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Spring 2014 Event Master Calendar

AMT Public Events


When:January to May 2014

About this event:

JANUARY
January 7: The Armstrong Atlantic Youth Orchestra program (AAYO) is holding new-member auditions, open to students enrolled in primary grades through high school and including Armstrong students (available for course credit). Auditions, by appointment, are in Fine Arts Hall. Openings in Debut Strings, Lyric Strings Ensembles, Atlantic Chamber Orchestra, and AAYO. To schedule an audition, e-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). AAYO is sponsored in part by the Savannah Friends of Music, savannahfriendsofmusic.com.

January 13 to 28: AMT presents its third annual Armstrong National 2-D Competition Exhibition in the Armstrong Fine Arts Gallery. Attracting more attention each year, this gallery display features juried selections from two-dimensional artwork submitted by professional artists from throughout the nation.

January 17: AMT presents Kenneth Mosely, clarinet, in student recital at 2:30 p.m. in Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is free.

January 23: AMT presents guitarist Brian Luckett, D.M.A. in a guest artist recital at 2 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium.

January 24: AMT presents jazz pianist, Brian Buch, D.M.A. in guest artist masterclass at 2:30 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. Buch holds a Doctorate in Music Composition from Boston University. He is on the faculty of the New England Conservatory of music and privately teaches composition, classical and jazz piano. Admission is free.

January 24: AMT presents a gallery reception for its third annual National 2-D Competition Exhibition at 5:30 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Gallery. Admission is free.

January 25: AMT presents pianist, Brian Buch, D.M.A. in a guest artist solo recital of jazz standards and contemporary music at 8 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is free.


FEBRUARY
February 4-14: AMT presents An Artistic Discovery 2014, the annual United States High School Juried Art Exhibition for Georgia’s 1st Congressional District in the Fine Arts Gallery. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays. Admission is free.

February 7: AMT hosts the Georgia Music Educators Association District Honor Band in concert at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is free.

February 13-16: The Armstrong Masquers presents Reasons to be Pretty by Neil Labute. Cosmetically enhance your Valentine’s Day weekend with Labute’s edgy little Broadway comic-drama and 2008 Tony nominee about the dead-end lives of four friends who confront America’s obsession with beauty head-on. Deceit, infidelity and betrayal adorn this emotionally transparent jewel with a little sparkle. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. in Armstrong Jenkins Hall Black Box Theater. Audience discretion is advised for language and content. Limited seating. Regular 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.

February 16: AMT presents an art gallery reception for An Artistic Discovery 2014, the annual United States Congressional High School Juried Art Exhibition for Georgia’s 1st District, at 2 p.m. in the Fine Arts Gallery. Admission is free.

February 24 to March 7: AMT presents its annual Student Juried Art Exhibition in the Fine Arts Gallery. Art program students shine in this annual competitive exhibition that features awards in various media. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays. Admission is free.

February 25: Students in the Armstrong music program shine in the Armstrong Music Ensembles Showcase Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium. A little something for every music lover, “Showcase” puts every Armstrong Music student on stage in one night. Performing groups include Percussion Ensemble, University Chorale, Jazz Ensemble, University Singers, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Combo. Armstrong Music scholarship recipients benefit from the concert’s proceeds. Regular general admission: Only $12. Discounts available. Armstrong students, faculty and staff save 50% with PirateCard purchases at the box office. (One discounted ticket per PirateCard.)

February 26: AMT presents an awards ceremony and art gallery reception for its Student Juried Art Exhibition at noon in the Fine Arts Gallery. Admission is free.

February 28: AMT presents soprano, Elissa Alvarez in guest artist masterclass at 2:30 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is free.


MARCH
March 1: AMT presents soprano, Elissa Alvarez and Savannah’s own Velvet Caravan in a guest artist recital at 8 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. The split program opens with a zesty assortment of Spanish, Hebrew and Colombian songs followed by the distinctive panache of Velvet Caravan’s self-described “Low Country gypsy jazz”. Admission is free.

March 3-14: AMT presents F/5: Visual Impact a Spring 2014 senior graduation art exhibition at Ashmore Gallery, 412 MLK Boulevard, Savannah 31401. Five female graduating seniors showcase their college portfolios for this capstone project. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., weekends. Admission is free. The artists will hold a gallery reception at 5:30 p.m., Friday, March 7th.

March 7: AMT presents an art gallery reception for F/5: Visual Impact, a Spring 2014 senior graduation art exhibition at 5:30 p.m. in the Ashmore Gallery, 412 MLK Boulevard, Savannah 31401. Admission is free. This exhibit is open through March 14th.

