WVU College of Creative Arts calendar of events for Feb. 8-14:

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. For more information about ticketed events, call 304.293.SHOW. For information about any College of Creative Arts events, call the Publicity Office at 304.293.3397. Events on this calendar are subject to change. For the latest information, see our web calendar at http://ccarts.wvu.edu.

All College of Creative Arts programs, services, and activities are accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations, call 304.293.4171.

Monday, Feb. 8
MASTERCLASSES: With the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Gifted musicians from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) will share their expertise with students from the WVU School of Music in three masterclasses scheduled for Monday, Feb. 8. Lorna McGhee, principal flutist, will lead a masterclass for the flute studio from 1 to 3 p.m. in 424A Creative Arts Center. Gretchen Van Hoesen, principal harpist and Virginia Campbell Chair, will lead four WVU harpists in a masterclass at 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in 215A Creative Arts Center. First Violin and Nancy and Jeffrey Leininger Violinist Christopher Wu will lead four WVU violinists in a masterclass at 5 to 7 p.m. in Bloch Learning and Performance Hall, 200A Creative Arts Center. The masterclasses are free and open to the public.

CONCERT: WVU Jazz Ensembles
West Virginia University’s talented jazz musicians will present an eclectic concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, in the Gladys Davis Theatre of the Creative Arts Center. For tickets and information, call the WVU Box Office at 304-293-SHOW.

CONCERT: “Ultimate Oscars” with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
The Oscar celebration starts early this year with The Ultimate Oscars at the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theater at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8. Former Resident Conductor Lawrence Loh returns to celebrate the last 50 years of Oscar-winning scores with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. From John Williams to John Barry, audiences will enjoy unforgettable music from films like “Lord of the Rings,” “Schindler’s List,” “The Godfather,” “Star Wars” and more! For tickets and information, call the WVU Box Office 304-293-SHOW.

Tuesday, Feb. 9
ART UP CLOSE! Shoji Satake
Two works from the WVU Art Collection will be the subject of the Art Museum of WVU’s next Art Up Close! event, to be held Tuesday, Feb. 9. Shoji Satake, who is coordinator of the Ceramics Program in the School of Art & Design, will compare and contrast a ceramic plate from 17th century Anatolia with a contemporary plate created by artist Yu Yong in 1999. Titled “La Maladie de Porcelaine: Porcelain Sickness,” his presentation begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Museum Education Center Grand Hall and will be followed by a question-and-answer session and light refreshments. Those attending will also be able to view the two ceramic works up close. The event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, Feb. 11
A graphic arts and educator with an interest in social change will deliver the next visiting artist lecture for West Virginia University’s School of Art & Design. Ryan Clifford will speak at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, in Bloch Learning and Performance Hall, 200A Creative Arts Center. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Friday, Feb. 12
CONCERT: WVU Wind Symphony
The members of the West Virginia University Wind Symphony will grow as artists under the batons of three guest conductors at their 7:30 p.m. concert on Friday, Feb. 12, in the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre at the Creative Arts Center. The concert is part of WVU’s annual High School Honor Bands Event and will feature guest conductors who will also work with the high-school students. For tickets and information, please call the WVU Box Office at 304-293-SHOW.

Friday, Feb. 12-Sunday, Feb. 14
PLAY: “Disgraced” by Ayad Akhtar
WVU’s LAB Theatre program will present Ayad Akhtar’s “Disgraced,” an exploration of Islamophobia and Muslim-American identity, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 12 and 13, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, in the Vivian Davis Michael Laboratory Theatre in the Creative Arts Center. The play, staged and performed by students in the School of Theatre & Dance, focuses on a dinner party for four people of very different backgrounds, where heated discussion of politics and religion make for a powder keg of identity issues. LAB Theatre productions are free and open to the public, but seating is limited.

Saturday, Feb. 13
CONCERT: High School Honor Band
WVU will host its 37th Annual Invitational High School Honor Bands event on Feb. 11-13 at the Creative Arts Center. Approximately 375 student musicians, representing almost 100 high schools in West Virginia and five regional states, will participate. They are recommended by their high school band directors and selected on the basis of their ability and accomplishments. The students will audition for band placement Thursday evening and then rehearse for two days before presenting the annual Honor Bands Concert at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, in the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre at the Creative Arts Center. The concert is free and open to the public.

Through Friday, Feb. 26
MESAROS GALLERIES: “Conjunction” Faculty Show
Fourteen WVU School of Art and Design faculty members spent the past two years working with printmakers at Artists Image Resource (AIR) in Pittsburgh to produce original art projects. Now they will display their interdisciplinary works at the Creative Arts Center’s Mesaros Galleries. Titled “Conjunction: Projects by WVU School of Art and Design Faculty,” the show opens Jan. 25 and continues through Feb. 26. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, from noon to 9:30 p.m. The galleries are closed Sundays and University holidays. Special individual or group viewing times may be arranged upon request.

Mark your calendars:

High School Choral Festival Feb. 20
WVU Symphony Orchestra Concert Feb. 25
Courtship and Valentine’s Day open March 4


ART MUSEUM OF WVU: Inaugural Exhibition: Visual Conversations: Looking and Listening
The Art Museum of WVU is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. For more information, visit http://artmuseum.wvu.edu.

This year, West Virginia University will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the creation of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Visit http://artsandhumanities.wvu.edu for more information and a calendar of events.



CONTACT: David Welsh, College of Creative Arts
304.293.3397; David.Welsh@mail.wvu.edu

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