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[Friday, September 12, 12:00pm, British Studies (5th floor of Norlin Library)] Performance Friday! featuring Beth Osnes (Associate Professor of Theatre) and performance work being generated through Inside the Greenhouse,using a wide variety of creative mediums to communicate positive solutions to climate change. Doors open at 11:30 for free lunch. Sponsored by CHA. For further information, please contact cu-cha@colorado.edu.

[Friday, October 17, 12:00pm, British Studies (5th floor of Norlin Library)] Performance Friday! featuring Nicolò Spera, Assistant Professor of Classical Guitar. Professor Spera will perform "German Poetry: Johann Sebastian Bach's Cello Suites n. 5&6, on the Ten-String Guitar." Dreams forever gone or never fulfilled: this is the ethereal substance of poetry in music. Already in Bach’s days, the lute was a nostalgic emblem, a gentle memory of olden times. Inspired, perhaps, by a sound almost forsaken, nearly extinguished, Bach wrote the lute’s swan song: pure poetry. In his first composition for this noble instrument, Bach transformed his Fifth Cello Suite into the First Lute Suite. Since then, others have followed Bach’s practice, producing renditions of the cello suites for the Baroque lute, as well as the six-string guitar. But no one has yet adapted and performed these suites for a guitar with ten strings! Doors open at 11:30 for free lunch. Sponsored by CHA. For further information, please contact cu-cha@colorado.edu.

[Friday, November 14, 12:00pm, British Studies (5th floor of Norlin Library)] Performance Friday! featuring the film "LESS" by Erika Randall (Associate Professor of Dance) and Markas Henry (Associate Professor of Theatre and Head of Design) of the Department of Theatre and Dance. Doors open at 11:30 for free lunch. Sponsored by CHA. For further information, please contact cu-cha@colorado.edu.

[Friday, December 5, 12:00pm, British Studies (5th floor of Norlin Library)] Performance Friday! featuring excerpts from Theatre and Dance's production of A Broadway Christmas Carol. If Charles Dickens had huddled with Rodgers and Hammerstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Matt Stone and Trey Parker to write a holiday show, they just might have come up with A Broadway Christmas Carol. Simultaneously irreverent and respectful, the play offers a fresh, hilarious and charmingly recognizable retelling of Dickens’ classic holiday ghost story, complete with new lyrics to famous Broadway show tunes. Doors open at 11:30 for free lunch. Sponsored by CHA. For further information, please contact cu-cha@colorado.edu.

[Friday, January 30, 12:00pm, British Studies (5th floor of Norlin Library)] Performance Friday! featuring Alejandro Cremaschi (Associate Professor of Piano Pedagogy at CU-Boulder), Elizabeth Kipper (Boulder Piano Quartet), and Thomas Heinrich (Colorado Symphony, who make up Trio Cordilleras. Trio Cordilleras has been captivating audiences with spirited music from Spain and Latin America since 2006. The trio has recorded for the label Meridian Records in the UK, and regularly performs around the state of Colorado. The repertoire of this concert includes works by the tango master Astor Piazzolla, and other Argentine and Brazilian composers. Doors open at 11:30 for free lunch. Sponsored by CHA. For further information, please contact cu-cha@colorado.edu.

[Friday, February 13, 12:00pm, University Theatre] Performance Friday! featuring excerpts from Theatre and Dance's production of Tartuffe. French playwright Molière’s comic masterpiece skewers religious hypocrisy, mindless piety and sexual deceit was so daring at the time of its writing that audience members could be excommunicated for seeing it. Tartuffe tells how a “man of the cloth” worms his way into the gullible heart of Orgon, a rich family man, and tries to take him for all he has. It takes a desperate trap by Orgon’s wife Elmire to expose the imposter. Doors open at 11:30 for free lunch. Sponsored by CHA. For further information, please contact cu-cha@colorado.edu.

[Friday, March 13, 12:00pm, British Studies (5th floor of Norlin Library)] Performance Friday! featuring Matthew Chellis, Assistant Professor of Voice. Professor Chellis will do a presentation on Benjamin Britten's work "On this Island" with words by W.H. Auden, with discussion of the convergence of world events, art, and the meeting of Auden and Britten on the creation of this amazing work of vocal music. Doors open at 11:30 for free lunch. Sponsored by CHA. For further information, please contact cu-cha@colorado.edu.

[Friday, April 10, 12:00pm, British Studies (5th floor of Norlin Library)] Performance Friday! featuring excerpts from CU Opera's production of L'incoronazione di Poppea, Monteverdi’s drama about sex, crime and realpolitik during the debauched reign of the Roman Emperor Nero, turning conventional morality on its head—virtue is punished and greed rewarded. The score soars but the sensual duet between Nero and his lover—eventually wife—Poppea, Pur ti miro, pur ti godo—meaning, “I gaze at you, I possess you”—is the pièce de résistance. Sung in Italian with English surtitles. This production will be styled after the hit Netflix realpolitik series 'House of Cards,' starring Kevin Spacey. Doors open at 11:30 for free lunch. Sponsored by CHA. For further information, please contact cu-cha@colorado.edu.