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AMT Public Events, Fall Semester 2011


When:Fall Semester, 2011

About this event:
AUGUST
August: Fall auditions for the Masquers theatre troupe and for various music ensembles including wind ensemble, jazz ensemble, choirs, and orchestra.

August 15 to September 9: “Street Journal: An Exhibition of Documentary Paintings" a solo guest art exhibition of Atlanta painter Christina Bray in the Armstrong Fine Arts Gallery. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays. Admission is free.

August 22-24: Armstrong Masquers student theatre troupe holds auditions for four of its Fall season productions: Gruesome Playground Injuries, Conversations with a Sphinx, Two Rooms, and The Drowsy Chaperone, open to the public, beginning at 6 p.m. in Armstrong Jenkins Hall Theater.

August 23: Armstrong Atlantic Youth Orchestra holds new-member auditions for openings in the AAYO for the 2011-2012 season. Auditions, by appointment, are in Armstrong Fine Arts Hall. To schedule an audition, contact Lorraine Jones by e-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). AAYO is sponsored in part by the Savannah Friends of Music, http://www.savannahfriendsofmusic.com.

August 25: Anthony Kennedy, trombone, and Paul Vogel, tuba, in student recital accompanied by Elizabeth Van Hoy at 2:30 p.m. in Fine Arts Auditorium. Their program includes music by Giuseppe Verdi, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Edward Gregson, and Paul Hindemith. Admission is free.

August 25-27: Armstrong Masquers theatre troupe kicks-off its Fall season with “Simon Says”, a three night repertory run of Neil Simon comedies. Productions include The Odd Couple: Female Version (Thursday), The Prisoner of Second Avenue (Friday), and Barefoot in the Park (Saturday). Performances are at 7:30 p.m. in Armstrong Jenkins Hall Theater. General admission to each show: Only $10. Discounts available to military, seniors, alumni association members, and students/children. Armstrong staff, faculty, and students presenting valid Armstrong PirateCard will be admitted free of charge. Connect Savannah is the print sponsor of the Masquers.

August 27: Armstrong Atlantic Youth Orchestra program is holds new-member auditions for the 2011-2012 season, open to students enrolled in primary grades through high school and including Armstrong students (available for course credit). Auditions, by appointment, are in Armstrong Fine Arts Hall. Openings in Debut Strings, Lyric Strings Ensembles, Atlantic Chamber Orchestra, and AAYO. To schedule an audition, contact Lorraine Jones by e-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). AAYO is sponsored in part by the Savannah Friends of Music, http://www.savannahfriendsofmusic.com.

August 31: Art gallery reception for “Street Journal: An Exhibition of Documentary Paintings” a solo guest art exhibition of Atlanta painter, Christina Bray, at noon in the Armstrong Fine Arts Gallery. Admission is free.

SEPTEMBER

Through September 9: “Street Journal: An Exhibition of Documentary Paintings" a solo guest art exhibition of Atlanta painter Christina Bray in the Armstrong Fine Arts Gallery. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays. Admission is free.

September 1: Brock McGarity, guitar, in student recital at 2:30 p.m. in Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is free.

September 12-30: 2011 Armstrong AMT Faculty Art Exhibition in the Armstrong Fine Arts Gallery. Enjoy a veritable collage of photography, ceramics, painting, digital design, mixed media and so much more. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays. Admission is free.

September 16: Art gallery reception for its 2011 Faculty Art Exhibition at 5:30 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Gallery. Admission is free.

September 22-25: Masquers theatre troupe opens its Fall black box theatre season with “Blind Luck,” Armstrong’s night of one-acts Gruesome Playground Injuries by Rajiv Joseph and Conversations with a Sphinx by Maurice Jacques Valency. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. in Armstrong Jenkins Hall Black Box Theater. General admission: Only $10. Discounts available to military, seniors, alumni association members, and students/children. Armstrong staff, faculty, and students presenting valid Armstrong PirateCard will be admitted free of charge. Connect Savannah is the print sponsor of the Masquers.

