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Met Opera: CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI (Broadcast in HD)

Apr 25

Met Opera: CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA / PAGLIACCI (Broadcast in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 12:30 PM

New Production Opera’s most enduring tragic double bill returns in an evocative new production from Sir David McVicar, who sets the action across two time periods but in the same Sicilian village.

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Student Recital: Madeline Myers

Apr 25

Student Recital: Madeline Myers 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 3 PM

Madeline Myers, Music Education major, will be performing her Senior Recital. She will be featured on violin and viola. Admission is free; light refreshments will be served.

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Roger McGuinn

Apr 24

Roger McGuinn 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

As the founder of the Byrds, Roger McGuinn is firmly established as an indisputable industry icon. From his signature 12 string Rickenbacker sound, to his instantly recognizable vocals on hits like Turn, Turn, Turn, Eight Miles High and Mr. Tambourine Man, McGuinn didn’t just make music; he made history. He was on the leading edge, combining the rock beat of the Beatles with the folk sensibilities of Bob Dylan, to create the genre known as “folk-rock.” Roger’s solo career began in 1973 and has yielded 10 albums, a Grammy nomination, and extensive touring and performing for enthralled audiences ever since.


Student Recital: Marcie Licker

Apr 24

Student Recital: Marcie Licker 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 7 PM

Marcie Licker, Music major, will be performing her Senior Recital. She will be featured on voice. Admission is free; light refreshments will be served.

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Roger McGuinn Workshop and Guitar Circle

Apr 23

Roger McGuinn Workshop and Guitar Circle 

Wilson Hall - 1 PM

This workshop will include a history of the Byrds' musical revolution as well as highlighting the computer techniques McGuinn uses in recording. Bring your guitar to participate in the Guitar Circle!

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Bolshoi Ballet: Ivan the Terrible (Broadcast in HD)

Apr 23

Bolshoi Ballet: Ivan the Terrible (Broadcast in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Ivan the Terrible is a work in the true Bolshoi style. Yuri Grigorovich’s powerful and fascinating epic dramatizes Ivan the Terrible’s controversial reign, and portrays events in 16th‐century Russia in visually stunning scenes. His choreography, full of vigor, strength and wild jumps, also includes great grace and fragility in the female roles. Sensitive classical and powerful character dance blend to create a lyrical epic, rich in the colors of medieval Russia.


Visiting Writer: Brian Turner

Apr 21

Visiting Writer: Brian Turner 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

Brian Turner is a soldier-poet who is the author of two poetry collections, Phantom Noise and Here, Bullet which won the 2005 Beatrice Hawley Award, the New York Times “Editor's Choice” selection, the 2006 Pen Center USA "Best in the West" award, and the 2007 Poets Prize, among others. He also has a memoir, My Life as a Foreign Country (2014) that retraces his war experience. Turner served seven years in the US Army, to include one year as an infantry team leader in Iraq with the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. Prior to that, he was deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1999-2000 with the 10th Mountain Division. Turner's poetry has been published in Poetry Daily, The Georgia Review, and other journals, and in the Voices in Wartime Anthology published in conjunction with the feature-length documentary film of the same name.

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Justice for All: An Exhibition of Selected Works by Jacob Landau

Apr 20-24

Justice for All: An Exhibition of Selected Works by Jacob Landau 

Monmouth University Library - 9 AM

Monmouth University Library, Seminar Room 102 Opening Reception: April 21 4:30 p.m. The exhibition features a selection of 12 pieces. All works are from Monmouth University’s extensive collection of Jacob Landau’s work, comprising over 300 prints, drawings and paintings. The collection was gifted to Monmouth University in 2008 by the Jacob Landau Institute of Roosevelt, NJ. This exhibit is co-sponsored by the Jewish Culture Studies Program and the Honors School of Monmouth University.

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Peter Yarrow of Peter Paul and Mary

Apr 19

Peter Yarrow of Peter Paul and Mary 

Pollak Theatre - 2 PM

Peter Yarrow’s talents as a creative artist—both with the legendary trio Peter, Paul & Mary and as a solo performer—are frequently directed at using music to convey a message of humanity and caring. His gift for songwriting has produced some of the most moving songs including Puff, the Magic Dragon, Day is Done, Light One Candle and The Great Mandala. We all know the music of Peter, Paul and Mary—folk classics that remain the soundtrack for many generations and in this family-oriented performance, Yarrow performs heartwarming renditions of the iconic songs we all know and love.


Student Recital: Molly Mantell

Apr 18

Student Recital: Molly Mantell 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 3 PM

Molly Mantell, Music Industry major, will be performing her Senior Recital. She will be featured on voice. Admission is free; light refreshments will be served.

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Marc Muller’s Hippie Jazz

Apr 17

Marc Muller’s Hippie Jazz 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 8 PM

Drawing from influences ranging from The Beatles to Miles Davis, MU Music and Theater Arts Adjunct Professor Marc Muller presents an evening of his instrument original “Hippie Jazz” compositions in the intimate setting of the Woods Theater.


ART NOW: Wafaa Bilal

Apr 16

ART NOW: Wafaa Bilal 

Wilson Auditorium - 2:30 PM

Iraqi-born artist Wafaa Bilal, an Associate Arts Professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, is known internationally for his on-line performative and interactive works provoking dialogue about international politics and internal dynamics. For his 2007 installation, Domestic Tension, he spent a month in a Chicago gallery with a paintball gun that people could shoot at him over the internet. The Chicago Tribune called it “one of the sharpest works of political art to be seen in a long time” and named him 2008 Artist of the Year. His work can be found in the permanent collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Photography; MATHAF: Arab Museum of Modern Art; amongst others.

Free Event


Something's Happening Here Spring Showcase

Apr 16

Something's Happening Here Spring Showcase 

Wilson Hall - 7:30 PM

A musical cavalcade featuring the Monmouth University Chamber and Concert Choirs, Chamber Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, student bands and soloists. The concert is conducted by Professor Michael Gillette, Professor Bryan Jenners and Dr. David M. Tripold.


World Cinema Series: Ida

Apr 15

World Cinema Series: Ida 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Pawel Pawlikowski’s "Ida" (PG-13) Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960’s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation.

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