Friday, April 12, 2019
7:30 p.m.
Orchestra and Choir performingThe School of Music presents a concert in Sursa Performance Hall as a preview to its April 14 debut performance at the Hilbert Circle Theatre in Indianapolis. Join us for this special concert featuring the Ball State Symphony Orchestra and combined Ball State Choirs as they perform Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. Tickets available through the Emens Auditorium Box Office.
7:30 p.m.
The GiantmakerSet on the cusp of the United States discovering its cultural, scientific and religious identity after the Civil War, and inspired by the true story of the Cardiff Giant, THE GIANTMAKER follows George Hull and his efforts to pull a fast one on a preacher. With the attention, George manages to settle grievances at the expense of the public, fleece honest businessmen, and involve many of the notable minds of his time.
7:30 p.m.
Bella Gaia (Beautiful Earth) is an unprecedented audio-visual experience that combines NASA satellite imagery of Earth, time-lapse nature photography, and live world music and dance on stage. Inspired by astronauts who spoke of the life-changing power of seeing the Earth from space, director-composer Kenji Williams' award-winning Bella Gaia successfully simulates the Overview Effect from space flight, by using NASA supercomputer data-visualizations with an "iridescent landscape of gossamer melodies and labyrinthine rhythms" (Nooga.com) to explore the relationship between humans and nature through time and space.
7:30 p.m.
The New Play InitiativeIn its fourth year, The New Play Initiative features a new student-written play chosen from submissions, and then developed throughout the spring semester in collaboration with the playwrights, director, dramaturg, and actors. Join us for a story from the next generation of artists