The first musical group of the season will be Baladino, an Israeli world music ensemble, who will appear as part of a new two-season partnership with the Arts Midwest World Fest.
The first musical group of the season will be Baladino, an Israeli world music ensemble, who will appear as part of a new two-season partnership with the Arts Midwest World Fest.
The Community Arts Series begins its 61st year at Hanover College during the 2013-2014 season.

Ten events varying from regional musicians to international music groups and international films are on the schedule this year. The season also marks the beginning of a two-season partnership with the Arts Midwest World Fest that will feature groups from Israel, Quebec, China and Brazil.

The Community Arts Series opens with the film "Our Man in Havana," which will be shown in the Lynn Center for Fine Arts. The screening will begin at 7 p.m. on Sept. 4.

"That's new," series producer Mark Fearnow said of the films. "That's something we've never done before."

Another film, "Lemon Tree," will be featured on Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. in the Center for Fine Arts as well.

Two other international films will be shown throughout the season, including "The Necessities of Life" on Jan. 29 and "Monsieur Verdoux" on March 12. Both films begin at 7 p.m. and will be shown on the big screen in the Lynn Center for Fine Arts.

The first musical group of the season will be Baladino, an Israeli world music ensemble. The five-member group showcases music of the Mediterranean region, including pieces carried to Israel by people from Spain, Eastern Europe, Turkey and Arab lands. The group appears in concert as part of the Arts Midwest World Fest.

The performance will be at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3 in Fitzgibbon Recital Hall at the Lynn Center for Fine Arts.

New York City's award-winning improvisational troupe Broadway's Next Hit Musical bring their antics to Parker Auditorium during Homecoming festivities.

The music and comedy group makes up the lyrics and melodies on the spot with audience participation. The first act features an award ceremony spotlighting audience-created song titles, while the second act highlights a musical from the winning song of act one.

"I thought people would like that mixture," Fearnow said of the improv group.

The improv performance begins at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19 in Parker Auditorium.

An all-Beethoven program with an international reputation will visit the college in November. The Ariel Quartet - which formed in Israel prior to moving to the United States in 2004 - will feature selections from Beethoven beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15.

The event will take place in Fitzgibbon Recital Hall in the Lynn Center for Fine Arts.

French-Canadian party band Le Vent du Nord will present a mix of fiddle, piano, accordion, guitar, Irish bouzouki and vocals during its performance next year.

The band visits Hanover College as part of the Arts Midwest World Fest. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in Fitzgibbon Recital Hall at the Lynn Center for Fine Arts.

Baritone Timothy Noble, a professor of voice at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, will perform "Just Beautiful Singing: Timothy Noble and His Studio." Noble has performed more than 50 leading roles in major opera houses around the world and also served as baritone soloist with the London Philharmonic and the Chicago Symphony.

Noble will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, 2014. His performance will be in the Fitzgibbon Recital Hall at the Lynn Center for Fine Arts.

Hanover alumna Tamara Dearing will close out the Community Arts Series with a performance in March.

Dearing plans to perform a mix of ballads and country funk, along with pop and country standards. The 2002 graduate performs with her husband, Dustin Baron, plus her band and back-up singers.

The performance will be at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 7, 2014, in the Fitzgibbon Recital Hall at the Lynn Center for Fine Arts.

Community Arts Series season subscription tickets for 2013-2014 are available through Aug. 30 at a discounted price of $75. A season subscription includes admission to each of the ten events in the series, as well as admission to Hanover College Theatre's five main-stage productions.

The season subscription cost increases to $90 from Sept. 1 until Oct. 2. A youth subscription for high school-aged students or younger is $30.

Ticket prices for each event vary if purchased at the door.

Season subscriptions or single performance tickets are available by calling the Hanover College box office at (812) 866-7110. Additional series information and single-ticket prices are available online at www.hanover.edu/arts.