HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 22, 2016 – High Point University will host the following events in September as part of the Community Enrichment Series. All of these events are open to the public. Tickets are not required unless otherwise noted.
Triad residents can sign up to receive email updates from HPU about events throughout the year at www.highpoint.edu/community.
Opening Reception for “Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate,” to be held 4-6 p.m. Sept. 8 in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Sechrest Art Gallery. Artist Owens Daniels, a photographer from Winston-Salem, will give a presentation at 5 p.m. His work will be shown on the balcony level at the Loft at the Sechrest. Call 336-841-4680 or 336-803-1815 for more information.
Phoenix Reading Series: Colson Whitehead, to be held at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 9 in the Plato S. Wilson Commerce Building Ballroom. Whitehead is a New York Times best-selling author born and raised in Manhattan. His latest novel, “The Underground Railroad,” is the Oprah’s Book Club 2016 selection. After graduating from Harvard College, he worked at the Village Voice. He is the author of the novels “Sag Harbor,” a PEN/Faulkner award finalist; “The Intuitionist,” a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway award; “John Henry Days,” which won the Young Lions Fiction Award, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; and “Apex Hides the Hurt,” a New York Times Notable Book and winner of the PEN Oakland Award. He has also written a book of essays about his hometown, “The Colossus of New York.”
HPU Piano Competition, Funded by the Randall Thomas Johnson Trust, to be held at 1 p.m. on Sept. 10 in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre. This is a national competition open to pianists ages 15 through 25. At the Sept. 10 event, three finalists selected by HPU piano faculty from a pool of submissions will come to campus to compete for cash prizes in front of a panel of outside judges.
“Reflections V,” Featuring JW Turner, Solo Cello, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 15 in Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel. Inspired by the book “Becoming Who You Are” by James Martin S.J., Dr. JW Turner, assistant professor of music at HPU, presents a program of solo cello music from the 20th and 21st centuries featuring composers Frank Corcoran, Harald Genzmer, Jeffrey Harrington, Bernard Heiden and Jorge Muñiz.
HPU Chamber Music Recital: “Made in the U.S.A.,” to be held at 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 18 in Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel. American music took some time to pull away from European models and come distinctively into its own. The concert features music by four composers who laid many foundations of 20th-century American music: Samuel Barber (1910-1981), Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990), Aaron Copland (1900-1990), and George Gershwin (1898-1937). Performers slated for this program are HPU music faculty members Benjamin Blozan, piano; Candice Burrows, mezzo-soprano; Melanie Crump, soprano; Marcia Dills, piano; Carmen Eby, clarinet; Lis Malcolm, piano; and Mayumi Osada, piano. Major works will include Barber’s “Knoxville: Summer of 1915,” Bernstein’s “Sonata for Clarinet and Piano,” and a piano four-hand arrangement of Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.”
Growing Our Future: Global Development and Local Farmers in School Feeding Programs, to be held at 7 p.m. on Sept. 26 in Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium. Katherine Casey, learning manager for the Procurement Governance for Home Grown School Feeding project, will discuss the role of nongovernmental organizations in helping small farms get local produce into schools in Ghana, Kenya and Mali. The discussion will focus on global development and interventions linked with policy, production and social development, and the ways that lessons from the project can be applied to existing school feeding programs to improve practice at local, regional and national levels.