Cultural Events Calendar

Fall 2014 Cultural Events Calendar

September 11-13 & 18-20, 2014 at 7:30pm in the Billingsley Theatre

Kairos adapted and directed by Doug Berky 

 

Join the NGU Theatre Department as they present this impressionist telling of the story of Jesus of Nazareth as found in the first four Gospels in the Christian New Testament.  This production utilizes large stylized masks and symbolic visual images to help the audience consider the Gospel story, its context, and popular cultural assumptions.  Event length: approximately 1 hour.

*Tickets required*

Student tickets available Tuesday, September 2, 2014

 

September 23, 2014 at 7:00pm in Hamlin Recital Hall

Faculty String Trio Recital  

Dr. Leslie Warlick, violin; Dr. Michael Weaver, viola; Dr. Brenda Leonard, cello.  Event length: approximately 1 hour.

*Tickets required*

Student tickets available Friday, September 12, 2014

 

September 29, 2014 at 7:00 in Turner Auditorium

Concert Band

The North Greenville University Concert Band welcomes you to their first of two performances this semester. This evening's program will include Paul Creston's Celebration Overture, Edward Grieg's Funeral March, and Ralph Vaughan Williams magnificent work, Toccata Marziale.  Event length: approximately 1 hour.

*Tickets NOT required*

 

October 15, 2014 at 7:00pm in the Craft Hemphill Christian Worldview Building

Lecture: "Alone from a Tree: The Lynching of Dick Wofford" by Dr. Jack Shuler.  

This lecture is part of his book tour to release his third book, The Thirteenth Turn: A History of the Noose.  To learn more about Dr. Shuler, visit his website: http://jackshulerauthor.com/about/ Event length: approximately 1 hour.

*Tickets required*

Student tickets available Wednesday, October 1, 2014


October 22, 2014 at 7:00pm in Hamlin Recital Hall

Art Lecture: Jose Glavez

Event length: approximately 2 hours. 

*Tickets required*

Student tickets available Wednesday, October 8, 2014

 

October 27, 2014 at 7:00pm in Hamlin Recital Hall

The RoseWind Duo

Scott Herring, percussion, and Clifford Leaman, saxophone, perform as the RoseWind Duo. They have given numerous performances and clinics at universities across the country and have been invited to perform at many professional conferences, including the 2007 NASA Region 7 Conference in Greensboro, N.C., the 2007 South Carolina Music Teachers Association State Conference, the 2007 and 2010 International Navy Band Saxophone Symposium and the 2008 Biennial Conference of the North American Saxophone Alliance. In May 2010, they also traveled to France and Spain for two weeks for a series of concerts and clinics, and in December 2010, they were featured artists at The First International Wind and Percussion Festival in Beijing, China. In August 2011, the duo traveled to Yantai, China for a series of clinics and concerts. Recently, RoseWind gave a featured concert at the 2012 World Saxophone Congress in St. Andrews, Scotland. The duo was also invited to present a performance/clinic at PASIC 2012 in Austin, Texas. Their debut CD, Release, is available from Equilibrium Records.  Event length: approximately 1 hour.

*Tickets required*

Student tickets available Friday, October 17, 2014

 

October 28, 2014 at 7:00pm in Turner Auditorium

Orchestra Concert

Please join us this evening as we perform works associated with perseverance in the face of danger – works from revolutionary Italy, WWI England, and works representative of WWII Poland and the Czech Republic, and WWII Soviet Union.  Throughout this evening's concert we will describe these works' associations and present short biographies and stories of Medal of Honor recipients from WWs I and II, Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf Wars, and Afghanistan who gave of themselves in order to defend our nation, the sacrifice of men who dared to die.  We will conclude this evenings concert by glorifying the One who gave all that we might come to know Him, that we might accept His sacrificial gift of dying in our place so we might live.  On the program: Verdi's Overture to Nabucco, Farrar's Heroic Elegy, Williams' Three Pieces from Schindler’s List with Dr. Leslie Warlick, solo violin, Ippolitov-Ivanov's Caucasian Sketches, and Anderson/Habegger's His Robes for Mine.  Event length: approximately 1 hour. 

