Esbenshade Series: Dr. Jack A. Goldstone

In conjunction with Marietta College’s Phi Beta Kappa Chapter, the series begins with a lecture by Dr. Goldstone, the Virginia E. and John T. Hazel Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University. Author or editor of 10 books, Goldstone’s current research focuses on conditions for building democracy and stability in developing nations,...
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Esbenshade Series: Mary Shelley Speaks

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley may be best known as the author of Frankenstein, but there is much more to be learned about her, both personally and psychologically. How did her own life parallel that of the abandoned Creature of her novel? How do the ethical questions she raised in Frankenstein apply in today’s world where science has learned...
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Esbenshade Series: Quartet San Francisco

Non-traditional in their delivery, the twice Grammy-nominated Quartet San Francisco redefines the sound of chamber music. As crossover specialists, they excel in multiple styles from jazz to tango, pop to funk, blues to bluegrass, gypsy swing to big band and beyond.
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Esbenshade Series: Capitol Quartet

The Capitol Quartet is widely considered among the most exciting chamber ensembles performing today. Comprised of saxophonists who are teaching faculty at America's leading music schools and alumni of the Premiere U.S. Military bands, they have captured the imaginations of critics and audiences alike.
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Esbenshade Series: Tempesta di Mare

Kicking off Marietta College’s celebration of composer Johann Sebastian Bach, Tempesta di Mare performs baroque music on baroque instruments with what the Philadelphia City Paper describes as “zest and virtuosity that transcends style and instrumentation.” Named for Antonio Vivaldi’s concerto meaning, “storm at sea,” this performance will...
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Esbenshade Series: Julianne Baird

Baird, soprano, has been hailed by The New York Times as a “… national artistic treasure… a well-nigh peerless performer in the repertory of the baroque… she possesses a natural musicianship which engenders singing of supreme expressive beauty.” And with more than 125 recordings to her credit, Baird is one of the world’s 10 most recorded...
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