Visual and Performing Arts Calendar Offers Varied Arts Programs for Community

 
Seton Hill Announces Spring Schedule of Theatre, Music and Art
 
January 16, 2013
Author: Kary L. Coleman
 
 
The Seton Hill University Division of Visual and Performing Arts announced its spring 2013 schedule.

January
Recital: Seton Hill University’s Community Music Program will host recitals on January 18 and 20 at 6:30 p.m. in the Carol Ann Reichgut Concert Hall, on the main floor of the Seton Hill University Performing Arts Center located at 100 Harrison Avenue in Greensburg, Pa. The event is open to the public and there is no fee to attend. For more information, call 724-552-2923.

Art Exhibit: Seton Hill University’s Harlan Gallery will present an exhibit showcasing the work of students from January 24-February 21. The reception will be held on Thursday, January 24, from 4-7 p.m. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. Harlan Gallery is a professional exhibition space located in Reeves Hall on Seton Hill University’s Greensburg, Pa., campus. Harlan Gallery is open Monday—Thursday from 5 – 8 p.m., Friday 1 – 3 p.m., and Sunday 1 – 4 p.m. For more information on Harlan Gallery, please contact Harlan Gallery Director Carol Brode at 724-830-1071 or brode@setonhill.edu.

February
“Little Women”: The Seton Hill University Theatre and Dance Program will present the musical “Little Women,” music by Jason Howland, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein and adapted from the novel by Louisa May Alcott, February 22-March 2, in the William Granger Ryan Theatre, Performing Arts Center, 100 Harrison Avenue, Greensburg, Pa. Performances: February 22, 23, 28 and March 1, 2: 8 p.m.; February 24: 2 p.m.; February 27: 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 724-552-2929.

The beloved story of the March sisters takes the audience on an adventure with Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy as they discover the thrill of independence, the mysteries of love and the job and sorrows of family in this musical adaptation of an American classic. Led by the irrepressible Jo, the March sisters struggle with the heartache of the Civil war and the power of their own dreams.

“Little Women” will be directed by Seton Hill Distinguished Alumnus Shawn Sturnick (’89).

Concert: Seton Hill University’s Music Program will present a faculty jazz sextet under the direction of Kevin McManus, on February 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Carol Ann Reichgut Concert Hall in Seton Hill University’s Performing Arts Center located at 100 Harrison Avenue, Greensburg, Pa. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 724-552-1722.

Art Exhibit: Seton Hill University’s Harlan Gallery will present an exhibit showcasing the work of local art educators from February 28-March 31. The reception will be held on Thursday, February 28, from 4-7 p.m. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. Harlan Gallery is a professional exhibition space located in Reeves Hall on Seton Hill University’s Greensburg, Pa., campus. Harlan Gallery is open Monday—Thursday from 5 – 8 p.m., Friday 1 – 3 p.m., and Sunday 1 – 4 p.m. For more information on Harlan Gallery, please contact Harlan Gallery Director Carol Brode at 724-830-1071 or brode@setonhill.edu.

March
“The Spilling Ink Project”: The Seton Hill University Theatre and Dance Program will present “The Spilling Ink Project” on March 2, at 8 p.m. in the Carol Ann Reichgut Concert Hall, on the main floor of the Seton Hill University Performing Arts Center, 100 Harrison Avenue, Greensburg, Pa. For more information, call 724-552-2929.

“The Spilling Ink Project” weaves memorable tales from Indian folklore and mythology that unfold through rich, traditional South Indian classical dance forms. An intricate language of hand gestures combined with dramatic facial expressions will take the audience on a colorful journey to India. Music, colorful costumes and narration embellishes the program. This is an engaging and interactive performance that allows participants of all ages to learn about India and its culture. Vijay Palaparty and Nalini Prakash are renowned artists from the United States and India whose performances and outreach programs tour widely.

