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December 18, 2014   
Posted: August 28, 2008
Cultural calendar for 2008-2009 announced

  "Dracula: Ballet with a Bite" by the Columbia City Ballet is coming up Sept. 12 and Sept. 13 with two performances at 7:30 p.m.  
Five brash brass players, a stage full of dancing vampires, and four floppy-haired lads recreating the Beatles' magic - these are only a sampling of Coastal Carolina University's upcoming cultural season.

The University's 2008-2009 cultural season includes highlights such as the renowned Boston Brass, the Columbia City Ballet's "Dracula: Ballet with a Bite" and "Abbey Road Live: Magical Mystery Tour." Other programs of art, theater and music will also be presented for a diverse, enriching year. As part of the cultural outreach, the University also hosts children's theater events each year especially for students from elementary schools throughout the region. For information about upcoming events or to purchase tickets to a performance, contact the Wheelwright Box Office weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 843-349-2502.

The season includes:

Art Gallery Exhibition

"Landscape as Metaphor"

Through Aug. 29

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

Closing reception: Thursday, Aug. 28, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery

Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts

In this solo exhibition of new photography, South Carolina artist Dina Hall uses landscape and portraiture to explore the metaphors related to the rhythms of life and its cycles. The exhibit attempts to show the cyclical events of a whole life through a one-year series of pictures shot in Murrells Inlet.

Admission: Free

Faculty Recital

An Afternoon of Romantic Lieder

Jeffrey Jones, baritone

Philip Powell, piano

Sunday, Sept. 7, 4 p.m.

Recital Hall, Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts

This concert will feature Coastal Carolina University faculty members Jeffrey Jones and Philip Powell performing a selection of romantic songs, both well-known and obscure, by Robert Schumann, Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms.

Admission: Free with ticket

Art Gallery Exhibition

"In Her Hands: Craftswomen Changing the World"

Sept. 11 to Oct. 17

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

Opening reception: Thursday, Sept. 11, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Meet authors Paola Gianturco and Toby Tuttle at the Art for Lunch presentation on Thursday, Oct. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery

Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts

In countries around the world, women feed and educate their families with the income they generate from selling their crafts. Paola Gianturco and Toby Tuttle traveled the globe interviewing and photographing these women. Their book, "In Her Hands," tells inspiring and enlightening stories of women and their microenterprises. The exhibit will showcase photographs from the book as well as women's crafts from Bolivia, Guatemala, Peru, Panama, Poland, Czech Republic, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Turkey, Indonesia, Thailand and India.

Admission: Free

Columbia City Ballet

"Dracula: Ballet with a Bite"

Friday, Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

This September, Columbia City Ballet's "Dracula: Ballet with a Bite" brings chills to Wheelwright Auditorium. The undead will be dancing for two shows only, so don't miss your chance to see William Starrett's award-winning ballet. Local dancers will join Columbia City Ballet's professional dance company to bring the tragic, gothic romance to the stage.

Premium Performance

Admission: $25 first floor rows A-M and balcony section I

$20 first floor rows N-S and balcony section II

Coastal Carolina University and HGTC students: $10 (one per valid ID)

Coastal Carolina University and HGTC faculty/staff: $10 (two per valid ID)

Senior citizens: $5 discount

Teens (ages 11 to 17): $5 discount

Children (ages 10 and under): $10 (must be accompanied by adult)

Boston Brass

Tuesday, Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

From exciting classical arrangements to breathtaking vocal harmony, Boston Brass achieves new levels in brass performance while treating audiences to a unique musical experience that captivates all ages. The ensemble's lively repartee, touched with humor and personality, ensures an evening of boisterous fun and brilliant music, deftly performed by five brash brass players.

Premium Performance

Admission: $25 first floor rows A-M and balcony section I

$20 first floor rows N-S and balcony section II

Coastal Carolina University and HGTC students: $10 (one per valid ID)

Coastal Carolina University and HGTC faculty/staff: $10 (two per valid ID)

Senior citizens: $5 discount

Teens (ages 11 to 17): $5 discount

Children (ages 10 and under): $10 (must be accompanied by adult)

Cultural Celebration

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

(Rain date: Sept. 24)

Prince Lawn

This annual campus festival celebrates the cultural diversity of the world through music, food and crafts.

