Guest Artist Series: Rakish

October 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm FREE
Violinist Maura Shawn Scanlin and guitarist Conor Hearn unite to form “Rakish.” The pair gets their namesake from the traditional Irish tune Rakish Paddy, an origin that aptly suits the duo and their shared background in traditional Irish and Scottish music. Rakish explores tunes and songs from Irish and American folk traditions in a way that reflects their shared interest in and love for chamber and improvised music.

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Fall 2021 Converse Symphony Orchestra
October 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm FREE
Join us for a Fall concert by the Converse Symphony Orchestra, featuring this year’s Young Artist Competition Winners. Under the direction of Dr. Siegwart Reichwald, the concert includes works by Edvard Grieg, Ernest Bloch, Carl Maria von Weber, Léo Delibes, and Gabriel Fauré, with performances by Ahdiayah Horton, viola; Cassandra Shaddock, clarinet; Annabelle Martin, soprano; and Kaylyn Good, soprano.

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Guest Artist Series: Galan Trio

October 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm FREE
"Kinesis” is Galan Trio’s (Greece) attempt to explore the music of contemporary American composers by bringing their works together in an original, multifaceted concert program. Kinesis is an undirected movement of a cell, organism or part, in response to an external stimulus – in Greek, Kinesis means “movement, motion.” The project is a collaboration between Galan Trio and professors of composition from selected US Universities, including Dr. Scott Robbins from the Converse University Petrie School of Music.

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Fall 2021 Arts on Tap

October 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm FREE
The Petrie School of Music and Converse School of the Arts have partnered with the Cyclops Cyderi & Brewery to provide a performance series at the brewery! This series is a free and family-friendly way to offer high quality music in a relaxed atmosphere. Featured musicians will perform in a range of genres and styles including opera, chamber music, musical theatre, pop, new music, folk, and more.

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2021 Faculty Recital: Chris Vaneman, flute

October 21 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm FREE
The Petrie School of Music presents “American Hope,” a faculty recital by Chris Vaneman, flute with Steven Graff, piano. Featuring works by American composers Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, Charles Griffes, William Grant Still, Florence B. Price, Paul Schoenfield, and David Berry. This event is free and open to the public, and also available by livestream.

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2021 Petrie Preview

October 23 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm FREE
Join Converse faculty and students from the internationally renowned Petrie School of Music for the annual Petrie Preview! Attendees will have the opportunity to explore music programs, careers options, and mingle with faculty and students. Transform your passion into your profession at Converse University.
You are invited to:
  • Explore programs and careers in music
  • Experience a one-on-one lesson with a member of our renowned music faculty
  • Receive tips for a better music audition
  • Learn about applying for financial aid
  • Prepare for Region and All-State Band, Choir, and Orchestra
The 2021 Petrie Preview is a FREE EVENT, and all are welcome to attend.

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Guest Artist Series: Heather Jones

October 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm FREE
Heather Jones (they/them) is a South Carolina-born and Brooklyn-based mezzo soprano who performs classical and crossover repertoire with “mischievous freshness and enthusiasm.” Shortly before quarantine, Heather joined Opera Philadelphia for Verdi’s Requiem, premiered Michael Genese’s “Feeld Songs” set to poetry about the trans experience, and starred in a gender-fluid adaptation of Rogers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella titled “Happily Never After.” This season Heather placed 4th and won the Sherrill Milnes American Opera Award in the American Traditions Vocal Competition. They will collaborate with the Savannah Voice Festival as a soloist and Festival Artist.

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October 25 @ 7:30 pm
$25 – $180
Join us for an evening with VOCES8, one of London’s finest vocal ensembles. Proclaimed “the Rolls-Royce of British a cappella ensembles,” VOCES8 is known for its diversity of expression and versatility, the perfect group to sing in the intimate space of our charming Daniel Recital Hall. Included with your ticket purchase is admission to our prestigious post-concert champagne and hors d’oeuvres reception, where you can meet and talk with the performers after the performance.

We hope you will subscribe to The Carlos Moseley Series for the full 2021-22 season to experience all four concerts of world-renowned musicians at Converse. This year we welcome illustrious artists Steven Graff (piano), VOCES8, the Canadian Brass, and the Spektral Quartet

Ticket Prices:
Season Subscription: $140
Faculty & Staff Subscription $70
Single Tickets: $60
Student Tickets: $25

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EXHIBITION: Drawings from Wobbly Days

September 30 - October 30 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Kreh Mellick’s drawings represent an ever-evolving need to relate fictions on paper. Her latest work will be featured in Drawings from Wobbly Days in the Milliken Art Gallery. In her current iteration, Mellick draws inspiration from folk art. Employing static motifs and repeat imagery, she strives to create a vocabulary using icons based in tradition. She pursues themes of woman, nature, domesticity, and power of work and home.
Mellick is an artist living and working in Asheville, NC.

The exhibition is located in the Milliken Art Gallery and is free of charge. Gallery hours are Sunday 2:00-5:00pm, Monday – Friday 9:00am-5:00pm. The Gallery is closed during school holidays.

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*Kindly note that all audience members must follow the Converse University COVID protocol, including mask-wearing and distancing regardless of vaccination status.