by students and professional artists, who will be creating works of art. Cleland is principal cellist with the Niagara Symphony Orchestra, and an instructor in the Department of Music. Held in the Visual Arts Drawing Studio (Rm. MW416), Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, 15 Artists' Common in downtown St. Catharines
Oct 24 2015 - 9:00am
The second annual Niagara Leadership Summit for Women is taking place on Saturday, Oct. 24 at Brock University. Hosted by YWCA Niagara Region, the Leadership Summit is a full day conference designed to inspire, build community connections and recognize women’s leadership in Niagara.
Oct 5 2015 - 7:30pm
Join us on Monday, October 5th as the Department of Music launches their superb season, and recognizes donors Art & Val Fleming for their generous gift of a beautiful Steinway piano!
Sep 11 2015 - 12:00pm to Sep 16 2015 - 1:00pm
We have an exciting line-up of events this year celebrating the arts under the theme "Imagining the City." Plan to join us for these free community events that will look at how the arts are a vehicle for cultural vitality - especially at this transitional moment in the revival of downtown St. Catharines!
Sep 11 2015 -
4:30pm to 6:30pm
Percussionist Devon Fornelli will converse in real time with the city soundscape using traditional instruments and found materials.
Sep 8 2015 -
12:45pm to 4:45pm
The site of MWSFPA is rich with cycles of wilderness, settlement, industry, abandonment and reclamation. Confluence Field Trips is a website, walking project and exhibition. www.confluencefieldtrips.ca
Apr 25 2015 - 7:30pm
The Viva Voce Choral Series includes Brock’s student choral ensembles (men’s and women’s choruses) as well as the Avanti Chamber Singers, a mixed ensemble including many Brock staff and Music alumni. Under the direction of conductor Harris Loewen, the ensembles perform multiple concerts throughout the academic year, and engage in community outreach, collaborative work with other Ontario choirs and special recording projects.
Apr 10 2015 - 6:00pm to Apr 19 2015 - 6:00pm
The story of two cooped up assassins who wait for instructions on their next target. Tension between the older and younger criminals reaches boiling point just as they discover a hidden dumb waiter. The device delivers food orders that become increasingly sophisticated. Despite the couple’s inability to fulfill the requests, nonetheless they try, leading to mad and hilariously sinister consequences.
Apr 16 2015 - 7:30pm to Apr 18 2015 - 7:30pm
The DART 4F56 class is one where students work together collectively. Students use the knowledge they have accumulated throughout their four years of the Dramatic Arts program to create, build, and produce a collaborative piece that embraces the physical expressivity of Grotowski and LeCoq, action study from Stanislavsky, the performance clarity of Brechtian theories, and the work in voice, speech and spontaneity that grounds research and critical theory in human relations. A good theatre process takes awkward and uncomfortable to a whole new level!
Mar 31 2015 - 7:30pm
Whether you're a jazz aficionado or a connoisseur of the classics, the Brock University Wind Ensemble is sure to strike a chord. "Jazz, Magic and Classics" will be the ensemble’s final performance in the Sean O'Sullivan Theatre, taking place on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Mar 2 2015 - 5:30pm to Mar 31 2015 - 5:30pm
The fifth Festival of the Arts – Industrial Fabric , held March – April 2015, illustrates the unique talents of students enrolled in the...
Mar 31 2015 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
The University Wind Ensemble enjoys a rich heritage of musical excellence, bringing together both university and high school students as well as members of the Niagara musical community to explore and perform major symphonic wind band works, both original and transcribed. Talented brass, woodwind, and percussion performers engage with their peers and conductor while pursing their passion and enjoyment of music through creative expression.
Mar 27 2015 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Gordon Cleland (cello), Vera Alekseeva (violin) and Erika Reiman (piano) will treat audiences to a night of exciting repertoire by such composers as Dvořák, Kodály and Enescu. Cleland will perform The Kodály Sonata: one of the most magnificent and challenging solo pieces ever written for the cello.
Mar 20 2015 - 7:30pm to Mar 22 2015 - 7:30pm
Jan 19 2016 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Our Tuesday lunchtime recital series is free and open to the public, featuring our performance faculty, talented students and alumni, as well as special guests. Held at the Cairns Recital Hall, First Ontario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines
Mar 20 2015 - 2:00pm to Mar 21 2015 - 9:00pm
Feb 27 2015 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
Blending the elements of jazz, improvisation and classical music, The Yeats Project presents the words of W.B. Yeats set to music in a completely unprecedented style and approach. This distinctive interpretation played by topflight, multi-influenced musicians is a rarity in terms of concept and sound. Part of the Encore! Professional Concert Series.