Admission: Free

Coastal Carolina University Theatre

"Dog Sees God, Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead"

By Bert V. Royal

Robin Russell, director

Thursday, Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 21, 3 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 25, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 27, 7:30 p.m.

Edwards Black Box Theatre

This "unauthorized parody" depicts the adult lives of the Peanuts gang. CB's beloved beagle has terminal rabies, and his world is inhabited by a comic strip parade of misfits: a missing pen pal, an abused pianist, a pyromaniac ex-girlfriend, two drunk cheerleaders, a homophobic quarterback, a burnt-out Buddhist and a drama-queen sister. This modern tale of teenage angst earned top honors at the 2004 Fringe Festival and GLAAD's Media Award for best off-off Broadway production that same year. Adult themes and language may not be suitable for children.

General Admission: $12

Alumni/senior citizens: $8

Coastal Carolina University and HGTC students: $3 (one per valid student ID)

Coastal Carolina University and HGTC faculty/staff: $6 (two per valid ID)

Teens (ages 11 to 17): $3

Children (ages 10 and under): Free (must be accompanied by an adult)

Fourth Annual Spectrum Concert

Family Weekend

Friday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Coastal Carolina University's bands and chamber ensembles will present the Fourth Annual Spectrum Concert. Groups performing at the concert include the Flute Choir, the Sax Ensemble, STRYKE Taiko Drums, Grand Strand Pans (steel drum band), Jazz After Hours and the Symphonic Band. The program will include jazz, calypso and other world music. The Symphonic Band will perform selections from the hit Broadway show "Wicked" and Bach's "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor."

General Admission: $9

Alumni/senior citizens: $7

Coastal Carolina University and HGTC students: Free (one ticket per valid ID)

Coastal Carolina University and HGTC faculty/staff: Free (two tickets per valid ID)

Teens and Children: Free

David Bankston and Friends Concert

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

David Bankston performs original songs from his CDs as well as beloved standards from the American songbook. Special musical guests will include Coastal Carolina University's Artist in Residence Steve Bailey.

Admission: Free with ticket

A Tribute to Jazz at the Philharmonic

Friday, Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

This event is designed as a unique homage to a legendary series of jazz performances that took place in the 1940s and 1950s at Philharmonic Auditorium in Los Angeles. The original concert/jam sessions were organized by Norman Granz, founder of Verve Records and a devoted jazz fan who has dedicated his life to promoting the art of jazz music.

Special Performance:

$20 first floor rows A-M and balcony section I

$15 first floor rows N-S and balcony section II

Coastal Carolina University and HGTC students: $10 (one per valid ID)

Coastal Carolina University and HGTC faculty/staff: $10 (two per valid ID)

Senior citizens: $5 discount

Teens (ages 11 to17): $5 discount

Children (ages 10 and under): $10 (must be accompanied by adult)

Gospel Choir Concert

Sunday, Oct. 12, 4 p.m.

Wall Auditorium

The Coastal Carolina University Gospel Choir, now known as the Inspirational Ambassadors, offers positive and inspiring gospel music programs. The group seeks to perpetuate the tradition of gospel music and to recognize the importance of gospel in the preservation of African-American history. The Inspirational Ambassadors performs on campus and at events across the state.

Admission: Free with ticket

Brahms "Requiem"

Terri Sinclair, conductor

Friday, Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

The Coastal Carolina University Department of Music presents the beloved "German Requiem" by Johannes Brahms. The performance will represent a massive collaboration of area musical ensembles, including the Coastal Carolina University Chamber and Concert Choirs, the choirs from Charleston Southern University, the Carolina Master Chorale, the choir from Trinity Episcopal Church and the Long Bay Symphony. Soloists are Patti Edwards and Jeffrey Jones, both members of the Coastal Carolina University voice faculty.

General Admission: $9

Alumni/senior citizens: $7

Coastal Carolina University and HGTC students: Free (one ticket per valid ID)

Coastal Carolina University and HGTC faculty/staff: Free (two tickets per valid ID)

Teens and children: Free

Art Gallery Exhibition

Moving Pictures: New Intaglio Prints by Treelee MacAnn

Oct. 23 to Nov. 20

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

Opening reception: Thursday, October 23, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery

Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts

Coastal Carolina University visual arts professor Treelee MacAnn exhibits new work created during her academic re-assignment during fall 2007. By rearranging imagery from black and white film stills and old family photographs from the same period, the artist creates new narratives. The exhibition features MacAnn's recent exploration of a new non-toxic intaglio type printmaking method.

