The Mohawk Valley Community College Cultural Series is hosting several events next week at the College’s Utica Campus, 1101 Sherman Drive. Admission is free.

On Tuesday, April 10, Mutsumi Tsuuzaki will perform a xylophone recital at 1 p.m. in Alumni College Center room 116. Tsuuzaki presents both Western and Japanese music on a xylophone that she inherited from the famous Yoichi Hiraoka, who used to live in New York City and played the xylophone with the New York Philharmonic.

On Wednesday, April 11, Utica Sculpture Space Artists-in-Residence Nicolas Fleming and Milena Naef will give an art lecture at 11 a.m. in Information Technology Building room 225. Fleming, from Toronto, Canada, and Naef, from Amsterdam, Netherlands, will discuss their artwork, both past and present.

Also on Wednesday, MVCC adjunct faculty member Brendan Dunn and a panel of MVCC students will present “The Rojava Revolution and the Battle Against ISIS” at 7 p.m. in Information Technology Building room 225. This lecture and panel discussion will focus on Kurdistan, women’s liberation, and the battle against ISIS.

Tickets for all Cultural Series events can be purchased in person at the MVCC Box Office, Information Technology Building room 106, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday, and at the College Stores on the Utica and Rome Campuses; online any time at www.mvcc.edu/tickets<http://www.mvcc.edu/tickets>; or over the phone by calling 315-731-5721. Most Cultural Series events are $5 or less to the general public and many are free. Events include concerts, comedians, lectures, film screenings and discussions, workshops, family fun events, and more. The Cultural Series is brought to you by MVCC’s Cultural Events Council, in collaboration with MVCC’s Program Board, with significant support from the Student Activity Fee. The series maintains a major social media presence that can be followed on Facebook at “MVCC Cultural Series.” For the complete series lineup and ticket sales, visit www.mvcc.edu/culture<http://www.mvcc.edu/culture>.

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