Fine Arts Event Schedule
SOUTHERN WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY FINE ARTS CALENDAR - SPRING 2015
Unless otherwise noted, events are free of charge, no ticket required, and open to the public.
Unless otherwise noted, events are held in Newton Hobson Chapel and Fine Arts Center.
For more information on these events, call 864-644-5408.
Friday, Jan. 23, 7 p.m. | UPPER REGION HIGH SCHOOL HONOR CHOIR CONCERT
After rehearsing Thursday evening and all day Friday with SWU’s Director of Choral Activities, Dr. Don R. Campbell, the South Carolina Upper Region Honor Choir will present a program on Jan. 23 highlighting the great work they have done. For more than 200 students, it is the culmination of not only these two days, but also the preparation that has taken place in their own high schools with their choral directors.The excitement will be evident in the students’ singing. SWU Professor Jane Dill is the accompanist for the choir.
Monday, Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m. | JEREMY JORDAN, PIANIST
Concert pianist Jeremy Jordan, a Master’s Degree graduate of the Julliard School of Music and winner of the 2006 Steinway Piano Competition, will be performing in the Newton Hobson Chapel and Fine Arts Center on Monday, Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Mr. Jordan has performed solo and chamber concerts throughout Europe and America and has given concerts with clarinetist Anthony McGill and cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Joining Mr. Jordan for the second half of the concert will be jazz saxophonist Michael Davenport. A Manhattan School of Music graduate, Michael has spent much of the last decade performing his original works with jazz artists Willie Pickens, Billie Broom, and others. In 2009, he was nominated for a Latin Grammy, and he presently works as an educator and freelance musician in Brooklyn.
Friday, Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m. | MUSICA ECCLESIA
Musica Ecclesia is a choir festival that brings together church choirs from the surrounding area on Friday, Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. It is an opportunity for the singers and congregations to come together to celebrate the unity they have in Jesus Christ. Each choir presents favorite anthems and then joins the other choirs, including the SWU Concert Choir, in singing a closing anthem. This year we are using this concert to support Clemson Community Care (CCC)—an organization that works in cooperation with local religious, civic, educational, and private agencies to support low-income families and individuals by helping them overcome periods of financial crisis and become self-sufficient, contributing members of the community. Though the concert is free, we will give the audience the opportunity to participate in a free-will offering. All proceeds will go to the CCC.
Monday, Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m. | SWU WIND ENSEMBLE POPS CONCERT
Join the SWU Wind Ensemble for a program of lighter concert works, show tunes, movie themes, marches and special guests on Feb. 23. Music from West Side Story, Jurassic Park, The Sound of Music, and The Music Man will be featured along with student soloists and a surprise or two along the way!
Thursday, Feb. 26, 6:30 p.m. | SWU JAZZ INVITATIONAL
The Southern Wesleyan University Jazz Invitational will feature many of the Upstate’s finest middle school, high school and collegiate jazz bands on Thursday, Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. This year we welcome as a featured ensemble the Left Bank Jazz Band from the University of South Carolina under the direction of Bryson Borgstedt. The Left Bank Band has been a leader in the jazz scene in South Carolina for many years and we are honored to have them join us. This fun and relaxing program will conclude with SWU’s own jazz band.
March 20-21, 7:30 p.m.; March 27, 7:30 p.m.; March 28, 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. | THE SOUND OF MUSIC
Adults, $10; non-SWU student/senior, $7 Children under 12, $5; SWU students-FREE.
For the second time in its history, Southern Wesleyan University will present The Sound of Music as the spring student production. This popular musical tells the story of love and marriage between Captain von Trapp and Maria Rainer, the young postulant who comes to take care of the Captain’s seven children, and their subsequent courageous escape from the clutches of the Third Reich. With such well-loved tunes as “Do-re-mi,” “Edelweiss,” and “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” this is a show you don’t want to miss! Call (864) 644-5191 for ticket information.
Tuesday, March 31, 7:30 p.m. | SWU JAZZ ENSEMBLE CONCERT
Bring on the jazz! The Southern Wesleyan University Jazz Ensemble and guest soloists set the mood with a light, powerful and energetic evening of swing, rock, funk, and Latin music on Tuesday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. The ensemble will perform selections varied enough to satisfy each listener.
Friday, April 10, 4:30 p.m. | MUSIC MAJORS FORMAL RECITAL
Southern Wesleyan University music majors are featured in the Music Majors Formal Recital on Friday, April 10 at 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 14, 7:30 p.m. | MUSIC MAJORS HONORS RECITAL
Selected Southern Wesleyan University music majors are featured in the Music Majors Honors Recital on Tuesday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 19, 3 – 5 p.m. | GOSPEL EXTRAVAGANZA
Come listen to an afternoon of inspirational gospel music by some of the area’s finest gospel choirs on Sunday, April 19 from 3-5 p.m. This event is a part of a weeklong area festival, The Clemson Area Blues Festival.
Friday, April 24, 7:30 p.m. | SWU CONCERT CHOIR CONCERT AND CHORALE OF THE GREATER ANDERSON MUSICAL ARTS CONSORTIUM: BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE LETTER ‘B’
The SWU Concert Choir will combine with the Chorale of the Greater Anderson Musical Arts Consortium (GAMAC) to present a glorious and exciting concert of Bernstein's Chichester Psalms, Brahms' Liebeslieder Waltzes, and the final movement of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with full symphony orchestra conducted by Dr. Don R. Campbell. The concert will take place at Boulevard Baptist Church in Anderson, South Carolina. For ticket information, call (864) 644-5408 or the GAMAC office at (864) 231-6147.
Sunday, April 26, 3 p.m. | MASTERWORKS CONCERT WITH SWU WIND ENSEMBLE
Sacred works as well as recognized and time-honored compositions will be featured in the MasterWorks program presented by Wind Ensemble on April 26. Join the band as they perform an end-of-the-year tribute to the power and intensity of instrumental music. Holst and Vaughn Williams will headline this wonderful afternoon of music and will feature the world premiere of a work by Michael Brown, arranger for the United States Army Band in Washington, D.C. This work by Brown was commissioned by the SWU Music Department.