The School of the Arts Schedule

Whether in the visual art gallery, the dance theatre, the concert hall, the recital hall, or the flexible theatre, a rich and diverse arts season awaits you. The Arts Ablaze contains the schedule for the year and comments from each of the arts department chairs. You can also download the entire ArtsAblaze. Looking for a past edition of an ArtsAblaze? Check our archives.

Any changes made from the original printing of the Arts Ablaze will be highlighted in red font below.

For further details or reservations call the appropriate department sponsoring the events or performance:

Creative Writing
rsmith@belhaven.edu
601-968-8996
Dance
dance@belhaven.edu
601-965-1400
Music
music@belhaven.edu
601-974-6494
Theatre
boxoffice@belhaven.edu
601-965-7026
Visual Arts
visualarts@belhaven.edu
601-965-1400

Belhaven Arts Ablaze Spring 2016

JANUARY 15, 2016
JOCELYN ZHU
ALUMNI VIOLIN RECITAL
FRIDAY, 7:30 PM, CONCERT HALL
Beginning her university studies at BU at the age of 14, Jocelyn Zhu, now 20, is in her first year as a Master’s Degree violinist at the Juilliard School with Mrs. Catherine Cho. She is currently the recipient of the John P. Hanvey Memorial Scholarship. Ms. Zhu has been invited to perform in many prestigious venues such as the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, as well as being named to prominent positions in orchestras across the nation. This concert is part of a two-concert series and will contain works by Mozart, Beethoven, Vieuxtemps, and Bach – all performed by Jocelyn Zhu, violin; accompanied by Dr. Lynn Raley, piano. Complimentary admission. Doors open at 7 pm.  

JANUARY 16, 2016
NFMC YOUNG ARTIST RECITAL
NICHOLAS SUSI, PIANO

SATURDAY, 7:30 PM, CONCERT HALL
Current National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) Young Artist, pianist Nicholas Susi has performed extensively as recitalist, soloist, and accompanist across the United States and Europe, including winning the NFMC National Young Artist Competition. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, he continued his piano studies at the University of Kansas (B.M. Piano, minor in German), the University of Michigan (M.M. Piano), and at the Hochschule für Musik and Tanz Köln as a two-time DAAD grantee. Primary teachers include Zena Ilyashov, Jack Winerock, Zitta Zohar, Arthur Greene, and Nina Tichman. Complimentary admission. Doors open at 7 pm.

JANUARY 1623, 2016
GRAPHIC DESIGN DEPARTMENT STUDENT SHOW
OPENING RECEPTION SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 2:004:00 PM
EXHIBITED MONDAYFRIDAY, 10:006:00 PM OR BY APPT.
BITSY IRBY VISUAL ARTS AND DANCE CENTER, ART GALLERY
In only its third year, the annual Graphic Design Department student show is a collection of the best work of the year. This is a juried exhibition, in which judges from many leading design studios and various advertising agencies choose the work you will see in the show. This show will include various print, packaging, web/multi-media and brand design exploration.  Complimentary admission.

JANUARY 18, 2016
PRESTON CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES
AN EVENING OF DIAMONDS II: PIANO TRIO
MONDAY, 7:30 PM, CONCERT HALL
Clarinet, Cello and Piano provide the instrumentation of Beethoven’s Piano Trio in B-flat, Op. 11 and Brahms’ Clarinet Trio in A Minor, Op. 114.  The Beethoven Trio presents a popular song from 18th century Vienna as the basis for a series of variations in the third movement.  The Brahms Trio presents a somber tone with both romantic utterances and inward soul searching.  MSO Principal Clarinetist Kenneth Graves and Principal Cellist Jesse Christeson join with Pianist Dr. Stephen Sachs to offer this delightful evening of music. Complimentary admission. Doors open at 7 pm.

JANUARY 22, 2016
DANCINSTYLESEVENING OF SOCIAL DANCE
FRIDAY, 6:30 PM, Dance for Kids, & 710 PM, INSTRUCTION & DANCE
BITSY IRBY VISUAL ARTS AND DANCE CENTER STUDIO THEATER
An evening of participatory social dance styles and forms from the 1950’s to 1990’s. A fun evening for all ages! Special event sponsored by DOXA. General Admission $5 for children and $10 for Adults; Seniors/Students $5; Complimentary admission for Belhaven students, faculty, staff and their immediate families.

