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College of Fine Arts

Fall 2018 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!

COFA 45th Performance Season Fall 2018

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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

August

Red Alert Series, enamel and encaustic on polyethylene terephthalate, 4″ x 4″, 2018 20 – 9/20  NEW WORK: YING KIT CHAN
Ying Kit Chan continues to examine environmental ethics, a philosophical study of the moral relationship between human beings and nature and the value that society extends to the environment. Addressing environmental issues has remained a reoccurring theme in the over three decades in which Chan has been producing artwork. By utilizing a wide range of mediums, yet focusing on common recycled materials, Chan employs the Deep Ecology philosophy as well as Taoist and Buddhist ideologies in an effort to examine the relationship between human beings and nature. This work manifests the mental effect of contemplation, as well as the impact of physical actions which result in degradation of the earth.
August 30, Opening Reception 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. with Gallery Talk at 5:00.
The Gallery at Bloch Hall
Runs through September 20

21  GUEST ARTIST ANDREW MILLER, TUBA; LAURIE MIDDAUGH, PIANO
Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s Andrew Miller performs works by Vaughan-Williams, Strauss, Bach, and others, accompanied by Laurie Middaugh on piano.
7:30 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall
27  EUN-HEE PARK, PIANO
Dr. Eun-Hee Park presents a solo recital featuring works by Schumann, Chopin, and Debussy.
7:30 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall

September

7  “UMmm IT’S MUSIC”
DAULTON GREEN
Features musicians and bands that play original music.
MontevalloForYou YouTube channel

11  AN EVENING OF CHAMBER MUSIC: BRITTNEY PATTERSON, FLUTE; LORI ARDOVINO, CLARINET; PATTI PILON, CELLO; LAURIE MIDDAUGH, PIANO
This recital will include Nocturne and Allegro Scherzando by Phillippe Gaubert for flute and piano, a Handel Sonata for flute and keyboard, both performed by the Department of Music’s newest faculty member, Dr. Brittney Patterson, with staff accompanist Laurie Middaugh.  Also, the reunited Magnolia Trio, with Lori Ardovino, clarinet, Patti Pilon, cello, and Laurie Middaugh, piano, will perform the Clarinet Trio by Johannes Brahms.
7:30 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall

16  GUEST ARTIST DANIEL SZASZ, VIOLIN; ALINA VOICU, PIANO
Szasz’s recital features the music of Luis Benejam, UM Professor of Music and Composer-in-residence 1960-1968, as well as other chamber works from the violin repertoire. Active as a concert soloist, chamber musician, and recitalist, Szasz is concertmaster of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. A versatile musician, interested in performing both standard and less familiar repertoire, Mr. Szasz has been consistently praised for his “expressive, rich and warm sound” as well as for his “strong, confident, and assertive playing.”  His performances have been described as “breathtaking” and “exquisite” and have generated great enthusiasm among his audiences and in the press.
7:30 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall

21  “UMmm IT’S MUSIC”
AMERICAN DREAM FACTORY
Features musicians and bands that play original music.
MontevalloForYou YouTube channel
24  FESTIVAL OF VOICES CONCERT
The University of Montevallo Ch
oirs are joined by approximately 400 select Alabama middle and high school choral students. Guest clinicians include Dr. Andrew Kreckmann, Director of Choral Activities at Sacramento State University; Dr. José Rivera, coordinator of Music Education and Associate Professor of Music Education at the University of North Carolina-Pembroke; and Dr. Jeffrey Allen Murdock, Associate Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Arkansas. Interest sessions for teachers and a scholarship opportunity are also available.
4:30 p.m., Palmer Auditorium
25  LORI ARDOVINO, CLARINET/SAXOPHONE;
ACCOMPANIED BY LAURIE MIDDAUGH, PIANO
Lori Ardovino, clarinet/saxophone, and Laurie Middaugh, piano, present a diverse program of music ranging from classical to contemporary for both clarinet and saxophone.
7:30 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall

