The Community Music Program of Fairmont State University will present private music students Saturday, April 30, at the Meadowbrook Mall as part of the 18th annual “Music-O-Rama.”
The Fairmont State University Collegiate Singers and the Fairmont State University Community Chorus, directed by Dr. Sam Spears, will present a performance of Gioachino Rossini’s “Petite Messe Solennelle” at First Presbyterian Church, 301 Jackson St., Fairmont, at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 3. Admission is free, but a freewill offering will be collected.
On Friday, April 29, at 8 p.m., the Fairmont State University Chamber Choir, directed by Dr. Sam Spears, will present a concert, “Rhapsody,” at the Fairmont First Presbyterian Church, 301 Jackson St., Fairmont. The concert is free and open to the public.
The Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts and Masquers theatre group will present Bert V. Royal’s “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” on the Wallman Hall stage.
Jeffrey Ingman came to FSU first as the 2005 Artist-in-Residence and later became a professor of acting and directing in the Theatre Department of the School of Fine Arts. Before coming to FSU, Ingman taught at the University of the Pacific, the University of Montana and the Pasadena Playhouse. He has acted in university and regional theatre, television and film, in everything from rock musicals to Shakespeare.
Lauren Adams, who graduated Cum Laude from FSU with an interdisciplinary degree in Studio Art and French in 2006, and obtained a B.F.A. in Visual Art from West Virginia University, has remained an active and successful painter ever since.
Two recent performances of the play Kindertransport showcased the talent of Fairmont State University students to a statewide audience.
This year’s Artist-in-Residence was artist Gary Leib. He presented a public lecture on Feb. 3 in the Ruth Ann Musick Library and, that evening, at the opening reception for his exhibition in Brooks Gallery in Wallman Hall, Leib gave another talk about his work, which included drawings, free-standing pieces, ceramic pieces (in collaboration with Jeff Greenham) and animated videos.
The Fairmont State University Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Valarie Huffman will present a concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at the Gaston Caperton Center, 501 West Main St., Clarksburg. Admission to the concert is free and open to the public.