Southern Virginia University will host its annual Education Conference on Friday and Saturday, June 4-5. Speakers and musicians from around the country will focus on the conference theme, “Be of Good Cheer: The Future is as Bright as Your Faith.”
Southern Virginia University will present “Spring Showers of Song,” the final concert of the school year at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 22 at Chandler Hall.
On Thursday, April 15, 4:30 p.m. the annual Senior Art Show will open at Southern Virginia University’s Main Hall ballroom. Fourteen senior art students—the largest group yet to mount such a capstone exhibit—will kick off the show with presentations about their artwork. At 5:30 p.m. artists and audience will move to Main Hall’s third floor for a reception and the exhibition of the artwork. The art will be on display for the following two weeks.
Cellist Jesse Houchens, student of Lexington artist and teacher Julia Goudimova, will anchor the Southern Virginia University Orchestra’s concert on Thursday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Chandler Hall.
The Southern Virginia University Flute Choir, under the direction of Launa Whitehead, will present a concert, “Sounds of Spring,” on Thursday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ballroom. All are invited, free of charge, to join in a musical hour heralding this welcome, long-awaited spring.
This Wednesday, March 3, at 7:00 p.m. in the ballroom Southern Virginia University and local community members will have the privilege of listening to the brilliant, stirring piano artistry of Lise Keiter. She will honor the 200th anniversary of the birth of composer Robert Schumann by performing music of Schumann and his wife Clara, as well as selections by Beethoven and Brahms.
Southern Virginia University’s Bela Voce and Chamber Choir will join their voices and their hearts in “Jubilee!” at Chandler Hall on Thursday, February 11, at 7:30 p.m.
Spring semester at Southern Virginia brings a bounty of arts and performance events for both the campus community and friends from the surrounding area to enjoy. Theatre, music, visual arts, and dance students all work toward refining their talents as they share them on stage and in the gallery.
The Southern Virginia University Friday forum will break out of its customary pattern on Friday, January 29, at 11 a.m. Renowned Lexington fiddler, banjoist and guitarist James Leva, will bring his friends Nora Jane Struthers, PJ George and Matthew Olwell to fill the Stoddard Center with traditional Appalachian music.