15. March 2017 - 12:00
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2017 Reinhardt Contemporary Arts Festival | Falany Performing Arts Center | Wednesday, 15. March 2017

Festival Schedule

Wednesday, March 15

1:00, Bannister Glasshouse
Composers’ Roundtable
-Featuring Marc Mellits, Douwe Eisenga, and Bill Susman.
-A roundtable discussion of styles and compositional approaches followed by a Q&A session with the audience.


3:00, Bannister Glasshouse
Official Launch – James Dickey Review
Poetry Readings
-Featuring Mark Roberts, William Wright, Ann Hite, and Lisa Russell.
-Editor Mark Roberts will introduce Reinhardt's launch of The James Dickey Review, and there will be readings by original works by Wright, Hite, and Russell. The three authors will also be selling and autographing books.


7:30, Bannister Glasshouse
Absurdist Theater
-Featuring David Nisbet and Nick Cothran.
-This will include readings from Waiting for Godot, the absurdist play by Samuel Beckett, and a discussion of all things pertaining to absurdist theater.


Thursday, March 16

12:00, Falany Performing Arts Center, Ken White Atrium
Avant-Garde/Avant-Pop
-A concert featuring various works, mostly from the avant-garde or avant-pop genres, followed by a large-group performance of Terry Riley’s seminal composition, In C.



3:30, Falany Performing Arts Center, Flint Hall
Animated Painting
-Featuring Jason Mitcham.
-Jason Mitcham will discuss his technique of “animated painting” and its use in film making. His presentation will be followed by a Q&A session with the audience.


7:30, Falany Performing Arts Center, Flint Hall
-Viewing of A Scanner Darkly
-Featuring Dr. Mark Roberts
-Dr. Roberts will provide an introduction to the film and guide a group discussion after the viewing.


Friday, March 17

12:00, Falany Performing Arts Center, Flint Hall
Composers of Reinhardt
-This concert will exclusively feature the compositions of Reinhardt students and faculty.


3:00, Falany Performing Arts Center, Flint Hall
Composition Masterclass
-Featuring Marc Mellits
-Marc Mellits will work with several Reinhardt composition students as well as provide further insight into his compositional/creative process.


7:30, Falany Performing Arts Center, Flint Hall
Guest Composers Concert
Festival Conclusion
-This concert will exclusively feature the compositions of Marc Mellits, Douwe Eisenga, and Bill Susman



Founded in 2015, the Reinhardt Contemporary Arts Festival was created to explore the intersection between the musical, theatrical, visual and written arts in a contemporary setting, while showcasing the talents of Reinhardt's arts faculty and students. The festival will take place over three days, March 15-17, and will involve two music concerts, a theatrical production, an art exhibit, several film screenings, public readings, and several workshops.

The festival begins at noon on Wednesday, March 15 with a Masterclass on campus and concludes on Friday, March 17 with a concert in the Falany Performing Arts Center's Concert Hall. The festival will host several guest artists including Marc Mellits, William Susman, Douwe Eisenga, and Jason Mitcham. Further details will be available soon. ADMISSION IS FREE.
This event and artist Douwe Eisenga are partially sponsored by the Performing Arts Fund NL.
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