Admission: Free

An Evening of Art Songs and Arias

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m.

Recital Hall, Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts

Brown Bradley, tenor, and Philip Powell, piano, will present an evening of favorite opera arias and arts songs. Bradley, director of music and fine arts at First Presbyterian Church of Myrtle Beach, has performed in opera and as a soloist in New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong. Powell, a longtime Coastal Carolina University professor, has performed throughout the United States as a soloist and chamber musician.

Admission: Free with ticket

"POPart, the Musical"

Book and lyrics by Daryl Lisa Fazio, music by Aaron McAllister

Monica Bell, director

Thursday, Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 2, 3 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

We're off to see the wizard when young, impressionable and slightly batty Kitty and her new-found friends step into art class in this irreverent and campy original musical (written by Coastal Carolina University faculty Daryl Fazio and Aaron McAllister). Kitty's suburbia-to-ghetto-to-SoHo story is about acceptance, genius, insanity and the inspiration of art.

General Admission: $12

Alumni/senior citizens: $8

Coastal Carolina University and HGTC students: $3 (one per valid student ID)

Coastal Carolina University and HGTC faculty/staff: $6 (two per valid ID)

Teens (ages 11 to 17 years): $3

Children (ages 10 and under): Free (must be accompanied by an adult)

Coastal Carolina University Saxophone Ensemble Concert

Dan O'Reilly, director

Monday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m.

Recital Hall, Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts

The Coastal Carolina University Saxophone Ensemble performs a variety of musical styles. Concerts by this group feature a mix of classical, jazz and popular melodies performed exclusively on saxophones. Enjoy an entertaining evening with this unique chamber ensemble.

Admission: Free with ticket

A Salute to American Veterans

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Coastal Carolina University's fourth annual celebration of Veterans Day is designed to honor the contributions made by veterans of the American armed forces. It features a public recognition of veterans, a performance of patriotic music and a locally-produced documentary film. This year's film is "Back to the Battlefield," which chronicles a South Carolina veteran's return to the D-Day battlefields of France 64 years after he landed on Omaha Beach.

Admission: Free with ticket

Two Nights with Steve Bailey

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m.

Recital Hall, Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts

In consideration of the folks who were turned away at his sold-out performances last year, Steve Bailey has scheduled two consecutive nights in this intimate venue. Those who have attended Bailey's concerts know to expect a night of musical virtuosity, often with internationally-known special guests dropping in. Duos and trios will be the order of the night, along with some excerpts from Bailey's new symphonic work for orchestra and bass.

General Admission: $9

Alumni/senior citizens: $7

Coastal Carolina University and HGTC students: Free (one ticket per valid ID)

Coastal Carolina University and HGTC faculty/staff: Free (two tickets per valid ID)

Children and teens: Free with ticket

Native American Awareness

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m.

Wall Auditorium

Native performers share their insights into the fascinating origins of Native American tribes and cultures.

Admission: Free

Coastal Carolina University Percussion Ensembles

Kurry Seymour, director

Thursday, Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Coastal Carolina University's Percussion Program invites you to experience the rhythms of the world. The ensembles will take you on a musical tour of the globe in a concert featuring the sounds and instruments of the Americas, Caribbean Islands and Africa.

General Admission: $9

Alumni/senior citizens: $7

Coastal Carolina University and HGTC students: Free (one per valid ID)

Coastal Carolina University and HGTC faculty/staff: Free (two per valid ID)

Children and teens: Free with ticket

Flutes Fantastic! - Trevor Wye

Featuring Philip Bush, pianist

Friday, Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m.

Recital Hall, Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts

English flutist Trevor Wye gives a hilarious recital with commentary in which he plays on more than 50 different flutes, some electronic, which he built. "Flutes Fantastic!" includes the famous "40 Variations on the Carnival in Venice" for 53 flutes.

Special Performance:

General Admission: $12

Alumni/senior citizens: $8

Coastal Carolina University and HGTC students: $3 (one per valid ID)

Coastal Carolina University and HGTC faculty/staff: $6 (two per valid ID)

Teens (ages 11 to 17): $3

Children (ages 10 and under): Free with ticket (must be accompanied by an adult)

Pop 101 Concert

Monday, Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Pop 101, Coastal Carolina University's rock 'n' roll performing group, is an ensemble that performs popular music in a "rock band context." This unique and entertaining group will make you want to get up and dance in the aisles.

