Save the Date for Spring Events
Edgecombe Community College offers plenty of upcoming opportunities for entertainment and cultural enrichment in 2020.
Adapted from the novel by American author Stephen Crane, the story follows a young soldier during the Civil War. Reserved seating tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students (Pre-K through college).
The College will celebrate Black History Month in February with two special events.
The Bright Star Touring Theatre will perform “Freedom Songs: The Music of Black History” on Tuesday, February 11, at 7:30 p.m.
From the work songs of the fields of people who were enduring the bonds of slavery, to ragtime, jazz, R&B, and the inspired spirituals of the Civil Rights movement, this play follows the compelling story of the role that music played in the history of Black Americans.
Funding for this event is provided by the Furman-Mathewson Trust of Edgecombe County Memorial Library. Admission is free, but reserved seating tickets are required.
ECC’s annual Black History Month program is set for Wednesday, February 19, at 11:30 a.m. in McIntyre Auditorium on the Tarboro campus. The theme is “Black Farming: Its History and Relevance to Sustainability in Our Communities.” The public is invited to this free event, which is sponsored by the Student Government Association, the Student Success Center, and the Division of College and Career Readiness.
The Edgecombe Performance Series brings the New York Theatre Ballet back to Tarboro for its eighth consecutive appearance at ECC. The program of classical and contemporary dance begins at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 19.
Funding for this event is provided by the Furman Mathewson Trust of Edgecombe County Memorial Library. Admission is free, but reserved seating tickets are required.
The College’s annual Global Education Spring Symposium is set for March 25-26 in the Barnes Auditorium on the Rocky Mount campus. The topic is “Let’s Talk Trash: Encouraging Sustainability and Environmental Stewardship.”
The two-day symposium will feature lectures and panel discussions. All Global Education Spring Symposium events are free and open to the public.
The final event of the 2019-2020 season of the Edgecombe Performance Series will be held on Tuesday, April 21, when the Tarboro Choral Society presents “Opera Returns to Tarboro” at 7:30 p.m. The group was formed in 2018 under the leadership of Dr. Nettie Jean Williams.
“Opera Returns to Tarboro” will feature a choir of 40 singers with soloists and a 30-piece orchestra conducted by Dr. Williams. Admission is free, but reserved seating tickets are required.
All Edgecombe Performance Series events take place in Keihin Auditorium on the Tarboro campus. Tickets are available through the ECC Box Office. Please contact Cultural Arts Director Eric Greene at (252) 618-6618.
On Saturday, April 25, ECC’s annual Historic Preservation Trades Fair will be held at the Norfleet House on the Tarboro campus. From 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., guests can observe preservation demonstrations and exhibits involving masonry, roofing, woodworking, window repair, and other crafts and trades. Fee is $25.
We look forward to seeing you at Edgecombe Community College in 2020. For more information on any of these performances and events, please call (252) 823-5166.