October 2014
7 October 2014 - 6:30pm
AIA Lecture John J. Dobbins Architecture and Mosaics in the House of the Drinking Contest at Antioch: Reconstructing the Ancient Context

AIA Lecture John J. Dobbins Architecture and Mosaics in the House of the Drinking Contest at Antioch: Reconstructing the Ancient Context

7 October 2014 - 6:30pm
6:30 PM
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Antioch-on-the-Orontes was the capital of the Roman province of Syria and one of the most important cities in antiquity.  Among the treasures discovered by the 1930s excavations at Antioch and its vicinity are numerous polychrome floor mosaics.  This presentation focuses on reconstructing the original setting of the mosaics from the third-century CE House of the Drinking Contest at Seleucia Pieria, the port city of Antioch.  Mosaics from the house now are located in Worcester, Boston, Princeton, Richmond, Denver, St. Petersburg (FL), and Antakya (site of Antioch in Turkey). 

The separation of the mosaics has severed them from their original site and from each other.  Not even the original excavators saw the mosaics in their ancient context because the roofs of the house were gone as were the walls that supported the roofs and created windows, doors, and a courtyard that admitted light into the house.  Excavation photographs present the mosaics in place, but the lighting conditions were those of the 1930s.  The ancient occupants saw light enter over walls, through windows, and between columns as it moved across pavements during the course of the day and the arc of the year.  Neither excavation photographs nor museum environments recreate the ancient context.

Computer science addresses the problem of the lost architectural and lighting contexts through a 3D model created by Ethan Gruber that recreates the house and inserts the mosaics into the spaces that originally contained them.  A programming script calibrates the sunlight to the latitude and longitude of Seleucia Pieria and is set to the year 230 thus enabling an accurate lighting simulation for the house and its mosaics.  The computer model presents a graphic rendering of the hypotheses underpinning the architectural reconstruction.  Lighting simulations present the lighting conditions at the summer and winter solstices of the year 230.  Time-lapse videos allow the viewer to observe and study the movement of light throughout the house on those days.  Finally, the model places the viewer within the ancient spaces, thereby reconstructing and recontextualizing view corridors within the house and from the house to the natural environment.


Hagan Hall

Antioch-on-the-Orontes was the capital of the Roman province of Syria and one of the most important cities in antiquity.  Among the treasures discovered by the 1930s excavations at Antioch and its vicinity are numerous polychrome floor mosaics.  This presentation focuses on reconstructing the original setting of the mosaics from the third-century CE House of the Drinking Contest at Seleucia Pieria, the port city of Antioch.  Mosaics from the house now are located in Worcester, Boston, Princeton, Richmond, Denver, St. Petersburg (FL), and Antakya (site of Antioch in Turkey). 

The separation of the mosaics has severed them from their original site and from each other.  Not even the original excavators saw the mosaics in their ancient context because the roofs of the house were gone as were the walls that supported the roofs and created windows, doors, and a courtyard that admitted light into the house.  Excavation photographs present the mosaics in place, but the lighting conditions were those of the 1930s.  The ancient occupants saw light enter over walls, through windows, and between columns as it moved across pavements during the course of the day and the arc of the year.  Neither excavation photographs nor museum environments recreate the ancient context.

Computer science addresses the problem of the lost architectural and lighting contexts through a 3D model created by Ethan Gruber that recreates the house and inserts the mosaics into the spaces that originally contained them.  A programming script calibrates the sunlight to the latitude and longitude of Seleucia Pieria and is set to the year 230 thus enabling an accurate lighting simulation for the house and its mosaics.  The computer model presents a graphic rendering of the hypotheses underpinning the architectural reconstruction.  Lighting simulations present the lighting conditions at the summer and winter solstices of the year 230.  Time-lapse videos allow the viewer to observe and study the movement of light throughout the house on those days.  Finally, the model places the viewer within the ancient spaces, thereby reconstructing and recontextualizing view corridors within the house and from the house to the natural environment.

