Performance Calendar

We invite the public to attend all of our faculty, student and guest artist performances! Pick up a performance calendar at the Governor's School Visitor's Center or print our event listings here.


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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FEBRUARY

  • February 3 - March 3 - Visual Arts Student Mid-Year Exhibit Lipscomb Gallery, SCGSAH campus The mid-year Visual Arts Student Exhibit will feature works created by the Governorís Schoolís visual arts students during the fall semester. Students in the Visual Arts program come from all over the state and learn from established, practicing artists, exploring a broad spectrum of mediums while refining their own imagery and self-expression. The Lipscomb Gallery is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is located at 15 University Street, Greenville, SC, 29601. Guests are asked to sign-in at the Visitor's Center before visiting the gallery.

  • February 6 - Guest Author Reading: Hanif Abdurraqib
    7 p.m., M. Judson Booksellers,
    130 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601
    Hanif Abdurraqib is a poet, writer, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. His essays and music criticism have been published in The FADER, Pitchfork, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. He is a Callaloo Creative Writing Fellow and previously worked for MTV News, where he wrote about the intersections of music, culture, and identity. His first full length collection, The Crown Ain't Worth Much, was one of 2016ís best-selling poetry books and was named a finalist for the Eric Hoffer Book prize. Hanif's debut collection of essays titled, They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us, was published November of 2017 via Two Dollar Radio.

  • February 20 - Faculty Chamber Recital 7:30 p.m., Smith Recital Hall, SCGSAH campus The distinguished music faculty of the S.C. Governorís School for the Arts and Humanities will perform a concert of works written for small ensembles. This event is free and open to the public.

  • February 27 - Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra Concert 7:30 p.m., Gunter Theatre at the Peace Center The S.C. Governorís School for the Arts and Humanitiesí Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra will present a preview of the program they will perform at the ASTA National Orchestra Festival in Atlanta in March. The program will include Flight by Dr. Cedric Adderley, SCGSAH president; LíArlesienne Suite No. 1, by Georges Bizet; and Danzon No. 2, by Arturo Marques. The SCGSAH Wind Ensemble will also perform works by Frank Ticheli, Peter Menin, and Karel Husa. This special performance is free and open to the public. Watch the performance live or archived at https://livestream.com/scgsah/2-27-18-sinfoniaconcert

MARCH

  • Until March 3 - Visual Arts Student Mid-Year Exhibit Lipscomb Gallery, SCGSAH campus The mid-year Visual Arts Student Exhibit will feature works created by the Governorís Schoolís visual arts students during the fall semester. Students in the Visual Arts program come from all over the state and learn from established, practicing artists, exploring a broad spectrum of mediums while refining their own imagery and self-expression. The Lipscomb Gallery is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is located at 15 University Street, Greenville, SC, 29601. Guests are asked to sign-in at the Visitor's Center before visiting the gallery.

  • March 5 - Governorís School Cantus Chamber Choir 7:30 p.m., Smith Recital Hall, SCGSAH campus The S.C. Governorís School for the Arts and Humanitiesí 21-member Cantus Chamber Choir will present their spring concert. This event is free and open to the public. Watch the concert live or archived at https://livestream.com/scgsah/3-5-18-choir-concert.

  • March 6 - SCGSAH Presidential Guest Artist: Rita Dove
    7:30 p.m., Sakas Theatre, SCGSAH Campus
    The S.C. Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities' Presidential Guest Artist Series presents a reading by former U.S. poet laureate and Pulitzer Prize recipient Rita Dove. Dove will read from her latest release, Collected Poems: 1974-2004, and discuss her life's work. She will also hold a book signing after the event.

    Dove is the author of nine volumes of poetry and received the Pulitzer Prize in poetry in 1987. She served as U.S. Poet Laureate from 1993-1995 and Poet Laureate of Virginia from 2004-2006. Other honors include the Heinz Award in the Arts and Humanities, Lifetime Achievement Medals from the Library of Virginia and the Fulbright Association, as well as 25 honorary doctorates, most recently from Yale University. In 1996, Dove received the National Humanities Medal from President Clinton, and in 2011 the National Medal of Arts from President Obama. She is currently Commonwealth Professor at the University of Virginia.

