Goodwin College invites the public to celebrate art, music, and literature at “The Present Moment,” a three-day humanities festival, September 23 to 26, 2015, on the College’s main campus, One Riverside Drive, East Hartford, Connecticut. All of the work showcased, including poetry, improvisatory music, and original compositions, is newly created by students or faculty. The schedule includes:
Wednesday, September 23
10 a.m. — Tai Chi Demonstration
12 noon — Launch of the College’s literary journal with Connecticut’s Poet Laureate emeritus, Dick Allen
2 p.m. — Poetry Open Mic for readings
Friday, September 25
6 p.m. — Pre-concert Reception
7:30 p.m. — Humanities Festival Concert
Original compositions by Alan Kramer, setting Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Bells” and “The Raven” to music, performed by members of the East Hartford Festival Chorus; Afro-Jazz music by members of the Goodwin Ghanaian music ensemble; Gullistan-e Nur (world premiere) by British composer Sadie Harrison. Cuatro Puntos will perform the composition, along with Connecticut high school students.
Saturday, September 26
7 p.m. — Yale Whiffenpoofs, sponsored by the East Hartford Fine Arts Commission
Goodwin University is a nonprofit institution of higher education and is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), formerly known as the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Goodwin University was founded in 1999, with the goal of serving a diverse student population with career-focused degree programs that lead to strong employment outcomes.