River Campus Announces 2012-2013 Season

by News Bureau on Thursday, Jun. 14, 2012

Aerial photo of Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus against the backdrop of the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge and the Mississippi River.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., June 14, 2012 — Season ticket sales open to the public June 18 for the 2012-2013 season at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. The sixth River Campus season will, once again, offer an amazing array of performing arts events by professional touring companies as well as the departments of Music, and Theatre and Dance at Southeast Missouri State University.

Season tickets will remain on sale through July 20, with individual ticket sales beginning July 23. For more information on the 2012-2013 River Campus season, visit RiverCampusEvents.com.

Box Office Manager Ellen Farrow said the Box Office is currently accepting season ticket orders only for the Symphony, Touring and Theatre/Dance Series or for a Master Series consisting of all three. Seating preferences are being taken in the order in which requests are received, although no seats will be officially assigned until season ticket sales end July 20. This allows the Box Office to take orders for the individual series while still giving Master season ticket holders first priority.

“Season ticket holders can retain their seat location from year to year, with the option to move to better seats when available,” Farrow said. “They also receive top priority for special events.”

Season tickets may be ordered by phone, in person or online at RiverCampusEvents.com. The River Campus Box Office is located in the Cultural Arts Center, 518 S. Fountain Street, Cape Girardeau, Mo. The River Campus Box Office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and can be reached by phone at (573) 651-2265.

Seating in the Bedell Performance Hall is divided into two price ranges. Top price seats include the orchestra and lower balcony sections; lower price seats are on the mezzanine and upper balcony. Tickets for the six-event Touring Series are $232 and $196. Tickets for the five-event Symphony Series are $107 and $89. Tickets for the six-event Theatre and Dance Series are $90 and $84. Tickets for the Master Series (all three series) are $429 and $369.

To view a diagram of the Bedell Performance Hall, visit RiverCampusEvents.com/ticket-information.

Tickets for individual events will go on sale Monday, July 23, through the River Campus Box Office and RiverCampusEvents.com or (573) 651-2265. To view a calendar of events for the upcoming season, visit RiverCampusEvents.com.

Touring Series

This season’s Touring Series kicks off at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall with “Titanic: The Musical.” On the 100th anniversary of its tragic journey, “Titanic” recounts the dreams, hopes and aspirations of those aboard the fateful ship. The story of the launching, the collision with the iceberg and the sinking is played out against the background of rigid class-distinctions. The ship journeys into legend as a stoker, a lookout and a telegraph operator reveal from their perspectives why Titanic was going too fast, saw the iceberg too late and could not summon help to arrive in time.

The second production in this year’s Touring Series will be “New Dance Horizons” on Oct. 16. The performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall. A quartet of renowned choreographers from around the nation collaborates with Dance St. Louis to create clever and moving world premieres. Saint Louis Ballet, a Trek Dance Collective, MADCO and Common Thread Contemporary Dance Company team up with the witty and subversive Victoria Marks, musical and expressive Jessica Lang, ironic post-modernist Pamela Tanowitz and thought-provoking ballet artist Gina Patterson in this performance.

The next Touring Series production will be “Dr. John & The Blind Boys of Alabama,” which is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall. Featuring Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Dr. John and five-time Grammy® Award winners, The Blind Boys of Alabama, the world premiere of Spirituals to Funk is based on the legendary Carnegie Hall Spirituals and Swing concerts in the 1930s. This integrated show explores the connections between jazz, blues and gospel.

Earl and Margie Holland, for whom the Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts at Southeast is named, have selected “A Chorus Line” as their special Photo of Performers in 'A Chorus Line'choice event this season at the River Campus. “A Chorus Line” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall. Winner of nine Tony Awards, including “Best Musical” and recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for drama, this musical is for everyone who’s ever had a dream and put it all on the line. In an empty theatre, casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete. For 17 dancers, this audition is the chance of a lifetime.

“The 2012-2013 season promises a dynamic, entertaining lineup of world-class musicians, dancers, actors and artists,” the Hollands said. “We are very excited to share with you our special choice, ‘A Chorus Line,’ an unprecedented box office and critical hit and the fifth longest-running Broadway show ever.”

