Students, Center Stage: Fine Arts at Asbury

WILMORE, Ky. — October is a month of changing leaves, cooler temperatures and an outstanding line-up of challenging and beautiful presentations from the visual and performing arts departments at Asbury University. All events are open to the public.

Asbury University Orchestra

Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Hughes Auditorium

The orchestra’s inaugural concert of the season will feature works by Handel, Gretry and Vaughan Williams. In addition, several chamber ensembles, including a brass quintet and a violin trio, will perform. The concert launches the second annual String Fellowship Clinic, a two-day event in which select high-school string musicians study intensively with Asbury students and faculty.

Asbury String Fellowship Recitals

Oct. 4 at 11 a.m. (individual solos) and 6:30 p.m. (chamber ensembles) in Akers Auditorium

Asbury’s weekly department recital hour Thursday morning will feature guests of the String Fellowship Clinic performing solo pieces. That evening, the students will return to play in three different chamber ensembles before joining Asbury students and Clinic faculty in a combined selection. Asbury’s Collegium Musicum Piano Trio is also on the program for the evening.


Oct. 4-6 and Oct. 11-13 at 7:30 p.m., Miller Center Greathouse Theatre

The first of two student productions this semester, “Rumors” is a farce written by Neil Simon. The story centers on the suspicions that develop and rumors that fly when four couples meet at the home of Charlie and Myra Brock to celebrate the Brock’s 10th anniversary only to find there are no servants, no hostess and the host has shot himself through the earlobe. Contact the Asbury box office at (859) 858-3511, x3207, or email for tickets.

The 2012 Asbury Chorale
The 2012 Asbury Chorale

Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Hughes Auditorium

The Asbury University Chorale and the Montgomery County High School Choir will perform both separately and jointly during the evening. Joint selections include settings by Domenico Bartolucci and Stephen Paulus. The 60-voice Montgomery County High School Choir is under the direction of Ashley Tyree, director of vocal music at the high school, and the Asbury Chorale is under the direction of Dr. Vicki Bell, professor of music theory.


Through Oct. 19, Z.T. Johnson Art Gallery

Paintings and collages by artist Claudia Miller are on exhibit in the newly renovated art gallery above Z.T. Johnson Cafeteria. Miller characterizes her work as expressing “an awareness of Divine meaning within an earthy existence.” She holds degrees in art education and interior design and has worked in visual merchandizing, interior design, visual arts administration and graphic design.

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