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First Sunday Music Series Features Music by Bartók

January 15, 2019, Adrian, Michigan – Sister Magdalena Ezoe, OP, Professor of Music Emerita at Siena Heights University, continues her First Sunday Music Series on February 3, 2019, with a number of compositions by Béla Bartók. The concert begins at 1:30 p.m. in St. Catherine Chapel at the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse Campus, 1257 E. Siena Heights Drive, Adrian.

The concert will feature Three Hungarian Folksongs; Evening in the Country; Diary of a Fly; and Dance in Bulgarian Rhythms. Sister Magdalena will also play the CDs of Bartók’s Game of Pairs, from his Concerto for Orchestra, featuring bassoons, oboes, clarinets, flutes, and trumpets in pairs, and his Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, Adagio section, often called Night Music because of its quiet and mysterious quality.  

The free concert, open to the public, will also feature brief presentations by Sister Magdalena on the composer, the compositions, and what to listen for in the music.

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. Sister Magdalena taught music for Siena Heights for 37 years and has composed parts for the Catholic Mass, hymns, chamber music, and other music for the organ and the piano.

Workshop Explores our Relationship to Nature Through Lens of Catholic Social Teaching

January 5, 2019, Adrian, Michigan – Barbara Wall, PhD, explores the meaning of nature and the common good through the lens of Catholic social teaching documents from 1891 to recent years. Her workshop, “Our Relationship to Nature from Rerum Novarum to Laudato Si’,” is from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, January 19, 2019.

Dr. Wall, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Vice President for Mission and Ministry at Villanova University, has designed and implemented a variety of initiatives to sharpen Villanova’s commitment to its Catholic identity and Augustinian heritage. 

The $40 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 Weber Center at 517-266-4000.



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