JANUARY 30, 2016
MASTER OF FINE ARTS
CLARA GRACE WATSON,
THESIS CONCERT
SATURDAY, 11 AM & 4 PM
BITSY IRBY VISUAL ARTS AND DANCE CENTER STUDIO THEATRE
This will be a traveling dance concert that begins and ends at the Bitsy Irby Visual Arts Building. Attendees should wear walking shoes and attire for outdoor weather. Complimentary admission.

FEBRUARY 46, 2016
NIGHT, MOTHER
BY MARSHA NORMAN
DIRECTED BY ELISSSA SARTWELL
THURSDAYSATURDAY, 7:30 PM, BARBER AUDITORIUM
This eloquent, enthralling and ultimately shattering play explores the final hour in a young woman’s life.  As the play begins, Jessie announces calmly to her mother that she intends to take her own life.  Her father is dead, her marriage has ended in divorce, her absent son is a petty thief, she has lost her job, and she views her entire existence as unprofitable and stale.   ‘NIGHT MOTHER offers a heart-breaking glimpse into the realities of depression and mental illness.  Post-show discussions with guest panelists will follow each performance. General Admission $10; Seniors/Students $5; Complimentary admission for Belhaven students, faculty, staff and their immediate families. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.

FEBRUARY 56, 2016
A LITTLE OPERA FOR CHILDREN
THE FROG PRINCE
FRIDAY, 7:30 PM, SATURDAY, 9:30 AM & 11:30 AM, CONCERT HALL
Each year beginning with Little Red Riding Hood in 2012 to last year’s The Maker of Illusions, thousands of Jackson area children and adults have enjoyed our Little Operas for Children productions.  This year, Dr. Christopher Shelt and the Belhaven Vocal Arts students present another clever one-act opera, The Frog Prince, adapted from the Brothers Grimm tale.  This is a story full of lessons about keeping our promises.  Come meet the persistent Frog Prince, the somewhat-spoiled Princess, and the Wise Queen...not to mention the troupe of Frog Dancers who help tell the tale, hopefully without “leaping” to conclusions. Complimentary admission. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.

FEBRUARY 1213, 2016
DANCE MINISTRY ENSEMBLE
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, 7:30 PM
BITSY IRBY VISUAL ARTS AND DANCE CENTER STUDIO THEATRE
The Dance Ministry Ensemble and DOXA presents a selection of original dances created by guest artists and dance faculty aimed to encourage and inspire the spirit of all who attend.  General Admission $10; Seniors/Students $5; Complimentary admission for Belhaven students, faculty, staff and their immediate families. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.

FEBRUARY 16, 2016
30TH ANNUAL AGO
ORGAN-CHORAL FESTIVAL WITH BELHAVEN CHOIRS
TUESDAY, 7:00 PM
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, JACKSON
Guest Organist, Samuel Metzger performs as featured concert organist and in conjunction with the Belhaven University Concert Choir and Chorale directed by Dr. Christopher Shelt and Mr. Chris Phillips.  Complimentary Admission.

FEBRUARY 1819 , 2016
BA ORAL PRESENTATIONS
THURSDAYFRIDAY, 6:30 PM
BITSY IRBY VISUAL ARTS AND DANCE CENTER STUDIO THEATRE
Graduating BA seniors present an evening of scholarly presentations emphasizing distinct concentrated dance studies and research. Complimentary admission. Doors open at 6 pm.

FEBRUARY 20, 2016
FACULTY COMPOSITION CONCERT
DR. ANDREW SAUERWEIN
SATURDAY, 7:30 PM, CONCERT HALL
Belhaven’s resident composer, Dr. Andrew Sauerwein, presents a sampling of recent collaborations, as well as selected compositions by his former students.  Featuring a variety of performers and collaborators, the music involves such topics as an earthquake, a tower, a folk song, life, love, discord, and beauty.  Complimentary admission. Doors open at 7 pm.

FEBRUARY 23, 2016
SACHS SOLO/DUO PIANO RECITAL
TUESDAY, 7:30 PM, CONCERT HALL
The epic struggle of evil against triumphant beauty, goodness, and truth found in Liszt's Piano Sonata in B Minor is balanced by the passionately romantic writing of Rachmaninoff in his duo piano works. Dr. and Mrs. Stephen Sachs, pianists, host this “tour de force” of music for one and two pianos. Complimentary admission. Doors open at 7pm.

