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Fall 2019 Performances and Events


Our season offers intimate performance experiences that make the creative process visible, ignites the imagination, inspires learning, and promotes civic dialogue.  Want to be on our monthly events email list?  Send your email address to us here!
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COFA 46th Performance Season Fall 2019

Box Office

All seats are general admission and available at the door 45 minutes prior to the event.

For additional information, call the presenting department.

  • Art- (205) 665-6400
  • Communication- (205) 665-6625
  • Music- (205) 665-6670
  • Theatre- (205) 665-6200

Individuals needing disability-related accommodations during events should contact the host department or Disability Support Services (205.665.6250, DSS@montevallo.edu) as early as possible. Efforts will be made to accommodate all access requests regardless of timing, but the University cannot guarantee that requests made with less than one week’s notice can be met.

September

Evidence of Divine Thunder by Wade Folger MacDonald, stoneware, steel, plexiglass, paper, acrylic paint Aug. 29 – Sept. 19  SHADOWTIME: WADE FOLGER MACDONALD
Shadowtime refers to an acute realization that the near future could be drastically different than the present. When one experiences shadowtime or the temporal sublime, one’s senses of self and reality are challenged. The works in this exhibition use design, architecture, and craft to explore personal moments of sublimity. Through the depiction of complex interpersonal relationships and unknowable historical narratives, I discover a collective inability to grasp fully our profound connection to one another and the world we inhabit.
August 29, Opening Reception and Gallery Talk 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Runs through September 19, weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Gallery at Bloch Hall
Sept. 5  CHAMBER MUSIC RECITAL
Duos and a trio performed by members of the Magnolia Trio (Lori Ardovino, clarinet; Patti Pilon, cello; Laurie Middaugh, piano), performing pieces by Bach, Mendelssohn, and Beethoven.
7:30 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall
Sept. 6  “UMmm IT’S MUSIC”
Featured artist: Kodi-Mae McDearmont
Features musicians and bands that play original music.
MontevalloForYou YouTube channel
Sept. 24   FACULTY RECITAL: JOSEPH ARDOVINO, TRUMPET
Music of Purcell, Suderburg, York and more. Dr. Ardovino will perform on a variety of trumpets including a hand–made Baroque trumpet replica. He will share his experiences with the audience as they are transported back in time to hear what the trumpet would have sounded like in the early Baroque period.
7:30 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall
Paradox by TeaYoun Kim-Kassor, charcoal and paraffin Sept. 26 – Oct. 17  ACCESS FOR ALL: TEAYOUN KIM-KASSOR
The tangible doorknobs without doors, the visual description of non-tangible ropes, and the use of fragile paraffin mold vs. metal screws create a paradoxical and contradictory statement.  The purpose of the project is to enhance an awareness and better understanding of the different processes involved in our social and cultural context of the identity question.  My hope is to trigger the larger audience by allowing them a reflective moment, which will direct them expectantly towards retracing their own history and by leading them to question “what is reality” and “what defines us.”
September 26, Opening Reception and Gallery Talk 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Runs through October 17, weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Gallery at Bloch Hall
Sept. 27  “UMmm IT’S MUSIC”
Featured artist: Cheyloe Martin
Features musicians and bands that play original music.
MontevalloForYou YouTube channel
Sept. 30  FESTIVAL OF VOICES CONCERT
The finale concert of Festival of Voices will feature a combined choir of all participants performing a large choral work.
If you are interested in participating in Festival of Voices, please visit montevallo.edu/workshops for details and registration.
4:30 p.m., Palmer Auditorium

October

Paradox by TeaYoun Kim-Kassor, charcoal and paraffin Sept. 26 – Oct. 17  ACCESS FOR ALL: TEAYOUN KIM-KASSOR
The tangible doorknobs without doors, the visual description of non-tangible ropes, and the use of fragile paraffin mold vs. metal screws create a paradoxical and contradictory statement.  The purpose of the project is to enhance an awareness and better understanding of the different processes involved in our social and cultural context of the identity question.  My hope is to trigger the larger audience by allowing them a reflective moment, which will direct them expectantly towards retracing their own history and by leading them to question “what is reality” and “what defines us.”
September 26, Opening Reception and Gallery Talk 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Runs through October 17, weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Gallery at Bloch Hall

