2014-04-20T08:35:11Public Lecture - Manufacturing Discontent: A Sociological Analysis of AdvertisingEvent Link
“Manufacturing Discontent: A Sociological Analysis of Advertising”
Dennis Hiebert, PhD, Professor of Sociology
Part of the Providence University CollegePublic Lecture Series 2014, a community service for the general public. Admission is free – no registration is required.
What prompts Americans to swing from expressing contentment and gratitude on their Thanksgiving Day, to enacting discontentment and greed on Black Friday the very next day? What prompts Canadians to place more value on the social meanings of what they buy than on the inherent qualities of what they buy? Describing the types, phases, strategies, and techniques of advertising reveals how it succeeds as persuasive communication. Examining the trends and challenges of advertising in postmodern popular culture explains its current character and status. Most importantly, understanding the contributions of advertising to consumer culture helps us assess its consequences for society.
The Providence Chamber Singers would like to invite you to their annual Spring Concert. It will feature the Chamber Singers, and the repetoire they have prepared for their trip to Brazil in a few weeks.
This concert will also feature the Music Department Performance Award Winners - Brendan Klippenstein (Piano) and Janelle Hoekstra (Soprano); Student Piano duo - Rachel Bloemendal and Esther Koo; and a Faculty Duo - Dr. Karen Sunabacka (Cello) and Dr. Darryl Friesen (Piano).
The event will take place at the Emmanuel Evangelical Free Church located at 360 McKenzie Ave, Steinbach, MB.
2014-04-20T08:35:11Music Department 'Soundbites'Event Link
All are invited to attend a special Providence Music Department Soundbites, featuring special guests, Gwen Hoebig and David Moroz from the Winnipeg Chamber Music Society. Come and enjoy two outstanding Canadian musicians. This special event will occur on April 8, 2014 at 12 pm in the R.W. Affleck Chapel at Providence.
Gwen Hoebig & David Moroz
Recognized as one of Canada's most outstanding violinists, Gwen Hoebig is a graduate of the Juilliard School in New York City. As a student she won every major Canadian music competition, and in 1981 was the top prizewinner at the Munich International Violin Competition. A champion of new music, she has given the Canadian premieres of violin concertos by S. C. Eckhardt-Gramatté, T. P. Carrabré, Randolph Peters, Gary Kulesha, Joan Tower, Christopher Rouse and Philip Glass, and as soloist with orchestra she has performed all the major violin concerti with orchestras across Canada, the United States and Europe. As a chamber musician she appears frequently in recital with her husband, pianist David Moroz, and has performed at many of the country's foremost festivals including The Banff Arts Festival, the Festival of the Sound at Parry Sound, the Domaine Forget, the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, Festival Vancouver, the Scotia Festival of Music, the Stratford Summer Music Festival and the Centara New Music Festival.
Gwen Hoebig joined the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra as Concertmaster in 1987, having been awarded the position as the unanimous choice of the audition committee. In 1993 she was honoured by the Government of Canada when she received the Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation, in recognition of her contribution to the Arts. She has always taken a great interest in the development of young musicians and maintains a private teaching studio in Winnipeg. She has also been an instructor at the University of Manitoba’s Desautels Faculty of Music and teaches regularly at the Mount Royal University in Calgary, where she is a member of the Extended Faculty. She is founder and Co-Director of The Morningside Music Bridge, an international summer program featuring the finest young violinists, cellists and pianists from across China, Europe, the United States and Canada.
A graduate of the Juilliard School, Winnipeg-born pianist David Moroz enjoys a career as one of Canada’s most versatile artists. As a soloist he has performed in every major Canadian city, and as a collaborative artist he appears regularly in recital with Canada’s most distinguished musicians. A gifted and dedicated teacher, he was guest instructor at The Banff Centre’s Special Studies for Young Musicians in the mid-1990’s, and in 1998 was named to the Extended Faculty of the Conservatory at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Canada’s leading institution for the education of young musicians. Twice nominated for Manitoba’s Artist of the Year, he is a frequent guest of CBC Radio and is a veteran performer at Canada’s most important music festivals. A devoted advocate of new music, he has given premieres of dozens of solo and ensemble works, including concertos by Kelly-Marie Murphy (Hammer of the Sorceress) and Gary Kulesha (Partita for piano and orchestra), which was written especially for him.
David Moroz was awarded a Doctor of Music degree from the University of Montréal, and holds both Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the celebrated Juilliard School in New York City. He has been Artistic Director of The Winnipeg Chamber Music Society since 1987, and served as Assistant Program Director for Music & Sound at The Banff Centre from 1995-99. He was appointed to the University of Manitoba’s Desautels Faculty of Music in 1999, where he heads the Piano Department, and teaches piano, piano repertoire and chamber music. He also serves as Coordinator of the Piano Department at The Morningside Music Bridge, an international summer program featuring the finest young violinists, cellists and pianists from across Canada, China, the United States and Europe. He made his debut in Shanghai in the summer of 2006, performing a recital with the acclaimed American cellist Lynn Harrell and the Dvorak quintet with the Shanghai String Quartet. In recent seasons he has appeared in recital with the renowned Taiwanese-American violinist Cho-Liang Lin and with the eminent viola virtuoso Roberto Diaz, and also appeared as solo pianist with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, performing Alexander Scriabine’s legendary score Prometheus; he has toured the Prairie provinces with saxophonist Allen Harrington under the auspices of Prairie Debut, and also performed as solo pianist in Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. His recording From the Heartland with violinist Erika Raum was nominated for Classical Recording of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards. Most recently, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Government of Canada, in recognition of his contribution to the the Arts.
2014-04-20T08:35:11Book Launch: What Lies Behind - by Luann HiebertEvent Link
In her poetry debut, Luann Hiebert uncovers the undercurrents of family and relationships, exposing the the facades we maintain in our daily lives — the people we are versus the people we present to the world. What Lies Behind explores the diverse questions, concerns, and pleasures of the everyday. These poems expose and conceal as they traverse the page and the gap between reader and writer.
A former choral director, Luann Hiebert is an adjunct professor at Providence University College and is currently pursuing her PhD in English Literature at the University of Manitoba. Her work has previously appeared in Rhubarb magazine. What Lies Behind is her first collection of poetry. She lives in Steinbach, Manitoba.