Although students are away from campus and faculty and staff are working largely from home, members of the University community are finding ways to experience the arts separately—yet together.

Reading Day recital

“Come Together: Music Live from Sewanee” presented a special recital for Reading Day (April 30). The short evening performance featured Teaching Assistant Professor Peter Povey on violin, accompanied on piano by Zachary Zwahlen, assistant university organist.

The program featured pieces arranged and performed as part of standard repertoire by the master violinist Jascha Heifetz:

  • Kroll/Heifetz - Banjo and Fiddle
  • Wieniawski - Polonaise de Concert, Op.4
  • Lady Gaga - Million Reasons
  • Drigo/Heifetz - Valse Bluette
  • Gershwin/Heifetz - It Ain't Necessarily So

The recital was streamed from Guerry Auditorium; watch the video.

Virtual Green House coffeehouse event

Leg & Salmon is an annual spring event showcasing the many talents of Sewanee students, faculty, staff, and community members. The event usually takes place at a packed Green House, but this spring's coffeehouse event will be a compilation of filmed performances, expected to drop Tuesday, April 14. (Watch it here!)

American Shakespeare Center

Sewanee's consortium partner, the American Shakespeare Center, has filmed seven full productions and created from scratch a distribution network for a streaming platform they are calling BlkFrsTV. 

The ASC has a limited number of tickets and a limited window in which to share the digital content they’ve captured from their celebrated Actors’ Renaissance Season. Whether it is the joyous Much Ado, the powerful and epic Henry IV duo, or the seldom-produced comedic re-discovery of A King and No King, these shows will end on April 19, the conclusion of the originally scheduled run.

Between now and then, however, we have the opportunity to enjoy the talents of ASC’s veteran actors like never before. Ticket sales will support the company's ability to rebuild on the other side of the pandemic.

The ASC was on campus in February for an annual residency.

Senior Art Majors exhibition online

The University Art Gallery and the Department of Art, Art History and Visual Studies are pleased to present online exhibitions by the graduating art majors of 2020

Music performances

"Come Together: Music Live from Sewanee," which was streamed March 29, brought together faculty violin virtuoso Peter Povey and accompanist Zach Zwahlen in a recital on campus. Watch it here. The concert combined the solemn tones of Fauré, uplift from Sarasate and Shostakovich, a sidelong glance at Freddie Mercury/Queen/the Queen, and even the bells of Breslin Tower. Look for another installment to come.