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February 2020

Chamber Music Series: Beethoven Celebration

February 2 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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In celebration of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, the HPU Music faculty will present an all-Beethoven program on Sunday, February 2 at 3:30 pm in Hayworth Chapel.   The program will feature a variety of Beethoven’s works including a transcription for piano six hands, a sonata movement for piano and cello, a selection from his opera Fidelio for vocal quartet, and one of the late string quartets.  The quartet, Op. 130, is one of his final compositions and will…

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Art Gallery Reception: Visions of Japan

February 6 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sechrest Art Gallery in Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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VISIONS OF JAPAN: Photographs by Dr. Morton Huber with Prints of ‘The Floating World’ The Sechrest Gallery of Art will host an exhibition of Morton and Kyoko Ushio Huber’s extensive collection of Ukiyo-e prints alongside Dr. Huber’s equally extensive collection of photographs taken during his residence and travels in Japan in the 1960s and 70s. This exhibition highlights what is clearly an historically significant collection of prints and will pair the genre images they contain with Dr. Huber’s large-scale black…

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Charles Franklin Finch Lecture

February 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ballroom at Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce, One University Parkway
High Point , 27268
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Practicing Pilgrimage: A Discussion of the Ancient Practice of Pilgrimage and How it Might be Transformative in the Present Lecture by Dr. Stephanie Paulsell, a Susan Shallcross Swartz Professor of the Practice of Christian Studies in Harvard Divinity School and Interim Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church of Harvard University. Most recently, Dr. Paulsell is the author of Virginia Woolf and Religion (2019) and editor (with Davíd Carrasco and Mara Willard) of Goodness and the Literary Imagination (2019).  Since 2007, she has served…

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Sound in Picture Series

February 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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The Sound in Picture Concert Series: The Classical Masters Go to the Cinema! The concert event “The Classical Masters Go to the Cinema” will feature a variety of legendary classical composers used in film music.  Highlights of the program include music from Beethoven, Schubert, Ravel, and Shostakovich. The concert will spotlight the SHU Strings piano trio featuring Dan Skidmore (violin), Bethany Uhler (cello), Jacob Hahn (piano) and HPU piano faculty Wei Jiao. The concert is free and open to the…

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Phoenix Reading Series Presents: Barbara Keiler

February 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Webb Conference Center, Ballroom, One University Parkway + Google Map

Barbara Keiler (Pseudonyms: JUDITH ARNOLD and ARIEL BERK) is the author of over a hundred mass market novels in multiple genres, including romance and mystery. Her work has been translated into multiple languages and earned numerous awards. She is a prior president of Novelists Inc. and holds an MFA from Brown University and a BA from Smith College. This event is open to the public. No tickets required.

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HPU Theater presents: Borrowed Babies

February 20 - February 26
Empty Space Theatre, One University Parkway + Google Map

Inspired by the true story of young women using “practice babies” to learn about child-rearing, playwright Jennifer Blackmer has woven themes of feminism, women in the workforce, and the work/motherhood balance in her new play. Nightly performances on Feb. 20 - Feb. 22 and Feb. 24 - Feb. 26 at 7:30pm. Matinee performance on Sunday, February 23 at 2:00pm. Open to the public. Tickets available on the High Point University Theatre Department website.  

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Greensboro Symphony Presents: Farewell Symphony

February 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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The Greensboro Symphony will be performing on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 from 7:30pm - 9:00pm in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The Symphony will be joined by musician Artyom Dervoed on guitar. Please join us for this wonderful celebration of music and talent! The works to be performed are: Capriccio Sinfonico, written by Giacomo Puccini Guitar Concerto, written by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco Symphony No. 45 in F# minor “Farewell”, written by Franz Joseph Hadyn   A limited number of complimentary tickets…

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Cell-Art Collaborative: Experiment Day

February 29 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wanek School of Natural Sciences, One University Parkway
High Point, NC United States
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This event is to be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on February 29 in the Wanek School of Natural Sciences. Young artists in our High Point community are invited to visit HPU research labs during Experiment Day and utilize the knowledge obtained and observations made to produce a work of art of their choice, whether that be in music, literature, or studio, which will then be displayed at the Cell Art Collaborative Showcase (Saturday, April 25th from 2pm-4pm,…

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March 2020

Kaleidoscope Concert

March 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Kaleidoscope features the HPU instrumental ensembles in a concert of great variety. Ensembles large and small will perform in “surround sound” within Pauline Theater, making for a fast-paced and enjoyable concert experience. This year’s performance at HPU will cover a broad spectrum of musical styles. No tickets required. Open to the public.

