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The Stein College ’ s three schools are celebrating the 60th Anniversary in style , with performances , interactive exhibits and celebratory events spanning the visual and media arts , performance arts , design and humanities . Featuring the creative works and scholarship of hundreds of Jacksonville University students and faculty , the 2022 Honoring the Past , Inspiring the Future Creative Arts Series invites the Jacksonville community , both on-campus and beyond , to experience the transformative power of art , design and scholarly thought .
A highlight of the anniversary season will be the gala on April 10 , featuring classical music superstars mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton and pianist and composer Jake Heggie . Praised by Gramophone magazine as having “ the sort of instrument you could listen to all day , in any sort of repertoire ,” Ms . Barton has appeared with many of the world ’ s great opera houses including the Metropolitan Opera in New York City , Teatro Real Madrid , Houston Grand Opera , Los
Angeles Opera and San Francisco Opera . Ms . Barton will be accompanied by longtime friend and collaborator Jake Heggie , featuring selections from their recent recording , along with works by Florence Price , Johannes Brahms and Franz Shubert .
Hosting an international performing duo is exciting and highly anticipated ; it ’ s also familiar ground for the Stein College . During Dr . Kinne ’ s heyday , the University hosted such cultural luminaries as Jack Benny , Bob Hope and Charlton Heston , to name a few . Notable Stein College alumni include actor , theater director and singer Terrence Mann and the late actor , comedian and radio personality Jay Thomas . In the modern era , the Stein College has hosted numerous nationallyand internationally-renowned artists and performances , from the presentations of the Walter Visiting Writers Series to the student vocalists performing a Papal Mass at St . Peter ’ s Basilica in the Vatican .
“ The Stein College students and faculty truly honor the legacies of our matriarch , Dr . Frances Bartlett Kinne , and our transformative donors Linda Berry Stein and David Stein with their passion , creative work and scholarship , and their drive to illuminate solutions to our societal challenges ,“ said Jacksonville University President Tim Cost . “ We invite our Jacksonville community to join us on campus-on April 10 and throughout the spring – to experience these fantastic works as we toast to the success of the past six decades and look forward to many more .”
By Melanie Young
Learn more about the Stein College and purchase tickets to the 60th Anniversary gala and other events at www . ju . edu / steincollege . www . ju . edu / steincollege 5