Arts at OU Events

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 2015-2016 series schedule highlights collaborations with Music, Theatre and Dance; Cinema Studies; and Meadow Brook Hall.

Wednesday, October 14 at 5:30 p.m.
A Broadway box-office smash, a Pulitzer Prize winner adapted into an Academy Award winning movie, Oklahoma! is an American classic that broke new ground and set the standard for musical theatre. A rivalry between farmers and cowboys provides the background as Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a spirited farm girl, play out their love story. With these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love's journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. Oklahoma! with glorious, much-loved songs and its famously innovative use of dance, should not be missed. Join us for a dinner in the Oakland Center banquet rooms prior to the performance. Tickets are $25 for dinner and the performance. Click here to register.

Oakland University Brass Band Concert
Sunday, November 1 at 3 p.m.
Following its successful 2015 tour of England, the Oakland University Brass Band welcomes returning guest artist and cornet soloist, Bryan Appleby-Wineberg to perform Philip Sparke’s Cornet Concerto. Dr. Appleby-Wineberg is the professor of trumpet at Rowan University and is also the principal solo cornetist of the Atlantic Brass Band. The band will also perform Kenneth Hesketh’s The Alchymist’s Journal and Richard Wagner’s Elsa’s Procession from Lohengrin. Kenneth Kroesche, conductor. Join us for a post-concert reception in Varner Hall Mezzanine. Click here to register.

Holiday Walk at Meadow Brook Hall
Monday, December 14 from 5-9 p.m.
Alumni and friends of OU are invited to bring their family and celebrate the 44th annual Holiday Walk at the Great Estate; all aglow with historic and holiday treasures. They will enjoy a self-guided tour, visits with Santa and end the evening with cookies and punch. Tickets are $12 per adult, $5 for OU students (with ID) and children, 17 & under; to be purchased at the door. Click here to register.

Dinner and a Movie at Meadow Brook Hall
Thursday, February 11 at 6 p.m.
Love is in the air at Meadowbrook Hall, when OU Cinema Studies Professor Courtney Brannon Donoghue presents the romantic comedy Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961) at this special Valentine's Day-themed event. Enjoy a three course meal and Audrey Hepburn's iconic performance of New York socialite Holly Golightly in this Hollywood classic, described by one critic as 'a near perfect blend of comedy, romance, and minor tragedy. The event will also feature a short student film from the Cinema Studies program. Tickets are $25 per person. Click here to register.

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