Performance Calendar

We invite the public to attend all of our faculty, student and guest artist performances!


Live Streaming

Many of our performances are live-streamed for the convenience of those who can not attend. All of the events that will be live-streamed are noted below, but we highly encourage you to experience our performances in person. Archives of past live-streamed performances can be found here


Location Information

The Smith Recital Hall, Sakas Theater and Lipscomb Gallery are located on the SC Governor's School for Arts and Humanities campus at 15 University Street, Greenville, SC, 29601.

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SEPTEMBER

  • September 7 - Exhibiting Artist Talk with Enid Williams
    4:30 p.m.,  Lipscomb Gallery, SCGSAH Campus    

    Hear Enid Williams speak about her work that is currently displayed in the Lipscomb Gallery. The exhibition displays her most recent paintings and monotypes, which utilize kinetic circlesĖa signature characteristic which explores the intricacies of time and change.


  • September 7 - Guest Artist Recital: Teri Forscher-Milter
    7:30 p.m., Smith Recital Hall, SCGSAH Campus

    Flutist, Teri-Forchner Milter and guitarist, Marina Alexandra join forces as Duo Da Vista, an ensemble that has been engaging audiences across the U.S. with a wide variety of repertoire.


  • September 14 - Guest Artist Talk with Christopher Davenport
     4:30 p.m., SCGSAH Campus
    (This time changed from 6 p.m., to 4:30 p.m.)
    Teaching artist Christopher Davenport uses film, photography, and handmade paper to create his works centered on Ecology, Place, Time, and the Power of the Collective Experience. Christopher teaches at the University of Alabama.



  • September 14 - Faculty Recital with Kyra Zhang & Stephen Taylor
    7:30 p.m., Smith Recital Hall, SCGSAH Campus

    Clarinetist Kyra Zhang and pianist Stephen Taylor join forces with guest soprano Laurie Staring in a faculty recital.  The program will feature Lori Laitmanís  song cycle, I Never Saw Another Butterfly, on texts written by children at TerezŪn concentration camp, as well as works by Schubert, Faurť, and Roberto Sierra.



  • September 19 - Faculty Recital with Tom Dickinson & Nancy Smith
    7:30 p.m., Smith Recital Hall, SCGSAH Campus

    Baritone, Thomas Dickinson and pianist, Nancy Smith will perform excerpts from Schubert's Schwanengesang, and music by Ibert, Tchaikovsky and more. 



  • September 26 - Faculty Chamber Recital
    7:30 p.m., Smith Recital Hall, SCGSAH Campus

    Various instrumental forces from the Governor's School's music faculty combine to present exciting works from the chamber music repertoire. Guests will hear a wide variety of instruments in traditional combinations like piano trio, woodwind quartet, or brass and piano, but this is also a forum for new and experimental works in unusual combinations and featuring modern styles.

  • September 29 - Student Music Recital
    3:20 p.m., Smith Recital Hall, SCGSAH Campus
    Livestream here.

 

OCTOBER

  • October 3 - Vocal Diction Recital
    7:30 p.m., Smith Recital Hall, SCGSAH Campus

    The SCGSAH voice students will present a recital of British art songs in this English Diction performance. Livestream here.

    • October 9 - November 4 - Exhibition: Tom Dimond and Terry Jarrard-Dimond
      Lipscomb Gallery, SCGSAH Campus

      Featuring work from South Carolina natives, Tom Dimond and Terry Jarrard- Dimond, the gallery will showcase a diverse range of two-dimensional work from both husband and wife.


    • October 16 - Cantus Chamber Choir Concert
      7:30 p.m., Smith Recital Hall, SCGSAH Campus

      The 21-member Cantus Chamber Choir will present their Fall concert with special guests Thomas Dickinson, baritone, performing Ralph Vaughan-Williamsí Five Mystical Songs and Candace Dickinson, soprano, performing Mendelssohnís Psalm 42 - Wie der Hirsch schreit. The chamber choir is comprised of the Governorís School vocal students. Livestream here.


    • October 17 - Share the Music Tour Concert
      6:30 p.m., Claflin University

      SCGSAH presents the 2017 Share the Music Tour concert in Orangeburg, featuring some of our stateís most talented music students. Each fall, the Governorís Schoolís Music Department goes on tour to different parts of the state to "share the music" by performing in schools and providing a free evening concert for the public. Guests will enjoy a wide range of works performed by the Governorís Schoolís Concertato String Orchestra, Cantus Chamber Choir, Musical Theatre Ensemble, Piano Ensembles and Wind Ensemble. This event is presented by the KEMET Corporation and the Governorís School for the Arts Foundation. Livestream here.


    • October 21 - Fifth Annual Junior Artist Piano Competition
      9:00 a.m., Smith Recital Hall, SCGSAH Campus

      The Fifth Annual SCGSAH Junior Artist Piano Competition is for students in grades 7-10. The top four performers will receive recognition, and the first place winner will receive the $1,500 Governor's School Award.


