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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. Directions to the Governor's School

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Spring 2019 Calendar

JANUARY EVENTS
9 - 2/23
M-F, 11:30-4:30
Lipscomb Gallery
Mid-Year Visual Arts Student Exhibit
This exhibit will feature a variety of student work from the Fall 2018 jury selection. Guests are asked to sign in at the Visitors' Center upon arrival. 
10
7:30 p.m.
Smith Recital Hall
Faculty Recital Series: Tryptich Musica
Anneka Zuehlke is joined by friends Joanna Mulfinger (violin) and Jessica Elliott (piano). This performance will include exciting works by contemporary composers John Harbison and Dana Wilson.
24
7:30 p.m.
Smith Recital Hall
Faculty Recital Series: Thomas Dickinson and Landon Baumgard
Voice instructor Tom Dickinson (baritone) and Vocal Coach/Collaborative Pianist Landon Baumgard present masterworks for voice and piano from multiple generations and continents.
FEBRUARY EVENTS
7
7:30 p.m.
Smith Recital Hall
Pathways Guest Artist Series: Louise Toppin, soprano
The SC Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities is proud to present internationally renowned soprano and recording artist Louise Toppin as a part of their Pathways Guest Artist Series. She has received critical acclaim for her operatic, orchestral, and oratorio performances all over the world. Join us for an evening with this incredible musician as she performs African-American art songs in collaboration with pianist Landon Baumgard, Governor's School faculty member.
19
7:30 p.m.
Smith Recital Hall
Faculty Chamber Recital

Various members of the Music faculty will present works in a chamber setting, including a set of three songs for baritone, violin, and piano by Moritz Hauptmann.

28 - 3/10
M-F, 11:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Lipscomb Gallery

SC Art Education Association Youth Art Month Exhibit
The Lipscomb Gallery hosts the South Carolina Art Education Association's Youth Art Month Western Region Exhibit featuring artwork from Upstate students and art educators. A reception for these artists will be held on Sunday, March 10, 1:30 - 3 p.m. Guests are asked to sign in at the Visitor's Center upon arrival. 

MARCH EVENTS
2
8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
SCGSAH
Grand Jeté
South Carolina's premier student ballet competition will feature dancers, ages 10-19, from across the state who will compete by division for cash prizes totaling $7,500. Grand Jeté will be adjudicated by out-of-state, world-renowned dance professionals Lorna Feijóo, Francie Huber, and Olivier Pardina. The public is invited to watch the competition. Serious dancers, ages 10-19, who are not competing may also attend a ballet master class with Governor's School faculty for $20 (cash only). The event is sponsored by Drayton Mills. For more information, visit www.scgsah.org/grand-jete.

4
7:30 p.m.
Smith Recital Hall

Cantus Chamber Choir Recital
The SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities student vocalists will present master choral works in a capella and accompanied settings. This event is free and open to the public.

7
7:30 p.m.
Smith Recital Hall

French Vocal Diction Recital
The Governor’s School voice studio presents a concert of French art songs. This event is free and open to the public.

10
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Lipscomb Gallery

SC Art Education Association Youth Art Month Exhibit & Reception
The Governor’s School’s Lipscomb Gallery hosts the South Carolina Art Education Association’s Youth Art Month Western Region Exhibit, featuring artwork from Upstate students and art educators. The public is invited to attend the exhibit and reception on Sunday, March 10, from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

12
7:30 pm
Gunter Theater

Wind Ensemble Concert
The SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities’ Wind Ensemble, made up of talented students from across the state, will perform a program of works that include Samuel Barber’s Mutations on Bach, the Symphony No. 1: In Memoriam Dresden by Daniel Bukvich, as well as other pieces from the standard literature for wind ensemble. This performance is free and open to the public. Gunter Theater, Peace Center, 300 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601

14
7:30 p.m.
Smith Recital Hall

Concertato String Orchestra Concert
The Governor's School's Concertato String Orchestra, made up of talented student musicians from across the state, will perform works by Pergolesi, Mozart, and Bloch, with guest conductors David Hamilton and Neil Casey, from the University of South Carolina. Governor's School faculty members Candace and Tom Dickinson will perform vocal arias, and Stephen Taylor will perform the obbligato piano part for the Concerto Grosso for Strings and Piano by Ernest Bloch.
APRIL EVENTS 

1 - 26
M-F, 11:30-4:30
Lipscomb Gallery

Guest Artist Exhibit: Photographer Armon Means
The SC Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities Visual Arts Department hosts a solo show by photographer Armon Means, whose work considers minority identity, cultural concerns, and environmental influences. This exhibit will feature three bodies of work—"Black Bikers," "Inclusions," and "North American Portraits." Means is currently a professor of art at Belmont University. Visitors are welcome and asked to sign in at the Visitor Center upon arrival.

