Performing Artists - Schedule
March 31, 2012
On the International Stage
11:30 am & 3 pm - CHINESE ACROBATS FROM THE BUREAU OF LECTURES - This team of Chinese acrobats presents an amazing, fantastic, colorful program . They combine immense athletic strength and impeccable balance and timing with the Asian philosophy of inner strength for displays of balancing, juggling, dance, comedy, and magic.
12:30 & 4 pm - NGOMA ZA KONGO - This group's performance represents a diversity of sounds and colors from different regions of the Congo. Its work is an original fusion of traditional rhythms plus traditional and ritual dances, all with some influence of the contemporary environment.
2 pm - PANS IN THE SAND - Justin Matthews playing steel drums.
In the Recital Hall
11 am - CHURCH AT SANDHURST YOUTH CHOIR
Noon & 2 pm - BAY STREET BRASSWORKS is a nationally and internationally acclaimed touring ensemble. This versatile brass quintet performs a wide variety of musical genres ranging from classical music to Dixieland, jazz, show tunes, classic rock, swing, big band, and everything in between.
3 pm - PALMETTO MASTERSINGERS - A choral group of over 60 men ranging in age from 22 to 82, that has performed at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, The Dom Cathedral in Cologne Germany, the White House, Carnegie Hall, the National Cathedral in Washington, and St. Peters Basilica in the Vatican.
4 pm - XIN JIE - Lyric Soprano, Rebecca Culbertson, accompanist
In Chapman Auditorium, McNair Science Building
CAROLINA BALLET THEATRE - Part classical ballet company, part contemporary performing arts organization,Carolina Ballet Theatre's passionate professionals engage the audience through the power of dance. Founded in 1972, CBT has been a significant contributor to Greenville's vibrant arts and culture scene.
11 am - Master Class
1 & 3 pm - Performances
Carmen pas de deux
Le Corsaire Suite
Pulling the Strings
On the Blues / Beach Stage
11 am - THE BLUES BUCKETS (UK/Virginia) - This five member group features Texas/Chicago Style blues, rhythm and funk, and Virginia blues.
12:15 pm - PROFESSOR BOTTLENECK & HARMONICA FRANK (Germany) - Influenced by American country and R'n'R music, Beatles and Rolling Stones, pub music in France, they now specialize in bottleneck, lap steel and pedal steel guitar playing.
1:30 pm - The MICHAEL CHARLES BLUES BAND (Australia) performs guitar driven originals plus cover tunes.
2:45 pm - The ROCKIN' JAKE BAND's (New Orleans) original sound is a hybrid of second line, swamp funk, blues and zydeco. Jake and his band pour out their souls in every performance with high energy and electricity which consistently brings the audience to their feet.
4 pm - CONTINENTAL DIVIDE performs their "rip-roaring" brand of Rhythm and Blues, Beach, and variety dance music with lead singer Gene Pharr. The band specializes in involving the crowd.
Traveling the Campus
FLORA, ROMAN GODDESS OF SPRING (a parade puppet)