Up & Coming Weekly

January 10, 2023

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM JANUARY 11 - 17, 2023 UCW 13 Fayetteville Symphony is back with another event! On Saturday, Jan. 21, Fayetteville's very own Symphony Orchestra and the voices of First Presbyterian Church will be performing in the church's sanctu- ary at 102 Ann St. e performance will start at 7:30 p.m. and last for one hour with no intermission. Meghan Woolbright, the mar- keting and office manager at Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, said, "Jubilate Deo is the fourth con- cert of our season and we're excited for our community to hear it!" You may wonder, "What is the Jubilate Deo and where did it origi- nate?" Dan Forrest's Jubilate Deo brings to life the global aspect of the traditional Psalm 100 text, "O be joyful in the Lord, all ye lands," by setting it in seven different languag- es and drawing from a wide spec- trum of musical influences. Each movement combines some characteristics of its language group's musical culture with the composer's own musical language. Movements include liturgical Latin, intertwined Hebrew and Ara- bic, Mandarin Chinese, Zulu, Span- ish, Song of the Earth, and a closing movement combining several of these languages with English. e result is a stunning global cel- ebration of joy, as all the earth sings as one, "Omnis terra, jubilate!" Tickets for this event can be purchased at www.fayettevillesym- phony.org. Adult tickets are $32 and seniors 65 or older pay $25 for a ticket. If you are in the military, previously served, or you're a Cumberland County Schools employee, your ticket would also be $25. College student tickets are $8 and child tickets are $5. For more information, visit www. fayettevillesymphony.org. Editor's note: Founded in 1956, the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra is a professional, regional orchestra whose mission is to educate, enter- tain, and inspire citizens. Praised for its artistic excellence, the Symphony leads in the cul- tural and educational landscape for Fayetteville and our southeastern North Carolina region. EVENTS Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra to present 'Jubilate Deo' at First Presbyterian Church by CHAYENNE BURNS CHAYENNE BURNS, Staff Writer. COMMENTS? Editor@upandcomin- gweekly.com. 910-484-6200. Gilbert Theater offering stage combat classes by HANNAH LEE e Gilbert eater is offer- ing three separate stage combat classes in January for anyone in the Fayetteville area — whether they are part of the theater community or not. e instructor of the class, Mad- eline Murphy, says the workshops build on top of each other, but could also be taken separately. No for- mer knowledge of stage combat is needed to take the classes. "Any skill level can benefit from this, but it's mostly for people who have never experienced this before and even if you have, it will be really fun to come in and relearn the ba- sics and go back to fundamentals," Murphy said. e first workshop on unarmed fighting was successful. e second class, scheduled for Jan. 14 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., will focus on knife fighting techniques. In that workshop, students will learn how to safely perform a va- riety of prop knife maneuvers in a choreographed fight. is includes cutting drills and patterns, disarms and basic handling of a knife in the context of stage combat. Students are asked to bring a "knife" to practice with. It can be anything the approximate size of a knife that isn't actually sharp, for example, a paint mixing stick. e third and final workshop, scheduled for Jan. 28 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., will be about sword fight- ing. Students will learn the basics and fundamentals of performing a safe stage version of a classic com- bat style. is class includes cut patterns and drills, parries, and both basic and creative handling of a broad- sword. Everyone will get an oppor- tunity to work with a real profes- sional-grade prop steel broadsword. Students are asked to bring a "sword" to practice with. It can be anything the approximate size of a sword that isn't actually sharp, for example, dowel rods. "At the end of every workshop, we are going to have a short little scene that everyone will have learned. It will have a few basic combat moves for each discipline in one scene," she said. "So, they can take that home and have a nice little package, tied up with a bow to wrap it up, so they can practice in their own time and improve on." Students must be 18 and older and there is a limit of 20 students per class. ese workshops are a part of its adult theater education program, which Tammy Woody, the education director at Gilbert eater, runs. e program offers fun and informal workshops for those who are new to the theater, and for those who make a living performing in the theater. "We've had a few shows that we've done over the past couple of years that have had quite a few scenes in them, and I just thought it would be a good way for some of our regulars and also just anybody in the sur- rounding area that is interested in it," Lawrence Carlisle, the artistic director of the Gilbert eater, said. "I think it's a cool idea for the arts community here in Fayetteville." ose who are interested in sign- ing up for the remaining two classes can register at www.gilberttheater. com. e cost of the classes is $40 each. All of the classes will take place at the Gilbert eater. HANNAH LEE, Assistant Editor. COMMENTS? Editor@upandcomin- gweekly.com. 910-484-6200. Stage combat classes scheduled for Jan. 24 and 28 will teach knife fighting and sword fighting using props. (Photo courtesy Madeline Murphy)

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