Vincennes University Department of Music presents "Guitars in the Night"

Vincennes University Department of Music presents "Guitars in the Night"

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November 11, 2019

November 11, 2019 / Vincennes University Department of Music presents “Guitars in the Night”

VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University Department of Music will present “Guitars in the Night” on Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. EST in the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center Theatre, 20 W. Red Skelton Blvd.

The concert is free and the public is invited to attend.  Doors will open at 7 p.m.

The concert will include a wide variety of literature and musical styles. The performance will showcase the VU Guitar Ensemble, under the direction of Mike Howell; and the VU Blues Ensemble, under the direction of Virgil Franklin. Special guest performers include classical guitarist Joseph Jones.  Music selections include Loris O. Chobanian’s “Songs of Ararat”, Felix Mendelssohn’s “Scherzo, Op. 16, No. 2”, Jerry Leiber’s and Mike Stoller’s “Kansas City”, Robert Johnson’s “Sweet Home Chicago”, Charles Singleton’s “Help the Poor”, Evan Twitty’s “Last Train to Texas”, Willie Dixon’s “My Babe”, and Karen Lovely’s “Fish Outta Water”.

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In addition to offering a wide range of associate degree and certificate programs, VU also offers bachelor’s degree programs in technology, homeland security, nursing, secondary education programs in mathematics and science, and special education/elementary education.

VU enrolls students from throughout Indiana, 36 other states, and 21 other countries. Tuition and fees are the lowest among Indiana campuses with residence halls. VU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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