Reformation Canata No. 80 by Johann Sebastian Bach
MICHAEL DEANE LAMKIN, conductor, Claremont Chamber Orchestra and Claremont Chamber Choir
MONDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1990
The Claremont Chamber Orchestra and Chamber
Choir, under the direction of Michael Lamkin,
bring us the first in a series of musical evenings at
The two groups will perform the famous Reformation
Cantata no. 80, "Ein feste Burg" ("A Mighty Fortress"), by Johann Sebastian Bach. This cantata was
composed in 1730 by Bach and later rewritten by his
son, Wilhelm Friedman, to include trumpets and tympani in order to make it more "flashy." The latter
edition is the one being used this evening.
Cantata no. 80, opening with a large contrapuntal
section for full orchestra and chorus, includes soprano,
alto, tenor, and bass solos sung by student musicians.
Michael Lamkin, music director and conductor of the
joint music program of the four colleges-CMC, HMC,
Scripps, and Pitzer-will make a short presentation on
the life of Bach. This will be followed by the cantata,
which lasts approximately 20 minutes.
Chef Robert is preparing a special dinner that Bach
and his family would have enjoyed.
The program begins at 7:00, following a 5:30 reception
and 6:00 dinner.
Germany and the Destruction of Europe in 1940
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1990
The Athenaeum is pleased to welcome back strategic
studies expert Robert O'Neill. Formerly director of
the International Institute for Strategic Studies, Mr.
O'Neill speaks on "Germany and the Destruction of
Europe in 1940."
Born in Australia in 1936, O'Neill was educated at the
Royal Military College of Australia and the University of
Melbourne, graduating in engineering in 1960. After
winning the Rhodes Scholarship, he studied philosophy, politics, and economics at Brasenose College,
Oxford. Currently the Chichele Professor of the History
of War, All Souls College, Oxford University, Mr.
O'Neill fought in Vietnam as an infantry captain for the
Australian Regular Army.
Mr. O'Neill has edited numerous books, including
The Strategic Nuclear Balance: An Australian Perspective (1974), The Conduct of East-West
Relations in the 1980's (1985), and Doctrine, Alliance, and Arms
Control (1987). He was also commissioned by the Australian
government to write a full history of Australia's participation in the Korean War.
Please join Mr. O'Neill at the Athenaeum for a 5:30
reception, 6:00 dinner, and 7:00 talk. Your dinner
reservation may be made by filling out and returning
the enclosed coupon.
Our Valuable Planet
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1990
An Australian native, Dr. Helen Caldicott first came
to international prominence during the accident at
the Three-Mile Island nuclear power facility. Her book,
Nuclear Madness (1990), had just been published, released at a
chillingly appropriate time. Since then Dr. Caldicott has
become one of the most outspoken activists for environmental hygiene in the 20th century.
Physicians for Social Responsibility, an organization
of which Caldicott was a founding member, was
awarded the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize for its work to end
the Soviet/American nuclear arms race. However, as the
threat of superpower conflict and nuclear war are
relegated to the back burner of public concern, Dr.
Caldicott continues her fight for the environment
through grass roots activism. Her focus now turns to
ozone layer depletion and the greenhouse effect.
In addition to Nuclear Madness (1990), Dr. Caldicott's works
include the 1984 publication, Missile Envy, and the 1982
Academy Award-winning film, If You Love This Planet.
Please join us at 7:00 p.m. for what promises to be an
insightful and motivating lecture titled "Our Valuable
Planet." If you would like to join us at the 5:30 reception
and 6:00 dinner, please return the reservation coupon.
Can Government Manage the Environment?
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1990
The director of California's Fish and Game Department heads the major governmental body that
manages the environment for this state. Peter
Bontadelli's responsibilities touch on everything from
real estate development to the protection of wildlife,
from California's water resources to land management.
Mr. Bontadelli is a fourth-generation Californian; he
was raised in Salinas. He received his B.A. in political
science from the University of California at Davis.
In 1984 Mr. Bontadelli joined the Department of Fish
and Game, where his early duties included legislation,
review of Environmental Services Branch material, and
the coordination of several special task forces, including
white bass, San Joaquin Valley drain problems, and
threatened and endangered programs. He became
director in 1987.
Mr. Bontadelli's address, "Can Government Manage
the Environment?" begins at 7:00 p.m. This program is
being presented by The John Brown Cook Association.
If you would like to join us for the reception and dinner
prior to the address, please fill out the reservation
Musical Tea: Canteen
MIKE LINDEMAN '91
ROB CAMPBELL '91
BILL PURDY '93
ANDREW MCCLEARN '91
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1990 3:00-4:00 p.m.
"Canteen," a new jazz/blues combo on campus,
will entertain tea-goers in the Arthur Adams
Courtyard at the Athenaeum. The musicians in the
group include: Mike Lindeman '91, Rob Campbell '91,
Bill Purdy '93, and Andrew McClearn '91.