The Touring Series will continue Feb. 27 with “Celtic Nights – Journey of Hope” scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall. “Celtic Nights” features the finest male and female voices of the Celtic world, showcased against a thundering backdrop of expert dancing and musicianship. In this glittering production, six of Ireland’s most prominent vocal talents are complemented by six of its most accomplished step dancers, creating an exhilarating picture of a proud people, their story told through the power and majesty of music and the hypnotic fury of dancing feet.

The 2012-2013 Touring Series comes to a close with “Swan Lake” at 7:30 p.m. April 26 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall. This quintessential ballet tells the story of Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse. Performed by the Russian National Ballet Theatre, the company upholds the grand, national tradition of the major ballet works while developing new talents throughout Russia.

Symphony Series

Photo of Jack Gibbons at the PianoThe Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra’s 12th season will begin with its Gala Season Opener with Jack Gibbons, piano, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall. This concert will feature acclaimed concert pianist, Gibbons, in a performance of Rachmanioff’s “Concerto No. 2” for piano and orchestra. This concerto is a perennial favorite with audiences for its brilliant and expressive writing.

The Symphony will perform Mozart’s “Vespers” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall. The Southeast Missouri Choral Union and University Choir will join the Symphony in the ethereal “Vespers Solennes de Confessore” by the great Viennese composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Also on this program will be the “Reformation Symphony” by Romantic composer Mendelssohn, which concludes with powerful variations on the hymn “A Mighty Fortress.”

The Symphony season will continue with a performance of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “Five Mystical Songs” at 7:30 p.m. March 12 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall. Celebrated English composer Williams wrote this set of songs for choir, baritone soloist and orchestra, with reflective texts by the 17th century poet George Herbert. The University Choir and Choral Union, along with baritone soloist Timothy Schmidt, will be featured. The exciting talents of the 2012-2013 winners of the collegiate Concerto and Aria Competition and the pre-college Rising Star Competition will also be presented.

Highlighting the Symphony Series will be a special guest symphony performance by the China National Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall. One of the most outstanding orchestras in China, this team of instrumentalists combine artistry, dedication and professionalism to introduce audiences to a vast repertoire of classical, romantic, modern and contemporary works.

The Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra will close out the 2012-2013 season with a “Symphonic Spectacular” performance at 7:30 p.m. April 29 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall. The Southeast Missouri Symphony Orchestra will be joined by the Southern Illinois Symphony in a festive concert of works for large, symphonic orchestra. Featured will be the world premiere of a significant work by acclaimed American composer James Stephenson, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, entitled “Two Brothers.”

Theatre and Dance Series

The 2012-2013 Theatre and Dance Series will open with the hit musical “Grease” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26-29 and at 2 p.m. Sept. 30 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at the River Campus. One of the most popular and long-running Broadway musicals of all time, “Grease” is the word. The Tony Award-winning high school musical rocks with charm and sheer energy and features such hit songs as “Summer Nights,” “Beauty School Dropout” and “Greased Lightnin’.” It is based on music, lyrics and a book by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey.

“The Crucible,” Arthur Miller’s exciting and powerful Tony Award-winning drama about the Puritan purge of witchcraft in old Salem, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7-10, 10 a.m. Nov. 9 and 2 p.m. Nov. 10-11 in the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre. This drama is both a gripping historical play and a timely parable of contemporary society.

The Department of Theatre and Dance will showcase its students and professional faculty as well as guest artists in “Fall for Dance” scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29-Dec. 1 and 2 p.m. Dec. 1 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall. The show will feature breathtaking dance and technique full of fascinating and impressive choreography by faculty, guess professionals and students.

The season will continue with the Broadway classic and Tony Award-winning musical “Annie,” a familiar show for kids of all ages, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20-21 and 23, at 8 p.m. Feb. 22 and 2 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall. Audiences will laugh and cry with little orphan Annie and the hilarious characters in this fantastic show, featuring the songs “Hard-Knock Life,” “Tomorrow” and “Easy Street.” The performance features music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin and is based on the book by Thomas Meehan.

