Jeff Jones’ ambitions for a genuine and lasting relationship between Sweet Briar and the Skiffle Steel Orchestra are taking shape — including a concert on campus by Trinidad’s famed steel pan musicians.
The Sweet Briar Chamber Orchestra and all three choirs will close out a busy month of spring events at Sweet Briar College, with the orchestra taking the stage at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27, in Memorial Chapel, followed by the choirs at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, in the same venue.
Betty Skeen, a 2007 alumna of Sweet Briar’s Dance program, will direct the College’s Spring Dance Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 25, and Saturday, April 26, in Murchison Lane Auditorium.
Sweet Briar voice instructor Marcia Thom-Kaley and arts management director Ursula Kuhar will star in an upcoming Opera on the James production of Mark Adamo’s “Little Women.”
Sweet Briar’s Babcock Fine Arts Center has been under construction lately — in a good way. Thanks to a $30,000 grant from the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges, the theater is adding a new ticket booth in the lobby, as well as technical and sound booths in Murchison Lane Auditorium.