General Admission: $9

Alumni/senior citizens: $7

Coastal Carolina University and HGTC students: Free (one per valid ID)

Coastal Carolina University and HGTC faculty/staff: Free (two per valid ID)

Teens and Children: Free with ticket

Coastal Carolina University Symphonic Band and Chamber and Concert Choirs

Ninth Annual Holiday Concert

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 7:30 p.m.

Myrtle Beach High School Performing Arts Center

Coastal Carolina University's Department of Music will perform the second of its Community Concert Series. This collection of holiday and seasonal favorites, including selections from "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," will feature the University's Symphonic Band, Concert Choir and Chamber Choirs. Members of the Myrtle Beach High School Choral and Band Programs will join the University's groups for the finale, "Hallelujah Chorus." This concert is presented as a community outreach experience for all residents and visitors to the Grand Strand and will include a free morning concert for the K-12 students in the Myrtle Beach attendance area.

Admission: Free

Faculty Piano Recital

Gary Stegall, pianist

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Professor Gary Stegall will perform music by Franz Schubert, featuring two of the composer's greatest works for piano, the brilliant "Wanderer Fantasy" and the sublime Sonata in B flat, Schubert's last composition written within weeks of his death on Nov. 19, 1828.

Admission: Free with ticket

Guitar Studio Recital

Thursday, Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m.

Recital Hall, Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts

This concert showcases soloists and ensembles from the Coastal Carolina University guitar studio under the direction of Daniel Hull.

Admission: Free with ticket

Marching Band Finale Concert

Jim Tully, director

Friday, Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Coastal Carolina University's marching band, Spirit of the Chanticleer, will present its sixth annual season finale concert. Spirit of the Chanticleer, comprised of approximately 120 students from all different majors, will perform music from the 2008 football season half-time shows. The marching band's color-guard and twirlers will also perform. The group is under the direction of Jim Tully, director of bands, assisted by Kurry Seymour, director of percussion studies and the University's assistant band director.

Admission: Free with ticket

Jazz After Hours

Dan O'Reilly, director

Wednesday, December 3, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Jazz After Hours is Coastal Carolina University's own Big Band. Relive the glory years of the Swing Era while discovering new arrangements of classic songs. This concert also features the exciting jazz of the After Hours combo.

General Admission: $9

Alumni/senior citizens: $7

Coastal Carolina University and HGTC students: Free (one per valid ID)

Coastal Carolina University and HGTC faculty/staff: Free (two per valid ID)

Children and teens: Free with ticket

Coastal Carolina University Theatre

"The Dead Guy" (second stage production)

By Eric Coble

Kirk Johnson, director

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, December 5, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 6, 3 and 7:30 p.m.

Edwards Black Box Theatre

The Pitch: You get $1 million to spend over the next seven days. A camera crew follows your every move and broadcasts your adventures on national television. The hook: At the end of the week...you die. The best part: The viewing audience gets to vote on the method of your death! For hard-luck Eldon Phelps, the deal is irresistible. But is America ready for this much reality? What would you do if you had one week until you became..."The Dead Guy"? Stay tuned....

Adult themes may not be suitable for children.

Admission: $3

Children (ages 10 and under): Free (must be accompanied by an adult)

Art Gallery Exhibition

Portfolios: The Work of Visual Arts Department Graduating Seniors

Dec. 4 to 13

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

Opening reception: Thursday, December 4, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Rebecca Randall Bryan Gallery

Admission: Free

Coastal Inspirational Ambassadors Holiday Concert

Sunday, Dec. 7, 4:30 p.m.

Recital Hall, Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts

This annual event featuring the Coastal Carolina University Gospel Choir, now known as the Coastal Inspirational Ambassadors, celebrates the season with joyous and powerful music. The choir, composed of University students, is often joined by visiting choirs from the region for this moving concert.

