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Sousa Returns!

Wednesday, October 1, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center, Sousa Returns: University Wind Symphony – Wayne Gallops, Conductor

The Radford University Wind Symphony, conducted by Dr. R. Wayne Gallops, presents an evening of music by John Philip Sousa.

 

Sousa Returns!

Thursday, October 2, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center, RU Concert Jazz Ensemble & Jazztet Concert – Dr. Christopher White, Director

The RU Concert Jazz Ensemble and Jazztet, under the direction of Dr. Christopher White, will present "A Tribute to the late Horace Silver (1928-2014)." The Grammy-award winning composer, arranger and pianist was the recipient of the 1995 NEA Jazz Master Award – one of the highest awards a jazz musician can receive. His compositions fill the list of "must know" standards for any jazz musician. The ensembles will celebrate Silver with performances of his best known works such as Sister Sadie, Song for My Father, and Doodlin'.  Also on the program will be pieces by west coast composer Greg Yasinitsky, the legendary Sammy Nestico, dedication to the great dance bands of WWII and two works by RU graduate student David Roth. For more information, contact the music department office at 540-831-5177 or the jazz office at 540-831-6493.

 

Sousa Returns!

Monday, October 6, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center, Faculty Recital, Kwan Yi - Piano

 

New faculty member Kwan Yi presents his first Radford University piano faculty recital featuring an all-Beethoven program consisting of famous works such as "Pathetique" and "Moonlight" Sonatas. Yi’s former teacher, Leon Fleisher was a student of Artur Schnabel, continuing a teaching lineage that traces back to Beethoven. As Yi is starting his pedagogical journey here at RU and as a former student of Fleisher, he believes it is fitting to present this program to confirm Beethoven's lasting influence, which is still very much present in our time.

 

2014-15 Performance Season

September

Postponed: Thursday, September 25, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center, The Modern American Songbook: RU Faculty Jazz Quintet

Canceled: Tuesday, September 30, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center, Around the World in 60 minutes: Classical Guitarist, Robert Trent and Friends - Faculty and Guest Artists Chamber Recital

October

Wednesday, October 1, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center, A Celebration of Band Heritage: University Wind Symphony – Wayne Gallops, Conductor

Thursday, October 2, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center, RU Concert Jazz Ensemble & Jazztet Concert – Dr. Christopher White, Director

Monday, October 6, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center, Faculty Recital, Kwan Yi - Piano

Tuesday, October 7, 7:30p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center, Guest Artists Recital - Mary and Rodney Stucky, Voice-Guitar Duo

Thursday, October 9, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center, Fall Honors Recital

Tuesday, October 14, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center, Guest Artist – Classic Strings Duo and Friends

Friday, October 17, 7:30p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center, Fall Choral Concert

Friday, October 31, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center, Guest Artist – Milen Parashkevov, Guitarist

November

Canceled: Monday, November 3, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center, Guest Artist – David Rogers - Archlute and 19th Century Guitar

Thursday, November 6, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center, Opera Work Shop

Wednesday, November 12, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center, Percussion Ensemble in Concert

Saturday, November 15, 6 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center, MU Phi Epsilon Recital (please note this time has been changed from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.)

Tuesday, November 18, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center, Guitar Ensemble in Concert

Wednesday, November 19, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center, University Symphonic Band – Wayne Gallops, Conductor – Annual Student Conductor Concert  – Featuring Graduate and Undergraduate Conductors

December

Tuesday, December 2, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center, RU Jazz Band & Jazz Combos – Dr. Christopher White, Director

Wednesday, December 3, 6 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center, University Wind Ensemble and Chamber Winds – Wayne Gallops, Conductor – Featuring Works for Wind Band and Chamber Wind Ensembles

Thursday, December 4, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center, RU Concert Jazz Ensemble & jazztet Concert with Special Guest TBA

Friday, December 5, 6 p.m., Muse Banquet Hall, Madrigal Dinner. Tickets are $33 for general public and $28 with student RU ID. For ticket information, please visit www.radford.edu/arts-tickets. Please note that the prices have changed since the printing of the CVPA event brochure.

Saturday, December 6, 6 p.m., Muse Banquet Hall, Madrigal Dinner. Tickets are $33 for general public and $28 with student RU ID. For ticket information, please visit www.radford.edu/arts-tickets. Please note that the prices have changed since the printing of the CVPA event brochure.

