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March 15, 2013

Arts Briefs

Italian pianist to play Wed.

SUNY Oneonta will present the 16th program of its New Music Concert Series at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Hamblin Theater in the Fine Arts Center on campus.

The concert will feature Italian pianist Giovanni Sorana performing works by American contemporary composers. Sorana also will present a workshop on contemporary piano techniques at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

The concert and workshop are free and open to the public. For more details, call 436-3415.

Open Eye to host screening

The Open Eye Theater will host a screening of “Broken Hill” at 7 p.m. Tuesday as part of its Tuesday Night at the Theater Series. The theater is at 960 Main St. in Margaretville.

The film stars Luke Arnold, Timothy Hutton, Alexa Vega and Rhys Wakefield. The story focuses on Tommy McAlpine, who lives on a rocky, drought-ridden sheep station in the Australian Outback with his father. Tommy dreams of being a classical composer.

The screening is free, with donations accepted for the New Roof Fund. For more information, call (845) 586-1660 or go to

Film, talk to focus on Peru

SUNY Oneonta will present a film screening and talk Tuesday by Alex Mantha, an anthropological archaeologist who specializes in the central Andes of Peru.

Her presentation, “Negotiating Funerary Practices: Inca and Spanish Colonial Occupations of the Rapayan Valley in the Central Andes of Peru,” will be at 11 a.m. In Room 318 of the Milne Library. At 5 p.m. in the Red Dragon Theater in the Hunt College Union, the film “Rapayan” will be shown.

“Rapayan” follows Mantha and his team as they explore the ruins of an indigenous settlement on the slopes overlooking the Peruvian village of Rapayan. According to a media release, the film exposes a cultural conflict between residents contending with modernization and the archeologists eager to preserve an ancient cultural partimony.

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