4
2:30 - 4 p.m.
Smith Recital Hall

Tubist Velvet Brown Master Class
Tubist Velvet Brown will present a master class on the Governor's School campus to music students. She enjoys a professional career as an international soloist, chamber ensemble performer, recording artist, conductor, and orchestral player. Brown is currently the principal tubist of the New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra and the Altoona Symphony Orchestra. This event is open to the public.

4
7:30 p.m.
Sakas Theatre

An Evening with Choreographer Garth Fagan
The SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities’ Presidential Guest Artist Series presents Tony-winning choreographer Garth Fagan. Well known for his choreography of Disney's musical The Lion King, Fagan has been called “a true original,” “a genuine leader,” and “one of the great reformers of modern dance.” Fagan is the founder and artistic director of the award-winning and internationally acclaimed Garth Fagan Dance, now celebrating its 48th season. This artist talk is free and generously sponsored by The Graham Foundation. For more information, visit www.scgsah.org/pgas
16
7:30 p.m.
Smith Recital Hall
Piano Ensembles Recital
Experience the talent of the SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities' student pianists who will perform a variety of music in two-person ensembles as well as chamber works for piano and other instruments. This event is free and open to the public.
23
7:30 p.m.
Smith Recital Hall

Woodwind Chamber Concert

The SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities’ woodwind students culminate their semester long study of chamber music and are featured in works from two to six players, performing repertoire from the Baroque Period to the present. This event is free and open to the public.   

25 
6-8 pm 
Avenue

Artists in Bloom
Celebrate and support South Carolina’s emerging young artists at Artists in Bloom, presented by TD Bank. This dynamic experience will showcase performances and works by the talented students from the SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities. Actor and alum Brandon Micheal Hall, star of the hit CBS series God Friended Me, will be the featured guest as the recipient of the 2019 President’s Alumni Award. Guests will enjoy live music, drinks, and hors d’oeuvres. Proceeds support financial assistance for Governor's School students, professional development opportunities, and special programs. Sponsorship packages are available. 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/artists-in-bloom-tickets-57535552386

30
7:30 pm
Gunter Theater
 
Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra and Wind Ensemble Concert
Experience the talent of the SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities’ exceptional student musicians during the Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra and Wind Ensemble Concert! Guest conductor Markand Thakar leads the Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra in Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8, and David Hamilton will conduct the Wind Ensemble performing works by Percy Grainger, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and others. This event is free and seats can be reserved at www.peacecenter.org. Gunter Theater, Peace Center, 300 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601
   
MAY EVENTS

May 2 - 4
7:30 p.m.
Sakas Theatre

Drama Production: Twelfth Night
The SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Drama Department, known for alumni who have become well-known Broadway, film, and TV actors, presents a Studio IV production of Twelfth Night. Written just after Hamlet and at the height of Shakespeare’s artistic powers, Twelfth Night plunges into the fantastical work of Illyria, a land where disorder and extremity are the norms, while reason and sanity are foreign. Shakespeare employs adventure, comedy, pathos, and music to explore themes of self-discovery and transformation, and introduces us to some of his most singular characters along the way. This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required and can be made beginning April 25 by calling 864.282.3737.
3
7:30 p.m.
Daniel Chapel
Spring Choral Concert
The SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Music Departments presents the Cantus Chamber Choir and the Governor’s School Choir, featuring 90 young musicians from across the state. The program will feature works presented as a part of the department’s performance tour of Germany in March. Also featured will be Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, in tribute to the commemoration of the 100th anniversary in 2018 of the American composer’s birth. This event is free and open to the public. Daniel Chapel, Furman University, 3300 Poinsett Hwy, Greenville, SC 29613
 

5
2 p.m.
Sakas Theatre

Drama Production: Twelfth Night
The SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Drama Department, known for alumni who have become well-known Broadway, film, and TV actors, presents a Studio IV production of Twelfth Night. Written just after Hamlet and at the height of Shakespeare’s artistic powers, Twelfth Night plunges into the fantastical work of Illyria, a land where disorder and extremity are the norms, while reason and sanity are foreign. Shakespeare employs adventure, comedy, pathos, and music to explore themes of self-discovery and transformation, and introduces us to some of his most singular characters along the way. This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required and can be made beginning April 25 by calling 864.282.3737.

7
7:30 p.m.
Smith Recital Hall

String Chamber Music Concert 
The SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Music Department presents the strings studio performing in ensembles such as duos, trios, quartets and others, performing works from the standard classical repertoire. This concert is free and open to the public.

