March 16th – 23rd Pops concert, Ballet, the Biggs, and Watermen

Brett Valliant pops concert

Brett Valliant is an American organist in demand for his ability to perform many different genres of music on the instrument he loves.  Whether at an organ in a concert hall, a majestic church organ on Sunday morning, a mighty Wurlitzer in a theatre, or a Hammond B-3, Brett is right at home.  Critics internationally have defined his performances as “exciting,” refreshing, “unorthodox, and astonishing.” Dickinson High School Theater, March 17th, 7 P.M.

 

Ballet in cinemas: Le Corsaire

In the Bolshoi Ballet’s new staging of Le Corsaire, Petipa’s original choreography is revived and refreshed by Alexei Ratmansky and Yuri Burlaka to breathe new life into this production. The ballet follows Medora, a young Greek girl, and Conrad, a dashing pirate, as they journey through a tapestry of dramatic events, culminating in a shipwreck considered to be one of ballet’s most dazzling spectacles. Theatre N at Nemours, March 18th, 1:30 P.M.

 

A Living Museum: 300 Years of Collecting at the Loockerman House

Biggs Museum Curator, Ryan Grover, and Delaware Public Archives Specialist, Margaret Dunham, will discuss one of the most interesting and influential families in Dover’s history. This lecture and gallery walk-through will examine the multi-generational collecting practices of the Loockerman family in Dover from the 1730s to the present. Please bring a brown bag lunch. Biggs Museum of American Art, March 21st, 12 P.M.

 

Watermen

Making a living on the water is an essential part of the cultural history of Delmarva. Watermen provide restaurants near and far with the staples for the dishes we enjoy. Economic and environmental issues have made a huge impact on the profession in the past 40 years. This documentary provides a glimpse of this life in a community dependent on the water in the 1960’s. By examining three years in the life of skipjack captain Art Daniels, his family, and his colleagues as they spend time oystering, crabbing, and living on the Chesapeake Bay, the simple but powerful story of watermen’s lives is revealed to those who enjoy the fruits of their labor. Milton Fire Hall, March 16th, 7 P.M.

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