Performance Calendar

We invite the public to attend all of our faculty, student and guest artist performances for the Spring 2017 season free of charge!


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

Guest Artist - Eric Willie, percussion – Thursday, Feb. 2

  • Described as a "true musical talent and professional" (Ivan Trevino, Composer), Eric Willie has a varied career as a solo performer, chamber musician, orchestral player, arranger, and teacher. He has performed in Carnegie Hall, at several Percussive Arts Society International Conventions, and on regional live broadcasts, such as Nashville's NPR Station "Live In Studio C." Currently, Eric is the newly appointed Director of Percussion Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he directs a comprehensive percussion program
  • 7:30 p.m. – Smith Recital Hall


Student Music Recital
– Friday, Feb. 3

  • Students perform individually to gain solo performance experience.
  • 3:20 p.m. – Smith Recital Hall 


Visual Arts Student Exhibit
– Feb. 4 - 25

  • Featuring work from current visual arts students, the mid-year exhibit is a selected showcase of studio work accomplished during the fall semester. The Lipscomb Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Visitors are asked to sign in at the Visitor's Center upon arrival.

 

Senior Music Recital – Tuesday, Feb.7

  • 7:30 p.m. – Smith Recital Hall 

 

Akropolis Reed Quintet Master Class – Thursday, Feb. 9

  • 1:30 p.m. – Smith Recital Hall

 

Pathways Guest Artist - Daniel Herscovitch, piano – Tuesday, Feb. 14

  • 7:30 p.m. – Smith Recital Hall 

 

Student Music Recital – Friday, Feb. 17

  • 3:20 p.m. – Smith Recital Hall

 

Faculty Recital - Dr. Stephen Taylor, piano – Tuesday, Feb. 21

  • 7:30 p.m. – Smith Recital Hall 

 

Senior Music Recital – Sunday, Feb. 26

  • 3 p.m. – Smith Recital Hall

 

Guest Author - Poet Morri Creech – Monday, Feb. 27

  • 7 p.m. – M. Judson Booksellers

 

Senior Music Recital – Tuesday, Feb.28

  • 7:30 p.m. – Smith Recital Hall

 

SCAEA Youth Art Month: Western Region Exhibit – Feb. 28 - March 5

  • Lipscomb Gallery

 

March

Vocal Diction Recital – March 2

  • 7:30 p.m. – Smith Recital Hall

 

Student Music Recital – March 3

  • 3:20 p.m. – Smith Recital Hall

 

Senior Music Recital – March 5

  • 3:00 p.m. – Smith Recital Hall

 

Cantus Chamber Choir Performance – March 6

  • 7:30 p.m. – Smith Recital Hall

 

Senior Music Recital – March 7

  • 7:30 p.m. – Smith Recital hall

 

Concertato String Orchestra Concert – March 9
Concertato String Orchestra will perform their final spring concert with works by Mozart, and a surprise American composer. Most of the string students will perform these pieces again on the European tour during spring break.

  • 7:30 p.m. – Smith Recital Hall

 

Senior Music Recital – March 21

  • 7:30 p.m. – Smith Recital Hall

 

Pathways Guest Artist - Leah Partridge, soprano – March 23
Soprano Leah Partridge has received praise worldwide for her intelligent and compelling interpretations of opera's most beloved heroines. Opera Magazine praised her for her "clarity, accuracy, and poise," and the Detroit Free Press has hailed her for her "lovely presence and shining voice."

  • 7:30 p.m. – Smith Recital Hall

 

Senior Music Recital – March 26

  • 3:00 p.m. – Smith Recital Hall

 

Senior Music Recital – March 28

  • 7:30 p.m. – Smith Recital Hall

 

Guest Artist Talk - Bill Plympton, animator/cartoonist – March 29
Bill Plympton is an American animator, graphic designer, cartoonist and filmmaker best known for his 1987 Academy Award-nominated animated short Your Face and his series of shorts Guard Dog, Guide Dog, Hot Dog and Horn Dog.

  • 6:00 p.m. – Smith Recital Hall

 

Student Music Recital – March 31

  • 3:20 p.m. – Smith Recital Hall

 

Wind Ensemble Concert –March 31
The spring concert of the Governor's School Wind Ensemble will include wind music by various composers and will feature pianist Dr. Stephen Taylor in Introduction and Capricco for Piano and Twenty-Four Winds by John Barnes Chance. Other works on the program include the Second Suite for Military Band by Gustav Holst and Early Light by Carolyn Bremer.

  • 7:30 p.m. – Gunter Theatre