Music of Mercy

Debra Torok will perform a program of poetry and music at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, March 20, in Foy Hall. It is a benefit for Amnesty International USA, and William F. Schulz, its executive director, will narrate the program.

Among the works she’ll play are pieces by American composers Amy Beach, Robert Muczynski, and George Gershwin. This group also includes Arthur Farwell, whose “Song of Peace” is based on the Wa-Wan ceremonies of the Omaha Indians.

On the second half are pieces by Torok, written in reaction to human rights crises of recent years. Her “Relentless Shadows” suite describes “the world’s child soldiers . . . armed and dangerous, who have no choice.” “Incite” is a choral work to words by Peter Benenson, founding president of Amnesty International, who died February 26.

She also will play “Chained Hands in Prayer” by Yuji Takahashi, written to celebrate the recent release from prison of Father Nguyen Ly, a Vietnamese priest.

March 15, 2005

Boyz 2 Men:
Paul Acampora’s novel for young readers, Defining Dulcie, is published.

Field of Dreams:
College puts $2.5 million into athletic complex improvements, renames football field for Rocco Calvo.

Bean Counters:
Winners of the coffee-bean count for Reevcs Library coffeehouse.

Human Rights Watch:
Campus events for Human Rights Week.

Music of Mercy:
Concert for by Debra Torok for Human Rights Week.
Mind Over Matter:
Campus events for Brain Awareness week.
Datebook:
Campus calendar.
Gaudeamus:
Faculty, staff, student achievements.