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UTC Fine Arts

The Fine Arts Center, located at the corner of Vine and Palmetto Streets on the UTC campus, houses the work of the Departments of Music, Theatre and Speech, and the Visual Arts in three main venues: The Roland W. Hayes Concert Hall, The Dorothy Hackett Ward Theater, and the George Ayers Cress Gallery of Art.

The Hayes Concert Hall, which seats 505, is named after tenor Roland Hayes, the first male African-American concert artist to receive worldwide recognition. Over 200 performances each year occur in the Hayes Concert Hall through the Patten Performances, the Department of Music, Cadek Conservatory and other University and community events. It is the primary performance hall for the Department of Music and the primary on-campus venue for the George T. Hunter Lecture Series.

Named for longtime UTC Theatre Department Head Dorothy Hackett Ward, the Ward Theater seats 322. The University Theatre Company produces four to five plays per year in this venue, which is directly connected to state-of-the-art scene and prop shops. The Ward Theater also serves as the primary overflow venue for the George T. Hunter Lecture Series and hosts several student-produced plays during summer months.

The Department of Art presents student, faculty and guest showings in the Cress Gallery throughout the school year and is home to the John and Diane Marek Visiting Artist Series.

Tickets to Fine Arts Center Events may be purchased at the Fine Arts Center Box Office from 10 am to 4 pm weekdays, by calling the Box Office at 423.425.4269, or online at www.tickettracks.com.

Upcoming Events

March 2018
$10 - $15

Malpass Brothers – An American Discovery Performance

Organized by: UTC Fine Arts; Located at: UTC Fine Arts Center

March 3, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

As young boys, Christopher and Taylor Malpass soaked up the music of their granddad’s phonograph records. Born with a proclivity for music, they promote the work and music of the artists they treasure while creating new music and making their own mark on the rich, cultural lineage of genuine country music. With sincerity, honesty and an utter ease on stage that belies their years, their smooth vocal blend and skillful musicianship layer infectiously into the deep respect they pay to…

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April 2018
$15 - $30

The Mountaintop – A Patten Theatre Performance

Organized by: UTC Fine Arts; Located at: UTC Fine Arts Center

April 10, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

On the evening of April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated outside room 306 of The Lorraine Motel in Memphis. What happened inside room 306 before the killing is a mystery. In her internationally acclaimed play, The Mountaintop, playwright Katori Hall fantasizes what may have transpired in the overnight hours between the legendary civil rights leader and a seemingly inconsequential hotel maid. Winner of the prestigious Olivier Award for Best New Play, The Mountaintop is rife with humor…

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UTC Piano Arts Festival Concerts

Organized by: UTC Fine Arts; Located at: UTC Fine Arts Center

April 14, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
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One event on April 15, 2018 at 7:30pm

UTC’s annual Piano Arts Festival is a weekendlong celebration of the piano founded by the beloved, late piano faculty member Dr. Sin-Hsing Tsai. Featuring performances, clinic, and master classes by Chapman University’s Clara Cheng, Lee University’s Cho Eun Lee along with UTC’s Jenny Parker, the festival principles will lead current students and UTC alumnae in focusing on the art of piano collaboration keyboard music includes a public concert Friday . This weekend of evening with Ms. Lee and Ms. Parker…

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UTC Piano Arts Festival Concerts

Organized by: UTC Fine Arts; Located at: UTC Fine Arts Center

April 15, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
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One event on April 15, 2018 at 7:30pm

UTC’s annual Piano Arts Festival is a weekendlong celebration of the piano founded by the beloved, late piano faculty member Dr. Sin-Hsing Tsai. Featuring performances, clinic, and master classes by Chapman University’s Clara Cheng, Lee University’s Cho Eun Lee along with UTC’s Jenny Parker, the festival principles will lead current students and UTC alumnae in focusing on the art of piano collaboration keyboard music includes a public concert Friday . This weekend of evening with Ms. Lee and Ms. Parker…

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$12 - $15

Chicago

Organized by: UTC Fine Arts; Located at: UTC Fine Arts Center

April 17, 2018
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An event every day that begins at 3:00am, repeating until April 21, 2018

Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb Tues – Sat April 17-21, 2018 7:30 nightly with 2pm Sat Matinee In roaring twenties Chicago, Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband Amos to take the rap...until he finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “Merry Murderess” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces…

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$12 - $15

Chicago

Organized by: UTC Fine Arts; Located at: UTC Fine Arts Center

April 18, 2018
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An event every day that begins at 3:00am, repeating until April 21, 2018

Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb Tues – Sat April 17-21, 2018 7:30 nightly with 2pm Sat Matinee In roaring twenties Chicago, Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband Amos to take the rap...until he finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “Merry Murderess” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces…

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$12 - $15

Chicago

Organized by: UTC Fine Arts; Located at: UTC Fine Arts Center

April 19, 2018
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An event every day that begins at 3:00am, repeating until April 21, 2018

Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb Tues – Sat April 17-21, 2018 7:30 nightly with 2pm Sat Matinee In roaring twenties Chicago, Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband Amos to take the rap...until he finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “Merry Murderess” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces…

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$12 - $15

Chicago

Organized by: UTC Fine Arts; Located at: UTC Fine Arts Center

April 20, 2018
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An event every day that begins at 3:00am, repeating until April 21, 2018

Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb Tues – Sat April 17-21, 2018 7:30 nightly with 2pm Sat Matinee In roaring twenties Chicago, Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband Amos to take the rap...until he finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “Merry Murderess” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces…

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$12 - $15

Chicago

Organized by: UTC Fine Arts; Located at: UTC Fine Arts Center

April 21, 2018
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An event every day that begins at 3:00am, repeating until April 21, 2018

Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb Tues – Sat April 17-21, 2018 7:30 nightly with 2pm Sat Matinee In roaring twenties Chicago, Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband Amos to take the rap...until he finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “Merry Murderess” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces…

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UTC CADEK ORCHESTRA

Organized by: UTC Fine Arts; Located at: UTC Fine Arts Center

April 22, 2018 @ 3:00 pm

The UTC Cadek Orchestra, conducted by UTC Music Professor Sandy Morris, is a 55-member college/community orchestra including university music majors and non-majors from UTC and Chattanooga State, UTC music faculty members, area music educators, and other talented amateur and professional musicians from the region. It performs two concerts per year. Both concerts are free to the public.

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