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Joan of Arc Symposium and Festival

Joan of Arc Festival
Presented by University of the Pacific, October 18-20
Celebrating the 600th anniversary of the birth of Joan of Arc

Schedule of Events


Tuesday, October 16th, 12 noon, Derosa University Center Lawn

Theatre Arts students stage a puppet procession and read selected scenes from Brecht's The Trial of Joan of Arc at Rouen, followed by Preview of upcoming events in WPC Courtyard.

Thursday, October 18th,12 noon, Recital Hall

Composition- Master Class Composer Richard Einhorn discusses his composition "Voices of Light: the Passion of Joan of Arc" and other compositions as part of the Conservatory's composition club forum. 

Thursday, October 18th, 8 PM, Janet Leigh Theater

"The Messenger; The Story of Joan of Arc."  A French/American historical drama film directed by Luc Besson. The most recent Hollywood version of St. Joan of Arc witnesses the atrocities of the English against her family, following her through her visions, to her leadership in battle, her trial and execution.

Friday, October 19th, 2 PM, Faye Spanos Concert Hall

Music Careers Forum  Internationally heralded quartet Anonymous 4 will be featured in an open forum to discuss their unique, remarkable, and sustained success in the classical music industry. The panel discussion will be led by Professors Keith Hatschek, and Daniel Ebbers.

Saturday, October 20th, 9 AM to 5 PM, Verschagen Alumni House

Gender and War Student Research Conference
The University of Pacific's Gender Studies program hosts a day-long event with various keynote speakers. The conference will also feature the presentation of nationally submitted student research on the topics of Joan of Arc, Gender, and the parallels that exist in modern conflict.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Robin Blaetz, Professor of Literature and Film (1pm)
  • Brian Turner, Poet and Vietnam Veteran (3:30pm)
  • Vic Inzunza, Student Poet and Veteran (2pm)

Saturday, October 20th, 7:30 PM, Faye Spanos Concert Hall

Voices of Light: The Passion of Joan of Arc by Richard Einhorn
The University of Pacific's Symphony Orchestra and combined choruses, student and faculty soloists, along Anonymous 4 present the internationally acclaimed oratorio performed with Karl Dreyer's silent film classic, The Passion of Joan of Arc. The film features what many call the greatest performance of all time on film with Ruth Falconetti in the title role of Joan. The concert will feature a pre-concert talk with the composer Richard Einhorn.

October 15th  to 20th

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