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Coastal Carolina announces 2004 spring arts calendar

January 14, 2004

Several theatrical productions including City of Angels, art exhibitions and numerous concerts will highlight Coastal Carolina Universitys Several theatrical productions including City of Angels, art exhibitions and numerous concerts will highlight Coastal Carolina Universitys cultural season beginning Jan. 14.

Following are the events and their specifics. Events are subject to change, so verify information by referring to Coastals online calendar at www.coastal.edu.

For more information, call the Office of Marketing Communications at 349-2087.

Keys of the Wilderness: New Paintings by Philip Koch

Jan. 14 to Feb. 18

Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery

Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Free

Artist Philip Koch, a teacher at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, has a distinguished national reputation as a painter. This exhibition of work reflects his perceptions on mans place in nature and his relationship to time. His work is not only about realism and a moment in time, says gallery director Will Hipps. It is also about timelessness and a connection with contemplation and feelings.

S.C. Collegiate Honor Band performance

Jan. 24, 2 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Free

A performance by the best of the states collegiate band musicians, including some from The Spirit of the Chanticleer Marching Band. The band will perform music from the highest levels of international wind band literature. European composers Philip Sparke and Jan Van Der Roost, as well as traditional American marches will be featured, along with orchestral transcriptions from the music of Richard Wagner and Josef Suk. Local harpist Rebecca Nissen will also be featured with the band. The conductor is Don Wilcox, director of bands at West Virginia University.

International Moods, featuring the Long Bay Symphony Chamber Orchestra

Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

$20 general admission, seniors $15, students (18 and under) $5

Soloists: Petrea Warneck, oboe/English horn, and Robert Chambers, trumpet

This program by Long Bays 38-musician chamber orchestra has an international flair with music from Italy, Sweden, Austria and Spain as well as America. An outstanding pair of soloists will perform individually in concertos and together on Coplands Quiet City. Other works included will be Rossinis Italian in Algiers Overture, Sderlundhs Oboe Concertino, Hummels Trumpet Concerto and deFallas El Amor Brujo (Love, the Magician).

Gospel Sing Out

Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Free

This celebration of joyous music will feature the harmony of the Coastal Carolina University Gospel Choir with special guests DVine, a trio of professional female vocalists. The concert is part of the African-American Celebration and honors the choirs 15-year anniversary.

Motivational speaker John Artis

Feb. 26, 7 p.m.

Wall Auditorium

Free

John Artis, who was arrested with prizefighter Rubin Hurricane Carter in 1966 and convicted of a triple murder he did not commit, was exonerated and released after 15 years of imprisonment. He now works with troubled youth and is an inspirational speaker on college campuses around the nation.

City of Angels

Feb. 26-29

Wheelwright Auditorium

Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 28, 2 p.m. matinee

Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 29, 3 p.m. matinee

Admission $10 general, $5 students 18 and under

Winner of Tony awards for the best musical and best score, City of Angels tells two parallel stories the real life of a young screenwriter working on a 1940s private eye spoof, and his story coming to reel life - in black and white. The play was written by Larry Gelbart, the music by Cy Coleman and the lyrics by David Zippel.

Carol Hepper: Mixed Media art exhibition

Feb. 26 to April 14

Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery

Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Free

Born in 1953 and raised on a South Dakota Sioux reservation, artist Carol Hepper says that she is moved to make art that is charged with the history of the animals that have lived within their skins. This exhibit explores her work in a variety of media.

20/20: An Inspirational Look at 20 of South Carolinas Most Notable African-American Women

March 2, 7 p.m.

Wall Auditorium

Free

Mark T. Hines III, an educator, consultant, author and motivational speaker, will present an inspirational look at 20 of the states most noteworthy African-American women, in honor of the African-American Celebration.

The Mogul Tale student production

March 2 and 3

7:30 p.m.

Edwards Black Box Theater

Free

A short 18th century British comedy by Elizabeth Inchbald about three Londoners who take a ride in a balloon and end up landing in the middle of central Asia and in the middle of trouble! This is the first time this play has been produced since the 1790s, and its the first American production ever.

Reading by Amy Blackmarr

March 4, 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Edwards 249

Free

Sponsored by the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts and Coastals Womens Studies Program in honor of Womens History Month, this reading by nature writer Amy Blackmarr, author of Going to Ground: Simple Life on a Georgia Pond, will have special appeal to those interested in literature as well as philosophy, spirituality and natural science. Blackmarr is a South Georgia native who lived in the Midwest for 20 years before selling a thriving business to return to nature. She is best known for her nature essays set in the rustic houses she lived in.

Kusun Ensemble

March 6, 7 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Free

This group of musicians and dancers from Ghana, West Africa, melds the past and present through Nokoko, the fusion of bass and lead guitar with traditional Ghanaian instruments to produce an electrifying blend of jazz and African music. The concert is part of Coastals African-American Celebration.

Batucaje, Faculty Jazz Concert

March 9, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Free

This quartet led by faculty member William Hamilton will perform contemporary vocal and instrumental American and Brazilian jazz, with some touches of blues and funk.

All American Music, a Faculty Recital featuring Patti Edwards and Ann Miles

March 22, 7:30 p.m.

Recital Hall, Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities

Free

Join soprano Patti Edwards, Coastals new choir director, and Ann Miles, a performing arts teaching associate, in a program including pieces by Aaron Copland, Ned Rorem and Leonard Bernstein, as well as a selection of spirituals. Edwards and Miles will present this same program at a concert in the Czech Republic in March.

Art Songs and Arias featuring soprano Kaye Sloan and pianist Philip Powell

March 28, 4 p.m.

