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CALENDAR

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 21
GUEST ARTIST MASTER CLASS, James Valenti, internationally known tenor and School of Music alumnus, 4 p.m., Antoinette Falbo Theatre. Free and open to the public. During April 21-22 Valenti will be in residence at the CAC, working with music students. He will present this master class with voice students. Valenti has a voice of Italianate luster and is part of the long-standing tradition of great Italian tenors. He has built a global reputation for his elegant musicianship, commanding stage presence and ardent vocal style. Valenti earned a bachelor’s degree in music from WVU in 2000, where he studied with former music professor and artist-in-residence, Augusto Paglialunga, as well as Opera Program Director Robert Thieme, and former choral director Kathleen Shannon. They were the first to notice the young singer’s raw talent. He went on to study with William Shuman at the distinguished Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia. At age 25, Valenti made his professional debut at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. Since his debut, he has scored one triumphal role after another and has had the opportunity to perform in many of the most celebrated citadels of Opera in the world and to work alongside some of the greatest opera voices and maestros in the industry. He has received a number of accolades in his young career, including the New York City Opera’s Outstanding Debut Artist Award in 2008, the Maria Callas Debut Artist Award in 2009, and the Richard Tucker Award in 2010. For more information, see: http://jamesvalenti.com/.

GRADUATE LECTURE-RECITAL, “Hey Mr. Andria! What Should I Sing for My Audition? Selecting Appropriate Repertoire and Coaching Singers for Their College Audition,” by Joseph Andria, music education, 8:15 p.m., Museum Education Center. Accompanied by pianist Sheila Barnhart. Andria’s lecture-recital will focus on choosing appropriate repertoire for high school students who are auditioning for undergraduate voice programs. Based on information gathered from relevant research, interviews with several members of the music faculty, and his own experience as a singer and choral director, Andria will share methods and certain criteria for choosing appropriate repertoire for college entrance auditions. Representative repertoire will be performed. Currently, Andria is Director of Choral Music at Albert Gallatin High School in Uniontown, Pa., where he directs several choral ensembles and co-directs all drama productions. He received a bachelor’s degree in music education from West Virginia University in 2007.

DOCTORAL RECITAL, Emmett Goods, trombone, 8:15 p.m., Antoinette Falbo Theatre. The program will include works for trombone by Mozart, Tomasi, Jongen, and Frackenpohl.

Tuesday, April 22
CHAMBER WINDS CONCERT, 7:30 p.m., Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A). Conducted by John Weigand. The program will include “Serenade in D minor, Op. 44” by Antoinin Dvorák (1841-1904) and “Music from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” by John Williams (b. 1932). Students in the ensemble include: Amanda Cook, Mirim Lee, and Alyssa Schwartz (flutes); Jamal Davidson, Evan Klein, Stephen Oswald, and Alicia Smith (oboes); Chris Bowmaster, Cody Dixon, and Kelsey Webb (clarinets); Ida Cawley, Lauren LaPoint, and Mark Lefever (bassoons); Kristin Chamberlin, Monica Hambrick, Alex Higgins, and Chase Phillips (horns); Melanie Green (cello); and Chris Byrne (bass).

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT EVENT, “We Will Rock You,” featuring the music of Queen, 7:30 p.m., Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre. Ticketed Event. Two nights: April 22 and 23. For tickets and information, call 304-293-SHOW. From London’s West End, the worldwide smash hit musical by Queen and Ben Elton comes to Morgantown! “We Will Rock You” features the greatest hits of the legendary British rock group, Queen. Now in its 11th year in London and seen by a staggering 15 million people worldwide, this hilarious, multi-award-winning and record-breaking phenomenon boasts a fantastic score of killer Queen tunes that you just can’t resist singing along to, such as “Another One Bites The Dust,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “We Are The Champions,” “Bohemian Rhapsody” and, of course, “We Will Rock You.” It’s the world champion of musicals and the show that rocks harder than any other, so don’t miss the party—order your tickets now! Note: Mature Content. May contain strong language and/or explicit subject matter. While many find these types of events suitable for young adults (13 and older), parental discretion is advised. For more information, call http://www.wewillrockyou.com/.

Wednesday, April 23
DOCTORAL SOLO RECITAL, Bruce Lin, piano, 6 p.m., Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A).

DOCTORAL SOLO RECITAL, Helga Scheibert, piano, 8:15 p.m., Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A). The program will feature works by Kodály, Bartók, Dohnányi, and Liszt.

Thursday, April 24
UNDERGRADUATE STRING CHAMBER MUSIC RECITAL, 6 p.m., Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A).

