April 16, 2012
Musicians, actors, and vocalists from Principia College (Elsah, Ill.) graced the Longyear Portrait Gallery stage on March 10 for the debut performance of the College’s “Arts on Tour 2012” program. The students showcased their talents with an audience of nearly 200 people from throughout New England (some came from Vermont and New Hampshire), including Principia alumni and Longyear Museum members.
An artwork exhibit by Principia College students was also on display in the Museum’s Wingaway Foyer. The tour group’s spring break travels included stops in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington, DC.
Chief Executive and College President Dr. Jonathan Palmer opened the program with remarks about recent Principia activities. Dr. Marie Jureit-Beamish, the College’s Charles Stewart Harding Mott Distinguished Professor of Music, then directed this talented group of performers in a program that featured classical and modern instrumental and vocal selections, as well as a theatrical performance.
The performers included Principia alumna and current employee Corey Thornton (piano) and current students Ashley Alarcon (flute), Marla Hansen, (piano/violin), Hunter Hoffman (theater/baritone), Jeff Messman (piano), Michelle Miller (flute), Emily Odell (flute), Mallory O’Neill (piano), Anneke Reed (soprano), and Kyle Whitney (theater/tenor).
Following the program, guests and performers got acquainted during a dessert reception in the Museum lobby. This “Arts on Tour 2012” program was sponsored by the Greater Boston Principia Club and Principia’s Alumni and Field Relations Office.
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