    • October 24 - Wind Ensemble Concert
      7:30 p.m., Gunter Theatre, Peace Center
      The program will include wind music by various composers, and showcase SCGSAH clarinet and saxophone teacher Dr. Kyra Zhang in Victor Babinís Hillandale Waltzes for Clarinet and Wind Ensemble. Other works on the program are Incantation and Dance by John Barnes Chance, The Vanished Army by Kenneth Alford, Simple Gifts by Frank Ticheli, and the First Suite in E-flat by Gustav Holst. Livestream here.

    • October 26 - Concertato String Orchestra Concert
      7:30 p.m., Smith Recital Hall, SCGSAH Campus
      Enjoy an evening of classical music as our Concertato String Orchestra performs works by Tartini, Finzi, Diamond, and Rota. Event held in Smith Recital Hall. Free and open to the public. Livestream here.

    • October 27 - Student Music Recital
      3:20 p.m., Smith Recital Hall, SCGSAH Campus
      Livestream here.

    • October 30 - Guest Artist Recital: Mark Gallagher, clarinet
      7:30 p.m., Smith Recital Hall, SCGSAH Campus

      A graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory and Eastman School of Music, Mark Gallagher has performed throughout the United States and Europe. He has played with numerous orchestras and symphonies, including the Bronx Symphony, New York City Ballet Orchestra, and the Skylight Opera Theatre Orchestra. Come hear Mark Gallagher perform in Smith Recital Hall on the Governor's School campus. Event free and open to the public.

     

    NOVEMBER

    • October 9 - November 4 - Exhibition: Tom Dimond and Terry Jarrard-Dimond
      Lipscomb Gallery, SCGSAH Campus
      Featuring work from South Carolina natives, Tom Dimond and Terry Jarrard- Dimond, the gallery will showcase a diverse range of two-dimensional work from both husband and wife.

    • November 2-4 - Fall Main Stage Production: The Winter's Tale
      7:30 p.m., Sakas Theatre, SCGSAH Campus    

      Drama seniors will perform one of Shakespeare's last plays, The Winter's Tale, which pits envy and hubris against grace and time. Stricken with jealousy, Leontes, the King of Sicilia, imprisons his queen and condemns his friend, the King of Bohemia. He defies the wisdom of the Oracle of Delphi, and his realm is frozen in a perpetual winter.  His insistence on absolute authority costs him his family, friends, reputation, self-respect, and bliss. Only chance, fortune, and human kindness can save him from his self-crafted abyss. Reservations are encouraged and may be made the week prior to the performances by calling the Drama Box Office at 864.282.3737.

    • November 5 - Fall Main Stage Production: The Winter's Tale
      2:00 p.m., Sakas Theatre, SCGSAH Campus
      Drama seniors will perform one of Shakespeare's last plays, The Winter's Tale, which pits envy and hubris against grace and time. Stricken with jealousy, Leontes, the King of Sicilia, imprisons his queen and condemns his friend, the King of Bohemia. He defies the wisdom of the Oracle of Delphi, and his realm is frozen in a perpetual winter.  His insistence on absolute authority costs him his family, friends, reputation, self-respect, and bliss. Only chance, fortune, and human kindness can save him from his self-crafted abyss. Reservations are encouraged and may be made the week prior to the performances by calling the Drama Box Office at 864.282.3737.

    • November 10 - Student Music Recital
      3:20 p.m., Smith Recital Hall, SCGSAH Campus
      Livestream here.


    • November 11 - Men's Choral Day
      Smith Recital Hall, SCGSAH Campus



    • November 13 - Guest Artist: Howard Kim, piano
      7:30 p.m., Smith Recital Hall, SCGSAH Campus
      Dr. Howard Kim is a trained concert pianist with a B.A. from the University of California-Los Angeles and a Doctor of Musical Arts from Eastman School of Music. He currently teaches as an associate professor at Anderson University. Come hear Dr. Kim perform in the Smith Recital Hall on the Governor's School campus.


    • November 13 - December 8 - SCGSAH Visual Arts Student Show
      Lipscomb Gallery, SCGSAH Campus
      An exhibition showcasing work created by Governor's School Visual Art students in the Senior Life Drawing class.

    • November 16 - Piano Ensembles Concert
      7:30 p.m., Smith Recital Hall, SCGSAH Campus
      Governorís School pianists are featured in works for two performers at one or two pianos.  The selections are chosen from a vast library written originally for the medium by master composers.  The spring concert will feature pianists performing chamber music with student colleagues. Livestream here.

    • November 17 - Opera Scenes Concert
      7:30 p.m., Smith Recital Hall, SCGSAH Campus

      The SCGSAH voice students will perform scenes selected from famous operas and operettas. Livestream here.

    • November 19 - Opera Scenes Concert
      3:00 p.m., Smith Recital Hall, SCGSAH Campus

      The SCGSAH voice students will perform scenes selected from famous operas and operettas. Livestream here.

