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OPERA MEETS BROADWAY

Thursday
November 7, 2019
11:00am

Ticket Prices:
$5.00 per ticket
General Admission

School Groups: Please contact Gavin Harper, Education Manager, for discounted school tickets.
757-923-0003 ext. 103 or gavin.harper@suffolkcenter.org.

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OPERA MEETS BROADWAY & EVERYONE WINS!

The Virginia Opera artists perform a concert with a fun mix of music from both opera and Broadway. Students will learn about the selections, technical aspects of classical singing, and the many diverse jobs in the arts on and behind the stage. An extended Q&A follows the concert.

Grades: 6-12th

OPERA MEETS BROADWAY

HANSEL AND GRETEL

Tuesday
November 12, 2019
11:00am

Ticket Prices:
$5.00 per ticket
General Admission

School Groups: Please contact Gavin Harper, Education Manager, for discounted school tickets.
757-923-0003 ext. 103 or gavin.harper@suffolkcenter.org.

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HANSEL AND GRETEL

Book and Lyrics by Douglas S. Jones
Music by Ron Barnett

Join us in this wondrous retelling of The Brothers Grimm fairy tale about parents, children, and witches. Hansel and Gretel stray from the path which invariably leads to a witch’s gingerbread house, but they outsmart the witch and find that the real treasure is family and home.

Grades K – 5 SOL Connections: Folk Tales, Music, Literary Classic, Language Arts, Reading, History

HANSEL AND GRETEL

TREASURE ISLAND

Tuesday
March 17, 2020
11:00am

Ticket Prices:
$5.00 per ticket
General Admission

School Groups: Please contact Gavin Harper, Education Manager, for discounted school tickets.
757-923-0003 ext. 103 or gavin.harper@suffolkcenter.org.

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TREASURE ISLAND

Book, Music and Lyrics by Paul Deiss
Based on the Classic Novel by Robert Louis Stevenson

Set sail with young Jim Hawkins aboard the Hispaniola for the mysterious Treasure Island, a tiny spot in the ocean believed to conceal the greatest of fortunes. On his swashbuckling adventures, Jim encounters the most legendary buccaneers in all of children’s literature: the salty Billy Bones, the blind rogue Pew, the marooned Ben Gunn and the captivating Long John Silver. Generations of children have been thrilled by this rollicking tale of intrigue, piracy, and a young boy who must learn the value of honor and decency from the most unlikely teachers. Our merry musical adaptation leaves out the rum-soaked violence of the book in favor of the fun, the action, and the moral foundation of this timeless classic.

Grades 2-8 – SOL Connections: Family Ties, History, Language Arts, Literary Classic, Music, Reading

TREASURE ISLAND

HOMESCHOOL ART 1 (Ages 13-17)

Nine-Week Class

Tuesdays 2:30pm – 4pm

Cost: $130 per session, supplies included

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2019-20 Class Sessions

Winter Session: Jan. 14 – March 10, 2020

Instructor: Beth Blanchard

Location: Art Room A, 3rd Floor at SCCA

Ages: Students, Ages 13-17

Registration required. Space is limited and classes are subject to participation minimums. Register online up to a week prior to a session starting or by calling 757-923-0003.

Class Detail: Art 1 is geared for the middle and high home school student looking for an introduction to the different techniques and mediums typical in art.  Art 1 will include acrylic painting, watercolor painting, pastels, drawing, printing, collage, and sculpture. This is an academic class for the student willing to work and practice fine art.  Modeled after my own art education and time as an art teacher, Art 1 will give the student a foundation for the different types of art he or she can learn and explore. Ages 13-17.

HOMESCHOOL ART 1 (Ages 13-17)

HOMESCHOOL ART APPRECIATION: The Renaissance (Ages 6-12)

Nine-Week Class

Tuesdays 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Cost: $130 per session, supplies included

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2019-20 Class Sessions

Winter Session: Jan. 14 – March 10, 2020

Instructor: Beth Blanchard

Location: Art Room A, 3rd Floor at SCCA

Ages: Students, Ages 6-12

Registration required. Space is limited and classes are subject to participation minimums. Register online up to a week prior to a session starting or by calling 757-923-0003.

Class Detail: This class is for the homeschool student wanting to include a well-rounded art curriculum to his or her education. This Art Appreciation class includes history, daily life, culture, and of course the art and artists of that time period.   Who could truly appreciate art without trying it, though?  So we spend lots of time trying all kinds of art styles, mediums, and techniques.  The Renaissance is an amazing time of discovery and learning.  Printing presses are making books accessible to more people, encouraging people to learn how to read which opens up the door to so many avenues of learning: from science to religion to literature and of course the arts!  In this 9 week class we will be painting, printing, sculpting, and carving.

HOMESCHOOL ART APPRECIATION: The Renaissance (Ages 6-12)

BASIC DRAWING

Six-Week Class

Tuesdays 6pm – 8:00pm

Cost: $90 per session

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2019-20 Class Sessions

Winter 1: Jan. 7 – Feb. 11, 2020

Winter 2: Feb. 25 – March 31, 2020

Instructor: Beth Blanchard

Location: Art Room A, 3rd Floor at SCCA

Ages: Adults, 15+

 

Registration required. Space is limited and classes are subject to participation minimums. Register online up to a week prior to a session starting or by calling 757-923-0003.

Class Detail: Good drawing is the foundation for good art.  If you want a creative outlet, drawing is the perfect place to start.  This class is designed for the person wanting to learn the basics of how to draw or to set aside dedicated time to practice.  There is no prior experience or skill level required.  You will learn how to “see” as an artist, discover your own drawing style, and use form, relationship, and line to become a more accurate and expressive drawer.  The basic supplies are included but feel free to bring your own if desired.

