Three concerts are scheduled during Parents and Family Weekend, September 14 to 16, 2018.
At 7 p.m. Friday, September 14, the University of Lynchburg Wind Symphony and Orchestra will perform “The Chase is On,” a concert of music by composers John Williams, Clifton Williams, Mozart, Robert W. Smith, and Robert Kerr. The concert will be held in Schewel Hall’s Sydnor Performance Hall.
The symphony and orchestra, directed by Dr. Oeida Hatcher, is made up of University of Lynchburg faculty and students and musicians from the surrounding community. Tickets are free but required for admission. For tickets, call 434.544.8344.
At 8:15 p.m. on Friday, September 14, the University of Lynchburg Concert Choir, directed by Jeremy Craft, will perform “Music That Moves You” at Snidow Chapel.
The concert will feature an appearance by Curtain Call, the University’s musical theatre ensemble, and music composed by Franz Schubert, Jacob Narverud, Jon Washburn, Leonard Bernstein, and Craig Courtney. Admission is free and no tickets are required.
At 8 p.m. Saturday, September 15, the musical theatre ensemble, Curtain Call, will perform an hour-long cabaret at Dillard Fine Arts Center. The concert will feature songs from Broadway hits “Dear Evan Hansen,” “Newsies,” and “Bandstand,” and the movie, “La La Land.” The group also will perform selections from the Curtain Up Songwriters’ Showcase, which linked University of Lynchburg students with emerging New York City composers and lyricists.
Curtain Call was created to serve as an artistic outreach to the greater community, with performances at special events on and off campus. Its 13 members audition for the ensemble and are some of the most experienced performers at the University. While many are theatre majors and minors, a number of other majors are represented as well.
The concert is directed by Loretta Wittman, with accompaniment by pianist Dana Ballard. Admission is free and no tickets are required.