Brenau alumna Kirstin Ariel, along with Robert Dunlap, will give a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10, in Pearce Auditorium. The concert will feature repertoire by familiar classical composers including Charles Gounod, Johann Strauss and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, as well as contemporary composers Tom Cipullo and Ben Moore.
The concert is free and open to the public.
This concert is in conjunction with the VoceVista Workshop, lead by Ariel and Dunlap. The VoceVista Workshop will take place 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 11 in Banks Recital Hall, John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts. The focus of the workshop will be to demonstrate how to find effective and accurate ways to measure subglottal pressure, formant frequencies and other performance techniques such as onset and consonant use in hopes of improving vocal tone and ensemble singing through the use of the VoceVista software. For more information on the workshop or to register for the workshop, call 770.538.4764 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Northeast Georgia History Center presents this month’s Family Day, “Frontier Conflict, Frontier Coexistence,” at 1 p.m. this Sunday, Sept. 10.
Experience 300 years of interaction between Native-American and European-American cultures. From the first contact of the De Soto expedition with the Mississippian societies in the 16th century, to the changing alliances of the Creek, Cherokee, British and Americans in the 17th and 18th centuries, through the Trail of Tears of the 19th century, the Northeast Georgia Frontier has seen violent conflict and mutually beneficial coexistence.
Learn about it all with living history demonstrations and hands-on activities at the Northeast Georgia History Center.
Admission is free. Family days are held the second Sunday of each month from September through December.
Gabrielle Wagner will give her Junior Recital at 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 16, in the Atrium of the Burd Center.
Her repertoire includes music by well-known classical composers Handel, Bellini, and Schubert; as well as by American composer John Adams. However, the main theme of the vocal literature is the lullaby. Gabrielle’s theme reflects her new life as a mother, having given birth in March to a healthy baby boy. She is studying for a Bachelor of Arts in advanced music: voice.
This concert is free and open to the public. Ben Leaptrott will be accompanying at the piano. Wagner will also be assisted by music major, Alyssa Stowers.
The Northeast Georgia History Center will host a Membership Open House at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 13.
For one day only, admission to the Northeast Georgia History Center will be free. Volunteers and staff will be on hand to answer questions about the History Center and its membership program.
If you have never seen the History Center before, this is an excellent opportunity to see everything it has to offer. For more information, call 770-297-5900, email email@example.com or visit www.negahc.org/.
Bobby Ivey, assistant professor in the music department, leads the Brenau University Spectrum Singers, Vocal Chamber Ensemble and the Chestatee High School I Cantori in their first song of A Holiday Concert Friday, Nov. 26.
On Monday, April 10, Spectrum Singers and Vocal Chamber Ensemble, under the direction of Bobby Ivey, will delight the audience with a variety of songs from around the world in the Department of Music’s final concert of the semester, “Get Your Passport Ready!” This is the last program of the Concerts Connecting Cultures series.
Five of Brenau’s international students from China are participating in Spectrum Singers this semester and Lisa Wang will accompany the group playing a Chinese folk song on the erhu.
The Georgia Poetry Circuit spring reading by Kim Addonizio will be at 12:30 p.m. Monday, April 3, in the Trustee Library Quiet Zone. A Q&A session with Addonizio will follow at 2:30 p.m. also in the Library Quiet Zone.
Addonizio is the author of seven poetry collections, two novels, two story collections and two books on writing poetry. In addition to earning numerous awards and grants, she also plays harmonica with the word/music group Nonstop Beautiful Ladies, and she has two word/music CDs in collaboration with other artists.
Her latest books are a poetry collection, Mortal Trash (W.W. Norton), and a memoir, Bukowski in a Sundress: Confessions from a Writing Life (Penguin). She teaches and performs internationally.
The reading and Q&A are free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.berry.edu/gpc or call 770-534-6195.
At 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4, the Department of Music will present a joint instrumental and vocal concert with Spectrum Winds, the brass and wind ensemble, and Honors Il Portale Musicale in Pearce Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.
For information, call 770-538-4764 or visit www.brenau.edu/fineartshumanities/music.
Brenau University Gospel Choir concert (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)
The Brenau University Gospel Choir will perform its spring concert, He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands, on Monday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the John S. Burd Center’s Hosch Theatre.
The concert, directed by Portia Burns, will feature spiritual songs from many lands. This performance is free and open to the public. For information, visit brenau.edu/fineartshumanities/music or call 770.538.4764.