The Fairmont State University Department of Music will present for its Spring Gala the cantata “Carmina Burana,” on Saturday, April 26, performed by the Fairmont State Collegiate Singers, Community Chorus and Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Valarie Huffman. Also featured will be the Chanticleer Children’s Chorus of West Virginia. The professional soloists for the concert will be soprano Mandy Spivak, tenor Alec Carlson and baritone Paul Kreider.
Fairmont State University graduate student Rayme Pullen will give her Graduate Piano Recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in Wallman Hall Room 229. Pullen studied piano with Professor John Morrison in School of Fine Arts Department of Music.
For her recital, Pullen will perform “Sonata in D, Kp. 478” by D. Scarlatti (1685-1757), “Papillons, Opus 2” by Schumann (1810-1856), “Ballade in G-Minor, Opus 23” by Chopin (1810-1849) and “Sonata No. 3, Opus 28” by Prokofieff (1891-1953).
A Fairmont State University student has been selected for an internship under the Disney College Program.
Erika A. Johnson, a junior at Fairmont State and a member of the Honors Program, is majoring in Theatre. The internship runs from Aug. 1, 2014, through Jan. 7, 2015. As part of the internship, Johnson will complete a three-credit class along with work in the Costuming Department.
Auditions for the Fairmont State University Town and Gown Summer Theatre production of “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer: The Broadway Musical” are planned for Wednesday, April 9, and Saturday, April 12.
The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts welcomes guest artist Suzanne Hatcher for a solo recital as part of the Music on the Hill Artists Series on Saturday, April 5.
The soprano will perform selected songs by Franz Schubert and Fernando Obradors, the song cycle “Airs Chantés” by Francis Poulenc and operatic arias by George Frideric Handel and Gaetano Donizetti. Hatcher will be accompanied by Fairmont State faculty member John Morrison.
Sculpture students will heat things up at Fairmont State University on Friday, March 28.
Beginning at 1 p.m. Friday, students in the Fairmont State School of Fine Arts Foundry and Sculpture Program will participate with sculpture students and faculty from West Virginia University and Shepherd University in an iron pour at FSU.
A love of music and a gift for playing multiple instruments earned a Fairmont State University junior the opportunity to play with eight Nashville recording artists as part of the staff band of the Wheeling Jamboree.
Herbert Baker of Fairmont, the son of the late Chuck West and the late Paula Baker of Fairmont, graduated from East Fairmont High School in 2011.
Sponsored by the United Way of Marion County, an event on Sunday, March 16, will support the Sobrania Soup Opera, Mannington Food Pantry and the Salvation Army, providing needed nourishment for county residents. Empty Bowls Marion County also feeds the creative spirit of local potters.
To Theatre students, making sense of Shakespeare’s language can be a frightening, yet exciting challenge.
“I have been waiting for four years for this chance,” says senior Theatre major Tyler Kovar. The Marion County native, plays the iconic Puck, the master of mischief, in the Fairmont State University production of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on stage in April.
The Fairmont State University Collegiate Singers and Wind Ensemble presented a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, in Wallman Hall Auditorium. The Ensembles performed “Sounds and Sweet Airs,” a concert of music inspired the writings of William Shakespeare. The Collegiate Singers sang settings of Shakespeare texts by Emma Lou Diemer, one of the grandes dames of 20th-century American composition, as well as John Rutter and Benjamin Cooke.