Performing Arts events


November 22
Ode to Joy

(Beethoven's Symphony #9)
8 p.m., Southminster United Church
Lethbridge Symphony and Vox Musica with soloists Janet Youngdahl, soprano; Sandra Stringer, mezzo-soprano; Blaine Hendsbee, tenor; and George Evelyn, bass-baritone. Tickets: 403-329-7328.

November 23-27
Spring Awakening by Frank Wedekind (English Translation by Jonathan Franzen)

8 p.m., University Theatre
Written in 1891 and not performed uncensored for decades, this "children's tragedy" is as much a statement about sexual morality and bourgeois hypocrisy today as it was a century ago. A group of teens experience a sexual awakening, becoming curious about their bodies, each other, masturbation and more. Teachers and parents fight to protect them, with both hilarious and disastrous results. Mature content.

November 26
U of L Wind Orchestra Concert

8 p.m., Southminster United Church

November 30
Magnum Mysterium (Great Mystery)

8 p.m., Southminster United Church | Vox Musica and the U of L Women's Chorus.

December 1
Birth of the Cool

8 p.m., University Theatre | The U of L Jazz Ensemble performs music from the famous album Birth of the Cool and other well-known Miles Davis songs, including All Blue and So What.

December 3
Classical Percussion Concert

8 p.m., University Theatre | The
U of L Percussion Ensemble performs compelling modern and classical repertoire with a touch of Christmas.

December 4 & 5
Magnificat & Messiah

8 p.m., Dec. 4 | 3 p.m., Dec. 5, Southminster United Church | The LSO with the U of L Singers perform Bach's Magnificat and the Christmas part of Handel's Messiah. Tickets: 403-329-7328. LSO Master Series

January 22
Big Band Cabaret

8 p.m., U of L Ballrooms (Students' Union Building) | Enjoy a silent auction, door prizes, and dancing to the music of the Lethbridge Big Band.

January 20-22

8 p.m., David Spinks Theatre; Matinee: 2 p.m., Jan. 22

January 22
Classical Winds

8 p.m., University Recital Hall
Features Thomas Staples, horn; Margaret Mezei, clarinet; and Deanna Oye, piano; with friends. Faculty Artists & Friends Series

January 23
Classical Winds

2 p.m., Medicine Hat Esplanade Studio Theatre | The concert is followed by a
U of L alumni reception. Faculty Artists & Friends Series

January 27

7:30 p.m., Lethbridge Public Library Theatre | A celebration of Franz Schubert's music presented by music faculty and students. Free admission.

January 28
Original Brass

8 p.m., Southminster United Church
U of L Faculty Brass Quintet: Trudi Mason, trumpet; Keith Griffioen, trumpet; Thomas Staples, horn; Gerald Rogers, trombone; Nick Sullivan, bass trombone. Tickets:
403-329-7328. LSO Chamber Series

January 29

6 p.m., CoCo Pazzo Italian Café
The 10th annual memorable evening of gourmet food, fine art and fun, to raise funds for Fine Arts student scholarships. Tickets limited, book early: 403-329-2227.

February 7
Happy 50th Birthday LSO!

8 p.m., Southminster United Church
The Lethbridge Symphony, with the Musaeus String Quartet, performs works by Leonard Bernstein, Tchaikovsky and
U of L Professor Emeritus John-Paul Christopher Jackson. | Tickets: 403-329-7328. LSO Master Series

February 11 & 12
An Evening of Chamber Opera

8 p.m., University Recital Hall
Giancarlo Menotti's comic radio opera The Old Maid and the Thief headlines this Opera Workshop performance, which also includes Samuel Barber's A Hand of Bridge and the delightful 18th century comedy La Cantarina by Franz Joseph Haydn.

February 15-19
The Seagull by Anton Chekhov

8 p.m., David Spinks Theatre
Konstantin loves his mother but is jealous of her fame and depressed about his lack of success as a playwright. He despises the celebrated young writer who lives with her and seems to have captured the attention of the girl he adores. Passions abound and idealism is challenged by triviality in this absorbing drama from the master of comic realism.


November 20
Button Making with Trap/door

What's the most creative thing you can fit onto a 1" round button? Here's a great way to test your eye for things on a smaller scale. Buttons are $1 each, or 5 for $3. All the proceeds go to Trap/door Artist Run Centre.

January 15
Prairie Ink Drawings

In celebration of A Little History on the Prairies, you can make your own prairie ink – just like they did waaaaaay back when. Use your ink to draw a prairie landscape that may or may not contain a little house!

February 5

An annual favourite, all materials are provided and it's easy to do, not to mention lots of fun.


U of L Main Gallery

November 5 to January 7
Promising Objects

January 14 to February 25
A Little History on the Prairies


October 29 to January 14
Lethbridge National Park
(art + people = x series)

January 21 to April 8
Projects by Museum Studies Interns

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