  • March 9 - Ian Bracchitta Jazz Trio 7:30 p.m., Smith Recital Hall, SCGSAH campus The Ian Bracchitta Trio, featuring S.C. Governorís School for the Arts and Humanities faculty member and bassist Ian Bracchitta, with guitarist Steve Watson and drummer Rick Dilling, will perform Jazz music from the American songbook. Bracchitta has performed with jazz luminaries Dianne Schuur, Kevin Mahogany, The Nelson Riddle and Cab Calloway Orchestras, Pat Harbison, and many other rising jazz performers and has worked extensively in the Broadway Musical genre performing with upwards of 35 national Broadway tours including Wicked, Porgy and Bess, West Side Story, Chicago, Legally Blonde, The Producers, Young Frankenstein, Billy Elliot, A Chorus Line, The Sound Of Music, My Fair Lady, 9 To 5 and Mary Poppins to name only a few. This concert is free and open to the public.

  • March 12 - 18 - SCAEA Youth Art Month Exhibit Lipscomb Gallery, SCGSAH campus The Lipscomb Gallery hosts the South Carolina Art Education Associationís Youth Art Month Western Region Exhibit, featuring work from students and art educators. A reception will be held on Sunday, March 18, 1:30-3:00 p.m.

  • March 13 - Vocal Diction Recital 7:30 p.m., Smith Recital Hall, SCGSAH campus The S.C. Governorís School for the Arts and Humanitiesí talented voice studio will present a concert of French art song or Melodies. Please join these young singers as they perform beautiful vocal music from the French repertoire. This recital is free and open to the public. Watch the concert live or archived at https://livestream.com/scgsah/3-13-18-vocal-diction.


APRIL

  • Guest Artist: Jean Grosser Exhibit April 9 - 26, Lipscomb Callery, SCGSAH campus
    The Lipscomb Gallery features guest artist Jean Grosser, whose work offers visual expression to issues of social and political conflict inspired by the artistís interest in political activism. Jeanís work has been exhibited internationally.

  • April 19 - Piano Ensemble Concert 7:30 p.m., Smith Recital Hall, SCGSAH campus Student pianists from the S.C. Governorís School for the Arts and Humanities will perform a variety of music in two-person ensembles. Experience the talent of South Carolinaís young pianists who have performed in public schools across the state, and in European schools and in concert venues in Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany and Italy. This event is free and open to the public. Watch the concert live or archived at https://livestream.com/scgsah/4-19-18-concert.

  • April 20 - Pathways Guest Artist: Clarinetist Michael Lowenstern 7:30 p.m., Smith Recital Hall, SCGSAH campus Composer, advertising executive, and pre-eminent bass clarinetist of his generation, Michael Lowenstern has performed to critical acclaim throughout the Americas and Europe. Lowenstern can be heard on over 30 recordings, as well as two solo albums. He brings his unique blend of creative electro-acoustic music to Greenville as part of the Pathways Guest Artist Series. This event is free and open to the public.

  • April 23 - Concertato String Orchestra Concert 7:30 p.m., Smith Recital Hall, SCGSAH campus The S.C. Governorís School for the Arts and Humanitiesí Concertato String Orchestra will perform their final spring concert with works by Mozart, Bloch and a surprise American composer. This event is free and open to the public. Watch the concert live or archived at https://livestream.com/scgsah/4-23-18-orchestra.

  • April 24 - Woodwind Chamber Concert 7:30 p.m., Smith Recital Hall, SCGSAH campusThe S.C. Governorís School for the Arts and Humanities Woodwind students culminate their semester long study of chamber music repertoire with an evening of works for wind trios, quartets, and quintets. This performance is free and open to the public. Watch the concert live or archived at https://livestream.com/scgsah/4-24-18-woodwindrecital.


MAY

  • May 1 - String Chamber Concert 7:30 p.m., Smith Recital Hall, SCGSAH campus The S.C. Governorís School for the Arts and Humanities Music Department presents a String Chamber concert featuring works for small string ensembles from the standard repertoire. This performance is free and open to the public. Watch the concert live or archived at https://livestream.com/scgsah/5-1-18-stringrecital.

  • May 3 - Brass Chamber Concert 7:30 p.m., Smith Recital Hall, SCGSAH campusBrass students will present a varied concert of small ensemble music written for brass instruments. The concert represents the culmination of a semester of study of brass  chamber repertoire. The program feature several groups and will include works by Victor Ewald, David Uber, Malcolm Arnold, and others. The concert will be in Smith Recital Hall and is open to the public. Watch the concert live or archived at https://livestream.com/scgsah/5-3-18-brassrecital.

  • May 4 - Governorís School Choral Concert 7:30 p.m., Second Presbyterian Church, 105 River St, Greenville, SC 29601 The S.C. Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities Music Department presents the Cantus Chamber Choir and the Governor's School Choir, featuring talented young vocalists from across the state. The Governor's School Choir includes all 94 musicians in the SCGSAH Music Department, while the Cantus Chamber Choir features vocal students. This concert is free and open to the public. Watch the concert live or archived at https://livestream.com/scgsah/5-4-18-choralconcert.

