The Fine Arts Center, South Carolina's first secondary school for gifted students in the literary, visual and performing arts is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and, as part of that celebration, a number of special performances have been scheduled showcasing the outstanding talents of the students, the faculty and the community.
The first 40th Anniversary event is titled "A Baroque Performance" which will take place on Friday, November 7, at 7:00 p.m. in the Sutherlin Recital Hall at the Center, 102 Pine Knoll Drive. The performance will feature Dr. Brittnee Siemon, Voice Chair at the Center, singing music of the Baroque period, who will be accompanied by Muses Delight, a trio comprised of the viola da gambist, Gail Ann Schroeder and harpsichordist, Barbara Weiss, And Dr. Siemon. Ms. Weiss will play the 1758 Kirkman harpsichord from the private collection of Dr. Tom and Debra Strange of Easley. Dr. Strange, an acknowledged world-wide expert in historical keyboards, prior to the performance, will speak about the provenance of the Kirkman, how it came to be part of his collection, and the music of the period. In addition to Dr. Siemon, one of her students, sophomore Elise Maness will perform.
Please join us for what promises to be a very special evening of music. Tickets will be available at the door, $15 for adults, $7 for students, $5 for Fine Arts Center students.