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August 2016

Sechrest Art Gallery: Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate

August 22 - December 7
Sechrest Art Gallery in Hayworth Fine Arts Center,
One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Tuesday-Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (Call 336-841-4680 or contact Ariel Morgan at amorgan@highpoint.edu for more information.) This traveling exhibition will showcase the work of 39 artists who have transformed thousands of anti-Semitic and racist books into an uplifting and dynamic exhibit. It will be visually powerful, thought-provoking, sometimes humorous, always challenging, and ultimately deeply moving.  

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January 2017

Visions 2017: Food For Thought

January 17, 2017 @ 9:00 am - March 2, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Sechrest Art Gallery in Hayworth Fine Arts Center,
One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Our Fifth Annual Invitational exhibition, which is open to all for submissions will tie in with the university’s Common Experience theme for the academic year. In January the emphasis will be on Exercising Food Justice, looking at connections among injustice, hunger and food production. In February the topic will be The Culture of Food which is about food diversity. This exhibition will address those issues and more.  It will be curated by Greg Shelnutt who is the Department of Art Chair at…

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HPU Chamber Music Series: Vive la France

January 22, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel,
One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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French poetry, French art, and French cuisine - what's not to love? With French music, it's much the same: few cultures can consistently rival the elegance, the refinement, and the sophistication and sensuousness of sound that you will hear in this program of works by Claude Debussy (1862-1918), Maurice Ravel (1875-1937), and others! Open to the public. No tickets required.

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Greensboro Symphony presents Dmitri Masleev with Russian masterworks

January 23, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre,
One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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The Greensboro Symphony presents an evening of Russian romance with Dmitri Masleev, 1st prize winner of the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition, playing Rachmaninov’s beloved Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. “Rhapsody” remains one of Rachmaninov’s most popular and familiar works, revered by classical connoisseurs and novices alike—and Masleev, lauded by critics for impeccable technique, lyricism and spontaneity, will perform the masterpiece with characteristic brilliance and passion. Also featured on the program is Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 “Pathetique,” one of the…

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“Short Stories,” featuring Peter Seidenberg, cello and Hui-Mei Lin, piano

January 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel,
One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Peter Seidenberg has played in major halls throughout the US, Europe, and Asia. He made his solo debut with the Chicago Symphony, and has since appeared as soloist with many orchestras including Century Orchestra of Osaka, New American Chamber Orchestra, De Paul Chamber Orchestra, New York Chamber Soloists, and the Eastman-Rochester Philharmonic. The “Short Stories” program features a number of brief works including both nineteenth-century classics and contemporary masterpieces. This concert, open to the public, is the culminating event in…

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Sidney Outlaw and Warren Jones

January 27, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre,
One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Lauded by The New York Times as a "terrific singer" and The San Francisco Chronicle as "an opera powerhouse", Sidney Outlaw was the Grand Prize winner of the Concurso Internacional de Canto Montserrat Caballe in 2010 and continues to delight audiences in the U.S. and abroad with his rich and versatile baritone and engaging stage presence.  A recent graduate of the Merola Opera Program and former member of the Gerdine Young Artist Program at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, this…

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Sidney Outlaw Vocal Masterclass

January 28, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel,
One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Baritone Sidney Outlaw instructs HPU students and the community in a vocal masterclass. Lauded by The New York Times as a “terrific singer” and The San Francisco Chronicle as “an opera powerhouse”, Sidney Outlaw was the Grand Prize winner of the Concurso Internacional de Canto Montserrat Caballe in 2010 and continues to delight audiences in the U.S. and abroad with his rich and versatile baritone and engaging stage presence. This masterclass is open to the public, no tickets required.

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February 2017

Visions 2017: Food For Thought, Opening Reception and Talk by sculptor Greg Shelnutt

February 2, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sechrest Art Gallery in Hayworth Fine Arts Center,
One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Our Fifth Annual Invitational exhibition ties in with the university’s Common Experience theme for the academic year. In January the emphasis will be on Exercising Food Justice, looking at connections among injustice, hunger and food production. In February the topic will be The Culture of Food which is about food diversity. This exhibition will address those issues and more. It will be curated by Greg Shelnutt. Greg Shelnutt is a sculptor, Professor, and Chair of the Department of Art at…

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Phoenix Reading Series Presents: Jessica Dickey

February 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ballroom at Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce,
One University Parkway
High Point , 27268
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JESSICA DICKEY is an award-winning American actor and playwright most known for her play The Amish Project, which opened Off Broadway at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater to great acclaim from audience and critics alike (Helen Hayes Award, Barrymore Award, CAPPIE Award for Best Play, among others).  The Amish Project continues to be produced around the country and the world, including a recent run at the prestigious Guthrie Theatre, and was listed by nytheatre.com as a play that should have been…

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As You Like It: By William Shakespeare

