BIG RED WEEKEND, Friday-Saturday, August 22–23, all-campus
NEW STUDENT CONVOCATION, Friday, August 22, 11:15 a.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall
BIG RED DAY OF SERVICE, Saturday, August 23, off-campus at various sites
PRESIDENTIAL CONVOCATION, Wednesday, September 3, 11:45 a.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall
ELIZABETH BELCHER CHEEK CONCERT SERIES presents THE AMERICAN STRING QUARTET, Monday, September 22, 7:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall; free and open to the public. Internationally recognized as one of the world’s foremost string quartets, the American String Quartet celebrates its 39th season during 2014–2015, offering Peter Winograd and Laurie Carney on violin; Wolfram Koessel on cello; and Daniel Avshalomov on viola. The American String Quartet has been the Quartet in Residence at the Manhattan School of Music since 1984 and at the Aspen Music Festival since 1974. ASQ also teaches in Beijing, China, and teaches and performs abroad widely.
PREVIEW DAY: Saturday, October 4, 8:30 a.m.–noon; hosted by the Office of Admission, Preview Days provide time for prospective students and families to tour the campus, talk with students, eat in the dining hall, meet the faculty and staff, and learn about financial aid and scholarships. Free for prospective students and their families. Visitors may stay for the Homecoming football game, which begins at 1:00 p.m. For reservations, complete registration online or contact the Office of Admission at (334) 833-4497 or email@example.com.
Homecoming/Family Weekend CHORAL CONCERT, Sunday, October 5, 3:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel; free and open to the public; this concert is presented in memory of the late Dr. James Glass, professor of music emeritus
VANN VOCAL INSTITUTE CELEBRITY RECITAL, Thursday, October 16, 6:30 p.m., featuring performances by international opera greats David Cangelosi, Lori Phillips, Elizabeth Bishop, Richard Troxell, and Raymond Aceto, as well as by other members of the teaching faculty for the Vann Vocal Institute,Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall; offered in partnership with the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra. Read full bios of the opera stars.
VANN VOCAL INSTITUTE, Friday–Saturday, October 17–18, Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall, and Smith Music Building’s Delchamps Recital Hall. This special event, offered in partnership with the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra, brings young singers from high schools and colleges across Alabama to Huntingdon for master class training and a recital (see below) as the program concludes. Master classes are open to the public.
VANN VOCAL INSTITUTE EMERGING ARTISTS RECITAL, Saturday, October 18, 5:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall; free and open to the public; performers are those selected after completion of the VVI Master Class
“A LITTLE MURDER NEVER HURT ANYBODY,” fall play presented by the Huntingdon Drama Club, Saturday, October 25, 7:00 p.m., Leo J. Drum Jr. Theater; tickets $5 at the door; this fun script, written by Ron Bernas, promises witty dialogue and slapstick comedy amid a spoof on 1930s screwball comedies and on staged murder mysteries.
MARCHING SCARLET & GREY MARCHING HONOR BAND, Saturday, October 25: More information
Time Change: STALLWORTH LECTURE SERIES presents bestselling author and award-winning world affairs/global conflict reporter MASHA HAMILTON, “Women, War, and Words: Stories of Risks Worth Taking,” Tuesday, October 28, 7:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall; free and open to the public. Masha Hamilton is the author of five acclaimed novels: What Changes Everything, 31 Hours, The Camel Bookmobile, The Distance Between Us, and Staircase of a Thousand Steps. In October 2013 she returned from 16 months working in Afghanistan as director of communications and public diplomacy at the US Embassy. She works as the communications director for Concern Worldwide. Ms. Hamilton founded two world literacy projects, the Camel Book Drive and the Afghan Women’s Writing Project. She is the winner of the 2010 Women’s National Book Association Award. She began her career as a full-time journalist, working in Maine, Indiana and New York City before being sent by the Associated Press to the Middle East, where she was news editor for five years, including the period of the first intefadeh, and then moving to Moscow, where she worked for five years during the collapse of Communism, reporting for the Los Angeles Times and NBC-Mutual Radio. She also reported from Kenya in 2006 and from Afghanistan in 2004 and 2008.
A NIGHT OF HALLOWEEN MUSIC, co-presented by the Huntingdon College Harald Rohlig Organ Concert Series and the Montgomery Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, Friday, October 31, 7:30 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall; free admission; come in costume—cash prizes awarded for the best costume (top prize $75).
Date change: THE HUNTINGDON COMMUNITY CONCERT SERIES presents JEREMY SAMOLESKY, piano, Thursday, November 6, 7:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall; free and open to the public. Known for his passion for both solo and collaborative performances, Dr. Samolesky, associate professor and piano area coordinator at Auburn University, has appeared in concert as a soloist and chamber pianist throughout the U.S. and the world, including a full recital at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., which was broadcast on National Public Radio’s “Performance Today.”
Event postponed: Tiffany Nishibun recital, originally scheduled for Thursday, November 6, postponed to spring term 2015
HUNTINGDON PREVIEW DAY: Saturday, November 8, 8:30 a.m.–noon; November visitors may stay as guests of the College for the Huntingdon Hawks football game at the conclusion of the Preview Day Program. Sponsored by the Office of Admission, Preview Days provide time for prospective students and families to tour the campus, talk with students, eat in the dining hall, meet the faculty and staff, and learn about financial aid and scholarships. Free for prospective students and their families. For reservations, register online or contact the Office of Admission at (334) 833-4497 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HUNTINGDON COMMUNITY POPS HOLIDAY CONCERT, Tuesday, November 18, 7:00 p.m., Flowers Hall, Ligon Chapel; music will include “A Christmas Festival,” by Leroy Anderson; Bizet’s Farandole from “L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2″ (March of the Kings); “The Polar Express,” and a medley from Frozen, among other Holiday favorites.
SIGMA TAU DELTA FACULTY FOLLIES, Wednesday, November 19, 6:30 p.m., Smith Music Building’s Delchamps Recital Hall; this event is a fundraiser for Sigma Tau Delta’s annual Burns Supper and other events. More information TBA.
SENIOR CAPSTONE ART EXHIBIT, December 2–14, Seay Twins Art Gallery on the Huntingdon College Green
HUNTINGDON COLLEGE CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION, Thursday, December 4:
- 6:30 p.m. Arrival of St. Nicholas
- 6:45 p.m. Caroling and Lighting of the Trees
- 7:00 p.m. A Service of Lessons and Carols, Ligon Chapel
HUNTINGDON HARMONY HOLIDAY HAPPENING III, Friday, December 5, two shows: 5:00 & 7:00 p.m., Smith Music Building’s Delchamps Recital Hall
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. CONVOCATION, Wednesday, January 21, 7:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall
PREVIEW DAY, Saturday, March 7, 8:30 a.m.–noon; sponsored by the Office of Admission, Host Days provide time for prospective students and families to tour the campus, talk with students, eat in the dining hall, meet the faculty and staff, and learn about financial aid and scholarships. Free for prospective students and their families. For reservations, register online or contact the Office of Admission at (334) 833-4497 or email@example.com.
BACCALAUREATE, Friday, May 15, 5:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall
2015 COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES, Saturday, May 16, The Green
- TRADITIONAL DAY PROGRAM: 9:00 a.m.
- EVENING BACHELOR’S DEGREE PROGRAM: 6:00 p.m.
This list is current as of October 21, 2014, but events are subject to change and new events are added frequently. To verify event information or to be placed on an e-mail mailing list for Cultural Events, contact Su Ofe in the Office of Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org or (334) 833-4515.
Huntingdon College’s Cultural and Community Events are co-sponsored by Baptist Health.