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 event, call the Publicity Office at (304) 293-4359. Events on this calendar are subject to change. For the latest information, see our web calendar at www.ccarts.wvu.edu/ or check the WVU College of Creative Arts Facebook page.
Monday, December 9
DOCTORAL SOLO RECITAL, Saeyeon Kim, soprano, 8:15 p.m., Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A).
Tuesday, December 10
UNDERGRADUATE STRING CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERT, 6 p.m., Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A).
CHAMBER WINDS CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Gladys G. Davis Theatre. Conducted by music professor John Weigand, the ensemble includes: flutists Amanda Cook and Mirim Lee; oboists Jamal Davidson, Evan Klein, Stephen Oswald, Alicia Smith and Matt Pitts; clarinetists Chris Bowmaster, Jessica DeVaney, Cody Dixon and Julie Hollis; bassoonists Ida Cawley, Lauren LaPoint and Mark Lefever; and hornists Kristin Chamberlin, Monica Hambrick, Alex Higgins, Chase Phillips, and Ryan Scott. The program will include “Slavonic Dances” by Antonín Dvorák (1841-1904), arr. by Patrick Clements, and “Symphony for Winds in Eb Major” by Richard Strauss (1864-1949).
DOCTORAL RECITAL, Mary Beth Withers, soprano, 8:15 p.m., Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A).
Thursday, December 12
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT EVENT, Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker,” 7:30 p.m., Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre. Ticketed Event. For tickets and information, call 304-293-SHOW. The Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” returns to the Creative Arts Center stage to usher in the holiday season. Internationally renowned for its exquisite showmanship, lavish costumes and commitment to the rich tradition of Russian classical dance, the Moscow Ballet performs with aristocratic finesse. Performed to Tchaikovsky’s famous score, this awe-inspiring spectacle will make memories the entire family will cherish for a lifetime! For more information, see the website: http://www.nutcracker.com/ or go to www.events.wvu.edu.
Saturday, December 14
DOCTORAL CONCERTO RECITAL, Justin Krueger, piano, 1 p.m., Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A).
COMMUNITY MUSIC CHRISTMAS RECITAL, featuring piano students of Tatyana Heis, 3 p.m., Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A).
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT EVENT, Bob Thompson’s “Joy to the World,” 7:30 p.m., Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre. Ticketed Event. For tickets and information, call 304-293-SHOW. For the first time in its 20-year history, West Virginia Public Broadcasting is taking Bob Thompson’s holiday jazz program on the road! Thompson, a beloved jazz pianist, is a regular member of the “Mountain Stage” house band. “Mountain Stage” is distributed internationally by National Public Radio and is recorded several times each year at the Creative Arts Center. From his early days in the Modern Jazz Interpreters to his acclaimed series of solo albums to his latest work with the Bob Thompson Unit, Thompson has been a visible presence in the jazz world for more than 30 years. His seasonal celebration “Joy to the World” promises a festive and nostalgic kickoff to the holiday season. Thompson will be joined by Bob Thompson Unit members Tim Courts, drums, Doug Payne, saxphone, Chris Allen, bass, and Ryan Kennedy, guitar. The evening will also feature special guest Heather Masse, a member of the folk group, The Wailin’ Jennys. Masse is a regular on the popular Public Radio program “A Prairie Home Companion.”
Sunday, December 15
DOCTORAL RECITAL, G. Scott Jones, trombone, 1 p.m., Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A). The program will include “Romance” by Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826); “Concerto for Trombone” by Leopold Mozart (1719-1787) and “Concerto for Trombone” by Erik Larsson (1908-1986), both with Kevin Milliken on piano; “A Moment: Negro Spiritual Medley” by G. Scott Jones for Trombone Quartet, with trombonists Brian Plitnik, Jeremy Carter, and Kenneth Johnson; and “Aries is Rising” by G. Scott Jones, with John Posey, guitar, Greg Thurman, bass, Mark Cappellini, drums.
COMMUNITY MUSIC RECITAL, piano students of Maria Crystalia, 3 p.m., Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A).
MORGANTOWN COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA CONCERT, 6 p.m., Antoinette Falbo Theatre. The Morgantown Community Orchestra has existed as part of the WVU Community Music Program in the WVU School of Music since the late 1970s, under various names. Just recently, the name was changed from the Community Arts Orchestra to the Morgantown Community Orchestra, or MCO, and the orchestra now has about 45 members, including students in WVU’s Community Music Program, as well as musicians of all ages in the community and region who wish to share and develop their talents.
DOCTORAL RECITAL, Martin Harvey, piano, 6 p.m., Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A).
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