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January 2020

Martin Luther King Jr. Service: Rev. Michael A Walrond, Jr.

January 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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This annual chapel service celebrates the life and work of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and features noteworthy clergy and scholars from across the country. Martin Luther King, Jr. was deeply committed to serving others and helping foster a most just society. Every year, thousands of people across the United States come together to honor Dr. King through service projects, scholarship opportunities, and worship services. High Point University and the surrounding community are growing their partnership to make MLK…

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Phoenix Reading Series: Elizabeth Bradfield

January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ballroom at Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce, One University Parkway
High Point , 27268
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Elizabeth Bradfield is a writer and naturalist. She is the author of the poetry collections Once Removed, Approaching Ice, Interpretive Work and the forthcoming mixed-genre Toward Antarctica. Her poems and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, West Branch, Poetry, The Atlantic Monthly, Orion and elsewhere. For the past twenty years, she has worked as a naturalist and guide on ships both at home and in some of the globe’s most remote places. Winner of the Audre Lorde Prize from the Publishing Triangle, finalist for…

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Copenhagen Play Reading

January 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Culp Planetarium in Wanek School of Natural Sciences

Join us for a reading of the play Copenhagen by Michael Frayn, directed by HPU student Emmie D’Amico. Scientists Heisenberg, Bohr, and Bohr's wife meet after their deaths to debate the motivations and outcomes of their attendance to a 1941 meeting in Copenhagen to discuss nuclear power. For guests interested in experiential learning, from 5:30-6:30 pm, the HPU Mobile Lab will be parked outside the Wanek School of Natural Sciences and will welcome visitors with activities that highlight the science concepts…

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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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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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Art Gallery Reception: Visions of Japan

February 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sechrest Art Gallery in Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED. THE RESCHEDULED DATE IS February 13 at 4:00pm.   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…

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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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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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THE PERFORMANCES OF GODSPELL, THE MUSICAL HAVE BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL THE 2020 FALL SEMESTER. 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…

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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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THIS CONCERT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.   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…

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Music Theatre Scenes

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

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR A LATER DATE. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. This listing will be updated when a new date has been confirmed. Thank you for your patience.   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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ALL PERFORMANCES OF THIS DANCE CONCERT HAVE BEEN CANCELLED. We apologize for an inconvenience this may cause.   The 2020 Spring Dance Concert features a mix of ballet, contemporary, and jazz pieces choreographed by faculty and guest artists and performed by HPU students. This year's concert features choreography by Lindsey Bramham Howie, Christine Bowen Stevens, Michele Trumble, Emily Crofford, Kerrie-Anne Sparks and guest artists Denise Murphy and Micah Geyer. As part of the concert, The HPU Dance Company is hosting a…

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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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THIS EXHIBIT HAS BEEN MOVED TO A VIRTUAL TOUR. Once a link has been created for this tour, it will be added to this event posting. Thank you for your patience.   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…

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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

Based on the fluidity of the COVID-19 situation and advice from health officials, this year's annual Arbor Day event on Thursday, April 16 has been canceled.   Please join High Point University on Thursday, April 16th for our annual Arbor Day Celebration. This event will feature notable speaker, First Lady Mariana Qubein, who has spearheaded the transformation of the campus Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. This year, High Point University will celebrate its 11th anniversary of achieving the Tree Campus USA…

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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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THIS CONCERT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.   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,…

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Cell-Art Collaborative: Showcase Day

April 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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This event is to be held starting at 2 p.m. on April 25 as an online video meeting and as a Facebook Live stream. Join us to celebrate the ways in which we connect art and science! HPU alumna, award-winning medical illustrator Casey Garr will tell us more about the ways in which she has combined art and science in her professional career. This event is part of the 2020 North Carolina Science Festival. To sign up to attend/participate, contact…

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