Browning Presents! was honored to bring the following performers, scholars, and artists to the WSU campus during the 2018-2019 season. Please read below for a summary of each event.
Choir of Clare College Cambridge
March 25, 2019 at 7 p.m. - Austad Auditorium
The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, made its Utah debut to a nearly sold-out audience. The mixed-voice choir's primary function is to lead services in the chapel of Clare College, Cambridge. Since the founding of the choir in 1971, the choir has gained an international reputation as one of the leading university choral groups in the world. While on campus, the choir performed a master class with WSU Choir and Opera students. WSU students had the opportunity to ask the choir questions and explore various music and choral arrangements.
January 19, 2019 at 7 p.m. - Austad Auditorium
Ronan Farrow is an American journalist and author. His most recent book, "War On Peace," explores diplomacy and the decline of American influence. In late 2017, Farrow's articles in The New Yorker helped uncover the Harvey Weinstein sexual abuse allegations. While on campus, Farrow met with students from the university's student newspaper, The Signpost along with Honors students who had read his most recent work. KUER's Doug Fabrizio moderated the discussion with Farrow to a crowd of more than a thousand.
Sean Jones Quartet
September 14, 2018 - Allred Theater - 7:30 p.m.
Jazz musician Sean Jones switched from the drums to the trumpet upon his first exposure to Miles Davis at the age of 10. Twenty-five years later, Jones still cites Davis' overall artistic vision and purity of sound as his greatest personal influence. During the quartet's visit to Ogden, a porition of the program included music celebrating the 60-year anniversary of Miles Davis' "Kind of Blue." In addition, WSU students were invited to participate alongside these world-class musicians for several selections. One of the student performers shared, "This was the highlight of my time at WSU."