Coker Visiting Writer: Cary Holladay

April 16 at 7:30pm - FREE
Join us Tuesday, April 16, 2024, at 7:30 pm for a reading by Coker Visiting Writer, Cary Holladay. Holladay is an award-winning fiction writer, author of multiple books, including Horse People: Stories, and The Quick-Change Artist: Stories. Free and open to the public.
The event will be held in the Zimmerli Common Room of Howard Hall.

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Theatre & Dance Converse Presents HAIR

April 18-21

Let the sunshine in! Get groovy with the Converse Theatre & Dance production of HAIR: the American tribal love rock musical celebrating the sixties counterculture in all its barefoot, long-haired, bell-bottomed, beaded and fringed glory. Hair remains relevant as ever as it explores community, identity, politics, peace, and what it means to be a young person in a changing world.
***This show contains mature subject matter and is not suitable for younger audiences.***

April 18 @ 7:30pm
April 19 @ 7:30pm
April 20 @ 2:30pm & 7:30pm
April 21 @ 2:30pm

Free for Converse students, faculty and staff
$10 for non-Converse students
$20 General Public
Hazel B. Abbott Theatre, Wilson Hall, Converse University

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Zimmerli Series 2024 – Symphony No.5 – Shostakovitch

April 20 @ 7:00 pm
Experience the powerful emotions, and sweeping melodies of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5. This masterful composition showcases the composer’s unique blend of political and personal expression, resulting in a dramatic and profoundly moving work. It will leave you breathless from the ominous opening to the triumphant finale. Be transported to a world of beauty and emotion by your Spartanburg Philharmonic.
There is an elevator to the main floor of Twichell Auditorium; there is no elevator to the balconies.

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Spartanburg Philharmonic Youth Orchestra – Spring 2024 Concert

April 21 @ 3:00 pm
The Spartanburg Philharmonic Youth Orchestra is where talented young musicians expand their symphonic knowledge and participate in high quality performances with dynamic conductors.
The Symphony ensemble serves all musicians in grades 8-12 and the Prelude ensemble is open to string students grades 6-9. Support the future of Spartanburg’s musical legacy with a subscription to all three of this season’s exciting concerts.
There is an elevator to the main floor of Twichell Auditorium; there is no elevator to the balconies.

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Carlos Moseley Series: The Isidore String Quartet

April 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Winners of a 2023 Avery Fisher Career Grant, and the 14th Banff International String Quartet Competition in 2022, the New York City-based Isidore String Quartet was formed in 2019 with a vision to revisit, rediscover, and reinvigorate the repertory. The quartet is heavily influenced by the Juilliard String Quartet and the idea of ‘approaching the established as if it were new, and the new as if it were firmly established.’
While performing in venues such as Alice Tully Hall, the Kennedy Center, and the Ravinia Festival, the group cultivates joyful, accessible, and intimate experiences that create community through in-depth relationships and explore the power of the collective to uplift the individual.

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Converse University Art History Lecture Series: Andrea Feeser

April 25 @ 6:30 pm - FREE
Andrea Feeser, Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History at Clemson University, will speak on April 25 at 6:30 pm in Lever Auditorium, Kuhn Hall. The topic is: “When Blue and White Obscure Black and Red: Conditions of Wedgwood’s 1787 Antislavery Medallion.”
Converse’s Art History Lecture Series is made with the support of South Carolina Humanities. The mission of South Carolina Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians.

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Converse Chorale: Half Full or Half Empty? It’s a Matter of Perspective

April 25 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm - FREE Virtual Event
The Petrie School of Music presents Converse Chorale: Half Full or Half Empty? It’s a Matter of Perspective. This concert will feature music by Elaine Hagenberg, Zanaida Robles, Samuel Sebastian Wesley, and Mark Patterson among several others.
This event is free and open to the public.

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2024 Listen Over Lunch

April 30 @ 12:14 pm - 1:00 pm - FREE
The Petrie School of Music presents a casual recital of the best and brightest of the music school in the Heart of Converse’s campus, Wilson Lobby! All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

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