Dance students from 15-20 colleges and universities in five states will participate in the American College Dance Festival Association Concert at 7:30 p.m. March 27 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall. The students will take dozens of classes in ballet, jazz, tap, modern, contemporary, hip hop and other styles with artist-scholars and have their choreography and performances adjudicated by nationally recognized dance professionals in formal and informal concerts.

Beth Henley’s comic volcano of a play, “The Miss Firecracker Contest,” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. April 3-6 and 2 p.m. April 6-7 in the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre at the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus. Populated by offbeat, but vital, larger-than-life characters, this must-see comedy explores the themes of femininity, beauty and the need to be accepted.

The 2012-2013 Theatre and Dance Series will come to close with “Spring Into Dance 2013” scheduled for 7:30 p.m. April 18-20 and 2 p.m. April 21 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall. This concert will continue the Department of Theatre and Dance’s tradition of interesting variety and diversity of styles. The performance will offer a brilliant dance program of wonderfully original pieces choreographed by faculty, guest professionals and students.

Music Events

The Department of Music is proud to present many concerts throughout the year, featuring the talents of Southeast Missouri State University’s finest student musicians. These concerts will showcase the hard work and dedication of many talented students along with music faculty, who have performed both nationally and abroad, with recognition across the world. A great variety of music from all periods will be presented, including symphonic band music, choral concerts, opera, percussion groups and the guitar ensemble.

Southeast Ensembles

Wind Symphony Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m., “Classical …and Not So Much!” Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m., “Hot and Saxy” March 7, 7:30 p.m., “Vaquero” May 2, 7:30 p.m., “Them Bones” Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall

Percussion Ensemble Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m. March 14, 7:30 p.m. Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall

Guitar Ensembles Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m. April 30, 7:30 p.m. Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall

Choral Concerts

Men’s Choral Festival Concert Oct. 6, 5:30 p.m. Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall

University Choir and Chamber Choir Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m. Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall

Chamber Choir April 18, 7:30 p.m. Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall

University Choir and Choral Union Robert Ray’s “Gospel Mass” April 23, 7:30 p.m. Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall

Southeast Operas

“Suor Angelica & Dido Aeneas” Jan 19, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20, 3 p.m. Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall

Bach’s “Coffee Cantata” April 28, 3 p.m. Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall

Family Percussion Concerts (free)

Holiday Percussion Dec. 8, 10:30 a.m. Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall

Percussion Pops May 4, 10:30 a.m. Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall

Guest Artist and Faculty Recitals

The Department of Music will present a number of guest artist and faculty recitals throughout the 2012-2013 season. All performances will be held in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall. Performers and recital dates are as follows:

Bob Conger, trombone and Marc Fulgham, trumpet, with Matt Yount, piano Aug 23, 7:30 p.m.

Sara Edgerton, cello, with Paul Thompson, piano Aug. 26, 3 p.m.

Songs and Art: A Woman’s Life from “Tot” to “Todt” Laura Schaffer, soprano, with Matt Yount, piano Sept. 15, 1 p.m.

Standing Ovation Lori Shaffer and Leslie Jones plus a musical Veterans Day tribute to benefit the Southeast Missouri Music Academy Nov. 11, 4 p.m.

Paul Thompson, flute, with Matt Yount, piano Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m.

The Good, The Bad, The Opera Timothy Schmidt, Christopher Goeke, Leslie Jones and Lori Shaffer March 10, 3 p.m.

 

Southeast Jazz Series

Under the direction of Robert Conger, the Studio Jazz Ensemble, the University’s premier jazz organization, and the Jazz Lab Band will perform three concerts during the 2012-2013 season. Southeast Jazz Series performances will be held in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall and will include:

“Meet the Band” will kick off the series at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26. Southeast’s two outstanding big bands will present a wonderful selection of jazz music featuring student members of the band highlighted in a program of great jazz tunes.

