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5 things to do this weekend

November 16, 2016

Jeanette Colby, the University’s calendar editor, offers a selection of events and activities to do this weekend. Find daily information on upcoming events on the University Events Calendar at


#1:See Eastman School’s Musica Nova Perform

Eastman’s Musica Nova Ensemble will present a concert on Friday, November 18. The student ensemble, under the direction of Brad Lubman, perform music by contemporary composers. Past members have gone on to professional ensembles such as Alarm Will Sound and JACK Quartet. The concert at Kilbourn Hall will feature the music of Oliver Knussen, Georges Aperghis, Philippe Hurel, and Michael Gordon.  The performance is free and begins at 8 p.m.

Rochester players huddle before an NCAA Division III women’s basketball tournament game against Bowdoin College, Friday, March 11, 2016, in Amherst, Mass. (Jessica Hill/AP Photo)

Rochester players huddle before an NCAA Division III. (Jessica Hill/AP Photo)

#2:Cheer On Basketball Elite

Rochester will host the annual Chuck Resler Basketball Tournament at the Palestra at the Goergen Athletic Center on Friday, November 18, and Saturday, November 19. The tournament will feature all four women’s teams who made the NCAA tournament last year, including Rochester and Scranton, who both last year reached the Elite 8. Games start on Friday with Suffolk University and Washington & Lee at 1 p.m. Scranton plays Mount Union at 3 p.m. The Rochester men’s team hits the court with Alfred University at 6 p.m. and the women play New Paltz at 8 p.m. Consolation games will be played at 1 and 3 p.m. and the championship game at 6 and 8 p.m. Saturday.


Pawel Konik  on the left and Michal Biel, right

#3:Absorb Polish Culture in the East Avenue Historic District

The Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies will sponsor an “An Evening of Polish Art Songs,” on Sunday, November 20. The free performance will feature Polish musicians Michal Biel, an award-winning pianist and vocal coach, and bass baritone Pawel Konik, a member of the Yale Opera Program. The repertoire will feature music composed by Fryderyk Chopin, Stanislaw Moniuszko, Miczyslaw Karlowicz, Henryk Czyz, and Jerzy Petersburski. The program will take place at 4 p.m., at the Third Presbyterian Church at the corner of Meigs Street and East Avenue.

Berteun Damman (I self) - Made with a Minolta DImage G600 (Public Domain/Wikicommons)

Berteun Damman (I self) – Made with a Minolta DImage G600 (Public Domain)

#4: Learn about the Intersection of Mathematics and Art

Mathematician and Rochester alumna Doris Schattschneider ’61 will discuss the art and geometry of works by Dutch artist M.C. Escher on Sunday, November 20. Schattschneider, who holds a Ph.D.,  in mathematics from Yale University, is the author of M.C. Escher: Visions of Symmetry and coauthored a book and collection of geometry models, M.C. Escher Kaleidocycles. The talk, sponsored by the Department of Mathematics, begins at 1 p.m., at the Memorial Art Gallery’s auditorium. The exhibition M.C. Escher: Reality and Illusion, which holds the second-largest private collection of Escher’s work, will be on view through January 29 in the Grand Gallery.

(J. Adam Fenster/University photo)

University photo/J. Adam Fenster

#5: Listen to Author Talk on Handling Holiday Grief

Barnes & Noble at College Town will host a book store event with Kathleen Fraser, author of Mourning and Milestones: Honoring Anniversaries, Birthdays and Special Occasions After a Loved One Dies, on Saturday, November 19. Fraser will lead at 2 p.m. an interactive workshop on coping with loss when the holidays approach. She will sign copies of her book immediately following the workshop. The event is free and open to the public.  Find a directory of College Town retail, services, and restaurants online.

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