*Tickets NOT required*

 

November 3, 2014 at 7:00pm in Hamlin Recital Hall

Piano Recital: Ryan Fogg

Ryan Fogg is Associate Professor of Music and Director of Keyboard Studies at Carson-Newman University.  A native Texan, he holds degrees in Piano Performance from The University of Texas at Austin, The University of Houston, and East Texas Baptist University. He performs regularly throughout the United States, has recorded new works by American composers for Albany Records, and has written articles for Clavier Companion and Piano Pedagogy Forum. A dedicated teacher, he has been recognized by Carson-Newman University with the Teaching Excellence and Leadership Award (2010) and the Faculty Creativity Award (2008, 2012), and he was named the 2009-2010 Teacher of the Year by the Knoxville Music Teachers Association.  He has also taught at Northwest Missouri State University and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan.  Event length: approximately 1 hour.  

*Tickets required*

Student tickets available Thursday, October 23, 2014

 

November 5, 2014 at 7:00pm in Hamlin Recital Hall

Art Lecture

Event length: approximately 2 hours. 

*Tickets required*

Student tickets available Thursday, October 23, 2014

 

November 10, 2014 at 5:00pm in Turner Chapel

NGU Percussion Ensemble: A Japanese Experience

 

Come join the NGU Percussion Ensemble as they present a night of Japanese inspired music and a special presentation of Japanese Taiko!  Guest artist, Eric Paton, along with the ensemble will perform traditional Japanese Taiko drumming, as made popular in America by the Kodo Drummers.  

Eric Paton (BA Jazz Studies –Capital University, MM Percussion Performance – Ohio University) joined the Capital University Conservatory of Music faculty in 1990.  Paton founded the Ethnic Percussion Ensemble, a student performance group that features the music of Cuba, Haiti, Brazil and Japan. As an Assistant Professor, Paton developed the World Music Lab, an experiential learning requirement for all incoming music majors that explores the music of the world through percussion. The inaugural class performed taiko for the PASIC 2002. Specializing in percussion from the African Diaspora and Japan, Paton has performed with national and international artists including Aretha Franklin, Sir Roland Hannah, Bobby Shew-Salsa Caliente, Earl Klugh, Milano La Scala (Italian National Opera), and Eitetsu Hayashi. He has presented as a clinician or performer for the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, Ohio PAS Day, Music Education National Conference, International Kodaly Conference, International Jazz Education Association, Jazz Education Network, National Association of State Arts Agencies, Ballet Metropolitan, Opera Columbus, Jazz Arts Group of Columbus, Jazz Academy, the Ohio State University, Ohio University, Miami of Ohio, Otterbein, Whittenberg College, University of Kentucky and Remo Inc. Paton has served on the PASIC planning committee and the OMEA Multi-cultural Committee. Paton, an Ohio Arts Council AIE residency artist and an Ohio Alliance for Arts Education Artists-In-Schools roster artist, was the interpreter for the Ohio Arts Council’s Eitetsu Hayashi Fu-un No Kai - Ohio Taiko Project. Paton who has studied in Cuba, Jamaica and Japan held teaching positions at Kenyon College, Mount Vernon Nazerene College and Fort Hayes MEC. Paton is a live stage interpreter for the premier Odaiko soloist Eitetsu Hayashi during tours in Central and North America.

Eric Paton continues as music director of Hiuchi Taiko and music director / timbalero with Yumbambé Salsa Jazz. He performs with La Charanga Tres and Mojoflo. Paton plays Remo World Percussion and Asano Taiko.


Event length: approximately 1 hour.

*Tickets NOT required*

 

November 11, 2014 at 7:00 in Hamlin Recital Hall

Chamber Concert (Singers and Strings)

This concert will feature some of the Cline School of Music's smaller ensembles in repertoire representative of the instrumentation and size of the groups.  Included on this concert will be the brass ensemble, the flute choir, the string ensemble, and the North Greenville Singers.  Event length: approximately 1 hour.

