Night FYP hosts four lectures in Winter 2020

Night FYP hosts four lectures in Winter 2020

Night FYP continues this winter with a quartet of musical-themed lectures.

Night FYP, now in its 4th year, is a lecture series that gives students in the Foundation Year Program (FYP) an opportunity to experience directly, through a combination of performance and lecture, the “worlds” of thought and culture they study during the day in FYP. It has since expanded and is now open to community members.

Through Night FYP, artists and teachers from King’s and Dalhousie and from the broader Halifax community offer their craft in a series of events connected throughout the academic year to the curriculum of FYP (attendance for FYP students is optional but encouraged).

All of the lectures are free and open to the public. They are a celebration and extension of classroom learning, designed to enlighten and engage.

“It is our hope that Night FYP can be a forum through which the intense academic work of the Foundation Year Program can meet with the vibrant work of culture and interpretation alive on our university campus and in the artistic community of Halifax, and produce ‘a sea change into something rich and strange’ (Shakespeare, Tempest),” says Dr. Neil Robertson, director of the Foundation Year Program.

Among the upcoming lectures is the Inaugural Angus Johnston Lecture.

Night FYP is made possible through the generous support of a donor.

Upcoming Lectures

Roberta Barker and Performers – An evening with Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
7:30 p.m.– President’s Lodge

Simon Docking – Schubert: “Songs – with Simon Docking and J-P DeCosse”
Monday, February 24, 2020
7:30 p.m.– Peter G. Wilson Common Room

Inaugural Angus Johnston Lecture: Alden Nowlan: Poetry and Song — with Bryan Bartlett, “Stranger Still” and Al Tuck
Thursday, March 12, 2020
7:00pm – Alumni Hall

Thundermakers: Alan Syliboy
Thursday, April 2, 2020
7:30 p.m. – Alumni Hall

*All events are open to the public unless otherwise indicated

Past Night FYP Events

Peter Bryson – “Classical Architecture and its Progeny”
Thursday, September 19, 2019
7:30 p.m.– KTS Lecture Hall

Peter Bryson – “Notre Dame(s): Palace of the Queen of Heaven” – Cancelled
Thursday, October 17, 2019
7:30 p.m.– KTS Lecture Hall

Paul and Nick Halley and Chapel Choir – Medieval Chant
Thursday, October 24, 2019
7:30 p.m. – Chapel

Estelle Joubert – “Renaissance Music: Tuning the Soul”
Thursday, November 7, 2019
7:30 p.m. – Chapel

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