Above: Zach Tate, Cup, wood fired porcelain, 4″ x 4″ x 4″

Below: Ramiro Rodriguez, Plutocracy Rising, reduction linoleum relief print,  14″ x 11″

27 – 10/18  PROPE MORTIS: RAMIRO RODRIGUEZ + ZACH TATE
Set on the edge of the irreverent and absurd. Compelled by history, civics, and comic books, this exhibition features work that is derivative of current events and pop culture. Inspired by centuries of satirical artists who have dared to call out the inequities of those in power.
September 27, Opening Reception and Gallery Talk, 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
The Gallery at Bloch Hall
Runs through October 18

October

4 – 7  STOP KISS
After Callie and Sara unexpectedly fall in love, their lives are transformed by a violent attack following their first kiss. Diana Son, playwright STOP KISS has been hailed by critics as funny, poignant and timely. ADULT CONTENT.
Directed by Marcus Lane
7:30 p.m.; October 7, 2:00 p.m.
Chichester Black Box Theatre
$20 Adults; $12 UM Faculty/Staff/Seniors; $10 Students
Tickets: montevallotickets.universitytickets.com
5  “UMmm IT’S MUSIC”
AUN AQUI
Features musicians and bands that play original music.
MontevalloForYou YouTube channel
8  CONCERT & LECTURE SERIES FEATURING ENHAKĒ
As a part of Concert & Lecture Series, enhakē presents a concert featuring Olivier Messiaen’s monumental work Quatuor pour la lin du temps. Praised for its “keen instinct for exciting programmes” by BBC Music Magazine, enhakē constantly has been inspiring audiences around the world with its electrifying and sincere renditions of chamber music repertoire spanning classical to contemporary masterworks.
7:30 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall
15  SIGMA ALPHA IOTA MUSICALE
7:30 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall
18  WIND ENSEMBLE
The Wind Ensemble is the College of Fine Arts’ premier instrumental performing group.  The ensemble consists of approximately sixty woodwind, brass and percussion students who perform classic wind band repertory and contemporary works.
7:30 p.m., Palmer Auditorium
19  “UMmm IT’S MUSIC”
REBECCA EGELAND
Features musicians and bands that play original music.
MontevalloForYou YouTube channel
25  COMS DAY
Communications Studies senior seminar class organizes a day devoted to career options in Communication with guest presentations and networking opportunities.
11:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m., Student Activity Center
25  CONCERT CHOIR AND UNIVERSITY CHORUS
Features a variety of literature ranging from choral masterworks to spirituals.
7:30 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall
26  EXPLORING MASS COMMUNICATION
Career exploration workshops for high school and community college students in TV, film production and radio, plus multimedia journalism across all print, electronic, and social media platforms.
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Strong Hall
26  “SCARE MY SHORTS OFF” FILM FESTIVAL
Screenings of 5-minute horror films in high school, college, and professional divisions.
2:00 – 5:00 p.m., Strong Hall, Room 119
29  BRASS CHAMBER 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, and trombone choir.
7:30 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall

CANCELED 30  LEBARON TRIO
Melanie Williams, soprano; Lori Ardovino, clarinet; Laurie Middaugh, piano
7:30 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall

November


Pictured: Aubra Bullard
2  JOINT SENIOR RECITAL: JORDAN HARE BANKS, SOPRANO; AUBRA BULLARD, SOPRANO
7:30 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall

