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, September 1
Labor Day – University Holiday
Tuesday, September 2
UNITED STATES MARINE BAND CONCERT, “The President’s Own,” 7:30 p.m., Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre. Directed by Lieutenant Colonel Jason K. Fettig and First Lieutenant Ryan J. Nowlin. The program will include: “Jubilee” by Edwin Franko Goldman (1878-1956); “Carnival Overture, Opus 92” by Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904); “Fantastic Polka” by Arthur Pryor (1870-1942), featuring trombone soloist GySgt Samuel Barlow; “Symphonic Songs for Band” by Robert Russell Bennett (1894-1981); and “Semper Fidelis” by John Philip Sousa (1854-1932). Following intermission, the band will perform “Esprit de Corps” by Robert Jager (b. 1939); “O Magnum Mysterium” by Morten Lauridsen (b. 1943); “Molly on the Shore” by Percy Grainer (1882-1961); “Il Bacio” by Luigi Arditi (1822-1903), featuring mezzo-soprano GySgt Sara Dell-Omo; “The Stars and Stripes Forever” by John Philip Sousa; and “A Salute to the Armed Forces of the United States of America,” arranged by former U.S. Marine Band member Thomas Knox (1937-2004). Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and tickets holders must be seated by 7:15 p.m. At 7:15 p.m., tickets are null and void and seats will be available to non-ticket holders at 7:15 p.m. For security purpose, items larger than a purse will not be permitted into the hall. Due to on-going construction in the front parking areas of Creative Arts Center, patrons should arrive early to secure parking in the lots surrounding the CAC or across the street at the WVU Coliseum. For information, call the WVU Band Office at 304-293-3097. See the U.S. Marine Band website at: http://www.marineband.marines.mil/
NOTE: No free tickets remain for this concert.
Thursday, September 4
FACULTY RECITAL, John Weigand, clarinet, and James Miltenberger, piano, 7:30 p.m., Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A). With special guest Hope Koehler, soprano. The program includes: “Sonata for Clarinet and Piano” by Francis Poulenc (1885-1931); “Adelaide” by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827); Five Spanish Songs, including “La Maja de Goya” by Enrique Granados (1867-1916); “Tres Morillas” by Nin-Obradors ;“De Donde Venis?” by Joaquin Rodrigo (1901-1999); “Canción de Cuna” by Xavier Montsalvatg (1912-2002); and “El Vito” by Fernando Obradors (1897-1945). Also, “Para Fred, Five Spanish Songs for clarinet and piano” arranged by Martin Katz.
Sunday, September 7
FIRST ANNUAL TROMBONE DAY, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Creative Arts Center. The School of Music’s Low Brass Studio is proud to announce its first annual invitational WVU Trombone Day! This event is a day-long trombone seminar designed for high school trombonists and will be hosted by WVU trombone professors Keith Jackson and Brian Plitnik. WVU Trombone Day is free and open to any interested students, parents, teachers, and band directors. This educational experience will be packed with master classes, a WVU trombone faculty recital, performances by WVU student trombone ensembles, a special guest artist appearance by the Pittsburgh Trombone Quartet, and a chance for Trombone Day participants to perform in a mass Trombone Choir alongside WVU students. A complimentary lunch will be provided. There are no registration costs or audition requirements. Students may register the day of the event, but space is limited. Please email Brian Plitnik in advance at Brian.Plitnik@mail.wvu.edu for additional information.
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