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Music

Children’s Concert

The Department of Music at the University of Mississippi will offer its second concert of the 2010-11 season at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Ford Center. The concerts are especially for students in elementary grades. The programs, featuring faculty and advanced student performers, are drawn from the department’s regular season programming, but with special introductions and commentary designed to help young people understand and appreciate the music. This concert will feature the winners of the student concerto competition. Admission is free, however, but attendees are responsible for transportation. Ample bus parking is available. Reservations are required as space is limited. For more information, contact Ronald Vernon at rvernon@olemiss.edu or 816-3417. (March 1, 2011)

‘Swan Lake’

The Russian National Ballet is bringing its acclaimed production of “Swan Lake” to the University of Mississippi’s Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts for one show Friday. The show is set for 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $28 for various seating. Tickets are available by calling 915-7411, by visiting the UM Box Office in the Student Union from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays or the Ford Center Box Office beginning at 10 a.m. the day of the show, or by going to www.fordcenter.org. (March 1, 2011)

Children’s Concert

The Department of Music at the University of Mississippi will offer its second concert of the 2010-11 season at 11:30 a.m. March 7 at the Ford Center. The concerts are especially for students in elementary grades. The programs, featuring faculty and advanced student performers, are drawn from the department’s regular season programming, but with special introductions and commentary designed to help young people understand and appreciate the music. This concert will feature the winners of the student concerto competition. Admission is free, however, but attendees are responsible for transportation. Ample bus parking is available. Reservations are required as space is limited. For more information, contact Ronald Vernon at rvernon@olemiss.edu or 816-3417. (February 18, 2011)

Israeli musician

Israeli jazz musician Amir Gwirtzman will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Thursday at the University of Mississippi. Gwirtzman is a multi-instrumentalist, who plays saxophones, clarinets of all sizes, flutes from around the world as well as bagpipes, vuvuzela and a woodwind section full of other African, Asian, European and Middle Eastern wind instruments. He has performed worldwide as a solo jazz musician and as a member of the Israeli world music band Esta. (February 18, 2011)

Uganda in Dance, Music, Images

Mississippi: The Dance Company presents “The Uganda Project: Come & See – Go & Tell,” Thursday through Sunday at Fulton Chapel on the University of Mississippi campus.

This multi-media dance performance is a collaboration between Professor Jennifer Mizenko and Assistant Professor of Art Brooke White. Both Mizenko and White have traveled to Uganda on humanitarian missions, and will be collaborating together to bring that experience to the stage in dance, music and photography. This evening-length work between the Department of Theatre Arts and the Department of Art will expose the audience to the heart and soul of Uganda — its beauty, its complexity, its people and especially its children.

Show times are 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10.50 for adults, $8.50 for children and seniors and $7 for UM students. (February 16, 2011)

Uganda Project Brown Bag

The Sarah Isom Center for Women & Gender Studies presents a preview of the “Uganda Project: Come & See — Go & Tell,” a multimedia dance performance collaboration, at noon Monday in the Faulkner room, third floor, Archives and Special Collections in the J.D. Williams Library. Inspired by their humanitarian missions to Uganda, professor Jennifer Mizenko and assistant professor of art Brooke White will bring that experience to the stage in dance, music and photography. This collaboration between the Department of Theatre Arts and the Department of Art will expose the audience to the heart and soul of Uganda — it’s beauty, its complexity, its people and especially its children. For more information, visit www.olemiss.edu/depts/theatre_arts/omt/season/2010_2011/uganda/uganda.html. (February 11, 2011)

Music of the Baroque concert

Alison Crum and Roy Marks will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 in the Paris-Yates Chapel at the University of Mississippi. Crum is well known as a player and teacher of the viol. She is president of the Viola da Gamba Society of Great Britain, professor of viol at Trinity College of Music in London, and a visiting teacher at several colleges and universities both in Europe and the U.S.
Marks has played piano and guitar from childhood, but always felt himself an artist and studied at the Royal Academy in London. Since taking up the viol, lute and theorbo he has had little time for painting but enjoys performing, coaching on various workshops, and composing original music for period instruments. (February 4, 2011)

Line Dancing Classes

The Oxford Park Commission, RSVP and Leisure Lifestyles are offering Line Dancing for persons 55 years of age and older beginning Feb. 15. The free classes will be at the Oxford Activity Center every Tuesday at 2 p.m. For more information, call RSVP at 232-2377. (February 4, 2011)

VFW Dance

The Water Valley VFW, Post 4100, will host The Larry Hernandes Band from 8 to midnight Saturday. The VFW post home is located at 11535 Highway 315, just west of Water Valley. (February 4, 2011)

‘A Symphony of Spirituals’

The Grace Notes Concert Series at First Presbyterian Church presents Joseph Garrison, organist, and Andrew Gordon, pianist, at noon Wednesday. Following the concert, a complimentary lunch will be served in Fellowship Hall. “A Symphony of Spirituals,” by composer Joel Raney, was written to showcase the symphonic nature of the organ and to stretch the usual limits of the organ-piano duet genre. (December 3, 2010)

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