Eleven years of teaching, conducting and performing at Clarion University culminated in applause with everyone standing for music professor Hank Alviani Saturday night in the Marwick-Boyd Auditorium.
Alviani, who was one of several music professors to receive a retrenchment letter last fall, said the performance was “bittersweet,” but was successful.
“I was asked earlier if I had programmed anything special for this last concert. I just wanted to do a good concert and have it coincide with the theme,” said Alviani.
Three poets, each of a different religion, presented their poetry and poems from others at Carlson Library Art Gallery Thursday April 3.
The event was a response to the Seifert Cultural Series, “In God We Trust?” Earlier in the day prior to the evening event, the poets read several poems and explained how their religious affiliations affected that poem, before taking questions from students.
The Clarion University Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will host a performance of “In God We Trust?: A Choral Perspective” on April 5.
The Saturday night performance will be held in Marwick-Boyd Auditorium and falls under the 2013-14 Mary L. Seifert Cultural Series “In God We Trust?”
The event will consist of choral performances representing Christian, Jewish, Hindu and Chippewa (Ojibway) religions as well as a discussion with panelists, with doors opening at 7:30 p.m. The event will be free of charge and open to the general public.
This particular performance will be the last for director Hank Alviani.