Armstrong Fine Arts students perform or exhibit artwork in nearly 200 spectacular AMT events annually.

Fine Arts Master Event Calendar - Spring 2015
AMT Public Events

When:January to May, 2015

About this event:

JANUARY
January 8: The Armstrong Atlantic Youth Orchestra program (AAYO) is holding new-member auditions, open to students enrolled in primary grades through high school and including Armstrong students (available for course credit). Auditions, by appointment, are in Fine Arts Hall. Openings in Debut Strings, Lyric Strings Ensembles, Lyric Youth Orchestra, Atlantic Chamber Orchestra, and AAYO. To schedule an audition, e-mail: savaayo@yahoo.com. AAYO is sponsored in part by the Savannah Friends of Music, savannahfriendsofmusic.com.

January 12 to 23: AMT presents its fourth annual Armstrong National 2-D Competition Exhibition in the Armstrong Fine Arts Gallery. Increasing in popularity nationwide each year, this gallery display features juried selections from two-dimensional artwork submitted by professional artists from throughout the country. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays. Admission is free. There will be a gallery awards reception at 5:30 p.m., Friday, January 23rd.

January 15: AMT presents Kristi Faircloth, oboe, in faculty recital at 2 p.m. in Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is free.

January 16: AMT presents Shaquan Hayes, flute, in student recital at 2:30 p.m. in Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is free.

January 22: AMT presents pianist Douglas Jurs, D.M.A. in a guest artist recital at 2 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is free.

January 22: AMT opens its Spring 2015 Piano in the Arts series with The Golden Age of Song, a concert of popular songs featuring Savannah vocalists Roger Moss and Emily Grundstad-Hall at 7:30 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. Vibraphonist Stephen Primatic and pianist Benjamin Warsaw join them for a fun night of favorites from the 20s, 30s and 40s. Regular general seating admission: Only $15. Discounts available to U.S. military, senior citizens, alumni association members, and non-Armstrong students/children. Armstrong staff, faculty, and students presenting valid Armstrong PirateCard will be admitted free of charge. Gaslight Group, Byrd Cookie Company, Georgia Public Broadcasting WSVH 91.1 FM, and Springhill Suites by Marriott - Savannah Midtown are series sponsors of Piano in the Arts.

January 23: AMT presents a gallery reception for its fourth annual National 2-D Competition Exhibition at 5:30 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Gallery. Admission is free.

FEBRUARY
February 2-13: AMT presents the Armstrong Juried High School Juried Art Exhibition for students in Georgia’s 1st Congressional District in the Fine Arts Gallery. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays. Admission is free. There will be a gallery awards reception at 2 p.m., Sunday, February 15th.

February 6: AMT hosts the Georgia Music Educators Association District Honor Band in concert at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is free.

February 15: AMT presents an art gallery awards reception for the Armstrong Juried High School Juried Art Exhibition for students in Georgia’s 1st Congressional District, at 2 p.m. in the Fine Arts Gallery. Admission is free.

February 17: Come to the biggest musical party of the year where students in the Armstrong music program shine in the inaugural Armstrong Mardi Gras Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Armstrong Music scholarship recipients benefit from the concert’s proceeds. Reserved seating admission: $12-20. Armstrong students, faculty and staff admitted free upon presentation of valid PirateCard at the box office. (One discounted ticket per PirateCard.)

February 20: AMT presents Xavier Parker, trombone, in student recital at 2:30 p.m. in Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is free.

February 23 to March 6: AMT its annual Student Juried Art Exhibition in the Fine Arts Gallery. Art program students shine in this annual competitive exhibition that features awards in various media. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays. Admission is free. There will be a gallery awards reception at noon, Wednesday, February 25th.

February 23: Straight from Washington D.C., AMT presents the United States Navy Sea Chanters in a 7:30 p.m. concert in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is free. Obtain tickets in advance. Call 344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for ticketing information. WTOC-TV and Savannah Morning News are the media sponsors of this concert.

February 25: AMT presents an awards ceremony and art gallery reception for its Student Juried Art Exhibition at noon in the Fine Arts Gallery. Admission is free.

February 26 through March 1: The Armstrong Masquers presents Water by the Spoonful by Quiara Alegria Hudes. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, performances are at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday matinée is at 3 p.m. All performances are in Armstrong Jenkins Hall Theater. Regular reserved-seating admission: Only $12. Discounts available to U.S. military, senior citizens, alumni association members, and non-Armstrong students/children. Armstrong staff, faculty, and students presenting valid Armstrong PirateCard will be admitted free of charge. Audience discretion is advised for language and content. Connect Savannah is the print sponsor of the Armstrong Theatre program.