Admission: Free with ticket

January 2009

Coastal Carolina University Department of Music

Operatic Arias, Duets and Transcriptions Concert

Sunday, Jan. 18, 3 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Treat yourself to an afternoon of operatic arias, duets and transcriptions with Ann Benson, mezzo-soprano; David Bankston, tenor; and Philip Powell, piano. Bankston and Powell are longtime Coastal Carolina University music professors and performers. Benson, a faculty member at Columbia College, has sung extensively in the operatic and choral repertoire, including the title role in "Tosca" with the New York City Opera in Lincoln Center.

Admission: Free with ticket

Faculty Biennial

Jan. 22 - March 6, 2009

Opening reception, Thursday, Jan. 22, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

New art work by Coastal Carolina University Department of Visual Arts faculty.

"Abbey Road LIVE - Magical Mystery Tour"

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

Wheelwright Auditorium

Four lads from Athens, Ga., recreate the magic of the Beatles' great late-period recordings in this exciting live stage show. The studio masterpieces from such classic albums as "Sgt. Pepper, Magical Mystery Tour" and "The White Album" were never performed live by the Beatles, who stopped touring in 1966. "Abbey Road LIVE" is not your typical Beatles look-alike tribute act. It brings to life many of the more mature Beatles songs in a raw and spirited fashion, while remaining true to the original recordings.

Premium Performance

Admission: $25 first floor rows A-M and balcony section I

$20 first floor rows N-S and balcony section II

Coastal Carolina University and HGTC students: $10 (one per valid CCU ID)

Coastal Carolina University and HGTC faculty/staff: $10 (two per valid ID)

Senior citizens: $5 discount

Teens (ages 11 to 17): $5 discount

Children (ages 10 and under): $10 (must be accompanied by an adult)

Faculty Recital

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m.

Recital Hall, Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts

In 2006 the United Nations General Assembly designated Jan. 27 as a day of remembrance to honor the victims of the Holocaust. To commemorate this event, Coastal Carolina University faculty members Philip Powell, piano; Patti Edwards, soprano; and Anne Dervin, clarinet, will perform "Songs of Remembrance" by Ruth Lomon. The critically acclaimed work is a setting of Holocaust poetry. A pre-concert lecture will be given by Anne Dervin.

Admission: Free with ticket

Coastal Carolina University Theatre

"Miss Julie"

By August Strindberg

Kenneth J. Martin, director

Thursday, Jan. 29, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 1, 3 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m.

Edwards Black Box Theatre

Written in Denmark in 1888, "Miss Julie" is a powerful drama about gender and class. Raised by a proto-feminist mother and a traditionalist father, Julie is ill at ease in the aristocratic society of her upbringing. On Midsummer's Eve she dares enter forbidden territory and finds herself engaged in an epic struggle with her father's valet, Jean. One of the foremost naturalistic dramas of all time, "Miss Julie" is a groundbreaking work. Strindberg's innovations-cutting out intermissions, the use of real props and natural light-heralded a new era in modern theater. More than 100 years later, the play still has major relevance and emotional impact.

General admission: $12

Alumni/senior citizens: $8

Coastal Carolina University and HGTC students: $3 (one per valid student ID)

Coastal Carolina University and HGTC faculty/staff: $6 (two per valid ID)

Teens (ages 11 to 17): $3

Children (ages 10 and under): Free (must be accompanied by an adult)

Spectrum 2 Concert

Jan. 31, 8 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Coastal Carolina University's bands and chamber ensembles will present the Spectrum 2 Concert. This concert is held in conjunction with the third Annual Coastal Honor Band and Scholarship Festival and will feature numerous Coastal Carolina University student and faculty groups in non-stop performance.

Admission: Free with ticket

Third Annual Coastal Honor Band and Scholarship Festival

Don Wilcox and Robert Sheldon, directors

Sunday, Feb. 1, 3 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

The concert, featuring regional high school bands, is a culmination of three days of rehearsals, master classes and music making on Coastal Carolina University's campus. Guest conductors Dan Wilcox, West Virginia University Director of Bands Emeritus, and internationally respected composer Robert Sheldon will lead the Festival Wind Ensemble and Coastal Honor Band in concert. Scholarships will be awarded at this event to high school seniors who will participate in Coastal Carolina University bands in the 2009 fall semester.

Admission: Free with ticket

Coastal Carolina University Department of Music

An American Voice

Jeffrey L. Jones, baritone

Tuesday, Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m.

