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The music department provides and promotes music activities for the university and community, and provides instruction and experiences in music for majors and non-majors, enhanced by multi-cultural/global perspectives and the benefits of new technology. It offers major degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels and a minor in music at the undergraduate level. Read More »
Calendar of Events
Tuesday Oct 10
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. @ Bondurant Auditorium, Preston HallThe first of four productions hosted by the University Performance Series, the Festival of South African Dance presents an evening of two distinct South African dance traditions born from the perseverance of the human spirit. Two deeply rhythmic ensembles, Real Actions Pantsula and Stimela “The Gumboot” Musical uplift, unite and tell a story following their historical tradition of spreading awareness of socioeconomic and political challenges. These communicative dances play an important role in restoring, revitalizing and preserving South African Culture. General Admission: $15, Children: $7.50, RU Student/Faculty/Staff: w/RU ID: Free. Tickets for all other events above are available two weeks prior to the event online at radfordactivites.com or at the Hurlburt Hall Information Desk (540-831-5420).
Monday Nov 13
All day @ Bondurant Auditorium, Preston HallOthello is a celebrated general returning home from the wars, but his dark skin and foreign origin inspire hatred from several people, especially the man he trusts most: Iago. As Iago twists the love Othello has for his wife Desdemona, everyone becomes pawns in Iago’s devious plots. With contemporary clarity this classic tale examines identity, bigotry, and deceit, combining Shakespeare’s language with modern clothing to transform the drama into a powerful story for America today. In the National Players’ tradition of producing invigorating productions for modern audiences, “Othello” stimulates youthful imagination and critical thinking. This company is a hallmark outreach program of the Helen Hayes award-winning Olney Theatre Center in suburban Washington, DC. This is the second production in the University Performance Series.