Monday 4/27/15

The FBI: Safeguarding National Security.
Kresge Theatre, CFA. 4:30 p.m.
The sixth director of the FBI, Robert S. Mueller III, is coming to speak to the Carnegie Mellon community today about national security. Nominated by President George W. Bush, Mueller was sworn in as FBI director a week before 9/11. Mueller served as director for the following 10 years. His visit is sponsored by The Institute for Strategic Analysis and the Thomas M. Kerr Jr. Prelaw Program. Registration is required.

Thursday 4/30/15

Piazz-Kahn-Cert: Concertos of the South Bay and Buenos Aires.
Alumni Concert Hall, CFA. 5 p.m.
Senior cello performance major Evan Kahn plays his father’s Concerto for Cello and String Orchestra. It is the work’s premiere. The other half of the concert will consist of junior violin performance major Alyssa Wang’s concert premiere, with a virtuosic performance of Astor Piazzola’s Las Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas.

Carnegie Mellon University Chorus.
Kresge Theatre, CFA. 8 p.m.
The Carnegie Mellon University Chorus join together for a performance featuring the voices of the sophomore and first-year vocal performance majors. The performance, titled “Opera Obsessions,” will include music from a variety of composers and operas, including Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, Mozart’s Idomeneo, and Boito’s Mefistofele, among others. Admission is free and is open to the public.

Editor’s note: Evan Kahn is a member of The Tartan. We wish him the best of luck!


Mirror of Venus: A Visitation.
The Frame Gallery. Through May 2.
Junior fine arts major Hannah Gaskill displays her beautiful work in The Frame. Come enjoy the work of a talented Carnegie Mellon University student in this on-campus gallery.

Boeing Boeing.
CLO Cabaret. Through May 10.
This Tony Award-winning production from the 1960s tells the story of a Parisian player with three girlfriends, all flight attendants. He gets himself into trouble when, with the invention of a faster plane, they all come to town at once. Tickets are $39.75.

The Hunt Institute (Hunt Library floor 5). Through June 30.
The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation presents its spring exhibition, “Elements.” This exhibition features drawings and watercolors of bird nests and photographs of transitional landscapes inspired by the relationship of the nest to time, place, music and architecture. The featured artists are Sue Abramson, Wendy Brockman, David Morrison, and Kate Nessler. There is also a selection of birds, nests, and eggs on loan from the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

Sketch to Structure.
Carnegie Museum of Art. Through Aug. 17.
This exhibition in the Heinz Architectural Center explores the process from an architect’s initial concept to client presentation. Featuring a number of sketches by Lorcan O’Herlihy and Richard Neutra.

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