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Otterbein University Presents Upcoming Musical Performances

October 11, 2012

Westerville, OH—The Otterbein University Department of Music offers a stellar lineup of performances in October, 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.

Otterbein to present jazz concert series

The Otterbein University Department of Music will present a series of free jazz concerts at the Westerville Old Bag of Nails Restaurant and Pub, 24 N. State St. Admission is free and all ages are welcome. A cash bar will be available for all dates, with the exception of Feb. 28.

Remaining dates and performers in this year’s series are as follows:

Oct. 25, 2012 – Jazz Ensemble
Nov. 29, 2012 – Jazz Ensemble with 1:00 Combo
Jan. 31, 2013 – Faculty Jazz Combo
Feb. 28, 2013 – Isaac Maupin, senior guitar recital, with Jazz Ensemble
April 25, 2013 – Jazz Ensemble with 1:00 Combo

Otterbein Choirs to perform

The Otterbein University Department of Music will present a performance by three choral ensembles at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Church of the Master United Methodist, 24 N. Grove St. The concert is free and open to the public.

The concert will feature the Otterbein Singers, Camerata and the Otterbein Women’s Chorale. Otterbein Singers will be performing works by Pfautsch, Mozart, Gjeilo and Otterbein Alumnus Robert Young ’50. Camerata will perform pieces by Vlockmar Leisring, Eric Whitacre and Michael Praetorius.

Otterbein Wind Ensemble to Perform

The Otterbein University Wind Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17 in the Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St. The concert is free and open to the public.

The program will feature works by American composers Carolyn Bremer, Ohio native John Mackey, Frank Ticheli, and Otterbein University faculty member Dr. Jennifer Merkowitz.

Otterbein Department of Music to present Fall Collage Concert

The Otterbein University Department of Music and Friends of Music at Otterbein will present a Fall Collage Concert at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21 in the Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St.

The Collage Concert will showcase all of the major ensembles of the department (Concert Choir, String Orchestra, and Wind Ensemble) along with smaller and specialized ensembles and soloists presenting jazz, opera and popular styles in one exhilarating concert.

Tickets are $15 for general admission or free for high school and college students with valid ID. Tickets will be sold at the door prior to the concert or may be purchased in advance by calling 614-823-1508. There will also be an opportunity to make donations to the Craig Johnson Fund for the Future of Music at Otterbein at the concert.

Air Force Band of Flight Chamber Players to perform at Otterbein University

The Otterbein University Department of Music presents the Air Force Band of Flight Chamber Players at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at the Battelle Fine Arts Center’s Riley Auditorium, 170 W. Park St. The concert is free and open to the public.

The Air Force Band of Flight Chamber Players is a consortium of musicians from within the Band of Flight. The individuals combine in different ways to form a unique variety of ensembles ranging from solo winds with piano to mixed winds and strings. The members strive to showcase diverse and challenging pieces for their audiences.

The United States Air Force Band of Flight is one of twelve bands in the Air Force. The band's purpose is to support the global Air Force Mission in war and peace by fostering our national heritage and by providing professional musical products and services for official military, recruiting, and community relations events.

For more information about this and other performances by your United States Air Force Band of Flight, please go to www.bandofflight.af.mil.

“International First Lady of Piano” to perform at Otterbein

The Otterbein University Department of Music will present a piano recital by guest artist Teresa Walters at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, in the Battelle Fine Arts Center’s Riley Auditorium, 170 W. Park St. The concert is free and open to the public.

Hailed as the “International First Lady of Piano,” Walters will perform best-loved works of several great composers, including Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata,” and Liszt's Liebestraume. She will be speaking to the audience about the works before she performs each selection in a format known as her “Keynote Comments.”

For more information about Walters, visit www.teresawalters.com.

Otterbein’s new music ensemble, The Red Noise, to perform

The Red Noise, Otterbein University’s new music ensemble, will perform at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28, in the Battelle Fine Arts Center’s Riley Auditorium, 170 W. Park St. The concert is free and open to the public.

The program will include John Zorn’s wild improvised piece Cobra, as well as selections from Tan Dun's beautiful piano work Eight Memories in Watercolor.

Cellist Wesley Baldwin to perform at Otterbein with pianist Nick Ross

The Otterbein University Department of Music will present a performance by cellist Wesley Baldwin and pianist Nick Ross at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28, in Riley Auditorium at the Battelle Fine Arts Center, 170 W. Park St. This concert is free and open to the public.

The program will include Chopin’s complete works for cello and piano, as well as Bach’s Suite No. 6 in D major for unaccompanied cello. Baldwin is a faculty member at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. Ross is Otterbein’s newly appointed Director of Keyboard Studies.

For more information about Baldwin, visit www.wesleybaldwincello.com. For more information about Ross, visit www.nickrosspianist.com.

Ben Huntoon to Perform Faculty Jazz Recital at Otterbein

Ben Huntoon will present a Halloween jazz concert with guests artists at Otterbein University at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the Battelle Fine Arts Center’s Riley Auditorium, 170 W. Park St. Scary jazz tunes including Giant Steps, Donna Lee and Cherokee will be featured. The concert is free and open to the public.

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