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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APRIL

  • Guest Artist: Jean Grosser Exhibit
    April 9 - 26, Lipscomb Gallery, 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 artist’s interest in political activism. Jean’s work has been exhibited internationally. An artist talk will be held on Thursday, April 19 at 4:30 p.m. in the gallery.

  • April 13 - Governor's School Presidential Guest Artist: Laurie Anderson
    7:30 p.m., Smith Recital Hall, SCGSAH campus
    The S.C. Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities' Presidential Guest Artist Series avant-garde artist, composer, musician, and film director Laurie Anderson. She will give a multimedia presentation and an artist talk where she'll read from her brand-new book release, All the Things I Lost in the Flood. Anderson is one of America’s most renowned—and daring—creative pioneers. She is best known for her multimedia presentations and innovative use of technology. As writer, director, visual artist and vocalist she has created groundbreaking works that span the worlds of art, theater, and experimental music. Tickets are required and may be reserved for free through Eventbrite.

  • April 19 - Piano Ensembles Concert
    7:30 p.m., Smith Recital Hall, SCGSAH campus
    Student pianists from the S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities will perform a variety of music in two-person ensembles. Experience the talent of South Carolina’s 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 19 - 22 - Governor's School Drama Production: Buried Child
    April 19-21 at 7:30 p.m. and April 22 at 2 p.m, Sakas Theatre, SCGSAH campus
    The S.C. Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities Drama Department presents the spring Studio IV Main Stage Production of Buried Child, featuring the talented young actors of the senior class. Written by the late American playwright Sam Shepard, and directed by Drama Department Chair Daniel Murray, this Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, set in the 70's on an American Midwestern farmstead, features a family unraveled by an unspeakable act. This event is free and open to the public, and contains mature themes that may not be appropriate for younger audiences. Reservations are required and can be made beginning April 12 by calling 864-282-3737


  • 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. Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities’ 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 campus
    The S.C. Governor’s 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. Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Music Department presents a String Chamber Concert featuring talented student musicians from across the state who will perform classical works for small string ensembles. 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 campus
    Brass 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 will feature several groups performing works by Victor Ewald, David Uber, Malcolm Arnold, and others. The concert will be held in Smith Recital Hall and is free and open to the public. Watch the concert live or archived at https://livestream.com/scgsah/5-3-18-brassrecital.

  • May 4 - Governor’s School Choral Concert
    7:30 p.m., Daniel Chapel, Furman University campus, 3300 Poinsett Hwy, Greenville, SC 29613
    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 - Creative Writing Junior 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 Governor's 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. Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities’ Wind Ensemble will perform a concert of music for winds brass and percussion that will feature Dr. Stephen Taylor, piano, in George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Also on the program will be Children’s 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. A reception honoring the students and their work will be held on Sunday, May 13 at 1:30 p.m. at the Lipscomb Gallery.

  • May 11 - Music Theater Scenes
    7:30 p.m., Smith Recital Hall, SCGSAH campus
    The talented vocal students from the S.C. Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities will present staged scenes from some of the best 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 - Creative Writing Senior 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 Governor’s 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 campus
    The talented vocal students from the S.C. Governor’s 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 “Toccata for Percussion”, a work composed by Carlos Chavez in 1942 and based on Mayan Indian rhythms and tonalities. Another sure to please work is “Vic” Firths’ “Encore in Jazz”, featuring many different jazz styles and rhythms along with Marimba and Vibraphone. Japanese Impressions is an Oriental based work showcasing the Ensemble’s 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. Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities’ 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 S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Music Department presents a celebration of the outstanding musical achievements of our gifted senior class musicians. 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 Radio’s “A Minute With Miles.” This event is free and open to the public. Watch the showcase live or archived at https://livestream.com/scgsah/5-22-18-showcase.