Recital Hall, Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities

Free

Kaye Sloan, director of music at Trinity Episcopal Church in Myrtle Beach and a Coastal alumna, joins Philip Powell, chair of Coastals performing arts program, in an afternoon of Art Songs and Arias. This delightful program gives you a chance to sit in as two friends create vocal chamber music.

African-American Poetry and Jazz

March 30, 6:30 p.m.

Wall Auditorium

Free

Coastal students, faculty, staff and friends will present their own poetry, as well as that of other African-American poets, in honor of Coastals African-American Celebration. The renowned flutist Galen will also perform.

Cultural Celebration

April 7, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Prince Lawn

Free

This annual event showcases various cultures through music and performances, arts and crafts vendors and food booths. The rain date is April 14, same time and place.

Coastal Carolina University Concert Choir

April 13, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Free

Coastals award-winning choir, directed by Patti Edwards, a performing soprano herself, presents a spring program sure to satisfy music lovers.

Coastal Carolina University Saxophone Ensemble

April 14, 7:30 p.m.

Recital Hall, Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities

Free

This acclaimed chamber ensemble is an audience favorite and continues to perform to standing room only crowds. Music lovers can look forward to hearing a variety of musical styles from the classical works of Mozart and Bach, the jazz sounds of Scott Joplin and Dizzy Gillespie, as well as pop and gospel songs.

Feels Good Sounds Good! Percussion Ensemble

April 15, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Admission $5 general

This first Coastal Carolina University Percussion Ensemble concert will present music of many styles and cultures, including the smooth Caribbean sounds of the Coastal Steel Band, the thunderous rhythms and dynamic motions of the Coastal Japanese Taiko Ensemble, and Coastals pop percussion ensemble. Special guests include the Coastal stomp ensemble, as well as the Conway and Aynor elementary schools percussion ensembles directed by Tim Peterman and Connie Christy, respectively.

Piano Master Class with Adam Neiman

April 16, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Recital Hall, Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities

Free

In cooperation with the Long Bay Symphony, pianist Adam Neiman will present a piano master class for Coastal students. This is a chance to watch an international concert artist work with students as they hone their craft. Neiman, California-born and Juilliard-trained, is only 25 but has made an important debut with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, has been featured in a documentary called Playing for Real, joined the roster of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center II and has a new double CD featuring his performance at the Miami International Piano Festival of Discovery.

Faculty Recital featuring David Bankston and Patti Edwards

April 19, 7:30 p.m.

Recital Hall, Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities

Free

Coastal professor/performer David Bankston, accompanied by Mark Bernazzoli, will present a program of art songs, opera arias, and duets with special guest, Coastal choir director and soprano Patti Edwards.

Archarios: Annual Art and Literature Publication Exhibition

April 20

Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery

Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Free

This annual exhibition features the artwork and literature from Archarios, the Coastal Carolina University student-produced art and literary magazine.

Sarah, Plain and Tall presented by Theatreworks USA

April 20, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Admission $15 general, students under age 18 admitted free

TheatreworksUSA presents an exquisitely touching new musical based on Patricia MacLachlans Newbery Award-winning book Sarah, Plain and Tall. Answering an advertisement for a mail-order bride, Sarah Wheaton travels from Maine to the prairies of Kansas in the hopes of making a life for herself. Not only does Sarah take to the duties of caring for the two motherless children with liveliness and compassion, she teaches them and their father that life and love do go on.

I Hate Hamlet, a comedy

April 21-25

Edwards Black Box Theater

April 21, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.

April 22, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.

April 23, Friday, 7:30 p.m.

April 24, Saturday, 2 p.m.

April 24, Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

April 25, Sunday, 3 p.m.

Admission $10 general, $5 students 18 and under

Called unapologetically silly by The New York Times and full of fresh one-liners by Newsday, Paul Rudnicks Broadway comedy, I Hate Hamlet, is about a shallow soap opera star turned inside-out over his fear of playing Shakespeares difficult Dane. The characters include lots of zany showbiz types including the ghost of John Barrymore.

Romantic and Regal, featuring flutist Amy Tully

April 22, 7:30 p.m.

Recital Hall, Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities

Free

Coastal faculty member Amy Tully and friends will perform a variety of romantic solo and chamber works for flute.

Spring 2004 Graduating Seniors Exhibition

April 26 to May 8

Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery

Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Free

This annual art exhibition features the very best work of visual art students who are graduating.

CCU Symphonic Band

April 26, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Free

Coastals Symphonic Band, the premier instrumental ensemble on campus, will present an evening of traditional wind band music by such composers as Percy Grainger and John Philip Sousa. Kurry Seymour will be featured as marimba soloist. The ensemble is under the direction Coastal Director of Bands James L. Tully and includes students of all majors.

POP 101 Concert

April 28, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Free

POP 101 is the Coastal Carolina University contemporary music ensemble and features Coastal students performing a variety of hits from the rock nroll era. It features electric guitars, drums and keyboards backing up some of the finest singers on campus. Listeners can enjoy the classic rock songs of the 50s, 60s and 70s along with top hits by todays hottest acts. The sound of POP 101 ranges from soft acoustic ballads to full throttle rock n roll.

Jazz After Hours The CCU Big Band

April 29, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Free

Jazz After Hours is a full-size big band, in the style of the great big bands of the 1930s and 1940s but with an added contemporary flair. This ensemble is rapidly becoming a favorite of the Coastal community. The Jazz After Hours repertoire includes the Big Band sounds of Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman, along with new arrangements.