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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 Performance Season Fall 2019 & Spring 2020:

December

Tuesday, December 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 and University Chorus, 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 general public, $5 UM faculty/staff/students
Tickets may be purchased in advance at montevallotickets.universitytickets.com or at the door as available (cash or checks only).
7:30 p.m., Lucille Ryals Thompson Colonial Chapel, American Village

For additional information, call the Department of Music – (205) 665-6700

Wednesday, December 4
STUDENT COMPOSERS’ CONCERT

Students from Dr. Landers’ MUS 420 – Composition class will present their final projects in a recital.
11 a.m., LeBaron Recital Hall

For additional information, call the Department of Music – (205) 665-6700

Thursday, December 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.
All seats are general admission and available at the door 45 minutes prior to the event.
7:30 p.m., Palmer Auditorium

For additional information, call the Department of Music – (205) 665-6700

Friday, December 6
COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC HONORS RECITAL

CSM Honors recital showcases the talents of accomplished musicians from the UM Community School of Music.
All seats are general admission and available at the door 45 minutes prior to the event.
7 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall

For additional information, call the Department of Music – (205) 665-6700

Sunday, December 8
COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC RECITAL

CSM Recital exhibits the accomplishments and talents of UM Community School of Music students.
All seats are general admission and available at the door 45 minutes prior to the event.
2 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall

For additional information, call the Department of Music – (205) 665-6700

January

Thursday, January 9
FACULTY RECITAL: LYNN FAULKNER, PIANO

Dr. Lynn Faulkner will present a program of solo piano music featuring works of the Baroque, Romantic, and Impressionistic periods by composers Jean-Philippe Rameau, Johann Sebastian Bach, Frederic Chopin, Maurice Ravel and Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
7:30 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall

For additional information, call the Department of Music – (205) 665-6700

 

Monday, January 13
LEBARON TRIO

The Lebaron Trio consists of members of the music faculty at the University of Montevallo. Their repertoire spans a wide range of styles and they are advocates for new music.  Members are Melanie Williams, soprano, Lori Ardovino, clarinet, and Laurie Middaugh, piano.
All seats are general admission and available at the door 45 minutes prior to the event.
7:30 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall

For additional information, call the Department of Music – (205) 665-6700

Jason Ferdinand, clinician for the 2020 Men’s Festival Chorus

Friday, January 24
MEN’S FESTIVAL CHORUS CONCERT

Finale concert of the Men’s Festival Chorus workshop consisting of male singers from Alabama middle and high school schools and community college choral students. If you are interested in participating in Men’s Festival Chorus, please visit montevallo.edu/workshopsclinics for details and registration.
All seats are general admission and available at the door 45 minutes prior to the event.
4:30 p.m., Palmer Auditorium

For additional information, call the Department of Music – (205) 665-6700

Tuesday, January 28
FACULTY RECITAL: BRITTNEY PATTERSON, FLUTE, AND EUN-HEE PARK, PIANO

Eun-Hee Park and Brittney Patterson will present a recital with music from the eighteenth century to the twentieth century with works that span numerous styles including classical, jazz, and avant-garde music. This recital has been presented across the state and will be presented on tour around the southeast this spring, and it is not to be missed!
All seats are general admission and available at the door 45 minutes prior to the event.
7:30 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall

For additional information, call the Department of Music – (205) 665-6700

Friday, January 31
“UMmm… IT’S MUSIC”

Featured artist: Courtney Reynolds
Features musicians and bands that play original music.
MontevalloForYou YouTube channel

For additional information, call the Department of Communication – (205) 665-6625

February

February 7 – 8
ANNUAL ALUMNI ART AUCTION & BLOCH PARTY

This exciting auction and party is your best opportunity to take home some of the incredible works of art created and donated by alumni, faculty and current students in all media. For 24 years, this event has been the centerpiece fundraiser for the Department of Art.
Art Auction, February 7 and 8
Bloch Party, Saturday, February 8, 4 to 5:30 p.m.
The Gallery at Bloch Hall

