Cultural Events Calendar

Spring 2014 Calendar of Events

January 20, 2014 at 7:00pm in Hamlin Recital Hall

Cello Times Two

Cello Times Two is a duet of NGU faculty cellist Brenda Leonard and cellist Benjamin Smith of Montreat College.  The program is a musical journey through six centuries of music, with pieces from the 16th through the 21st centuries, spanning much of the history of Western Art music.   The program includes works by Orlando Gibbons, Haydn, and Hindemith, as well as the premiere of a work for two cellos and fixed media by Spartanburg composer Peter B. Kay. Dr. Kay will talk about his work and about humor in music at 3 pm in Hamlin Recital Hall. 

*Tickets Required* Student tickets available January 15, 2014

 

January 24, 2014 at 7:00pm in Hamlin Recital Hall

Piano Recital

Three outstanding NGU piano majors will present an evening of piano music.

*Tickets NOT Required*

 

January 28, 2014 at 7:00pm in Hamlin Recital Hall

Faculty Recital: Darien Washington Horn Recital

*Tickets Required* Student tickets available January 15, 2014

  

February 3, 2014 5:00pm-9:00pm in Hamlin Recital Hall

This 3 credit event will feature 3 sessions: 5:00pm-6:00pm, 7:00pm-8:00pm, and 8:00pm-9:00pm.  Students attending this event MUST attend all 3 sessions as no partial credit will be given.  A dinner break will occur from 6:00pm-7:00pm. 

Seating is limited to 250 students and tickets will be given on a first come, first serve basis. 
*Tickets Required* Student tickets available January 28, 2014

 

February 4, 2014 at 6:00pm in Hamlin Recital Hall

UGA Recital

The University of Georgia - Atlanta wind quintet, consisting of Flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, and bassoon, will play traditional wind quintet repertoire. There will be a master class at 7 pm following the concert in which members from the quintet will work with the Cline School of Music students.

*Tickets Required* Student tickets available January 25, 2014

  

February 11, 2014 at 7:00pm in Hamlin Recital Hall

Jami Rhodes Concert

Jami Rhodes, mezzo-soprano and Eric Stellrecht, piano, from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, will present vocal recital which includes Haydnís Arianna a Naxos, works by Duparc and Schubert, and various English selections.

 
*Tickets Required* Student tickets available January 31, 2014

 

February 11, 2014 at 7:00pm in Hayes Ministry Center

Lecture: American Protestants and the Gospel According to Nietzsche

*Tickets Required* Student tickets available January 31, 2014

  

February 13-15 and 20-22, 2014 at 7:30pm in the Billingsley Theater

Our Town

Thornton Wilderís Pulitzer Prize winning classic is the epitomic portrayal of early 20th century Americana.  Set in Groverís Corners 1938, the play takes us on a journey through the everyday life of an average American in a small town.
*Tickets Required* Student tickets available February 7, 2014

 

February 24, 2014 at 7:00 in Turner Chapel in Turner Chapel

Concert Band

On Monday February 24, 2014, the NGU concert band will present a concert of standard literature in Turner Chapel.  This evening's program will include works by Charles Ives, Joan Tower, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Carl Maria von Weber.     

*Tickets NOT Required

 

February 24, 2014 at 7:00 in Hayes Ministry Center

Lecture:  Black Like Who?: Racial Stereotypes in U. S. Popular Culture

What:  A documentary followed by a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Paul Thompson.
The panel will include Dr. Cheryl Collier and Dr. Paul Yandle and students

Documentary name:  Ethnic Notions 

*Tickets Required* Student tickets available February 14, 2014

 

February 26, 2014 at 7:00 in Hamlin Recital Hall

Art Lecture

*Tickets Required* Student tickets available February 21, 2014

  

March 4, 2014 at 7:00pm in Hamlin Recital Hall

Leonard Recital

*Tickets Required* Student tickets available February 28, 2014

  

March 18, 2014 at 7:00pm in Hamlin

Lecture: Teacher of the Year Darleen Sutton

Darleen Sutton was named the 2014 South Carolina Teacher of the Year in May 2013.  She received her B.S. in Early Childhood Education from Wingate University, and her M.Ed. from Winthrop University in Elementary Education. She began her teaching career in 1991 as a kindergarten teacher at Westminster Preschool and also taught at Orchard Park Elementary in Oconee County.  Most recently, Darleen has taught 2nd and 1st grades at Pickens Elementary School in Pickens County.  In addition, she is a National Board Certified Teacher, and served as a TAP Mentor Teacher at her school.

Prior to joining Pickens Elementary, she was an adjunct Early Childhood instructor at both Tri-County and Greenville Technical Colleges. In addition to teaching, she has worked with DSS, National Dropout Prevention, and the Office of First Steps. She believes that students learn best in a trusting environment where they are able to problem solve, explore, and take risks. Sutton says, ďTeaching is a passion of mine because it provides the opportunity to make a positive impact on a young personís life and assist them in realizing their fullest potential. Thereís nothing more rewarding than to see one of my students succeed!Ē 

Darleen will serve as an Ambassador for Education across the state throughout the 2013-2014 school year. 

*Tickets Required* Student tickets available March 7, 2014

 

March 24, 2014 at 7:00pm in Turner Chapel

Choir Concert

Enjoy a program featuring the program from the Concert Choirís tour of churches in South Carolina.  Two of the main themes of the concert will be praise to God, and anthems that will highlight the season of Easter.  Included on the program will selections from the contemporary oratorio Savior, and music performed by the North Greenville University Singers.

