November | Music
Department of Music,
Each 1 Teach 1 Entrepreneurship Institute
CalypSamba with Steel Pan
guest artist Aldwin Albino
Friday, Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m.
CalypSamba, CCU’s premier world percussion ensemble, collaborates with steel pan virtuoso Aldwin Albino to present high-energy interpretations of music styles from around the world under the direction of Jesse Willis, CCU associate professor of music. Albino, a native of Trinidad, West Indies, is a pedagogue, author, and professional musician in Trinidad and Tobago and Montreal, Canada. This concert is a fundraiser for the Each 1 Teach 1 Entrepreneurship Institute, serving both CCU students and area middle and high school students in a partnership between the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration and the Spadoni College of Education’s Biddle Center for Teaching, Learning and Community Engagement. The institute provides students with tools to build successful futures in education and business.
Department of Music
Coastal Carolina University Percussion Ensemble
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m.
The CCU Percussion Ensemble takes the stage to perform a wide variety of music composed specifically for percussion instruments under the direction of Jesse Willis, CCU associate professor of music. The ensemble has been featured at the South Carolina Music Educators Conference and the South Carolina Percussive Arts Society Day of Percussion. Past repertoire includes 20th-century works by composers including John Cage, Edgard Varèse and Steve Reich, and recent composers such as David Gillingham, Bob Becker and John Psathas. The ensemble also performs pieces composed by CCU faculty, students and local composers.
Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts
Ziyu Shen, viola
Tuesday, Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m.
Violist Ziyu Shen, 20, performs a recital of traditional and contemporary music for viola and piano, accompanied by Daniel Francis, CCU teaching associate in the Department of Music.
At 14, Shen won the Johansen International Competition for Young String Players in Washington, D.C., and the next year won the Chamber Music Competition of Morningside Bridge Chamber Music Festival in Canada. In 2017, she made her debut at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., and Merkin Concert Hall in New York. She has performed internationally in Germany, Japan, Taiwan, England and Austria and as soloist with the Philharmonia Orchestra in London, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra in Canada and the Moscow Chamber Orchestra. Francis earned his Master of Music in piano performance from the University of South Carolina and has performed with touring artists including Adrienne Danrich, Lawrence Craig, Kirstin Chavez, Sarah Reese and Joe Chappel. He is the pianist for the Carolina Master Chorale and the Long Bay Symphony.
Edwards Recital Hall
Department of Music
Coastal Carolina University Wind Ensemble
Thursday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m.
In its second concert of the academic year, the CCU Wind Ensemble honors contributions made by American composers for wind band under the artistic direction of T. André Feagin, CCU director of bands. The program includes original works by composers such as Donald Grantham, Charles Ives, Frank Ticheli, Leonard Bernstein and John Philip Sousa, as well as a musical tribute to military veterans in honor of Veterans Day.
Department of Music
Tuesday, Nov. 28, 7:30 p.m.
Acoustic Songbook showcases the talents of a small group of student vocalists and instrumentalists who specialize in unplugged versions of popular songs. Directed by David Bankston, singer-songwriter and CCU professor of music, the performance features genres including folk, Americana, jazz, world music, contemporary music theater, musical film and the British Invasion. Bankston, professor of music, has performed extensively in opera and musical theater, singing leading roles with many American companies including Houston Grand Opera, Washington Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, New Orleans Opera, and the Lyric Opera of Kansas City.