SAVANNAH, Ga., Feb. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) is pleased to announce "Savannah Songs," a unique program of performing arts events that embraces the city's remarkable historical legacy. The event is timed to Georgia Day. A celebration of different eras from the city's storied history, "Savannah Songs" will take place on Saturday, February 11, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in various SCAD buildings, each featuring an interactive and immersive performance by SCAD students.
SCAD President and Founder Paula Wallace states, "History sings through every street and square of this remarkable city. Savannah Songs is SCAD's unique way of sharing that history with neighbors and visitors. Delightful musical tableaux, written and performed by brilliant SCAD students, are a gift to the city, to all of Georgia. And watch out: a few of these numbers may get your feet moving!"
Attendees of "Savannah Songs" will travel through time as the program unfolds in four different SCAD spaces: Morris Hall, Poetter Hall, Art's Café, and the Gryphon. Morris Hall, built in 1853 and originally the private residence of Alexander Smets, will focus on the Antebellum and Civil War era. Poetter Hall, the former Savannah Volunteer Guard Armory dating to 1892, will be transformed into a 1940s USO dance. The Gryphon and Art's Café, in the ornate 1926 Scottish Rite building, will feature a 1920s-era high tea. A 1980s theme will infuse Art's Café next door, also in the Scottish Rite building.
Musical renditions specific to each era will anchor the performance at the different locations, with original arrangements and bespoke adaptations of songs from U.S. history performed by costumed SCAD students. Giveaways, including food and time period tokens, will be offered as guests are guided by SCAD students from the School of Building Arts, who will share information about the architecture and design of each SCAD space.
"Savannah Songs" will highlight the remarkable breadth of SCAD's degree programs as more than 50 students come together from a range of departments including production design, performing arts, dramatic writing, preservation design, interior design and architecture to bring the event to life. The celebration will offer local residents and visitors to Savannah a fresh perspective on the culture and history of the city, and a unique opportunity to tour four distinctive venues that comprise SCAD's preservation footprint in the historic seaport.
Admission is free for SCAD Card holders and children age 12 and under, and $10 for the general public. Purchase tickets online at scad.edu/savannahsongs.
SCAD: The University for Creative Careers
The Savannah College of Art and Design is a private, nonprofit, accredited university offering more than 100 academic degree programs in 43 majors across its locations in Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia; Hong Kong; Lacoste, France; and online via SCAD eLearning. SCAD enrolls nearly 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 U.S. states and more than 100 countries. The innovative SCAD curriculum is enhanced by advanced professional-level technology, equipment and learning resources, as well as opportunities for internships, professional certifications and collaborative projects with corporate partners.
In 2015, the prestigious Red Dot Design Rankings placed SCAD in the top four universities in the Americas and Europe. Career preparation is woven into every fiber of the university, resulting in a superior alumni placement rate. In a study of Spring 2015 SCAD graduates, 98 percent were employed, pursuing further education, or both within 10 months of graduation. For more information, visit the official SCAD blog.
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SOURCE Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)