CSU Happenings for Nov. 21-Dec. 4

NOV. 21 — Guest Piano Recital
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents a guest recital by Russian pianist Anna Golubeva, 5 p.m. Sunday in RiverCenter’s Studio Recital. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu.

NOV. 21 - Columbus Brass
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents the Columbus Brass in concert 7:30 p.m. Sunday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The performers include Schwob school faculty artists Robert Murray, Tao Ge, Jason Eklund, Bradley Palmer and Andrew Miller. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu.

NOV. 22 - NCAA Men’s Basketball
The Columbus State men’s basketball squad hosts Carver Bible College 7 p.m. Monday in the Lumpkin Center. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

NOV. 22 - Guitar and Flute Studio Recital
Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents performances by student guitarists and flutists of the studios of faculty artists Andrée Martin and Andrew Zohn 7:30 p.m. Monday in RiverCenter’s Legacy Hall. The program covers selections from Renaissance to contemporary. Admission is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu.

NOV. 23 - NCAA Women’s Basketball
The Columbus State women’s basketball squad hosts Valdosta State 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Lumpkin Center. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

NOV. 24-26 – Holiday Break
Classes will be out of session Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 24-26 as Columbus State University observes Thanksgiving. The university also will close business operations 3 p.m. Wednesday and reopen Monday, Nov. 29.

NOV. 29 - NCAA Basketball Doubleheader
The Columbus State women’s basketball squad hosts Shorter College 5 p.m., followed by the CSU men hosting West Florida at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 29 in the Lumpkin Center. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

DEC. 1 - NCAA Men’s Basketball

The Columbus State men’s basketball squad hosts Talladega College 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1 in the Lumpkin Center. For more information, call 706-568-2204 or go to http://www.csucougars.com.

DEC. 1 – Reading by McCullers Center Creative Writing Fellow
Award-winning poet Jessica Garratt will read from her work 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1 in the Columbus Public Library auditorium, 3000 Wynnton Road. Admission is free. Garratt is residing this fall at Columbus State University’s McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians as the center’s 2010 Marguerite and Lamar Smith Writing Fellow. She won the 2008 Agha Shahid Ali Prize from a University of Utah-hosted international competition for her poetry book Fire Pond. For more information, go to http://www.mccullerscenter.org or contact Cathy Fussell, director of the center, at 706 565-4021 or by e-mail: fussell_cathy@ColumbusState.edu.


DEC. 1 - CSU Philharmonic

Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents the CSU Philharmonic in concert 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1 in RiverCenter's Legacy Hall. The program includes a world premiere of an overture by young composer William May, Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G with faculty pianist and Vine Cliburn Competition winner Alexander Kobrin, plus Ravel’s arrangement of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Schwob school professor Paul Hostetter conducts. The program is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu.

Dec. 2 - CSU Wind Ensemble

The CSU Wind Ensemble performs a concert themed “Indestructible Spirit," 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2 in RiverCenter's Legacy Hall. The program, with faculty conductor Jamie Nix and faculty trumpetist Robert Murray, includes works by Kabalevsky, Walczyk and Puts. The concert also includes Steven Bryant’s Ecstatic Waters, which incorporates a computerized blend of acoustic and electronic sounds. The program is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu.

Dec. 3 - Holiday Concert

The CSU Trombone Choir and CSU Horn Choir perform holiday music 12:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3 in RiverCenter's Grand Lobby. The program is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu.

Dec. 3 - Guest Percussion-Clarinet Duo

Columbus State’s Schwob School of Music presents New York-based artists Tom Kolor (percussion) and Jean Kopperud (clarinet and bass clarinet) in a performance 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3 in RiverCenter's Studio Theatre. The program is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu.

Dec. 4 - Double Reed Day
Columbus State's Schwob School of Music presents Double Reed Day 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4 in RiverCenter's Studio Theatre. The program reprises a tradition from 18th-century London as CSU and guest oboe and bassoon players perform in a massed choir. The program is free. For more information, call 706-649-7225 or e-mail schwobmusic@ColumbusState.edu.

Dec. 4 -  More Pedal, Less Metal at Oxbow Meadows
Columbus State's Oxbow Meadows Environmental Learning Center provides breakfast, hot chocolate, free cycling giveaways and a bike maintenance presentation starting 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 4 for cyclists arriving at the center, 3535 South Lumpkin Road, for this gathering. For more information, call 706-657-4090 or go to http://oxbow.colstate.edu.