Puget Sound English Department

April 22, 2009

Free Tickets For Cunningham/Sinfonietta Concert

Filed under: Events on Campus,Literature,Music — O. @ 6:07 pm

Novelist Michael Cunningham begins his visit to Puget Sound today. Cunningham is the author of The Hours, on which the film of the same title is based.  Later in the week, he will perform with the Northwest Sinfonietta, and one concert is scheduled for Saturday at 7:30 in Schneebeck Hall.  Free tickets are being made available to English majors and others.  Here are the details, courtesy of Professor Keith Ward, Dean of the School of Music:

This Saturday evening, the 25th, starting at 7:30 in Schneebeck Concert Hall, the Pulitzer prize-winning author Michael Cunningham (author of The Hours and other works of fiction and non-fiction: http://www.michaelcunninghamwriter.com/) will be featured in a performance by the Northwest Sinfonietta, one of Tacoma’s professional music ensembles conducted by Puget Sound faculty member Christophe Chagnard.  The concert will feature music from Philip Glass’s film score for The Hours as well as works that have inspired Mr. Cunningham, who will be reading excerpts from his writings.

In press accounts of his public addresses, Michael Cunningham is described as a compelling speaker, especially in his nuanced readings of his works.  The performance Saturday evening should be especially memorable.

As a special offer to students in the two sponsoring academic departments (Music and English) and to Honors students, you may receive a free ticket to this event. (General student tickets cost $5 and start at $15 for the general public, faculty & staff.)

Here is what you need to do to receive your free ticket:

  1. Contact Megahn Burkard in the School of Music office (mburkard@ups.edu, 879.3700).
  2. Give Megahn your name and your program (Music, English, and/or Honors).
  3. Pick up your ticket at Will Call in the Schneebeck lobby on Saturday evening.

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