Belton, Texas – The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Department of Music continues its Hillman Visiting Artists Series with a performance of “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” Thursday, December 7, in the Baugh Performance Hall of the Sue & Frank Mayborn Performing Arts Center on the UMHB campus. This family-friendly, holiday concert is free and open to the public.
“A Charlie Brown Christmas” features all of the music from the animated television special, as well as some additional Vince Guaraldi favorites. Guaraldi's music was instrumental in cementing the TV special's place in pop culture history. Performing these iconic pieces will be UMHB Artist in Residence and award-winning pianist Michelle Schumann, bassist Jessica Gilliam Valls, and jazz drummer Scott Lanningham. Audiences can also expect a few special guests to join the trio on stage, including UMHB student singer Katherine Spellmon.
This concert is made possible through the generous support of the Helen Frances Hillman Fund for Scholarly Exchange. The Hillman Visiting Artist Recital Series is underwritten by The Helen Frances Hillman Fund for Scholarly Exchange. The fund was established in 1999 by Dr. Jimmye S. Hillman in honor of his wife, Helen Frances Smith Hillman, Mary Hardin-Baylor Class of 1946. The fund was designed to foster scholarly exchange at UMHB, particularly in the area of fine arts, music, and languages.
For more information, please call the College of Visual and Performing Arts at 254-295-4678.