Recital Hall, Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts

Jeffrey L. Jones of the Coastal Carolina University Department of Music faculty will present a recital of contemporary art songs by American composers, featuring works by Lee Hoiby, David Conte and John Corigliano.

Admission: Free with ticket

Gospel Choir Spring Concert

Sunday, Feb. 15, 4:30 p.m.

Wall Auditorium

Performances by the Coastal Carolina University Gospel Choir, now known as the Coastal Inspirational Ambassadors, showcase the talent and spirit of our student vocalists. The Coastal Inspirational Ambassadors will be joined by visiting choirs from the region for this moving and popular concert.

Admission: Free with ticket

Coastal Carolina University Choir and Jazz Combo

"Isn't It Romantic"

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m.

Wall Auditorium

Extend the romance of Valentine's Day. Enjoy an evening of your favorite romantic jazz selections as performed by the Coastal Carolina University Chamber Choir and Jazz Combos, under the direction of Dan O'Reilly and Terri Sinclair. Classics such as "My Funny Valentine," "The Girl from Ipanema" and, of course, "Isn't It Romantic" will be included, among many others.

General Admission: $9

Alumni/senior citizens: $7

Coastal Carolina University and HGTC students: Free (one per valid ID)

Coastal Carolina University and HGTC faculty/staff: Free (two per valid ID)

Children and teens: Free

The Coastal Winds

"Lincolnshire Posy"

Jim Tully, director

Friday, Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m. Brunswick Community College (Bolivia, N.C.)

Odell Williamson Auditorium

Coastal Carolina University's premier instrumental ensemble will perform Percy Grainger's landmark piece "Lincolnshire Posy," along with "Hans Christian Andersen Suite" by Danish composer Soren Hyldgaard. This concert is presented as a community outreach experience for all residents and visitors to the Grand Strand and the coastal North and South Carolina regions.

Admission: Free

Faculty Recital

Daniel Hull, guitarist

Tuesday, Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m.

Recital Hall, Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts

Guitarist Daniel Hull presents an evening of guitar music featuring works by Giuliani, Bogdanovic, Britten, York, Brouwer and Dyens. This concert will also include selections from Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco's "Platero y Yo" for narrator and guitar.

Admission: Free with ticket

Coastal Carolina University Theatre

"Company: A Musical Comedy"

Book by George Furth

Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Steve Earnest, director

Wednesday, Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 28: 3 and 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 1, 3 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Sondheim collaborated with George Furth (book) and Harold Prince (director) to create "Company," the first of the Sondheim/Prince shows that were to lay the foundation for the post-golden age Broadway musicals. "Company" was the first non-linear, "concept" musical. Set firmly in New York, the musical follows five married, once married, or soon to be married couples and their mutual friend, Robert, a 35-year-old bachelor who has been unable to connect in a long-term relationship. The relationships are presented in a series of vignettes, primarily through Bobby's eyes, depicting the less-than-ideal aspects of commitment. Eventually, Bobby learns that while relationships aren't perfect, they are a necessary part of "being alive."

General Admission: $12

Alumni/senior citizens: $8

Coastal Carolina University and HGTC students: $3 (one per valid student ID)

Coastal Carolina University and HGTC faculty/staff: $6 (two per valid ID)

Teens (ages 11 to 17): $3

Children (ages 10 and under): Free (must be accompanied by an adult)

Coastal Carolina University Department of Music

Liederabend

Thursday, March 5, 7:30 p.m.

Recital Hall, Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts

An evening of German lieder (song) presented by the voice students of the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University. Join us for an evening of poetry and song from Brahms, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Mahler, Strauss and other masters of the form.

Admission: Free with ticket

Chamber Recital

Wednesday, March 11, 7:30 p.m.

Wall Auditorium

The Coastal Carolina University Department of Music presents its second annual Chamber Recital. This concert showcases the department's numerous smaller musical ensembles in an extravaganza that will feature music in a wide variety of styles, to include classical, jazz and popular idioms. The flute choir, guitar ensemble, chamber choir and the brass quintet are scheduled to perform.

