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COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY WIND ENSEMBLE

Thursday, March 1, 7:30 p.m.

The CCU Wind Ensemble opens its spring semester with “Reflections.” T. André Feagin, CCU assistant professor of music and director of bands, leads this performance of wind band works inspired by history. The program features the music of Ron Nelson, Percy Aldridge Grainger, Frank Ticheli and David Maslanka. The Wind Ensemble will also pay tribute to Black History Month with a performance of A Movement for Rosa by Mark Camphouse and selected speeches of Martin Luther King Jr. in spoken word and recorded forms.

Wheelwright Auditorium
Admission: $7

To purchase tickets: coastal.edu/culturalarts or ticketreturn.com


BOBBIE ROWE AND DREW ANTHONY IN CONCERT

Sunday, March 11, 4 p.m.

Vocalist Bobbie Rowe and guitarist Drew Anthony present an afternoon acoustic concert featuring original songs, jazz standards and covers across various popular genres.

Rowe, who studied music at Coastal Carolina University, was one of the founding members of POP 101, a contemporary music ensemble that performs popular music in a rock band context, and has recorded and performed original songs in the genres of country, folk and soul.

Anthony, a native of Little River, has shared the stage with such artists as Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, Ricky Skaggs, Kellie Pickler and Toby Keith. He has performed at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville and the Carolina Opry as well as on The Ellen Show, Dancing with the Stars and The View.

Edwards Recital Hall
Admission: $17

To purchase tickets: coastal.edu/culturalarts or ticketreturn.com


 

PARDON MY FRENCH

Tuesday, March 13, 7:30 p.m. 

Soprano Shannon Kessler Dooley and pianist Daniel Francis, teaching associates in CCU's Department of Music, present a recital of French masterpieces for voice and piano by Claude Debussy and Reynaldo Hahn. The performance will also include operatic and theatrical surprises, as well as special guest performers.

Dooley earned a Master of Music from the New England Conservatory and has performed with the Pittsburgh Opera, Opera Theatre of Connecticut, Amarillo Opera, Utah Opera, Ash Lawn Opera and the Lincoln Performing Arts Center.

Francis holds a Master of Music in piano performance from the University of South Carolina. He teaches piano and is the collaborative pianist for the Carolina Master Chorale.

Edwards Recital Hall
Admission: $7

To purchase tickets: coastal.edu/culturalarts or ticketreturn.com


THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE HERITAGE OF AMERICA RHYTHM IN BLUE BAND

Wednesday, March 14, 7:30 p.m.

Rhythm in Blue features 15 professional musicians who have earned worldwide acclaim and military distinction. The band performs a wide repertoire of jazz and fusion, from Big Band swing to cutting-edge contemporary music, and its vocalist engages the audience with jazz standards and patriotic classics.

Established in 1941, the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band has a legacy of inspiring public patriotism and enhancing esprit de corps among all branches of the U.S. military service.

Wheelwright Auditorium
Admission: Free and open to the public
(A ticket is required; limited to four per person.)

To purchase tickets: coastal.edu/culturalarts or ticketreturn.com


CELEBRATION OF WOMEN IN MUSIC

Thursday, March 15, 7:30 p.m.

In honor of Women’s History Month, CCU Department of Music faculty, staff and students present “Celebration of Women in Music.” This concert includes the works of women composers throughout history, including Eva Dell’Acqua, Hildegard von Bingen, Cecile Chaminade and Jennifer Higdon.

Edwards Recital Hall
Admission: $7

To purchase tickets: coastal.edu/culturalarts or ticketreturn.com


PIANO SERIES: PAUL BARNES

Sunday, March 18, 4 p.m.

Pianist Paul Barnes performs a recital titled “Love, Death, and Resurrection in the Musical Vision of Philip Glass, Franz Liszt, and Ancient Chant.” Barnes’ recordings are broadcast worldwide, and he has been featured four times on American Public Media’s Performance Today and on the cover of Clavier magazine. Inspired by his friend and longtime collaborator Philip Glass, Barnes commissioned and gave the world premiere of Glass’s “Piano Concerto No. 2 (After Lewis and Clark).” Barnes is the Marguerite Scribante Professor of Music at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln Glenn Korff School of Music and has released 12 CDs, including New Generations: The New Etudes of Philip Glass and Music of the Next Generation (2016).