*Tickets required*

Student tickets available Thursday, October 30 2014

  

November 13-15 & 20-22, 2014 at 7:30pm in the Billingsley Theatre

Quilters directed by Dale Savidge

 

Join the NGU Theatre Department as they present this joyous and moving musical celebration of American Womanhood that became a record-setting regional theater success before its presentations on the Broadway and at the Edinburgh Festival.  Combining music, dance movement and scenes of vivid dramatic intensity, the play pays eloquent tribute to the courage and spirit of our nation’s pioneer woman.  "Who would have thought that quilts, quilting—quilters—had so much joy and pain, laughter and tears, so much life, beauty and drama in them?"—Drama-Louge.  "…an unqualified success, as bright as the colors used in the quilts themselves."—Hollywood Reporter.  "Quilters is a show pieced together with love and stitched with pride… a thing of beauty, comfort, and joy."—NY Post.  "…a tender and moving theatre work, a human patchwork rippling in the breeze of memory.”—Newsweek.  Event length: approximately 2 hours.  

*Tickets required*

Student tickets available Tuesday, November 4, 2014

 

November 13-14, 2014 at 7:00pm in Hamlin Recital Hall

Opera Workshop

 

North Greenville University's School of Music will present the Opera Workshop performers in three one-act Christmas operas by composer Richard Shephard entitled Good King Wenceslas, The Shepherd's Play and St. Nicholas.  Directed and conducted by Cheryl Greene.  Event length: 80 minutes 

*Tickets required*

Student tickets available Monday, November 3, 2014

 

November 17, 2014 at 7:00 in Turner Auditorium
Concert Band Concert

"America"

Please join the North Greenville University Concert band as they present works by American composers. Pieces performed will include William Schuman's Variations on "America", Roger Nixon's Centennial Fanfare-March, and The Liberty Bell by the great John Philip Sousa. The featured work on this program is the first movement of Michael Torke's concerto for percussion and wind ensemble entitled "Rapture". Joining the concert band once again as guest soloist is Dr. Christopher Davis, professor of music and director of percussion studies at North Greenville University.  Event length: approximately 1 hour.

*Tickets NOT required*


November 18, 2014 at 7:00pm in Hamlin Recital Hall

Piano Recital: Massimiliano Valenti 

Massimiliano Valenti has been performing in the USA, Canada, Germany, Romania, Spain, Portugal, Scotland, UK, and at numerous festivals and prestigious venues across his native Italy, receiving critical acclaim for his sensitive, outgoing interpretations and innovative programming.  His repertoire ranges from Baroque to avant-garde, with a proclivity for contemporary music and young emerging composers.  He is also an active composer and competition adjudicator, and has taught piano classes at the Music University of Aveiro, the Conservatory of Oporto, Virginia Tech, and the Faculty of Music in Timisoara (Romania). He has recorded works by Rameau, Satie, Messiaen and Gershwin for Casa Musicale Eco (Milan). Event length: approximately 1 hour.

*Tickets required*

Student tickets available Friday, November 7, 2014

 

November 20, 2014 at 8:00 in Hamlin Recital Hall
Concert Choir

The Concert Choir will present a concert on this evening with two musical themes.  The first will be prayers that have been composed for choral singing.  The second portion of the program will feature music highlighting the upcoming Christmas season.  Event length: approximately1 hour.

*Tickets required* 

Student tickets available Friday, November 7, 2014

  

November 24, 2014 at 7:00 in Turner Auditorium
Jazz Band Concert

Under the direction of Mr. Charlie Parker, the North Greenville Jazz Band will present a concert of standard jazz works, both old and new.  Event length: approximately1 hour.

*Tickets NOT required* 

 

December 2, 2014 at 7:00pm at Fairview Baptist Church (located in Greer, SC)

Christmas Concert

There will be limited transportation to the concert available on NGU buses. If you wish to reserve a space, please contact angie.watson@ngu.edu.  Event length: approximately 75 minutes.

*Tickets NOT required*