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Phoenix Scholarly Talk: “Reading/Romance”

March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ballroom at Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce, One University Parkway
High Point , 27268
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Scott Black is professor and chair of English at University of Utah. He is author of Without the Novel: Romance and the History of Prose Fiction, which explores a longer, wider, and weirder history of fiction from the perspective of experimental romance. He is currently working on a project on Ursula K. Le Guin and Daoism. This event is open to the public. No tickets required.

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HPU Brass Extravaganza!

March 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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The annual HPU Brass Extravaganza concert will include not only the full HPU Brass Ensemble, but also a number of brass chamber ensembles and soloists.  This varied program will keep the audience entertained throughout the performance.  Join us on March 26th at 7:30pm in the Hayworth Chapel for an evening of Brass!

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Chamber Music Series

March 29 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Please join us on March 29th at 3:30pm in the Hayworth Chapel as pianist and HPU instructor Ben Blozan leads an inspiring and accessible exploration of French composers Gabriel Fauré, Maurice Ravel, and Francis Poulenc. The fact that these artists formed a three-generation lineage of teacher-and-pupil affords an added dimension of interest: How much did the teacher rub off on the student? How much did they each go their own way? Performed in historical succession with help from a talented…

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April 2020

HPU Theatre & Music Presents: Godspell, the Musical

April 2 - April 5
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Book by John Michael Tebelak Music & Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz in the Pauline Theater Boasting a score with chart topping songs by Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden), and a book by a visionary playwright John-Michael Tebelak, Godspell took the world by storm, after it opened off-Broadway in 1971. The Gospel according to Matthew is brought vibrantly to life in this energetic musical comedy. An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to…

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Woodwind Ensemble Concert

April 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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On April 7th, join us for a fun-filled evening of music featuring out fabulous woodwind ensembles.  A program that includes classical, jazz, and pop is sure to include something that you will enjoy! This concert will also showcase the talents of our two graduating clarinet majors which you won't want to miss. We hope you will join us for this event in Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel at 7:30 p.m. Open to the Public. No Tickets Required.

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Music Theatre Scenes

April 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Empty Space Theatre, One University Parkway + Google Map

The theme of this year's Musical Theatre Scenes is "Rise Up: Songs of Revolt and Defiance". Please join us on April 15 at 7:30pm in the Empty Space Theatre for this exciting event!

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Spring Dance Concert

April 16 - April 18
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Join us for the annual Spring Dance Concert, featuring several new works by faculty and guest choreographers, performed entirely by HPU students. This concert is also a food drive for Open Door Ministries of High Point, an organization that provides services to homeless people in High Point. Please feel free to bring a non-perishable food item for donation.   Open to the public. Please reserve tickets through the HPU Theatre Department website, http://www.highpoint.edu/theatre/tickets/

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Art Gallery Reception: Cheryl Goldsleger and Larry Millard

April 16 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sechrest Art Gallery in Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Cheryl Goldsleger and Larry Millard bring their artistic styles together for this exhibit. Goldsleger’s paintings and drawings weave together clearly portrayed geometry with abstract, painterly marks to express something akin to our contemporary sensibility. Millard’s use of geometrical forms in his sculptures give the impression that his pieces are innate objects in the spaces we occupy. Goldsleger currently serves as the Morris Eminent Scholar in Art at Augusta University. She has received awards and displayed exhibits nationally and internationally. Her…

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Arbor Day Celebration

April 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Mahler Promenade at the Wanek School of Natural Sciences, One University Parkway 27268 + Google Map

Please join High Point University on Thursday, April 16th for our annual Arbor Day Celebration. This event will feature notable speaker, Frist Lady Mariana Qubein, who has spearheaded the transformation of the campus Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. This year's presenting sponsor will be Davey Tree. Davey Tree’s mission is to provide the Piedmont Triad with environmental excellence for a growing world. This year High Point University will celebrate its 11th anniversary of achieving the Tree Campus USA designation. We welcome…

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Child Birth and Midwifery Practices in Different Cultures

April 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ballroom at Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce, One University Parkway
High Point , 27268
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High Point University's Department of Anthropology will be hosting Dr. Robbie Davis-Floyd, a medical anthropologist specializing in the anthropology of reproduction, on April 16 in the Wilson Ballroom from 5:00pm to 6:00pm for a lecture on Child Birth and Midwifery Practices in Different Cultures.

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Wind Ensemble Spring Concert

April 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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On April 20th at 7:30pm in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center, the HPU Wind Ensemble, conducted by Dr. Brian Meixner, will perform its spring concert - “Spring Winds”. The performance will feature a varied collection of music that celebrates the beauty and excitement inherent in the spring season. The Wind Ensemble is one of the premier ensembles at the university, featuring our most talented woodwind, brass, and percussion students. Featured soloist on the program is HPU Instructor of Percussion, Mr.…

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