Thursday, October 23, 2014

American Chamber Ensemble Fall Concert

Calling all classical music lovers! Are you planning on visiting your Hofstra student  this weekend and looking for a nice, relaxing way to spend your Sunday afternoon together? Well, you're in luck. This Sunday, October 26th, the American Chamber Ensemble will be performing at Hofstra’s Monroe Lecture Center Theater (on California Avenue). Performers will include pianist Blanche Abram, clarinetist Naomi Drucker, pianist Marilyn Lehman, violinist Eriko Sato, cellist Chris Finckel, and guest artist clarinetist Stanley Drucker. Directed by Blanche Abram along with alumnae Naomi Drucker and Marilyn Lehman, this program will present works by Beethoven, Stravinsky, Chopin, Poulenc, Milhaud and Smetana. 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A Hidden Hofstra Treasure: Stan Wan

Now entering my sixth year at Hofstra, I often convince myself that there is nothing left on this campus that will surprise me. But each time I fall into routine, I stumble upon a hidden Hofstra treasure that I didn’t know existed. This fall has been no exception. When I stepped into Rosenberg Gallery, a tiny room tucked away in Calkins Hall, I was met by a breathtaking array of black and white photographs hung with precision on each of the four white walls. The photographer, Stan Wan, was a professional photographer for more than thirty years in New York City, Paris, and Milan with work appearing in French Vogue, Elle, Glamour, and the likes with a clientele list including Sephora, L’Oreal, and Avon. Mr. Wan, a lifelong fashion and product photographer that traveled the world, worked hand-in-hand with A-list celebrities, and found great success in a field that many get swallowed up by, is now Hofstra’s very own lab supervisor for the Department of Fine Arts, Design and Art History and a Continuing Education instructor.