The ninth annual Flournoy Playwright Festival at Washington and Lee University will feature a performance of Lucinda McDermott's "Feeding on Mulberry Leaves" along with several other special performances and events.
Dramatic readings and recordings of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream Speech" are staples at celebrations of his life. But Shane Lynch, director of choral activities at Washington and Lee University, had a different creative idea about how to bring that event to life, and his composition will be premiered on Saturday, Jan. 22, at 7:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Lexington.
Washington and Lee University will an evening of seasonal holiday music featuring the W&L Men's Glee Club; Cantatrici, the new women's only choir; the Wind Ensemble; String Ensemble; and W&L Swing: University Jazz Ensemble on both Dec. 2 and Dec. 7.
Prestigious end-of-the-year awards for five Washington and Lee students including the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Medallion to 2010 graduates Kathryn Boiles and Kushal Harjani; the Edward Lee Pinney Prize to 2010 graduates Natalie Bunnell and Bena Tshishiku; and the Barber Scholarship Award to Crighton Allen '11 were announced at W&L's Commencement.
The Washington and Lee University Chamber Singers will present their pre-tour concert, "Illuminations of Korea," on Tuesday, April 6, at 8 p.m. in Wilson Hall.
The music department at Washington and Lee University will conclude a full day of music with the first High School ChoralFest Concert on Saturday, March 20, at 7 p.m. in the Wilson Concert Hall.
The department of theater and dance at Washington and Lee University will present the musical "Chicago" on March 11-14, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. in the Keller Theatre in Lenfest Hall.
Washington and Lee University's Lenfest Center, Concert Guild and the Class of '64 join together to present the 75th anniversary tour of George Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess" on Monday, March 22 and Tuesday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Keller Theatre.
Pianist Di Wu will perform at Washington and Lee University on Wednesday, February 17 at 8 p.m. in Wilson Hall under sponsorship of the W&L Concert Guilde.
In celebration of Black History month, the University-Shenandoah Symphony Orchestra will perform William Grant Still's Afro-American Symphony on Saturday, Feb. 13, at 8 p.m. in Wilson Hall's Concert Hall at Washington and Lee University. Tickets are required.