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, October 27
PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT, “Halloween Pops: Memorable Music from Stage and Screen,” 7:30 p.m., Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre. Ticketed Event. Featuring WVU School of Music alumnus Chad Winkler as trumpet soloist. Get in the Halloween “spirit” with a supernatural Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concert, led by Resident Conductor Lawrence Loh, that will send chills down your spine and a thrill through your heart with the eerie classics “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” and Saint SaŽns’ “Danse Macabre,” as well as music from “Batman: The Dark Knight Rises,” “Spiderman,” “Game of Thrones,” “Sleeping Beauty” and more! WVU School of Music 2000 graduate Chad Winkler makes his Canady Symphony Series solo-debut with a piece by Alexander Arutiunian that celebrates the folk music of the composer’s native Armenia. The 2014-2015 title sponsors of the Canady Symphony Series at WVU are William and Loulie Canady in memory of Valerie. Tickets are $27 and $45 and can be purchased by calling the Heinz Hall box office at 412-392-4900, or by visiting www.pittsburghsymphony.org/wvu. Student tickets are $13 per concert. Student tickets can be purchased at www.pittsburghsymphony.org/wvustudent. Any remaining tickets will be on sale the evening of the concert in the main lobby of the Creative Arts Center, beginning at 5:30 p.m. A pre-concert talk led by Jim Cunningham, artistic director of WQED-FM and host of the station’s “Morning Show,” will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 29
GUEST LECTURE IN MUSIC, Gerald Milnes presents the documentary film “Reel ‘Em, Boys, Reel ‘Em,” 6 p.m., Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A). Renowned West Virginia folklorist, documentarian and traditional musician Gerald Milnes will present the screening of a film about community dance traditions in West Virginia that he co-produced in association with the August Heritage Center. The film presents interviews with dancers, dance scholars and dance callers, who talk about regional dance, dance music origins, and the history of dance calling. Numerous dance venues are shown, as well as archival and contemporary footage of step dancers from around the state. The film also highlights the work of the Augusta Heritage Center’s Mountain Dance Trail project, which is working to document and promote West Virginia’s traditional dance culture. Milnes will present the film and then lead a discussion about various issues raised in the piece. The event is co-sponsored by WVU Mountaineer Week, the WVU College of Creative Arts, and the WVU School of Music. For more information about the Mountain Dance Trail project, see http://mountaindancetrail.org. For more information about the screening, contact Travis Stimeling, WVU assistant professor of Music History, phone: 304-293-4968, or email Travis.Stimeling@mail.wvu.edu.
Sunday, November 2
CHORAL CONCERT, “My Spirit Sang All Day,” directed by Kym Scott, 2 p.m., Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre. Ticketed Event. For tickets and information, call 304-293-SHOW. This multicultural musical celebration features West Virginia University’s Women’s Choir and University Singers, as well as a special guest performance by the WVU Graduate String Quartet and pre-concert entertainment supplied by the WVU Brass Quintet. Kym Scott is Visiting Assistant Professor and interim Director of Choral Activities in the WVU School of Music. She graduated from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music in 1997 after completing a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, and received a Master of Music degree in 2010 from the University of Queensland. She is currently completing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Music at the University of Southern California where she has conducted the USC Thornton Oriana Women’s Chorus, as well as several performances with both the USC Thornton Concert Choir and the USC Thornton Chamber Singers. In 2013, she conducted members of the USC choirs in several performances with The Rolling Stones in Los Angeles and Anaheim during their “50 and Counting” world tour. She finished her time at USC with a summer 2014 tour to China and South Korea.
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