2021 Spring Arts Weekend: April 23 and 24

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Featuring performances by the music, theatre, and art departments as well as senior capstone presentations


University News | April 1, 2021

The Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Virginia Wesleyan University will present a virtual Spring Arts Weekend on April 23 and 24. The weekend includes performances and presentations by the music, theatre, and art departments as well as presentations of student senior capstone projects. Most events will have a live premiere and be available for on-demand streaming throughout the weekend.

Available All Weekend

Visual Art Virtual Gallery
Take a virtual walk through the Neil Britton Art Gallery “remote” annex and view the works of current art students.

Friday, April 23 

1:00 p.m. Instrumental Concert
Join the Virginia Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble and Orchestra, directed by Jason Squinobal and Kelby Schnepel, for a variety of great music and performances, including music by Hailstork and Respighi and songs like Afroblue. Live premiere at 1:00 p.m. on the VWU Digital Broadcasting Network, available for on-demand streaming afterwards.

2:00 p.m. Virginia Wesleyan Choirs: “Would you Harbor Me”
The Virginia Wesleyan Camerata, directed by Bryson Mortensen, presents a collection of choral works by and about individuals who are members of marginalized communities, including the LGBTQ+ community, people of color. The concert will also include performances by Virginia Wesleyan Bravura from the Justice Choir Songbook, conducted by student conductors. Live premiere at 2:00 p.m. on the VWU Digital Broadcasting Network, available for on-demand streaming afterwards.

3:00 p.m. JukeVox: Road Trip
Hop in the back seat while Virginia Wesleyan Vox Vera takes you on a drive around Hampton Roads while they sing some of their road trip favorite tunes, including “Lovely Day,” “Stand By Me,” and more. Live premiere at 3:00 p.m. on the VWU Digital Broadcasting Network, available for on-demand streaming afterwards.

4:00 p.m. Theatre: Musical Revue
Virginia Wesleyan Theatre presents a Musical Theatre Revue, directed by Sally Shedd. VWU students perform show-stopping songs from musicals such as Les Miserables, Rent, Six, Wicked, and Hamilton. Live premiere at 4:00 p.m. on the VWU Digital Broadcasting Network, available for on-demand streaming afterwards.

7:00 p.m. Theatre: Jennifer Vega '21, Senior Capstone, "Sick of You"
When a young couple finds themselves in quarantine together, they have to learn how to communicate with each other or they’re in for a very awkward two weeks. A short play written and directed by Jennifer Vega. Showing at 7:00 p.m. on the VWU Digital Broadcasting Network, available for on-demand streaming afterwards.

Saturday, April 24

Available All Day
Look above for shows you missed. All are available to livestream on demand on the VWU Digital Broadcasting Network.

2:00 p.m. Thomas Reinhold '21, Senior Recital
Thomas Reinhold presents a reprise of his senior recital as part of his Bachelor of Musical Arts Degree. Thomas will be accompanied by George Stone and is a member of Billye Brown Youmans’ Studio. Originally recorded on April 17, 2021. Showing at 2:00 p.m. on the VWU Digital Broadcasting Network, available for on-demand streaming afterwards.

4:00 p.m. Serena Smith '21, Senior Recital
Serena Smith presents her senior recital live as part of her Bachelor of Musical Arts Degree. Serena will be accompanied by George Stone and is a member of Billye Brown Youmans’ Studio. Join via Zoom.


Learn more about the Arts at VWU.