FEBRUARY 2427, 2016
BFA DANCE CONCERTS
WEDNESDAYSATURDAY, 7:30 PM
BITSY IRBY VISUAL ARTS AND DANCE CENTER STUDIO THEATRE
Graduating BFA seniors and students of DOXA present a selection of original and innovative choreography and performance highlighting individualized focus and concentration of embodied dance investigation and studies. Two separate concerts; Concert 1: Wednesday and Friday and Concert 2: Thursday and Saturday. General Admission $10; Seniors/Students $5; Complimentary admission for Belhaven students, faculty, staff and their immediate families. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.

FEBRUARY 2427, 2016
DOCTOR FAUSTUS
BY CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE
DIRECTED BY JOSEPH FROST
WEDNESDAYSATURDAY, 7:30 PM
SATURDAY MATINEE, 2 PM,
BLACKBOX THEATRE
Join us for this mythic tale illustrating mankind’s insatiable desire for knowledge and power.  Doctor Faustus, restless for knowledge, forsakes scholarship for magic and makes a pact with the Devil:  if the evil spirit, Mephistopheles will serve him for 24 years, Faustus will yield his soul to the devil after death.  It isn’t long before Faustus’ doubts about the bargain begin to plague him, but Mephistopheles has plenty of entertainment on hand to distract Faustus from the terrifying reality of his position and the prospect of its agonizing conclusion. General Admission $10; Seniors/Students $5; Complimentary admission for Belhaven students, faculty, staff and their immediate families.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.

MARCH 1, 2016
FACULTY VOICE RECITAL: DR. CHRISTOPHER SHELT, BARITONE
WINTERREISE: WINTER JOURNEY INTO DESPAIR
A MULTI-MEDIA EXPERIENCE

By FRANZ SCHUBERT
TUESDAY, 7:30 PM, CONCERT HALL
Translated "Winter's Journey," this famous cycle of songs describes a heart-broken man's love-lost journey into winter and ultimately into utter despair. This hauntingly beautiful music will be sung in the original German. To assist those who are new to this art form, this innovative performance will be complemented by projected, thought-provoking, visual images and English translations. Take the opportunity to enter into this magical, musical, and visual winter's journey, a sung saga of sorrow. Complimentary admission.  Doors open at 7 pm.

MARCH 3, 2016
BEST OF BELHAVEN II
THURSDAY, 7:30 PM, CONCERT HALL
The Music Department presents the most outstanding student performances from the last three months on one concert. Musical variety and excellence are the gifts from our student performers to you.  Complimentary admission. Doors open at 7 pm.

APRIL 2, 2016
STUDENT INVITATIONAL ART EXHIBITION
OPENING RECEPTION SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 2:004:00 PM
EXHIBITED MONDAYFRIDAY, 10:006:00 PM OR BY APPT.
BITSY IRBY VISUAL ARTS AND DANCE CENTER, ART GALLERY
This annual juried exhibition of student works highlights a wide range of styles and media including drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and mixed media. This exhibition always has been one of our most festive and popular openings. Complimentary Admission.

APRIL 7, 2016
A NIGHT OF PERCUSSION AND CLASSICAL GUITAR
THURSDAY, 7:30 PM, CONCERT HALL
The Belhaven University Percussion Ensemble is proud to present an innovative program that features works written entirely for percussion instruments – both traditional and obscure – fused with elements borrowed from the worlds of theater and dance. Classical guitarists offer elegant, intimate musical contrasts throughout the concert. Complimentary admission. Doors open at 7 pm.

APRIL 89, 1516, 2016
SPRING DANCE CONCERT
BELHAVEN UNIVERSITY DANCE ENSEMBLE
FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 7:30 PM
SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 2:00 PM MATINEE & 7:30 PM
FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 7:30 PM
SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 7:30 PM
BITSY IRBY VISUAL ARTS AND DANCE CENTER STUDIO THEATRE
A showcase of choreography by dance faculty and guest artists is presented by the Belhaven University Dance Ensemble and DOXA. The range of styles includes classical and contemporary ballet and traditional and contemporary modern.   General Admission $10; Seniors/Students $5; Complimentary admission for Belhaven students, faculty, staff and their immediate families. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.

APRIL 12, 2016
STUDENT COMPOSERS CONCERT XVI
TUESDAY, 7:30 PM, RECITAL ROOM
The Belhaven Composers Forum invites you to an interactive showcase of engaging new works by Belhaven student composers. The program will explore new ways to experience the adventure of music-making as the composers and performers open windows into their creative worlds. Complimentary admission. Doors open at 7 pm.

