Category: Fine Arts

Piedmont University’s Instrumental Chamber Ensembles, Wind Ensemble to Perform in April

Piedmont University’s Instrumental Chamber Ensembles and Wind Ensemble will perform free concerts in April. Instrumental Chamber Ensembles The Instrumental Chamber Ensembles will perform the works of Mozart, Beethoven, Bridge, Stein, and other compositions handpicked to showcase their talents during a concert at 4 p.m. on April 10. The Instrumental Chamber Ensembles are comprised of students…

Piedmont University’s Cantabile, Strings Ensemble to Perform in March

The talents of Piedmont University’s Music programs will be on display during two events planned for late March. Piedmont’s Cantabile, a seven-voice a cappella ensemble, will perform at 5 p.m. on March 29 at the Conservatory of Music.  “Attendees will hear a program focused on cycles. We’ll sing our way through a liturgical year with…

Piedmont University President James F. Mellichamp to Debut Original Commission During April 3 Performance

Piedmont University President Dr. James F. Mellichamp

Piedmont University President and world-renowned organist Dr. James F. Mellichamp will perform a free concert from 4-5 p.m. on April 3 at the Chapel on the Demorest campus, 992 Central Ave. Dr. Mellichamp’s selections represent more than 300 years of musical history and include: Praeludium in E Minor, BuxWV 142Dietrich Buxtehude Two Transcriptions of Instrumental…

Relationship with Professor Gives Lightsey Courage to Pursue Dream

On March 17, Vocal Performance major Kristy Lightsey will perform her senior recital in the Piedmont University Chapel. It will be the culmination of four years spent learning from and working with music professor Dr. Andrea Price. Lightsey was a junior in high school attending the Fine Arts College Experience (FACE) on Piedmont’s Demorest campus…

Piedmont University to Premier Original Musical Work About Civil Rights Activist Lillian E. Smith

Piedmont University will premier an original musical work titled “How Am I to Be Heard?” about the life and pioneering work of civil rights activist Lillian E. Smith. Smith was a writer who penned the best-selling novel “Strange Fruit,” about an interracial relationship that takes place in Georgia in the 1920s. She was also active…

Piedmont University to Host Classical Music Concert, Photography Exhibition on Feb. 24

Piedmont University will host a pair of exciting arts events — its Great Composers Concert Series and an exhibit featuring Atlanta-based photographer Chris Aluka Berry — on Feb. 24. At 7:30 p.m. at the Chapel on the Demorest campus, Piedmont’s choirs, orchestra and soloists will present the latest installment of the Great Composers Concert Series,…

Piedmont University Students to Perform The Three Musketeers Feb. 17-20

Piedmont University will present The Three Musketeers beginning Feb. 17. Adapted by renowned playwright Ken Ludwig, The Three Musketeers is a hilarious take on a swashbuckling classic. Originally penned as a novel by Alexandre Dumas, who was also famous for The Count of Monte Cristo and other works of adventure and mischief, the play follows…

Piedmont University to Host “Electrifying” Performance by Acclaimed Pianist Jeri-Mae Astolfi

Internationally acclaimed pianist Jeri-Mae G. Astolfi will give a free performance at 4 p.m. on Jan. 30 at the Chapel on Piedmont University’s Demorest campus. Astolfi, a senior artist-in-residence at Piedmont, said the theme of her performance is “fire.” Each of the pieces she will play have been influenced in some way by the element….

Piedmont University Singers to Perform Wide-Ranging Repertoire for Audiences in January

The Piedmont University Singers will perform pieces covering a half-century of choral music history during a free concert at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 25 at the Chapel on Piedmont University’s Demorest campus. The Singers will then give the same performance on Jan. 29 in Athens for the Georgia Music Educators Association. The GMEA is an…

Piedmont University to Host Exhibition Featuring Work of Celebrated Sculptor Kenneth Baskin

Piedmont University’s Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art will host an exhibition featuring the work of sculptor Kenneth Baskin beginning Jan. 13. “The museum is excited to host Kenneth Baskin for our first exhibition of 2022. This will be the only exhibition exclusively dedicated to sculpture this year,” said Rebecca Brantley, assistant professor of art and director…