Coastal Carolina University (CCU) has so many offerings from theater to sports. We are highlighting some of the cultural events. For more information on other events as well as costs and location, please go to their website at CCU.
“Lead Her: Consciously. Courageously. Uniquely,” a day of workshops for girls and women, will be presented by Coastal Carolina University’s Women in Philanthropy and Leadership on Saturday, Nov. 3, at Wheelwright Auditorium from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Workshops and presentations will encourage meaningful conversations designed to build strong and resilient girls. Topics include improving positive body image, health and wellness, building healthy relationships and enhancing parent-daughter relationships. Register at www.coastal.edu/women or call 843-349-5033.
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM A play by William Shakespeare
Thursday, Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 10, 3 and 7:30 p.m.
Romp through the forest with two pairs of ardent young lovers as they escape the tyranny of rule and family to enter the earthy, unpredictable netherworld of the forest. By twists and turns, the mystical inhabitants of the forest play havoc with the lovers as well as a ragtag band of tradespeople, turning everyone’s world upside down. A delightful tale of magic and romance.
SALUTE TO AMERICAN VETERANS
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m.
The eighth annual “Salute to American Veterans” is designed to honor veterans of the United States Armed Forces from all eras and service branches. The event features public recognition of veterans, a color guard, patriotic music and a premiere viewing of a new documentary film by Rod Gragg – Swamp Fox: Francis Marion and the American Revolution.
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m.
Since 1997, the Grammy-nominated quintet has taken a unique path, carving out a distinct presence in the classical music world with its dynamic playing, culturally poignant programming, genre-blurring collaborations, and inspirational outreach programs. With two member composers and a deep commitment to commissioning new work, the group is enriching the traditional wind quintet repertoire while meaningfully bridging European, American, African and Latin American traditions.
JAZZ AFTER HOURS Matthew White, director
Thursday, Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m.
The CCU After Hours Big Band will perform a mix of classic and contemporary big band arrangements – featuring exciting ensemble playing, student soloists and guest appearances by the Coastal Carolina music faculty.
CCU 13th ANNUAL HOLIDAY CONCERT Frances T. Sinclair, director
Tuesday, Nov. 27, 7:30 p.m.
First United Methodist Church, 1001 Fifth Ave., Conway, S.C.
This year’s holiday concert will feature the CCU Concert, Chamber and Flute Choirs performing classical and traditional holiday music, with accompaniment provided by members of the CCU percussion ensemble. Selections will include Hans Leo Hassler’sVerbum Caro Factum est, Morten Lauridsen’s O Magnum Mysterium, the familiar holiday songs “In the Bleak Midwinter” and “White Christmas,” and Mark Hayes’ fun variations on “Jingle Bells.” In keeping with tradition, the concert will conclude with Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus.”
Thursday, Nov. 29, 8:30 p.m.
Join us for the annual Coastal Honor Band and Scholarship Festival Spectrum2 Concert featuring student music groups from the CCU Band program. You’ll hear an hour of uninterrupted music – everything from guitars to flutes, and styles from classical and Latin to pop music past and present. The grand finale features the fantastic CCU Marching Band, Coastal Colorguard, Coastal Glamour Twirlers and Coastalettes Dance Team.
Coastal Honor Band and Scholarship Festival
JOURNEY TO THE CASTLE James L. Tully, director, and Matthew Shrewsbury, assistant conductor
Friday, Nov. 30, 8:30 p.m.
Journey to the Castle is a fantastical adventure that will transport the audience into some of history’s grandest palaces. Starting with the film-score inspired Journey to the Lion’s Castle, the program evokes the European baroque era with the suite Courtly Airs and Dances and Percy Grainger’s The Merry King, ending with some of your holiday favorites. The concert will also feature CCU music faculty member Matthew White on Escapade for trumpet and wind band. Admission is free to Coastal Honor Band participants.
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