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Monday, December 1, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center, RU Jazz Combos and Jazztet

This Radford University jazz program features small group jazz with performances by the Jazztet, including works composed by RU graduate student David Roth and the standard jazz repertoire. The jazz combo will feature pieces by George Gershwin and Cole Porter as well as selections by Freddie Hubbard and Cannonball Adderly.

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

Big band music is featured in this concert with appearances by the Radford University Concert Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band. Works presented come from the libraries of Benny Goodman, Stan Kenton, Count Basie as well as contemporary works by Jeff Jarvis and Michael Phillip Mossman. The concert will also see the debut of RU Jazz' newest ensemble, Cool School, dedicated to the West Coast styles of the 1940s through the 1970s.

 

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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

The Radford University Wind Ensemble and Chamber Winds, conducted by Dr. Wayne Gallops, perform Morton Gould's "West Point Symphony for Band" along with other well known works. Various Chamber Wind Ensembles will also perform, featuring principal performers.

 

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Friday, December 5 & 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

Usurping a throne, a long lost twin son and a duel are all part of the annual Radford University Madrigal Dinner. “The Saga of Mordrick the Foule (Fowl) or The Great Chicken Coup!” is this year's theme. Along with the twist and turns, also included during each evening are a processional and pageantry in Renaissance costume, a banquet dinner, tables serenaded by waiters and the royal court, and a concert of Renaissance and Christmas music.

 

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

Canceled: 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

Canceled: Saturday, November 15, 6 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center, MU Phi Epsilon Recital

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

Monday, December 1, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center, RU Jazz Combos and Jazztet

Tuesday, December 2, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center, RU Jazz Band & COncert Jazz Ensemble – 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, Guest Artists Recital – Amadinda Percussion Ensemble

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

Monday, March 23, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center, Voice Faculty Recital  

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

Thursday, April 2, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center, Guest Artist Recital – Claire Iselin, Harpist

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

Thursday, April 9, Performance Hall in the Covington Center, Phi Mu Alpha Concert

Friday & Saturday, 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

May

Thursday, May 1, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center, IBLA Concert

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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