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March 2017

Piano Recital: Yi-Yang Chen

March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 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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Sechrest Art Gallery: Faculty Exhibition 2017

March 14 @ 9:00 am - April 20 @ 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 or email amorgan@highpoint.edu for more information.            

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Design Artist Lecture: Art Chantry

March 17 @ 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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North Carolina Youth Brass Band

March 19 @ 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, will perform their “Movie Brass” concert, a collection of film music that is sure to entertain.  The NCYBB is an auditioned ensemble composed of high school brass and percussion students from across the Triad region and beyond who share a common passion for great music and learning.  HPU is proud to host this all-star ensemble for their rehearsals and concerts. Open to…

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Faculty Exhibition Opening Reception

March 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sechrest Art Gallery, 833 Montlieu Ave
High Point, 27268
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For this exhibition we 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. No tickets required. Open to the public. Please call 336-841-4680 or email amorgan@highpoint.edu for more information.

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An Evening With Chris Abani

March 23 @ 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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April 2017

Ceramics Talk With Fred Johnston

April 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ballroom at Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce, One University Parkway
High Point , 27268
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Fred Johnston is an internationally known ceramicist from the Seagrove area in North Carolina.  He creates functional and nonfunctional forms and tiles and says of his work “I question how I can extend the tradition of pottery.  What can I contribute?  I am not interested in pots that are mindless, shallow imitations and replications of the past.  I believe in the idea of cross-fertilization and playfulness.  The mixing and matching of different cultures, motifs, and art styles are fertile ground,…

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Spring Orchestra and Choral Concert

April 11 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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The High Point University Community Orchestra, conducted by HPU Associate Professor of Music Dr. Brian Meixner, will join forces with the HPU Choirs, prepared by Dr. Elizabeth Doebler, for a performance of A German Requiem by Johannes Brahms.  A large-scale work for orchestra and choir, A German Requiem is one of the most significant compositions of the 19th century and arguably the most important work of Brahms, a musical titan of the Romantic era.  This work features HPU voice faculty Dr. Scott MacLeod, baritone,…

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HPU Arbor Day Celebration

April 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cottrell Amphitheater, One University Parkway 27268 + Google Map

The annual Arbor Day event will feature various speakers including HPU First Lady Mariana Qubein, who has spearheaded the transformation of the campus Arboretum and Botanical Gardens and Jon Roethling, curator of the grounds. High Point University is one of only twelve universities in North Carolina to achieve Tree Campus USA status. Please join us for this annual event. To reserve your seat please call Campus Concierge at 336-841-4636 or email concierge@highpoint.edu by April 18, 2017. Parking and shuttle service…

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Outdoor Film: “Warm Bodies”

April 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Bring a picnic basket and gather in the fresh spring air as HPU hosts a special outdoor screening of “Warm Bodies,” a 2013 movie written and directed by Jonathan Levine. A romantic comedy of a truly different sort, the movie is adapted from a popular Isaac Marion novel and stars Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer and John Malkovich. A zombie and a human survivor form a special relationship in the midst of a zombie attack that leads to the zombie becoming…

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June 2017

Arts Splash Concert: Laney Jones and the Spirits

June 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cottrell Amphitheater, One University Parkway 27268 + Google Map

High Point University invites you to attend a High Point Area Arts Council Concert featuring Laney Jones and the Spirits. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic basket dinners! If there is a threat of rain, call 336.889.ARTS after 4:00 PM on Sunday to get the latest update on the event. No tickets required. Open to the public.

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July 2017

Eastern Music Festival: Young Artists Wind Ensemble

July 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Eastern Music Festival (EMF) will present the Young Artists Wind Ensemble of the Eastern Music Festival in a musical program of light classical and POPS repertoire. EMF Resident Conductors Jose-Luis Novo and Grant Cooper will lead the ensemble featuring selected repertoire from their Conducting Fellows as well. A limited number of complimentary tickets will be available for the general public by contacting the HPU Campus Concierge at 336-841-4636 or concierge@highpoint.edu.

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September 2017

Phoenix Reading Series Presents: Stephanie Watts

September 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ballroom at Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce, One University Parkway
High Point , 27268
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Stephanie Powell Watts won the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence for her debut story collection, We Are Taking Only What We Need (2012), also named one of 2013’s Best Summer Reads by O: The Oprah Magazine. Her short fiction has been included in two volumes of the Best New Stories from the South anthology and honored with a Pushcart Prize. Ms. Powell Watts’s stories explore the lives of African Americans in fast food and factory jobs, working door to door as Jehovah’s Witness…

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HPU Piano Competition: Funded by The Randall Thomas Johnson Trust

September 9 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 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 9th 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. Reserve your free…

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Guest Vocal Recital: David Tayloe, tenor, Emily Yap Chua, piano

September 11 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Tenor David Tayloe and pianist Emily Yap Chua have performed on stages across the United States and around the world. Their recital program includes Benjamin Britten realizations of Henry Purcell songs, lieder by Hugo Wolf, and Gerald Finzi's "A Young Man's Exhortation."   Free to the public, no tickets required.

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A Conversation with President Nido R. Qubein and Kevin Ashton

September 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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A Conversation with President Nido R. Qubein and Kevin Ashton on Tuesday, September 12 has been cancelled.

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“Hunt Seat and Equitation” Opening Reception

September 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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Artist Talk by Elise Schweitzer starting at 5pm. Please call 336-841-4680 for more information. Open to the public. No tickets required.

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Voyager Golden Record 40th Anniversary Concert

September 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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The Department of Music celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Voyager spacecraft's Golden Record with performances of selections from the disc. In 1977 the Voyager spacecraft launched carrying a gold-plated phonograph record with images and sounds that portray the diversity of life and culture on earth.  The concert features music by Bach, Beethoven, Stravinsky, Chuck Berry, Louis Armstrong,  Blind Willie Johnson, and folk music from around the world. Open to the public. No tickets required. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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Building Foodway Bridges in the Nuevo New South

September 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wilson Commerce, Ballroom, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Dr. Steven Alvarez is an activist, educator, and scholar who has successfully combined his passion for college education with meaningful interventions in the community. He has presented in many universities throughout the United States and has recently received attention in several national media outlets for his pedagogical initiative “taco literacy,” which attempts to locate culture in quotidian food artifacts that we have discounted as culturally inconsequential. In this talk, Dr. Alvarez will provide practical strategies for thinking about everyday cultural…

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HPU Chamber Music Series: A Schumann Hour

September 24 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Join us for performances of Robert Schumann's Papillons Op. 2 and excerpts from his Sonata in F Minor Op. 14, given by HPU piano faculty member Robert Hallquist. To conclude, Hallquist will partner with HPU violin faculty member Matt Kiefer in Schumann's Violin/Piano Sonata in A Minor Op. 105. Open to the public. No tickets required.

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