McNeese State University's Frazar Memorial Library will sponsor a preservation clinic for the community from 1-4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, as part of American Library Association Preservation Week, April 24-30. Each year, the ALA celebrates this week when thousands will turn to libraries across the United States for information and expertise on how to preserve collectables, photos, family records, books and other valuable materials. Experts from the McNeese Archives and Special Collections will be on hand to talk directly with individuals about how to manage and preserve their collections. The clinic will have handouts on preservation, suppliers and examples of simple repairs. Archives staff will perform minor repairs on items brought in if possible or refer questions to other experts.
May 6 - 6:30pm
The McNeese State University Department of Performing Arts will present a guest artist recital featuring pianist Dr. Ross Smith at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 6, in the Shearman Fine Arts Theatre. The program will include "Sonata in C Minor, Op. 111" by Beethoven, "Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52" by Chopin, as well as pieces by Scriabin and Rachmaninoff. Smith, an associate professor of piano in the Hurley School of Music at Centenary College in Shreveport, received his bachelor's degree in music from Brigham Young University and his Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in piano performance and pedagogy at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
May 6 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
McNeese art students and faculty will be displaying over 300 artworks produced during the spring semester.
The McNeese State University Student Art Association's annual spring art sale will be held from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, May 6, in the lobby of the Shearman Fine Arts Annex. McNeese art students and faculty will be displaying over 300 artworks produced during the spring semester. Works will include wheel-thrown as well as hand-built ceramic vessels, photographs, drawings, paintings, mixed media works and a wide range of printing processes. For more information, contact the McNeese Department of Visual Arts at 475-5060. Persons requesting accommodations in accordance with the ADA should contact the Office of the ADA Coordinator at least 72 hours before the event.
May 5 - 7:30pm
The McNeese State University Department of Performing Arts will present the McNeese choirs in a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5, in the Shearman Fine Arts Theatre.The Vocal Ensemble will present madrigals from the Renaissance and Contemporary periods. The set will contain a variety of moods and textures. Selections will include: "Dindirín, Dindirín," whose composer is anonymous and whose text is a mixture of French and Spanish phrases; "Ach, weh des Leiden" by Hassler, "Fyer, Fyer!"by Morley, "Zefiro torna e'l bel tempo rimena" by Monteverdi and two contemporary madrigals based on Shakespeare texts by Robert Baksa. Concert Chorale will perform selections by William Byrd, Johann Michael Haydn, Franz Schubert, David Ashley White, Joseph Martin, and John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
May 1 - 3:00pm
A free spring concert by members of the Louisiana chapter of the American Harp Society will be presented at 3 p.m.Sunday, May 1, in Ralph Squires Auditorium at McNeese State University. Chartered in 1972, the chapter will celebrate 40 years as an active organization in 2012 and this program launches its celebration with favorite works performed over the past four decades, including "Little David, Play on Your Harp." Those performing are harpists Lynette Babineaux, Barbara Belew, Carla Breaux and Carol Fraser of Lake Charles, Katie Evans of Sulphur, Melissa Lange of DeRidder, and Patricia Horvath and Marlene Mullenix of Moss Bluff. Special guest performers include cellist Carly Thurman of The Woodlands, Texas, and flutists Lauren Landrum of Lufkin, Texas, and Stephanie Hulsey of Libe
March 20 - 3:00pm
Ticket prices are $20 for adults, $5 for ages 18 and under and free for McNeese and Sowela students with ID.
Grammy-nominated Roberta Gambarini, an Italian jazz singer who sings with a distinctly American jazz flavor, will be singing in Lake Charles as part of the McNeese State University Banners Cultural Series at 3 p.m. this Sunday, March 20, in the F.G. Bulber Auditorium on the McNeese campus. She will perform with her quartet. The concert's venue has been changed to F.G. Bulber from the originally scheduled Shearman Fine Arts Theatre because demand for tickets is greater than the Shearman Fine Arts Theatre can hold, said Mary Richardson, Banners director. Tickets are included in a Banners Series membership. Individual tickets can be purchased online at the Banner's Website, at the Lake Charles Civic Center box office and at the door.