FebruarySaturday1

4:00pm
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2020-02-01 16:00:00 2020-02-01 16:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Women's Basketball vs. Claremont-M-S Go Poets! Graham Athletic Center
7:30pm
Terry Riley with Gyan Riley: Live at 85!

Ruth B. Shannon Center For The Performing Arts

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2020-02-01 19:30:00 2020-02-01 19:30:00 America/Los_Angeles Terry Riley with Gyan Riley: Live at 85! A Special Evening at the Shannon Center with Terry Riley (piano/synthesizer/melodica, voice) featuring Gyan Riley (electric guitar). In 1964, California composer, Terry Riley, launched what came to be known as the Minimalist movement, with his revolutionary classic “In C”. This ground-breaking work provided a fresh concept in musical form based on interlocking repetitive patterns “In C” has changed the course of 20th Century music. The composition’s influence is heard in the work of prominent modern composers, including Steve Reich, Philip Glass and John Adams, and in the Rock music of The Who, The Soft Machine, Tangerine Dream, and Curved Air. Terry Riley’s hypnotic, multilevel, poly-metric, brightly orchestrated, eastern-flavored improvisations and compositions, have set the stage for today’s prevailing interest in a new tonality! Terry Riley speaks to his profound appreciation of performing with his son, guitarist Gyan Riley, saying, “Nothing I have done in this life has given me more satisfaction than improvising on these songs with Gyan. Nothing I have done can match the intuitive synchronicity we have shared, many times, on the stage. Gyan supplies a brilliant counterpoint to the strands and moods of these pieces, always surprising me with a virtuosity which serves and energizes his musical invention. I could not have dreamed up a better marriage of mind and spirit than this collaboration.” In addition to his solo piano concerts,  Mr. Riley performs  extensively with his son, classical guitarist Gyan Riley and also appears in duo with saxophone virtuoso, George Brooks.  Over his career, he has worked with Zakir Hussein, Chet Baker, Krishna Bhatt, John Zorn, Leonard Slatkin and the Kronos Quartet. Gyan Riley won his first guitar in a raffle when he was 12 years old. Shortly after learning all of the songs in his cassette collection by ear, he became the first full-scholarship graduate guitar student at the San Francisco Conservatory.  Gyan’s diverse work now focuses on his own compositions, improvisation, and contemporary classical repertoire. Gyan has been commissioned by the Kronos Quartet, New Music USA, the Carnegie Hall Corporation, the American Composers Forum, and the New York Guitar Festival. He has performed with Zakir Hussain, Lou Reed, John Zorn, the Kronos Quartet, Lee Ranaldo (of Sonic Youth), Iva Bittova, Julian Lage, the Bang-On-A-Can All-Stars, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, Secret Chiefs 3, the San Francisco Symphony, the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra, and his father, the composer/pianist/vocalist Terry Riley.  Various tours have taken him throughout Europe, Canada, Latin America, Asia, and the US, both as a soloist and in various ensembles. Gyan resides in New York City and frequently performs with the duo Probosci, the trio Eviyan, the electric guitar quartet Dither, guitarist Julian Lage, and his father Terry Riley. Terry and Gyan recently scored a new film by writer/director François Girard (The Red Violin) entitled Hochelaga, Terre des Âmes, premiering at the 2017 Toronto Film Festival.  Gyan has four solo CD titles and many ensemble/collaborative recordings, most recently working with the Tzadik Records label in New York.   For tickets, contact the Ruth B. Shannon Center For The Performing Arts. Ruth B. Shannon Center For The Performing Arts

FebruaryWednesday5

9:00am
End instructor drop

Office of the Registrar

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2020-02-05 09:00:00 2020-02-05 09:00:00 America/Los_Angeles End instructor drop Office of the Registrar
6:00pm
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2020-02-05 18:00:00 2020-02-05 18:00:00 America/Los_Angeles On-Campus Fellowships Information Session On-campus fellowships will be highlighted. Come and speak to fellowship advisors and current fellows. A dessert reception will follow the event. Villalobos Hall
7:00pm
Women's Basketball vs. La Verne

Graham Athletic Center

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2020-02-05 19:00:00 2020-02-05 19:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Women's Basketball vs. La Verne Go Poets! Graham Athletic Center

FebruaryThursday6

9:00am
Last day to add

Office of the Registrar

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2020-02-06 09:00:00 2020-02-06 09:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Last day to add Office of the Registrar

FebruaryFriday7

2:30pm
Baseball vs. Puget Sound

Hugh B. Mendez Stadium/Adam Elberg '91 Field

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2020-02-07 14:30:00 2020-02-07 14:30:00 America/Los_Angeles Baseball vs. Puget Sound Go Poets! Hugh B. Mendez Stadium/Adam Elberg '91 Field