APRIL 1516, 20-23, 2016
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
BOOK AND LYRICS BY HOWARD ASHMAN
MUSIC BY ALAN MENKEN
DIRECTED BY DR. DAVID SOLLISH
FRIDAY-SATURDAY, 7:30 PM

WEDNESDAY-SATURDAY, 7:30 PM
SATURDAY MATINEE, APRIL 16 & 23, 2 PM
BLACKBOX THEATRE
Feed the need for musical hilarity with this delicious sci-fi smash about a man-eating plant.  The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” after his coworker and crush.  The Audrey II, a raucous, R&B-singing carnivore, promises unending fame and fortune to the down-and-out Seymour as long as he keeps feeding it BLOOD. Over time, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s devious intent—world domination!  Don’t miss this deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood smash hit. General Admission $10; Seniors/Students $5; Complimentary admission for Belhaven students, faculty, staff and their immediate families.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.

APRIL 15, 2016
STRINGS & ORCHESTRA CONCERT
FRIDAY, 7:30 PM, CONCERT HALL
Come and enjoy a colorful and beautiful showcase of string solos and chamber groups featuring our University’s outstanding string students, as well as the Belhaven String Chamber Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra.  Complimentary admission. Doors open at 7 pm.

APRIL 16, 2016
ALL-STATE STRINGS CONCERT
SATURDAY, 3 PM, CONCERT HALL
Mississippi’s best high school string students present the results of two intensive days of rehearsal. Complimentary admission. Doors open at 2:30 pm.

APRIL 22, 2016
INSTRUMENTAL ARTS CONCERT
FRIDAY, 7:30 PM, CONCERT HALL
Come and experience a new and unique combination of chords and timbres as the Wind Ensemble drives down the contemporary avenue and performs some of the newer music in the wind band repertoire.  With a variety of ensembles, a confluence of improvisational genres and styles delivers a unique musical flavor!  This is a musical stew with all the ingredients including contemporary jazz, some original B.U. Blues and a side dish of some Gospel Music, jazzed up of course.  In short, IT’S GONNA BE FUN! Complimentary admission. Doors open at 7 pm.

APRIL 23, 2016
CHORAL & VOCAL ARTS CONCERT
BACH & ALL THAT JAZZ
SATURDAY, 7:30 PM, CONCERT HALL
Ward Swingle made the connection that Bach’s Baroque musical language had many intersections with the harmonic character of Jazz.  His Jazz arrangements of Bach instrumental pieces are the stuff of legend.   Belhaven Concert Choir and Chorale, under the batons of Dr. Christopher Shelt and Mr. Chris Phillips, present an evening of toe-tappin’ Swingle Bach arrangements.  Choirs and soloists perform numerous jazz standards with new Jazz Piano adjunct faculty member, Margaret Ingram. It don’t mean a thing... if it ain’t got that swing.  Complimentary admission. Doors open at 7 pm.

APRIL 25, 2016
COMPOSERS' ORCHESTRAL READING SESSION
MONDAY, 5:30 PM,
TRUSTMARK GRAND HALL, MISSISSIPPI MUSEUM OF ART
Student composers from Belhaven University and Mississippi College realize the dream of having their compositions read by professional players of the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, directed by Maestro Crafton Beck. Brief discussions of the compositions and the composers’ intentions are part of this positive, engaging, and exploratory session.  Complimentary admission. Doors open at 5 pm. Reception following in the Grand Hall.

APRIL 25, 2016
BEST OF BELHAVEN III
MONDAY, 7:30 PM, CONCERT HALL
The Music Department presents the most outstanding student performances from the last two months on one concert. Musical variety and excellence are the gifts from our student performers to you. Complimentary admission. Doors open at 7 pm.

 

Belhaven Arts Ablaze Fall 2015

August 22, 2015
Guest Artist & Faculty Guitar Concert
MirićSisters
Saturday, 7:30 om, Recital Room
Music adjunct faculty member Tanja Mirić and her twin, Darka Kooienga (Duo Mirić), are from Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. They began their classical guitar training at the age of eight with Prof. Ljubinko Jović who encouraged them to play as a duo. Duo Mirić has won multiple prizes at Mississippi guitar competitions as well as college duo and overall college division competitions at the University of Texas at Brownsville Ensemble Festival. Most recently, they were semifinalists in the 2013 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition in New York City. Tonight they will be playing compositions by J.S. Bach, E. Granados, J. Haydn, J. Zenamon, Uroš Dojčinović and L. Brouwer. Complimentary admission. Doors open at 7 pm.

