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The Arts at VWU

February

Feb 20

On Deck Speaker Series: Michael Manning, Measuring the Muse - Why Music Excites the Mathematical Mind

Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center, Joan & Macon Brock Theatre

11 a.m.

Pianist Michael Manning has enjoyed an eclectic professional life that encompasses academia, journalism, scientific research, software engineering, and performance. His work as Broadcast Director of WGBH, Public Broadcasting’s flagship station, and with the Boston Globe earned him the industry’s highest awards, including Gold Medals from the New York International Festivals and Columbia University’s Major Armstrong Award. Join us at 11:00 a.m. as Manning explores how music reflects mathematics, how mathematics can be used to study music, and the deeper similarities of these two abstract intellectual frameworks. At 7:30 p.m., Manning will present a piano concert.

 

Feb 20

Piano Concert: Michael Manning

Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center, Joan & Macon Brock Theatre

7:30 p.m.

Pianist Michael Manning has enjoyed an eclectic professional life that encompasses academia, journalism, scientific research, software engineering, and performance. His work as Broadcast Director of WGBH, Public Broadcasting’s flagship station, and with the Boston Globe earned him the industry’s highest awards, including Gold Medals from the New York International Festivals and Columbia University’s Major Armstrong Award. 

Feb 21

Tidewater Classical Guitar Showcase Concert

Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center

8 p.m.

The Tidewater Guitar Orchestra, PC Duo, Anibal Acosta, and Duo Thalassa perform. More information or to purchase tickets. Tickets: $10-30.

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Feb 24

An Evening of Bach

Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center

7:30 p.m.

VWU’s Center for Sacred Music presents its annual Evening of Bach in a joyful exploration of Cantatas 23, 84, and 140 from this master of the chorale cantata art form. Free and open to the public. No reservations necessary.

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March

Mar 5 - 8

The Shield

Brock Theatre, Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center

March 5-7: 7:30 p.m.
March 8: 2:00 p.m.

The VWU Theatre Department presents its spring production of "The Shield," by Menander and adapted for the stage by Travis Malone, VWU Professor of Theatre. When a soldier's broken shield is found in battle, all presume the worst. Greedy relatives lay claim to the family estate, lovers are separated, fortunes taken, and it falls to the soldier's servant to set everything right. In this daring new adaptation, a servant's brilliant plan and a surprise reunion help the survivors discover laughter, love, and hope in the aftermath of war. Directed by Dr. Travis Malone.

Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for military/students/children/seniors, and are available at www.vwu.tix.com. Free to VWU students by emailing GoodeCenter@vwu.edu.

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April

Apr 3

JukeVox, Wesleyan Vox Vera

Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center

7:30 p.m.

Join the Wesleyan Vox Vera for a fun evening of popular songs from all eras, including songs by Chicago and OK Go, songs made popular by The King's Singers and The Real Group, as well as classics like "I Wish You Love" and "My Funny Valentine." Dr. Bryson Mortensen, Conductor. Free to all.

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Apr 16

On Deck: Queen's Six in Concert

Joan & Macon Brock Theatre, Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center

7:30 p.m.

Based at Windsor Castle, Queen's Six members are Lay Clerks of Windsor Castle's St. George Chapel who perform regularly for the British Royal Family. They perform repertoire that spans austere Medieval chant, florid Renaissance polyphony, lewd madrigals, haunting folk songs, upbeat jazz, and pop arrangements of modern classics. Co-sponsored by the VWU Concert Series. 

 

Apr 17

Open Minds Save Lives, VWU Camerata

Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center

7:30 p.m.

"Everyone knows somebody with a mental health challenge, you just don't know who until we tell you." The VWU Camerata performs a new composition by librettist Deborah Kennedy and composer Rob Redei, "Open Minds Save Lives," explores the stigma surrounding mental health with opportunities for openness and change. Dr. Bryson Mortenson, Conductor. Free to all.

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Apr 19

Senior Music Major Recital: Joseph Leo, Cello

Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center

7:30 p.m.

Free to all.

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Apr 22

Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble

Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center

7:30 p.m.

A concert by the Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble led by Dr. Jason Squinobal, conductor. Free to all.

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Apr 24

Wesleyan Orchestra

Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center

7:30 p.m.

A concert by the Wesleyan Orchestra led by Kelby Schnepel, conductor. Free to all.

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Apr 25

Senior Music Major Recital: Cory Franklin, Saxophone

Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center

7:30 p.m.

Free to all.

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Apr 26

Senior Music Major Recital: Cora Wilson, Flute

Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center

7:30 p.m.

Free to all.

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