September 25: 12th Southeastern Choral Arts Festival with its Vocal Chamber Ensemble and University Chorale in joint concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. Free to Armstrong w/Piratecard.

September 26: Armstrong’s 12th Southeastern Choral Arts Festival concludes with the Choral Arts Festival Choir in concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. Free admission.

OCTOBER

October 4: Armstrong Wind Ensemble performs “In Concert” at 7:30 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. General admission: Only $6.

October 8: Straight from Washington, D.C., Armstrong AMT presents The President’s Own United States Marine Band in concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is free. Savannah Morning News is the print sponsor of this concert.

October 10-28: “Encounters: Stories from Abroad,” a student international art exhibition inspired by study-abroad experiences throughout the globe, in the Armstrong Fine Arts Gallery. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays. Admission is free.

October 12: Art gallery reception for “Encounters: Stories from Abroad,” its student international art exhibition at noon in the Armstrong Fine Arts Gallery. Admission is free.

October 13-16: Masquers theatre troupe continues its Fall black box theatre season with Two Rooms by Lee Blessing. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. in Armstrong Jenkins Hall Black Box Theater. General admission: Only $10. Discounts available to military, seniors, alumni association members, and students/children. Armstrong staff, faculty, and students presenting valid Armstrong PirateCard will be admitted free of charge. Connect Savannah is the print sponsor of the Masquers.

October 19: Visit the Art, Music & Theatre activities booth from noon to 6 p.m. outside the Armstrong Student Union during our annual campus wide event: Celebrate Armstrong Day. Free admission.

October 19: Armstrong AMT presents Berry College trumpeter Adam Hayes and pianist Kris Carlisle in a guest artist recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. Their brief program will include contemporary classical works written for the combination of trumpet and piano. Admission is free.

October 20: Armstrong AMT ceramics program hosts "Raku Sushi/Pizza Night" at 6 p.m. in the Fine Arts Annex Courtyard. View kiln fired pottery of Armstrong art majors and witness the kiln firing process firsthand. Admission is free.

October 21: Janet McGarity, percussion, in student recital at 2:30 p.m. in Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is free.

October 27-30: Armstrong Masquers troupe presents the 2006 multiple-Tony Award Winning Broadway Musical The Drowsy Chaperone, A Musical within a Comedy, book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar, music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison. This comical show-within-a-show spoofs American musical theatre itself through the spontaneous actions of gold-digging showgirl Janet Van De Graaf and the interesting-but-diversionary narration of Man in Chair. In 2006 Chaperone won Tony Awards for best book and best score. There’s no need to go to NYC to see it, though, the Masquers are happy to accompany you to this Chaperone. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. (3 p.m. only on Sunday, October 30th) in Armstrong Jenkins Hall Theater. General admission: Only $10. Discounts available to military, seniors, alumni association members, and students/children. Armstrong staff, faculty, and students presenting valid Armstrong PirateCard will be admitted free of charge. Connect Savannah is the print sponsor of the Masquers.

NOVEMBER

November 3-6: Armstrong Masquers troupe presents the 2006 multiple-Tony Award Winning Broadway Musical ,The Drowsy Chaperone, A Musical within a Comedy, book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar, music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison. This comical show-within-a-show spoofs American musical theatre itself through the spontaneous actions of gold-digging showgirl Janet Van De Graaf and the interesting-but-diversionary narration of Man in Chair. In 2006 Chaperone won Tony Awards for best book and best score. There’s no need to go to NYC to see it, though, the Masquers are happy to accompany you to this Chaperone. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. (3 p.m. only on Sunday, November 6th) in Armstrong Jenkins Hall Theater. General admission: Only $10. Discounts available to military, seniors, alumni association members, and students/children. Armstrong staff, faculty, and students presenting valid Armstrong PirateCard will be admitted free of charge. Connect Savannah is the print sponsor of the Masquers.