August 22, 2015
24-Hour Theatre Thing
Saturday, 7:30 pm, Blackbox Theatre
From Zero to Ten Minute Play in 24 Hours! Students gather on Friday and create an original piece of theatre in a single day; from idea to script to rehearsal to performance.
Complimentary admission. Doors open at 7 pm.

September 8, 2015
Preston Chamber Music Series
An Evening of Diamonds I
Belhaven Piano Quartet
Tuesday, 7:30 pm, Concert Hall
Early Mendelssohn Opus 1 and mature Brahms Opus 60 display the full range of beauty and excitement in the romantic piano quartet repertoire.  Belhaven Music Faculty performers include Mr. Song Xie, violin; Mrs. Liz Taylor Burgess, viola; Mrs. Nancy Bateman, cello; and Dr. Stephen Sachs, piano.
Complimentary admission. Doors open at 7 pm.

September 15, 2015
Guest Artist Voice & Piano Recital:
Dr. Kate Rawls & Mei-En Chou
Tuesday, 7:30 pm, Concert Hall
The vocal and piano duo, Dr. Kate Rawls and Mei-En Chou, hail from Louisiana College in  Pineville, LA. Tonight they will be gracing the Concert Hall stage as part of their summer tour.
Complimentary admission. Doors open at 7 pm.

September 17, 2015
Mine Eyes Have Seen: Place & Southern Writers
Thursday 12:302:00 pm
Student Center, Theater
Faculty Lecture Series
Novelist Howard Bahr and poet Randy Smith talk about the relationship between Southern writers and Southern landscapes. The presentation will include visual illustrations of Southern geographies, both urban and rural. Each writer also will read relevant selections from their own works and discuss the complex task writers face when they attempt to “see” actual landscapes and create fictional landscapes.
Complimentary admission. Open to the public.

September 19, 2015
Belhaven Alumni Invitational Exhibition
Saturday, September 19, 2015 2:004:00 pm
Bitsy Irby Dance & Visual ArtsCenter, Gallery Opening Reception
An exhibition featuring the work of various Belhaven Art Alumni. Works will include paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, and mixed media.
Complimentary admission.  

September 19, 2015
Community Dance Concert
Saturday, 7:30 pm, Concert Hall
Members of Belhaven University dance faculty, students, DOXA and alumni join together with other local dance artists to offer an inspiring and lively evening of dance.
General admission $10, seniors & students $5. Complimentary admission for Belhaven students, faculty, staff and their immediate families. Doors open at 7 pm.

September 30- October 3, 2015
Doubt
By John Patrick Shanley
Directed by Joseph Frost
WednesdaySaturday, 7:30 pm
Saturday Matinee, 2 pm,
Blackbox Theatre
“What do you do when you’re not sure?” This line opens the 2005 Pulitzer prize winning play  by John Patrick Shanley. When Sister Aloysius, the strict principal of a Catholic elementary school suspects Father Flynn, the parish priest of molesting the school’s only African American student, she is determined to have Father Flynn removed from the school at all costs. As investigations are made into the accusations, doubts swirl, emotions reach a fever-pitch, and questions remain unanswered. In this stirring drama, Shanley invites us to ask ourselves, “What do you do when you’re not sure?” General admission $10, seniors & students $5. Complimentary admission for Belhaven students, faculty, staff and their immediate families. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance

October 17, 2015
Alumni Collaborative Piano Recital
Nicole Harwell
Saturday, 7:30 pm, Concert Hall
After studying with Dr. Sachs and earning a Music degree with an emphasis in Collaborative Piano at BU, Nicole Harwell returns to perform together with violinist Alex McKamie, as the COMPASS DUO. Nicole has earned her Master of Music degree at the University of Northern Colorado, performed across the US and in Peru, taught as an adjunct faculty member and in her own private studio, and accompanied choirs, operas, musicals, and soloists. Tonight the Compass Duo will present works by Beethoven, Grieg, and Prokofiev.
Complimentary admission. Doors open at 7 pm.

October 2931, 2015
Ghost Stories of Mississippi
Written by Joseph Frost
Directed by Elissa Sartwell
ThursdaySaturday, 7:30 pm
Gillespie Commons
Take a walk through Mississippi’s ghostly history.  Stories of intrigue and mystery will be shared as a talented cast of ghostly guides lead you through each chilling tale.
General admission $10, seniors & students $5. Complimentary admission for Belhaven students, faculty, staff and their immediate families.