Oct. 3 – 6  “THE WEIR” BY CONOR MCPHERSON
Directed by Marcus Lane
A group of men gather in small pub in rural Ireland for their nightly ritual of drinking and telling ghost stories, which is interrupted by a stranger with a haunting tale of her own that has unexpected consequences.
Purchase tickets at montevallotickets.universitytickets.com.
October 3 through 5, 7:30 p.m.; October 6, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Chichester Black Box Theatre

Oct. 7  GUEST ARTIST: NICHOLAS ROBERTSON, PIANO
Guest pianist, Nicholas Robertson, will present a solo recital featuring works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, and Frank.
7:30 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall

Oct. 15  BIRMINGHAM NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL: ADAM BOWLES, PIANO
This recital, in conjunction with the Birmingham New Music Festival, is sponsored by the Birmingham Art Music Alliance, a consortium of area composers who are advocates for contemporary and experimental music.  Dr. Bowles will present a thought-provoking recital of new works that push the traditional boundaries of piano performance.
7:30 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall

Oct. 17  WIND ENSEMBLE
The Wind Ensemble, consisting of approximately sixty woodwind, brass and percussion students, both music majors and non-majors, and will perform classic wind band repertory and contemporary works.
7:30 p.m., Palmer Auditorium

Oct. 18  “UMmm IT’S MUSIC”
Featured artist: Luke Wood
Features musicians and bands that play original music.
MontevalloForYou YouTube channel

Oct. 19  ALL-STATE CHOIR WORKSHOP
This one-day workshop jump-starts your preparation on the AMEA All-State Choir repertoire. Rehearsals are held on the beautiful campus of Montevallo in the Maxine Couch Davis Music Building.
Visit montevallo.edu/workshops for details and registration.
8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Davis Hall

Oct. 22  MAKEUP TECHNIQUES FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN PERFORMERS WORKSHOP
Contact the Department of Theatre at 205-665-6210 or theatre@montevallo.edu for details and registration.
*The date for this workshop has changed from what was printed in the Fall 2019 edition of Connections.*
Reynolds Hall

Oct. 22  CONCERT CHOIR AND UNIVERSITY CHORUS
This concert by the two university choirs, ensembles comprised of majors and non-majors, features a variety of literature ranging from choral masterworks to spirituals.
7:30 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall

Oct. 25  “UMmm IT’S MUSIC”
Featured artist: Chrin Way
Features musicians and bands that play original music.
MontevalloForYou YouTube channel

Oct. 27 – Nov. 7  BFA EXHIBITION
RILEE GARRETT, PHOTOGRAPHY; SARA SCOTT, PAINTING + PRINTMAKING

These exhibitions present the scope of the students’ creative research at the conclusion of their final semester.
October 27, Opening Reception 4 to 6 p.m.
Runs through November 7, weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Gallery at Bloch Hall

Oct. 31  COMS DAY
Communication Studies senior class organizes a day devoted to career options in communication with guest presentations and networking opportunities.
Time and location T.B.A.

November

Oct. 27 – Nov. 7  BFA EXHIBITION
RILEE GARRETT, PHOTOGRAPHY; SARA SCOTT, PAINTING + PRINTMAKING

These exhibitions present the scope of the students’ creative research at the conclusion of their final semester.
October 27, Opening Reception 4 to 6 p.m.
Runs through November 7, weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Gallery at Bloch Hall

Nov. 1  EXPLORING MASS COMMUNICATION
Career exploration workshops for high school and community college students in TV, film production, and radio, plus multi-media journalism across all print, electronic and social media platform.
10 a.m., Strong Hall

Nov. 1  SCARE MY SHORTS OFF FILM FESTIVAL
Screenings of 5-minute horror films in high school, college, and professional divisions.
5 to 6 p.m., Strong Hall, Room 119

