University Calendar

Apr
5
Thu
Lost Stories, Found Images: Portraits of Jews in Wartime Amsterdam by Annemie Wolff @ Ridderhof Martin Gallery Tickets
Apr 5 – Jun 28 all-day
Lost Stories, Found Images: Portraits of Jews in Wartime Amsterdam by Annemie Wolff @ Ridderhof Martin Gallery | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

This powerful exhibition moves beyond the art world. Here, we find opportunity to examine the work of German-born Dutch photographer, Annemie Wolff, who was working at a pivotal moment in history. This exhibition features never-before-seen portraits of Jewish people living in South Amsterdam between January and October of 1943, three years into the five-year German occupation of the Netherlands.

Amazingly, these photographs were not discovered until 2008, fourteen years after Annemie Wolff’s death. Dutch photo historian Simon Kool discovered 100 rolls of film in the attic of Wolff’s heir. On these rolls of film were portraits of 434 individuals. Once discovered, the search began to locate those pictured or find family members of those pictured. To date, over half of the people photographed have been identified through research and interviews.

This dynamic exhibition includes 26 photographs, as well as didactic materials that allow us to examine Wolff’s work through not only the lens of the history of photography but also the lenses of history, religion, sociology and cultural and personal experiences.

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 5th, 5-7pm
Exhibition on view: April 5th- June 28th

The Ridderhof Martin Gallery is free and open to the public Tuesday  through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. The UMW Galleries are closed on University holidays and breaks.

Image: Photo of Judith Trijtel, 1943 by Annemie Wolff © Monica Kaltenschnee, The Netherlands

Apr
21
Sat
Medea @ Klein Theatre Tickets
Apr 21 @ 2:00 pm
Medea @ Klein Theatre | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

A formidable and avenging woman turns the world upside down in Euripides’ powerful play that pushed the boundaries of humanity’s darkest side when first performed in 431 B.C. In this critically acclaimed translation, Robinson Jeffers’ gritty and visceral language captures the essence of Medea’s rage, jealousy, and pride while revealing the capacity in all of us to do the unimaginable. Consumed by hate and fueled by revenge, the unending pain and devastation Medea leaves in her wake does not faze her at all, but changes forever all who resist her.

“Brilliantly calculated . . .” – The New York Times

*This performance will be sign interpreted

Medea @ Klein Theatre Tickets
Apr 21 @ 7:30 pm
Medea @ Klein Theatre | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

A formidable and avenging woman turns the world upside down in Euripides’ powerful play that pushed the boundaries of humanity’s darkest side when first performed in 431 B.C. In this critically acclaimed translation, Robinson Jeffers’ gritty and visceral language captures the essence of Medea’s rage, jealousy, and pride while revealing the capacity in all of us to do the unimaginable. Consumed by hate and fueled by revenge, the unending pain and devastation Medea leaves in her wake does not faze her at all, but changes forever all who resist her.

“Brilliantly calculated . . .” – The New York Times

Apr
22
Sun
Spring Open House @ Gari Melchers Home and Studio Tickets
Apr 22 all-day
Spring Open House @ Gari Melchers Home and Studio | Brookline | Massachusetts | United States

The public is invited to tour the house, studio and galleries of the famous American painter Gari Melchers (1860-1932). Stroll the restored gardens and woodland trails, visit the Fannie Roots House on the property to hear about the latest restoration efforts between 12 and 3 p.m., join a preschool palette class in the kitchen classroom between 11 am and 4 p.m., and explore the museum shop.

Free admission. Contact: Buffy Knappenberger at (540) 654-1843

Medea @ Klein Theatre Tickets
Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm
Medea @ Klein Theatre | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

A formidable and avenging woman turns the world upside down in Euripides’ powerful play that pushed the boundaries of humanity’s darkest side when first performed in 431 B.C. In this critically acclaimed translation, Robinson Jeffers’ gritty and visceral language captures the essence of Medea’s rage, jealousy, and pride while revealing the capacity in all of us to do the unimaginable. Consumed by hate and fueled by revenge, the unending pain and devastation Medea leaves in her wake does not faze her at all, but changes forever all who resist her.

“Brilliantly calculated . . .” – The New York Times

Spring Choir Concert @ Dodd Auditorium Tickets
Apr 22 @ 7:30 pm
Spring Choir Concert @ Dodd Auditorium | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Join the UMW Choirs under the direction of Dr. Jane Tavernier for a concert of seasonally appropriate music.

Spring Choral Concert @ Dodd Auditorium Tickets
Apr 22 @ 7:30 pm
Spring Choral Concert @ Dodd Auditorium

Come be a witness to the beautiful performances of our wonderful choral groups! They will be presenting pieces that they have been working on all semester.

Apr
25
Wed
UMW Flute and Guitar Ensembles @ Gari Melchers Home and Studio Tickets
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm

In celebration of National Guitar Month and National Jazz Appreciation Month, the UMW Guitar Ensemble will present a spring concert featuring arrangements of Classical, Jazz and Contemporary works under the direction of Bruce Middle. The UMW Flute Ensemble will perform selections from the Baroque to the Contemporary, including Latin American selections, under the direction of Doug Gately.
Free admission. Seating limited. Reservations required.
Contact: Meghan Pcsolyar at (540) 654-1848

Apr
27
Fri
UMW Philharmonic April Masterworks @ Dodd Auditorium Tickets
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm
UMW Philharmonic April Masterworks @ Dodd Auditorium | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

UMW’s Philharmonic presents Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf and Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4, Romantic.

Renowned actor and producer Henry Winkler narrates Peter and the Wolf, a classic fairly tale and one of the most-performed classical works in history. Winkler, best known for his television role as Arthur “The Fonz” Fonzarelli on the smash television series Happy Days, is also an author and activist for several children’s causes, including dyslexia research. In 2011, he received the Order of the British Empire for his work with children who have special educational needs.

Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4, Romantic, is a symphonic tour de force and one of the most popular works from the Romantic period. Featuring winds and especially brass, this work programmatically describes hunters and woodland scenes in 18th-century Europe.

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Apr
28
Sat
James Monroe 260th Birthday Open House @ The James Monroe Museum Tickets
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
James Monroe 260th Birthday Open House @ The James Monroe Museum | Fredericksburg | Virginia | United States

Join President James Monroe for a celebration of the 260th anniversary of his birth! There will be photo opportunities with the president, music, and refreshments, including birthday cake!

Visitors will also have the opportunity to sit for an individual or family silhouette portrait. There will be a fee for the portraits. All other activities for the celebration are free of charge.

Admission to the museum will be free all day in honor of Monroe’s birthday, while the special birthday activities will be from 2:00-5:00 PM only.