Discovery Series

 

Lanter Lecture Series presents Mike Marchal

Lanter Lecture Series presents Mike Marchal

Wednesday, October 5

“Fostering Intrapreneurship”


Business over Breakfast
8:30 a.m.

Public are welcome to join us for coffee and donuts with Mike in the Hett lobby.


Fostering Intrapreneurship with Mike Marchal
7:00 p.m.

Mike Marchal, President, Holland Construction, leads an interactive session where attendees will navigate through a series of critical thinking prompts. Along the way, Mike will provide guidance using his experience as a successful intrapreneur.


This event is sponsored by the University’s annual Wayne E. Lanter Lecture Series, which invites influential business leaders and entrepreneurs to share their insight and strategies for success.


Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend.

 

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A Masterworks Weekend with Christine Brewer

A Masterworks Weekend with Christine Brewer

Friday, February 24 - Sunday, February 26


Join internationally-acclaimed, Grammy award-winning soprano and McKendree alumnus Christine Brewer for a weekend of music! Start the weekend right with coffee, music, and conversation with Christine, with Jazz Age favorites by members of the Masterworks Chorale and Jazz Ensemble. Then, enjoy open-to-the-public performances from opera and oratorio by talented young regional singers with critiques and reflections from Christine. Finally, cap the weekend with music from the age of swing and more, performed by the Masterworks Chorale and Jazz Ensemble with guest artist Christine Brewer and broadcaster Steve Jankowski as emcee.


Morning Coffee with Christine and Masterworks Chorale
Friday, February 24, 10 a.m. -  Admission: Friends:$10 / Public:$12.50

Music and conversation with Ms. Brewer, with Jazz Age favorites by members of the Masterworks Chorale and Jazz Ensemble.


A Master Class with Christine Brewer
Saturday, February 25, 2 p.m. - Admission: FREE

Performances from opera and oratorio by talented young regional singers, with critiques and reflections by internationally-acclaimed soprano Christine Brewer.


Old Time Radio Show with Masterworks Chorale and Christine Brewer
Sunday, February 26, 3 p.m. - Admission: Friends:$15 / Public:$18.75

Music from the Age of Swing and more, performed by the Masterworks Chorale and Jazz Ensemble, with guest artist, Christine Brewer, and emcee, broadcaster Steve Jankowski.

 

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Ethereal Visions: A Sight and Sound Creative Journey with the Belleville Philharmonic

Ethereal Visions: A Sight and Sound Creative Journey with the Belleville Philharmonic

Saturday, April 22 @ 11:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.


Join artist Gary Karasek and the Belleville Philharmonic in this unique multi-sensory immersive experience. With Edward Elgar’s evocative Enigma Variations as a rich musical canvas performed live by the Philharmonic, the audience will travel through an up-close and enveloping exhibit of large scale art installations and projections on the Hett stage and then observe the artist create a monumental painting in real-time inspired by the music of the moment. The Belleville Philharmonic is a full symphony orchestra founded in 1866, the second-oldest continuously performing orchestra in the nation. Gary Karasek is a licensed architect with a passion for art. He has experience with a wide variety of art media including drawing, watercolor, oil and acrylic painting, sculpture, experiential art theatrics and on a large scale, architecture as habitable sculpture.

Admission: Friends: $15 / Public: $18.75

 

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VeniceVenice

Saturday, April 29 @ 7:30 p.m.


“Venice is the best vocal group in America right now. I love all kinds of harmony.  But I particularly love theirs, because it’s so natural.  It’s not like anybody else’s. This is my favorite band in the world.”
-- David Crosby

Americana-pop quartet Venice is a band of brothers from Venice, California. The band consists of two sets of brothers, Mark and Michael Lennon, and their cousins, Kipp and Pat Lennon, who have been performing together since the 1980s. They have recorded and toured around the world, performing for a loyal fan base with a catalog of rich songs from over 20 albums. Individually or as a group, they have performed and recorded with some of the biggest names in the music industry, including Elton John, Phil Collins, Michael Jackson, and several more. Venice’s trademarks are their harmonies, personal lyrics, and high energy, and their performances garner them ovations and encores.

Admission: Friends: $25 / Public: $31.25

 

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