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, April 27
Fa2 GUEST ARTIST RECITAL, Christian and Victoria Fatu, violin and piano, 8:15 p.m., Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A). The violin and piano duo “Fa2” is comprised of Christian and Victoria Fatu, of Charleston, West Virginia. Christian Fatu, who is a member of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, was born in Bucharest and is recognized as one of today’s most exciting young violinists. He has presented numerous solo recitals for audiences in Austria, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Hungary, Italy, Tunis, Israel, Japan and the United States and has won more than 25 prizes in various international competitions. Pianist Victoria Fatu-Martirosyan, a native of Azerbaijan, currently teaches at West Virginia State University. She has performed in Germany, France, the United Kingdom, the United States, Japan, China, Switzerland, Netherlands, Russia, and Denmark, and has also had a career as a jazz singer. The program will include works by Debussy, Chopin, Khachaturian, Beethoven, Ravel and Sousa.
Tuesday, April 28
CHAMBER WINDS CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Gladys Davis Theatre. Conducted by music professor John Weigand, the program will feature “Harmonie-musik in C, Opus 76” by Franz Krommer (1759-1831), “Chanson et Danses” by Vincent D’Indy (1851-1931), and “Dixtour, Opus 14” by Georges Enesco (1881-1955). Students in the ensemble include Amanda Cook and Mirim Lee, flutes; Evan Klein and Alicia Smith, oboes; Chris Bowmaster and Cody Dixon, clarinets; Ida Cawley, Claire Wayne and Lucia Zung, bassoons; and Nicholas Gasemy, Lauren Harris and Chase Phillips, horns.
DOCTORAL RECITAL, “A Children’s Hour: Lullabies, Fairy Tales and Odes to Children” by Jennifer Berkebile, mezzo-soprano, with pianist Sora Lee, 8:15 p.m., Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A). The program will include works by Benjamin Britten, Charles Ives and Jake Heggie.
Wednesday, April 29
DOCTORAL DUO RECITAL, Juliana Yap, piano, and Mirim Lee, flute, 6 p.m., Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A). Also featuring music students Carl Wiggins, saxophone, Diego Gabete and Keith Michael, violins, Kiefer Kirk, viola, Christy Oscar, cello, and Stephen Kelsey, contrabass. The program will include: Antonio Vivaldi Concerto for Piccolo in C major, RV443; Joseph Schwantner Black Anemones for flute and piano; Carl Reinecke Sonata “Undine” Op.167; and Russell Peterson Trio #1 for flute, alto saxophone and piano.
MASTER’S SOLO RECITAL, Yue Cai, piano, 8:15 p.m., Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A).
Thursday, April 30
WVU ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT EVENT, “Camelot,” 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. Experience Camelot’s “one brief shining moment,” as Lerner and Loewe envisioned it in one of theater’s most legendary musicals. Recount the time-honored legend of King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, and the Knights of the Round Table in an enchanting fable of chivalry, majesty, and brotherhood in this four-time Tony Award-winning show. “Camelot” tells the story of the legend of King Arthur, who rules his kingdom with new ideals, bringing peace to a troubled land. But when his beautiful new Queen Guinevere and the dashing Sir Lancelot, his most trusted knight, give in to their passion for one another, one of the most fabled love triangles of all time ensues. When Mordred, King Arthur’s illegitimate son, catches on and sees a kingdom in chaos, he attempts to destroy all that is Camelot! The celebrated score includes the classics “If Ever I Would Leave You,” “The Simple Joys of Maidenhood,” and the title song, “Camelot.” Website: http://www.camelottour.com/
STUDENT CHAMBER MUSIC RECITAL, 8:15 p.m., Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A).
Friday, May 1
GRADUATE STRING QUARTET, 8:15 p.m., Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A). Featuring Diego Gabete-Rodriguez, violin, Kori Hill, violin, Courtney Grant, viola, and Melanie Green, cello, with Sora Lee, piano. The program will include: “Sonata in G minor, L. 140” by Claude Debussy (1862-1918); “String Quartet No. 5” by Béla Bartók (1881-1945); and following a brief intermission, “Texas Rain” by Danny Seidenberg (composed for Turtle Island String Quartet); and String Quartet Op. 33, No. 2 (“Joke”) by Joseph Haydn (1732-1809).
Saturday, May 2
DOCTORAL SOLO RECITAL, Juan Carlos Rios, piano, 1 p.m., Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A).
COMMUNITY MUSIC ADULT COMMUNITY GET-TOGETHER RECITAL, 1:30 p.m., Room 424A.
COMMUNITY MUSIC DEPARTMENTAL RECITAL, 5:30 p.m., Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A). Featuring students of many Community Music Program instructors.
COMMUNITY MUSIC DEPARTMENTAL RECITAL, 6:30 p.m., Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A). Featuring students of many Community Music Program instructors.
DOCTORAL RECITAL, Michael Anne Tolan, saxophone, 8:15 p.m., Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A).
Sunday, May 3
COMMUNITY MUSIC DEPARTMENTAL RECITAL, 1:45 p.m., Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A).
COMMUNITY MUSIC DEPARTMENTAL RECITAL, 2:45 p.m., Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A).
WVU ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT EVENT, “Straighten Up and Fly Right!” the Nat King Cole Tribute, featuring Ramsey Lewis and John Pizzarelli, 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. Nat King Cole broke the pop barrier with his smoky, smooth vocals, stringing along a huge number of solid hits right after his first, “Straighten Up and Fly Right,” soared up the charts in 1943. As a singer, he was called “the best friend a song ever had,” but he was essentially a jazz performer at heart. Even those later tracks crafted for the pop charts belie a piano technique, vocal phrasings and on-the-mark orchestration that are indebted to his early roots in jazz. Ramsey Lewis and John Pizzarelli have crafted a tribute to the titan of fifties vocal pop that includes not only his hits but also those singular tracks of sophisticated cool jazz that have influenced their own careers. Jazz legend, pianist and composer, Ramsey Lewis has three Grammy Awards and seven Gold records to his credit. Lewis is also a recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award. Join us for an incredible tribute to Nat King Cole by two artists who know him best. Website: http://www.ramseylewis.com/
GRADUATE WIND QUINTET RECITAL, 8:15 p.m., Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A).
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