Chattanooga Now Find something for every cultural arts taste at these Chattanooga area campus performances this weekend

Chattanooga Now Find something for every cultural arts taste at these Chattanooga area campus performances this weekend

April 3rd, 2019 by Staff Report in Chattnow Music

The Southern Adventist University Wind Symphony / SAU contributed photo

Three regional colleges are hosting performances open to the public this weekend. There is something for every cultural arts taste from classical piano to brass fanfares to Chinese dance as seen at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

 

John Hamm Performing Arts Series

» Where: Covenant College, 14049 Scenic Highway, Lookout Mountain

» When: 7 p.m. Thursday, April 4

» Admission: Free with registration (see below)

» For more info: 706-419-1459

The Atlanta Chinese Dance Company concludes this season of the college's performing arts series.

Founded by Artistic Director Hwee-Eng Y. Lee in 1991, the ACDC showcases Chinese history and culture through the art of dance. The group represented the city of Atlanta in the opening and closing ceremonies of the 1996 Olympic Games.

Tickets are free with online registration at www.covenant.edu/academics/undergrad/music/john-hamm- performing-arts-series. For groups of six or more, call the number listed.

 

Southern Adventist University Wind Symphony

» Where: Collegedale Church of Seventh-day Adventists, 4829 College Drive East, Collegedale

» When: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 7

» Admission: Free

» For more info: 423-236-2880

The Wind Symphony, directed by Ken Parsons, has themed this concert "With Liberty and Justice for All."

"The concert focuses on the concepts of freedom and liberty, the struggle that has always ensued to earn them, and the ongoing struggle for all people to be treated equally, with dignity and respect," Parsons said.

The performance will feature pieces such as "Liberty Fanfare" by John Williams, "New England Triptych" by William Schumann and "From the Delta" by William Grant Still.

 

Brass Choir Concert

» Where: Lee University, Pangle Hall, 340 Church St. NE, Cleveland, Tennessee

» When: 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 8

» Admission: Free

» For more info: 423-614-8240

Nathan Warner conducts the ensemble.

 

Presidential Concert Series: Piano Spectacular

» Where: Lee University, Pangle Hall, 340 Church St. NE, Cleveland, Tennessee

» When: 7:30 pm. Tuesday, April 9

» Admission: $15 adults, $5 students and senior adults

» For more info: 423-614-8343

Lee University's Presidential Concert Series season will conclude with an evening of piano music featuring School of Music faculty Jonathan Jung, ChoEun Lee and Cahill Smith, along with special guest Dr. Liu Liu from Renmin University in Beijing.

"From legendary guest artists to distinguished faculty to gifted students, Lee University has cultivated a tradition of excellence and fostered a deep love for all things piano," says Smith. "We plan to celebrate that tradition with an evening of piano music — from two hands on one piano to 18 hands on three pianos, and everything in between."

The performance will feature works by Gershwin, Piazzolla, Rachmaninoff, Saint-Saëns and triple keyboard concertos by Bach and Mozart.

Liu, associate professor of music at Renmin University, has given recitals throughout China and the U.S. Liu was awarded the Outstanding Young Talents Award in Beijing in 2018. Her latest CD, "Memories of Time," was released by China Record Corp. She earned her doctorate, master's and bachelor degrees from Eastman School of Music.