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January

Jan 17 - 20

VWU-WHRO Virtual Chamber Series: Todd Holcomb

Virtual Event

Todd Holcomb
January 17 (interview at 10 a.m.)
January 18 (video concert at 5 p.m.)
January 20 (A Local Touch at 9 p.m.)
 
VWU Performing Artist faculty Todd Holcomb performs Jobim’s Felicidade, arranged by Dyens, and Turina’s Sonata para guitarra, Op. 61. Holcomb’s performances have been described as ‘virtuoso’ and ‘a force of nature.’
 
As soloist and chamber musician he has earned top prizes in numerous competitions including the East Carolina University International Guitar Competition, the Mississippi International Guitar Competition, and the J.C. Arriaga Chamber Music Competition, to name a few. In addition to solo work, he performs with flutist Wayla Chambo as Duo Thalassa, and is also Executive Director of the Tidewater Classical Guitar Society.

Interviews- 90.3 WHRO-FM: 10 a.m. (Sundays on Musical Brunch)

Podcast: (Anytime)

Video Concert Premieres: WHRO Facebook: 5 p.m. (Mondays)

Concerts: 90.3 WHRO-FM: 9 p.m. (Wednesdays on A Local Touch)

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Jan 18

Campus Commemoration: The Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Virtual Event

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Virginia Wesleyan University will commemorate the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s on Monday, January 18, at 11 a.m. during a virtual ceremony on the VWU Digital Broadcasting Network. In addition to the presentation of this year’s Mavis McKenley '11 Award, the ceremony will feature two speakers—Dr. La Francis Rodgers-Rose will present "Then and Now: The Redemptive Morality and Radical Practices of Martin Luther Luther, Jr.," and Rev. Dr. Melvin T. Blackwell will discuss how Coastal Virginians can live and promote the ideals of Dr. King in the region.

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Jan 22

Spring Faculty Workshop

Jan 22

New Student Orientation

Jan 24 - 27

VWU-WHRO Virtual Chamber Series: Debra Wendells Cross, flute & Barbara Chapman, harp

Virtual Event

Debra Wendells Cross, flute
Barbara Chapman, harp
January 24 (interview at 10 a.m.)
January 25 (video concert at 5 p.m.)
January 27 (A Local Touch at 9 p.m.)
 
Praised for their lyrical, ethereal sound, the flute and harp duo of Debra Wendells Cross and Barbara Chapman warm the hearts and souls of their audience. They perform Blavet’s Sonata in g, Op. 2/4, Godard’s Berceuse de Jocelyn, Arrigada’s Milong and Danza Venezolana, and Grady’s arrangement of the traditional melodies of Shenandoah and The Water is Wide. Both are long-time members of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra; Wendells Cross as Principal Flute and Chapman as Principal Harp. They have been featured as part of the Virginia Arts Festival’s Chamber Music Series, on numerous recital series throughout Southeastern Virginia, and broadcast nationally on NPR’s Performance Today.

Interviews- 90.3 WHRO-FM: 10 a.m. (Sundays on Musical Brunch)

Podcast: (Anytime)

Video Concert Premieres: WHRO Facebook: 5 p.m. (Mondays)

Concerts: 90.3 WHRO-FM: 9 p.m. (Wednesdays on A Local Touch)

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Jan 25

Day and Evening Classes Begin

Jan 25

Online Term 1 Classes Begin

Jan 27

Wesleyan Wednesday

Virtual Event

12:00 p.m.

Hear from Matt Ryan '09, a Los Angeles-based cinematographer specializing in narrative and commercial work. As Director of Photography, Ryan has shot for Disney, Warner Brothers, Netflix, MTV, PBS, Microsoft, TruTV, Rolls Royce and various narrative video game content for Machinima. He'll be talking about directing during a pandemic and sharing what it is like to work with some of Hollywood's finest. Register Here

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Jan 29 - 30

Weekend Classes Begin

Jan 31 - Feb 3

VWU-WHRO Virtual Chamber Series: Lee Jordan-Anders, piano

Virtual Event

Lee Jordan-Anders, piano
January 31 (interview at 10 a.m.)
February 1 (video concert at 5 p.m.)
February 3 (A Local Touch at 9 p.m.)
 
Lee Jordan-Anders is Artist-in-Residence and Professor of Music Emerita at Virginia Wesleyan University where she served on the faculty for 29 years, founding the Familiar Faces Concert Series (forerunner of the VWU Concert Series), teaching classes in aesthetics, listening, music theory, chamber music, and applied piano. Jordan-Anders was Music Director and Conductor of the Orchestra of the Eastern Shore, 2009-14, and taught at the Governor’s School for the Arts from 2014-18. She continues to perform frequently both as soloist and as collaborating pianist, and in this performance presents Debussy’s Estampes and Danse.

Interviews- 90.3 WHRO-FM: 10 a.m. (Sundays on Musical Brunch)

Podcast: (Anytime)

Video Concert Premieres: WHRO Facebook: 5 p.m. (Mondays)

Concerts: 90.3 WHRO-FM: 9 p.m. (Wednesdays on A Local Touch)

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February

Feb 7 - 10

VWU-WHRO Virtual Chamber Series: Anna Feucht, soprano & Steve Kolb, piano

Virtual Event

Anna Feucht, soprano
Steve Kolb, piano
February 7 (interview at 10 a.m.)
February 8 (video concert at 5 p.m.)
February 10 (A Local Touch at 9 p.m.)
 
