Spectacle Magazine hailed Cirque Mechanics as “the greatest contribution to the American circus since Cirque du Soleil.” Although inspired by modern circus, Cirque Mechanics finds its roots in the mechanical and its heart in the stories of American ingenuity. The shows, rooted in realism, display a raw quality rarely found in modern circus that makes their message timeless and relevant. The stories are wrapped in circus acrobatics, mechanical wonders and a bit of clowning around.
42FT – A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels, is the latest invention from the creative minds of Cirque Mechanics. The company dares us to leap into the circus ring and experience the timelessness of this evolving art form. The show’s unique mechanical interpretation of the traditional, and its story full of the lore of the historic one-ring circus, create a welcoming place, like a big top, where we can be amazed. The action in 42FT is full of theatricality with a modern sensibility, showcasing a galloping mechanical metal horse and a rotating tent frame for strongmen, acrobats and aerialists.
The annual Homecoming Music Gala offers the first opportunity to hear the Goshen College music ensembles in the 2019-20 school year! Performing will be the Goshen College Choirs, directed by Scott Hochstetler and Marcia Yost, and the Goshen College Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Brian Mast.
Price: $8 adults, $6 seniors/students. GC faculty/staff/students free with ID.
Goshen College’s Voice of the Earth choir will be joined by invited treble choral ensembles for a day of workshops and rehearsals, culminating in an evening concert in Sauder Concert Hall. Voices of the Earth is directed by Marcia Yost.
The Soroka-Greene Duo is a husband-wife team of international prize-winning soloists, presenting brilliant and personal performances of standard violin-piano repertoire as well as many unique and fascinating lesser-known works. The couple made the first recording of the four Bolcom Sonatas, and Solomia Soroka discovered otherwise unplayed exquisite works of Arthur Hartmann. They have performed together throughout Europe, the United States, and Asia.
Solomia Soroka is Professor of Music at Goshen College. Arthur Greene is Professor of Piano at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.