WEISIGER THEATRE: The Story Behind the Name

This article originally appeared in the Summer 2019 edition of Centrepiece.  Emma Weisiger's 1952 bequest—including $40,000 specifically toward a building—prompted construction of the Emma Weisiger art and music building on the Kentucky College for Women Campus. With the 1962 merger of the men’s and women’s campuses and the 1973 opening of the Regional Arts Center

By |2019-07-11T14:06:45+00:00July 11th, 2019|Academics, Art History, Buildings, Campus, Music, News, Studio Art|

Genny Ballard earns Fulbright award to Colombia

Centre College is known for producing a top number of Fulbright student awards, and faculty members are also fortunate enough to earn this prestigious award. Genny Ballard, associate professor of Spanish, recently received a Fulbright award to conduct research in Colombia. “As a Fulbright Scholar, I will collaborate with two universities on the Colombian Caribbean

Spring concert series showcases Centre music program

Centre College's Music Program will have something for everyone with its lineup of spring concerts. Come out and support these musical students at one or more of the concerts they’ve worked so hard to present. On April 11, singers take the stage for a choral concert, “Ah, the Sheer Grace!” at 8 p.m. at The

By |2019-04-11T14:15:34+00:00April 11th, 2019|Academics, Convocation, Music, News|

Centre’s Larry Bitensky resurrects the Grateful Dead in tribute concert, April 12

“Deadheads” in the area will have a chance to revel in Grateful Dead music when a Centre College professor and several members of the tribute band Born Cross-Eyed give a concert this Friday, April 12, at The Still bar and restaurant in Danville. Larry Bitensky, W. George Matton Professor of Music at Centre, is teaching a

By |2019-04-09T20:31:44+00:00April 9th, 2019|Music, News|

Alltech Artist-in-Residence Gregory Turay to perform Easter oratorio, April 13

Centre College’s Alltech Artist-in-Residence Gregory Turay will perform the Easter oratorio “Thy Will Be Done” with 90 classical musicians from the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra, 120 members of the Lexington Singers and 14 featured international opera soloists in Newlin Hall at the Norton Center for the Arts on Saturday, April 13 at 7 p.m. Now

Afrikania Cultural Troupe of Ghana to perform at Centre, April 2

Afrikania Cultural Troupe of Ghana featuring Master Drummer Gideon Alorwoyie will bring their authentic traditional drumming and dance from the Ghana region of West Africa to Combs Center for a convocation on Tuesday, April 2. A drumming and dancing workshop begins at 5:30 and the performance starts at 7 p.m., and students can receive convocation

STUDENT BLOG: Olivia Wilkinson ’21 takes Centre stage at London’s Rose Bruford College

This is a weekly installment in a series of blog posts submitted by a team of Centre College students studying away or abroad throughout the spring semester. Learn more about Centre’s nation-leading study abroad program, a guarantee of the Centre Commitment.  Shakespeare's Globe (pictured with Hannah Johnson ’21) A sophomore from Memphis, Tennessee, Olivia Wilkinson's passion

By |2019-02-26T15:25:54+00:00February 26th, 2019|Academics, Drama, Music, News, Politics, Study Abroad|

Remembering Mildred “Mimi” Nolte McClellan Krebs

Mimi McClellan Krebs, 96, died Feb. 5, 2019, at her home in Marblehead, Mass. She was an accomplished pianist and composer whose works were performed at Centre College during the 1970s and 1980s, when she lived in Danville. Throughout her life, wherever she landed, Mimi McClellan Krebs made music. “I liked Mimi’s extravagant 10-minute piano

By |2019-02-25T17:58:40+00:00February 25th, 2019|Drama, Music, News, Religion, Uncategorized|

CentreTerm course examines history, influence of hip hop

Hip hop culture took the CentreTerm stage this past January, when Johann Van Niekerk, assistant professor of music, led an inaugural course exploring the history of the art form. Previous iterations of the class focused on music and social resistance in general, but this course solely focused on the culture and influence of the hip

By |2019-02-13T14:16:28+00:00February 13th, 2019|CentreTerm, Music, News|

Centre bicentennial celebrated through ‘200 Strong’ musical collaboration, Nov. 3-4

With Centre College’s bicentennial approaching in 2019, the College's music department is preparing for a celebratory performance titled "200 Strong," a collaborative project with orchestras from Asbury University and Berea College. Two concerts will be held, one on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m., in Newlin Hall in the Norton Center for the Arts, followed by

By |2018-10-26T15:16:12+00:00October 25th, 2018|Bicentennial, Convocation, Events, Music, News|
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