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Concert Series Continues October 30

09-26-2014

The Gordon State College Recital Series continues Thursday, Oct. 30 with a performance by Soprano Indra Thomas. Thomas began her professional singing career with the song “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” in the film Driving Mrs. Daisy. Now, famous for her portrayal of the title role of the opera Aida, she has performed all across the world.

On Nov. 5-9, the Gordon Theatre presents The Gifts of the Magi.

Based on two short stories by O. Henry, two young lovers sacrifice treasured personal items to buy Christmas gifts for one another, and a bum tries to get arrested so he can spend Christmas out of the cold and wet. The New York Tribune called it a “bright and beguiling musical” with laughs and tears.

World renowned violinist David Coucheron performs with his 1725 Stradivarius Jan. 20.

Originally from Oslo, Norway, Coucheron began playing violin at the age of 3. He earned his bachelor of music degree from The Curtis Institute of Music, his Master of Music from The Juilliard School, and his Master of Musical Performance from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

When he joined the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Coucheron was the youngest concert master at a major symphony in the country.

Theatre season continues with Doubt, A Parable  Feb. 11-15.

“In this brilliant and powerful drama, Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students.”

The 2014-15 Recital Series concludes with Shelley Monroe Huang performing on bassoon Feb. 18.

As a concert bassoonist and contrabassoonist, Huang has performed with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, American Composers Orchestra, and the Charlotte, Albany, New Haven, Princeton, and Delaware symphony orchestras and travels regularly across the United States and China.  Before completing her doctorate at SUNY Stony Brook she earned degrees from the Eastman and Yale schools of music.

Known for being a contemporary musician, Huang is also impressive in her knowledge of more classical pieces of music.

Theatre season concludes with An Evening of Original One Acts April 8-12. Drama students will produce and perform their original works.

All theatre productions run Wednesday through Sunday. Wednesday through Saturday shows start at 7:30 p.m. Sunday shows start at 2 p.m.

Theatre tickets are available at the door and are $7 for adults, $6 for senior citizens, $5 for non-Gordon students, $4 each for groups of 10 or more.

Recital Series tickets are available at the door for $10 general admission and $7 for those over 65.

All performances are presented on the stage of the Gordon State College Fine Arts Theatre.