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November 2017

Phoenix Literary Festival – Wayne Koestenbaum

November 10, 2017 - November 11, 2017
Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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HPU welcomes poet and cultural critic, Wayne Koestenbaum, a Harvard University graduate with an MA in creative writing from Johns Hopkins University and a PhD from Princeton University. Koestenbaum’s work often explores the male body and the emotional, sexual, and social weight of its exposure. About his poetry, David Lehman has said, “Wayne Koestenbaum has been writing poems so dashing and poignant, so sexy and savvy, that it’s hard not to like them. He puts wordplay at the service of autobiography, and…

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Veterans Day Celebration

November 10, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
James H. and Jesse E. Millis Athletic and Convocation Center, One University Avenue
High Point, 27268

A Patriotic Salute and breakfast for military heroes. President Qubein and the entire HPU family warmly invite local veterans to celebrate their sacrifice and service to our nation. Featuring Cold War and Vietnam War (POW) Veteran, Col. J. Quincy Collins Jr., and performances by the North Carolina Brass Band and The High Point University Chamber Singers. RSVP at highpoint.edu/veteransday or contact Campus Concierge at 336-841-4636 or concierge@highpoint.edu.  

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Musical Theatre Performance: Cabaret

November 16, 2017 - November 19, 2017
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Performance will begin at 7:30pm Thursday-Saturday, and 2pm on Sunday. Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including “Cabaret,“ “Willkommen“ and “Maybe This Time.“ Leave your troubles outside — life is beautiful at CABARET, Kander & Ebb's Tony-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way.  In 1930 Berlin, young writer Cliff Bradshaw arrives in search of inspiration.  He wanders into the decadent Kit Kat Club, a seedy nightclub overseen by the strange,…

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Holiday Piano Concert

November 19, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Support the HPU Piano Division at their Holiday Piano Concert.

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Thanksgiving Message: Mike Schlappi

November 20, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Mike Schlappi, Hall of Fame gold medalist, author of Shot Happens, professional speaker, husband and father of five, will inspire you with some workable strategies, tools, and mindsets that can be used to enrich your life. Mike Schlappi’s life is an example that the will of the human heart can conquer all obstacles. He is a role model and real hero. A story that began with a tragic accident has evolved into a lifetime of lessons and victories Reserve your seat…

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Community Orchestra Concert

November 27, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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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. No tickets required. Open to the public.

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Opera Scenes Concert

November 28, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Although opera is traditionally viewed as a European art form, U.S.-based composers have made significant contributions to the genre. Students enrolled in Opera Scenes (MUS 1360-01) will perform scenes from operas written by some of America’s most famous composers, such as The Tender Land (Aaron Copland), Porgy and Bess (George Gershwin), and Candide (Leonard Bernstein). Open to the Public. No Tickets Required.

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Lessons and Carols

November 29, 2017 @ 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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December 2017

Holiday Choral Concert

December 1, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - December 2, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268

Our annual Holiday Choral Concert has become a popular event for the High Point community and this year will be the most exciting to date! The concert will be a festive evening of beloved holiday music. A full orchestra made up of students, faculty, and guests will accompany this concert. A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for the general public by contacting the HPU Campus Concierge at 336-841-4636 or concierge@highpoint.edu. 

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SOLD OUT – North Carolina Symphony: Holiday Pops Concert

December 5, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Holiday Pops is a North Carolina Symphony tradition that is a favorite with audiences around the state. The festive concert showcases seasonal favorites and the always popular sing-a-longs. Founded by Lamar Stringfield in 1932, the North Carolina Symphony is a full-time, professional orchestra with 66 musicians under the artistic leadership of Music Director Grant Llewellyn. This performance is supported by the Anne Kerr Walker Community Events Fund. We are currently sold out of tickets but encourage you to put your…

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47th Annual Prayer Breakfast

December 8, 2017 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
James H. and Jesse E. Millis Athletic and Convocation Center, One University Avenue
High Point, 27268

For 47 consecutive years, High Point University has brought the wider High Point faith community together for the Annual Prayer Breakfast. Each year, the annual event includes an inspiring message, and special music provided by the HPU Chapel Choir, directed by Dr. Elizabeth Doebler. A silent prayer is also held in memory of alumni, members of the university family and the community, as well as other friends who have passed away during the past year. This event sharpens the spiritual senses…

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Community Christmas Celebration

December 14, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - December 15, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
Gene and Jane Kester International Promenade, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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High Point University invites neighbors and friends to experience the holiday season together by strolling down the festive Gene and Jane Kester International Promenade. Don't forget to take your complimentary photo with Santa as you enjoy Christmas music, beautiful decorations, hot chocolate, and more. No tickets required. Open to the public. Visit www.highpoint.edu/christmas or download the Community Christmas App for more information.

