School of the Arts Releases Fall 2020 Arts Ablaze Events

Arts Ablaze Fall 2020September 29, 2020 (Jackson, Miss.) - Belhaven’s School of the Arts has announced its Fall 2020 Arts Ablaze events. This semester of Arts Ablaze will feature some of the best productions, concerts and exhibitions, happening right in the heart of Jackson.

Because of the challenges of COVID-19, many performances and events will be virtual or have limited seating.

Our students and faculty spend countless hours refining their craft to showcase their talents in plays, dances, music, poetry, gallery exhibits, and more.

Browse through the upcoming Arts Ablaze Fall 2020 events, and join us as we celebrate the arts.
 

Student Invitational Art Exhibition  
October 2 – November 25
The Student Invitational Art Exhibition’s opening and gallery talks will be virtual this semester. The events will be made public as Youtube post and be available on Belhaven's Visual Art and Graphic Design Facebook page.

Check Please 
Streaming October 28-31
By Jonathan Rand
Directed by Ian Clarke
Dating can be hard. Especially when your date happens to be a raging kleptomaniac, or your grandmother’s bridge partner, or a mime. Check Please follows a series of blind dates that couldn’t get any worse – until they do. Could there possibly be a light at the end of the tunnel? Email boxoffice@belhaven.edu to reserve a streaming code.

The Bear
Streaming November 4-7
By Anton Chekhov
Translated by Julius West
Directed by Jenna Kahley
Chekhov's romantic farce about a widow, a cranky neighbor, temper tantrums, and a duel like no other. Reimagined as a 1970s radio play, this production is certain to entertain. Email boxoffice@belhaven.edu to request streaming instructions.
 
Fall Dance Concert
November 6,7,13,14
Friday, November 6, 7 PM
Saturday, November 7, 7 PM
Friday, November 13, 7 PM
Saturday, November 14, 7 PM
Bitsy Irby Visual Arts and Dance Center Studio Theatre
A showcase of choreography by dance faculty and guest artists, presented by the Belhaven University Dance Ensemble and members of DOXA. Styles include classical and contemporary ballet and modern dance. General Admission $10, Seniors/Students $5. Complimentary admission for Belhaven faculty, staff, students, and immediate families. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Advanced ticket reservations are required. Seating will be limited and socially distanced. Masks are required. 

Student Composers Concert
November 10
Tuesday, 7:30 PM
Concert Hall
The Composers Forum invites you to participate in a new approach to making new music with Belhaven student composers and performers. Join us as we bring freshly fabricated musical worlds to life in a hybrid real/virtual performance space. Please contact music@belhaven.edu for additional information.

Wind and Brass Ensemble Performance
November 11
Wednesday, 4:30 PM
Belhaven Park

The Belhaven University Woodwind and Brass Ensembles will honor our veterans.  Come out to hear favorites like God Bless America and the United States Service Songs. Other selections that will be played that day are music by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, and many others. This will be a family-friendly event! Bring a blanket or lawn chair and join us. Invite your neighbor, co-worker, or friend and come out for some musical therapy and friendly fellowship. Please contact music@belhaven.edu for additional information. Social distancing and masks are recommended, and the concert is subject to change in accordance with Belhaven University Policy and the City of Jackson rules and regulations.

The Spoon River Project
Streaming November 11-14
By Tom Andolora
Based on Spoon River Anthologyby Edgar Lee Masters
Directed by Elissa Sartwell 
Music Direction by John Barnts
In this beautifully haunting play based on Edgar Lee Masters’ Spoon River Anthology, the former residents of Spoon River examine life and the longing for what might have been. As the citizens reflect on the dreams, secrets, and regrets of their lives, they paint an honest portrait of a community. Woven together with popular songs and hymns from the turn of the century, The Spoon River Project reminds us while life is not free of hardship, it can still be filled with joy.  Email boxoffice@belhaven.edu to reserve a streaming code.

Best of Belhaven
November 16
Monday, 7:30 PM
Center or the Arts, Concert Hall
The Music Department presents the most outstanding student performances of the semester on one concert. Musical variety and excellence are the gifts from our student performers to you. Please contact music@belhaven.edu for additional information.

Orchestra Concert
November 20
Thursday, 7:30 PM
Center or the Arts, Concert Hall
The Belhaven University String Chamber Orchestra will present one of Tchaikovsky's all-time favorite Masterworks, his amazing Serenade for String Orchestra, Op. 48. You will also hear the famous arrangement of Sergei Prokofiev’s “March” from The Love for the Three Oranges, Op. 33. Please enjoy a special night of high quality and profoundly moving performance by our excellent Belhaven University String Chamber Orchestra! Please contact music@belhaven.edu for additional information.

Collaborative Arts Concert
November 20-21
Friday and Saturday, 7 PM
Bitsy Irby Visual Arts and Dance Center Studio Theatre
This student-produced event features collaborative works created from the Dance, Music, Theatre, Film, and Art & Design Departments.  Complimentary admission. Doors open at 6:30pm. Advanced ticket reservations are required. Seating will be limited and socially distanced. Masks are required. 
 
Chorale Concert
November 23
Monday, 7:30 PM
Center or the Arts, Concert Hall
Please join the Belhaven Chorale and Worship Choir in an evening of Psalm settings from the 18th century to the present, from liturgical to contemporary anthems. Please contact music@belhaven.edu for additional information.

Silent Sky
February 17-20, 2021
By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Kerri Sanders
Blackbox Theatre
Silent Sky is the poignant, inspirational, and entertaining true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt. When Henri begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and has no time for women’s probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love. Audiences and critics agree that Silent Sky is a beautiful, funny, poignant, and luminous play written by the nation’s most performed playwright. 
 
Pride and Prejudice
April 8-17, 2021
Adapted by Jon Jory
From the novel by Jane Austen
Directed by Elissa Sartwell
Blackbox Theatre
All of the wit and romance of Jane Austen’s classic 1813 novel come to life in this refreshingly fast-paced and engaging new adaptation. 

  

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