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April 2019

Spring Choral and Community Orchestra Concert

April 29, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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The HPU Community Orchestra and HPU Choirs join forces for a performance of Carl Orff’s epic composition, Carmina Burana.  The program will also feature the winner of the 2018-19 HPU Concerto Competition, music major Dakota Tameling, on Mozart’s Horn Concerto No. 3.  This will be a memorable night of music you do not want to miss! This event is open to the public and free of charge. Please reserve your seat now by calling Campus Concierge at 336-841-4636 or emailing…

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May 2019

Sechrest Art Gallery Senior Studio Exhibit Opening Reception

May 2, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sechrest Art Gallery in Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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This exhibit will open from April 25th, through May 11, 2019. Our senior Studio Art majors have the opportunity to show their selected work in a professional gallery setting. Students will have the opportunity to be involved in the collaborative process of curating and hanging the exhibition. Open to the Public. no Tickets Required.

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June 2019

Arts Splash Concert Featuring Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba

June 30, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Mahler Promenade at the Wanek School of Natural Sciences, 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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: Rajia Hassib

September 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ballroom at Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce, One University Parkway
High Point , 27268
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Rajia Hassib’s first novel, In the Language of Miracles, was a New York Times Editors’ Choice selection and received an honorable mention from the Arab American Book Award. She holds a Masters in Creative Writing from Marshall University and has written for The New York Times Book Review and The New Yorker online. A Pure Heart is a powerful novel about two Egyptian sisters, their divergent fates, and the secrets of one family. This event is open to the public.…

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2nd Annual NC Junior Piano Competition

September 7, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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The Second 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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An exciting faculty recital is coming to start off the new school year through the High Point University Music Department. Internationally acclaimed Mezzo-Soprano, Dr. Candice Burrows, will be giving a collaborating vocal recital with Professor Dr. Brian Nedvin of Old Dominion University. Dr. Nedvin is the Director and Musical Director of the Opera and Musical Theatre productions at Old Dominion University and is a busy international concert artist. The program will also feature collaborative pianist and piano professor, Dr. Stephen…

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Art Gallery Closing Reception: Sharon Hardin

September 19, 2019 @ 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: Emily Clare

October 3, 2019 @ 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  Emily Clare's art exhibit. This exhibit is entitled 'Seeing From Within: The Magical Femiverse'. Open to the public. No tickets required.

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These Shining Lives

October 3, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - October 9, 2019 @ 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. Performances will be at 7:30pm on October 3-5 and October 7-9, as well…

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Wind Ensemble Concert

October 4, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre, 833 Montlieu Ave
High Point, 27268
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The HPU Wind Ensemble will perform its first concert of the academic year on Friday, October 4th at 7:30pm in HPU's Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The first half of the performance will feature HPU Instrumental Division faculty in varying chamber ensemble settings.  Following an intermission, the Wind Ensemble will perform storied masterworks from the wind band repertoire.  This concert is a rich collaboration of HPU woodwind, brass, and percussion faculty and students.  An engaging performance you do not want to…

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The Sound in Picture Concert

October 6, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 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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Michael Davidson Concert

October 7, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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HPU welcomes to campus Associate Professor of Trombone at the University of Kansas, Dr. Michael Davidson, for a 7:30pm recital on Monday, October 7th at the David Hayworth Chapel.  Dr. Davidson will perform a varied program of solos works for trombone, as well as pieces for trombone with piano. This event is open to the public. No tickets required.

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African American Religiosity Lecture: Dr. William D. Hart, “Afterlives of Slavery”

October 22, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Ballroom at Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce, One University Parkway
High Point , 27268
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On the 22nd of October 2019, HPU will join the city of High Point in commemoration of 400 Years of African American History with a lecture by religious studies professor, Dr. 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 the…

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Phoenix Reading Series Presents: Nicole Walker

October 22, 2019 @ 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…

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Fall Dance Concert

October 25, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - October 27, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Empty Space Theatre, One University Parkway + Google Map

The Fall Dance Concert is our annual student-produced dance showcase and features mainly modern and contemporary pieces. Featuring choreography by students Grace Ann Letzinger, Lynn Cole, Liv Huang, and Samantha Bridge, alumni guest artist Mal Verez, and faculty Michele Trumble, Emily Crofford, and Christine Stevens. 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. Performances at 7:30pm on October 25 and 26; Performances…

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Photograph 51 Play Reading

October 26, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Wanek School of Natural Sciences NC United States + Google Map

Join us for a reading of the play Photograph 51 by Anna Ziegler, which focuses on the role of the X-Ray crystallographer Rosalind Franklin in the discovery of the structure of DNA.  

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November 2019

Percussion Ensemble Concert

November 1, 2019 @ 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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