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10 Years of "McKendree presents" 2015-2016


Celtic Nights - SOLD OUT!Celtic Nights - SOLD OUT!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016, @ 7:30 p.m.


Drawn from the history and folklore of Ireland and her Celtic cousins, Celtic Nights takes the audience on a stunning musical journey through song, dance, and storytelling with pride and passion.

Sponsored by Country Financial

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Saint Louis Symphony: Symphony in Your CollegeSaint Louis Symphony:
Symphony in Your College

Friday, February 19, 2016, @ 7:30 p.m.


An exquisite concert featuring Mark Sparks, flute; Allegra Lilly, harp; and Chris Tantillo, viola of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra showcasing Debussy’s trio.

FREE! No tickets required.

 

 

 

Bridge of Spies (2015): Film Art SeriesBridge of Spies (2015): Film Art Series

Sunday, February 21, 2016 @ 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.


During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Rated PG-13; 141 min.

An informal audience discussion follows each screening. Some films contain adult themes or language and may not be appropriate for everyone.

Sponsored by The Leon and Helen Church Family Foundation

FREE for McKendree students, faculty and staff.  $5 for general public.

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Eisenhower Dance Ensemble: The Light Show - SOLD OUT!Eisenhower Dance: The Light Show - SOLD OUT!

Thursday, March 10, 2016, @ 7:30 p.m.


Michigan’s premiere contemporary dance company cleverly pairs four choreographers with four lighting designers. Incorporating unique lighting design in each work, the result is an evening of electrifying imagery and movement that reflects on life and human relationships. A visually striking evening of dance!

Arts MidwestThis presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, the Crane Group and General Mills Foundation
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Sponsored by Dr. Betsy Gordon


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We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (2013): Film Art SeriesWe Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks (2013): Film Art Series

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m.


A fascinating, no-holds-barred documentary about the birth of controversial website WikiLeaks and its outlaw creator, Julian Assange. Rated R; 130 min.

An informal audience discussion follows each screening. Some films contain adult themes or language and may not be appropriate for everyone.

Sponsored by The Leon and Helen Church Family Foundation

FREE!

Film Art Series

 

 

 

Aasif Mandvi: Distinguished Speaker SeriesAasif Mandvi: Distinguished Speaker Series

Thursday, March 31, 2016, @ 7:30 p.m.


“The Daily Show” correspondent brings his hilarious, skewering perspective on politics and foreign affairs to the Hett. Known for his entertaining and insightful “on location” reporting, Aasif Mandvi has appeared in film and on television, and won an OBIE Award for his one-man play, "Sakina’s Restaurant."

FREE!

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The Revenant (2015): Film Art SeriesThe Revenant (2015): Film Art Series

Sunday, April 3, 2016 @ 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.


While exploring the uncharted wilderness in the 1800s, legendary frontiersman Hugh Glass sustains injuries from a brutal bear attack. Rated R; 156 min.

An informal audience discussion follows each screening. Some films contain adult themes or language and may not be appropriate for everyone.

Sponsored by The Leon and Helen Church Family Foundation

FREE for McKendree students, faculty and staff.  $5 for general public.

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Cameron Carpenter featuring the International Touring OrganCameron Carpenter featuring the International Touring Organ

Thursday, April 7, 2016, @ 7:30 p.m.


Virtuoso composer-performer Cameron Carpenter smashes the stereotypes of organists and organ music, all the while generating worldwide acclaim and controversy. His diverse repertoire includes the complete works of Bach, film scores, original works and collaborations with jazz and pop artists.


“Extravagantly talented… ” — The New York Times

Sponsored by Betty H. Ford and the late Col. William Ford

$22 adult, $18 senior, $10 student/child, FREE to McKendree students

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Arts Midwest World Fest: BaladinoArts Midwest World Fest: Baladino

Friday, April 29, 2016, @ 7:30 p.m.


The Hett’s participation in the 10-state World Fest brings another group of exceptional artists to our area for a week long residency. The season’s second World Fest event features Mediterranean folk band Baladino, an Israeli world music ensemble than blends centuries-old melodies and sounds carried to Israel from Spain, Eastern Europe, Turkey, and Arabic countries.

FREE! No Tickets Required - General Admission

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