February 16, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - February 22, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Black Box Theatre,
833 Montlieu Ave
High Point, 27268
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February 16-18 and 20-22, 2017 at 7:30 pm. Shakespeare’s lighthearted comedy features Rosalind, one of his greatest characters.  Banished from her home, she finds herself disguised as a man in the Forest of Arden, amid fools, shepherds, cynics, and bandits.  Our clever and full-hearted heroine finds love, laughs, and identity along her journey.  Join us on this immersive audience experience, as we take you into the magical forest for an adventure of your own. A limited number of complimentary tickets will…

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Spring Dance Concert

February 23, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - February 25, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre,
One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Our annual Spring Dance Concert will share and showcase the talents of students, including works choreographed by Lindsey Howie, HPU instructor of dance; adjunct professor Christine Stevens; student choreographers Maddie Casadonte, Nicole Drinkwater and Amanda Rossi.  Each piece will vary in style and theme, and will be performed by students of High Point University. The students are not only involved in performing, but are the stage managers for the concert, and are also involved in the design process for lighting the dance pieces and…

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March 2017

Sechrest Art Gallery: Faculty Exhibition 2017

March 13, 2017 @ 9:00 am - April 20, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Sechrest Art Gallery in Hayworth Fine Arts Center,
One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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This exhibition will feature the work of our esteemed faculty. Our professors are presenting their most recent studio works of art showcasing a wide range of mediums and styles. Opening Reception will be Thursday, March 23 from 4:00pm - 6:00pm. Sechrest Art Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday from 9:00am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 5:00pm Please call 336-841-4680 for more information.            

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Piano Recital: Yi-Yang Chen

March 13, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel,
One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Taiwanese pianist Yi-Yang Chen, 22, has been training on piano since age 8. He was admitted as a graduate student to Robert McDonald and Jerome Lowenthal at The Juilliard School in 2012 and obtained his Master of Music in piano performance in 2014. Chen is currently a doctoral student in piano performance at Eastman School of Music, where he also received a Bachelor of Music while studying under Douglas Humpherys. He has attended the Perlman Music Program, Taos School of Music…

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Design Artist Lecture: Art Chantry

March 17, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ballroom at Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce,
One University Parkway
High Point , 27268
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Art Chantry is a graphic designer provocateur from Tacoma, Washington that utilizes analog techniques while celebrating the arcane and obscure. His work can be seen on record covers (over 200 design credits to his name), t-shirts, posters, products, and the walls of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Chantry’s pieces are in the permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art, Seattle Art Museum, the Smithsonian, and the Louvre. His writings and musings on art, pop and  design culture can be…

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HPU Chamber Music Series: From Russia With Love

March 19, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel,
One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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As it came of age musically, Russia produced composers with a sweeping lyricism and epic musical vision as monumental as the Russian landscape itself. Come join us for an hour of deeply stirring compositions by such luminaries as Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908), Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943), and Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)! Open to the public. No tickets required.

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An Evening With Chris Abani

March 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Francis Auditorium, Phillips Hall,
One University Parkway
High Point, NC 27262 United States
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Dr. Chris Abani is an acclaimed author of over a dozen works of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Born in Nigeria to an Igbo father and English mother, he grew up in Afikpo, Nigeria, received a BA in English from Imo State University, Nigeria, an MA in English, Gender and Culture from Birkbeck College, University of London, and a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Southern California. He has resided in the United States since 2001. He…

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Percussion Ensemble Concert

March 31, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre,
One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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The Spring Percussion Ensemble Concert will offer audience members the opportunity to experience the broad range of melodic, harmonic, rhythmic, and timbral qualities of this unique ensemble. From soloists and small chamber works, to full ensemble selections, this concert is sure to leave you tapping your foot and humming memorable melodies! The HPU Percussion Ensemble is composed of HPU students, both music majors and non-majors. This group works incredibly hard to achieve the level of excellence we desire. We think…

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April 2017

HPU Theatre Presents: Steve Martin’s The Underpants

April 6, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - April 12, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Empty Space Theatre,
One University Parkway
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Thursday, April 6 – Saturday, April 8 at 7:30pm Monday, April 10 – Wednesday, April 12 at 7:30pm A wild comedy about Louise and Theo Markes, a couple whose conservative existence is shattered when Louise's bloomers accidentally fall down in public. Though Louise's momentary display does not result in the feared scandal, it does attract two infatuated men, each of whom wants to rent the spare room in the Markes' home. A limited number of complimentary tickets will be available at…

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Musical Theatre Scenes Performance: Movie Musicals

April 21, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Extraordinaire Cinema at R. G. Wanek Center,
833 Montlieu Ave
High Point, 27268
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Enjoy scenes from your favorite movie musicals, accompanied by live music! Students from MUS 1360-01 will perform songs from popular musicals while you watch the classic film versions on the big screen. Open to the public. No tickets required.

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Spring Choral Concert

April 22, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre,
One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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The spring choral concert this year will again feature the newly formed HPU Community Orchestra and the combined choirs of the university.  The concert will consist of three parts: Part I will be an opening overture by the orchestra, conducted by Dr. Brian Meixner. Part II will feature the winner of our third annual Concerto Competition, senior voice major Laura Hutchins.  Part III will culminate in a grand performance of the acclaimed Johannes Brahms REQUIEM, with the choir prepared by…

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