1780 – The Official Blog of Transylvania University

1780 | The Official Blog of Transylvania University

Time for Three to perform at Transylvania on Oct. 11

LEXINGTON, Ky.—The world-class string trio Time for Three will perform a free, public concert at Transylvania University on Tuesday, Oct. 11. Known for their genre-bending concerts, the ensemble’s eclectic variety of styles include classical, jazz, Appalachian, rock and hip-hop. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Haggin Auditorium. It is part of the Smith Concert Series. Go here for free tickets. “Time for Three was an absolute sensation when they performed with the Lexington Philharmonic a few years ago, and since then their international reputation has grown,” Transylvania music professor Greg Partain said. “We’re thrilled we were able to entice them to Transy for a full-length concert.” Time for Three is known as a “classically trained garage band” with astonishing virtuosity and a relaxed style. “In person, the members of Time for Three come off as just three dudes in a band,” according to National Public Radio. “But with their staggering technique and freewheeling genre-crossing, it’s hard not to be swept up in the force of their contagious energy.” The ensemble features violinists Nicolas Kendall and Charles Yang and double-bassist Ranaan Meyer.  Time for Three has performed in venues that range from Carnegie Hall to NFL games and the Indy 500. They hold a successful residency with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. The Smith Concert Series at Transylvania was created in 2007 by the late Dorothy J. Smith, a 1942 graduate, to bring high-quality musical performances to campus. The series is

Transylvania presidential inauguration Oct. 9

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Transylvania University installed Seamus Carey as its 26th president on Friday, Oct. 9, in Haggin Auditorium. Carey, who became president in July of 2014, is transforming the university through positive changes such as the appointment of Laura Bryan as vice president for academic affairs and dean of the university, the 100 Doors to Success mentoring program and the Project One diversity initiative. Other innovative improvements are campus-wide building projects that include the construction of three new residence halls and the renovation of the J. Douglas Gay Jr./Frances Carrick Thomas Library and the Haupt Humanities Building. “Dr. Carey has already had a significant impact on Transylvania,” said Chairman of the Board of Trustees William T. Young Jr. “His leadership exemplifies his passion for renewal and devotion to the liberal arts.” Young presented Carey with the Presidential Medallion during the installation ceremony. Distinguished visitors and speakers included presidents and officials from other universities and Lexington Mayor Jim Gray. The installation ceremony was the culmination of the four-day Celebration of Transylvania, which included events such as an All-Campus Picnic, concert by renowned Celtic fiddler Eileen Ivers and the dedication of Alumni Plaza. Before coming to Transylvania, Carey served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut. Also, at Manhattan College he was chair of the philosophy department and School of Arts curriculum committee, a member of the faculty senate and director of the Center for Professional Ethics. He earned an

Renowned Celtic fiddler Eileen Ivers to perform at Transylvania on Oct. 7

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Grammy-winning Celtic fiddler Eileen Ivers, whom The New York Times called the Jimi Hendrix of the violin, will perform at Transylvania University on Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. in Haggin Auditorium. Ivers has played with a variety of performers, including Riverdance, Sting and Hall and Oates, and she has appeared on film soundtracks, most notably “Gangs of New York.” She is a nine-time All-Ireland Fiddle Champion and has become one of the most renowned figures in contemporary Irish music. Her band’s most recent program, “Beyond the Bog Road,” is a celebration of the Americana sound, surveying the growth of bluegrass, Appalachian, Quebecois and Cajun styles from their roots in Celtic music. The performance is energetic and passionate, with a wide variety of musical flavors. Tickets are free to the public and can be picked up before the show in the William T. Young Campus Center beginning Sept. 15 until they are sold out. For more information, call 859-233-8120. The event is part of the four-day Celebration of Transylvania, which will feature the inauguration of Seamus Carey as the university’s 26th president. It’s also part of Smith Concert Series, which was created in 2007 by the late Dorothy J. Smith, a 1942 Transylvania graduate, to bring high quality musical performances to Transylvania. The series is named for Smith and her late husband, Fred K. Smith, a 1940 Transylvania graduate. Transylvania University, located in the heart of downtown Lexington, Ky., is