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Heard too many Christmas carols? The Radford University Choral Ensemble thinks not! And to show their holiday exuberance they present a re-envisioned 30th Annual Madrigal Dinner the first weekend in December.
Radford University Department of Dance is presenting “World Dance: A Cultural Collaboration,” an infusion of culturally intriguing folk dances Nov. 29, 2016, in Albig Studio Theatre, B112, Peters Hall on the Radford University campus. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. and is free to the general public. The cultural dances that are being performed are from the Dominican Republic, Germany, the Pacific Islands, China and Ireland.
It was spring 2015 at Radford University, but visions of sugarplum fairies danced in the minds of the School of Dance and Theatre faculty. They had come together discuss the 2014 “The Nutcracker.” And this is the story of the newly designed scenery.
Highly acclaimed British pianist Martin Jones will present a concert of new music by Claude Debussy, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and New England composers Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Covington Center for the Performing Arts at Radford University. Composers will speak about their works on the program in a pre-concert talk at 6:30 p.m.
The familiar strains of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” will fill Radford University’s Pridemore Playhouse as Porterfield Ensemble presents the premiere of “Poe: Dark Genius, Troubled Life” October 27 and 28.
Haoqin Gong’s aviation art captures the strong connection between the Chinese people and a special group of American pilots during WWII. His sepia, monochromatic paintings and drawings tell the story of the 1st American Volunteer Group of the Chinese Air Force, known as the Flying Tigers, and their relationship to China during 1941-42.
Fall Dance Fest opens Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016. Radford University’s dance students use this annual event to move us into fall. This year features works by Department of Dance faculty danah bella, Deborah McLaughlin, Inessa Plekhanova, Amy VanKirk and new faculty member
Ji-Eun Lee. They have created a full program of innovative choreography highlighting a wide variety of dance genres including Modern Dance, Classical Ballet and Jazz.
Eight artists, 16 hands and a wealth of talent and experience came together into one collective group of ceramists and a woodworker. Known as 16 Hands, their latest artworks will be on exhibition at Radford University Art Museum from Oct. 13-Dec. 14.
Student and local community members can experience Jeffrey Krieger, the Electric Cellist, Oct. 18 at the Radford University Performance Hall in the Covington Center. The University Performance Series is sponsoring this free concert.
In its season opener Radford University’s Department of Theatre and Cinema brings to life this young girl’s story in “The Diary of Anne Frank.” Written by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, and adapted by Wendy Kesselman, this newer iteration of the play is based on Anne Frank’s famous diary chronicling the highs and lows of their self-imposed confinement.
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Over winter break, juniors James Nugent and Charlotte Hargest traveled with Music Education Professor Jennifer McDonel to Nepal to teach music to children, provide music education workshops to music teachers and do research on music education practices in Nepal.
Students from the College of Business and Economics, College of Education and Human Development and College of Visual and Performing Arts are teaming up to participate in the 30-day Creative Sprint program.
Last semester, Radford University students partnered with elementary-aged students at the Radford Public Library to create posters based on their favorite books.
Tonya Gardner ’16 is traveling to Bangladesh to teach the basics of art for three months.
This year’s Give Your Heart to Art evening, held Jan. 20, 2017, in the Covington Center for the Arts celebrated donor generosity. The evening provided guest speakers, a first look at upcoming exhibitions, and a special showing of work purchased with proceeds from previous events.