UVa-Wise benefit gala dinner, concert and silent action set for April 30

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise will present PRISM 2011, its sixth annual gala dinner, silent auction and concert on Saturday, April 30, at 6 p.m
 
The event will be staged in the Gilliam Center for the Arts.  


PRISM 2011 celebrates the arts while benefiting the fine arts program and providing for student scholarships at UVa-Wise.
 
Just as a multitude of colors emanate from a crystal prism, the concert stages a multitude of songs and instrumental works in immediate succession from every angle of the concert hall. As a saxophone quintet finishes a tune in one corner of the hall, the UVa-Wise Concert Choir sings from the opposite side of the room. As the choir’s last note fades, the UVa-Wise Concert Band begins the first bars of a concert march.
 
The program emphasizes popular, jazz, and lighter concert-fare with a few classical standards added to the mix. Each musical ensemble representing the College will perform in the concert.
 
In addition to the concert, the Spring 2011 UVa-Wise Student Art Exhibition will be on display in the Gilliam Center’s 121 Gallery. Technical and lighting support for the concert is provided by UVa-Wise theater students.
 
Tickets for the event are $50 per person and may be purchased by calling David Volk, assistant professor of music, at 276-328-0271.
  

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