upcoming events

December 2017

The Gulf States: Vive La Revolution Or Vive La Counter-Revolution?

When: Tue Dec 5 2017 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Where: Sainer Pavilion

Description: Featuring Dr. Peter Bartu of the University of California, Berkeley, who will discuss the Gulf States – in particular Saudi Arabia, Oman, UAE, and Qatar – and their roles in an ongoing struggle for the heart and soul of a region. Dr. Bartu was on the UN’s stand-by mediation team and worked in Benghazi and Tripoli during the Libyan revolution among other assignments in Djibouti, Iraq and Malawi. Sponsored by the Sarasota World Affairs Council. Free to the general public, but reservations are suggested. RSVP to info@sarasotawac.org or 941-487-4603.

January 2018

Klingenstein Lecture: “Rethinking The Jewish Catacombs”

When: Tue Jan 16 2018 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Where: Sainer Auditorium

Description: Nicola Denzey Lewis is on the faculty of Religious Studies at Claremont Graduate College, and author of "The Bone Gatherers." Her research centers on the city of Rome during the Roman Empire and late antiquity. The lecture is sponsored by New College of Florida, The Klingenstein Chair of Judaic Studies and The Jay Rudolph Endowment. The public is welcome.

Artists' Conversation: Lerner/Filiano/Grassi

When: Thu Jan 18 2018 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Where: Club Sudakoff

Description: Talk with Pianist Marilyn Lerner, bassist Ken Filiano and drummer Lou Grassi in advance of their Jan. 20 New Music New College concert. The event is free.

New Music Concert: Lerner/Filiano/Grassi

When: Sat Jan 20 2018 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Where: Club Sudakoff

Description: Pianist Marilyn Lerner has been to New Music New College twice before, and she returns to thrill us with her mastery of extended techniques and her gift for improvisation, this time with bassist Ken Filiano and drummer Lou Grassi. Come to Club Sudakoff and experience music of the moment performed by the best! Pre-concert talk: 7:30 p.m. $15, free with subscription.

February 2018

New Topics: Scientific, Legal, and Regulatory Challenges in Investigating and Addressing Health Threats From “Unregulated” Drinking Water Contaminants: The Case of Perfluorochemicals

When: Thu Feb 15 2018 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Where: Mildred Sainer Auditorium, 5313 Bay Shore Road

Description: New College graduate ’83 and attorney Rob Bilott will provide insights into the various scientific, legal, and regulatory challenges facing communities exposed to “emerging” or currently “unregulated” contaminants in their drinking water. Bilott will draw upon his more than 17 years of experience handling issues involving perfluorochemical contamination of drinking water supplies across the country to highlight and explain the ways in which these various challenges impact our ability to fully understand the nature of the chemicals we are exposed to in our water and our ability to address any health risks associated with those exposures.

March 2018

Artist Conversation: It's Alive! A Monstrous Circus On Frankenstein

When: Thu Mar 1 2018 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Where: ACE Lounge

Description: Talk to the artists in advance of their New Music New College live, multimedia presentation, sprawling over the outdoor Koski Plaza and all levels of New College’s ACE building. New College students, faculty and staff, abetted by ensemblenewSRQ, will sing, declaim, emote, dance, perform and wreak general havoc.

New Topics: Art, Math and Orange Peels: The Legacy of Dr. William Thurston on Math & Fashion

When: Thu Mar 1 2018 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Where: Mildred Sainer Auditorium, 5313 Bay Shore Road

Description: Dr. William Thurston 67′ was a world-renowned expert in the mathematical field of topology and a New College of Florida graduate. Join New College President Donal O’Shea and Anne-Marie Russell, executive director of the Sarasota Museum of Art, as they tease out the beauty and complexity of math and fashion using Dr. Thurston’s collaboration with the House of Miyake as a point of departure. Celebrate the interdisciplinary thinking that lay at the heart of New College and find out how peeling an orange can lead to revelations about the shape of the universe.

New Music Concert: It's Alive! A Monstrous Circus On Frankenstein

When: Sun Mar 4 2018 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Where: Koski Plaza/ACE Building

Description: 2018 is the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein, and we celebrate by using Mary Shelley’s enormously influential work as the basis of John Cage’s Circus On, a template for turning text into a performance. “It’s Alive! a Monstrous Circus On Frankenstein” will be our live, multimedia presentation, sprawling over the outdoor Koski Plaza and all levels of New College’s ACE building. New College students, faculty, and staff, abetted by ensemblenewSRQ, will sing, declaim, emote, dance, perform and wreak general havoc. Come see the monster if you dare! Pre-concert talk: 7:30 p.m. $15, free with subscription.

New Topics: O Mother, What Art Thou? O Mother, Where Art Thou? Frankenstein at 200

When: Tue Mar 13 2018 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Where: Mildred Sainer Auditorium, 5313 Bay Shore Road

Description: In 1818, 17-year old pregnant Mary Shelley, daughter of the famous Mary Wollstonecraft, who died within days of Mary’s birth, fashioned a motherless monster in her novel, “Frankenstein.” This maternal absence let Shelley sidestep one of the era’s conventions – the monstrous mother – only to settle into the era’s alternative: the idealized, dead mother. Marilyn Francus, Professor of English, West Virginia University and author of Monstrous Motherhood, will discuss how Frankenstein and the conventions of motherhood that shaped Shelley’s novel endure, and continue to shape our notions of motherhood today.

April 2018

Artist Conversation: Dither Quartet

When: Thu Apr 19 2018 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Where: Mildred Sainer Pavilion

Description: Talk to the Dither Quartet, an electric guitar quartet, in advance of their April 21 New Misic New College concert. This event is free.

New Music Concert: Dither Quartet

When: Sat Apr 21 2018 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Where: Mildred Sainer Pavilion

Description: Q: When is a string quartet not like a string quartet? A: When it’s a quartet of electric guitarists! New Music New College welcomes Dither, a New York-based electric guitar quartet dedicated to an eclectic mix of experimental repertoire which spans composed music, improvisation, and electronic manipulation. From quiet and intense to raucous and driving, Dither’s performance is sure to expand your musical horizons. Pre-concert talk: 7:30 p.m. $15, free with subscription. https://www.ncf.edu/new-music-new-college/

May 2018

Spring Classes End

When: Wed May 9 2018 9:00am to 10:00am

Commencement

When: Fri May 18 2018 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Where: Bayfront

Description: New College of Florida will celebrate its 52nd Commencement, sending off the 2018 graduating class with a sunset ceremony on the College’s Bayfront. Read more at www.ncf.edu/commencement