For additional information, call the Department of Art – (205) 665-6400

February 13 – March 7
AZUL/BLUE

This exhibition is an expression of the color and concepts of blue. It is also a collaboration allowing contact and communication via art for 32 artists from Cuba and the USA.  The artists inspired by blue and the power of art to reach across the horizon of 90 miles of blue sky and water between our shores, traded work, and at times both artists worked on the same piece of art. This show embraces the life connection of each artist through all the metaphors and concepts for blue. It is a way to find a common shore, and to dissolve boundaries in order to embrace our common human hopes.
The closing receptions is part of the Blue Nature Colloquium, March 5-6.
Closing reception T.B.A.
Runs through March 7, weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Gallery at Bloch Hall

For additional information, call the Department of Art – (205) 665-6400

Friday, February 14
“UMmm… IT’S MUSIC”

Featured artist: Nick Arkin
Features musicians and bands that play original music.
MontevalloForYou YouTube channel

For additional information, call the Department of Communication – (205) 665-6625

Wednesday, February 19
MEDIA DAY

Mass Communication majors meet and network with representatives from mass media outlets and other communication professionals. Features Q&A panels for Multimedia Journalism, Creative Media Production, Corporate Communication, and Public Relations.
10 a.m. to 1 p.m., McChesney Student Activity Center

For additional information, call the Department of Communication – (205) 665-6625

Saturday, February 22
MIDDLE SCHOOL HONOR BAND CONCERT

If you are interested in participating in the Middle School Honor Band, please visit montevallo.edu/workshopsclinics for details and registration.
All seats are general admission and available at the door 45 minutes prior to the event.
5:30 p.m., Palmer Auditorium

For additional information, call the Department of Music – (205) 665-6700

Monday, February 24
GUEST ARTISTS: CARLOS FELLER, FLUTE & MARY CHUNG, PIANO

Ouachita Baptist University music faculty members Dr. Mary Chung and Dr. Carlos Feller will present a Guest Artist Recital featuring music for flute and piano. Chung and Feller have performed together extensively as a duo both nationally and internationally since they met in the mid-2000s, including Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Dominican Republic, France, Honduras, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Switzerland.
All seats are general admission and available at the door 45 minutes prior to the event.
7:30 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall

For additional information, call the Department of Music – (205) 665-6700

Tuesday, February 25
EMERITA FACULTY RECITAL: CYNTHIA MACCRAE, PIANO

During this performance audience members will be invited to consider specific thoughts, emotions and moods that might be linked to each piece. Program selections will range from the hectic pace that most of us experience daily to pieces that invite relaxation, reflection, visualization and empowerment.
All seats are general admission and available at the door 45 minutes prior to the event.
7:30 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall

For additional information, call the Department of Music – (205) 665-6700

February 27 – March 1
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

By William Shakespeare
Directed By Michael Walker
“The course of true love never did run smooth.”-Midsummer Night’s Dream
One of Shakespeare’s most beloved classics comes to life in this fast-paced, zany and comical production. Set on the roof-top bar of The Globe restaurant in modern-day NYC, misplaced affections mix with mischievous spells as four young lovers and an unsuspecting troupe of aspirational actors cross paths with the fairy king and queen. ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ dives in headfirst, creating a playful piece filled with music, dance, and a contemporary twist. Twelve actors taking on multiple roles as the lines between worlds, characters, reality, and audience begin to blur.
Purchase tickets at montevallotickets.universitytickets.com. Tickets on sale February 20.
February 27 through 29, 7:30 p.m.; March 1, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Chichester Black Box Theatre

For additional information, call the Department of Theatre – (205) 665-6210

Friday, February 28
“UMmm… IT’S MUSIC”

Featured artist: Long Low Rumble
Features musicians and bands that play original music.
MontevalloForYou YouTube channel

For additional information, call the Department of Communication – (205) 665-6625

March

February 13 – March 7
AZUL/BLUE

This exhibition is an expression of the color and concepts of blue. It is also a collaboration allowing contact and communication via art for 32 artists from Cuba and the USA.  The artists inspired by blue and the power of art to reach across the horizon of 90 miles of blue sky and water between our shores, traded work, and at times both artists worked on the same piece of art. This show embraces the life connection of each artist through all the metaphors and concepts for blue. It is a way to find a common shore, and to dissolve boundaries in order to embrace our common human hopes.
The closing receptions is part of the Blue Nature Colloquium, March 5-6.
Closing reception T.B.A.
Runs through March 7, weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Gallery at Bloch Hall

For additional information, call the Department of Art – (205) 665-6400

From A. Boogert, Traité des couleurs servant à la peinture à l’eau (Delft, 1692)