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January 2018

“Connections” By Kyle Lusk Opening Reception

January 11 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sechrest Art Gallery in Hayworth Fine Arts Center, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Kyle Lusk, born and raised in Brevard, NC, is known for his exhibits that feature works in steel, cast iron, and bronze. Lusk has created and exhibited work in galleries and public venues throughout the southeast. This particular exhibit will also include maquttes for large scale public works. No tickets required. Open to the public.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Service

January 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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This annual chapel service celebrates the life and work of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and features noteworthy clergy and scholars from across the country. Martin Luther King, Jr. was deeply committed to serving others and helping foster a most just society. Every year, thousands of people across the United States come together to honor Dr. King through service projects, scholarship opportunities, and worship services. High Point University and the surrounding community are growing their partnership to make MLK…

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Greensboro Symphony

January 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Pauline Theatre, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268

Don’t miss the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra presenting the popular Rodrigo Guitar Concerto plus a collection of Spanish themed orchestral works. Legendary Cuban guitarist, Manuel Barrueco, has been internationally recognized as one of the most important guitarists of our times. His unique artistry has been described as that of an elegant and intelligent musician, possessing a seductive sound and uncommon lyrical gifts. Support for this event is provided by  The Capus M. Waynick Lecture & Cultural Series Endowed Fund. The Capus…

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Chamber Music Series Concert Presents: Sierra Duo with Matthew Bengtson, piano, and John Haines-Eitzen, cello

January 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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The Sierra Duo (John Haines-Eitzen, cello, and Matthew Bengtson, piano) formed in 2015 through a multi-year recording project for Albany Records to record all of composer Roberto Sierra’s works for cello and piano. Matt and John discovered their shared musical vision and quickly developed a close camaraderie. Their musical values and passion are apparent in their interpretations of Sierra's music, in classics by Beethoven, Chopin, and Brahms, and in the music of lesser-known composers such as Arthur Foote, whose music…

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February 2018

Phoenix Reading Series Presents: Michele Tracy Berger

February 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Ballroom at Plato S. Wilson School of Commerce, One University Parkway
High Point , 27268
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Novelist, Dr. Michele Tracy Berger will read from her latest novel, Reenu-You, a work of Afro-Futurist  speculative fiction. Her reading will be followed by a Q&A and a light reception, at which she will sign copies of her work. Dr. Berger is an associate professor in the Department of Women and Gender Studies at UNC, Chapel Hill.

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Chamber Music Series Presents: Elektra Winds

February 4 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Established in 2015, Elektra is comprised of four professional musicians from Forsyth and Guilford Counties. Core members are Dr. Laura Stevens, flute; Dr. Anna Lampidis, oboe; Dr. Eileen Young, clarinet; and Amber Ferenz, bassoon. Elektra Winds members teach at several universities in the area and all are members of at least six regional orchestras, including the Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and Asheville symphonies. Open to the public. No tickets required.

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Piano Recital Featuring Lin Ye

February 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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Chinese pianist, Lin Ye, is the winner of the 3rd annual, 2017 HPU Piano Competition.  Ye left his native country, China, to study at the Hochschuler fur Musik in Hannover, Germany in 2008 at age of 15. He graduated with a master's degree from Hannover and is currently working on an artist diploma at the Cleveland Institute of Music under the guidance of Antonio Pompa-Baldi. Ye has won many competitions throughout his career. These include 1st place in the 71st…

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Every Generation Blames the One Before: God, Memory, and Protest Movements By Rev. Dr. Renita J. Weems

February 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Phillips Hall, Francis Auditorium, One University Parkway
High Point, 27268
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The Charles Franklin Finch Lecture Series is proud to welcome Rev. Dr. Renita J. Weems to High Point University.  Dr. Renita J. Weems is a nationally renowned theologian whose scholarly insights into biblical text and the role of spirituality in everyday lives have made her a popular author and speaker. Weems is founder of Something Within a monthly e-newsletter and blog that explores issues of faith in the context of the challenges women face on a daily basis. An ordained minister in…

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