Tanner Theatre

Beta Quartet to Play at MAC


Join the award-winning BETA ensemble and the extraordinaire bandoneon player Alejandro Pinzón on Saturday, May 5 at 8 p.m. for a passionate night of tango music. Come listen to music by Astor Piazzola, Matos Rodriguez, Francisco Canaro, Angel Villoldo, and many more, arranged for bandoneon, two soprano flutes and bass flute. 

BETA is a professional chamber music ensemble comprised of national and international prize-winning flutists Brittany Trotter, Eftihia Arkoudis, and Alyssa Schwartz. The ensemble is actively engaged in chamber music competitions and performances across the nation. In their first season (2016-2017), BETA was the recipient of First Prize at the West Virginia Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Chamber Music Competition, and First Prize at the Flute Society of Kentucky Quartet Competition. 

Originally from Yucatan, México, Alejandro Pinzón is a multidisciplinary artist and experienced educator who specializes in all things Argentine tango. He travels internationally performing and conducting tango concerts, leading interactive lectures, and teaching music master classes and dance workshops about Argentine tango. Alejandro plays the bandoneon, the rare and emblematic instrument of tango music. He currently lives in Pittsburgh, PA where his "Cuarteto Bravo" and "Resaca Tango Duo" are the premier tango ensembles. 

Schwartz and Pinzón, fellow graduate students at West Virginia University in 2012, began collaborating at the beginning of 2018, envisioning merging the characteristic voice of the bandoneon, the unmistakable flair of tango, and the unique performance style of BETA to create a performance that is both true to the roots of tango repertoire and fresh, with a twist of flutes.  The concert program is laced with passion and authenticity, taking the listener on an emotional journey from comedy to melancholy and reflection and, finally, to the fire and energy that have made the tango so wildly popular and recognizable. 

Join this diverse and unique ensemble of musicians from around the world for an unforgettable night of tango! Tickets are now available for this one-night event. Admission is $10 for adults.  Tickets may be purchased at the MAC Lobby Desk, by phone (304-292-3325), and online at www.monartscenter.com/shop. MAC is located at 107 High Street, Morgantown, WV.  Inquiries should be directed to info@monartscenter.com or 304-292-3325.







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Hesitant, an exhibition exploring anxiety through sculpture, will open on April 27 in the Tanner Theatre of Monongalia Arts Center (MAC). The artist, Kari Kindelberger, is a senior ceramics student at West Virginia University. An Opening Reception will be held on Friday, April 27 from 5-7 p.m. at MAC. This event is open to the public. Kari Kindelberger is an artist from Wheeling, West Virginia. She focuses on her expertise in clay and fabrication for her sculptural works. She has had the opportunity to study in Jingdezhen, China and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and has received multiple awards for her work, which explores the feelings and emotions she experiences as a person with anxiety.


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The High Street Jazz Band to Perform at the MAC Saturday April 21st @ 8pm

The MAC's very own High Street Jazz band will be entertaining you with their Dixieland and Rag Time style this Saturday in the MAC's Tanner Theatre! The concert will also include Fleetwood Brass, a CCA low brass quintet, playing music that has been exclusively arranged by their members. Some of the songs include "Misty Mountains", "In the Hall of the Mountain King", "Country Roads", and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough."  Tickets are $10 and admission for children under 12 is free!! All proceeds from the ticket sales are graciously donated to the MAC, so come on out and support your community arts center with a night of killer music.

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Mac Literary Night

This months Literary Night to feature assorted writers from the new book of poetry entitled "Stranger to Blue Water." Our confirmed readers are, Scott Emerson- A former facilitator of Morgantown Poets and writer of "The Unicorns," "Monument," and "Dance of the decades."  Kirk Judd- Author of 3 collections of poetry entitled “Field of Vision”, Tao-Billy”, and “My People Was Music.” Robert Wilson-the author of the poetry collections "Houses I've Died In" and "Screamo Lullabies". Make sure to drop in at 7pm 4/17 in the Tanner theatre at the MAC for another killer night of Poetry!


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Saturday Evening Cartoons

"Saturday Evening Cartoons" Art Exhibit opening featuring Culture Thief Apr 7 at 6 PM!!!

Brought to you by Artist Collective of West Virginia, Monongalia Arts CenterMARS Morgantown Art Record StudioRetro-tique, and Alien Gold

This an Art exhibition of the Artists interpretations of the cartoons, comics, illustrations, and crazy toys that have influenced our lives. This show will be highly entertaining with thought provoking work that will cross the boundaries of technical illustration – fan art – to manic cartoon surrealism. During this opening event we will have many interactive art pieces and experiences including projected outlaw animation room, cartoony games and 2 musical performances by the most amazing Culture Thief

WARNING – This show will have adult material not suitable for some audiences. There may be nudity, violence and/or adult situations. We assure you it will be in good taste or just hilariously insane like cartoons we love.

Snacks will be provided by the wonderful Cheese Louise!!!!

We will be raffling off some really super prizes such as
-Gift Certs
-Mystery Box

We will be playing awesome games like
– OG Bop it tournament 
– Cartoon Pictionary 
– Best Sound effects 

Beverages and light snacks will be provided. 
There is a $5 suggested donation for entrance into this opening event to support the band. 

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