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September 2016

HPU Piano Competition: Funded by The Randall Thomas Johnson Trust

September 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre,
One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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The High Point University Piano Competition brings 3 finalists to campus for our September 10 event to compete for cash prizes.  Finalists are selected by the HPU piano faculty from a pool of submissions.  The three finalists will then compete for first, second and third place cash prizes determined by outside judges brought to campus. This is a national competition open to pianists ages 15 through 25. This event is open to the public. No tickets required.  

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HPU Chamber Music Recital #1: Made in the U.S.A.

September 18 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel,
One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Our still youthful American music took some time to pull away from European models and come distinctively "into its own." Come help us celebrate four composers who helped lay the foundation of 20th-century American music: Samuel Barber (1910-1981), Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990), Aaron Copland (1900-1990), and George Gershwin (1898-1937)! Open to the Public. No Tickets Required.

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October 2016

Mazzjazz

October 8 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre,
One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Mazzjazz Concert

Mazzjazz (guitar, piano, bass, drums) Department of Music faculty member Mark Mazzatenta (guitar) along with his twin brother Michael (piano) write original music for the band, which combines classical, jazz, improvisation, and cinematic elements.  Mazzjazz also plays rearrangements of songs such as Over the Rainbow and Pink Panther. Open to the public. No tickets required.

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Symphonic Band Presents: Pops In the Park

October 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Alumni Avenue Amphitheater,
One University Parkway 27268
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HPU Symphonic Band will present its first concert of the year, “Pops in the Park.” Held in the beautiful Alumni Amphitheater, the band is excited to offer a fun, varied program of popular music since 1960. Featuring songs by the Beatles, hits from the eighties, and Star Wars, this concert is certain to offer something for everyone. Bring your lawn chair enjoy the evening with us! Open to the public. No tickets required.

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HPU Chamber Music Recital #2: Euphonium Euphoria

October 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel,
One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Brian Meixner, Associate Professor of Music at HPU, will perform a faculty chamber recital featuring himself on euphonium, Ben Blozan on piano, and several other colleagues in various combinations of instruments with euphonium.  You won't want to miss this varied program featuring top-flight artists! Open to the public. No tickets required.

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HPU Percussion Ensemble Concert

October 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre,
One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Join the HPU Percussion Ensemble for an evening of exciting music. With the variety of sounds the percussion ensemble can produce, this concert will offer something for everyone. Trios, large percussion orchestra, and soloists will captivate both the eyes and ears of audience members. Make sure not to miss this concert! Open to the Public. No tickets required.

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North Carolina Youth Brass Band Concert

October 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre,
One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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The North Carolina Youth Brass Band, under the direction of HPU Associate Professor of Music Dr. Brian Meixner, is an auditioned ensemble composed of high school brass and percussion students from across the region. In residence at HPU, the NCYBB provides an opportunity for young musicians to develop their skills and musicianship while playing fun and exciting music in a 30+ member brass band!  This first concert of the NCYBB’s 2016-17 season will feature a wide range of repertoire for…

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November 2016

HPU Chamber Music Recital #3: Schumann Hour

November 20 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel,
One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Throughout Western music history, family ties frequently emerge: one thinks immediately of the Bach or the Scarlatti families. The incidence of husband-and-wife composers is less common, with Robert Schumann (1810-1856) and Clara Schumann (1819-1896) being most illustrious. Come hear a rich sample of their instrumental and vocal chamber music! Open to the public. No tickets required.

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Thanksgiving Message: Todd Huston and The Victory Belles

November 21 @ 7:30 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre,
One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Todd Huston is an inspiring author, amputee, and only disabled person to break an able-body world record in a sport. Todd motivates and inspires anyone around him, to overcome life’s challenges. At the age of 14 Todd, “died” twice in a boating accident, had his leg amputated and later completed the Summit American Expedition, which became his world record mountain climb, of the highest elevation in all 50 states, with just one leg! His story will help anyone realize they…

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Community Orchestra Concert

November 28 @ 7:30 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre,
One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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On the heels of a successful debut in April 2016, the High Point University Community Orchestra celebrates its first full season in the 2016-17 academic year.  Members of the HPUCO include HPU students, staff, faculty and members of the community, representing a rich collaboration of musicians from all walks of life.  The opening performance will include Beethoven’s iconic Symphony No. 5, one of the best known and highly acclaimed compositions of all time.  Dr. Laura Stevens, HPU Instructor of Flute,…

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Opera Scenes Concert: Opera and the Orient

November 29 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel,
One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Students enrolled in Opera Scenes (MUS 1360-01) will explore nineteenth-century Western impressions of the East. The semi-staged showcase will feature scenes from operas written by European composers and set in Asia, including Madama Butterfly, Turandot, The Mikado, L’italiana in Algeri, and Cosí fan tutte. Open to the public. No tickets required.

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Lessons and Carols

November 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel,
One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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This special candlelight service is the final Chapel service of the fall semester, bringing the community together to remember and retell the Christmas story. The service will feature members of the university community reading scripture and music led by the Chapel Choir. The service is based on the traditional Festival of Lessons and Carols from King’s College, Cambridge, England. No tickets required. Open to the public.

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