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Vola Jacobs Memorial Piano Recital | Roberto Plano, Piano – Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society

Date: January 28, 2022 | Time: 7:30pm | Venue: Maxwell Performing Arts Theater on the Augusta University Summerville Campus

First Prize Winner at the 2001 Cleveland International Piano Competition, Prize Winner at the Honens, Dublin, Sendai, Geza Anda and Valencia competitions and Finalist at the 2005 Van Cliburn, Roberto Plano’s engaging personality has made him a favorite guest on radio programs such as NPR’s “Performance Today,” and on TV shows for PBS, France’s Mezzo and Japan’s NHK. A member of the faculty at Boston University since 2016, Mr. Plano joined Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music as Associate Professor of Piano in August 2018.

2020 – 2021 Season Prices:
HJCMS Membership: $100

Single Ticket Prices:
Adults: $40

Seniors (60+): $32
Military: $32
AU Faculty & Staff: $20
Students with ID: $5
AU Students: Free

Get more info on this concert series HERE!

Canadian Brass Holiday Concert with Wycliffe Gordon – Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society

Date: November 30, 2021 | Time: 7:30pm | Venue: Maxwell Performing Arts Theater on the Augusta University Summerville Campus

With an international reputation as one of the most popular brass ensembles today, Canadian Brass has truly earned the distinction of “the world’s most famous brass group.” Masters of concert presentations, Canadian Brass has developed a uniquely engaging stage presence and rapport with audiences. With a discography of over 130 albums and an extensive world-wide touring schedule, Canadian Brass is an important pioneer in bringing brass music to mass audiences everywhere.

Our own Wycliffe Gordon, Director of Jazz Studies at Augusta University, will join the Canadian Brass to kick off the holiday season. Jazz Journalists Association named him “2020 Trombonist of the Year” (13th time!) and Downbeat declared him “Best Trombone” again in 2018. Critics and audiences agree!

This concert is presented by the Harry Jacobs Chamber Music Society and the Augusta University Lyceum Series.

2020 – 2021 Season Prices:
HJCMS Membership: $100

Single Ticket Prices:
Adults: $40

Seniors (60+): $32
Military: $32
AU Faculty & Staff: $20
Students with ID: $5
AU Students: Free

Get more info on this concert series HERE!

AU Cinema Series | CRYPTOZOO

Date: September 23, 2021 | Times: 1pm & 7pm | Location: Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre

Visionary comic book writer/artist/filmmaker Dash Shaw’s vibrant, fantastical animated feature follows cryptozookeepers through a richly-drawn hallucinatory world as they struggle to capture a baku (a legendary dream-eating hybrid creature) and begin to wonder if they should display these rare beasts in the confines of a zoo, or if these mythical creatures should remain hidden and unknown.

Featuring the voice talents of Lake Bell, Zoe Kazan, Michael Cera, Louisa Krause, Peter Stormare, Thomas Jay Ryan, Grace Zabriskie and Angeliki Papoulia, CRYPTOZOO is written and directed by Shaw, with Jane Samborski directing the stunning animation.

FREE admission to the Cinema Series is made possible by Student Life and Engagement and by the generous support of The Bee’s Knees and The Hive.

Get more information here!

Ailey | The Cinema Series at Augusta University

Date: September 9, 2021 | Times: 1pm and 7pm  | Location: Maxwell Theatre (AU Summerville Campus) | Cost: Free
Alvin Ailey was a trailblazing pioneer who found salvation through dance. AILEY traces the full contours of this brilliant and enigmatic man whose search for the truth in movement resulted in enduring choreography that centers on the Black American experience with grace, strength, and unparalleled beauty.

Watch the trailer here.

 

Cumberland Island: Land, Water, Wind, and Light | Artist Talk & Reception

Date: August 19, 2021| Time: 5pm | Location: The Dome Room, University Hall (Augusta University Summerville Campus)

Augusta University’s Mary S. Byrd Gallery of Art announces Cumberland Island: Land, Water, Wind, and Light
by Christa Bowden, Emily Gomez and Ernesto Gomez

on exhibition August 11 – October 1, 2021 at the Mary S. Byrd Gallery inside Washington Hall

This multi-media exhibition offers the fine art photography by Christa Bowden and Emily Gomez along with the wind drawings and sound installations of Ernesto Gomez.

This on-going collaborative project, which began in 2016 with the celebration of the national park centennial documents the unique biome and history of Cumberland Island. With this project, the artists hope to expand the existing documentation of Cumberland Island to increase awareness of its significance and fragility and provide a record for future generations, should the island be lost or irrevocably altered due to climate change or other threats. Through their photographs, wind drawings, and sound collages record the diversity of the island’s ecosystem.

For more information about the Mary S. Byrd Gallery, contact Shannon Morris, Gallery Director (706) 729/2427 or shamorris@augusta.edu / www.augusta.edu/pamplin/art/gallery .

Image Credit: Emily Gomez, Dungeness Ruins, 2019.

See more information about the artists here.