Andrews University Agenda News and Events at Andrews University en-us Copyright 2018, Andrews University Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:31:00 -0000 Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:31:00 -0000 AU Music Festival Concert: Choir & Orchestra <p> <strong>University Singers</strong></p> <p> <strong>Director: Stephen Zork</strong></p> <p> The Andrews University Singers is the select choir from the Department of Music and represents Andrews University locally, nationally and abroad through concert tours, television broadcast and audio recordings. They have given highly acclaimed international concert tours throughout the countries of Great Britain, Iceland, Norway, Brazil, Zimbabwe, Chile, Bahamas, Bermuda and Puerto Rico.&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Symphony Orchestra</strong></p> <p> <strong>Director: Claudio Gonzalez</strong></p> <p> The Andrews University Symphony Orchestra is the core ensemble of the orchestral program at Andrews University. In addition to their current series at the Howard Performing Arts Center, the Symphony Orchestra travels within the Great Lakes region as well as internationally. Since 2006, the orchestra has performed in Italy, Austria, Germany, France, the Philippines and Costa Rica.</p> Thu, 15 Feb 2018 12:57:31 +0000 AU Music Festival Showcase Concert <p> .</p> Mon, 12 Feb 2018 12:46:48 +0000 AU Departments of Music & English Vespers <p> IN THE BEGINNING: A Vespers in Music and Poetry</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> Mon, 12 Feb 2018 11:48:59 +0000 Reggie & Ladye Love Smith <p> Reggie and Ladye Love Smith are two of the most sought-after voices in Nashville. They have been a part of the Gaither Homecoming family for over a decade, first as back-up singers in Nashville and later as a vocal duet featured on countless Homecoming concerts, tapings and recordings.&nbsp; Reggie is also a member of the Grammy winning Gaither Vocal Band. Their versatile voices and broad range of influences lend themselves to a variety of styles, from country to big band to contemporary worship. With smooth, soulful vocals and impeccable musicianship, their communication beautifully reflects what is true of them both on and off stage&hellip;authenticity.</p> <p> Don't miss Reggie &amp; Ladye Love Smith&mdash;coming to Andrews University on February 24.</p> Sat, 10 Feb 2018 19:30:00 +0000 "Love is in the Air" Choral Concert <p> The Andrews University Department of Music and WAUS FM present the Andrews University Singers and Chorale in &ldquo;Love Is in the Air&rdquo; under the direction of Stephen Zork. Secure your Valentine&rsquo;s date for 8:00 p.m. February 10 at the Howard Performing Arts Center on the campus of Andrews University where you will experience a wide array of songs centered on the themes of love, romance, compassion, and belonging.</p> <p> The program will feature romantic classics like Jerome Kern&rsquo;s &ldquo;All the Things You Are&rdquo; arranged by Ward Swingle, Hoagy Carmichael&rsquo;s &ldquo;Skylark&rdquo; arranged by John Rutter, Dolly Parton&rsquo;s &ldquo;Light of a Clear Blue Morning&rdquo; arranged by Craig Hella Johnson, the Kings Singers arrangements of Lennon &amp; McCartney&rsquo;s &ldquo;Can&rsquo;t Buy Me Love&rdquo; and &ldquo;Yesterday,&rdquo; and Dan Forrest&rsquo;s endearing setting of &ldquo;Good Night, Dear Heart.&rdquo;</p> <p> Placed in this bouquet of choral music will be songs of caring and commitment such as &ldquo;Invocation to Compassion&rdquo; arranged by Craig Hella Johnson, &ldquo;Set Me as a Seal Upon Your Heart&rdquo; by Richard Nance, and &ldquo;For Everyone Born, A Place at the Table&rdquo; arranged by Tom Trenney. The centerpiece of the concert will be Eric Whitacre&rsquo;s charming collection of &ldquo;Five Hebrew Love Songs&rdquo;.</p> <p> <strong>The concert is free and open to the public.</strong></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>University Singers</strong></p> <p> <strong>Director: Stephen Zork</strong></p> <p> The Andrews University Singers is the select choir from the Department of Music and represents Andrews University locally, nationally and abroad through concert tours, television broadcast and audio recordings. They have given highly acclaimed international concert tours throughout the countries of Great Britain, Iceland, Norway, Brazil, Zimbabwe, Chile, Bahamas, Bermuda and Puerto Rico.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 08 Feb 2018 15:43:54 +0000 World Premiere: The Mysterious Note <p> Join us for the World Premiere and first public screening of THE MYSTERIOUS NOTE. This adventure/comedy film was shot mostly in Berrien Springs and produced in partnership with the North American Division and One Mustard Seed. Follow the story of a family from Chicago that inadvertently spends a long weekend in Michigan only to learn a valuable lesson on what it means to be faithful to God.