February 27: As part of its Piano in the Arts series, AMT presents pianist, Silvije Vidovic in guest artist masterclass at 2:30 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is free.

February 28: AMT concludes its Spring 2015 Piano in the Arts series with Romantic Expressions, a sentimental program anchored by beloved music of Cesar Franck, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Sergei Prokofiev’s groundbreaking Scenes from Romeo and Juliet at 8 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. Regular general seating admission: Only $15. Discounts available to U.S. military, senior citizens, alumni association members, and non-Armstrong students/children. Armstrong staff, faculty, and students presenting valid Armstrong PirateCard will be admitted free of charge. Gaslight Group, Byrd Cookie Company, Georgia Public Broadcasting WSVH 91.1 FM, and Springhill Suites by Marriott - Savannah Midtown are series sponsors of Piano in the Arts.

MARCH
March 1: The Armstrong Masquers presents Water by the Spoonful by Quiara Alegria Hudes. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. in Armstrong Jenkins Hall Theater. Regular reserved-seating admission: Only $12. Discounts available to U.S. military, senior citizens, alumni association members, and non-Armstrong students/children. Armstrong staff, faculty, and students presenting valid Armstrong PirateCard will be admitted free of charge. Audience discretion is advised for language and content. Connect Savannah is the print sponsor of the Armstrong Theatre program.

March 6: AMT presents Erika Andres, flute, in a student recital at 2:30 p.m. in Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is free.

March 10: “Spring Concert”. The Savannah Winds, community wind symphony in residence at Armstrong, performs in concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. Regular general admission: Only $14. Discounts available. Free to Armstrong students with valid PirateCard.

March 11: AMTs ceramics program hosts “Raku Pizza Night” at 5:30 p.m. in the back of campus across Arts Drive from University Police at the Annex 2 Courtyard. Watch as artists practice the visually spectacular Japanese kiln-firing technique, and learn more about the craft and process of combustible kiln firing. Admission is free.

March 12: AMT presents the 2015 Women In The Arts Symposium. Titled Depictions of Home: A Woman's Place? the 2015 symposium will feature paper presentations in each arts discipline addressing traditional and non-traditional gender roles in the home and female artists’ perspective on such societal values. Presentations begin at 10 a.m. and continue throughout the day in the Armstrong Student Union Savannah Ballroom and Ogeechee Theater. Admission is free.

March 16-27: AMT presents Aesthetic Collective, a Spring 2015 senior graduation art exhibition in the Fine Arts Gallery. Graduating seniors showcase their college portfolios for this capstone project. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays. Admission is free. The artists will hold a gallery reception at 5:30 p.m., Friday, March 27th.

March 27: AMT presents an art gallery reception for Aesthetic Collective, the first of its Spring 2015 senior graduation art exhibitions at 5:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Gallery. Admission is free. This exhibit is open through March 27th.

March 27-28: The Armstrong Masquers theatre troupe presents The Last Laugh Improv Show, a sidesplitting evening of improvisational sketch live theatre. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. in Armstrong Student Union Ogeechee Theater. No advance ticketing. Free admission at the door until all seats are filled. Doors open 30 minutes before performance. Connect Savannah is the print sponsor of the Masquers.

March 28: AMTs Outdoor Art Show and Children’s Art Festival unites with the Savannah Asian Festival for a full day of festival activity from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Fine Arts Hall Courtyard and Auditorium [on the Armstrong campus]. A fun-filled one-day event filled with arts activities for the entire family including kids’ art, music, theatre, and dance activities. The artwork of faculty, students, and alumni will be available for purchase. Admission is free.

APRIL
April 1-4: The Armstrong Masquers theatre troupe presents Orchards, plays inspired by short stories of Anton Chekhov. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. in Armstrong Jenkins Hall Black Box Theater. Limited seating. Regular general admission: Only $10. Discounts available to military, seniors, alumni association members, and students/children. Armstrong staff, faculty, and students presenting valid Armstrong PirateCard will be admitted free of charge. Connect Savannah is the print sponsor of the Masquers.

