The Arts at VWU

February

Feb 4

Virginia Chorale Concert Presents Lift Every Voice and Sing: Music of Black Women Composers

Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center

7:30 p.m.

Virginia Chorale salutes Black History Month and Women’s History Month with Margaret Bonds’ Credo and music of Ysaÿe M. Barnwell and Rosephanye Powell and pianist Stephen Coxe. 

Complimentary admission for VWU Faculty, Staff, Students.

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Feb 13

2023 VWU Student Art Showcase Opening Reception

Sandler Center, Virginia Beach

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, Sandler Center Foundation and the Virginia Beach Cultural Affairs Department will host an opening reception for “The 2023 Virginia Wesleyan University Student Art Showcase" on Monday, February 13, from 6-8 p.m. in the Sandler Center Art Gallery mezzanine lobby, 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach. The showcase presents artwork by students of various academic majors but all share an essential artistic spark that is a hallmark of the academic experience at VWU. Featured artwork from beginning drawing and painting courses show variousdepictions on the theme of campus life. Artwork in this exhibition will be on display until mid-April 2023.

For more information, contact Curator of Exhibitions for the Neil Britton Art Gallery and Professor of Art at VWU John Rudel at jrudel@vwu.edu

Feb 17

Tidewater Classical Guitar: Rene Izquierdo

Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center

7:30 p.m.

 

René Izquierdo’s artistry and virtuosity on the concert stage is captivating. To witness his performances is an experience—an experience capable of enriching people ’s lives and adding beauty to our world. We are thrilled to have René join us for what will surely be a remarkable and memorable night of music.

$30 General Admission
$25 Seniors,Military, and Educators
$10 Students

Free to VWU community

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Feb 24

A Capella Festival with Deke Sharon

Susan S. Goode Fine & Performing Arts Center

6:00 p.m.

Deke Sharon, the father of contemporary a capella, vocal producer for “The Sing Off” and all three of Universal’s hit films “Pitch Perfect” comes to Virginia Wesleyan to work with a ten different capella and choral groups high schools and colleges in southeast Virginia. The final concert will feature performances by each group and numbers by all 100+ combined voices. 

Admission is free.

 

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March

Mar 30 - Apr 2

VWU Theatre Department Presents Airness by Chelsea Marcantal

Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center

VWU Theatre Department Presents "Airness," by Chelsea Marcantel, a comedy about competition, completion, and finding the airness inside yourself.
When Nina enters her first air guitar competition, she thinks winning will be easy. But as she befriends a group of charismatic nerds all committed to becoming the next champion, she discovers that there's more to this art form than playing pretend; it's about finding yourself in your favorite songs, and performing with raw joy. Will Nina be able to let go and set herself free onstage? Following her mission to shred or be shredded, Airness is an exuberant reminder that everything we need to rock is already inside us. A comedy about competition, completion, and finding the airness inside yourself.
The production runs from Thursday, March 30 thru Sunday, April 2.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
$15 Adult/$10 Senior/Student/Military/First Responder
Free for VWU Faculty, Staff, Students
 

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April

Apr 5

Carnegie Hall Homecoming Concert

Susan S. Goode Fine & Performing Arts Center

7:30 p.m.

Celebrate the Virginia Wesleyan Choirs third performance in Carnegie Hall and the Vocal and Performing Arts Academy at Salem High School’s Carnegie Hall debut as they present Ola Gjeilo’s Sunrise Mass two weeks after they performed it in New York City. 
Free Admission

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Apr 14 - 15

VWU Music Department Presents JukeVox!

Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center

7:30 p.m.

Wesleyan Vox Vera presents their annual JukeVox concert, featuring songs by James Taylor, Stevie Nicks, Chicago, Otis Redding, and more. 

Performances: Friday, April 14 & Saturday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Free Admission

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Apr 20

Virginia Wesleyan Orchestra Concert

Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center

7:30 p.m.

The Virginia Wesleyan Orchestra, under the direction of Justin Stanley, presents works by Mozart, Beethoven, and more!

Free Admission

 

 

 

 

 

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Apr 21

Virginia Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble Concert

Susan S. Goode Fine & Performing Arts Center

7:30 p.m.

 

The Virginia Wesleyan Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Cory Franklin presents works by Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard, and more. 

Free Admission

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May

May 5

TCG Showcase Concert Featuring Tidewater Guitar Orchestra and Guests

Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center

7:30 p.m.

The TCG Showcase is the backbone of our concert season: a concert that brings together artists from our region for a powerful concert experience devoted to the community. This year’s concert will feature works commissioned by TCG over the years, including music by Andrew York, Thea Musgrave, Adolphus Hailstork, and a newly commissioned work by Andrew Zohn!

$30 General Admission
$25 Seniors,Military, and Educators
$10 Students

Free to VWU community

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