</p> Thu, 01 Feb 2018 14:12:18 +0000 Dept. of Music Presents: Odin Rathnam, Violinist <p> Since his critically acclaimed Lincoln Center debut in 1993, the American violinist Odin Rathnam has established himself as one of the most passionate and versatile artists of his generation. He has received unanimous praise from critics and audiences for his &ldquo;captivating temperament,&rdquo; &ldquo;brilliant technique&rdquo; and a sound &ldquo;recalling the legendary violinists of the past.&rdquo; A veteran performer at many major European and American festivals including the Algarve International Music Festival in Portugal, Denmark&rsquo;s Tivoli and Vendsyssel Festivals, Deia International Festival in Mallorca, Boswil Festival in Switzerland, Aspen, Caramoor and Endless Mountain Music Festivals, he has also appeared in recital on the Market Square Concerts series, Lincoln Center&rsquo;s Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Recital Hall, where he first appeared at the age of 15.</p> <p> As a chamber musician, Odin Rathnam has collaborated ( violin/viola) with many leading artists of his generation. Rathnam received his formal training at Juilliard Pre-College and Mannes College of Music with Sally Thomas and Ann Setzer, returning to the Juilliard School as a full scholarship student of Dorothy DeLay and Masao Kawasaki. He studied chamber music with Julius Levine, Felix Galimir, Joel Smirnoff, and Josef Gingold. He also worked closely with the Danish violinist and pedagogue Anker Buch, who is credited by many for bringing Ivan Galamian&rsquo;s teachings to Denmark.</p> <p> Join us on Sunday, Feb. 11, at 4 p.m. for a wonderful concert by Odin Rathnam.</p> <p> Masterclass by Odin Rathnam at 7pm - all are welcome.</p> Thu, 01 Feb 2018 09:31:35 +0000 AU Wind Symphony: "Fun & (Olympic) Games" <p> In the midst of our frigid Michigan winter, we look forward to celebrating the 2018 Winter Olympics taking place soon in PyeongChang, South Korea. The concert will feature John Williams&rsquo; famous &quot;Summon the Heroes,&quot; written for the 100th anniversary of the modern Olympic Games. We also highlight a wonderful variety of other fun music, including music from Sir Arthur Sullivan&rsquo;s whimsical ballet Pineapple Poll, Robert Sheldon&rsquo;s musical vision of the Manhattan skyline (Metroplex), a rousing rendition of the Civil War era &quot;Battle Cry of Freedom,&quot; John Philip Sousa&rsquo;s arrangement of the Percy Grainger gem &quot;Country Gardens&quot; and Eric Whitacre&rsquo;s wild romp &quot;Noisy Wheels of Joy.&quot; We also continue our tradition of partnering with Dr. Jonathan Korzun and Southwestern Michigan College Brass Band, who will be featured in the first half of the program.</p> <p> <u><em>&ldquo;This concert is FREE for all elementary and high school students! Don&rsquo;t miss this special opportunity to experience a great concert of fun band music. Parents can call the box office to reserve their free student tickets for pickup the night of the concert. These tickets will also be available the night of the concert at the will-call table.&rdquo;</em></u></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Repertoire:</strong></p> <p> First Half Repertoire by the Southwestern Michigan College Brass Band</p> <p> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;INTERMISSION</p> <p> &quot;Noisy Wheels of Joy&quot;&nbsp;<em>(Eric Whitacre)</em>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> &quot;Metroplex: Three Postcards from Manhattan&quot;&nbsp;<em>(Robert Sheldon)</em>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> &quot;Country Gardens&quot;&nbsp;<em>(Percy Grainte/John Philip Sousa)</em>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> &quot;Battle Cry for Freedom&quot;&nbsp;<em>(Noah Taylor)&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</em>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> &quot;Summon the Heroes&quot;&nbsp;<em>(John Williams)&nbsp;</em>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> &quot;Suite&quot; from <em>Pineapple Poll (Arthur Sullivan/Charles Mackerras)&nbsp;</em> &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Director: Byron Graves</strong></p> <p> The Andrews University Wind Symphony maintains a significant travel schedule throughout the Great Lakes area and seeks to provide high quality music programs and concerts representative of Adventist education and Andrews University. The Wind Symphony has performed in England, France, Spain, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Canada and throughout the United States.</p> Thu, 25 Jan 2018 11:33:38 +0000