Conservatory offers variety of performances to enjoy

Caroline Madden, ‘Doah Staff Writer
August 20, 2013

'Doah photo by Ubi Abdul-Jawad

‘Doah photo by Ubi Abdul-Jawad

If you enjoy going to see live performances you need look no further than right here on Shenandoah’s campus. The 2013-14 season offers more than 100 performances in theatre, dance and music. Shenandoah students have the special perk of being able to see all of these for free.

Music lovers have the opportunity to hear live music in a variation of styles, including classical music from our symphony orchestra and wind ensemble, as well as contemporary jazz from our jazz ensemble.

“The World of the Piano” concerts will feature performances and lectures by acclaimed pianists from around the world. There will five concerts in the series which will be held on Sunday afternoons in Armstrong Concert Hall this fall.

There will be two opera productions this year, Kurt Weill’s “Der Protagonist” and Massenet’s “Cendrillon” (Cinderella). And, there will also be many other Shenandoah music performances featured at the Bright Box Theater in downtown Winchester.

Our dance department will have three productions this year, the Fall Dance Concert, Senior Dance Concert and Spring Dance Concert. These are choreographed by our faculty artists and students, and incorporate many types of dance such as modern, ballet, tap and jazz. The incredible hard work and talent of the dancers makes for wonderful performances not to be missed.

The theatre department has several plays, musicals and youth theatre performances scheduled throughout the year. Main Stage productions are held at the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre and the smaller Second Stage Theatre productions are in the Glaize Studio Theater.

This year we have several musicals such as “All Shook Up,” which features the celebrated songs of Elvis Presley. One of our plays will be “To Kill a Mockingbird,” based on the famous novel. From serious dramas to lighthearted comedies, there is something for everyone this season.

Those mentioned are only a few of the fantastic performance opportunities that will be happening on campus this year. To find a complete list and dates, visit http://www.conservatoryperforms.org.

For free tickets, bring your student I.D. to the Box Office located in the Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre two hours prior to the performance time. Don’t miss out on the incredible 2013-14 season.

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