A recital by guest pianist Steven Graff of works by Wagner, Liszt and Kreislev-Rachmaninoff at Queens College on September 10; a production of “American Buffalo” by David Mamet at The College of Staten Island September 10-13; and a Russian play with live music, “Mr. Jacques and His Master,” at Borough of Manhattan Community College September 12-13, are among upcoming free or low-cost events listed in The City University of New York’s Fall 1998 Calendar of Events.
Also included are National Acrobats of China at Lehman College on September 27; Vocal, Sitar and Sarod Music of North India at Hunter College’s Sylvia and Danny Kaye Playhouse on September 19; and a month-long exhibit, “Subject, Object, Still Life: A Photographic View of the Figure” from the Baruch College Collection, September 25-October 22, among many others.
The new calendar lists a sampling of hundreds of events on CUNY campuses in all five boroughs that will be open to the public through December, contributing to the enrichment of the intellectual and cultural life of the city and its diverse communities.
They include performing arts, children’s activities, a full schedule of sports activities, exhibitions in college art galleries, special events, lectures, conferences and alumni events.
The calendar also includes the program schedule for the City University’s cable television station CUNY-TV/Channel 75. The new season will feature a new series on Wednesdays of in-depth interviews with 49 Nobel Prize winners from the fields of medicine, physics, chemistry and economics. The first five episodes, beginning September 16, will spotlight City University of New York alumni, Kenneth Arrow (economics), Herbert Hauptman (chemistry), Rosalyn Yalow (medicine), Gertrude Elion (medicine) and Jerome Karle (chemistry). Other series premiering in the fall include “TV 411,” on adult literacy; “For the Love of Wisdom,” a 25-week multicultural approach to the study of philosophy; “Science Workshop;” “Exploring the World of Music;” “Schools and Society;” and “Voices in Democracy” on American government from local politics to the three branches of the federal government.