Come and enjoy the mellow sounds of music in
the pleasant California outdoors.
Public Figures and the Humanities: My Henry
MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1990
The Gould Center for Humanistic Studies continues
its series having public figures describe the influence that masterworks of Western literature have
exerted on their professional and private lives. CMC's
founding trustee Donald McKenna opened the program
with his enthusiastically received "My Homer." Edward
S. Gould '65, a highly successful private investor and
chairman of the Gould Center's board of governors,
followed with an engaging discussion of the continuing
relevance of Machiavelli's The Prince (1513) in his life. Now
Donald A. Henriksen, CMC's vice president for research, reveals how Shakespeare's great history plays,
Henry IV, parts 1 (1587) and 2 (1596), and Henry V (1599), have affected his
own career and development.
Mr. Henriksen served on the Rose Institute of State
and Local Government's board of governors and CMC's
board of trustees before becoming vice president for
research in 1987. He worked many years for Atlantic
Richfield Co.: as exploration manager, project director
of North Slope coordination, and vice president of
government and constituency relations. Prior to his
association with ARCO, Mr. Henriksen played professional basketball with the Baltimore Bullets and
Rochester Royals. It was during his stint as an NBA
cager that he completed his PhD in geology at Stanford.
Mr. Henriksen's address begins at 7:00 p.m., following a reception at 5:30 and dinner at 6:00.
Affirmative Action and Diversity in Higher Education
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1990
Dr. John H. Bunzel comes to CMC as the second in a
series of speakers addressing diversity in America.
The series is sponsored by the Gould Center for
Humanistic Studies, and has been organized by Dr.
Robert Faggen, this year's director of the Gould Center
Dr. Bunzel, besides enjoying a well-deserved reputation as an outstanding scholar and educator in political
science, is a highly recognized and vocal authority on
the implications of cultural, ethnic, and social diversity.
His extensive writing on affirmative action programs
has inspired much controversy and focused debate. He
has been director of the Northern California Citizenship
Clearing House, a member of the California attorney
general's Advisory Committee on Constitutional
Rights, and a delegate to the 1968 Democratic National
Convention. A member of the faculty of San Francisco
State University in the late '60s. Dr. Bunzel's activities
during those tumultuous times catapulted him to the
presidency of San Jose State University, which position
he held from 1970-1978. He is currently a senior
research fellow at the Hoover Institution.
Among the several books Dr. Bunzel has written are
Anti-Politics in America: Reflections on the Anti-Political Temper and Its Distortions of thre Democratic Process (1979), Issues of American Public Policy (1964),
and Challenge to American Schools: The Case for Standards
and Values (1987). He has contributed articles to numerous
scholarly journals, magazines, and newspapers, and
writes a weekly column for the San Jose Mercury-News.
He is the 1990 recipient of the Policy Studies Organization's Hubert H. Humphrey Award for outstanding
achievement as a public policy practitioner.
Dr. Bunzel's address begins at 7:00 p.m., following a
reception at 5:30 and dinner at 6:00.
Thawing the Ice Curtain: The Story of Bering Bridge, the Soviet-American Expedition from Siberia to Alaska
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1990
Motivated by his love for the wilderness and his
interest in citizen diplomacy, Paul Schurke set in
motion his dreams for the Bering Bridge Expedition
and, in the process, helped melt the "Ice Curtain" that
divided the United States and the U.S.S.R.
In 1989 Paul Schurke and Soviet explorer Dmitry
Shparo, co-led a team of six Americans and six Soviets
on a 1,000-mile, two-month ski and dog sled trek from
Siberia to Alaska via the treacherous ocean waters of the
Bering Strait. Mr. Schurke's involvement in the Bering
Bridge Expedition led to a diplomatic accord between
the United States and the Soviet Union, and also helped
link two dozen remote villages on both sides of the
Pres. George Bush and Pres. Mikhail Gorbachev both
hailed Mr. Schurke's Bering Bridge journey for helping
to strengthen relations and ties between Asia and
America. On April 23, 1989, the nine-man, three-
woman expedition stood on the sea ice in the middle of
the Bering Strait at the International Dateline. Both
American and Soviet diplomats joined them at this
"global seam," where a protocol was signed that would
ease United States and Soviet border restrictions,
enabling Bering region natives once again to travel
freely across those waters. Mr. Schurke's experience on
the expedition is chronicled in his book, The Bering
Bridge Expedition-Connecting Cultures and Continents (1989).
Please join us at Mr. Schurke's slide and video
presentation titled "Thawing the Ice Curtain: The Story
of Bering Bridge, the Soviet-American Expedition from
Siberia to Alaska." Your dinner reservations may be
made by filling out the enclosed coupon.