A concert featuring the Mississippi Mass Choir, University of Mississippi Gospel Choir and a community choir is set for April 23 at 7 p.m. at the Ford Performing Arts Center. Proceeds from the event go to support the restoration of Burns Belfry, the oldest African-American-built structure in Oxford, built as a church in 1910 and now slated to become a cultural center.
(March 3, 2010)
The University of Mississippi will officially install a new chancellor on April 9, 2010. Dr. Daniel W. Jones will be formally sworn in as chancellor during a 10 a.m. investiture ceremony in the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. The inauguration’s theme, selected by Chancellor Jones and reflecting an area of deep commitment for him as an educator and physician, is “Transformation Through Service.” (March 2, 2010)
The 2010 season of the Oxford Shakespeare Festival will present “The Merry Wives of Windsor” and “Hamlet” by William Shakespeare, and the musical “The King & I” by Rodgers and Hammerstein. Festival performances run from June 11 through July 2 at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, visit the festival Web site at http://shakespeare.olemiss.edu. (March 2, 2010)
Faculty soloists Bradley Robinson, baritone, and Jennifer Robinson, soprano, will join the L-O-U Symphony in a selection of opera arias and duets from at 8 p.m. March 10 in the Gertrude Ford Performing Arts Center.
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Tao, a Japanese dance-and-drum ensemble that incorporates explosive percussion with tight choreography and martial arts moves, will perform at the University of Mississippi this week. “Tao, The Martial Art of Drumming,” comes to the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts for a performance at 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Tickets are $25 for the general public, $12 for UM faculty and staff, and $10 for students and faculty enrolled in the Cultural Passport program. They are available by calling 915-7411, by visiting the UM Box Office in the Student Union from noon to 4 p.m. weekdays or the Ford Center Box Office from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, or by going to www.olemiss.edu/depts/tickets/order.htm. (March 1, 2010)
Wednesday, March 10, 11:30 a.m. at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of the University of Mississippi. The program will feature Giuseppe Verdi’s “Overture to Les Vespres Sciliennes,” Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings” and Don Freund’s “Three Preludes.” Admission is free to area school children. Part of a series of orchestra concerts especially for students in elementary grades. The programs, under the direction of Ronald Vernon, featuring faculty and advanced student performers, are drawn from the Music Department’s regular-season programming, but with special introductions and commentary designed to help young people understand and appreciate the music. (February 26, 2010)
Tuesday, March 2, 8 p.m. Shirley Jones will perform some of her most memorable songs from the many movie musicals in which she starred over her career including “Music Man,” “Oklahoma” and “Carousel.” Performing with Ms. Jones is The Hollywood Concert Orchestra, an ensemble of America’s finest musicians which is rapidly becoming one of the premier ensembles in the world. (February 25, 2010)