Every year the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts hosts eminent scholars and artists from the United States and elsewhere in the world for five-day or nine-day periods. While on campus they engage in a range of activities, delivering public lectures, speaking to graduate and undergraduate classes, giving workshops and performances, and meeting faculty and students. Those who stay in Brumby Hall also spend an evening with students, introducing students to their field of expertise through scholarly presentations or demonstrations.
During spring semester of 2008, the Willson Center Visiting Artists are Vladislav Bulakhov hosted by Levon Ambartsumian (Music), Claude Delange hosted by Kenneth Fisher (Music), and Bill Hastings hosted by Lisa Fusillo (Dance). Vladislav Bulakhov, conductor of the Moscow chamber orchestra The Seasons, will be on campus March 16-30. He will conduct the ARCO Chamber Orchestra in the works of Dvorak and Chausson with soloists Levon Ambartsumian and Evgeny Ryvkin at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 29, 2008 in Hodgson Hall. Bulakhov will also conduct a master class and a chamber music workshop during his time at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music.
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