The Clark Terry/Phi Mu Alpha Jazz Festival Gala Concert with Reggie Thomas as a pianist is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8. The great pianist Reggie Thomas will join students in this highly anticipated jazz performance. Thomas regularly appears as a guest artist at collegiate jazz festivals around the country. He has also performed internationally on both piano and Hammond organ. His recordings include work with Clay Jenkins, Kim Richmond and Clark Terry/Mike Vax. He is also a consultant/clinician for jazz at Lincoln Center, working with the Essentially Ellington Program and the Band Director Academy.

“Bluer Than Blue” will be held at 7:30 p.m. April 25. Southeast’s two superb big bands will showcase their extraordinary talents presenting a concert of jazz tunes covering a wide range of crossover styles. Feel the electricity of the music as the musicians show off their versatility in their soloing as well as in full band sounds.

Sundays at Three

The Sundays at Three Chamber Music Series features local professionals and guest artists from the region presenting the best in chamber music. Brandon Christensen serves as artistic director; all concerts will be held in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall.

“Lilla Akademien Trio” is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sept. 30. This performance will feature three world-class young musicians (Hugo Ticiatti on violin, Ulrika Edström on cello and Michael Tsalka on piano) from one of Sweden’s finest conservatories. They will open the 10th season with music by Rameau, Schubert, Shostakovich and Schnelzer.

“Valentina Igoshina Piano Recital” will be performed at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 14, a special time for this important event. Russian piano virtuosa Valentina Igoshina joins Brandon Christensen in a concert to benefit Southeast’s Instrument Initiative piano fund.

“Music of the French Baroque” will be performed at 3 p.m. Nov. 18. In this concert, Kingsbury Ensemble director and harpsichordist Maryse Carlin and friends highlight 150 years of music from the courts and churches of Baroque France.

“Meet Me in Paris” is scheduled for 3 p.m. March 3. Manneheim Conservatory concert cellist Michael Flaksman performs with Washington University piano professor Seth Carlin in a concert bringing back memories of their early collaborations in Paris decades ago.

“Brandon’s New Violin” will be presented at 3 p.m. April 7. World renowned cellist and viola da gamba soloist Christine Kyprianides joins Brandon Christensen for a concert of early string music in celebration of his newly acquired 18th century Viennese baroque violin restored to its original measurements by luthier Greg Bearden.

“Where East Meets West” will be performed at 3 p.m. May 5. In this concert, the irrepressible Jennifer Judd joins duo partner Brandon Christensen in works for violin and piano by Chinese, Taiwanese and American composers.

Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum

The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum will host six exhibitions during the 2012-2013 River Campus Season.

The first exhibit, “Our People, Our Land, Our Images,” will open July 6. This photographic exhibition features the work of indigenous artists from North America, Peru, Iraq and New Zealand. The exhibition is distinctive in its historical reach, including newly discovered 19th-century trailblazers, members of the current student generation of photographers and well-established contemporary practitioners. This exhibit is a Program of ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance with The Missouri Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. The exhibit runs through Aug. 12.

“Looking Ahead: Portraits from the Mott-Warsh Collection” will be on display beginning Aug. 28. This exhibition features the Black face in both representational and conceptual portraiture. Artists featured in this exhibition directly and indirectly examine the social, political and cultural nuances of the Black face and head in fine art and popular visual culture. Artists included are Charles Alston, Robert Arneson, Romare Bearden, John Biggers, Mary Borgman, Elizabeth Catlett, Chuck Close, Diane Edison, Chester Higgins Jr., Whitfield Lovell, Robert Mapplethorpe and Peter Williams. The pieces are from the Mott-Warsh Collection in Flint, Mich., curated by Camille Ann Brewer. Tour Management is provided by Smith Kramer Fine Art Services of Kansas City, Mo. The exhibition will run through Oct. 21.

“Tribal Diversity” opens Nov. 2 in the museum and presents the works of mother and son artists, Jaune Quick-To-See Smith and Neal Ambrose-Smith, both deeply connected to their Native American heritage. Smith creates work addressing the myths of her ancestors in the context of current issues facing American Indians while Ambrose-Smith often mixes tribal imagery and humor with current events and political issues. Both are enrolled Salish, Cree, Shoshone and Metis members from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Nation, Montana. The exhibit will remain on display through Jan. 27.

