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THE AMERICAN STRING QUARTET

Monday, September 22, 7:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall; free and open to the public

Cultural & Community Events 2014–2015

Events listed in chronological order. For other dates and events see: Academic Calendar; Athletics Schedule; College Facilities Calendar

Fall 2014

President J. Cameron West

President J. Cameron West

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.

HOMECOMING and FAMILY WEEKEND, Friday-Sunday, October 3–5, 2014

PREVIEW DAYSaturday, 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 admiss@huntingdon.edu.

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 Metropolitan and Chicago opera great David Cangelosi and other members of the teaching faculty for the Vann Vocal  Institute, Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall; offered in partnership with the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra.

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

THE HUNTINGDON COMMUNITY CONCERT SERIES presents JEREMY SAMOLESKY, piano, Thursday, October 23, 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.”

MARCHING SCARLET & GREY MARCHING HONOR BAND, Saturday, October 25: More information

STALLWORTH LECTURE SERIES presents bestselling author and award-winning world affairs/global conflict reporter MASHA HAMILTON, Tuesday, October 28, 7:30 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.

HUNTINGDON FACULTY RECITAL SERIES presents TIFFANY MCGUIRE NISHIBUN ’04, soprano, Thursday, November 6, 7:00 p.m., Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall; free and open to the public.  A 2004 Huntingdon College alumna, Ms. Nishibun is an adjunct instructor for the Huntingdon College music program and serves as the director of spiritual formation at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Montgomery, where she also sings in the choir. Ms. Nishibun is the administrative director for the Montgomery Chorale and Youth Chorale.

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 admiss@huntingdon.edu.

HUNTINGDON COLLEGE CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION, Thursday, December 4:

Spring 2015

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 admiss@huntingdon.edu.

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 August 28, 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 ofe@huntingdon.edu or (334) 833-4515.

Huntingdon College’s Cultural and Community Events are co-sponsored by Baptist Health.

 

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