Delaware’s Arts & Culture Guide for 2013-2014
Mark your calendars. This is going to be a great season for arts enthusiasts.
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It’s been 150 years since the publication of Los Desastres de la Guerra and its 80 etchings depicting scenes of war, famine, and political commentary—created by Francisco Goya y Lucientes 50 years earlier. The UD’s Janis Tomlinson has ordered prints from the first edition to re-create the order in which the images were made. See them in “Goya’s War: Los Desastres de la Guerra” at the Old College Main Gallery through Dec. 8. Concurrently, “From Samurai to Soldier: Japanese Prints of War” shows woodblock prints depicting scenes of war and warriors. It’s in the Old College West Gallery. (Newark, 831-8037, udel.edu/museums)
On the heels of a highly successful first festival this year, WilmFilm No. 2 is still in the planning, but organizer Barry Schlecker promises more of the same at Penn Cinema on Wilmington’s Riverfront: great indies and socially conscious or local-interest films shown in partnership with local nonprofits. It happens April 25-27. (690-5555, wilmfilm.com)
World Cafe Live at the Queen
This is all you need to know: There’s a bassoon soloist, and he’s an Elvis impersonator. See it for yourself when the Delaware Symphony Orchestra presents “Igor and Elvis” Jan. 31. That’s Igor Stravinsky, whose “A Soldier’s Tale” will be featured with Michael Daugherty’s “Dead Elvis,” which is scored for Stravinsky’s instrumentation. On Jan. 25, “One Child Born: The Music of Laura Nyro” presents the range of the songwriter’s prodigious talents as one woman explains how the music affected her life. (Wilmington, 994-1400, queen.worldcafelive.com)