January

Tuesday, January 27, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center, Youngmi Kim, Soprano – Faculty Recital

February

Thursday, February 5, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center, The Jazz Doctors – Faculty Concert, Gallops, Sanderl and White

Thursday, February 12, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center, A LeGRAND Affair – Jazz Pianist Dr. Wayne Gallops and Friends in Concert
Featuring the jazz standards of Michel Legrand - just in time for Valentines Day!

Tuesday, February 17, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center, Faculty Recital – Robert Trent, Solo Classical Guitar

Monday, February 23, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center, Mid-Winter Madrigals

Thursday, February 26, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center, Spring Honors Recital

March

Wednesday, March 4, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center, RU Jazz Band and Jazz Combos – Dr. Christopher White and Clarles Rakes, Directors

Thursday, March 5, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center, RU Concert Jazz Ensemble & Jazztet Concert – Dr. White, Director

Tuesday, March 24, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center, Faculty Recital – Rob Sanderl, Percussion

Wednesday, March 25, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center, Essays and Poems: Faculty Recital – Christopher White, Composer and Woodwinds

Friday, March 27, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center, 8th Annual Tri-State Chamber Winds Festival – University Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble in Concert – Wayne Gallops, Conductor
Featuring the 2015 RU Wind Concerto Winner and Works for Wind Band.

Saturday, March 28, 2 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center, 8th Annual Tri-State Chamber Winds Festival Tri-State Participants in Concert

Monday, March 30, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center, Guest Artist –Dr. Christopher Thompson, Violin

April

Wednesday, April 8, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center, Scenes from the Opera Work Shop

Friday, April 10-11, Performance Hall in the Covington Center, RU International Guitar Festival

Tuesday, April 14, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center, Percussion in Concert

Tuesday, April 21, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center, RU Concert Jazz Ensemble & Jazztet Concert with Special Guest Art TBA

Wednesday, April 22, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center, University Symphonic Band and Guests in Concert – Wayne Gallops, Conductor
Brandon Alford & Janet Longerbeam, Graduate Conductors

Friday, April 24, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center, Guitar Ensemble in Concert

Monday, April 27, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center, Spring Oratorio Performance

Wednesday, April 29, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center, University Wind Ensemble, Chamber Winds and Guest Artist in Concert – Wayne Gallops, Conductor – Featuring Works for Wind Band and Chamber Wind Ensembles

Thursday, April 30, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center, RU Jazz Band and Jazz Combos – Dr. White and Charles Rakes, Directors

Other Events

Saturday, October 4 – Highlander Festival

Monday, October 6, 4 p.m., Covington 138 – Voice Master Class presented by Mary Stucky

Tuesday, October 7, 11 a.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center – Voice/guitar Master Class by Mary and Rodney Stucky

October 10-12 – RU Family Weekend

Friday, November 7, 7:30 p.m. – Clarinet Day Performance

Saturday, November 8 – Clarinet Day / Master Class / Workshop

November 14-16 – The Nutcracker

November 19–22 – Percussive Arts Society International Convention, Indianapolis

November 20-22 – VMEA Conference, Homestead

November 22-30 – Thanksgiving Break

Friday, December 5 – Last Day of Classes

Saturday, December 6 – December Auditions

December 8-11 – Applied Juries

Tuesday, December 9 – Guitar/String Juries  

Tuesday, December 9 – Brass Juries

Wednesday, December 10 – Woodwind Juries

Friday, December 12 – Last Day of Exams

Saturday, December 13 – Winter Commencement,

Tuesday, January 20 – Spring Classes Begin

Saturday, January 31 – January Auditions

Saturday, February 7 – The 32nd Rebecca Orr Festival - Highlands Chapter of the VMTA

Saturday, February 28 – February  Auditions

Friday, March 6 ­– VMEA Calendar Band MPAs

March 7-15 – Spring Break

Thursday, March 19 – District Vi Choral Assessment Festival

Friday, March 20 – VMEA calendar Choral MPAs

Saturday, March 21 ­– March Auditions

April 16-18 – Music Therapy Symposium

April 19 – VMTA Student Musicale

Friday, May 1 – Last Day of Classes

May 4-15 – Applied Jury Exams

Tuesday, May 5 – Guitar/String Juries

Tuesday, May 5 – Brass Juries

Wednesday, May 6 – Woodwind Juries

Friday, May 8 – Last Day of Exams

Saturday, May 9 – Spring Commencement

 

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