March 5 – 6
BLUE NATURE: A COLLOQUIUM

This two-day, interdisciplinary colloquium organized by the Department of Art will bring together scholars, experts, and students from the UM community and beyond to explore blue ideas, materials, and spaces, from medieval literature to early modern painting to local waterways to Caribbean islands. The colloquium will feature faculty research and creative endeavor, students’ site specific art installations, and guest lecturers to put into context our community’s blue experiences and to provoke creative thinking about the nature of blue.
March 5, 2 to 7 p.m.; March 6, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Comer Auditorium

For additional information, call the Department of Art – (205) 665-6400

Friday, March 6
WIND ENSEMBLE

All seats are general admission and available at the door 45 minutes prior to the event.
7:30 p.m., Palmer Auditorium

For additional information, call the Department of Music – (205) 665-6700

Friday, March 6
“UMmm… IT’S MUSIC”

Featured artist: Cotton Bird
Features musicians and bands that play original music.
MontevalloForYou YouTube channel

For additional information, call the Department of Communication – (205) 665-6625

Sunday, March 8
MIDDLE SCHOOL HONOR BAND CONCERT

If you are interested in participating in the High School Honor Band, please visit montevallo.edu/workshopsclinics for details and registration.
All seats are general admission and available at the door 45 minutes prior to the event.
3 p.m., Palmer Auditorium

For additional information, call the Department of Music – (205) 665-6700

March 12 – 19
ANNUAL JURIED FOUNDATIONS EXHIBITION

The Annual Juried Foundation exhibition recognizes the importance of work produced by current students in the foundations’ studios. The Foundations Program is comprised of a coordinated set of courses for students who are seeking degrees in art. This show enables students to submit artwork for review by professional artists and curators. The exhibition showcases the versatility and skill of Montevallo art students while simultaneously providing the important opportunity of viewing their work in a gallery context.
Opening reception, Thursday, March 12, 4 to 6 p.m.
Runs through March 19, weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Gallery at Bloch Hall

For additional information, call the Department of Art – (205) 665-6400

Thursday, March 12
EXPLORING COMMUNICATION STUDIES

This event is for General Studies students who are exploring options for an academic major to learn how Communication Studies might fit their personal and career aspirations. Current COMS majors and faculty will lead brief workshops and walk participants through simulations that illustrate what’s possible with a degree in COMS.
1 to 4 p.m., location T.B.A.

For additional information, call the Department of Communication – (205) 665-6625

Monday, March 16
DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC HONORS RECITAL

All seats are general admission and available at the door 45 minutes prior to the event.
7:30 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall

For additional information, call the Department of Music – (205) 665-6700

March 29 – April 30
BFA EXHIBITIONS

These exhibitions present the scope of the students’ creative research at the conclusion of their final semester. Artists and opening receptions TBA.
Runs through April 30, weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Gallery at Bloch Hall

For additional information, call the Department of Art – (205) 665-6400

April

March 29 – April 30
BFA EXHIBITIONS

These exhibitions present the scope of the students’ creative research at the conclusion of their final semester. Artists and opening receptions TBA.
Runs through April 30, weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Gallery at Bloch Hall

For additional information, call the Department of Art – (205) 665-6400

Friday, April 3
“UMmm… IT’S MUSIC”

Featured artist: Chrin Way
Features musicians and bands that play original music.
MontevalloForYou YouTube channel

For additional information, call the Department of Communication – (205) 665-6625

April 4 – 5
The Tender Land by Aaron Copland

Aaron Copland’s only opera is set in the American Midwest during the 1930s.  The plot concerns the Moss family who is busy preparing for the spring harvest and they are also planning a party to celebrate Laurie’s graduation from high school.  Two drifters, Martin and Top, happen upon their farm looking for work. Laurie and Martin fall in love, causing Laurie to run away from home.
Purchase tickets at montevallotickets.universitytickets.com.
All seats are general admission and available at the door 45 minutes prior to the event.
April 4, 7:30 p.m.; April 5, 2 p.m.
LeBaron Recital Hall

For additional information, call the Department of Music – (205) 665-6700

Monday, April 6
BRASS AND PERCUSSION ENSEMBLES

All seats are general admission and available at the door 45 minutes prior to the event.
7:30 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall

For additional information, call the Department of Music – (205) 665-6700

Friday, April 10
“UMmm… IT’S MUSIC”

