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June 2019

Arts Splash Concert Featuring Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba

June 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cottrell Amphitheater, One University Parkway 27268 + Google Map

Back by popular demand, the High Point Arts Council is thrilled to welcome back Diali Cissokho to the High Point area for the 2019 Arts Splash Concert Series. Having performed as a duo for a Third Thursday concert presented by the Arts Council in January of 2019, Diali Cissoko will be bringing the full band for this special free Arts Splash performance on June 30 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the High Point University Cottrell, Amphitheater. Diali Cissokho &…

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July 2019

Eastern Music Festival

July 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre, 833 Montlieu Ave
High Point, 27268
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For almost six decades, Eastern Music Festival (EMF) has been produced each summer on the campus of Guilford College, UNCG, and other venues in the Greensboro area. EMF is distinguished by its accomplished faculty, exhilarating repertoire, and world-renowned visiting artists. A powerful teaching institution, EMF provides encouragement and guidance to over 225 young musicians from across the country and around the globe as they take their first steps towards careers in the performing arts. During EMF’s five-week annual season (June…

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September 2019

Is Soccer Art?

September 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cottrell Hall, Kushner

In this talk, Dr. Laurent Dubois will explore the links between soccer and other forms of culture, including contemporary visual art, film, and literature. Dr. Dubois will begin by offering an overview of the spread and anchoring of soccer throughout the globe, offering a few thoughts about precisely why this cultural form has become so widely shared even as it has taken a variety of different forms and expressions in different parts of the world. He will then explore how artists have engaged…

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Phoenix Reading Series Presents: Bookmarks Author TBD

September 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ballroom at Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce, One University Parkway
High Point , 27268
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2nd Annual NC Junior Piano Competition

September 7 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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The first annual Junior Piano Competition will be held for North Carolina students between the ages of 14 and 18. These students will compete for cash prizes funded by the Randall Thomas Johnson trust.  In addition to the cash prizes the Department of Music will offer a music scholarship to the winner. This event is free and open to the public.

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5th Annual HPU Piano Competition: Funded by The Randall Thomas Johnson Trust

September 7 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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The fifth annual High Point University Piano Competition funded by the Randall Thomas Johnson Trust will be held in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. Three finalists chosen from Youtube first-round submissions will compete for cash prizes.  The first place winner will be invited back to campus to do a recital in 2020. All events are free and open to the public.    

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Dr. Burrows Voice Performance

September 13 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Art Gallery Closing Reception: Sharon Hardin

September 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sechrest Art Gallery in Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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The early portion of this artist's career was as a marketing consultant. While establishing herself for over two decades creating promotional materials and strategies for business, she never lost sight of the desire to create art." Fortunately, she returned to her passion and was able to devote important time to her craft, working with many notable teachers and mentors, and studying abroad and domestically in key workshops. Her transition from semi-abstract painting to full abstract has allowed her to create…

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October 2019

Art Gallery Opening Reception: Jonathan Brilliant

October 3 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sechrest Art Gallery in Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Join us on Thursday, October 3rd in the Sechrest Art Gallery at 4pm to view Jonathan Brilliant's art exhibit. Jonathan Brilliant was born in 1976 in Charleston, South Carolina. Brilliant holds a B.A. in studio art from the College of Charleston and an M.F.A. in Spatial Arts from San Jose State University. Brilliant is a recipient of an individual artist grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and is a South Carolina Arts Commission Visual Arts Fellow.He has exhibited his work in…

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These Shining Lives

October 3 @ 7:30 pm - October 9 @ 7:30 pm
Empty Space Theatre, One University Parkway + Google Map

These Shining Lives chronicles the strength and determination of women considered expendable in their day, exploring their true story and its continued resonance. Catherine and her friends are dying, it's true; but theirs is a story of survival in its most transcendent sense, as they refuse to allow the company that stole their health to kill their spirits—or endanger the lives of those who come after them.   Tickets are available at highpoint.edu/theatre starting on September 11, 2019. You may…

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Band Concert

October 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre, 833 Montlieu Ave
High Point, 27268
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The Sound in Picture Concert

October 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Movie Music Extravaganza will feature a variety of musical styles used in film music from classical, to jazz, popular music and Broadway.  Highlights of the program include music from Star Wars, Pink Panther, Harry Potter, and Disney films. The concert will spotlight HPU music faculty, students and small ensembles, along with guest performers. This event is open to the public. No tickets required.