General Admission: $9

Alumni/senior citizens: $7

Coastal Carolina University and HGTC students: Free (one ticket per valid ID)

Coastal Carolina University and HGTC faculty/staff: Free (two tickets per valid ID)

Children and teens: Free (must be accompanied by an adult)

Na Fidleiri

Saturday, March 28, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Na Fidleiri (Irish for "the fiddlers") is an auditioned group of 9- to 18-year-old violinists from the Charleston, S.C., area who play Celtic folk music. Their thrilling performances have delighted audiences at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, the Savannah Irish Festival, the S.C. State Fair and other events. The ensemble has a performing repertoire of over 50 tunes, primarily Irish in origin, performed entirely from memory with traditional accompaniment. Na Fidleiri is a part of the Taylor Music Group, which sponsors a series of Celtic and classical educational workshops held each year in Charleston.

Premium Performance

Admission: $25 first floor rows A-M and balcony section I

$20 first floor rows N-S and balcony section II

Coastal Carolina University and HGTC students: $10 (one per valid ID)

Coastal Carolina University and HGTC faculty/staff: $10 (two per valid ID)

Senior citizens: $5 discount

Teens (ages 11 to 17): $5 discount

Children (ages 10 and under): $10 (must be accompanied by adult)

Art Gallery Exhibition

"Miruna Dragan: Interior Garden"

March 23 to April 16

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

Opening reception: Tuesday, March 24, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Art for Lunch presentation with Miruna Dragan: Tuesday, March 24, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery

Amsterdam-based artist Miruna Dragan is known for her dynamically-conceived and brightly colored works in a range of media - murals, glass paintings, outdoor installations. For this exhibit she creates a temporary site-specific wall painting for the Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery. Don't miss it.

Admission: Free

Spring Choral Concert

Terri Sinclair, director

Jacelyn Spearman, director

Tuesday, March 24, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

The Coastal Carolina University Chamber and Concert Choirs, under the direction of Terri Sinclair, welcome the choirs from Conway High School, under the direction of Jacelyn Spearman, as their guests for this concert. Spring is in the air, and will be the theme of this concert. The Coastal Carolina University and Conway choirs will each perform a portion of the concert separately and then the choirs will join forces for a surprise grand finale.

General Admission: $9

Alumni/senior citizens: $7

Coastal Carolina University and HGTC students: Free (one per valid ID)

Coastal Carolina University and HGTC faculty/staff: Free (two per valid ID)

Children and teens: Free (must be accompanied by an adult)

Faculty Chamber Recital

Tuesday, March 31, 7:30 p.m.

Recital Hall, Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts

Coastal Carolina University music faculty present a recital of chamber music of different instrumental combinations including the Faculty Wind Quintet and the Tully/Hull Guitar duo. The concert will also include compositions of Meira Warshauer, the Nancy A. Smith Distinguished Visitor in Residence for 2008-2009.

Admission: Free with ticket

Ginastera: An Anniversary Concert

Gary Stegall, piano

Saturday, April 4, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

Pianist Gary Stegall pays tribute to the preeminent Argentinean composer Albert Ginastera on the anniversary of his birth. Major works such as the "First Sonata" and the "Danzas Argentines" reflect the composer's interest in capturing the flavor of Argentinean life, particularly that of the pampas and of the gauchos who live and work there. Ginastera's piano music, although contemporary in sound, is extremely accessible even on first hearing, full of colorful harmonies, invigorating rhythms and pianistic effects.

Admission: Free with ticket

Coastal Carolina University Saxophone Ensemble Concert

Dan O'Reilly, director

Monday, April 13, 7:30 p.m.

Recital Hall, Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts

The Coastal Carolina University Saxophone Ensemble performs a variety of musical styles. Concerts by this group feature a mix of classical, jazz and popular melodies performed exclusively on saxophones. Come and enjoy an entertaining evening with this diverse chamber ensemble.

Admission: Free with ticket

Jazz After Hours

Dan O'Reilly, director

Wednesday, April 15, 7:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium Jazz After Hours is Coastal Carolina University's own Big Band. Relive the glory years of the Swing Era while discovering new arrangements of classic songs. This concert also features the exciting jazz of the After Hours combo.

General Admission: $9

Alumni/senior citizens: $7

Coastal Carolina University & HGTC students: Free (one per valid ID)

Coastal Carolina University and HGTC faculty/staff: Free (two per valid ID)

Children and teens: Free (must be accompanied by an adult)

Coastal Carolina University Theatre

"Dinner"

Sandi Shackelford, director

Thursday, April 16, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, April 17, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 18, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 19, 3 p.m.