Featured artist T.B.A.
Features musicians and bands that play original music.
MontevalloForYou YouTube channel

For additional information, call the Department of Communication – (205) 665-6625

Monday, April 13
WOODWIND AND STRING ENSEMBLES

All seats are general admission and available at the door 45 minutes prior to the event.
7:30 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall

For additional information, call the Department of Music – (205) 665-6700

Tuesday, April 14
SKILLSUSA BROADCAST TV COMPETITION CATEGORY FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

The Mass Communication program is hosting the Broadcast TV competition category of the Alabama SkillsUSA State Championship.  At this event, high school teams from across the state of Alabama will compete to create TV newscasts on-site that showcase the value of STEM in education and career readiness.
Time T.B.A., Strong Hall

For additional information, call the Department of Communication – (205) 665-6625

Tuesday, April 14
JAZZ ENSEMBLE

All seats are general admission and available at the door 45 minutes prior to the event.
7:30 p.m., Palmer Auditorium

For additional information, call the Department of Music – (205) 665-6700

Friday, April 17
PATTIN PIANO FUND CONCERT

Featuring M. Brent Williams, violin and Eun-Hee Park, piano. Purchase tickets at montevallotickets.universitytickets.com.
All seats are general admission and available at the door 45 minutes prior to the event.
7:30 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall

For additional information, call the Department of Music – (205) 665-6700

Saturday, April 18
SENIOR RECITAL: MOLLY MIZE, PIANO

All seats are general admission and available at the door 45 minutes prior to the event.
3 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall

For additional information, call the Department of Music – (205) 665-6700

Monday, April 20
CONTINUUM 88 PROJECT, GUEST ARTIST JIHYE CHANGE, PIANO

All seats are general admission and available at the door 45 minutes prior to the event.
7:30 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall

For additional information, call the Department of Music – (205) 665-6700

Tuesday, April 21
WIND ENSEMBLE

All seats are general admission and available at the door 45 minutes prior to the event.
7:30 p.m., Palmer Auditorium

For additional information, call the Department of Music – (205) 665-6700

Thursday, April 23
CONCERT CHOIR & UNIVERSITY CHORUS

All seats are general admission and available at the door 45 minutes prior to the event.
7:30 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall

For additional information, call the Department of Music – (205) 665-6700

May

Friday, May 1
COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC HONORS RECITAL

CSM Honors recital showcases the talents of accomplished musicians from the UM Community School of Music.
All seats are general admission and available at the door 45 minutes prior to the event.
7 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall

For additional information, call the Department of Music – (205) 665-6700

Sunday, May 3
COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC RECITAL

CSM Recital exhibits the accomplishments and talents of UM Community School of Music students.
All seats are general admission and available at the door 45 minutes prior to the event.
2 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall

For additional information, call the Department of Music – (205) 665-6700

T.B.A.

CAHABA RIVER WATERSHED PROJECT

The Cahaba River Watershed Project is a collaboration by new media artist Elisabeth Pellathy, sculptor Lee Somers, and printmaker Scott Stephens. Their investigation focuses on the visual language of the river and how its iconography serves as vessel for memory, as well as the history of the Cahaba River and how it has been shaped by human activity. The exhibition features the working methods of the artists using drawing, photography, CAD generated and 3D modeling images that are laser engraved into acrylic plates and printed using traditional intaglio and relief techniques.

For additional information, call the Department of Art – (205) 665-6400

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.


Past Events

Thursday, August 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.

All seats are general admission and available at the door 45 minutes prior to the event.
7:30 p.m. LeBaron Recital Hall

Evidence of Divine Thunder by Wade Folger MacDonald, stoneware, steel, plexiglass, paper, acrylic paint August 29 – September 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

Thursday, September 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.

All seats are general admission and available at the door 45 minutes prior to the event.
7:30 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall

Friday, September 6
“UMmm IT’S MUSIC”

Featured artist: Kodi-Mae McDearmont

Features musicians and bands that play original music.
MontevalloForYou YouTube channel

Tuesday, September 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.

All seats are general admission and available at the door 45 minutes prior to the event.
7:30 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall

Paradox by TeaYoun Kim-Kassor, charcoal and paraffin September 26 – October 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.”