DOCTORAL SOLO RECITAL, TseWei Chai, piano, 8:15 p.m., Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A). The program will feature Liszt’s “Harmonies du soir” with sonatas by Scarlatti, Haydn and Prokofiev.

Friday, April 25
WVU MARCHING BAND AUDITIONS, April 25-27, Creative Arts Center. Be a part of the Pride! The award-winning Mountaineer Marching Band enjoys the reputation as one of the outstanding organizations on the WVU campus. Any student attending WVU is eligible to join the band. Membership is obtained through a simple audition process. For more information on the auditions, see the website: http://theprideofwestvirginia.org/join_the_band/.

DOCTORAL RECITAL, Kris Grant, percussion, 4 p.m., Antoinette Falbo Theatre.

DOCTORAL RECITAL, Sora Lee, piano, 6 p.m., Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A).

GRADUATE STRING QUARTET RECITAL, 8:15 p.m., Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A). Featuring Diego Gabete, violin; Kori Hill, violin; Courtney Grant, viola; and Melanie Green, cello; with Christopher Bowmaster, clarinet. The program includes: “Quartet in D Minor, Op. posthumous” by Franz Schubert (1797-1828) and “Quintet in B Minor, for Clarinet and Strings, Op. 115” by Johannes Brahms (1833-1897).

Saturday, April 26
WVU MARCHING BAND AUDITIONS, April 25-27, Creative Arts Center. Be a part of the Pride! For more information on the auditions, see the website: http://theprideofwestvirginia.org/join_the_band/.

JOINT STUDENT RECITAL, Cody Lassinger and Brennan Wood, trumpets, 11 a.m., Museum Education Center. Come join Cody and Brennan as they present their double trumpet recital! Featuring the works of Oskar Böhme, Halsey Stevens, J.G. Pennequin, and Eric Ewazen, as well as a surprise combined finale piece, it will be a great time with friends, family, and music. Also featuring the piano stylings of Mrs. Kathy Winkler!

SENIOR RECITAL, Calli merz, soprano, 2 p.m., Museum Education Center. Accompanied by pianist R.J. Nestor.

FACULTY RECITAL, George Willis, percussion, 7:30 p.m., Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A). George Willis is the director of Percussion Studies at West Virginia University. His varied background covers symphonic music, contemporary percussion music, as well as brass band and drum corps. Willis has been performing with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra since 1984 and was a full-time member of the percussion section during the 1996-1997 season. He has performed throughout Japan , Taiwan , Russia, South and Central America, and virtually all of Europe. He has collaborated with conductors such as Lorin Maazel, Andre Previn, Charles Dutoit, and Sir Neville Marriner, and artists like James Galway, Lynn Harrell, James Taylor, Johnny Mathis, and Andrea Boccelli. He has performed and recorded on virtually every aspect of the percussion family including drum set, snare drum, xylophone, vibraphone, marimba and more. Willis also was the principal percussionist with the nationally renowned Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble for ten seasons.

Sunday, April 27
WVU MARCHING BAND AUDITIONS, April 25-27, Creative Arts Center. Be a part of the Pride! For more information on the auditions, see the website: http://theprideofwestvirginia.org/join_the_band/.

DOCTORAL RECITAL, Courtney Grant, viola, 1 p.m., Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A).

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT EVENT, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s “Swan Lake,” 3 p.m., Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre. Ticketed Event. For tickets and information, call 304-293-SHOW. One of Tchaikovsky’s most famous ballets, “Swan Lake” symbolizes more than 100 years of tradition and some of the most revered roles in classical ballet. In a performance of emotional intensity and technical mastery, the ballerina captures the essence of both eternal love and deception in the coveted dual role of Odette and Odile. “Swan Lake” will be performed by one of the most exciting ballet companies in the United States. Under the direction of Terrence S. Orr, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre has built a legacy of excellence and innovation since its founding in 1969. Its eclectic style and irrepressible energy can be seen through more than 50 performances annually at home and on tour. Discover the joy and passion of ballet in this unforgettable performance accompanied by the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Orchestra. For more information, go to: http://www.pbt.org/.

FINAL DOCTORAL SOLO RECITAL, Maria Crystalia, piano, 3 p.m., Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A).

COMMUNITY MUSIC SUZUKI VIOLIN RECITALS, 7:30 p.m., Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (200A). Young violinists from the Morgantown area who study in the Community Music Program at the College of Creative Arts present their spring recital. The students study with Mary Wilson. They include young aspiring violinists as well as several older students who display a great deal of proficiency and skill. They will perform a variety of classical pieces. For more information, call the Community Music Program at (304) 293-6946.


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