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Wofford College brings world talents to campus

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Wofford College will bring some of the world’s most talented musicians, authors and theatrical performers to its campus over the next several weeks. In addition, Wofford students will be presenting their own musical and theatrical performances, and the college’s Sandor Teszler Library Gallery will host several exhibitions.

All of these events are open to the public; unless otherwise indicated, they are free.

Through October 27
Sandor Teszler Library Gallery
Exhibition of Photographs by Frank Toms
Gallery hours: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to midnight; Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 p.m. to midnight.

A long-time professor of Spanish at Converse College, Toms also is known for his photography, particularly his color abstractions, the subject matter of which he has found everywhere – on decaying walls, dilapidated buildings, desolate and abandoned places, and streets filled with rusted objects, broken glass, torn signs, graffiti – finding in these images beauty, structure and meaning. The photographs on display are on loan from the collection of Converse College.

October 8
10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. & 4-5:30 p.m.
Ben Wofford Books
Homecoming: Book Signing by Wofford College Alumni, Faculty and Staff authors.

Participating authors include Jhon Akers, Candy Arrington (Class of 1978), William E. DeMars, Ed Hall, A.V. Huff (Class of 1959), Bernard Kearse (Class of 1972), John Lane (Class of 1977), Betsy Teter, Byron McCane, Larry McGehee, Peter Murray (Class of 1975), J. Paul Poston (Class of 1953), Doug Rayner, Tracy Revels, Anne Rodrick, Rosa Shand and Jack Seitz.

October 11
11 a.m.
Verandah Room, Richardson Building
Convocation with Piano-Violin Duo with pianist Kyoko Hashimoto and violinist Eun-Sun Lee

Kyoko Hashimoto is professor of piano at McGill University in Canada and Utrecht Conservatory in the Nederlands. Eun-Sun Lee is professor of music and director of the Wofford College Chamber Players.

October 11
7 p.m.
Verandah Room, Richardson Building
Chamber Music Recital with pianist Kyoko Hashimoto, cellist Alan Black, violinist Eun-Sun Lee

Alan Black is principal cellist with the Charlotte (N.C.) Symphony Orchestra. The performance will include works by Schubert, Franck and Beethoven.

October 12
7 p.m.
Verandah Room, Richardson Building
Solo Piano Recital with Kyoko Hashimoto

Hashimoto will perform Debussy and Scriabin Preludes.

October 14
8 p.m.
Tony White Theater
Inter-Europe Spectacles, Wofford Theatre, Wofford Department of Foreign Languages and Spartanburg Day School present “Huis Clos (No Exit),” performed in French and directed by Claude Beauclair.

October 22
5 p.m.
Lawn of Main Building
Wofford Music Department Family Weekend Concert

October 27
7 p.m.
Papadopoulos Building
Troubadour Series: Guitarist Randall Avers

Randall Avers is an award-winning guitar performer and instructor who has appeared throughout North America and Europe. He served as Artistic Ambassador of the United States in 1998.

November 1
4 p.m.
Anna Todd Wofford Center
Wofford Chamber Players Concert

November 1 through December 21
Sandor Teszler Library Gallery
19th & 20th Century Southern Art, Collection of David & Peggy Henderson
Gallery hours: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to midnight; Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 p.m. to midnight.

November 3 through November 5; November 9 through November 12
8 p.m.
Tony White Theater
Wofford Theatre Presentation of “Arcadia,” by Tom Stoppard
Reservations, 597-4080 ($5/students, $10/adults)


November 5
6-7:30 p.m.
Sandor Teszler Library Gallery
Opening Reception, 19th & 20th Century Southern Art Collection of David & Peggy Henderson

November 8
7 p.m.
Papadopoulos Building
Troubadour Series: Guitarist Elliot Frank

Elliot Frank has appeared as solo recitalist, chamber player and concerto soloist throughout the Americas and Europe. He has won numerous international competitions. He initiated a guitar studies program at East Carolina University, where he teaches while maintaining an active concert schedule.

November 10
7:30-8:30 p.m.
Olin Teaching Theater
Writers Series/Cornbread to Sushi Series: Poet Ron Rash, reading poetry about textile mills, Southern religion, and other topics.

Ron Rash, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated writer and educator, has received numerous awards for his poetry and fiction, including the recently announced Appalachian Writers Association’s Book of the Year Award for his novel “One Foot in Eden.”

November 16
4 p.m.
Olin Teaching Theater
Cornbread to Sushi Series: Little Pink Anderson

Little Pink Anderson
began singing at medicine shows and carnivals with his legendary father Pink Anderson at the age of 3. He continues to perform old folk songs made famous by his father.

November 17
8 p.m.
Tony White Theater
Wofford Theatre Concert, “Cornbread to Sushi: Songwriters of the New South”: Featuring Little Pink Anderson and Robbie Fulks

Singer/songwriter Robbie Fulks is one of the more heralded talents in the alternative country movements. He has performed with Special Consensus, Woody Guthrie’s American Song musical review, and his own rock band, the Trailer Trash Review.

November 29
7:30 p.m.
Olin Teaching Theater
Cornbread to Sushi Series. Hal Crowther & Lee Smith, Olin Teaching Theater

Lee Smith is a renowned author, including the novels “Saving Grace,” “News of the Spirit,” “Oral History” and “Black Mountain Breakdown.” She is married to Hal Crowther, a journalist who has written for Time, Newsweek and The Oxford American, is the author of “Unarmed But Dangerous,” a recently published collection of essays. He received the H.L. Mencken Award in 1993.

December 3
7 p.m.
Location to be announced
Wofford Music Department Christmas Concert