Anna Feucht has been praised for her ‘exciting coloratura’ and ‘exceptionally beautiful and powerful sound.’ A frequent soloist with Virginia Opera and Tidewater Opera Initiative, she has served as soloist with the Virginia Symphony, Symphonicity, and the Williamsburg Choral Guild, among others. In this performance she presents Heggi’s Songs and Sonnets to Ophelia and Bellini’s Ah! Non credea mirati . . . Ah! Non giunge (from La Sonnambula), joined by pianist Steve Kolb, known throughout the region for his command of the keyboard in both classical and jazz styles, as well as collaborating pianist. Recognized by the Cultural Alliance of Hampton Roads for his contributions to the cultural life of the region, he is past chair of the Southern Region of the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts, and past board president of Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia.

Interviews- 90.3 WHRO-FM: 10 a.m. (Sundays on Musical Brunch)

Podcast: (Anytime)

Video Concert Premieres: WHRO Facebook: 5 p.m. (Mondays)

Concerts: 90.3 WHRO-FM: 9 p.m. (Wednesdays on A Local Touch)

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Feb 8 - 19

Love Virtually in The Liberal Arts

Held annually around Valentine’s Day, the Love Liberally symposium—this year Love Virtually—explores love as it relates to the liberal arts. In this virtual age of COVID-19, Virginia Wesleyan University community members will share informal "Bob Talk" videos that explore the concept of love through their own disciplinary lens. After more than a decade, this series has become a University tradition that creates a unique opportunity for exploration of scholarly passions and engaged learning.

Feb 14 - 17

VWU - WHRO Virtual Chamber Series: Rebecca Gilmore, cello Daniel Lau, piano

Virtual Event

Rebecca Gilmore, cello
Daniel Lau, piano
February 14 (interview at 10 a.m.)
February 15 (video concert at 5 p.m.)
February 17 (A Local Touch at 9 p.m.)
 
Orchestral and chamber musician Rebecca Gilmore is Assistant Principal Cello with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra in her 20th year, having previously served as Principal Cellist with the Greensboro Symphony. Gilmore is co-founder of the Ambrosia String Quartet which performs both the classics and works of contemporary composers. In this performance of Beethoven’s Cello Sonata No 3, Gilmore is joined by pianist Daniel Lau, who has performed world-wide in recital and with orchestras, and is praised for his ‘exemplary artistry’ and ‘beautifully shaped playing.’ Also a violinist and conductor, he has directed performances of Manon, Amahl and the Night Visitors, The Merry Widow, and The Magic Flute, among others, and serves as Chair of the Department of Music at Washington Adventist University.

Interviews- 90.3 WHRO-FM: 10 a.m. (Sundays on Musical Brunch)

Podcast: (Anytime)

Video Concert Premieres: WHRO Facebook: 5 p.m. (Mondays)

Concerts: 90.3 WHRO-FM: 9 p.m. (Wednesdays on A Local Touch)

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April

Apr 5

Easter Monday Holiday

Apr 9 - 10

Spring Alumni Weekend

Apr 23

Alumni Day of Giving

Join us as Marlin alumni #makeasplash at VWU! More information coming soon.

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Apr 29

PORT DAY

Apr 30

Spring Honors Convocation & Academic Fair

May

May 6

Reading Day

May 7 - 11

Final Exams

May 17

Online Summer Terms Begin

May 24

Traditional Summer Terms Begin

July

Jul 26 - 31

Sacred Music Summer Conference

Sacred Music Summer Conference
July 26-31, 2021
 
Wesleyan Sacred Music Institute’s annual Sacred Music Summer Conference will feature some 48 workshop sessions led by a host of nationally recognized clinicians including Dr. Kevin Fenton (choral artistry & conducting), Dr. Mary Elizabeth Bringle (hymn-writing and engaging multiple intelligences through song), Victor Johnson (diversity and inclusion activities, developing choral sound), Emily Shackleford (building music ministry), Dr. Wayne Wold (organ, hymn festivals), Alan Reese (handbells), Rev. Janet James (Celtic & Jazz services), Rev. Casey Wait (storytelling), Claudia Moorad (pre-school music), Amanda Page Smith (children’s music), Dr. Eric Bermani (working with the liturgical year), and VWU professors Dr. Craig Wansink (inspired preaching), and Dr. Terry Lindvall (hymns in the movies), and more! Evening events will include an opening chapel Christian Celtic service led by Rev. Janet James, a midweek Festival Worship with the Wesleyan Worship Choir directed by Victor Johnson, and handbell choirs from area churches led by Al Reese, a hymn festival designed and led by Dr. Wayne Wold, and the traditional finale featuring the Wesleyan Festival chorus conducted by Dr. Kevin Fenton with the Wesleyan Brass led by Lawrence Clemens.
 
Stay tuned for details on in-person or online sessions. 

August

Aug 20

Summer Session Ends