March 11: “Spring is in the Air”. The Savannah Winds, community wind symphony in residence at Armstrong, performs in concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. Regular general admission: Only $14. Discounts available. Free to Armstrong students with valid PirateCard.

March 13: AMT presents the 2014 Women In The Arts Symposium with paper presentations in each discipline at various times between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. in the Armstrong Student Union Savannah Ballroom and Ogeechee Theater. Admission is free.

March 17-28: AMT presents Transcending Perceptions a Spring 2014 senior graduation art exhibition at Ashmore Gallery, 412 MLK Boulevard, Savannah 31401. Five artists who specialize in different mediums collaborate to showcase their unique styles in one epic exhibit. Gallery hours are noon to 7 p.m. Admission is free. The artists will hold a gallery reception at 5:30 p.m., Friday, March 21st.

March 21: AMT presents an art gallery reception for Transcending Perceptions, a Spring 2014 senior graduation art exhibition at 5:30 p.m. in the Ashmore Gallery, 412 MLK Boulevard, Savannah 31401. Admission is free. This exhibition is open through March 28th.

March 28: AMT presents Brittany Schroeder, soprano, in student recital at 2:30 p.m. in Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is free.

March 28-29: The Armstrong Masquers theatre troupe presents IMPROV, a sidesplitting evening of improvisational sketch live theatre. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. in Armstrong Jenkins Hall Black Box Theater. Limited seating. No ticketing for this event. Free admission at the door until all seats are filled. Doors open 30 minutes before performance. Connect Savannah is the print sponsor of the Masquers.

March 29: AMT's widely popular Outdoor Art Show and Children’s Art Festival returns from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Fine Arts Hall Courtyard and Auditorium. A fun-filled event filled with arts activities for the entire family including kids’ art, music, theatre, and dance activities. The artwork of faculty, students, and alumni will be available for purchase. Admission is free.

March 31 to April 11: AMT presents At This Rate a Spring 2014 senior graduation art exhibition at Ashmore Gallery, 412 MLK Boulevard, Savannah 31401. In an exhibit that includes ceramics, paintings, graphic arts and illustrations, graduating senior arts degree candidates display their artwork produced for this capstone project. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free. The artists will hold a gallery reception at 5:30 p.m., Friday, April 4th.


APRIL
Through April 11: AMT presents At This Rate a Spring 2014 senior graduation art exhibition at Ashmore Gallery, 412 MLK Boulevard, Savannah 31401. In an exhibit that includes ceramics, paintings, graphic arts and illustrations, graduating bachelor of fine arts degree candidates display their artwork produced for this capstone project. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free. The artists will hold a gallery reception at 5:30 p.m., Friday, April 4th.

April 2 to May 30: AMT presents The Metal Artistry of West Africa: From the Kole Collection art exhibition selected from the hundreds of African works in the collection of Don and Kaye Kole, this exhibit reveals a truly sophisticated art culture that developed in Western Africa for centuries before European traders discovered these miraculous jewels. Gallery hours are noon to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, and noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

April 2: AMT ceramics program hosts “Raku Pizza Night” at 5:30 p.m. in the back of campus across from University Police at the Annex 2 Courtyard. View kiln fired pottery of Armstrong art majors and witness the kiln firing process firsthand. Admission is free.

April 4: AMT presents the student composition recital of Stephen Medlar at 2:30 p.m. in Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is free.

April 4: AMT presents female modern dance company Zoetic Dance Ensemble in a guest artist movement and composition workshop based on the ever-developing process of investigation, inspiration, creation and presentation from 9:30 a.m. to noon in the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is free.

April 4: AMT presents an art gallery reception for At This Rate a Spring 2014 senior graduation art exhibition at 5:30 p.m. in the Ashmore Gallery, 412 MLK Boulevard, Savannah 31401. Admission is free.

April 5: AMT presents Atlanta-based female modern dance company Zoetic Dance Ensemble in a guest artist recital in which Zoetic will explore the cooperative connection between dance and music to bring a fresh perspective to classical traditions at 8 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is free.

April 8: The Armstrong University Singers and University Chorale perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Regular general admission: Only $6.

April 10-13 & 17-19: The Armstrong Masquers troupe presents Godspell, a musical based upon the Gospel According to St. Matthew, music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by John-Michael Tebelak. Just in time for the Easter bunny, the Masquers present this ever-popular musical based upon the Gospel According to St. Matthew. Thursday through Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. (3 p.m. only on Sunday, April 13th). Regular reserved-seating admission: Only $15. Discounts available to military, seniors, alumni association members, and students/children. Discounts to Armstrong w/Piratecard. Connect Savannah is the print sponsor of the Masquers.

