Two events on campus Thursday will showcase the talents of Radford University's College of Visual and Performing Arts.
Radford Professor Robert Trent will present "Music of the Americas," a guitar performance featuring original works and culturally influential selections spanning the Western Hemisphere. A Radford faculty member for 18 years, Trent, a prolific classical guitarist, teaches guitar to both music majors and students in the university's music therapy, music business and music education programs.
Trent's performance will be at 8 p.m. in the Covington Center for Visual and Performing Arts. The free public concert is in advance of Trent's upcoming appearance in April in Sao Paolo, Brazil, at "Seminiario Vital Medeiros," the largest guitar festival in Latin America.
Also Thursday, the RU School of Dance and Theatre will present "Dancing on the Edge," a spectrum of movement styles and diverse musical selections featuring four original works by dance faculty members danah bella, Bob Boross and Margaret Devaney. Guest choreographer is Christopher Morgan, recipient of a 2011 Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award for Choreography and a 2012 Individual Artist Grant from the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Md.
Dance performances are at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Bondurant Auditorium in Preston Hall. Tickets are $6 for the public, $3 for children and free with an RU ID. For ticket information, contact the Hurlburt Student Center Information Desk at (540) 831-5420.