HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 29, 2020 – The High Point University Community Orchestra has partnered with the High Point Theatre to offer “Music and Community in Concert” to community members on Nov. 15 and Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Due to the most recent COVID-19 guidelines set by state leaders, the concerts will not have an audience. Sunday’s show will be livestreamed here. Monday’s show will be recorded. The HPU Community Orchestra includes HPU faculty, staff, students, and members of the community.
“Arts organizations everywhere have been negatively impacted by the pandemic, creating a void of live music across the country, including our city,” says Dr. Brian Meixner, HPU associate professor of music and conductor of the HPU Community Orchestra. “This collaboration demonstrates a dedication to the arts by HPU, the High Point Theatre, and the city of High Point.”
“The High Point Theatre is delighted to offer this community partnership with HPU and other community musicians,” says David Briggs, director of the High Point Theatre. “This opportunity to partner more closely with High Point University is a silver lining in an otherwise darkly clouded year. We’ve been fortunate to be able to host the rehearsals for the orchestra nearly every Sunday since mid-August, and we look forward to hearing the full orchestra perform together.”