HIGH POINT, N.C., March 22, 2019 – High Point University invites the community to campus for the following Community Enrichment Series events during the month of April.
Triad residents can sign up to receive email updates about community events at HPU throughout the year by visiting www.highpoint.edu/friends. They can also receive notifications about events by downloading the HPU Community App at www.highpoint.edu/communityapp.
HPU Theatre: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” to be held at 7:30 p.m. on April 11-13, 15-18 and 25-27 in the Empty Space Theatre. Open to the public. Complimentary tickets can be reserved starting March 25 at http://www.highpoint.edu/theatre. Of all the plays written by William Shakespeare, perhaps none is as accessible and funny as “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” It is the eve of Duke Theseus’ wedding day and a group of less-than-talented actors are preparing a play for the big event. Two young couples run off into a dark forest trying to solve their relationship problems, where they encounter Puck, a fairy who loves to create chaos. Throw in the Queen of the Fairies falling in love with a donkey and a play-within-a-play guaranteed to bring the house down. HPU’s performance is directed by Adjunct Professor Michael Huie.
Media Fellows Program Hosts Bekah Brunstetter, to be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. on April 10 in Callicutt Auditorium. Open to the public. No tickets required. Hollywood screenwriter Bekah Brunstetter, a native of Winston-Salem, will speak to students in the Media Fellows and Women’s and Gender Studies programs. Brunstetter is a writer and producer for NBC’s “This is Us.” She has written for “American Gods,” “Switched at Birth” and various MTV shows. She is also an award-winning playwright.
Woodwind Ensemble Concert, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on April 11 in the Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel. Open to the public. No tickets required. The High Point University Music Department will present a fun program featuring the woodwind chamber ensembles. Including marches, ragtime, classical, jazz and more, the Clarinet Ensemble, Saxophone Quartet, Clarinet Quartet and Flute Trio are excited to present this interesting program.
HPU Brass Extravaganza, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on April 12 in the Charles E. Hayworth Memorial Chapel. Open to the public. No tickets required. Enjoy a night of movie music with the HPU Brass Band. The annual brass concert will include the full HPU Brass Band as well as several brass chamber ensembles. The program features a number of selections from film, including music by John Williams and other famous film composers.
Cell-Art Collaborative Showcase, to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 13 in Room 3027 of the Congdon School of Health Sciences. Open to the public. To sign up to attend or participate, contact Dr. Veronica Segarra at firstname.lastname@example.org. Local high school artists and HPU students who participated in the Cell-Art Collaborative Experiment Day in February will share the art forms they have created by integrating science and art. Also, featured speaker and scholar-artist Julia Hoel Buntaine will talk about the ways in which she has been inspired to integrate science into her art.
Media Fellows Program Hosts Rachel Noel Williams, to be held at 5:30 p.m. on April 13 in Phillips 120. Open to the public. No tickets required. Rachel Noel Williams will speak to students in the Media Fellows and Women’s and Gender Studies programs. Williams is a narrative designer who has created content for a variety of video games at Telltale Games and Riot Games. Her work has included light-hearted fantasy as well as post-modern war stories. She will present on how to create narratives and include good choices in game design.
HPU Symphonic Band Concert, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on April 16 in the Pauline Theatre of Hayworth Fine Arts Center. Open to the public. No tickets required. The HPU Symphonic Band, conducted by Dr. Brian Meixner, will present its spring concert with guest artist Lindsay Kesselman, internationally acclaimed soprano. The concert will feature two landmark compositions for soprano and wind ensemble, as well as masterworks for concert band. The concert will also feature a special guest ensemble, the Ragsdale High School Wind Ensemble.
Jazz Ensemble Concert, to be held at 7:30 p.m. on April 18 in the Pauline Theatre of Hayworth Fine Arts Center. Open to the public. No tickets required. The High Point University Jazz Ensemble presents jazz standards from the great American songbook to the bands of Duke Ellington and Miles Davis. Join us for a swinging night of your favorite jazz tunes!
HPU Arbor Day Celebration, to be held at 4 p.m. on April 25 at Cottrell Amphitheater. Open to the public. To reserve a seat, contact Campus Concierge at 336-841-4636 or email email@example.com by April 23. 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. High Point University celebrates its 10th anniversary of achieving the Tree Campus USA designation. Parking and shuttle service will be available from the Congdon School of Health Sciences and Fred Wilson School of Pharmacy parking lot on International Avenue. Please enter campus from N. Centennial Street and International Avenue. Rain location: Kushner International Networking Marketplace in Cottrell Hall.
Sechrest Art Gallery: Senior Studio Exhibition, to be held April 25 through May 11 in the Sechrest Art Gallery of Hayworth Fine Arts Center. An opening reception for the exhibition will be held 4-6 p.m. on April 25. Open to the public. No tickets required. The Sechrest Art Gallery is open 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. HPU senior studio art majors will have the opportunity to show their selected work in a professional gallery setting. Students will be involved in the collaborative process of curating and hanging the exhibition.
HPU Community Orchestra and Choirs Present “Carmina Burana,” to be held at 7:30 p.m. on April 29 in the Pauline Theatre of Hayworth Fine Arts Center. Open to the public. Reservations can be made by contacting the Campus Concierge at 336-841-4636 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The HPU Community Orchestra and HPU choirs will join forces for a performance of Carl Orff’s epic composition, “Carmina Burana.” The program will also feature the winner of the 2018-19 HPU Concerto Competition, music major Dakota Tameling, on Mozart’s Horn Concerto No. 3.