FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FEBRUARY 17, 2016
JAMESTOWN, N.C. — Guilford Technical Community College’s Center for Creative and Performing Arts has announced its spring 2016 series. Beginning this month, the series will showcase a variety of performances including live music of various genres, a few theater productions and an art exhibit.
All events (unless otherwise noted) will take place at the GTCC Center for Creative and Performing Arts Theatre, H2 building, High Point Campus, 901 S. Main Street. All events are open to the public.
Tickets are $16 general admission; $11 faculty, seniors and veterans; and $6 students. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.highpointtheatre.com/Events.asp or at the door one hour before the event.
GTCC Center for Creative and Performing Arts Series
3 p.m. February 21
Jonathan Dotson, classical guitar
Jonathan Dotson is an accomplished musician who has played classical guitar for colleges across the country. He has received eight first place titles in international competitions and is a founding member of the well-known Texas Guitar Quartet. Dotson possesses a doctorate in musical arts from the University of Texas, as well as two other degrees in music. http://www.jonathandotson.com
7 p.m. March 19
Amphion Percussion, new music for two percussionists
Sean Connors and Peter Zlotnick, the duo known as Amphion Percussion, have performed and collaborated throughout the United States. Peter (now based in Greensboro, N.C.) and Sean (currently based in Chicago, Ill.) first met while attending Eastman School of Music. They both later went on to graduate from Northwestern University. Amphion Percussion has worked hard to educate others about the art of percussion and have held workshops at universities across the country. They are known for their engaging energy. http://www.amphionpercussion.com
7 p.m. March 21
Tracy Thornton and The Bahama Mamas, steel pan
A composer, producer and performer, Tracy Thornton is the founder and CEO of Steel Pandemic Records. He has played the steel pan professionally since the 1990s and has performed throughout the U.S. and abroad. A trailblazer when it comes to introducing steelpan into pop culture, his efforts have been recognized and featured in media such as Spin Magazine, Modern Drummer, Global Rhythm, Billboard Online and MTV.com. http://www.ttpan.com
The Bahama Mamas are an all-female steel pan band based in Lexington, N.C. They have been known to play at wedding receptions, festivals (namely the Lexington Barbecue Festival), political events, multicultural educational demonstrations and more. http://bit.ly/BahamaMamas
Noon April 7
GTCC Faculty Art Exhibit – Opening Reception
Gerrald Hall, Jamestown Campus, 601 E. Main St., Jamestown
The Advertising and Graphic Design Department at GTCC will present its fourth annual Faculty Art Exhibit featuring original works in a variety of mediums by GTCC faculty. The exhibit is on view through May 7. Admission is free.
7 p.m. April 7
John Salmon Trio, jazz trio
John Salmon (pianist), Steve Haines (bass) and Thomas Taylor (drums) have performed their music throughout the southeastern United States as well as abroad in places such as Moldova, Ukraine and China. Based in Greensboro, Salmon, Haines and Taylor are faculty members at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro School of Music. www.johnsalmon.com; http://stevehaines.com; http://thomasdrum.com
7 p.m. April 21-23; 3 p.m. April 24
“God of Carnage,” GTCC spring theater production
A calm meeting between parents discussing their children’s violent interactions quickly turns into an all-out brawl. The dark comedy is written by Yasmina Reza, who also wrote the Olivier and Tony Award-winning play “Art.” The production is directed by GTCC Theater Director Joshua Waterstone with scenic, lighting design and technical direction by GTCC instructor Jody Tidwell.
7 p.m. April 28
GTCC Drama Student Showcase
The GTCC Theater Program will showcase its talented students with a variety of performances. Free admission.
6 p.m. April 29
GTCC Music Ensemble
Entertainment Technology auditorium, H4, High Point Campus
The GTCC Music Ensemble features students from the Music and Entertainment Technology departments and will showcase a variety of musical selections. Free admission.
Guilford Technical Community College is the fourth largest of 58 institutions in the NC Community College System. GTCC serves more than 40,000 students annually from five campuses and a Small Business Center. Learn more at www.gtcc.edu.
— Carla Kucinski/GTCC