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, November 17
WVU WIND SYMPHONY CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Lyell B. Clay Concert Concert Theatre. Ticketed Event. For tickets and information, call 304-293-SHOW. The WVU Wind Symphony, a select group of the finest wind and percussion performers at the University. The 50-member ensemble performs at a near-professional level, presenting at least four concerts each year comprised of the finest classical and contemporary wind literature. This concert will be conducted by John Hendricks III, and Christopher J. Nichter. Special guest will be WVU bassoon professor Lynn Hileman performing in “Concerto for Bassoon” by Hungarian composer Frigyes Hidas. Other works on the program include: Fanfare to “The Hammer” by Anthony O’Toole; “After a Gentle Rain” by Anthony Iannaccone; “Commando March” by Samuel Barber; “Fantasy Variations (on a theme by Niccolo Paganini)” by James Barnes; “Primavera: Beautiful Mountain Winds” by Satoshi Yagisawa; and “Barn Dance and Cowboy Hymn” by Philip Sparke.
Tuesday, November 18
DOCTORAL RECITAL, TingTing Chang, soprano, 6 p.m., Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A). Featuring art songs by Bellini, Schumann, Debussy and Barber.
Wednesday, November 19
WVU SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT, conducted by Mitchell Arnold and graduate student Hanjin Sa, and featuring guest conductor Gordon Gee, 7:30 p.m., Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre. Ticketed Event. For tickets and information, call 304-293-SHOW. President Gordon Gee makes his WVU conducting debut, leading the WVU Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Professor James “Doc” Miltenberger’s arrangement of “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” orchestrated for the WVUSO by doctoral music composition student and WVUSO cellist Christopher Jones. The program also includes the Symphonic Poem “Voyevoda” by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; selections from “Peer Gynt” by Edvard Grieg; and Symphony No. 5 by Jean Sibelius, all of which will be conducted by Director of Orchestral Activities Mitchell Arnold and DMA graduate student Hanjin Sa.
Thursday, November 20
ALUMNI IN RESIDENCE SERIES: Award-winning American conductor George Stelluto, master classes at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m., Room 200B. Award-winning American conductor George Stelluto will visit the Creative Arts Center to work with conducting students as part of the “Alumni in Residence Series” in the College of Creative Arts. As Resident Conductor of the Juilliard School, Music Director of the Peoria Symphony Orchestra, and Assistant Conductor of the Ravinia Festival, Stelluto has established himself as a versatile conductor comfortable in many styles and genres. He is Juilliard’s only Artist Diploma recipient in conducting and he also holds two Master’s Degrees (Violin & Conducting) from the Yale School of Music and a Bachelor’s Degree in Violin from West Virginia University, summa cum laude. During his residency at the Creative Arts Center, Maestro Stelluto will work with undergraduate conducting students during a master class to be held at 9 a.m. in Room 200B. He will work with graduate conducting students at 10 a.m. The events are free and open to the public. For more information, see Stelluto’s website: http://www.georgestelluto.com.
Friday, November 21
WVU ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT EVENT, “Sesame Street Live,” 6:30 p.m., Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre. For tickets and information, call 304-293-SHOW. No matter where you’re from or where you’ve been, everyone is special—so join in! Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover’s friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities, from singing and dancing, to sharing cookies! Join the fun and make a memory with your friends and family! Performances continue through Nov. 23. See the WVU Arts & Entertainment website at http://events.wvu.edu for more information about seating, group ticket sales, and the opportunity to attend a pre-show Meet & Greet with two Sesame Street Live friends, including Elmo! See the Sesame Street website at: http://sesamestreetlive.com/
Saturday, November 22
WVU ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT EVENT, “Sesame Street Live,” 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre. For tickets and information, call 304-293-SHOW or go to the WVU Arts & Entertainment website at http://events.wvu.edu.
Sunday, November 23
WVU ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT EVENT, “Sesame Street Live,” 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre. For tickets and information, call 304-393-SHOW or go to the WVU Arts & Entertainment website at http://events.wvu.edu
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