Edwards Recital Hall
Admission: $17

To purchase tickets: coastal.edu/culturalarts or ticketreturn.com


PAT SINGLETON-YOUNG GOSPEL SING OUT

Sunday, March 18, 4:30 p.m.

The annual celebration of music is a community highlight, featuring the Coastal Inspirational Ambassadors, CCU’s premier gospel vocal ensemble, in concert with choirs from around the area. Choirs featured in the past include the Francis Marion University Gospel Choir, Mason Temple’s Choir, the Workshop Mass Choir and the True Light Sounds of Praise. The event is also a fundraiser for the Pat Singleton-Young Leadership Scholarship, an award designated for students who participate in on-campus multicultural programs and activities.

Wheelwright Auditorium
Admission: Free and open to the public;
donations accepted
(A ticket is required for entry.)

To purchase tickets: coastal.edu/culturalarts or ticketreturn.com


THIRD ANNUAL CCU JAZZ FESTIVAL

Monday, March 19 –
Tuesday, March 20, 7:30 p.m.

The third annual CCU Jazz Festival is a two-day event featuring performances by the CCU Jazz Ensemble, CCU Jazz Combo, and CCU faculty ensembles with guest composer and pianist Ron Miller.

The award-winning CCU Jazz Combo performs throughout the area and has recorded albums with national distribution and performed at the 2016 Montreux, Vienne and Umbria Jazz Festivals in Europe.

Miller is professor emeritus of jazz composition at University of Miami Frost School of Music and a renowned composer and educator. His former students include Pat Metheny; Bruce Hornsby; Bobby Watson; Gil Goldstein; Steve Bailey, CCU artist-in-residence in the Department of Music; and Matt White, CCU associate professor of music. Each ensemble performs Miller’s original compositions and arrangements.

Wheelwright Auditorium
Admission: $17 per event or $30 for both nights.

To purchase tickets: coastal.edu/culturalarts or ticketreturn.com


CCU HONOR BAND AND SCHOLARSHIP FESTIVAL

Saturday, March 24, 3 p.m.

The CCU Honor Band and Scholarship Festival attracts the most talented student musicians from South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia who come together for an intensive three-day event involving clinics/rehearsals with CCU music faculty and students, culminating in a final concert. T. André Feagin, assistant professor of music and director of bands, will serve as the conductor of the festival’s honor band.

Feagin also serves as artistic director and conductor of CCU’s Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Chanticleer Regiment marching band, and Basketball Pep Band in addition to teaching courses in conducting and music education.

Wheelwright Auditorium
Admission: $7

To purchase tickets: coastal.edu/culturalarts or ticketreturn.com


PROJECT TRIO

Sunday, March 25, 4 p.m.

World-renowned Brooklyn, N.Y.-based instrumental ensemble PROJECT Trio combines skilled artistry with rockstar-level energy to perform an eclectic array of music ranging from Baroque to nu-Metal. Flutist Greg Pattillo, cellist Eric Stephenson and bassist Peter Seymour offer a new take on traditional chamber music that appeals to a broad, diverse array of musical tastes.

In its 2015-16 concert season, PROJECT Trio toured internationally in Israel and Europe and debuted a new concerto composed by Adam Schoenberg and commissioned by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Iris Orchestra, Amarillo Symphony and the Charleston Symphony. The trio performs more than 70 concerts a year, having made its Carnegie Hall debut in 2010, and has appeared with the Charlotte, Detroit, Milwaukee, St. Louis and New Jersey symphonies and at the Britt Festival, the Mainly Mozart Festival and the Chicago Sinfonietta.

PROJECT Trio enjoys a broad following on social media with a YouTube channel that has more than 80 million views and 100,000 subscribers, making it among the top-viewed instrumental ensembles on the internet. Visit www.projecttrio.com.

Edwards Recital Hall
Admission: $17

To purchase tickets: coastal.edu/culturalarts or ticketreturn.com


CCU FLUTE STUDIO RECITAL

‌Monday, March 26, 7:30 p.m.

The CCU Flute Studio performs traditional and modern repertoire for flute and piccolo, including works by J.S. Bach, W.A. Mozart, Paul Hindemith, John Rutter and Frank Hannaway. Flute studio student musicians perform individually, followed by a performance from the CCU Flute Choir under the direction of Amy Tully, associate professor of music and associate dean of the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts.

Edwards Recital Hall
Admission: $7

To purchase tickets: coastal.edu/culturalarts or ticketreturn.com