HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 15, 2019 – High Point University invites the community to campus for the following Community Enrichment Series events during the month of March.
Triad residents can sign up to receive email updates about community events at HPU throughout the year by visiting www.highpoint.edu/friends. They can also receive notifications about events by downloading the HPU Community App at www.highpoint.edu/communityapp.
Greensboro Opera Presents Humperdinck’s “Hansel and Gretel,” to be held at 7:30 p.m. on March 2 and at 2 p.m. on March 3 in the Pauline Theatre of Hayworth Fine Arts Center. A limited number of complimentary tickets are available by contacting Campus Concierge at 336-841-4636 or firstname.lastname@example.org. HPU is pleased to have the Greensboro Opera, under the artistic direction of David Holley, at the Hayworth Fine Arts Center for a timeless opera performance of Humperdinck’s “Hansel and Gretel.”
Instrumental Kaleidoscope Concert, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on March 4 in the Pauline Theatre of Hayworth Fine Arts Center. Open to the public. No tickets required. Kaleidoscope features the HPU instrumental ensembles in a concert of great variety. Ensembles large and small will perform in “surround sound” within Pauline Theatre, making for a fast-paced and enjoyable concert experience. This year’s performance will cover a broad spectrum of musical styles.
New Impressions: A Showcase of Contemporary Printmaking, to be held March 9 through April 18 in the Sechrest Art Gallery of Hayworth Fine Arts Center. Open to the public. No tickets required. The Sechrest Art Gallery is open 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. There will be an opening reception on March 21. This sixth annual juried exhibition, formerly titled Visions, will feature prints from various artists made using traditional techniques such as woodcut, etching and mezzotint, as well as contemporary methods enabled by digital technologies. The exhibition is curated by Kimberly Varnadoe, an acclaimed printmaker, photographer and art professor at Salem College in Winston-Salem.
New Impressions Gallery Talk and Reception, to be held 4 to 6 p.m. on March 21 in the Sechrest Art Gallery of Hayworth Fine Arts Center. Open to the public. No tickets required. This exhibition will be on view March 9 through April 18.
Spring Dance Concert, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on March 21-23 in the Pauline Theatre of Hayworth Fine Arts Center. Open to the public. Complimentary tickets can be reserved starting March 4 at http://www.highpoint.edu/theatre. The 2019 Spring Dance Concert features a mix of dance styles from faculty and guest choreographers. Attendees are asked to bring non-perishable food items, which will be collected at the door and donated to Open Door Ministries of High Point.
Piano Division Series: Ben Blozan, to be held at 3:30 p.m. on March 24 in the Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel. Open to the public. No tickets required. Ben Blozan, concert pianist and HPU music faculty member, will present a solo piano recital. Come enjoy several undisputed masterpieces by Beethoven, Chopin and Ravel, as well as a departure from the beaten path with the Argentinian dances of Alberto Ginastera.
Musical Theatre Scenes: Rodgers and Hammerstein, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on March 26 in the ballroom of the Plato S. Wilson Commerce Building. Open to the public. No tickets required. Students enrolled in the Musical Theatre Scenes course will perform selections from the musicals of Rodgers and Hammerstein. Audiences will recognize familiar tunes from “South Pacific,” “Oklahoma,” “The King and I” and more.
Phoenix Reading Series: Christopher Castiglia, to be held at 7 p.m. on March 28 in the ballroom of the Plato S. Wilson Commerce Building. Open to the public. No tickets required. Christopher Castiglia will give a scholarly talk with a light reception to follow. Castiglia is a Distinguished Professor of English at Penn State University and author of several books and numerous articles. His project addresses 19th-century spiritualism as an early information technology that combined belief, affect, psychology and media in ways that made new forms of information acceptable to a mass audience.
Spring Percussion Ensemble, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on March 29 in the Pauline Theatre of Hayworth Fine Arts Center. Open to the public. No tickets required. Come out and enjoy an extravagant evening of contemporary and classical percussion. Directed by Chris Thompson, the HPU Percussion Ensemble will present a diverse range of exciting percussion literature that is sure to entertain.