March and April Events, Open to the Public

Release Date: March 20, 2017

 Berry College Music Professor to Perform

Pianist and Berry College Associate Professor Kris Carlisle will perform selections of new and original works at 7:30 p.m. March 23 in the Ford Auditorium. The event will be free and open to the public.  

Carlisle has performed throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and Asia. Specializing in contemporary music, his CD “The American Evolution: Piano Sonatas” received The American Prize in Piano Performance Special Judge’s Citation: “Championing Piano Music by American Composers” in 2015.

                                            ###

 Berry College Theatre Company presents ‘The Tempest’ 

The Berry College Theatre Company presents Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” at 7:30 p.m. April 4-9 in Blackstone Hall. 

“The Tempest” is considered one of Shakespeare’s most lyrical plays. Prospero, a magician on an enchanted island, punishes his enemies, brings happiness to his daughter and comes to terms with human use of supernatural power.  The play embodies both seemingly timeless romance and the historically specific moment in which Europe begins to explore and conquer the New World. 

Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults. To reserve your ticket, call the box office at 706-236-2263 or email BCTC@berry.edu.

###

 Arts and Crafts Festival and BerryCon This Weekend

The Berry College Arts and Crafts Festival will be Saturday (March 25) beginning at noon. 

The Berry College Arts Society and the Berry College Alternate Realities Club is sponsoring the festival which will be at Krannert Center. Artists include students, faculty, staff and members of the community, from Northwest Georgia and surrounding areas. Plushies, jewelry, knit and crochet items and much more will be on sale.  The festival is free and open to the public. 

BerryCon will be Friday and Saturday (March 24-25) at Krannert Center. The event kicks off Friday with a murder mystery at 8 p.m. and a trivia for charity at 9 p.m. (including a $5 entry fee.) Saturday will begin around noon with video game contests in Krannert Underground all day along with various Cosplay contests and dating games, Maid Café, lightsaber duels, a Warhammer panel and many other special guest panels. 

BerryCon is free for children 12 and under. General admission is $5 for Friday, $12 for Saturday, or $15 for both days. Alumni cost is $5 for Friday, $8 for Saturday and $10 for both days. For more information please visit, http://berrycon.wixsite.com/berrycon

                                                   ###

Berry College Dance Troupe to celebrate 20 years

The Berry College Dance Troupe performs “Wildest Dreams” to celebrate their 20th anniversary March 30-April 1. Performances start at 8 p.m. March 30-31 and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. April 1 at the Rome City Auditorium.  

As a way of marking this milestone, Dance Troupe alumni will participate in the show as choreographers and dancers alongside current troupe members. The concert will focus on the choreographers’ personal dreams and aspirations, communicated via styles of dance including ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, modern, hip-hop and Latin dance.  

Admission is $5 for students with valid ID and $10 general admission. 

                                                        ###

 Berry College Choirs Perform with Rome Symphony

ROME, Ga. – The choirs of Berry College will join the Rome Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. April 1 and 2 at the DeSoto Theatre in downtown Rome. 

This event is open to the public; contact the Rome Symphony Orchestra for tickets and more information. The groups will present the iconic work, “Requiem” by Mozart. The performance will showcase the emotional power of Mozart as a composer and an artist as well

                                                            ###