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September 2019

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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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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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. 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 @ 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 @ 3:30 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 @ 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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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 @ 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 @ 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 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 @ 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 @ 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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HPUniverse Day 2019

November 2 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 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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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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Art Gallery Opening Reception: Bob Brown

November 5 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sechrest Art Gallery, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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The Sechrest Gallery of Art is pleased to announce the acquisition of a major collection of prints by famed Nigerian printmaker, Bruce Onobrakpeya. Onobrakpeya has been designated a "Living Treasure" by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and his work has been featured at the Tate Modern in London, the National Museum of African Art of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and the Malmö Konsthall in Malmö, Sweden.   This collection was given to the Sechrest…

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Instrumental Chamber Ensembles Concert

November 7 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Bluegrass/Old Time Jam with Wayne Fugate and the Bright Star Band

November 11 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
David R. Hayworth Park, Hoffman Amphitheatre

Join Wayne Fugate, a talented mandolin player and part of the original production and national tour of the hit Broadway musical, Bright Star, for an Old Time Bluegrass Jam in David R. Hayworth park on Monday, November 11 at 11 a.m. This exciting music event will be joined by the Bright Star band and all are invited to sit, listen, dance, or even bring your own instrument to play with the band! The outdoor amphitheater is located between the Slane…

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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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Chamber Music Series Presents: Annual Holiday Concert

November 17 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Please join us on Sunday, November 17th at 7:30 pm in the Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel for HPU's music faculties annual Holiday Concert. This concert will feature many holiday favorites, including Tchaikovsky’s beloved Nutcracker Suite and arrangements of favorite Christmas Carols from around the world. Open to the public. No tickets required.

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