A Weekend of Music and Dance at Widener

This weekend is packed with creative extracurriculars such as the Widener Dance Company’s annual fall recital, a dual concert by students of Widener’s Chamber Music and Dance programs, and the annual fall solo recital for students in Widener’s vocal program.

The events begin with the dual concert by the music and dance programs, which will take place on Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. in the Kapelski Recital Hall LC1. During the intermission, there will be a special exhibit featuring artwork from Widener students in studio art classes. There is no fee to attend this concert.

Photo from bbdechirico on Flickr

Also on Dec. 1 and Dec. 2 is Widener Dance Company’s annual fall recital. Emma Irving, a senior English major and president of the dance company, believes this recital will be the best yet. “I think it will be amazing. It’s also our most diverse show yet, with everything from ballet to hip-hop to African dance to Bollywood,” said Irving. With 65 dancers in the company, you’re sure to see someone you know. If that’s not incentive enough, at the show you can also purchase soft pretzels and tickets for raffle baskets.

WDC is one of the largest organizations on campus, and has participated in philanthropic work this semester such as a canned food drive, a hygiene drive, and has a dance workshop with local Stetser Elementary students in the works. Members of the company will also be performing at Keepin’ It Trill’s Christmas tree lighting on Dec. 6 from 5-7 p.m in the UC Atrium.

There will be three performances of the WDC fall recital in Alumni Auditorium: 8 p.m. on Dec. 1, and 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Dec. 2. Entrance costs $2 for Widener students with a school I.D. and $5 for all non-Widener students.

The weekend caps off with the Widener vocal program’s annual fall solo recital on Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. in Lathem Hall. In past years soloists have performed everything from Broadway to opera to contemporary pieces. But be sure to get there early as seats fill up fast. Light refreshments will be served.

 

Photos and featured image courtesy of bbdechirico on Flickr

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