FEATURED EVENTS
An Evening of Stories and Songs

April 16 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm in Twichell Auditorium
Spartanburg favorite, Marshall Chapman presents the best of Nashville – WILL KIMBROUGH and Tommy Womack Music for an evening of songs and stories on stage in the historic Twichell Auditorium at Converse University. “Tommy and Will are as brilliant as it gets as far as present-day Nashville.” Marshall says. “This will be my favorite show of the year, for sure. It will be a night to remember!”
Arrive early to enjoy live music in front of Twichell beginning at 5 pm. Doors open at 6 pm. The stories and songs will begin at 7 pm. Tickets will sell fast, so purchase your tickets today. For questions, call the Converse Box Office at (864) 596-9724 or email boxoffice@converse.edu.

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Honors Recital: Ahdiayah Horton

April 15 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm - FREE in Daniel Recital Hall
The Petrie School of Music presents an honors recital by Ahdiayah Horton, viola, with Julie Smith, piano, Briana Scardace, flute, and Josh Wood, cello. Featuring works by Georges Enesco, Lili Boulanger, Astor Piazzolla, and more. This event is free and open to the public.
Kindly note this event’s COVID protocols: Optional masking; limited seating to support physical distancing.
Streaming is available for this concert here. The livestream will begin when the show starts.

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EXHIBITION: Jan Ross Graduate Recital: Miles Hampton, trumpet

April 15 at 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm - FREE in Daniel Recital Hall
The Petrie School of Music presents “Music in Black and White” a graduate recital by Miles Hampton, trumpet with Lance Bastian, piano, Ethan Watkins, trumpet, and Tisha Kosmas, violin. Featuring works by Otto Ketting, William Grant Still, Regina Harris Baiocchi, and more. This event is free and open to the public. Watch the live stream here.

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April 2022 Arts on Tap

April 20 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm - FREE
The Petrie School of Music and Converse School of the Arts have partnered with the Ciclops 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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Converse Chorale: Perseverance and Hope

April 21 at 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm - FREE in Daniel Recital Hall
The Petrie School of Music presents “Perseverance and Hope,” a concert by The Converse Chorale. Featuring works from the late 20th century and early 21st-century by Kelly Vaneman, Susan LaBarr, Z. Randall Stroope, B. E. Boykin, Elaine Hagenberg, Scott Farthing, Gwyneth Walker, Andrea Ramsey, Craig Carnelia, and Andre Thomas. This event is free and open to the public. A live stream is available here.

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Junior Recital: Adriana Stamile

April 22 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm - FREE in Daniel Recital Hall
The Petrie School of Music presents a junior recital by Adriana Stamile, soprano with Lance Bastian, piano and Briana Scardace, flute. Featuring works by G.F. Händel, J.S. Bach, Cecile Chaminade, and more. This event is free and open to the public. A live stream is available here.

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Epic - Spartanburg Philharmonic Zimmerli Series

April 23 at 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm in Twichell Auditorium
Mahler himself once wrote that “A symphony must be like the world. It must contain everything” and his first is truly a titan of EPIC proportions. Like much of his music, Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 tells us a story, one that has you sweeping from a delighted feeling of playfulness through the shadow of loss, to fully realized triumph and glory. Never before played by your Spartanburg Philharmonic, the sheer power and scale of this symphony will leave you feeling inspired to take on the world. Elevator access to the main floor. No elevator access to the balconies.
Please note that if you are unable to attend the concert after you have purchased tickets that the concert is being livestreamed. The livestream access info will be sent to your email address 1 hour before the concert begins to allow time for you to access it.

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2022 Spartanburg Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

April 24 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm in Twichell Auditorium
Our Spartanburg Philharmonic student musicians have dedicated themselves to expanding their skills and broadening their repertoire this season. Now, we invite you to join us for our final concert this season in celebration of their success.
The Spartanburg Philharmonic Youth Orchestra programs provide beginning and advanced musical training for instrumental students in Spartanburg, SC and surrounding areas. The Senior Youth Orchestra serves all musicians in Grades 9-12 and the Junior Youth Orchestra is open to string students Grades 6-8.
A Livestream ticket option is being offered to those who cannot attend the live concert. A link will be sent to your email address one hour before the concert begins.

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Ukrainian Worldwide Play Reading Series

April 25 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm in Twichell Auditorium - FREE
Stand with Ukraine!
Join us for an evening of impactful work by Ukrainian playwrights translated into English and performed as a benefit for humanitarian aid. 100% of the proceeds go directly to funding emergency relief efforts in Ukraine.
If you can’t attend, please give a donation. See the Ukrainian Humanitarian Aid donation button on the Converse ticketing home page.

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Tasha Layton at Converse University

April 26 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm in Twichell Auditorium
One of Christian music’s leading new female voices, Tasha Layton was among the genre’s Top 5 female vocalists of 2020 according to Billboard. Her powerful anthem “Into The Sea (It’s Gonna Be OK)” became one of Christian radio’s biggest songs last year, garnering more than 10 million streams. Her latest single, “Look What You’ve Done,” is currently Top 10 and climbing. South Carolina-native and Converse graduate, come see her perform live in Twichell followed by a Q&A Session. Auditorium doors open at 7 pm.
This event is sponsored by the Converse Office of Spiritual Life. 

General tickets for the public are $15 each; tickets are free to Converse faculty, staff, and students with Converse ID at the door. Masks are optional for this event.

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Spartanburg Festival Chorus: Jubilate Deo

April 28 at 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm in Daniel Recital Hall
The Petrie School of Music and the Spartanburg Festival Chorus present Jubilate Deo, a celebration of the music of Greenville composer Dan Forrest. It will open with a beautiful a cappella setting of the Latin text Non Nobis, Domine and will follow with the featured work Jubilate Deo a 50-minute piece for chorus and instrumental chamber ensemble. This work brings to life the global aspect of the traditional Psalm 100 text, “O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands,” by setting it in seven different languages and drawing from a wide spectrum of musical influences.

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Converse Opera Theatre: Classics & Favorites

April 29 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm and May 1 at 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm in Daniel Recital Hall - FREE
The Petrie School of Music and Converse Opera Theatre present Classics & Favorites, a concert of scenes from beloved operas and Broadway musicals. Works by W.A. Mozart, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, and more. This event is free and open to the public.

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Junior Recital: Cassandra Shaddock, clarinet

April 29 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm in Daniel Recital Hall - FREE
The Petrie School of Music presents a junior recital by Cassandra Shaddock, clarinet with Julie Smith, piano and Luxin Liu, clarinet. Featuring works by Astor Piazzolla, Felix Mendelssohn, and Philippe Gaubert. This event is free and open to the public.

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Honors Chamber Recital: Lanna Hope

April 29 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm in Daniel Recital Hall - FREE
The Petrie School of Music presents an Honors Chamber Recital by Lanna Hope, clarinet with Allana Farmer, violin; Tisha Kosmas, violin; Ahdiayah Horton, viola; and Joshua Wood, cello. Performing Quintet in A Major, K. 581 by W.A. Mozart. This event is free and open to the public and was funded by the Nisbet Honors Program.

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A Change in Me

April 29 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm and April 30 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm and May 1 at 2:30 pm in Hazel B. Abbott Theatre
Converse Dance presents, "A Change in Me." More details to come.

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