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.
Tuesday, March 4
GUEST ARTIST LECTURE, “Both Sides Now: Folk Songs, Commercial Recordings, and the Singer-Songwriter Movement,” Christa Anne Bentley, graduate student in musicology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 4 p.m., Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A). Christa’s dissertation, “Los Angeles Troubadours: The Emergence of the Singer-Songwriter, 1968-1975,” considers the local scene and political climate fostering the singer-songwriter movement in Los Angeles. Christa’s research has been supported by grants from the Association of Recorded Sound Collections, the D.K. Wilgus Fellowship in Comparative Ballad and Folksong Study, and the Graduate School at UNC. This year, she is presenting her work at the Society for American Music national meeting and contributing a chapter on the Los Angeles scene to the “Cambridge Companion to the Singer-Songwriter.” Presented by the WVU Music History Area. Free and open to the public.
Wednesday, March 5
GUEST ARTIST MASTER CLASS, Stephan Schmidt, pianist and conductor, University of Music and Performing Arts, Stuttgart, Germany, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Room 234A. Featuring graduate Music Theater students and Sun Jung Lee, piano. Free and open to the public.
GUEST ARTIST RECITAL, “Art Songs and Arias,” Stephen Schmidt, pianist and conductor, University of Music and Performing Arts, Stuttgart, Germany, 7:30 p.m., Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A). With music students Andrew Munn, Elizabeth Etnoyer, Sora Lee, Mary Beth Withers, Juliana Yap, Tse Wei Chai, Janine Ernsting, Callie Merz, John Scherch, Alex Anderson, Juan Carlos Ríos, Youna Choi, Kathryn Shepas, Khe Sin Khoo, Robert Rowley, Sarah Perconte, Devan Balaguer, and Mikaela Sullivan. Professor Schmidt is in residence at the CAC this semester, working with piano and voice students in a variety of classes. He has worked with the world’s foremost singers, including Bayreuth and the Bavarian State Opera. He has been assistant to Zubin Mehta, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Sir Colin Davis and Sir George Solti, among others. This recital will feature the 18 WVU School of Music students have been working with him this semester. Free and open to the public.
Wednesday, March 5
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT EVENT, “Man of La Mancha,” 7:30 p.m., Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre. Ticketed Event. For tickets and information, call 304-293-SHOW. “Man of La Mancha” returns to the stage in an all-new production, complete with the Tony Award-winning score and book that has inspired theatregoers since the first note of “The Impossible Dream” was heard on opening night. Enter the mind and the world of Don Quixote as he pursues his quest for the impossible dream. Against all odds, a man sees good and innocence in a world filled with darkness and despair. This lyrical and amusing adventure is a classic tale of the triumph of man over his own follies. The New York Daily News calls it “an exquisite musical.”
Friday, March 7
STUDENT RECITAL, Dallas Wright, bass-baritone, 6 p.m., Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A).
Saturday, March 8
MASTER’S RECITAL, Wensi Zhao, piano, 5 p.m., Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A).
Spring 2014 School of Music Ticketed Events
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