Richard F. Burkhardt Fine & Performing Arts Series

Southeastern Community College’s Fine and Performing Arts Series announced its first performances in the fall of 1966. In 2002, the series was renamed the Richard F. Burkhardt Fine and Performing Arts Series in memory of Burkhardt for his leadership in the musical and cultural enrichment of the community. The series, funded by the SCC Foundation, Inc., strives to increase cultural arts opportunities for area citizens at affordable ticket prices. A wide variety of offerings includes theatre arts, music and dance performances. Advance tickets can be purchased by calling the SCC Foundation at (910) 642-7141, ext. 260 or 320. Tickets will also be available at the door.

The Richard F. Burkhardt Fine and Performing Arts Series is made possible through the generous support of the SCC Foundation. Founded in 1968, the Foundation is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization that promotes and encourages support of Southeastern Community College.




Date: Friday, February 16, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m.
*For questions regarding wheelchair seating, please contact the SCC Foundation office at 910-642-7141 ext. 308

SHANA TUCKER is a singer-songwriter and cellist who credits her genre-bending ChamberSoul™ journey to the influences of her jazz and classical roots interwoven with 80’s & 90’s pop music, movie soundtracks, and world music.

Touted by JazzTimes Magazine as “a jazz talent…whose imprint and vitality has already been quite visible in North Carolina,” Shana’s style and sound has been described as a mash-up of Dianne Reeves, Joni Mitchell, and Tracy Chapman, with an efficient complexity that is reminiscent of Bill Withers. ChamberSoul™ best describes what the listener should expect when experiencing Shana’s music. “I’m intrinsically drawn to “real” instruments, with resonance, tone and depth that can sound without amplification. Whenever and however possible, I always try to set a tone of acoustic intimacy with my colleagues on stage, and also with the audience, so that the music, performers and audience feel close and tangible, no matter the size of the venue.”


U.S. Poet Laureate
Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m.
FREE ADMISSION – Reception to Follow

This event is brought to you by the Reuben Brown House.

Tracy Smith, United States Poet Laureate in Poetry is coming to Columbus County, a cultural honor that has never been bestowed on the county before. The announcement was made by Janice Young, president of the Reuben Brown House Preservation Society, which is sponsoring her visit. Smith is coming here at the invitation of the Reuben Brown House Preservation Society, a bonus to the 25th anniversary of Reuben Brown House’s A.R. Ammons Poetry Contest for students. Southeastern Community College will host this event in the campus Auditorium.


Dates: March 16 & 17, 2018

This event is dedicated to meeting the needs of piano students and teachers from the southeastern North Carolina counties of Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Cumberland, New Hanover, Pender and Robeson. Participants from other parts of the state also are welcome.

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