*Tickets NOT Required

 

March 25, 2014 at 7:00pm in Hamlin Recital Hall

North Greenville University Chamber Players

An evening of chamber music treasures featuring the NGU Cline School of Music faculty. With Joy Sears (flute), Sonja Coppenbarger (bassoon), Darian Washington (French horn), Leslie Warlick (violin), Michael Weaver (viola), Brenda Leonard (cello), and Fabio Parrini (piano). Works by Couperin, Mozart, Pleyel, and Brahms.

*Tickets Required* Student tickets available March 17, 2014

 

March 26, 2014 at 7:00pm in Hamlin Recital Hall

Art Lecture

*Tickets Required* Student tickets available March 17, 2014

 

March 27, 2014 at 5:00pm in Hamlin Recital Hall

Omojo Percussion Duo

The Omojo Percussion Duo consists of percussionists Joe W. Moore III and Oliver Molina.  Joe is an active composer and performer and is a doctoral candidate at Louisiana State University.  Oliver is active as an educator and clinician and is a doctoral candidate at the University of Iowa.  They met while studying music at the University of Central Florida and first played together in 2004.  The duo focuses on advancing the current percussion literature as well as composing and commissioning new works for the medium. They will be embarking on their inaugural tour in the southeast United States in the spring of 2014. Omojo endorses Pro-Mark Sticks and Mallets, and Sabian Cymbals. 

The duo will be presenting a recital of new and contemporary works for percussion.

*Tickets Required* Student tickets available March 17, 2014

 

April 1, 2014 at 7:00pm in Turner Chapel

Orchestra Concert

The NGU Orchestra will collaborate with NGU voice faculty tenor Grant Lewis for this eveningís presentation of French opera favorites.  Dr. Lewis frequently performs as a soloist in the Greenville area and has enjoyed both cover and performing roles in Il Trovatore (Verdi), Tosca (Puccini), Lucia di Lammermoor (Donizetti), Handel's Messiah, Haydn's Creation, Bach's St. John Passion, and the Mozart Requiem. On this concert Dr. Lewis will perform tenor arias Le Reve, En ferment les yeux from Massenetís Manon; Vainement ma bien aimee from Laloís Le Roi díYs; and Romance from Bizetís The Pearl Fishers.  Other works on this program include Bizetís Carmen Suite No. 1, Offenbachís Overture from Orpheus in the Underworld; and Saint-Saensí Dance Bacchanale from Samson and Dalila.  Please join us for a wonderful evening of French opera favorites.

*Tickets NOT Required

 

April 2, 2014 at 5:00pm in The Billingsley Theater

Storyteller Tim Hartman

Tim Hartman is a native Pittsburgher, and has been professionally acting, singing, writing, cartooning and storytelling all over the country since 1972. Though known primarily for his work on the stage, including recent appearances on Broadway in "A Tale of Two Cities" and the Tony nominated "Finian's Rainbow", Tim's greatest joy is performing his own brand of freewheeling, stand-up comedy, storytelling for children and family audiences. Tim is also an award winning editorial cartoonist for newspapers all over Pennsylvania

*Tickets NOT Required

 

April 7, 2014 at 7:00pm in Hamlin Recital Hall

Percussion Ensemble

Come enjoy an evening of percussion sounds!  This evening will include performances by the NGU Percussion Ensemble, the NGU African Ensemble, and snare drum solos presented by the NGU Percussion Majors and Faculty.  You are sure to leave this concert with your feet tapping and your bones rattling!
*Tickets Required* Student tickets available March 31, 2014

 

April 8, 2014 at 7:00pm in Hamlin Recital Hall

Faculty Guitar Recital

*Tickets Required* Student tickets available March 31, 2014

  

April 10-12 and 14-15, 2014 at 7:30pm in the Billingsley Theater

The Rivals

Richard Sheridanís comedy of manners treks through relationships and the chaos that ensues when deception is an ever-present ingredient.  The key players are scrutinized in this ridiculous comedy as the author pokes fun at our ideas of romanticism and the importance of being truthful.   
*Tickets Required* Student tickets available April 4, 2014

 

April 21, 2014 at 7:00pm in Turner Chapel

Concert Band

On Monday April 21, the NGU concert band will present its second concert of the semester in Turner Chapel.  The program will consist of works composed by Adreas Markris and Robert Russell Bennett.  The concert will conclude with Seventy Six Trombones from the Music Man and Symphonic Dances from West Side Story.   

*Tickets NOT Required

 

April 27, 2014 at 7:00pm at Fairview Baptist Church

Saviour: A Modern Oratorio

The Story of Godís Passion for His People

by Greg Nelson and Bob Farrell

The Cline School of Music at North Greenville University will be presenting Saviour, a modern oratorio. The choir will be a collaboration of the Concert Choir, faculty and staff, alumni and choir members from Fairview Baptist Church and Mitchell Road Presbyterian Church. An oratorio with powerful setting that tells the story of Godís passion for His people.

Soloists:  Justin Garrett, NGU graduate, Church Music Praise and Worship; Donald Starling, Church Music; Bill Blount, Vocal Performance; Anna Grace Sullivan, Church Music Praise and Worship; Lachune Boyd, Music; and Josh Brown, Music.

 

April 28, 2014 at 7:00pm in Turner Chapel

Jazz Band

*Tickets NOT Required

 

April 29, 2014 at 7:00pm in Hamlin Recital Hall

Chamber Concert

This event will feature three of the Cline School of Musicís smaller ensembles:  the flute choir, the string ensemble, and the North Greenville Singers.  Instrumental and choral music designed for smaller ensembles and a variety of time periods and styles will be featured at the concert.

*Tickets Required* Student tickets available April 21, 2014