April 10, 11, 14, 17, 18 @ 7:30pm; April 12, 19 @ 3pm
An HCLT Production
Join us for this hilarious musical comedy spoof of that ever so serious middle school event: the annual spelling bee! Six eclectic spellers and 4 lucky audience members compete for the coveted title of Champion Speller. This production is recommended for mature audiences due to some very funny but adult references. Some blushing and giggling may occur. Leave the kids at home and enjoy night out with other grown ups at the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
Thursday, April 30 at 7:30pm
Wayne Henderson’s top-notch finger-picking is a source of great pleasure and pride to his friends, family and neighbors in Grayson County, Virginia. His guitar playing has also been enjoyed at Carnegie Hall, in three national tours of Masters of the Steel-String Guitar, and in seven nations in Asia.
In addition to his reputation as a guitarist, Henderson is a luthier of great renown. He is a recipient of a 1995 National Heritage Award presented by the National Endowment for the Arts. He produces about 20 instruments a year, mostly guitars.
Monday, May 4, 7:30pm
Free admission and the public is invited to attend.
The Longwood Jazz Ensemble, in its twenty-second year under the direction of Dr. Charles Kinzer, is a jazz big band of 18 pieces. In recent years the ensemble has performed in Norfolk, Richmond, Lynchburg, and Washington, DC. Many alumni have gone to careers as professional musicians and teachers.
The program at the Prizery will include music from the libraries of Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, and Miles Davis, among others. Student soloists with the Jazz Ensemble include Tyler Gage, a junior trumpeter from Appomattox, and Cody Leonard, a sophomore saxophonist from Nottoway. Two alumni from the South Boston area will be featured as guests: John Sibley, saxophone, and Stephen Harmon, trumpet.
“Our music offers something for everyone, and it’s fun to see so many young musicians playing great music from America’s history. We’re really looking forward to playing in such a beautiful space as the Prizery,” said Dr. Kinzer. For more information about the program, please call the LU Department of Music at 434-395-2495. All seats are free and open to the public the night of the event. First come, first serve.
Thursday, May 14 at 7:30pm
The Richmond Symphony is dedicated to excellence in presenting all types of orchestral repertoire. It incorporates classical, gospel, jazz, and contemporary and popular music into its programming, making great music accessible to everyone.