Friday, September 23, 2011

Visual & Performing Arts Center Groundbreaking Ceremony & Celebration of the Arts

Groundbreaking Ceremony featuring

The WCSU Chamber Singers
Monday, Oct. 17, 2011
4 p.m., Westside Campus Center

followed by a Celebration of the Arts at the Westside Campus Center Ballroom, WCSU Westside campus
43 Lake Ave. Extension, Danbury, Conn.

Please RSVP by Oct. 10 by sending an email to or calling (203) 837-9820

Celebration of the Arts to feature:

Art Exhibit: Looking Forward
WCSU students, faculty and alumni
Curator: Darby Cardonsky

Selections from Irving Berlin's I Love A Piano
Department of Theatre Arts

Selections from Gian Carlo Menotti's The Old Maid and The Thief, WCSU Opera Ensemble

Memories of Marie composed by Daniel O'Brien, student
WCSU Jazz Orchestra

Realizing the Vision

The School of Visual and Performing Arts (SVPA) at Western Connecticut State University is recognized as one of the region's distinctive public university programs in the arts. The SVPA brings together art, music and theatre arts for the better development and promotion of the arts disciplines. The educational and artistic experiences of students, faculty, alumni and patrons of the arts will be enhanced by the addition of a 350-seat concert hall, a 350-seat theater, an art gallery, recording studio, as well as state-of-the-art rehearsal, classroom and studio art facilities.

This school has the potential to establish Western as the region's premier center for cultural, intellectual and artistic excellence.

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