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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 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 @ 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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HPUniverse Day 2019

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wanek School of Natural Sciences NC United States + Google Map

Free Astronomy Activities for Kids and Adults of All Ages! HPUniverse Day is a free, astronomy-themed outreach event held in the Department of Physics at High Point University every fall semester. Visitors are encouraged to explore space, science, and beyond through 25 different learning stations and activities set up in and around the Wanek School of Undergraduate Sciences. Example stations include robotic space rovers, planetarium shows, water bottle rocket launches, making moon craters, hovercraft rides, discovering exoplanets, and many more.…

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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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HPU Wind Ensemble and Faculty Showcase

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 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 @ 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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Michael Davidson Concert

October 7 @ 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 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 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 commemoration 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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Photograph 51 Play Reading

October 26 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 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 @ 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 Featuring: Aleks Romano and Kevin Miller

November 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Critically acclaimed musical artists Aleks Romano, mezzo-soprano, and Kevin Miller, pianist take the stage in this special collaboration featuring music by and about women. This program centers on the feminine perspective in pursuit of a life well-lived, with an emphasis on diverse compositional voices and viewpoints. Beloved works from the vocal canon are reframed alongside new works, allowing for a parallel study of historical perspectives and experiences. Open to the public. No tickets required.

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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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