Enjoy holiday performances at Radford University

The holidays are approaching and it's the perfect time to enjoy the arts at Radford University with friends and family. Enjoy our performances and exhibitions as the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) prepares for the end of another great semester.

The following events are scheduled for November and December. All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Light and Shadow: ID&F Window Displays - Thursday, Nov. 21 through Thursday, Dec. 5, all day, McGuffey 206. Tour the showcases of displays created by students in the Department of Interior Design & Fashion Visual Merchandising class. The students apply visual display principles, concepts and techniques to create window displays that will attract customer attention and sell products.

RU Jazz Band and Combos Concerts – Tuesday, Dec. 3, 7:30 - 9 p.m., Performance Hall in the Covington Center. The RU JAZZ program is under the direction of Dr. Christopher White and includes music majors and non-majors who are selected through audition. RU JAZZ explores the many genres of jazz music: traditional, swing, bop, cool jazz, post-bop, funk, Latin, fusion and free jazz. Admission is free.

History of Photography: Opening Reception – Wednesday, Dec. 4, 5 p.m., Gallery 205. An exhibition of photographs by students in the History of Photographic Media and Camera Arts class. Admission is free. The exhibition will run through Dec. 13. Gallery 205 is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m.  to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m.

Informance - Thursday, Dec. 5, 7:30 p.m., Albig Studio Theatre, Peters Hall B112. An informal performance of student works choreographed by emerging young artists enrolled in the Choreographic Studies I course. Admission is free.

Tri-State Honors Chamber Wind Festival - Thursday, Dec. 5 through Saturday, Dec. 7, Covington Center for Visual and Performing Arts. The Department of Music at Radford University will host the 7th Annual Tri-State Honors Chamber Winds Festival. Under the direction of RU Director of Bands Wayne Gallops, the event will feature RU Applied Wind faculty and students, along with select high school students from Virginia, North Carolina and West Virginia.

  • The RU Faculty Chamber Winds and the University Wind Ensemble will open the festival in concert at Thursday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m.
  • The RU Concert Jazz Ensemble will perform on Friday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m.
  • High School student participants will be featured in concert on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 1 p.m.

All concerts are in the Performance Hall in the Covington Center. Admission is free.

The BFA Graduation Show: Opening Reception - Friday, Dec. 6, 5 p.m., RU Art Museum at the Covington Center. Graduating students in the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program exhibit their best work. Admission is free. The exhibition will run through Dec. 15. The RU Art Museum is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call (540) 831-5754.

Madrigal Dinner - Friday, Dec. 6, and Saturday, Dec. 7, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Muse Banquet Hall. The Department of Music presents the annual Madrigal Dinner, one of the most highly anticipated events of the visual and performing arts season. The evening features music by the RU Madrigal Singers and other entertainment. Tickets may be purchased online or at the Hurlburt Student Center information desk (540) 831-5420, which will be closed the week of Thanksgiving. Due to the popularity of the dinner, early ticket purchase is encouraged. Admission is $30 for the general public and $25 with RU I.D. A two-ticket limit applies to those purchasing with an I.D.

For more information about CVPA, visit their website or Facebook page.

Nov 20, 2013