Thursday, 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

Friday, September 27
“UMmm IT’S MUSIC”

Featured artist: Cheyloe Martin

Features musicians and bands that play original music.
MontevalloForYou YouTube channel

Monday, September 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.
All seats are general admission and available at the door 45 minutes prior to the event.
4:30 p.m., Palmer Auditorium

October 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. Tickets on sale September 26.
October 3 through 5, 7:30 p.m.; October 6, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Chichester Black Box Theatre

Monday, October 7
GUEST ARTIST:
NICHOLAS ROBERTSON, PIANO

Guest pianist, Nicholas Robertson, will present a solo recital featuring works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, and Frank.

All seats are general admission and available at the door 45 minutes prior to the event.
7:30 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall

Tuesday, October 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.

All seats are general admission and available at the door 45 minutes prior to the event.
7:30 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall

Thursday, October 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.

All seats are general admission and available at the door 45 minutes prior to the event.
7:30 p.m., Palmer Auditorium

Friday, October 18
“UMmm IT’S MUSIC”

Featured artist: Luke Wood

Features musicians and bands that play original music.
MontevalloForYou YouTube channel

Saturday, October 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

Sunday, October 20
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COMPOSERS, USA

NACUSA is one of the oldest organizations devoted to the promotion and performance of American concert hall music. This concert will feature exciting new works of composers from the Mid-South Region.

All seats are general admission and available at the door 45 minutes prior to the event.
2 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall

Tuesday, October 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

Tuesday, October 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.

All seats are general admission and available at the door 45 minutes prior to the event.
7:30 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall

Friday, October 25
“UMmm IT’S MUSIC”

Featured artist: Chrin Way

Features musicians and bands that play original music.
MontevalloForYou YouTube channel

October 27 – November 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.

Sunday, 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

Thursday, October 31
COMS DAY

Communication Studies senior class organizes a day devoted to career options in communication with guest presentations and networking opportunities.

The purpose of this year’s event is to empower an engaged community of aspiring scholars and practitioners by showcasing how the communication discipline instills ethical and collaborative communication, advancing their personal and professional goals.
1 to 4 p.m., McChesney Student Activity Center

Friday, November 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

Friday, November 1
SCARE MY SHORTS OFF FILM FESTIVAL

Screenings of 5-minute horror films in high school, college, and professional divisions.

All seats are general admission and available at the door 45 minutes prior to the event.
5 to 6 p.m., Strong Hall, Room 119

Saturday, November 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.

For more information, contact Becky Halliday at ahalliday@montevallo.edu.
*The date for this workshop has changed from what was printed in the Fall 2019 edition of Connections.*
Davis Hall

Sunday, November 3
SENIOR RECITAL:
RYAN MEIER, TRUMPET

This senior recital is a “capstone” performance that captures the high degree of performance ability and musical understanding obtained by the music student, and serves as preparation for a career in music. This recital is presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Music Education degree. Mr. Meier is from the studio of Dr. Joe Ardovino.

All seats are general admission and available at the door 45 minutes prior to the event.
2 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall

Monday, November 4
FACULTY RECITAL:
RODERICK GEORGE, TENOR

Tenor Roderick George will perform a program titled “American Poetry in Song: Celebrating the Legacy of Langston Hughes.” Hughes’ life and work were immensely important in shaping the artistic contributions of the Harlem Renaissance movement of the 1920s. Highlighting this concert dedicated to songs composed to poems by Hughes will be “Langston’s Lot,” Doug McConnell’s eclectic chamber work that illuminates a series of texts that capture Hughes’ essence and spirit, along with the influences of jazz, blues and gospel music in the poet’s life.  George will share the stage with Laurie Middaugh, piano and Lori Ardovino, alto saxophone.

All seats are general admission and available at the door 45 minutes prior to the event.
7:30 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall

November 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.

Sunday, 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

Sunday, November 10
GUEST ARTIST:
PHIL PIERICK, SAXOPHONE & KURT GALAVÁN, PIANO

Phil Pierick is a saxophonist, improviser, singer, and educator based in Chicago. Classically trained and experimentally minded, Phil is dedicated to championing the diverse body of vibrant works written for the saxophone in the past century. Phil regularly collaborates with pianist Kurt Eric Galaván, presenting both classical repertoire and new commissions.

All seats are general admission and available at the door 45 minutes prior to the event.
5 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall

Monday, November 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, low brass ensemble, trombone choir, and percussion ensemble.