    • November 20 - Woodwind Chamber Music Recital
      7:30 p.m., Smith Recital Hall, SCGSAH Campus
      Woodwind students culminate their semester-long study of chamber music repertoire with an evening of works for wind trios, quartets, and quintets. Livestream here.

    • November 28 - String Chamber Music Recital
      7:30 p.m., Smith Recital Hall, SCGSAH Campus
      Livestream here.

    • November 30 - Brass Chamber Music Recital
      7:30 p.m., Smith Recital Hall, SCGSAH Campus

      The Brass Chamber Ensemble will present a concert of brass music featuring two quintets and a trio. The groups will perform literature from the brass repertoire. The brass chamber ensembles are coached by Dr. Gary Malvern and Dr. David Hamilton. Livestream here.

     

    DECEMBER

      • November 13 - December 8 - SCGSAH Visual Arts Student Show
        Lipscomb Gallery, SCGSAH Campus
        An exhibition showcasing work created by Governor's School Visual Art students in the Senior Life Drawing class.

      • December 1 - Student Music Recital
        3:20 p.m., Smith Recital Hall, SCGSAH Campus
        Livestream here.

      • December 3 - Vocal Diction Recital
        3:00 p.m., Smith Recital Hall, SCGSAH Campus

        Come experience an evening of beautiful music as the SCGSAH voice students perform a recital of German art songs. Livestream here.


      • December 5 - Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra Concert
        7:30 p.m., First Baptist Church

        The Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra and the Wind Ensemble will combine for their last concert of the semester. The program will include the Overture to Egmont by Beethoven, EspaŮa by Chabrier, and Three Dance Episodes from Rodeo by Copland. The Wind Ensemble will share the program, performing works by Percy Grainger, William Schuman, and others. Livestream here.


      • December 8 - Choral Concert: Cantus Chamber Choir and the Governor's School Choir
        7:30 p.m., Buncombe Street, United Methodist

        The 21-member Cantus Chamber Choir will present their Fall concert with special guests Thomas Dickinson, baritone, performing Ralph Vaughan-Williamsí Five Mystical Songs and Candace Dickinson, soprano, performing Mendelssohnís Psalm 42 - Wie der Hirsch schreit. The chamber choir is comprised of the Governorís School vocal students. Livestream here.

      • December 9 - Creative Writing Junior Class Reading
        2:00 p.m., Sakas Theatre, SCGSAH Campus

        Creative Writing students will read from original works created during the semester. Readings will take place in the Sakas Theatre on the Governorís School campus. A reception will be held in the Sakas Theatre lobby following the readings. Livestream here.


      • December 9 - Creative Writing Senior Class Reading
        7:00 p.m., Sakas Theatre, SCGSAH Campus

        Creative Writing students will read from original works created during the semester. Readings will take place in the Sakas Theatre on the Governorís School campus. A reception will be held in the Sakas Theatre lobby following the readings. Livestream here.


      • December 11 - Jazz Orchestra Concert
        7:30 p.m., Smith Recital Hall, SCGSAH Campus

        The SCGSAH Jazz Orchestra will present a program of music that typically features music from both the American song book and modern jazz repertoire. The concert will feature both the big band and a smaller ensemble. Livestream here.

      • December 12 - Percussion Ensemble Concert
        7:30 p.m., Smith Recital Hall, SCGSAH Campus

        The Governorís School percussionists will perform arrangements that highlight the musical range, intricate rhythms, and dynamic sounds of popular and lesser known instruments. Works to be performed include Pulse by Henry Cowell, Chamber Piece for Percussion Quintet by Michael Colgrass, and American Patrol for Percussion Quintet by F. Meacham.The Wind Ensemble will share the program performing works by Percy Grainger, William Schuman, and others. Livestream here.

      • December 16 - Winter Student Dance Performance
        7:30 p.m., Gunter Theatre, Peace Center

        Join us for an evening of classical ballet, modern and contemporary dance showcasing the grace and elegance, as well as the passion and versatility, of the Governor's School dancers. Reservations may be made at www.peacecenter.org beginning three weeks prior to the performance date. As a courtesy to the family and community members that wish to attend, please limit reservations to no more than four seats, and please contact the Peace Center Box Office if any tickets will not be needed. Thank you for your cooperation and support. Livestream here.

      • December 17 - Winter Student Dance Performance
        2:00 p.m., Gunter Theatre, Peace Center

        Join us for an afternoon of classical ballet, modern and contemporary dance showcasing the grace and elegance, as well as the passion and versatility, of the Governor's School dancers. Reservations may be made at www.peacecenter.org beginning three weeks prior to the performance date. As a courtesy to the family and community members that wish to attend, please limit reservations to no more than four seats, and please contact the Peace Center Box Office if any tickets will not be needed. Thank you for your cooperation and support. Livestream here.

      • December 19 - Student Music Recital
        1:30 p.m., Smith Recital Hall, SCGSAH Campus
        Livestream here.