November 6, 7, 13, 14, 2015
Fall Dance Concert
Friday, November 6, 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 7, 2 pm & 7:30 pm
Friday, November 13, 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 14, 7:30 pm
Bitsy Irby Visual Arts and Dance Center Studio Theatre
A showcase of choreography by dance faculty and guest artists, presented by the Belhaven University Dance Ensemble and members of DOXA. Styles include classical and contemporary ballet and contemporary modern. General admission $10, seniors & students $5. Complimentary admission for Belhaven students, faculty, staff and their immediate families. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each concert.

November 67, 1114, 2015
Shrek, The Musical
Book and Lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
Music by Jeanine Tesori
Directed by Dr. David Sollish
FridaySaturday, 7:30 pm
WednesdayFriday, 7:30 pm
Saturday Matinee,
November 7 & 14, 2 pm,
Blackbox Theatre
“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek…” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey and a feisty princess. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on-hand…and his name is Shrek! Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, SHREK THE MUSICAL brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears! General admission $10, seniors & students $5. Complimentary admission for Belhaven students, faculty, staff and their immediate families. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.

November 10, 2015
Student Composers Concert XV
Tuesday, 7:30 pm, Recital Room
The Belhaven Composers Forum invites you to an interactive showcase of engaging new works by Belhaven student composers. The program will explore new ways to experience the adventure of music-making as the composers and performers open windows into their creative worlds. Complimentary admission. Doors open at 7 pm.

November 13, 2015
Arts Discover Day

Arts Discover Day is for potential students who want an introduction into Belhaven's thriving School of the Arts. Sign up to get a full access pass to learn about the arts at Belhaven: Dance, Visual Arts, Creative Writing, Graphic Design, Theatre, Music

November 13, 2015
Instrumental Arts Concert
Friday, 7:30 pm, Concert Hall
Come and experience the new and unique timbres of the Woodwind and Brass ensembles as they revisit the works of traditional composers and move to the always exciting contemporary avenue and perform some of the newer music in the small ensemble repertoire. You will hear everything from Baroque to Twentieth century music, in short, IT’S GONNA BE FUN!
Complimentary admission. Doors open at 7 pm.

November 16, 2015
Symphony Orchestra Concert
Monday, 7:30 pm, Concert Hall
The Belhaven University Symphony Orchestra will present Brahms’s magnificent Symphony No. 2. A beauty of colorful themes, warm and profound harmonies, and masterful construction combine to make this a world-wide favorite. You don’t want to miss this exciting and beautiful night of symphonic music.
Complimentary admission. Doors open at 7 pm.

November 1819, 2015
DOXA Dance Concert
Wednesday & Thursday, 7:30 PM
Bitsy Irby Visual Arts and Dance Center Studio Theatre
This event highlights emerging young creative artists’ choreography and performance which is produced by members of DOXA.
General admission $10, seniors & students $5. Complimentary admission for Belhaven students, faculty, staff and their immediate families. Doors open at 7 pm.

November 22, 2015
Choral and Vocal Arts Concert of the Peopleand by the People: Sacred Choral and Vocal Music by American Composers
Sunday, 7:00 pm,
Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4000 Ridgewood Road
What do names like Dan Forrest, Daniel Gawthrop, Robert Ray, Moses Hogan, John Leavitt, Dan Miller, and Leonard Bernstein have in common? They are all American composers of sacred choral and vocal music. Join us for an inspiring evening of worshipful choral and vocal offerings American-style! Along with student solo offerings, Dr. Christopher Shelt and Mr. Christopher Phillips conduct performances by the Belhaven Concert Choir and the Belhaven Chorale.
Complimentary admission. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

November 23, 2015
Best of Belhaven I
Monday, 7:30 pm, Concert Hall
The Music Department presents the most outstanding student performances of the semester in one concert. Musical variety and excellence are the gifts from our student performers to you.
Complimentary admission. Doors open at 7 pm.

December 45, 2015
The 83rd Annual Singing Christmas Tree
Friday & Saturday, 7:30 pm, Soccer Bowl
Voices! Carols! Lights! The Belhaven University Singing Christmas Tree is the oldest outdoor singing Christmas tree tradition in America. Dr. Christopher Shelt conducts the singing forces made up of the 70 Belhaven Choral Arts singers along with 60 additional students, faculty, and staff. That is 130 voices joining forces to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas!
Complimentary admission.