Upcoming Fall Events Including First for CU Student-Performers: Opera

For Immediate Release: 
Sep 25 2007

CONTACT: Concord University Box Office
1-304-384-5101, boxoffice@concord.edu

Upcoming Fall Events Including First for CU Student-Performers: Opera

Athens, W.Va. – Concord University will be hosting various events in the Alexander Fine Arts Center throughout this fall semester.

Wednesday, October 3 to Friday, October 5, 8 p.m., Alexander Fine Arts Center, H.C. Paul Theater--An Adult Evening with Shel Silverstein, performances by Concord University students

Adam Fendelman, columnist for Chicago’s Centerstage, described the collection of short plays in this production as “twisted vignettes” after seeing the Born Naked Theatre Company's production of the show earlier this year. This show is not recommended for young children.

Monday, October 8, 8 p.m., Alexander Fine Arts Center, Main Theater--The Aquila Theatre Company will perform Julius Caesar

The production is Shakespeare’s epic story of the world’s most notorious leaders and the moral and political dilemmas they experience. Aquila will use their renowned company’s aesthetic, original music, innovative conceptualization and design, and excellent acting to stage Julius Caesar.

Tuesday, October 23, 8 p.m. Alexander Fine Arts Center, Main Theater--Borealis Wind Quintet will be performing

The quintet combines innovative programming and musical excellence with a lively, effervescent style to charm audiences of all ages. According to the New York Times it is a “polished, elegantly-turned performance...lively communicative readings...the performance was a scintillating one.”

Friday, November 9, Saturday, November 10, 7:30 p.m., Alexander Fine Arts Center, H.C. Paul Theater--The Concord University Music Department will perform the opera, Dido & Aeneas

Purcell's opera Dido and Aeneas, adapted from a portion of The Aeneid by Virgil, depicts the classic conflict between love and duty. This one-hour performance will be the first opera students have performed on Concord’s campus.

Tuesday, November 13, 8 p.m., Alexander Fine Arts Center, Main Theater--The Freddy Cole Jazz Band

"I started playing piano at five or six,” Freddy remembers. “Music was all around me.”

In his childhood home, visitors included Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Lionel Hampton. Today, Freddy plays piano and sings, performing live with upright guitar and upright bass, just like his brother Nat.

Wednesday, November 28, 1 p.m., Alexander Fine Arts Center, Main Theater--Dr. Margaret Lowman

Dr. Lowman is a tropical rain forest canopy biologist with a career spanning over 25 years in Australia, Peru, Africa, the Americas and the South Pacific. She co-authored her book, It’s a Jungle Up There: More Tales from the Treetops, along with her sons Edward and James Burgess, which chronicles their family adventures in the forest canopies. Funding for this event is provided by the West Virginia Commission on the Arts and the West Virginia Commission of Culture and History. There is no charge for this event.

Admission for all events is free for Concord students and $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and $2 for non-Concord students unless noted otherwise.

For information on these or other events, contact the Concord University Box Office at 1-304-384-5101 or boxoffice@concord.edu. The Box Office is operated by students and is not normally open on the weekend and during school breaks.


CONCORD UNIVERSITY NOTES: Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679, extension 6086 if special assistance or help is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.

Andrea Meador a freshman majoring in English and journalism wrote this news release. Her hometown is Ghent.