The 35th Annual High School Art Exhibition, “Exhibiting Excellence,” will open Feb. 10. This exhibit showcases the artistic talents of junior and senior high school students from southern Illinois and southeast Missouri. This exhibit will run through March 10.

The Annual Juried Student Exhibition opens on April 5. This exhibition showcases the creative talents of Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Art students. It runs through April 28.

The Biannual Faculty Exhibition will open May 3. It is an exhibition of ceramics, paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture and multimedia works by the Department of Art faculty of Southeast Missouri State University. The exhibit will be on display through June 23.

The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum also will offer two Family Days at the museum on Nov. 3 and Feb. 16.

A “Native American Celebration” is planned for 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 3. Journey Through the Seasons explores the connections people have with nature’s cycles. Participants will celebrate Native American culture and gain appreciation for experiences that may only come once a year. Hands-on activities, food tasting, regalia displays and demonstrations will be available.

“Civil War Days” will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 16. Civil War Times introduces the life and times of soldiers and their families. Those participating will witness setting up camp, daily chores, work and leisure of historic times. Hands-on activities, food tasting, period clothing, music and demonstrations will be available.

The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum also will offer the Transition Spaces Series in 2012-2013. This unique exhibition space is devoted to the work of artists within 150 miles of Cape Girardeau. Exhibits in this series are as follows:

Malcolm McCrae: Transition Spaces 12.2 Sept. 4 – Oct. 21 Artist’s Talk: Sept. 7, 5 p.m.

Crystal Wagner: Transition Spaces 12.3 Mid-America Print Conference special exhibit Oct. 30 – Dec. 9

The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum also will offer Tuesdays at the Museum in 2012-2013. Each Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., participants can explore art, archaeology and history in a small group setting with hands-on activities.

River Campus Art Gallery

The River Campus Art Gallery in the Seminary Building at the River Campus will showcase five exhibits during the 2012-2013 season along with six Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Graduating Seniors Exhibitions. All receptions are held in the River Campus Art Gallery. Gallery hours are 1-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 1-7 p.m. on first Fridays.

The season will open with the “Art Guild Exhibition” on Sept. 10. This diverse display of artwork was created by Art Guild, Southeast’s Department of Art student organization. Members of the guild have a real love of art and dedication to professional practices. Works exhibited reflect both their devotion to the creative process and their progress as student artists. A reception is planned for 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 5. The exhibit will remain on display through Oct. 5.

“MAPC Outstanding Printmaker: James D. Butler” opens Oct. 15. An accomplished collection of James Butler’s work will be showcased with the 2012 MAPC conference held at Southeast. Butler has been an active practicing artist for more than 40 years, focusing on subjects as part of his environment from interior still life work to landscape imagery. A reception is planned for 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 1. An artist’s talk is scheduled for 5 to 6 p.m. Nov. 1 in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall. The exhibit will remain on display through Nov. 16.

“Faculty Choice: Emily Denlinger” will open Jan. 28. This exhibition slot is reserved for the talented professionals who make up the Southeast Missouri State University Department of Art faculty. Faculty members selected may choose to showcase their own creative works, coordinate a visiting artist or curate a thematic group exhibition. This year the gallery will feature the creative endeavors of assistant professor of art Emily Denlinger. A reception is planned for 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 1. The exhibit will remain on display through Feb. 15.

“Student Show Juror” will open Feb. 25. A regional professional artist is selected to act as juror for the department of Art’s annual Juried Student Art Exhibition. This year’s juror Clint Orr, an associate professor of graphic design at University of Central Missouri, will have a solo exhibition of his own work. A reception is planned for 5 to 7 p.m. March 1. The juror’s lecture will be held from noon to 1 p.m. April 3 in the John and Betty Glenn Convocation Center. The exhibition will be on display through April 3.