BASIC DRAWING

BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY

Six-Week Class

Thursdays 7pm – 8pm

Cost: $70 per 6-week session

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2019-20 Class Sessions

Fall Session: Oct. 31 – Dec. 12, 2019

Instructor: Larry Lemasters

Location: Photo Lab, 1st Floor at SCCA

Ages: Adults, 16+

 

Registration required. Space is limited and classes are subject to participation minimums. Register online up to a week prior to a session starting or by calling 757-923-0003.

Class Detail: Students will use a 35mm camera to take images using black & white film, receive instruction on developing the film using chemicals to process the negative film in the darkroom, receive instruction on making a print using a darkroom enlarger and chemistry to develop their image on the film to produce a final black & white image on photography paper. Darkroom, film, chemistry, darkroom equipment, enlarger, photographic paper and all necessary darkroom processing equipment will be provided for students use.

BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY

2ND SATURDAYS IN DOWNTOWN SUFFOLK

Second Saturdays

Cost:
*Free & Open to the Public
*A few events feature paid performances and are noted where applicable

ADDITIONAL INFO
Suffolk Mystery Authors Festival

Second Saturdays in Downtown Suffolk are made for free family fun! Seven venues host a variety of activities throughout the day. Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts is featuring the following activities on these dates:

  • September 8, 2018 — 11am to 5pm: Come meet us at our booth at the Taste of Suffolk in the streets of Downtown, Suffolk.
  • October 13, 2018 — 3pm to 5:30pm: Damascus Outreach Association Presents Gospel Extravaganza Comedy & Music, tickets $20 at the door. Purchase Tickets: HERE
  • November 10, 2018 — 8am to 2pm Plein Air Event & 10am to 2pm Glass Blowing Workshop
  • December 8, 2018 — 2pm: FREE Movie Showing: Paddington 2
  • January 12, 2019 — 2pm to 4pm – Jester’s Gift Shop Winter Blast SALE! 20-50% off! January 12 – 19! 110 W. Finney Ave.
  • February 9, 2019 — 2pm to 4pm
  • March 9, 2019 — 8pm *Soul Street Dance (Tickets: $25 – $30) Purchase Tickets: HERE
  • April 13, 2019 — 2pm to 4pm
  • May 11, 2019 — 8pm *Masters of Soul (Tickets: $25 – $35) Purchase Tickets: HERE
  • June 8, 2019 — 11 am to 3 pm – Come visit our Summer Camp Tent on Main Street, next to SPARC Shoppe for a Free KIDS ART project. Stop by the Center and check out the Glass Bowing Demonstration and ENJOY the new Art Exhibition ‘Hampton Roads Digital Photography Club. Then SHOP Jester’s Gallery Shop pre-inventory SALE, Up to 50% OFF!
  • July 13, 2019 — 11 am to 3 pm – Visit our Summer Camp Tent on Main Street and create an ‘Up-Cycle Sun Catcher’ art project. FREE
  • August 10, 2019 — 1 pm to 6 pm – Visit the Suffolk Center for the 6th Annual Mystery Authors Festival. This event is FREE and Open to the Public.
2ND SATURDAYS IN DOWNTOWN SUFFOLK

The Drifters

Saturday
May 16, 2020
8:00 pm

Ticket Prices:
$32, $38, $42 & $48  for Reserved Seating
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Drifters

The Drifters, one of Rock & Roll’s founding vocal groups, are the second most successful recording artist of all time, according to Billboard Magazine. Through a historical journey, which included no less than 5 legendary lead singers, including Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Clyde McPhatter and Ben E. King the group’s ongoing story has covered the entire spectrum of Rock & Roll.

They were the first musical group to sell 2 million records with their pop classic, “Up On The Roof”. They were the first African American vocal group to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Along with fellow inductees the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Bob Dylan and the Supremes, the Drifters were in the first class of Rock & Roll legends to be initiated into the Hall of Fame. Their classic tune “Under The Boardwalk” is the most played R & B record of all time. 20 other million sellers followed.

The Drifters had 17 Top 40 songs, with 5 Top 10’s (In Billboard Top 100) including:
• Up on the Roof
• Under the Boardwalk
• This Magic Moment
• There Goes My Baby
• Dance with Me
• Spanish Harlem
• Stand by Me
• On Broadway … The list of hits goes on and on!

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Chowan University Choir

Sunday
April 26, 2020
3:30 pm

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$10  General Admission Seating
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Chowan University Choir

The Chowan University Singers and Men’s Chorus, the premier touring choral ensembles of Chowan University, combined with the Chowan Community Chorus, will present a special concert at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts. This classical choral concert will feature the Requiem of Gabriel Fauré.  The Chowan Singers and Community Chorus will perform this classic choral masterwork. Additionally, the Chowan Singers and Men’s Chorus will sing works ranging in style from classical a cappella music to contemporary gospel, including choral standards by Felix Mendelssohn, Thomas Tallis, and Alice Parker.

Chowan Singers is a select ensemble that consists of 18 students, about half of whom are music majors. Chowan Singers has presented numerous concerts throughout North Carolina and the mid-Atlantic region. In addition, the group has traveled in recent years to perform in Ireland, Italy, and New York City.

Chowan Singers, Men’s Chorus, and Community Chorus are under the direction of Dr. Benjamin Thorburn, Director of Choral Activities and Associate Professor of Music at Chowan University. Dr. Thorburn holds degrees from the University of Rochester and Yale University. Paula Pressnell, Artist in Residence at Chowan, is the collaborative pianist for the choirs. Mrs. Pressnell is a cum laude graduate of Salem College, where she was a piano student of Clemens Sandresky.

Chowan University Choir