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Pfeiffer presents faculty recital

Music faculty recital MISENHEIMER — The Department of Music at Pfeiffer University will present a faculty recital, performed by clarinetist David Kirby and Brent Harvey on tuba, at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Henry Pfeiffer Chapel on Pfeiffer’s Misenheimer campus.

The performance is free.

Kirby and Harvey will be accompanied by Pfeiffer music faculty member David Palmer, on piano.

Also assisting will be Western Piedmont Symphony members: Laura Dangerfield, flute; Anna Morris, oboe; Paige West-Smith, bassoon; Frank Merritt, horn.

Kirby earned a doctor of musical arts degree in clarinet at Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. He was artist-in-residence in Dodge City, Kansas, for the National Endowment for the Arts. He has also taught for Brevard College.

Harvey is currently finishing a doctor of musical arts degree at UNC-Greensboro. He has performed with the Minnesota Orchestra, the Catania International Festival Orchestra in Italy and many other ensembles. In 2002, Harvey was the only American finalist and award winner in the Arnold Jacobs Mock Orchestra Tuba Audition, the Tuba-Euphonium Quartet Competition, and the Street Musician Competition at the International Tuba-Euphonium Conference in Budapest, Hungary.

For more information, contact Kirby at dkirby@pfeiffer.edu or 704-463-1360 ext. 2734.

Creators Gallery

There will be a reception 6-8 p.m. Friday for the opening of a young people’s exhibit in the Creators Gallery, located at John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 1620 Brenner Ave.

The exhibit will remain on display through March 31, and will feature art by high schoolers Travis Verner, Taylor Pfaff and Elisabeth Hall.

The gallery is open 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesdays, or by appointment.

For more information, call 704-633-4333.

Quilt project

RALEIGH — Each handmade quilt tells a story. The Alliance for American Quilts has undertaken a nationwide project to save quilters’ stories and provide a reference for historic and contemporary quilt patterns. You can learn about the Quilt Index project and see several quilts during a special presentation at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. Admission is free.

Ruth Roberson, president of the N.C. Quilt Project and editor of North Carolina Quilts, will speak. Alliance members will show you how to search for your favorite patterns using the Quilt Index, and they will highlight other ongoing projects. The quilt records from North Carolina will be documented online thanks to a partnership between the N.C. Museum of History and the N.C. Quilt Project.

For more information, call 919-807-7900 or visit www.ncmuseumofhistory.org.

PPT auditions

Piedmont Players will hold auditions for “The Donkey Show: A Midsummer Night’s Disco” at 7 p.m. Feb. 5-6 on the third floor of the Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St.

Described as “Shakespeare meets ’70s Disco Era” the show has been playing Off-Broadway for seven years.

The main characters are Oberon, the club owner; Tytania, Oberon’s disco/diva girlfriend; and Puck, the DJ. Other cast characters include club goers, Tytania’s fairy dancers, club hostess, doorman/bouncer and waiters and bartenders.

Those wishing to audition should bring a prepared song. An accompanist will be provided. Rehearsals will typically run 7-10 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Performances will be 7:30 p.m. March 22-24, 28-31 and 2:30 p.m. March 25 at the Meroney Theater.

For more information, call 704-6335471 or visit www. piedmontplayers.com.

Clay workshop

CHARLOTTE — Under the patronage of the Federal Republic of Germany and in collaboration with International House and McColl Center for Visual Art, two interactive events will allow participants to build their own visions of life in clay and be part of a collective art exhibit with German ceramicist, Gerit Grimm.

The first event will be a clay workshop for 15-20 participants 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 10 as part of the “Open Studio Saturday” at McColl Center for Visual Art. After the clay pieces have been dried and fired in a kiln at the center, the participants will join Grimm and other supporters of art and clay for a reception beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 9, at the center.

Participants will pay a flat fee of $35 to cover the cost of materials and supplies for the workshop.

For more information and workshop registration, please contact Christopher Lawing at 704-332-5535 or clawing@ mccollcenter.org.

Polish poet reads

WINSTON SALEM — Reynolda House Museum of American Art hosts a poetry reading by critically-acclaimed Polish-dissident poet and essayist, Adam Zagajewski at 7 p.m. Feb. 13. He became widely known in the United States when his poem “Try to Praise a Mutilated World” was featured on the back page of The New Yorker issue that appeared immediately after the 9/11 attacks.

Zagajewski’s many honors include a fellowship from the Berliner Kunstlerprogramm (Berlin), the Kurt Tucholsky Prize (Stockholm), the Prix de la Liberté (Paris), the Koscielski Foundation Prize (Geneva), and a Guggenheim Fellowship for Poetry.

Zagajewski’s reading is part of the Dillon Johnson Writers Reading Series at Wake Forest University. All readings are free and open to the public.

For more information, call 336-758-5150.

Symphony valentine

If you are looking for a unique Valentine’s Day gift, the Salisbury Symphony invites you to bring that special someone to its Feb. 17 concert. “Romantic Rhapsodies” will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Keppel Auditorium on the Catawba College campus.

The evening will include five rhapsodies by the composers Liszt, Ravel, Rachmaninov, Alfven, and Enesco.

Making her first appearance with the Salisbury Symphony will be solo pianist and Salisbury native Leslie Ann Davis. She received her master of music degree with distinction from Baylor University and her bachelor of music degree from the North Carolina School of the Arts. She has performed with orchestras and given solo recitals in the United States and abroad, most recently at the Prague International Masterclasses in the Czech Republic.

Central Carolina Neurology and Sleep is concert sponsor. Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for seniors (age 60 and older) and $6 for students. Group discounts are also available. Tickets may be purchased in advance in Salisbury at the Convention and Visitors Bureau, A Step In Time, Belk at Salisbury Mall and Sidewalk Deli; in Spencer at Green Goat Gallery; and in Rockwell at Crescent Pharmacy.

The box office will open at 6:30 p.m. the night of the concert. Tickets may also be ordered by calling the symphony office at 704-637-4314.

For more information, call 704-637-4314, or visit www.salisburysymphony.org.

‘An Inconvenient Truth’

The movie “An Inconvenient Truth” will be be screened at 7 p.m. Friday at Tom Smith Auditorium on the campus of Catawba College. The movie is free, and the public is invited.

This documentary presents Al Gore’s campaign to make the issue of global warning a recognized problem worldwide. Intertwining simple but harrowing statistics with personal reflections, Gore explains that the tools and methods to reverse the damage we have done are at hand and that the economic consequences of tackling the problem are positive rather than negative. For information, call 704-637-4410.

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