Concert: Seton Hill University’s Music Program will present"Come to the River: An Early American Gathering" by Apollo's Fire on March 5 at 8 p.m. in the Carol Ann Reichgut Concert Hall in Seton Hill University’s Performing Arts Center located at 100 Harrison Avenue, Greensburg, Pa. The concert is open to the public and there is an admission charge. For more information, please call 724-552-1722.

Concert: Seton Hill University’s Music Program will present “Sing and Ring” March 10 at 4 p.m. in the Carol Ann Reichgut Concert Hall in Seton Hill University’s Performing Arts Center located at 100 Harrison Avenue, Greensburg, Pa. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 724-552-1722.

Concert: Seton Hill University’s Music Program will present "The Trombone Project," under the direction of Kevin McManus, on March 16 at 3 p.m. in the Carol Ann Reichgut Concert Hall in Seton Hill University’s Performing Arts Center located at 100 Harrison Avenue, Greensburg, Pa. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 724-552-1722.

Kevin M. McManus holds a Bachelor of Science degree in music education from Penn State University, a graduate performer’s certificate from the Sate University of New York Purchase Conservatory, and a Master of Music degree from Carnegie Mellon University. McManus has performed on Broadway and completed two first national tours of the shows “Urinetown: the Musical” and “Little Women the Broadway Musical.” In the summer of 2009, McManus was a featured soloist in Pittsburgh’s Civic Light Opera production of “Swing!” He has performed with such artists as: Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra Jr., Josh Groban, Wayne Newton, Frankie Vallie and The Four Seasons, Aretha Franklin, Pattie LaBelle, Glen Campbell, Maureen McGovern, Isaac Hayes, Lou Rawls, Gloria Gaynor,The Temptations, The Four Tops, Don Rickles, Regis Philban and The Manhattan Transfer. He has performed with the Pittsburgh and Wheeling Symphony Orchestras and the River City and Reunion Brass Bands. McManus is the founder and leader of: The Bone Forum, a jazz 10 trombone ensemble with rhythm section, The Collective Jazz Octet, a swingin’ eight piece jazz chamber ensemble and The Pittsburgh Trombone Project. He can be seen internationally on PBS’s “My Music” and “American Soundtrack Series.” McManus is currently a faculty member at of Seton HIll University, Waynesburg University, Frostburg State University and Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School.

Concert: Seton Hill University’s Westmoreland Symphonic Winds will present “Revisiting the Classics” on March 17 at 3 p.m. in the Carol Ann Reichgut Concert Hall on the main floor of the Seton Hill University Performing Arts Center located at the corner at 100 Harrison Avenue in Greensburg, Pa. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 724-552-2929. Tickets will also be available at the door.

The first concert of 2013 features a repertoire of Gustav Holst’s “First Suite for Band,” Percy Grainger’s “Colonial Song” and “Introit” by Fisher Tull.

April
Art Exhibit: Seton Hill University’s Harlan Gallery will present exhibits showcasing the work of graduating senior students from April 2-May 5. The exhibits are free and open to the public. Harlan Gallery is a professional exhibition space located in Reeves Hall on Seton Hill University’s Greensburg, Pa., campus. Harlan Gallery is open Monday—Thursday from 5 – 8 p.m., Friday 1 – 3 p.m., and Sunday 1 – 4 p.m. For more information on Harlan Gallery, please contact Harlan Gallery Director Carol Brode at 724-830-1071 or brode@setonhill.edu.

Concert: Seton Hill University’s Sacred Music Program will host “Generally German!” on April 7 at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Greensburg. This concert is open to the public and there is no fee to attend. For additional information, please contact Edgar Highberger, associate professor of music and director of sacred music, highberger@setonhill.edu or 724-552-2904.

Concert: Seton Hill University’s Music Program will present a jazz ensemble concert on April 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Carol Ann Reichgut Concert Hall in Seton Hill University’s Performing Arts Center located at 100 Harrison Avenue, Greensburg, Pa. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 724-552-1722.

