HIGH POINT, N.C., April 13, 2021 – High Point University is offering two community concerts this spring – one live and one virtual. Both are under the direction of Dr. Brian Meixner, associate professor of music and director of instrumental studies.
The High Point University Community Orchestra will perform its final concert of the 2020-21 season, “Going Places,” at High Point Theatre, 220 E. Commerce Avenue, on Sunday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m. This in-person concert will include music from around the globe and is a celebration of the orchestra’s perseverance throughout the pandemic. The performance will feature three HPU students, who are winners of the annual HPU Concerto Competition: Mikaela Olmsted, Adam Cunningham, and Noah Sigsworth.
To reserve tickets for the HPU Community concert contact the High Point Theatre box office at 336-887-3001, or online at https://highpointtheatre.com/. Tickets are free and seating is limited.
The High Point University Wind Ensemble presents its final concert of the 2020-21 academic year, “Spring Forward – a celebration of the here, the now, and what’s to come.” The virtual concert will be held in HPU’s Hayworth Fine Arts Center in the Pauline Theatre on Tuesday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. The performance will include a wide variety of music with various combinations of woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments. It will feature HPU graduating seniors Noah Sigsworth (composer and conductor), Caroline Thomas (djembe soloist) and sophomore music major Reyna Alston (composer).
“Join us for two special evenings of music and the rare opportunity these days to attend a live performance,” said Meixner. “In spite of the pandemic, both groups persevered, and these concerts are a celebration of their musical achievements throughout the year. We’re proud and excited for these fine students and all of our graduating seniors.”
Both concerts will be available to watch online on the university’s website at www.highpoint.edu/live.