7 - 15
M-F, 11:30- 4:30
Lipscomb Gallery

19th Annual SCGSAH Visual Arts Student Exhibition
The SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Visual Arts Department will showcase a wide variety of selected works created by juniors and seniors throughout the school year. A reception honoring the students will be held on Sunday, May 12, 1:30 - 3 p.m. Visitors are required to sign in at the Visitor Center upon arrival.
9
7:30 p.m.
Smith Recital Hall
Brass Chamber Music Concert
The SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Music Department presents a concert of brass music featuring two quintets and a duo, and will perform works by Victor Ewald, Malcolm Arnold, J. S. Bach, Rimsky-Korsakov, and others. This concert is free and open to the public.

10
6 p.m.
John I. Smith Library

Creative Writing Senior Portfolio Reading
The SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Creative Writing Department presents the culminating event of the year, featuring senior class writers reading original works in short fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. In past years, selections from these readings have gone on to garner National acclaim in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and the YoungArts competition, as well as publication in journals such as Tin House and The Georgia Review. This event is free and open to the public.

10
7:30 p.m.
Smith Recital Hall

Music Theater Scenes Recital
The SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Music Department voice studio will perform a diverse selection of Golden-Age and contemporary music theater scenes. This concert is free and open to the public.
11
3 p.m.
John I. Smith Library
 
Creative Writing Junior Class Reading
The SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Creative Writing Department presents the culminating event of the year, featuring junior class writers reading original works in short fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. In past years, selections from these readings have gone on to garner National acclaim in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and the YoungArts competition, as well as publication in journals such as Tin House and The Georgia Review. This event is free and open to the public.
11
7 p.m.
John I. Smith Library
Creative Writing Senior Portfolio Reading
The SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Creative Writing Department presents the culminating event of the year, featuring senior class writers reading original works in short fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. In past years, selections from these readings have gone on to garner National acclaim in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and the YoungArts competition, as well as publication in journals such as Tin House and The Georgia Review. This event is free and open to the public.
12
1:30 - 3 p.m.
Lipscomb Gallery
Reception for the 19th Annual SCGSAH Visual Arts Student Exhibition
The SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Visual Arts Department will host a year-end reception in the Lipscomb Gallery recognizing students and their accomplishments during the school year. This event is open to the public.
12
3 p.m.
Smith Recital Hall
Music Theater Scenes Recital
The SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Music Department voice studio will perform a diverse selection of Golden-Age and contemporary music theater scenes. This performance is free and open to the public.
14
7:30 p.m.
Smith Recital Hall
Percussion Ensemble
The percussion studio has planned an exciting program for the end of the year, including Anthony Cirone's 5 Items for Soprano and Percussion Quintet featuring soloist (and Drama faculty member) Candace Dickinson. A marimba transcription of Camille Saint-Saens' Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso will feature senior percussionist Taryn Marks as the soloist. Filling out the program will be a marimba transcription of a Handel violin concerto featuring senior percussionist Malcolm Davis, and the Heifetz-Dinicu Horo Staccato in a new arrangement by percussion instructor Everett M. Beale.
15
5:30 - 7 p.m.
NEXT Innovation Center
Reception for the Innovation Exhibition at NEXT
The Visual Arts students will present their site-specific drawings centered around the theme of “Innovation” during this opening reception. This event is free and open to the public. NEXT Innovation Center, 411 University Ridge, Greenville, SC 29601

16
7:00 p.m.
Amphitheater (in the SCGSAH courtyard) 

Jazz Orchestra Concert
The SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Jazz Orchestra is open to all students regardless of instrument. The ensemble performs jazz music from both the American popular songbook and modern standards. This performance is free and open to the public.
18
7:30 p.m.
Gunter Theater
Spring Dance Performance
The SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Dance Department presents a performance 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. This event is free and open to the public. Tickets can be reserved beginning April 27 through the Peace Center Box Office at www.peacecenter.orgGunter Theater, Peace Center, 300 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601
19
2 p.m.
Gunter Theater
Spring Dance Performance
The SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Dance Department presents a performance 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. This event is free and open to the public. Tickets can be reserved beginning April 27 through the Peace Center Box Office at www.peacecenter.orgGunter Theater, Peace Center, 300 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601
21
7:30 p.m.
Gunter Theater
Music Senior Showcase
The S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities Music Department presents a celebration of the outstanding musical achievements of the gifted senior class musicians. Performers are selected by a panel of judges from the professional music community and will perform classical repertoire featuring a variety of instruments. This event is free and open to the public. Tickets can be reserved through the Peace Center Box Office at www.peacecenter.orgGunter Theater, Peace Center, 300 S Main St, Greenville, SC 29601