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If you’re looking for something to do in the upcoming days before spring break or are simply wanting a break from midterm studies, check out these upcoming events sponsored by the Center for the Core Curriculum and CU Arts Initiative:

  • Members of the Classic Stage
    are doing a reading of Hamlet in Miller Theater today and tomorrow. Pick up your tickets at the Miller Box Office before 5:30 (now!) for tonight’s 6 PM showing or tomorrow after 6 PM for Saturday’s 7:15 show. You get 2 tickets per CUID — plus, if you’re fretting over Shakespeare in Lit Hum, it might be a good idea to check it out. There’s no Kenneth Branagh, but the New York Times claims it “pulls you into the drama by the lapels,” so it must be good — right?
  • The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center is offering all Columbia students and faculty members free tickets to the premiere presentation of Pullitzer Prize-winning composer Leon Kirchner‘s complete string quartets, performed by the Orion String Quartet on Wednesday, March 7, 7:30 PM in Alice Tully Hall. Kirchner will give a pre-concert discussion to ticket holders at 6:30 PM. There’s an email you’re supposed to print out  and present with your CUID at Lincoln Center before 6:30 PM on the night of the concert — perhaps they’ll let that slide? Otherwise, find a friend in Music Hum to take care of it for you. A great opportunity to check out Carnegie Hall if you haven’t had the chance yet.

 Meanwhile, take advantage of the nice weather outside (if you can stand the wetness) and do some reading on the steps — it’s abnormally pleasant given the forecast for this upcoming week.


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  1. er...  

    Do you mean Alice Tully Hall?

  2. the  

    CSC tends to be really good in their productions.

  3. Kenneth Brannaugh  

    's Hamlet sucks ass, in spite of having the greatest cast of any movie ever made. He's cute in that picutre, though.

  4. Umm  

    There's no Shakespeare in Lit Hum. Author = Barnard?

  5. gin  

    Lucille Bluth (Jessica Walter) from Arrested Development plays Gertrude!!

  6. Wait  

    I don't understand. How do we get free tickets now? "An email," meaning, one that's already been sent out? From who? CMS's website says nothing.

  7. hrm  

    I don't think many people, aside from those in Music Hum, recieved the email that you need to get tickets.

  8. Funny thing, that-  

    I'm in Music Hum, and didn't get it. =(

  9. here is the email:  

    The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center offers all Columbia students and faculty FREE TICKETS to a genuinely unique experience – to hear the first-ever presentation of the complete string quartets of Leon Kirchner on Wednesday, March 7 at 7:30 PM at Alice Tully Hall. Performances of quartet cycles of Beethoven, Bartók, and Shostakovich are enjoyed by music lovers around the world, but with one aspect missing – the composer is never present, and never has a chance to ensure that the performance is true to his vision. Kirchner, Pulitzer Prize winner for his quartets, has been working with the Orion String Quartet in their rehearsals, and will participate in a pre-concert discussion, free to ticket holders, at 6:30 PM.

    To claim your ticket, print out this email and present it along with your CUID at the Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall box office by 6:30 PM on the day of the performance. One ticket per student/faculty, first come, first served.
    65th St - just west of Broadway. (212) 875-5050

    For more information about the performances, including complete program and artist information, please visit:

    For more information about the Chamber Music Society, visit

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