HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 23, 2016 – High Point University will host the following events in March as part of the Community Enrichment Series. All
of these events are open to the public. Tickets are not required unless otherwise noted.
Greensboro Symphony: “Tchaikovsky Spectacular,” to be held at 7:30 p.m. on March 3 in the Pauline Theatre of Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The performance will feature some of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s greatest music from his famous “1812 Overture” to his “Sleeping Beauty Suite.” The Greensboro Symphony also will present a fresh take on the composer’s Symphony No. 1, “Winter Dreams,” paired with a multimedia montage of works by internationally renowned Russian artists Lyuba and Aleksander Titovets. A limited number of complimentary tickets are available by contacting 336-841-9209 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Professional dress required.
“Kotani/Brown: Ambiguity, Uncertainty and Resignation,” to be held March 14 through April 21 in the Sechrest Art Gallery of Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The gallery is open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Call 336-841-4685 or 336-803-1815 for more information. An opening reception and artist talk will be held 4-6 p.m. on March 17 and a more personal “Conversation with Kotani” will be held in the gallery 3-4 p.m. on April 12. This exhibit features abstract ethereal paintings by Japanese painter Setsuya Kotani who states, “You have to learn to live with questions.” It also includes sculptures by Bill Brown, whose work with steel can be viewed as a hefty freehand exploration of his soul and artistic journey.
Phoenix Reading Series: Stuart Dischell and Michael Parker, to be held at 7 p.m. on March 17 in the Ballroom at the Plato S. Wilson Commerce Building. Author of four collections of poems, Stuart Dischell teaches poetry writing as well as modern and contemporary poetry. He has received honors and awards from the National Poetry Series, the National Endowment for the Arts, the North Carolina Arts Council and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, among others. His work appears in a number of journals and anthologies, including Good Poems, Hammer and Blaze and Pushcart Prize. Michael Parker is the author of six novels and two collections of stories. His short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Five Points, The Georgia Review, The Southwest Review, Epoch, The Washington Post, The New York Times Magazine, Oxford American, Shenandoah, The Black Warrior Review, Trail Runner, Runner’s World and Men’s Journal. He has received fellowships in fiction from the North Carolina Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as the Hobson Award for Arts and Letters, and the North Carolina Award for Literature.
Percussion Ensemble Concert, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on March 19 in the Pauline Theatre of Hayworth Fine Arts Center. Join the HPU Percussion Ensemble for an evening of exciting music directed by Dr. Nathan Daughtrey and featuring the world premiere of “Ancient Headphones” by senior music composition major Seth Burleson.
North Carolina Youth Brass Band Concert, to be held at 3 p.m. on March 20 in the Pauline Theatre of Hayworth Fine Arts Center. The North Carolina Youth Brass Band is an auditioned all-star ensemble composed of the finest high school brass players and percussionists in this region of North Carolina. Conducted by Dr. Brian Meixner, the NCYBB is presenting the second performance of its debut 2015-2016 season.
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