After a few seasons affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, Bellarmine University’s College of Arts and Sciences is
returning this fall with an exciting, enriching lineup of arts events. Bellarmine’s departments of music,
theatre and art all have planned exhibitions and performances that are sure to delight
the campus community as well as the wider public.
“As we move forward in a post-pandemic landscape, we all think that it's more important than ever to show the city of Louisville what Bellarmine has to offer and to be an active part of our local community,” said Dr. Louie Hehman, assistant
professor of Piano and Music Theory and director of the Bellarmine University Prep Program. “All of our faculty and students are here with a great sense of purpose, and we are so grateful to hold a unique position in Louisville's vibrant artistic
The Department of Music is planning a new Fall Music Fest this year with four days of high-caliber concerts with faculty and visiting performers.
Hehman noted that in additional to the season of campus performances, there will be several appearances in the community, as well.
“We did our first outreach concert at Sunergos Coffee this month,” he said. “Our chamber faculty are also going to perform at Gravely Brewing in the spring, and several studios have outreach concerts planned for local nursing homes.
We've also got a tour of Italy planned for spring break, plus a series of concerto and vocal competitions. It's going to be an exciting and very busy year.”
Here's a sample of Bellarmine’s arts offerings to look forward to this Fall:
Bellarmine University Fall Music Fest
Performances are free and in the Amy Cralle Theater unless noted otherwise.
Fri., Oct. 21, 7 p.m.: Faculty Gala
Bellarmine’s stellar music faculty perform a wide variety of chamber music masterworks.
Tues., Oct. 25, 7 p.m.: Paul Brock Band in Concert
Internationally renowned headliners from Ireland play upbeat Gaelic music. A silent auction and fundraiser for music scholarships to accompany in Wyatt’s lobby.
Sun., Oct. 30, 3 p.m.: Fall Choral Concert at St. Brigid Church
Schola Cantorum, Singing Knights, and University Singers perform a wide array of choral music under the direction of Drs. Tim Glasscock and Mark Kano. Featuring guest composer,
England’s Jonathan Rippon.
Tues., Nov. 1, p.m.: Jazz Faculty Recital
BU’s jazz faculty perform a mix of classic jazz and contemporary arrangements. Featuring Dave Clark, Todd Hildreth, Craig Wagner, Terry O’Mahoney and Danny Kiely.
Department of Music Fall Concert Calendar
- Guest Piano Recital with Kevin Priebe: Sept. 18, 3 p.m.-4 p.m.
- Faculty Recital with Christina Booker: Oct. 15, 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
- Guest Jazz Concert with Bobby Falk: Oct. 18, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
- Concert with the Louisville Civic Orchestra: Oct. 26, 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
- Sondheim Singing Review: Nov. 18, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
- Bellarmine Jazz Combo Concert: Nov. 22, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
- Bellarmine Jazz Combo Concert: Nov. 29, 7-8:30 p.m.
- Wind, Brass and Percussion Performance with Stacy Simpson: Dec. 3, 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
- Choir Area Holiday Concert at St. James Catholic Church: Dec. 4, 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
- Christmas Jazz Concert with Dave Clark: Dec. 6, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
- Bellarmine Theatre Arts performances
Bellarmine Theatre Arts performances
All performances are in Amy Cralle Theater. Tickets are $7 for students, seniors and groups of 5 or more and $10 for general admission
The Half-Life of Marie Curie by Lauren Gunderson
Sept. 29, 30 and Oct. 1, 6, 7, 8, 7 p.m.
Oct. 2 and 9, 2 p.m.
Angel Street by Patrick Hamilton
Nov. 18-19, 7 p.m.
Nov. 19-20, 2 p.m.
Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, 30 Plays in 60 Minutes (Or Else!)
March 23-25 and 30, April 1, 7 p.m. and April 2, 2 p.m.
Art Department Faculty Show at McGrath Gallery
The McGrath Gallery is in Wyatt Hall on Bellarmine Boulevard, near the intersection of Norris Place and Princeton Drive. Hours are Monday-Friday 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. and Saturday noon - 4 p.m.
The first art exhibition of the academic year features a diverse body of work from the Bellarmine Art Department's faculty, including drawn works on paper, mixed media, sculpture, installation, video and photography. Participating faculty include Sarah
Martin, Ron Schildknecht, Douglas Miller, Laura Hartford, Fong Choo, Shae Goodlett and Jennifer Palmer.