April 11-12: AMT sponsors its 15th annual High School One-Act Play Festival in Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is free. Regional high school theatre troupes compete against each other for top honors. Performances are scheduled throughout each day. Awards ceremony on Saturday.

April 14-25: AMT presents Chronic Hyperreality a Spring 2014 senior graduation art exhibition at Ashmore Gallery, 412 MLK Boulevard, Savannah 31401. Six graduating senior arts degree candidates express their competing perceptions of reality through artwork produced for this capstone project. Gallery exhibition hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Sunday; 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesdays. Admission is free. The artists will hold a gallery reception at 5:30 p.m., Friday, April 18th.

April 15: Armstrong Percussion Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. in Armstrong's Fine Arts Auditorium. Regular general admission: Only $6.

April 17-19: The Armstrong Masquers troupe presents Godspell, a musical based upon the Gospel According to St. Matthew, music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by John-Michael Tebelak. Just in time for the Easter bunny, the Masquers present this ever-popular musical based upon the Gospel According to St. Matthew. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Regular reserved-seating admission: Only $15. Discounts available to military, seniors, alumni association members, and students/children. Discounts to Armstrong w/Piratecard. Call 344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for information. Connect Savannah is the print sponsor of the Masquers.

April 18: AMT presents Chreanna Byrd, oboe, in student recital at 2:30 p.m. in Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is free.

April 18: AMT presents an art gallery reception for Chronic Hyperreality a Spring 2014 senior graduation art exhibition at 5:30 p.m. in the Ashmore Gallery, 412 MLK Boulevard, Savannah 31401. Admission is free.

April 22: The Armstrong Wind Ensemble performs its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Regular general admission: Only $6.

April 24: Concluding the Armstrong College of Liberal Arts’ A Moveable Feast series, AMT presents Letters from Composers: Musicians Speak, a recital featuring faculty members Emily Grundstad-Hall, D.M.A., soprano, and Benjamin Warsaw, D.M.A., piano, accompanied by guest artist Brian Luckett, guitar, at 7 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. A glimpse into the world where composers find musical inspiration, this program will feature music by Schubert, Schumann, Bach, Debussy, Puccini, Mozart, and Dominick Argento’s, Letters from Composers. Admission is free.

April 25: AMT presents Stephen Medlar, percussion, in student recital at 2:30 p.m. in Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is free.

April 26: The Armstrong University Singers perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 1802 Abercorn Street, SAV 31401. Regular general admission: Only $10. Discounts available.

April 27: The Coastal Jazz Association, the City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, and Armstrong AMT co-sponsor the Savannah Jazz Orchestra in its annual Duke Ellington Birthday Concert at 5 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is free. No tickets are needed for this concert.

April 29: The Armstrong Jazz Ensemble performs a concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Regular general admission: Only $6.


MAY
Through May 30: AMT presents The Metal Artistry of West Africa: From the Kole Collection art exhibition selected from the hundreds of African works in the collection of Don and Kaye Kole, this exhibit reveals a truly sophisticated art culture that developed in Western Africa for centuries before European traders discovered these miraculous jewels. Gallery hours are noon to 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, and noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

May 1-4: The Armstrong Masquers presents Obie and Outer Critics Circle Award winning comedy The Foreigner by Larry Shue. Say all you want, Charlie doesn’t understand English… Or, does he? Let the antics begin. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. in Armstrong Jenkins Hall Black Box Theater. Limited seating. Regular 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.

May 4: The Savannah Winds, community wind symphony in residence at Armstrong, performs its annual “Ed & Friends” POPS Concert at 3 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium. This concert tributes the legacy and memory of Ed Caughran, acclaimed Savannah music educator. Popular tunes and arrangements from Broadway and film highlight a fun Spring afternoon concert. Regular general admission: Only $14. Discounts available. Free to Armstrong students with valid PirateCard.

May 5: AMT sponsored in part by the Savannah Friends of Music presents orchestras of the Armstrong Atlantic Youth Orchestra Program (AAYO) in concert at 6:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium. The Armstrong Atlantic Youth Orchestra, Atlantic Chamber Orchestra, Lyric Strings Ensembles I & II, and Debut Strings all perform. Regular general admission: Only $10.



COMING IN JUNE:
June 29: In "Celebration of our Independence", the Savannah Winds, community wind symphony in residence at Armstrong, honors America, her service men and women, and veterans of the United States armed forces with its highly popular Annual Patriotic Concert at 3 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. Concert includes brilliant music of John Philip Sousa, Irving Berlin and Lee Greenwood.



Call 344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for AMT event information.

The Armstrong Student Government Association generously provides funding for Department of Art, Music & Theatre events.


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