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

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

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

Saturday, April 25, 7:30 p.m.

Edwards Black Box Theatre

You're invited to the dinner from hell. Paige has a reputation among friends for her excellent dinner parties. Her husband, Lars, has just published another book of pretentious nonsense, while she exists in his shadow, feeding his bottomless ego. He accepts her dinner parties as a tribute to his success, never realizing that she is his intellectual better. This time Paige will give him a dinner and an entertainment he will never forget; but there are surprises for her too.

General Admission: $12

Alumni/senior citizens: $8

Coastal Carolina University and HGTC students: $3 (one per valid student ID)

Coastal Carolina University and HGTC faculty/staff: $6 (two per valid ID)

Teens (ages 11 to 17): $3

Children (ages 10 and under): Free (must be accompanied by an adult)

Coastal Carolina University Band Spring Concert

Saturday, April 18, 7:30 p.m.

Christ United Methodist Church

Coastal Carolina University Band will perform a part of the Community Concert Series at Christ United Methodist Church located in the Hard Rock Theme Park area of Myrtle Beach. The University Band will perform traditional wind band literature, orchestral transcriptions and popular music with guest soloists and conductors. This concert is presented as a community outreach experience for residents and visitors to the Grand Strand.

Admission: Free

Coastal Inspirational Ambassadors Extravaganza Concert

Sunday, April 19, 4:30 p.m.

Wheelwright Auditorium

The Coastal Inspirational Ambassadors, formerly known as the Coastal Carolina Gospel Choir, offer positive and inspiring gospel music programs. The group seeks to perpetuate the tradition of gospel music and to recognize the importance of gospel in the preservation of African-American history. The Coastal Inspirational Ambassadors perform on campus and at events across the state.

Admission: Free with ticket

Art Gallery Exhibition

The Work Department of Visual Arts Graduating Seniors

Portfolios I

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

April 20 to 27

Opening reception: Monday, April 20, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Portfolios II

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

April 30 to May 9

Opening reception: Thursday, April 30, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Rebecca Randall Bryan Art Gallery

An exhibition of the work of graduating seniors, ranging in media from sculpture to paintings to photography and more.

Admission: Free

Faculty Recital

Amy Tully, director

Monday, April 20, 7:30 p.m.

Recital Hall, Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts

The Coastal Carolina University flute studio, under the direction of Amy Tully, will perform a variety of works for flute that showcase the talents of the University flute music majors.

Admission: Free with ticket

Guitar Studio Recital

Daniel Hull, director

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

Recital Hall, Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts

This is a concert showcasing soloists and ensembles from the Coastal Carolina University guitar studio under the direction of Daniel Hull.

Admission: Free with ticket

Pop 101 Concert

Dan O'Reilly, director

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

Wheelwright Auditorium

Pop 101, Coastal Carolina University's rock 'n' roll performing group, is an ensemble that performs popular music in a "rock band context." This unique and entertaining group will make you want to get up and dance in the aisles.

General Admission: $9

Alumni/senior citizens: $7

Coastal Carolina University and HGTC students: Free (one per valid ID)

Coastal Carolina University and HGTC faculty/staff: Free (two per valid ID)

Children and teens: Free (must be accompanied by an adult)

Coastal Carolina University Percussion Ensembles

Kurry Seymour, director

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

Wheelwright Auditorium

Coastal Carolina University's Percussion Program invites you to experience the rhythms of the world. The ensembles will take you on a musical tour of the globe in a concert featuring the sounds and instruments of the Americas, Caribbean Islands and Africa.

Admission: Free with ticket

The Coastal Winds and the Chamber and Concert Choirs

"The Music of Aaron Copland"

Saturday, April 25, 7:30 p.m.

Christ United Methodist Church

Coastal Carolina University's premier wind and choral ensembles will perform the final concert of the Community Concert Series at Christ United Methodist Church located in the Hard Rock Theme Park area. The groups will perform music of the great American composer Aaron Copland, including "Lincoln Portrait," selections from "Appalachian Spring" and music from Copland's only opera, "The Tender Land." The concert will also include Copland's arrangements of well-known pieces such as "Simple Gifts" and "Long Time Ago" as well as music that has been inspired or influenced by him. This concert is presented as a community outreach experience for all residents and visitors to the Grand Strand.

Admission: Free

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