9 October 2014 - 6:00pm
Hartford Alumni Reception

Hartford Alumni Reception

9 October 2014 - 6:00pm
06:00 PM
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Nicki Lazaros
508-767-7205
cn.lazaros@assumption.edu

Hartford Golf Club

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19 October 2014 - 5:00pm
AC Jazz Ensemble

AC Jazz Ensemble

19 October 2014 - 5:00pm
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Kennedy Memorial Hall - Room 112

27 October 2014 - 7:30pm
Civil War Era Music

Civil War Era Music

27 October 2014 - 7:30pm
7:30 PM
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This concert is a concert/lecture performance of music from the Civil War era of the United States played by an ensemble comprised of a Brass Quintet, Percussion, Piano and Vocalist. The pianist, Allan Mueller, has researched and arranged all the music for this performance. As well as the performance of these pieces, there will be a description of each piece focusing on its historical relevancy.     The ensemble will also feature two musicians with direct connection to Assumption College. The vocalist will be tenor Ray Bawens, '82 and Bruce Hopkins, the Band Director of the Assumption College Band.


Chapel of the Holy Spirit

This concert is a concert/lecture performance of music from the Civil War era of the United States played by an ensemble comprised of a Brass Quintet, Percussion, Piano and Vocalist. The pianist, Allan Mueller, has researched and arranged all the music for this performance. As well as the performance of these pieces, there will be a description of each piece focusing on its historical relevancy.     The ensemble will also feature two musicians with direct connection to Assumption College. The vocalist will be tenor Ray Bawens, '82 and Bruce Hopkins, the Band Director of the Assumption College Band.

November 2014
1 November 2014 - 7:00pm
Galak Tika

Galak Tika

1 November 2014 - 7:00pm
7:00 PM
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Gamelan Galak Tika will perform a combination of traditional and modern repertoire for gamelan gong kebyar written by both American and Balinese composers. Galak Tika will devote part of the performance to breaking down and analyzing a section of music to help audience members hear the varied musical layers across the ensemble. There will also be time for students to learn a short segment of music and try out the instruments.


Hagan Hall

Gamelan Galak Tika will perform a combination of traditional and modern repertoire for gamelan gong kebyar written by both American and Balinese composers. Galak Tika will devote part of the performance to breaking down and analyzing a section of music to help audience members hear the varied musical layers across the ensemble. There will also be time for students to learn a short segment of music and try out the instruments.

9 November 2014 - 2:00pm
Voice recital by Julianne Gearhart, Soprano

Voice recital by Julianne Gearhart, Soprano

9 November 2014 - 2:00pm
2:00 PM
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Reception to follow in the Tinsley Community Room.

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Chapel of the Holy Spirit

Reception to follow in the Tinsley Community Room.

Click Here to Read Julianne's Biography

16 November 2014 - 1:30pm
NY City Alumni reception and Aladdin show

NY City Alumni reception and Aladdin show

16 November 2014 - 1:30pm
01:30 PM
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Nicki Lazaros
508-767-7205
cn.lazaros@assumption.edu

New Amsterdam Theater

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20 November 2014 - 3:00pm
String Camerata

String Camerata

20 November 2014 - 3:00pm
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Chapel of the Holy Spirit

23 November 2014 - 2:00pm
Chorale Sounds of the Season

Chorale Sounds of the Season

23 November 2014 - 2:00pm
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Chapel of the Holy Spirit

23 November 2014 - 3:00pm
Chorale Reception

Chorale Reception

23 November 2014 - 3:00pm
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All are invited to join the chorale members following the concert for some light refreshments.


Tinsley Campus Ministry Center Community Room

All are invited to join the chorale members following the concert for some light refreshments.

December 2014
3 December 2014 - 8:00pm
AC Christmas Band Concert

AC Christmas Band Concert

3 December 2014 - 8:00pm
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The Assumption College Band under the direction of its conductor, Bruce Hopkins, will be performing a concert of familiar Holiday repertoire along with its regular concert selections in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit. Featured will be different instrumental ensembles as well as soloists from the Band.


Chapel of the Holy Spirit

The Assumption College Band under the direction of its conductor, Bruce Hopkins, will be performing a concert of familiar Holiday repertoire along with its regular concert selections in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit. Featured will be different instrumental ensembles as well as soloists from the Band.

7 December 2014 - 5:00pm
Jazz Ensemble

Jazz Ensemble

7 December 2014 - 5:00pm
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Kennedy Memorial Hall - Room 112

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