In celebration of November as the month of family, food and festivities, the Radford University College of Visual & Performing Arts presents a bounty of entertainment for the month. Events include the following:
- Tom Pallante photography exhibition, through Nov. 18, Gallery 205 in Porterfield Hall. Beyond the Tartan: Tom Pallante Photographs features original photos and mixed media by the RU alumnus, M.F.A. ‘04, who teaches photography at Miller School of Albemarle in Charlottesville.
- Fall chamber orchestra concert, 8 p.m. Nov. 2, Performance Hall in the Covington Center for Visual and Performing Arts. The Radford University Chamber Orchestra presents its fall concert, “A Musical Potpourri,” an ensemble focusing on chamber orchestral literature and featuring works by Rutter, Dello Joio, Nelhybel and Beethoven.
- Fall M.F.A. show, Nov. 4–Dec. 17 (reception 5-7 p.m. Nov. 4), RU Art Museum in the Covington Center for Visual and Performing Arts. Shaun Whiteside, a graduating student in the Master of Fine Arts program, exhibits his best works.
- Opera ensemble, scenes and arias, 2 p.m. Nov. 6 and 8 p.m. Nov. 8, Performance Hall in the Covington Center for Visual and Performing Arts. Radford University's Opera Workshop presents two performances of its scenes and arias program "Magic, Mayhem and Merriment," featuring works by Mozart, Menotti and Ward.
- “Life Under Water” by Richard Greenberg, 8 p.m. Nov. 9–11 and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Nov. 12, Hawes Studio Theatre in Porterfield Hall. Directed by Joe Toscano, a senior theatre major, and presented by the Department of Theatre & Cinema, this bright, often caustic play sheds a harsh light on coming of age in an idle, self-serving world. Admission is free; however, tickets are required and are available at the Porterfield Box Office or by calling (540) 831-5289. The box office is open Monday through Friday, noon to 6 p.m., and one hour before each performance.
- Veteran’s Day recognition of the 70th anniversary of the beginning of World War II, 8 p.m. Nov. 11, Performance Hall in the Covington Center for Visual and Performing Arts. RU's Director of Choral Activities David Castonguay organizes musical works reflecting the significance of that memorable era in U.S. history.
- Guitar ensemble, 8 p.m. Nov. 15, Performance Hall in the Covington Center for Visual and Performing Arts. The Radford University Guitar Ensemble presents its annual fall concert featuring the guitar orchestra and small ensembles performing music from around the world and from the 1600s to the newest repertoire. Clarinetist David Allen, an RU faculty member, is featured in a concerto for clarinet by J. Molter.
- Symphonic band student conductor concert, 8 p.m. Nov. 16, Performance Hall in the Covington Center for Visual and Performing Arts. Undergraduate and graduate student conductors lead the University Symphonic Band. The student conductors are members of Associate Professor Wayne Gallops’ conducting studio and are selected for the concert through an audition.
- Percussion ensemble concert, 8 p.m. Nov. 29, Performance Hall in the Covington Center for Visual and Performing Arts. Featuring several new works for chamber percussion by American composers, the annual fall concert includes works that will be performed at the 2012 International Percussion Ensemble Week in Croatia.
All events are free unless otherwise noted.