FebruarySaturday8

7:30pm
Scott Ainslie & Reggie Harris

Ruth B. Shannon Center For The Performing Arts

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2020-02-08 19:30:00 2020-02-08 19:30:00 America/Los_Angeles Scott Ainslie & Reggie Harris Long Time Comin’: Scott Ainslie & Reggie Harris Standing in concert, armed with a variety of acoustic instruments, stories, and songs, Scott Ainslie and Reggie Harris–passionate performers and friends–personalize America’s history and the shared struggle for equal social and civil rights. In their interactive concert program, Long Time Comin’, we are welcomed and wrapped up in that journey. Tracing the role of music out of Africa, into the Black south and beyond–from work songs and slave songs to freedom songs–Harris and Ainslie attend to the many small and great sacrifices made by normal people in their effort to achieve what Lincoln called ‘a more perfect Union.’ As brothers and friends, these two gifted performers meet on the stage with illustrative stories and songs. Their performance pinpoints the lamentations and daily renewal required across the years in America’s struggle for a better future. The very sound of their voices and the content of the history they present, reaches across the boundaries of race and culture, and inspires us to join them in working toward America’s highest ideals. With the quadricentennial of the first purchase of African slaves in Jamestown VA in 1619 upon us, this work is more important than ever. In their songs and stories, Ainslie and Harris bring the legacy of the slave trade–and the struggle against it–into bold relief. They take us on a tour of the Twentieth Century–a century bathed in the blues, the struggle for civil rights, rhythm and blues, and soul music–and bring us forward into the Twenty-first. Reggie Harris and Scott Ainslie’s concert program Long Time Comin’ takes its name from a line in Sam Cooke’s remarkable anthem, A Change Is Gonna Come. These two performers clearly believe that. When you hear them sing together; you will believe it, too. For tickets, contact the Ruth B. Shannon Center For The Performing Arts. Ruth B. Shannon Center For The Performing Arts

FebruaryMonday10

9:00am
JanTerm grades due

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2020-02-10 09:00:00 2020-02-10 09:00:00 America/Los_Angeles JanTerm grades due Office of the Registrar

FebruaryWednesday19

9:00am
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2020-02-19 09:00:00 2020-02-19 09:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Last day to drop without receiving a “W” Office of the Registrar

FebruaryFriday21

9:00am
Fall incomplete grades due

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2020-02-21 09:00:00 2020-02-21 09:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Fall incomplete grades due Office of the Registrar

FebruaryThursday27

9:00am
End credit/no credit option

Office of the Registrar

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2020-02-27 09:00:00 2020-02-27 09:00:00 America/Los_Angeles End credit/no credit option Office of the Registrar

MarchThursday5

7:30pm
Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare

Ruth B. Shannon Center For The Performing Arts

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2020-03-05 19:30:00 2020-03-05 19:30:00 America/Los_Angeles Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare Presented by the Whittier College Department of Theatre & Communication Arts Adapted and Directed by Gil Gonzalez Scenic & Lighting Designs by Brian Alan Reed Costume Design by Monica French The Two Gentlemen of Verona is a comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1589 and 1593. It is considered by some to be Shakespeare’s first play,[a] and is often seen as showing his first tentative steps in laying out some of the themes and motifs with which he would later deal in more detail; for example, it is the first of his plays in which a heroine dresses as a boy. The play deals with the themes of friendship and infidelity, the conflict between friendship and love, and the foolish behaviour of people in love. The highlight of the play is considered by some to be Launce, the clownish servant of Proteus, and his dog Crab, to whom “the most scene-stealing non-speaking role in the canon” has been attributed. For tickets, contact the Ruth B. Shannon Center For The Performing Arts. Ruth B. Shannon Center For The Performing Arts

MarchFriday6

7:30pm
Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare

Ruth B. Shannon Center For The Performing Arts

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2020-03-06 19:30:00 2020-03-06 19:30:00 America/Los_Angeles Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare Presented by the Whittier College Department of Theatre & Communication Arts Adapted and Directed by Gil Gonzalez Scenic & Lighting Designs by Brian Alan Reed Costume Design by Monica French The Two Gentlemen of Verona is a comedy by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1589 and 1593. It is considered by some to be Shakespeare’s first play,[a] and is often seen as showing his first tentative steps in laying out some of the themes and motifs with which he would later deal in more detail; for example, it is the first of his plays in which a heroine dresses as a boy. The play deals with the themes of friendship and infidelity, the conflict between friendship and love, and the foolish behaviour of people in love. The highlight of the play is considered by some to be Launce, the clownish servant of Proteus, and his dog Crab, to whom “the most scene-stealing non-speaking role in the canon” has been attributed. For tickets, contact the Ruth B. Shannon Center For The Performing Arts. Ruth B. Shannon Center For The Performing Arts