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HPU to Host N.C. Symphony Holiday Concert

11.23.2011

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 23, 2011 – High Point University will celebrate this year’s holiday season by hosting a performance by the North Carolina Symphony at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 8 in the Pauline Theater of the Hayworth Fine Arts Center.

Organized in 1932 under the direction of Pulitzer traveling fellowship recipient and composer Lamar Stringfield, the Orchestra has been led by Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin Swalin for 35 years.

The orchestra, which is currently celebrating its 79th anniversary, is a full-time, professional orchestra with 68 under members under the artistic leadership of music director Grant Llewellyn.

“We are delighted to be able to offer such a talented group of musicians to our campus each year,” says Don Scarborough, vice president of Community Relations. “It’s truly a wonderful opportunity for the community to come out and experience an evening of the arts on our campus.”

Complimentary tickets are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis by contacting 336-841-9209 or reservations@highpoint.edu.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people.℠ HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. HPU was selected in the 2010-2011 list of “Colleges of Distinction,” as well as one of the top green schools in the country by the Sierra Club. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 43 undergraduate minors and 10 graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at highpoint.edu.

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Pam Haynes

Communication Specialist

336-841-9055

phaynes@highpoint.edu

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