  • May 5 - Junior Creative Writing Class Reading 7 p.m. - Sakas Theatre, SCGSAH campus Creative Writing students will read from original works created during the year. 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. Watch the reading live or archived at https://livestream.com/scgsah/5-5-18-junior-cw.

  • May 10 - Wind Ensemble Concert 7:30 p.m., Gunter Theatre at the Peace Center The S.C. Governorís School for the Arts and Humanitiesí Wind Ensemble will perform a concert of music for winds brass and percussion that will feature Dr. Stephen Taylor, piano, in George Gershwinís Rhapsody in Blue. Also on the program will be Childrenís March by Percy Grainger, Octet for Wind Instruments by Igor Stravinsky, and other works from the wind repertory. This concert is free and open to the public. Watch the concert live or archived at https://livestream.com/scgsah/5-10-18-wind-concert.

  • May 10 - 16 - 18th Annual Year-End Student Exhibit
    Lipscomb Gallery, SCGSAH campus
    The Visual Arts Department will showcase a wide variety of student work created throughout the school year. Students in the Visual Arts program come from all over the state and learn from established, practicing artists, exploring a broad spectrum of mediums while refining their own imagery and self-expression. The Lipscomb Gallery is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is located at 15 University Street, Greenville, SC, 29601. Guests are asked to sign-in at the Visitor's Center before visiting the gallery.

  • May 11 - Music Theater Scenes 7:30 p.m., Smith Recital Hall, SCGSAH campus
    The talented vocal students from the S.C. Governorís School for the Arts and Humanities will present staged scenes from some of the best of Broadway musicals. This performance is free and open to the public. Watch the performance live or archived at https://livestream.com/scgsah/5-11-18-music.

  • May 11 & 12 - Senior Creative Writing Portfolio Readings 7 p.m. - Sakas Theatre, SCGSAH campus Creative Writing students will read from original works created during the year. 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. Watch the readings live or archived at https://livestream.com/scgsah/5-11-18-senior-cw and https://livestream.com/scgsah/5-12-18-senior-cw.

  • May 13 - Music Theater Scenes 3:00 p.m., Smith Recital Hall, SCGSAH campusThe talented vocal students from the S.C. Governorís School for the Arts and Humanities will present staged scenes from some of the best of Broadway musicals. This performance is free and open to the public. Watch the performance live or archived at https://livestream.com/scgsah/5-13-18-music.

  • May 15 - Percussion Ensemble Concert 7:30 p.m., Smith Recital Hall, SCGSAH campus The Percussion Ensemble concert will be based around the famous ďToccata for PercussionĒ, a work composed by Carlos Chavez in 1942 and based on Mayan Indian rhythms and tonalities. Another sure to please work is ďVicĒ Firthsí ďEncore in JazzĒ, featuring many different jazz styles and rhythms along with Marimba and Vibraphone. Japanese Impressions is an Oriental based work showcasing the Ensembleís finesse to provide the necessary Japanese sound. Dr. Chris Davis from UNC will also join the ensemble to add some special touches of his own. This performance is free and open to the public. Watch the concert live or archived at https://livestream.com/scgsah/5-15-18-percussionconcert.

  • May 17 - Jazz Orchestra Concert
    7:30 p.m.,
    Smith Recital Hall, SCGSAH campus The S.C. Governorís School for the Arts and Humanitiesí Jazz Orchestra performs music from the American songbook in addition to generous samplings of contemporary jazz and significant popular music. This performance is free and open to the public. Watch the concert live or archived at https://livestream.com/scgsah/5-17-18-jazzconcert.

  • May 19 - Spring Dance Performance
    7:30 p.m.
    , Gunter Theatre at the 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. Watch the performance live or archived at https://livestream.com/scgsah/5-19-18-dance.

  • May 20 - Spring Dance Performance
    2:00 p.m., Gunter Theatre at the 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. Watch the performance live or archived at https://livestream.com/scgsah/5-20-18-dance.

  • May 22 - Senior Showcase 7:30 p.m.,  Gunter Theatre at the Peace Center The Senior Showcase of the Music Department of the S.C. Governorís School for the Arts and Humanities is a celebration of senior class showcasing some of the outstanding musical achievements of South Carolinaís gifted music students. The performers are selected by a panel of judges from the professional music community. Past adjudicators include Dr. Jack Cohan, retired Director of the Peace Center for the Performing Arts, and Miles Hoffman, Musical Director of the American Chamber Players and host of National Public Radioís ďA Minute With Miles.Ē Watch the showcase live or archived at https://livestream.com/scgsah/5-22-18-showcase.