Arts Event Calendar
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Oct 21-27 - Something Wicked This Way Comes
Selections from Shakespeare
Something Wicked This Way Comes reveals Shakespeare’s dark side. With scenes from plays such as Macbeth, Hamlet and the very Game of Thrones-esque Titus Andronicus, the evening showcases ghosts, witches and the truly bizarre from the mind of William Shakespeare.

Oct 21-23 and 25-27 at 7:30pm, Sunday October 24 at 2:00pm
Empty Space Theatre

FREE tickets are required - reserve your in-person seats at www.highpoint.edu/theater.
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October 29 - Hallowinds
Wind Ensemble Concert
The High Point University Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Associate Professor of Music, Dr. Brian Meixner, presents a Halloween weekend concert, Hallowinds! This fun concert will include music from Johan De Meij’s “The Lord of the Rings”, selections from “Harry Potter” films, music from the movie “The Nightmare before Christmas”, and other items in the spirit of Halloween. Wear your favorite costume and join in the fun!

Oct 29 at 7:30pm
Pauline Theatre in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center
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The Darrell E. Sechrest Gallery of Art
Oct 25 - Dec 17 - Of Stones and Earth and Air
Exhibit by Jessica Singerman
"I am inspired by the poetry of nature: color and light in the landscape, seasons, and the passing of time. My work is a kind of meditation and a love letter to life and painting. It is through painting and outdoor activity that I can quiet my mind, make sense of life, and explore spirituality. I want my work to create wonder for people and to be evocative of the outdoor spaces that inspire us, like mountains, valleys, and skies."

Gallery Hours are 9:30-5 Monday through Friday. Community visitors are welcome during these hours.
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Nov 5 - Chamber Ensembles
Small Ensembles Concert
This performance will feature all of the small ensembles in the department, including the Percussion Ensemble, Clarinet Choir, Brass Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, Chamber Strings, and more. The program will include varied repertoire that will entertain audiences of all musical interests.

Nov 5 at 7:30pm
Pauline Theatre in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center
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Nov 9 - Jazz Ensemble
Concert
The HPU Jazz Ensemble pays tribute to the giants of small group jazz with music of the Bebop and Hard Bop eras made famous by such artists as Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Dizzy Gillespie, Horace Silver and others. Join us for an evening of jazz combos!

Nov 9 at 7:30pm
Empty Space Theatre
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Nov 18-21 - WORKING! The Musical
By Stephen Schwartz
This musical, based off the 1974 book “Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do” by Studs Terkel, was written by Stephen Schwartz and includes music by Schwartz, Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Mary Rodgers, James Taylor, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. The musical features monologues and songs performed by a variety of working class folks, taken from the interviews in the book, and meant to compel the audience to look at the person behind the job. These characters portray the need to find dignity in even the most seemingly mundane employment, the reward of taking pride in one’s work, no matter how humble, and the legacies of parents either passing down professions from one generation to the next, or striving to enable better working lives for their children.

Nov 18-20 at 7:30pm, Sunday November 21 at 2:00pm
Pauline Theatre in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center

FREE tickets are required - reserve your in-person or virtual seats at www.highpoint.edu/theater.
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Nov 29 - An American in Paris
HPU Community Orchestra
The High Point Community Orchestra, under the director of Associate Professor of Music, Dr. Brian Meixner, presents “An American in Paris” on Monday, November 29th at 7:30pm in HPU’s Hayworth Fine Arts Center. This performance features music of great French composers through history that celebrates France’s rich musical heritage. Music by Hector Berlioz, George Bizet, Maurice Ravel, and selections from “An American in Paris” by the great American composer, George Gershwin are on the program. Featured soloists are HPU Instructor of Flute, Ms. Lissie Shanahan, and the winner of the 2021 HPU Student Concerto Competition.

Nov 29 at 7:30pm
Pauline Theatre in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center
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Dec 4 - Handel's MESSIAH
Choral Concert
Our combined university choirs will be joined by a traditional Baroque orchestra in a performance of the beloved MESSIAH, Part I by George Frideric Handel. The featured soloists will be selected from High Point University students.

Dec 4 at 7:30pm
Pauline Theatre in the Hayworth Fine Arts Center
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Dec 5 - Celebrate the Holidays
Instrumental Ensembles Concert
Instrumental Ensembles from the HPU Department of Music present an outdoor holiday concert at HPU’s Cottrell Amphitheater at 3:00pm on Sunday, December 5th ,”Celebrate the Holidays”. The one-hour event will include performances of holiday music by the HPU Community Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, and several small instrumental groups. Bring a blanket, enjoy some hot cocoa, and be ready to get into the holiday spirit!



Dec 5 Time TBD
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