April 2: Concluding the Armstrong College of Liberal Arts’ A Moveable Feast series, AMT presents The Emergence of Modernism: Art between the Wars, a collaborative performance featuring faculty members Deborah Jamieson, Emily Grundstad-Hall, Stephen Primatic, and Benjamin Warsaw at 6:30 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Auditorium. This collaborative performance will integrate the visual and performing arts of the early twentieth century to explore the emergence of modernism as it is bracketed within the cultural context of the first and second world wars. Examining key paintings of the era and paralleling their motifs with those in musical composition, this final course of our Moveable Feast will bring together professors of art and music to trace a historical arc from Debussy to Stravinsky, to Weil and Gershwin, finishing with a tribute to Cole Porter and American jazz. Admission is free.

April 3: AMT presents the student composition recital of Kenneth Mosely at 2:30 p.m. in Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is free.

April 6-17: AMT presents its second Spring 2015 senior graduation art exhibition in the Fine Arts Gallery. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays. Admission is free. The artists will hold a gallery reception at 5:30 p.m., Friday, April 10th.

April 7: The Armstrong University Singers and University Chorale perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Regular general admission: Only $6.

April 10: AMT presents Alexandra Nigg, clarinet, and Ryan Farmer, violin, in a joint student recital at 2:30 p.m. in Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is free.

April 10: AMT presents an art gallery reception for its second Spring 2015 senior graduation art exhibition at 5:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Gallery. Admission is free. This exhibition is open through April 17th.

April 14: Armstrong Percussion Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. in Armstrong's Fine Arts Auditorium. Regular general admission: Only $6.

April 17-18: AMT sponsors its 16th annual High School One-Act Play Festival in Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is free. Regional high school theatre troupes compete against each other for top honors. Performances are scheduled throughout each day. Awards ceremony on Saturday.

April 17-18: The Armstrong Masquers troupe presents two special cabaret theatre performances, both at 7:30 p.m. Regular reserved-seating admission: Only $15. Discounts available to military, seniors, alumni association members, students/children and Armstrong faculty/staff. One free ticket per enrolled Armstrong student upon presentation of valid PirateCard. Call for information and for tickets. Connect Savannah is the print sponsor of the Masquers.

April 21: The Armstrong Wind Ensemble performs its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Regular general admission: Only $6.

April 24: AMT, sponsored in part by the Savannah Friends of Music, presents orchestras of the Armstrong Atlantic Youth Orchestra Program (AAYO) in concert at 6:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium. The Armstrong Atlantic Youth Orchestra, Atlantic Chamber Orchestra, Lyric Strings Orchestra, Lyric Strings Ensemble, and Debut Strings all perform. Regular general admission: Only $10.

April 26: The Coastal Jazz Association, the City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs, and AMT co-sponsor the Savannah Jazz Orchestra in its annual Duke Ellington Birthday Concert at 5 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Admission is free. No tickets are needed for this concert.

April 27 to May 8: AMT presents its Spring 2015 Senior Art Education Graduation Art Exhibition in the Armstrong Fine Arts Gallery. Graduating bachelor of science in art education candidates display their artwork produced for this capstone project. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays. Gallery reception: May 1st. Admission is free.

April 28: The Armstrong Jazz Ensemble performs a concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium. Regular general admission: Only $6.

April 30 to May 2: The Armstrong Masquers troupe presents ”Dramarama” an entertaining evening of comic and dramatic songs, scenes, and one-act plays produced by the spring semester directing class at 7:30 p.m. in Armstrong Jenkins Hall Theater. Masquers perform three distinct productions in repertory. Call for exact schedule of performances. Audience discretion is advised. Not recommended for children. Free admission at the door until all seats are filled. Doors open 30 minutes before performance. Connect Savannah is the print sponsor of the Masquers.

MAY
May 1: AMT presents an art gallery reception for its Spring 2015 Senior Art Education Graduation Art Exhibition, at 5:30 p.m. in the Armstrong Fine Arts Gallery. This exhibit is open through May 8th. Admission is free.

May 3: The Savannah Winds, community wind symphony in residence at Armstrong, performs its annual “Ed & Friends” POPS Concert at 3 p.m. in the Fine Arts Auditorium. This concert tributes the legacy and memory of Ed Caughran, acclaimed Savannah music educator. Popular tunes and arrangements from Broadway and film highlight a fun Spring afternoon concert. Regular general admission: Only $14. Discounts available. Free to Armstrong students with valid PirateCard.

UPCOMING EVENT:
June 28: Savannah Winds Annual Patriotic Concert!


Call 344.2801 from noon to 3 p.m., weekdays, for AMT event information.



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Department of Art, Music & Theatre events.



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