Over the spring semester, the University of Redlands hosted musicians, performers, artists, writers, and speakers who enhanced the University’s intellectual and cultural life.
Gabby Rivera shares her superpowers
Young adult author Gabby Rivera revealed how she integrates her heritage and experiences as a queer Latinx millennial into writing America, her series for Marvel Comics. In addition to Rivera’s appearance on Feb. 15, other visiting writers on campus during the spring semester included Francesca Lia Block, Amina Cain, and Amarnath Ravva.
Post-war Top Girls captures audience
In March, theatre arts students presented Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls, considered one of the finest plays of post-World War II Britain. The story explores the role of women in society and the price they pay for success.
Notes of gold
British a cappella group The King’s Singers performed at U of R April 8 as a part of its
GOLD World Tour, celebrating 50 years of making music.
Art show explores sleep paralysis
U of R Professor of Photography Tommi Cahill shared work inspired by her personal experiences with sleep paralysis in a spring exhibition, Hypnogogia, at the University Gallery.
Mission Possible: Lalo Schifrin receives proclamation
President Ralph Kuncl presented Argentine-born American pianist, composer, arranger,
and conductor Boris Claudio “Lalo” Schifrin with an honorary proclamation during a March 3
Redlands Symphony Orchestra concert at the U of R featuring Schifrin’s work. Over his six decades in music, Schifrin is perhaps best known for the Mission Impossible theme.
Dido leaves Aeneas
Henry Purcell’s beloved opera Dido and Aeneas, performed by School of Music students, came to life on the Memorial Chapel stage in April.
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