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Upcoming Music Performances in November
- Friday, November 09, 2012 - Sunday, November 18, 2012
OTTERBEIN UNIVERSITY PRESENTS UPCOMING MUSIC PERFORMANCES
Westerville, OH—The Otterbein University Department of Music offers a stellar lineup of performances in November, with genres to please a variety of musical tastes. For more information about the Department of Music or these and other upcoming performances, visit www.otterbein.edu/music or call 614-823-1508.
Opera Meets Television
Otterbein University Opera Theatre will present two one-act operas: Gallantry by Douglas Moore and The Life and Love of Joe Coogan by Paul Salerni, libretto by Kate Light at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9 and 10, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, in Riley Auditorium at the Battelle Fine Arts Center, 170 W. Park St. Tickets are $10 for general admission; $8 for faculty, staff and senior citizens; and $5 for students. Tickets are available at the door or by calling 614-823-1508 between 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. from Monday-Friday.
Gallantry is based on an episode of a stereotypical 1950s hospital soap opera complete with commercial breaks. The drama unfolds as Dr. Gregg relentlessly pursues Lola, a lovely young nurse. Tension arises as Dr. Gregg prepares to perform surgery on Lola’s fiancé.
The Life and Love of Joe Coogan is based on an episode of the Dick Van Dyke Show written by Carl Reiner. It centers around Rob’s jealousy over one of Laura’s old boyfriends and the comedy that ensues when things don’t turn out exactly as planned.
Otterbein Department of Music to Present Student Honors Recital
The Otterbein University Department of Music will present a recital showcasing students selected to perform through a competitive audition process at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, in Riley Auditorium at the Battelle Fine Arts Center, 170 W. Park St. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 614-823-1508.
Otterbein Percussion Ensemble to Perform
The Otterbein University Percussion Ensemble will present its fall concert at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, in Riley Auditorium at the Battelle Fine Arts Center, 170 W. Park St. The program will be free and open to the public. For more information, call 614-823-1508.
The program includes a wide variety of offerings opening with take that, an antiphonal work that originally written for the Blackearth Percussion Group by William Albright. The program continues with a minimalist piece for marimbas, Le Papillon by Richard LeVan. Fresh from Denmark and new to our repertoire is Per Anreasson’s Tin Play, an eclectic assemblage of non-pitched and mostly non-traditional instruments revolving around polymetric structures. Larry Spivack’s novelty piece, Quartet for Paper Bags, will both amuse as well as stretch your acceptance of what really constitutes music. The Otterbein Marimba Band presents Clair Omar Musser’s famous scoring of Eustasio Rosales’ Bolero, followed by arrangements of two Turkish rondos: Mozart’s Rondo Alla Turca and Dave Brubeck’s Blue Rondo á la Turk. The program concludes with Gainsborough, a classic for the percussion ensemble by Thomas Gauger.
Otterbein University Department of Music to present Jazz Concert
The Otterbein University Department of Music will present an evening of vocal and instrumental jazz featuring Opus One and the Otterbein Jazz Ensemble at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, in Riley Auditorium at the Battelle Fine Arts Center, 170 W. Park St. Tickets are $5 for general admission and free for students, and may be purchased at the door. For more information, call 614-823-1508.
Otterbein Student String Chamber Ensembles to Perform
The Otterbein University Department of Music will present a concert of chamber music performed by student string chamber ensembles at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at First Presbyterian Church, 41 W. College Ave. The program will feature diverse works from Verdi to Radiohead and will include a performance by the electric string quartet. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call (614) 823-1508.
Otterbein University Opera Students to Present an Afternoon of Scenes
Students from the Otterbein University Opera Program will present a collection of Opera Scenes at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, in Riley Auditorium at the Battelle Fine Arts Center, 170 W. Park St. The performance is free and open to the public. For more information, call 614-823-1508
Otterbein University Early Music Ensemble and The Red Noise to Perform
Otterbein University’s new music ensemble, The Red Noise, and the Early Music Ensemble will present a joint concert at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, , in Riley Auditorium at the Battelle Fine Arts Center, 170 W. Park St. An eclectic concert of the new and the old, these two ensembles will perform together to present lesser known works that are bound to intrigue the audience. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 614-823-1508.