Nov. 2  ELEMENTARY MUSIC WORKSHOP
At this event, selected 4th and 5th grade students from area schools will have opportunities to make music under the instruction of music education majors enrolled in Elementary Music Methods.  Activities involve playing instruments, singing, and moving to music. The afternoon showcase will feature musical selections that were prepared in sessions throughout the day.
Visit montevallo.edu/workshops for details and registration.
*The date for this workshop has changed from what was printed in the Fall 2019 edition of Connections.*
Davis Hall

Nov. 8 – 9  OPERA SCENES
The Opera Ensemble performs an evening of scenes from operas composed by the world’s greatest composers. A variety of scenes are performed from operas past and present.
7:30 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall
Nov. 10 – 21  BFA EXHIBITION
CHRISTA KIMBROUGH, CERAMICS; ASHLIE LODGE, NEW MEDIA
These exhibitions present the scope of the students’ creative research at the conclusion of their final semester.
November 10, Opening Reception 4 to 6 p.m.
Runs through November 21, weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Gallery at Bloch Hall

Nov. 11  BRASS AND PERCUSSION ENSEMBLES
An evening of music that covers many styles including Classical, Contemporary and Latin/African, specifically written for small groups of players such as brass quintet, trumpet ensemble, trombone choir, and percussion ensemble.
7:30 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall

Nov. 14  JAZZ ENSEMBLES
The 20-piece jazz band will feature music selections from the Big Band Swing Era of the mid-1930s to late 1940s, as well as present-day compositions.
7:30 p.m., Palmer Auditorium

Nov. 17  SINGLE REED SYMPOSIUM CONCERT
The finale concert of the Single Reed Symposium will feature all of the participants performing in one of the instrumental choirs. If you are interested in participating in Single Reed Symposium, please visit montevallo.edu/workshops for details and registration.
2 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall

Nov. 18  WOODWIND AND STRING ENSEMBLES
This recital will feature music of many styles from Classical to Contemporary, specifically written for small groups of players such as flute choir, clarinet choir, saxophone quartet, and small string ensembles.
7:30 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall

Nov. 21 – 24  “CHICAGO”
Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins
Script Adaptation by David Thompson
Directed by David Callaghan
Musical Direction by Jennifer Hartsell
Guest Choreography by Carl Dean
Based on a real life crime story and “trial of the century” in Chicago during the 1920s, this razzle-dazzle satirical tale of greed, celebrity and media sensationalism has been entertaining audiences on Broadway for two decades.
Purchase tickets at montevallotickets.universitytickets.com.
November 21 through 23, 7:30 p.m.; November 24, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Reynolds Theatre

December

Dec. 3  A MONTEVALLO CHORAL CHRISTMAS
Immerse yourself in the warm sound of sacred and secular Christmas music, performed by the acclaimed University of Montevallo Concert Choir set within the austere beauty of a Colonial Chapel, this evening of traditional arrangements is the perfect way to recall the charm and true magic of the holiday season.
Tickets required: $10 adults, $5 UM faculty/staff/students
7:30 p.m., Lucille Ryals Thompson Colonial Chapel, American Village

Dec. 5  WIND ENSEMBLE
The Wind Ensemble, of both music majors and non-major band members, under the direction of Dr. Joe Ardovino, will again delight audiences with selections from the classic wind band repertory, contemporary works and holiday selections.
7:30 p.m., Palmer Auditorium

Dec. 6  COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC HONORS RECITAL
CSM Honors recital showcases the talents of accomplished musicians from the UM Community School of Music.
7 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall

Dec. 8  COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC RECITAL
CSM Recital exhibits the accomplishments and talents of UM Community School of Music students.
2 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall

Past Events

Aug. 29  VUOROVESI TRIO
Vuorovesi Trio (Finnish for “tide”) is one of the leading woodwind trios of the combination of flute, oboe and clarinet.  Comprised of University of Alabama School of Music faculty members Diane Boyd Schultz, Mary Lindsey Bailey, Osiris J. Molina, the trio specializes in the unique repertoire for that combination, and has garnered significant critical acclaim.
7:30 p.m. LeBaron Recital Hall