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, April 4
RECITAL: Athenia Chamber Ensemble
The Athenia Chamber Ensemble, an Ohio University faculty trio, will present a free recital at West Virginia University at 5 p.m. Monday, April 4, in Bloch Learning and Performance Hall, 200A Creative Arts Center. The Athenia Chamber Ensemble is an ensemble-in-residence at Ohio University in Athens. Founding members Alison Brown Sincoff on flute, Michele Fiala on oboe, and Matthew Morris on bassoon have collectively performed in the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan, Panama, and Argentina.
Tuesday, April 5
CONCERT: WVU Symphonic Band
A talented ensemble of West Virginia University music students will execute a challenging program at a concert of the WVU Symphonic Band at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, in the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre of the Creative Arts Center. For tickets and information, please contact the WVU Box Office at 304-293-SHOW. This concert, like many sponsored by the School of Music, is free to any WVU student who presents a University ID to any usher at the performance.
Wednesday, April 6
VISITING ARTIST RECITAL: Jordi Camell
Spanish pianist Jordi Camell will visit West Virginia University’s School of Music for a residency that will include a recital and master class. His visit is part of an emerging musical exchange program between the WVU School of Music and Escola Superior de M�sica de Catalunya in Barcelona. He will perform a recital at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, in Bloch Learning and Performance Hall, 200A Creative Arts Center. His program will include music by Isaac Albeniz, Enrique Granados, Frederic Mompou, and Pau Casals.
Thursday, April 7
PIANO MASTER CLASS: Jordi Camell
Spanish pianist Jordi Camell will visit West Virginia University’s School of Music for a residency that will include a recital and master class. His visit is part of an emerging musical exchange program between the WVU School of Music and Escola Superior de Musica de Catalunya in Barcelona. He’ll present a master class at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 7, in 424 Creative Arts Center with WVU piano students Jacob Bumgarner, Tse Wei Chan, and Qian Xu performing works by Ravel, Schubert, and Beethoven.
VISITING ARTIST LECTURE: Matthew Coolidge
Matthew Coolidge will bring his profound understanding of the nature of human interaction with the earth’s surface to West Virginia University’s School of Art and Design as part of a visiting artist lecture at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 7, in Bloch Learning and Performance Hall, 200A Creative Arts Center. Coolidge is the founder and director of the Center for Land Use Interpretation, an education and research organization based in Los Angeles. The Center takes a broadly interdisciplinary approach to the investigation of land use, drawing on the natural sciences, sociology, art, architecture, and history in order to increase and diffuse knowledge about how land in the United States is apportioned, utilized, and perceived.
Friday, April 8, through Sunday, April 10
PLAY: Beneatha’s Place
The WVU LAB Theatre will present Kwami Kwei Armah’s “Beneatha’s Place” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 8, and Saturday, April 9, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 10, in the Vivian Davis Michael Theatre in the Creative Arts Center. A response to Lorraine Hansberry’s classic “A Raisin in the Sun,” Armah envisions that play’s Beneatha starting a new life with a Nigerian husband in act one, followed by a decades-later return to Africa in act two. Directed and produced by WVU students, LAB Theatre productions are free and open to the public, but seating is limited.
Saturday, April 9
CONCERT: World Music Showcase
West Virginia University musicians will bring sounds and traditions from around the globe to the Creative Arts Center in the World Music Showcase Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9, in the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre. The concert will feature the WVU African Music and Dance Ensemble, WVU Steel Bands, and the WVU Gamelan. For concert tickets and information, call the WVU Box Office at (304) 293-SHOW. Admission is free to WVU students presenting a valid ID to any usher.
Saturday, April 9, and Sunday, April 10
OPERA ON WHEELS: Mystery on the Docks!
West Virginia University’s Opera on Wheels program will kick off this year’s tour with two free performances of “Mystery on the Docks” at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 9 and 10, in the Atoinette Falbo Theatre of the Creative Arts Center. The performances are free and open to the public. Conceived for kids from kindergarten to sixth grade, the musical tale follows two mean-looking rats as they kidnap heroic diner owner Ralph and world-famous opera diva Edwina Bombastina. The opera is based on the award-winning book by Thacher Hurd with music by Edward Barnes.
Through June 12
EXHIBITION: “Here to There”
Huntington area art lovers will get a chance to enjoy works by West Virginia University faculty members in an ongoing exhibition. “Here to There: An Exhibition of Work by WVU School of Art & Design Faculty” is on view at the Huntington Museum of Art through June 12.
Mark your calendars:
• WVU Concert Band April 12
• The Arabian Nights opens April 15
• Independent Vision: Self-Taught Artists from Appalachia opens April 15
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.
CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES
This year, West Virginia University will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the creation of the National Endowment for the Arts 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
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