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, March 16
JAZZ ENSEMBLES CONCERT with alumnus Arthur White, 7:30 p.m., Gladys G. Davis Theatre. Ticketed Event. For tickets and information, call 304-293-SHOW. Arthur White, a graduate of the WVU School of Music who is currently Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Missouri, is visiting the Creative Arts Center a part of the Alumni-in-Residence Series, in which outstanding alumni of the College return to work with students. Directed by Paul Scea, along with faculty member Craig Fraedrich and students John Posey, and Alex Heflin, the concert will feature Dr. White and jazz students performing several of his works, including “Bump and Grind,” “Sabor A Mi,” “Tunnel Vision” and “Cats and Kittens” (written by Peter Erskine and arranged by White). Other works on the program include: “Fistful of Haggis” by Charlie Hunter; “Staving Off Boredom” by student Kyle Simpson; “You Only Live Twice” written by students John Barry and Leslie Bricusse, and arranged by Kyle Simpson; an improvisation by the student group Duel; “All The Things You Are” by Oscar Hammerstein and Jerome Kern; “Everybody’s Party” by John Scofield; and “Gashums Ala Cody Barcroft” by student Frank DiDiano. Arthur White received his Master of Music in Jazz Pedagogy from WVU in 2000. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Music from Emporia State University and a doctorate in Saxophone Performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He has performed with numerous nationally acclaimed jazz and pop artists and high school and college jazz ensembles throughout the country have performed his arrangements and original compositions. White is also active as a clinician with high school and college bands, and as an adjudicator at jazz festivals, throughout the United States.
SENIOR RECITAL, Jocelyn Lee Jia Yin, violin, 8:15 p.m., Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A).
Tuesday, March 17
MASTER’S RECITAL, Jocelyn Raychel, soprano, 6 p.m., Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A). With pianist Michael Elyard. Featuring music from American genres—spiritual, gospel, jazz, country, r&b/soul, rock&roll, traditional pop, and musical theater. Note: rescheduled from last week.
WVU FACULTY PIANO QUARTET, 8:15 p.m., Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A). Featured performers on the program will be violist Andrea Houde, cellist William Skidmore, pianist James Miltenberger, and violinist Margaret Cooper. Cooper is making a guest appearance with the group in place of Mikylah Myers McTeer, who is on sabbatical leave from the university this semester. She is a member of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra and has a large private violin studio in Charleston, West Virginia. The concert will feature two major works from the chamber music genre, beginning with what is probably the most frequently played Beethoven Piano Trio—his Op. 70, No. 1, commonly called the “Ghost.” The concert will close with the monumental Piano Quartet in Eb Major of Robert Schumann.
Wednesday, March 18
DOCTORAL LECTURE RECITAL, “Religious Worship Music in the United House of Prayer for All People: A Brief Examination of the Shout Band Tradition and its use of the Trombone,” by Joseph Jefferson, trombone, 5 p.m., Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A). Assisted by: Alex Charles, George Arrington, John Bryant, David Sharp, Dr. H. Keith Jackson, Kenneth Johnson, Emmett Goods, Jacqueline Dooley and Khalid Grey.
Thursday, March 19
YOUNG ARTISTS CONCERT, 7:30 pm, Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre. Ticketed Event. For tickets and information, call 304-293-SHOW. Outstanding musicians who represent musical excellence at West Virginia University will take the stage with the WVU Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Mitchell Arnold, as the Orchestra presents its annual Young Artists Concert. The Young Artists Competition is open to all full-time junior, senior and graduate student music majors, and the winners are selected after a rigorous competitive audition process. This year’s Young Artists Competition winners are: pianist Julia Kinderknecht, pianist Tse Wei Chai, hornist Lauren Harris, violinist Keith Michael, and saxophonist Tak Chiu Wong. Lauren Harris will perform the delightful “Villanelle” for horn and orchestra by Paul Dukas, a composer most famous for his “Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” and violinist Keith Michael will perform the first movement of the stunning “Violin Concerto” by the great Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. Rounding out the program will be Julia Kinderknecht’s performance of the first movement of Robert Schumann’s mercurial “Piano Concerto in A Minor” and Tse Wei Chai’s performance of the fiery “Piano Concerto No. 1” by Sergei Prokofiev. Due to problems with the music publisher, Tak Chiu Wong will not be able to perform on this concert. Instead, he will perform the “Rhapsody for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra” by André Waignein on the WVU Symphony Orchestra’s April 23 concert at the Creative Arts Center.
Friday, March 20
WVU ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT EVENT, Don Felder, 7:30 p.m., Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre. Ticketed Event. For tickets and information, call 304-293-SHOW or go to www.events.wvu.edu. Don Felder is a four-time Grammy Award winner, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, New York Times bestselling author and captivating performer. He is best known as the former lead guitarist of The Eagles, one of the most popular and influential rock groups of our time. The band’s record-setting compilation “Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975)” sold over 29 million copies in the United States alone and was named the RIAA top-selling album of the 20th Century. A 27-year member of The Eagles, Felder put his mark on numerous Eagles milestones. He composed all of the music—including the epic guitar solo—for “Hotel California,” one of rock’s all-time greatest tracks. He is celebrated for his lyrical, signature guitar work on “One of These Nights,” “New Kid in Town,” and many more. His husky vocal style and distinct guitar vibe are evident on his new DC “The Road to Forever.” Felder’s latest single, “Wash Away the Pain,” reached No. 4 on the classic rock media charts. Don’t miss this unforgettable evening of music with one of Rock music’s guitar legends! Website: http://donfelder.com/
Saturday, March 21
Spring Break through March 29
Note: There will be no calendar next week, due to Spring Break. The calendar will return on Monday, March 30.
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