Elon University Percussion Ensemble

Wednesday, November 4

Virtual concert, 7:30 p.m., on Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/events/2768280390094881

The Percussion Ensemble’s exciting fall concert will feature the music of contemporary composers. Directed by Mariana Poole, the program includes a variety of musical styles played from the traditional to weird “found object” instruments. Our concert might look a little different this semester, but it’s still a lot of fun! Sponsored by the Department of Music.

A Conversation with George Abraham
Mendi Minkowitz, moderator

Thursday, November 5

Virtual conversation at 7:30 p.m., with two viewing options*:

Zoom webinar through this link, password: elon.

Facebook Livehttps://fb.me/e/79wdWaquN
Select “going” to the event to receive notifications in advance.

The Zoom option provides an opportunity to submit questions in the chat. A brief Q&A session is planned following Mr. Abraham’s remarks. The Facebook site will also be available if Zoom webinar capacity is reached. 

Born in 1931 in Transylvania, a region known today as Romania, Mr. Abraham was deported by Nazis to Auschwitz. Later, as the impending defeat of the Germans became obvious, he marched on foot some 500 kilometers away to Mauthausen on the infamous Death March. He survived and was liberated by U.S. troops in 1945.

Following the war, George returned to his hometown and waited to be reunited with his father and brother. During this time, George married and fathered his first daughter and eventually moved with his family to Israel. In 1979, George, his wife and two daughters arrived in the United States, where he has lived ever since.

Sponsored by Chabad Elon, the Center for the Study of Religion, Culture and Society, Elon College – the College of Arts and Sciences, Elon Hillel, Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, and the Office of Cultural and Special Programs.

Elon Music Ambassadors, Songs of Unity and Peace

Friday, November 6, 7:30 p.m.

Virtual concert available on  the Elon Music Ambassadors FaceBook page

The Elon Music Ambassadors fall concert will have limited seating for Elon students, faculty and staff and will be live streamed for all to enjoy on the Elon Music Ambassadors Facebook page. We chose this program because music has a special way of healing at a time when we need it most. All the selections were carefully chosen by the students to fit this timely theme and represent a variety of musical styles.

The Department of Performing Arts presents
a Virtual Fall Dance Concert

Renay Aumiller, artistic director

Friday, November 13

6:30 p.m. pre-performance discussion with choreographers
7:30 p.m. Live streaming concert at elonperformingarts.com

Saturday, November 14

7:30 p.m. Live streaming concert at elonperformingarts.com

Featuring dance works by faculty, students and guest choreographers Renay Aumiller, Caroline Boothe, Marissa Mahoney, Lauren Mitchell, Jasmine Powell and Alexandra Joye Warren

Festival of Holiday Lights

Thursday, November 12
Rain date: Tuesday, November 17

Historic Neighborhood and Lambert Academic Village, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Elon University’s popular holiday display of lights and luminaria will be “a socially-distant walking experience.” Virtual programs along with other interactive and distanced experiences will be offered at 7 separate stations representing light seasons from world traditions which are regularly part of our annual celebration.  Sponsored by the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life.

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers

Tuesday, November 17

Virtual video concert, watch now!

A nine-piece ensemble of pipers, guitarists, keyboards and drums rocking with a passion for pipes that leaves audiences breathless. Formed in 2002, the Chillis have taken their signature sound worldwide with their unique fusion of rocked-up bagpipes and clever covers of popular songs from all genres, including traditional pipe tunes and contemporary rock anthems.

élan Fall Concert, “A Tribute to Billy Joel”

Thursday, November 19

Virtual concert available on Facebook Live, 7:30 p.m.
Directed by Stephen Futrell

Elon’s vocal jazz ensemble presents music from singer/songwriter Billy Joel. The concert will feature hits such as “Only the Good Die Young,” “Lullabye,” “She’s Always a Woman,” “The Longest Time,” “Uptown Girl,” “New York State of Mind” and, of course, “Piano Man.”

A Celebration of Light

Saturday, November 21, 7:30 p.m.

Virtual concert available on Facebook Live
Directed by Stephen Futrell; Thomas W. Jones, organ; Brent Smith, narrator

The Elon University Camerata, performs a concert of a cappella works from centuries of choral art in celebration of the holiday spirit. This year’s narrated script features writings from the collected works of T.S. Eliot as well as scripture. This unique, reflective celebration of the season will be the fifteenth installment of this highly acclaimed program and is now a popular, annual tradition of our community’s anticipation of the season of light.