Above: Crystal Ramois, Bird Tree
Below: Krisalyn Hammond

4 – 14  BFA SENIOR ART EXHIBITION – CRYSTAL RAMOIS, REBEKA SCHOLL, KRISALYN HAMMOND
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. weekdays, The Gallery at Bloch Hall
Runs through November 14
4  NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COMPOSERS, USA
2:00 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall
9  “UMmm IT’S MUSIC”
BEE AND THE FRETS
Features musicians and bands that play original music.
MontevalloForYou YouTube channel
9 – 10  OPERA SCENES
The Opera Ensemble performs scenes from operas composed by some of the world’s greatest opera composers such as Donizetti, Rossini, Mozart, and Puccini, as well as by British and American composers Menotti, Bernstein, Copland, Britten and Adamo.
7:30 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall
11  ASHLEY KELLY, SAXOPHONE, ALUMNA RECITAL
7:30 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall
12  WOODWIND CHAMBER ENSEMBLES
An evening of chamber music that features the flute, clarinet, and saxophone instruments in small ensembles and performing a variety of music.
7:30 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall
13  GUEST ARTIST JOSEPH PROUD, SAXOPHONE; LAURIE MIDDAUGH, PIANO
7:30 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall
15  JAZZ ENSEMBLE
The 20-piece jazz band features 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
15 – 18  CARRIE the musical
Carrie White is a misfit. At school, she’s an outcast who’s bullied by the popular crowd and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she’s at the mercy of her loving but cruelly over-protective mother. But Carrie’s just discovered she’s got a special power, and if pushed too far, she’s not afraid to use it…
Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, the musical of Carrie hasn’t been seen since its legendary 1988 Broadway production. Now, the show’s original authors have joined with director Stafford Arima (Altar Boyz) and MCC Theater for a newly reworked and fully re-imagined vision of this gripping tale. Set today, in the small town of Chamberlain, Maine, Carrie features a book by Lawrence D. Cohen (screenwriter of the classic film), music by Academy Award winner Michael Gore (Fame, Terms of Endearment), and lyrics by Academy Award winner Dean Pitchford (Fame, Footloose). ADULT CONTENT.
CARRIE the musical is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.com.
Music by Michael Gore
Lyrics by Dean Pitchford
Book by Lawrence D. Cohen
Based on the novel by Stephen King
Directed by David Callaghan
Musical Direction by Jennifer Hartsell
Guest Choreographer Carl Dean
November 15 – 17, 7:30 p.m.; November 18, 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Reynolds Studio Theatre
$20 Adults; $12 UM Faculty/Staff/Seniors; $10 Students
Tickets: montevallotickets.universitytickets.com
16  HAYLE MITCHELL, GUITAR, SENIOR RECITAL
7:30 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall
16  “UMmm IT’S MUSIC”
JORDAN TAYLOR
Features musicians and bands that play original music.
MontevalloForYou YouTube channel

Above: Briana Parker, Fences
Below: Marina Rios

18 – DEC. 5  BFA SENIOR ART EXHIBITION – BRIANA PARKER, MARINA RIOS
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. weekdays, The Gallery at Bloch Hall
Runs through December 5
19  ALESSANDRA FERIS
Brazilian pianist Dr. Alessandra Feris, Assistant Professor of Piano at the University of South Dakota, will present guest solo recital featuring Latin-American composers’ works.
7:30 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall
27  A MONTEVALLO CHORAL CHRISTMAS
Holiday bustle will fade away. Immerse yourself in the warm sound of sacred and secular Christmas music, performed by the college’s acclaimed Concert Choir and the Festival Brass Quintet. 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.
7:30 p.m., Lucille Ryals Colonial Chapel at the American Village $10 Adults; $5 UM Faculty/Staff/Seniors; $5 Students Tickets sold at the door, cash or checks only.
29  WIND ENSEMBLE
The college’s Wind Ensemble performs classic wind band repertory, contemporary works and holiday selections.
7:30 p.m., Palmer Auditorium
30 COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC HONORS RECITAL
A showcase of the exciting musical talent in our community. Intermediate and advanced level students exhibit a high level of skill and professionalism on their instruments and in their performances.
7:00 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall

December

1  “UMmm IT’S MUSIC”
Live music show streamed on MontevalloForYou YouTube channel. Features musicians and bands that play original music.
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
2  COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC RECITAL
Beginning to intermediate level CSM students share what they have learned by performing for an audience.
2:00 p.m., LeBaron Recital Hall