All seats are general admission and available at the door 45 minutes prior to the event.
7:30 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall

Craigger Browne, The Warmth of Enlightenment, Ivy Green, Tuscumbia, Alabama, 2017, marble. Detail.

Thursday, November 14
FROM EARTH TO ART:
CRAIGGER BROWNE

Craigger Browne (BFA ’91) will discuss marble, his sculpting practice, and his recent public artworks, including Sylacauga Emerging, Sylacauga, Alabama; Madonna and Child, St. Mark’s Catholic Church, Birmingham, Alabama; Once Upon a Time, Sylacauga, Alabama; and The Warmth of Enlightenment, Ivy Green, Tuscumbia, Alabama. Craigger Browne is an Alabama native and currently the sculptor in residence in Sylacauga, Alabama.

5 to 6 p.m., Merchants & Planters Bank Auditorium, Comer Hall

Thursday, November 14
JAZZ ENSEMBLE

The 15-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.

All seats are general admission and available at the door 45 minutes prior to the event.
7:30 p.m., Palmer Auditorium

Friday, November 15
SENIOR RECITAL:
DELEE BENTON, SOPRANO

This senior recital is a “capstone” performance that captures the high degree of performance ability and musical understanding obtained by the music student, and serves as preparation for a career in music. This recital is presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Bachelor of Music in Choral Music Education degree. Ms. Benton is from the studio of Dr. Melanie Williams and Dr. Chris O’Rear.

All seats are general admission and available at the door 45 minutes prior to the event.
7:30 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall

Sunday, November 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.

All seats are general admission and available at the door 45 minutes prior to the event.
2 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall

Sunday, November 17
JUNIOR RECITAL: RANDALL COOLEY, FRENCH HORN

This junior recital is a “capstone” performance that captures the high degree of performance ability and musical understanding obtained by the music student, and serves as preparation for a career in music. This recital is presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Performance degree, and will feature works by Beethoven, Messiaen and Mozart. Mr. Cooley is from the studio of Adam Pandolfi.

All seats are general admission and available at the door 45 minutes prior to the event.
7 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall

Monday, November 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.

All seats are general admission and available at the door 45 minutes prior to the event.
7:30 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall

November 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
“Chicago” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals CompanyDirected 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. Tickets on sale Thursday, November 14.
November 21 through 23, 7:30 p.m.; November 24, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Reynolds Theatre

Thursday, November 21
KOREAN VOICES,
A LECTURE-RECITAL ON DEVELOPMENT OF KOREAN ART SONGS
with Won Cho & Kyung Cho, voice, and Eun-Hee Park, piano

KoreanArt songs juxtapose traditional Korean musical elements within the structure of Western music, making them a unique, exemplary musical tradition. As a result, this body of work demonstrates a cultural and musical hybridity and makes a unique contribution to the field of ethno music, ethnomusicology, and vocal music. Acclaimed leading scholar and performer of Korean Art Song, Drs. Kyoung Cho and Won Cho will present a lecture-recital and with Dr. Eun-Hee Park featuring Korean Art Songs and Folks Songs of historic and artistic significance with an overview of Korean history, culture, and music.

All seats are general admission and available at the door 45 minutes prior to the event.
7:30 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall

Friday, November 22
SENIOR RECITAL:
AARON SAXON, TRUMPET

This senior recital is a “capstone” performance that captures the high degree of performance ability and musical understanding obtained by the music student, and serves as preparation for a career in music. This recital is presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Music Education degree, and features works by Torelli, Ketting and Hummell. Mr. Saxon is from the studio of Dr. Joe Ardovino.

All seats are general admission and available at the door 45 minutes prior to the event.
4:00 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall

November 22 – 23
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.

*The date for this event has changed from what was printed in the Fall 2019 edition of Connections.*
All seats are general admission and available at the door 45 minutes prior to the event.
7:30 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall

Saturday, November 23
JOINT SENIOR RECITAL:
MEAGAN GAMBLE, CLARINET & AMY SUMMERSETT, TRUMPET

This joint senior recital is a “capstone” performance that captures the high degree of performance ability and musical understanding obtained by the music student, and serves as preparation for a career in music. This recital is presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Music Education degree. Ms. Gamble is from the studio of Dr. Lori Ardovino, and Ms. Summersett is from the studio of Dr. Joe Ardovino.

All seats are general admission and available at the door 45 minutes prior to the event.
2 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall