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Guest artist Harmonic Brass brings ‘Delicacies’ to WVU

The West Virginia University School of Music will welcome Harmonic Brass to the Creative Arts Center on Monday, October 9.

Since 1991, Harmonic Brass has been renowned for big elegant brass sound. New York Carnegie Hall, Seoul Arts Center, Leipzig Gewandhaus are some of the premiere locations that Harmonic Brass have been welcomed. The group travels around the globe playing more than 120 concerts a year.

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Inaugural WVU music faculty showcase concert set for Oct. 8

Faculty in the West Virginia University School of Music will present a free showcase concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 8.

“This concert is our way of welcoming the WVU and Morgantown community into the music hall to enjoy the high-quality skillset of our faculty members who contribute to the education of WVU students,” said Nina Assimakopoulos, associate professor of flute. “Individual faculty members often have solo recitals, but this is an opportunity to hear a number of faculty perform in one concert.”

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Award-winning director leads WVU students for “Topdog/Underdog”

Jade King Carroll is a noted director who has worked in theaters across the country. For the last month, she’s spent her days working with students in the School of Theatre and Dance at West Virginia University. 

A rising voice in the national contemporary theatre scene, Carroll is a Theatre Communications Group New Generations Future Leader Award recipient and was presented the Paul Green Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Professional from the National Theatre Conference and The Estate of August Wilson. 

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CAL U professor featured in Art Up Close! Oct. 3

Presented by Michael Slaven, pofessor of history and chair of the Department of History, Politics, Society and Law at California University of Pennsylvania, the program begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Museum Education Center Grand Hall and is free and open to the public.

Slaven will discuss the ways in which art, and specifically Fairey’s works of art, can be used to influence, or even create new conceptions about culture, politics and society.

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Political science professor to talk art during Lunchtime Looks

Erik Herron, Eberly Family Professor of Political Science at West Virginia University, will present during the Art Museum of WVU’s Lunchtime Looks program Wednesday, Sept. 27.

Herron will present on “Shepard Fairey: Work Against the Clampdown,” one of two exhibitions currently on display at the museum.

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Gift adds dimension to campus

A strong connection to West Virginia University and the arts made supporting the construction of the Art Museum of WVU an easy decision for the Plevin family. 

Gloria Rosenthal Plevin was born in Pittsburgh and grew up in Clarksburg. Her husband, the late Leon Plevin, was a Weirton native studying political science at WVU. Gloria was studying art and business at Ohio University, but would occasionally travel to Morgantown to be a guest at Phi Sigma Delta fraternity socials.

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