November 7 to December 2: Fall 2011 Armstrong Senior Graduation Art Exhibition in the lower level of Savannah Mall. Graduating bachelors of fine arts and bachelors of arts degree candidates display their artwork produced for this capstone project. Admission is free.

EVENT IS CANCELED November 7 to December 9: Solo guest art exhibition of photography inspired mixed media artist Jennifer Onofrio Fornes.

November 8: Armstrong Percussion Ensemble and Jazz Combo double-up for a joint fall concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. General admission: Only $6.

November 10: Art gallery reception for the Jennifer Onofrio Fornes solo art exhibition at noon in the Armstrong Fine Arts Gallery. Admission is free.

November 13: Armstrong AMT pays tribute to lifelong Savannah musician, composer, and educator J. Harry Persse with the 20th annual J. Harry Persse Memorial Concert at 3 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 1707 Bull Street, 31401. Free admission. Donations to the J. Harry Persse Music Scholarship Fund accepted.

November 15: Armstrong Jazz Ensemble in concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. General admission: Only $6.

November 17-20: Armstrong Masquers presents Vanities, the comedy-drama by Jack Heifner centered on the lifelong friendship of three Texas cheerleaders. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. in Armstrong Jenkins Hall Black Box Theater. General admission: Only $10. Discounts available to military, seniors, alumni association members, and students/children. Armstrong staff, faculty, and students presenting valid Armstrong PirateCard will be admitted free of charge. Connect Savannah is the print sponsor of the Masquers.

November 20: Armstrong Atlantic Youth Orchestra Program Fall Concert, sponsored in part by the Savannah Friends of Music, at 3 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. The Armstrong Atlantic Youth Orchestra, Atlantic Chamber Orchestra, Lyric Strings Ensembles, and Debut Strings perform.

November 29: SAVANAH WINDS SEASON PREMIERE! Returning following its July packed-house Patriotic Concert performance, the Savannah Winds, community wind symphony in residence at Armstrong, opens its 2011-2012 subscription season with a blockbuster program. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. General admission: Only $14.

November 30 - December 1: The 23rd annual Armstrong AMT art faculty and student Christmas Pottery Sale from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day in Armstrong Fine Arts Annex. John Jensen, Armstrong professor of art, joined by colleagues and select students in the Armstrong art program create hand-crafted pottery and ceramics ranging from fine art to functional items for this sale. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Noel Lemmen Ceramics Collection. Noel Lemmen is the immediate former professor of ceramics at Armstrong for whom a scholarship fund and permanent art collection has been established in her name.

DECEMBER

Through December 2: Armstrong Fall 2011 Senior Graduation Art Exhibition in the lower level of Savannah Mall. Graduating bachelors of fine arts and bachelors of arts degree candidates display their artwork produced for this capstone project.

December 1: The 23rd annual Armstrong AMT art faculty and student Christmas Pottery Sale from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Armstrong Fine Arts Annex. John Jensen, Armstrong professor of art, joined by colleagues and select students in the Armstrong art program create hand-crafted pottery and ceramics ranging from fine art to functional items for this sale. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Noel Lemmen Ceramics Collection. Noel Lemmen is the immediate former professor of ceramics at Armstrong for whom a scholarship fund and permanent art collection has been established in her name.

December 2: Art gallery reception for its Fall 2011 Senior Graduation Art Exhibition at 5:30 p.m. in the lower level of Savannah Mall. Admission is free.

December 3: Armstrong AMT hosts the 21st annual Winterfest Invitational High School Honor Band and Armstrong Wind Ensemble in concert at 7 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. Led by guest clinician/conductor Alfred L. Watkins, Lassiter High School’s Director of Bands, these talented high school students band together for one impressive concert Admission is free.


Armstrong Atlantic State University Department of Art, Music & Theatre
Armstrong AMT: Treasured Arts. Creative Vision.

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