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Violinist Jillienne Bowers to Perform Concert with Sister Magdalena Ezoe, OP

February 10, 2019, Adrian, Michigan – Violinist Jillienne Bowers, MM, joins Sister Magdalena Ezoe, OP, pianist, in a concert at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 3, 2019. Part of the First Sunday Music Series offered by Sister Magdalena, the concert is held at St. Catherine Chapel on the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse Campus, 1257 E. Siena Heights Drive, Adrian. 

The concert features Romance in F major by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827); “Song of India” from the opera Sadko by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908); selected violin pieces by Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962); and Czardas by Vittorio Monti (1868-1922). 

Jillienne Bowers, MM, is Director of the Youth Symphony Orchestra and an Adjunct Professor of Violin/Viola at Siena Heights University in Adrian. She earned a bachelor’s degree in music from Peabody Conservatory of Music at Johns Hopkins University and a master’s degree in music from the University of Boston. Trained in the Suzuki method of teaching music, she teaches 18 violin students in her private studio, directs the String Department at Lenawee Christian Schools, and for the past 18 years has held a full-time position in the first violin section of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra.

Born in Tokyo, Sister Magdalena came to the United States to study at Barry College (now University) in Miami, Florida, where she met and later joined the Adrian Dominican Sisters. She taught music for 37 years at Siena Heights University and has composed parts for the Catholic Mass, hymns, chamber music, and music for the organ and the piano. 

All are welcome to this free concert.


Workshop Introduces Feminist Interpretation of Bible

February 9, 2019, Adrian, Michigan – In her workshop, An Invitation to Feminist Interpretation of the Scriptures, Grand Rapids Dominican Sister Barbara Reid, OP, invites participants to understand how a feminist interpretation of the Bible promotes equal dignity and value for women and men. The workshop is offered 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, February 23, 2019, at Weber Retreat and Conference Center.

Sister Barbara is Professor of New Testament Studies and the Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. She served as general editor for the Wisdom Commentary Series, a 58-volume feminist commentary on the Bible, and is Past President of the Catholic Biblical Association of America. 

The $50 cost for the workshop includes lunch. Registration is required and is available at www.webercenter.org; click on “programs.” Registrations may also be made by contacting Weber Center at 517-266-4000 or webercenter@adriandominicans.org.

Weber Center is on the campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse, 1257 E. Siena Heights Drive, Adrian. Enter the Eastern-most driveway of the complex and follow the signs to Weber Center. For information, call the Weber Center at 517-266-4000.


 

 

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