Eastern University’s Fine Arts Fest will be held on Friday October 12, 2012 at 8 p.m. in McInnis Auditorium. General Admission will be 5 dollars. Here is a preview of what to expect from Eastern’s, dance, theater, and music departments.
“This year’s Fine Arts Festival Dance selection features an Eastern graduate Dance Major, Kristin Gianoukas as well as Junior Dance Major, Laura Diestler. This duet was co-choreographed by Kristin and Laura and presented on the Eastern stage as well as the American College Dance Festival’s ‘Informal Adjudication Concert’ at Penn State University in the Spring of 2012. The piece is thoughtful and reflective. It utilizes scripture from the Bible as an inspirational text from which to draw choreographic vision.
“Reflection is a piece that came about when two people with many life experiences discovered a common ground. The piece strives to reflect 1 Corinthians 13:12 ,which says ‘For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.'”
“This year, the Fine Arts Fest Theatre contribution will be an alumni trio of actor/singers who were featured in last spring’s production of 13, the Musical: Christopher Packard (’12) as Evan, Eva Hall (’12) as Archie, and Kendra DeMicco (’12) as Patrice in the song, ‘If That’s What it Is.’ This song is the conclusion of a hysterical, tumultuous ride through junior high school. By this point in the show, the students realize that even though the ‘cool’ kids may not accept them and their adolescent wishes may not always come true as they hoped or planned, yet, true friends remain. By putting one step in front of the other and standing by each other, all of them will make it through. The piece will be accompanied on piano by Megan Prescott Ezickson (’09).”
“We have our traditional ‘Hallelujah Chorus’ where we invite past choir Alumni to come up and join our University Choir, who will be performing other pieces as well. It’s always nice to see not only how many alumni join us for the concert, but how many are excited to come up and sing. Musical treats from the music department include pieces by Turning Point, music major Meredith Hazel, and performances from Department Chair Dr. Ron Matthews & Associate Chair David Bryant. Not only will David & Ron be playing a piano duet, they will also be performing an original piece played in an uncommon style. Be prepared for an extremely memorable and rare performance. That is all the details I can divulge on that piece.”