Centre’s performing arts programs makes fall more colorful

Posted by Centre News in Music, News 04 Nov 2015

ensembleEnd of Year Choir Concert 2014The days are shorter and the air is cool, but audiences will be able to color their senses with the sights and sounds of beautiful music and theater this fall, courtesy of the Centre College music and drama programs.

Like fall leaves, there is a color in this artistic rainbow for every taste. The schedule is a not-to-be-missed cornucopia, as Assistant Professor of Music Jaemi Loeb explains.

“As we do every term, the dramatic arts and music programs offer a wide range of performing opportunities to students,” she says. “From a play about ‘the radium girls’ of the 1920s to concerts of African, bluegrass, choral, concert band and orchestral music, students in the performing arts will be on stage throughout the month of November bringing music and culture from around the world to the campus of Centre College.”

Sunday, November 8
Musicians Showcase
Student musicians selected by their instructors perform vocal and instrumental pieces in this twice-yearly concert.
3 p.m., The Presybterian Church of Danville

Wednesday-Saturday, November 11-14
These Shining Lives, presented by DramaCentre
Set in the American Midwest of the 1920s and 30s, this play chronicles the strength and determination of women considered expendable in their day, exploring the true story of “the radium girls.”
8 p.m. nightly, Weisiger Theatre ($5 for non-Centre students and senior citizens; $10 for adults)

Friday, November 20
Centre College Choirs in Concert
Join the choral ensembles as they contemplate, confront and celebrate themes of isolation and connection.
8 p.m., The Presbyterian Church of Danville

Saturday, November 21
Traveling Light: Music from Around the World
Centre’s Wind Ensemble will perform music about travel across the globe. From Rossini’s overture about an Italian Girl in Algiers to a march by a woman who lived in the last harem of the Ottoman sultans, the ensemble will visit an array of musical styles before returning home for a concerto featuring administrators and professors as soloists.
3 p.m., Weisiger Theatre

Sunday, November 22
Youthful Indiscretions: Orchestra Concert
As a student, Edvard Grieg wrote his one and only symphony. After a few initial performances, the Norwegian nationalist composer scrawled the words “not to be performed” on the cover of the score. For about 150 years, Grieg’s wishes were obeyed. Come hear why orchestras could not resist the piece forever.
3 p.m., Weisiger Theatre

Monday, November 23
Piano Recitals, Students of Elizabeth Wolfe
5 & 6:30 p.m., Audrey Gillespie Recital Hall (Grant 114)

Monday, November 23
Kentucky Ensemble
A program of traditional and contemporary bluegrass, folk and popular music styles with connections to Kentucky and other parts of the American south. This performance will feature mostly new material including one or two surprises sure to delight the audience.
7 p.m., Combs Warehouse

Monday, November 30
Trace Trio Concert
Larry Bitensky on piano, Nathan Link on bass and Daniel Worley on guitar perform their own brand of jazz improv.
7:30 p.m., Weisiger Theatre

Thursday, December 3
African Drum Ensemble
7:30 p.m., Combs Center (Warehouse)

by Centre College News
November 4, 2015

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