“Everyone Wins a Trophy” will be on display April 5. In the tradition of the “Salon des Refuses,” this showing of student work spotlights pieces from fibers, sculpture, drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics, graphic design, illustration, digital art, photo and video projects. A reception is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. April 5.

BFA Graduating Seniors Exhibitions are scheduled six times during the 2012-2013 season. The BFA exhibitions are a culmination of years of fine arts study at Southeast Missouri State University and show that fostering and challenging the creative process can produce successful, accomplished bodies of work. The emerging artists showcased in these exhibits utilize a college career’s worth of accrued knowledge, artistic exploration, intensive critique and a strong focus on professional goals. A schedule of the fall and spring BFA Graduating Seniors Exhibitions are as follows:

Fall BFA, Part I Nov. 26-30 Reception: Nov. 30, 5-7 p.m.

Fall BFA Part II Dec. 3-7 Reception: Dec. 7, 5-7 p.m.

Spring BFA Part I April 8-12 Reception: April 12, 5-6 p.m.

Spring BFA Part II April 15-19 Reception: April 19, 5-6 p.m.

Spring BFA Part III April 22-26 Reception: April 26, 5-6 p.m.

Spring BFA Part IV April 29 – May 3 Reception: May 3, 5-6 p.m.

Chronological Calendar of EventsJuly 6 Our People, Our Land, Our Images (thru 8/12)

August 23 Bob Conger, trombone 26 Sara Edgerton, cello 28 Looking Ahead (thru 10/21)

September 4 Transitions Spaces 12.2 (thru 10/21) 10 Art Guild Exhibition (thru 10/5) 15 Lori Shaffer, soprano 16 Symphony Sampler (free) 26 Grease (thru 9/30) 30 Lilla Akademien Trio

October 4 Classical … and Not So Much! 5 Titanic: The Musical 6 Men’s Choral Festival Concert (free) 9 Symphony Gala Season Opener 14 Valentina Igoshina, piano 15 James D. Butler (thru 11/16) 16 New Dance Horizons 18 Dr. John & The Blind Boys of Alabama 23 Percussion Ensemble 26 Meet the Band! 30 Transitions Spaces 12.3 (thru 12/9)

November 2 Tribal Diversity (thru 1/27) 3 Native American Celebration 7 The Crucible (thru 11/11) 8 University & Chamber Choirs 11 Standing Ovation 18 Music of the French Baroque 26 BFA Seniors, Part 1 (thru 11/30) 29 Guitar Ensemble 29 Fall for Dance (thru 12/1)

December 3 BFA Seniors, Part II (thru 12/7) 4 Mozart’s Vespers 6 Hot and Saxy 8 Holiday Percussion (free)

January 19 Southeast Opera (thru 1/20) 28 A Chorus Line 28 Emily Denlinger (thru 2/15)

February 5 Paul Thompson, flute 8 Clark Terry/Phi Mu Alpha Jazz 10 Exhibiting Excellence (thru 3/10) 16 Civil War Days 20 Annie (thru 2/24) 25 China National Symphony Orchestra 25 Student Show Juror (thru 4/3) 27 Celtic Nights-Journey of Hope

March 3 Meet Me in Paris 7 Vaquero 10 The Good, The Bad, The Opera 12 Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs 14 Percussion Ensemble 27 American College Dance Festival

April 3 The Miss Firecracker Contest (thru 4/7) 5 Everyone Wins A Trophy 5 Annual Juried Student Exhibition (thru 4/28) 7 Brandon’s New Violin 8 BFA Seniors, Part I (thru 4/12) 15 BFA Seniors, Part II (thru 4/19) 18 Spring Into Dance (thru 4/21) 18 Chamber Choir 22 BFA Seniors, Part III (thru 4/26) 23 Robert Ray’s “Gospel Mass” 25 Bluer Than Blue 26 Swan Lake 28 Bach’s Coffee Cantata & Opera Scenes 29 BFA Seniors, Part IV (thru 5/3) 29 Symphonic Spectacular 30 Guitar Ensemble

May 2 Them Bones 3 Biannual Faculty Exhibition (thru 6/23) 4 Percussion Pops (free) 5 Where East Meets West