Bob Jones University Announces 2017-2018 Concert, Opera and Drama Series

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (August 28, 2017) – Bob Jones University recently announced the schedule for the University’s 2017-2018 Concert, Opera and Drama Series. The series will once again bring world-renowned artists to Greenville. All performances are open to the public.

The 2017-2018 BJU Concert, Opera and Drama Series includes:

Denyce Graves – Oct. 19 – 8 p.m.

Recognized worldwide as one of today’s most exciting vocal stars, Denyce Graves continues to gather unparalleled popular and critical acclaim in performances on four continents.

“Much Ado About Nothing” – Nov. 16, 17, 18 – 8 p.m.

Under the direction of Lonnie Polson, the Classic Players present Shakespeare’s brilliantly constructed tale of love interwoven with a merry war of wits between one of drama’s most famous couples, Beatrice and Benedick.

A Christmas Carol – Dec. 1 – 8 p.m., Dec. 2 – 2 p.m. 

Adapted for the stage by Charles Jones with musical arrangements by John Bennett, Dickens’ classic tale A Christmas Carol is rich with thrilling musical ensemble music, alive with color and movement, and is created to tell this great and enduring tale in a manner that people of all ages will enjoy. Presented by the Nebraska Theatre Caravan.

Piano Battle – Feb. 8 – 8 p.m.

The brainchild of internationally accomplished pianists Andreas Kern and Paul Cibis, the Piano Battle sees the duo go head-to-head on stage, charming and enchanting the audience with a variety of classical pieces. The two artists, with distinctly different performance styles, take turns to perform pieces by composers such as Chopin, Liszt and Debussy. They will even improvise based on the tunes you request.

Lucia Di Lammermoor – Feb. 27 – 8 p.m., March 1, 3 – 8 p.m.

The University Opera Association presents Donizetti’s tale of love, betrayal, and madness – one of opera’s most melodic scores – with guest artists Sarah Coburn, Yi Li, Mark Waters and Kevin Thompson.

Living Gallery – March 29-30 – 4:30 & 7:30 p.m., March 31 – 2, 4:30 & 7:30 p.m.

Living Gallery, a boldly unique, dramatic presentation of sacred masterworks of art depicting Christ’s ministry and passion, is an Upstate Easter tradition. See these great paintings come alive in life-size recreations on the Rodeheaver stage as choirs, instrumentalists, and costumed actors re-create scenes from the Lord’s ministry on earth.

Season tickets are available now. Tickets for individual performances are available for purchase beginning Friday, Sept. 1 online or by phone at (864) 770-1372 from noon to 5 p.m. on weekdays.

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