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African American Religiosity Lecture

October 22 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Ballroom at Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce, One University Parkway
High Point , 27268
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Dr. Hart

On the 22nd of October 2019, HPU will join the city of High Point in celebration of 400 Years of African American History with a lecture by religious studies professor William D. Hart. Dr. Hart currently holds the Margaret W. Harmon Chair at Macalester College and researches the intersection of religion, ethics, and politics. He is the author of Afro-Eccentricity: Beyond the Standard Narrative of Black Religion, Black Religion: Malcolm X, Julius Lester, and Jan Willis, and Edward Said and…

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Phoenix Reading Series Presents: Nicole Walker

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Webb Conference Center, Ballroom, One University Parkway + Google Map

NICOLE WALKER is the author of two forthcoming books Sustainability: A Love Story and A Survival Guide for Life in the Ruins. Her previous books include Where the Tiny Things Are, Egg, Micrograms, Quench Your Thirst with Salt, and This Noisy Egg. Her work has been published in Orion, Boston Review, Creative Nonfiction, Brevity, The Normal School and other places. She curated, with Rebecca Campbell, 7 Artists, 7 Rings—an Artist’s Game of Telephone for the Huffington Post. A recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, a notable essayist in Best…

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Fall Dance Concert

October 25 @ 7:30 pm - October 27 @ 7:30 pm
Empty Space Theatre, One University Parkway + Google Map

The Fall Dance Concert is our annual student-produced dance showcase. Featuring choreography by students and alumni guest artists, the concert covers a variety of dance styles including tap, contemporary, hip-hop, and more. The Fall Dance Concert is also a community outreach event, and our students ask that attendees bring donations of school supplies for Fairview Elementary School in High Point. Free tickets are available at highpoint.edu/dance starting on October 10, 2019. You may sign up for an email reminder when…

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November 2019

Percussion Ensemble Concert

November 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre, 833 Montlieu Ave
High Point, 27268
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Come out and enjoy an extravagant evening of contemporary and classical percussion! On Friday, November 1st, the High Point University Music Department presents the Fall Percussion Ensemble Concert in Pauline Theatre at the Hayworth Fine Arts Center. Directed by Chris Thompson, the HPU Percussion ensemble will present a diverse range of exciting percussion literature that is sure to entertain. This is an event you do not want to miss! This event is open to the public. No tickets required.

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Recital Series

November 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Recital Series

November 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wilson Commerce, Ballroom, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Bright Star

November 14 @ 7:30 pm - November 17 @ 2:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre, 833 Montlieu Ave
High Point, 27268
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By Steve Martin and Edie Brickell Show Times: November 14-16 at 7:30, 17th at 2 pm; Pauline Theatre in Hayworth Fine Arts Center Inspired by a real event and featuring the Grammy-nominated score by Steven Martin and Edie Brickell, Broadway’s Bright Star tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the 1920s and ’40s. When literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier just home from World War II,…

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Phoenix Literary Festival Featuring Keynote: Maaza Mengiste

November 15 @ 5:00 pm - November 16 @ 11:00 am
Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Phoenix Literary Festival Dates: November 15th at 5:00pm, November 16th at 11:00am Location: Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium Maaza Mengiste, born in Ethiopia. In the mid-’70s, there was a revolution and an authoritarian dictatorship took over.  She lived in Nigeria for a while, and then Kenya. When she was seven, her family moved to Colorado. She went to college thinking she would become a doctor. That’s every Ethiopian parent’s dream for their child. But as soon as she got there, she…

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