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Arts at OU

The Oakland University Alumni Association proudly presents the Arts at OU series, which is designed to engage alumni and community members through the arts at Oakland University.  The 2014-2015 series schedule highlights collaborations with the OU Art Gallery; Music, Theatre and Dance; Cinema Studies; and Meadow Brook Hall.

Music, Theatre and Dance present the Black and Gold
Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Help us establish an exciting tradition for Oakland's new Fall Homecoming and Reunion Weekend. Come join us for our Black and Gold performing arts extravaganza! Meet us at the base of the new Elliott Tower at 7:30 p.m. and travel with us across campus to Varner Recital Hall. Free admission.

Dinner and a Movie at Meadow Brook Hall
Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 6 p.m.
Enjoy a spine-chilling night at Meadow Brook Hall with a casual three-course dinner while watching Alfred Hitchcock’s classic film, Psycho, on the big screen in the Ballroom. OU Cinema Studies Professor Hunter Vaughan will offer brief remarks on the birth of the modern American thriller film and the life and career of Hitchcock. Tickets are $25 per person. Click here to register.

A Night at Oakland University Art Gallery
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Bringing together the intriguing work of six photo-based artists of international repute, Shadows of the Invisible casts light upon a spectrum of energy fields, emanations, perceptual imaginings, and subconscious imaging rendered tangible by photographic technologies. A wine and hors d’oeuvre reception will feature a talk from Professor Claude Baillargeon, director of Art History and curator of the exhibit. Tickets are $15 per person. Click here to register.

Monday, December 15, 2014 from 5-9 p.m.
Exclusive Holiday Walk at Meadow Brook Hall
Bring your family and celebrate the 43rd annual Holiday Walk at the Great Estate all aglow with historic and holiday treasures. Enjoy a self-guided tour, visits with Santa and end the evening with cookies and punch. Tickets are $12 per person and may be purchased at the door.  Click here to register.

Student production of Pirates of Penzance in Varner Recital Hall
Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 6 p.m.
Gilbert and Sullivan's delightful 1880 masterpiece of theatre and wit comes to Varner Recital Hall! Filled with charming tunes and comic banter, The Pirates of Penzance is a delight for all audiences. Follow the comical trials of Frederick as he attempts to escape his apprenticeship to the Pirate King in order to wed his new found love, Mabel. Join us for a pre-show dinner in the Oakland Center Banquet Rooms at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 for dinner and the show. Registration coming soon.

Oakland Symphony Orchestra performance at Detroit Symphony Hall
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 6 p.m.
The full majesty of Orchestra Hall will provide a fitting backdrop to the Oakland Symphony Orchestra’s final concert of the season. This concert will feature the music of Morten Lauridsen in performances by the Oakland Symphony, Oakland University Symphony Chorus and Oakland University Wind Symphony. The featured works will be Lux Aeterna for orchestra and chorus; O Magnum Mysterium (arranged for wind ensemble); Sure on This Shining Night for chorus and piano, and more. Morten Lauridsen will attend with Gregory Cunningham and Michael Mitchell, conductors.  Tickets are $30 and include a pre-show reception at 6 p.m. Registration coming soon.

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