“Salvation Road”: The Seton Hill University Theatre and Dance Program will present the play “Salvation Road,” by DW Gregory April 12-20 in the William Granger Ryan Theatre, Performing Arts Center, 100 Harrison Avenue, Greensburg, Pa. Performances: April 12, 13, 18, 18, 20: 8 p.m.; April 14: 2 p.m.; April 17: 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 724-552-2929.

Denise is off to college but something goes terribly wrong when she cuts ties to her friends and family and disappears. Younger brother Cliff is on a mission to track Denise down and bring her home. But can he reclaim Denise from her new church, even if she doesn’t want to be saved?

“Salvation Road” is a new play written by Seton Hill Distinguished Alumna DW Gregory (’80).

Music Workshop: An opera workshop concert will be held on April 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Carol Ann Reichgut Concert Hall at the Performing Arts Center, 100 Harrison Avenue, Greensburg, Pa. This event is open to the public and there is no fee to attend. For more information, call 724-552-2900.

Concert: The annual Seton Hill University Spring Choral Concert will be presented on April 14, at 4 p.m. in the Carol Ann Reichgut Concert Hall at the Performing Arts Center, 100 Harrison Avenue, Greensburg, Pa. Performing in the concert will be the University Choir, Women’s Chorale and Chamber Choir. This event is open to the public and there is no fee to attend. For more information, call 724-552-2900.

Concert: A percussion ensemble concert will be held on April 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Carol Ann Reichgut Concert Hall at the Performing Arts Center, 100 Harrison Avenue, Greensburg, Pa. This event is open to the public and there is no fee to attend. For more information, call 724-552-2900.

Concert: A guitar concert will be held on April 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Carol Ann Reichgut Concert Hall at the Performing Arts Center, 100 Harrison Avenue, Greensburg, Pa. This event is open to the public and there is no fee to attend. For more information, call 724-552-2900.

Concert: A composition concert will be held on April 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Carol Ann Reichgut Concert Hall at the Performing Arts Center, 100 Harrison Avenue, Greensburg, Pa. This event is open to the public and there is no fee to attend. For more information, call 724-552-2900.

Concert: Seton Hill University’s Westmoreland Symphonic Winds will present “A little bit of this, A little bit of that” on April 27 at 8 p.m. in the Carol Ann Reichgut Concert Hall on the main floor of the Seton Hill University Performing Arts Center located at the corner at 100 Harrison Avenue in Greensburg, Pa. Admission to the concert is $10 for adults and $8 for students and senior citizens. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 724-552-2929. Tickets will also be available at the door.

The Westmoreland Symphonic Winds will close its 27th season with the music of pilgrims, Pittsburgh, psalms and patriots. Ron Nelson’s “Mayflower Overture” depicts the pilgrims’ travel to the New World. Pittsburgh’s own Joseph Wilcox Jenkins is featured in his “Tartan Suite.” Minnesota composer John Zdechlik’s “Psalm 46” celebrates a famous Lutheran hymn. The concert will close with “America the Beautiful.”

Recital: Seton Hill University’s Music Program will present a Music Program student recital on April 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Carol Ann Reichgut Concert Hall in Seton Hill University’s Performing Arts Center located at 100 Harrison Avenue, Greensburg, Pa. The recital is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 724-552-1722.

May
Theatre and Dance: Seton Hill University’s Theatre and Dance Program will present an original student dance theatre event on May 3-5 in the William Granger Ryan Theatre, Performing Arts Center, 100 Harrison Avenue, Greensburg, Pa. The event is open to the public and there is no fee to attend. For more information, call the Seton Hill Performing Arts Center Box Office for tickets at 724-552-2929. Performances: May 3, 4: 8 p.m.; May 5: 2 p.m.

Recital: Seton Hill University’s Community Music Program will host recitals on May 10 and 24 at 6:30 p.m. and May 12 at 3 p.m. in the Carol Ann Reichgut Concert Hall, on the main floor of the Seton Hill University Performing Arts Center located at 100 Harrison Avenue in Greensburg, Pa. The event is open to the public and there is no fee to attend. For more information, call 724-552-2923.

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