GWU Announces Spring 2012 Fine Arts Calendar

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The Gardner-Webb School of Performing and Visual Arts is proud to announce its Spring 2012 fine arts events schedule.  The community is invited to enjoy each of these concerts, recitals, plays and exhibits.  More information about these events will be published as the dates approach.

MUSIC

GWU Distinguished Artist/Faculty String Quartet

Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 8 p.m. – Blanton Auditorium

Concert features Calin Lupanu, Concertmaster, Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, GWU Faculty, Violin; Monica Boboc, Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, GWU Faculty, Violin; Piotr Swic, GWU Faculty, Viola; Tanja Bechtler, Bechtler Gallery of Modern Art, GWU Faculty, Cello; and Hannah Blalock, GWU ’14, Harp.

GWU Brass Festival featuring the University of Nebraska Faculty Brass Quintet

Friday, Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. – Boiling Springs Baptist Church

Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for children and students, and free with GWU ID. Free-will offering donations to be taken as well.  Tickets are available at 704-406-4448 or psparti@gardner-webb.edu.

GWU Distinguished Artist Concert featuring Elizabeth Grayson, Soprano

Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 8 p.m. – Blanton Auditorium

GWU Faculty/Distinguished Artist Series featuring Sivan Magen, Harp

Thursday, Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. – Blanton Auditorium

GWU Concert Choir, Chorale and Handbells – Paul J. Etter, Director

Tuesday, Mar. 8 at 8 p.m. – Dover Theatre

GWU Orchestra – Concerto Competition Winners

Monday, Mar. 26 at 8 p.m. – Dover Theatre

Sondheim Musical Theater Extravaganza – Susan Ali, Director

Mar. 30-31 – Gardner Recital Hall

Time/Info to be announced.

GWU Jazz Band – “The Jazz Collective” – Jeff Richmond, Conductor

Thursday, Apr. 12 at 8 p.m. – Dover Theatre

GWU Symphonic Band – Matt Whitfield, Conductor

Tuesday, Apr. 24 at 8 p.m. – Dover Theatre

GWU Orchestra Spring Masterworks Concert – Patricia C. Sparti, Conductor

Monday, Apr. 30 at 8 p.m. – Dover Theatre

Program features Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture,” Beethoven’s “Symphony #7,” Bernstein’s “Cool” and “Rumble” from “West Side Story,” and more. 

THEATRE ARTS

“Antigone”

Feb. 28 – Mar. 3 at 7:30 p.m. – Millennium Playhouse

Tickets and information available at 704-406-4656.  Cost to be announced.

Student Directed One-Act Plays

Apr. 17-21 at 7:30 p.m. – Millennium Playhouse 

VISUAL ARTS

GWU Senior Exhibit

Feb. 13 – Mar. 9 in Communication Studies Hall

Exhibit features the work of Gardner-Webb senior art majors, and opens with an artists’ reception on Feb. 13.  Artists and styles to be announced.

GWU Undergraduate Exhibit

Mar. 26 – Apr. 20 in Communication Studies Hall

Exhibit features the work of undergraduate art students from all studios in a variety of media. Cash prizes are awarded. Artists and styles to be announced.

Senior Photography Show

Apr. 23 – May 7 in Communication Studies Hall

Exhibit features the work of senior photography majors, and opens with an artists’ reception on Thursday, Apr. 26 from 4-6 p.m. More information to be announced.

Auxiliary aids will be made available to persons with disabilities upon request ten working days prior to the event.  Please call 704-406-3549 to make a request.

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University seeks a higher ground in higher education – one that embraces faith and intellectual freedom, balances conviction with compassion, and inspires in students a love of learning, service, and leadership.