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Otterbein to Present Upcoming Music Performances

March 28, 2013

Otterbein University Student Ensemble “The Anticipations” to Perform

On Saturday, April 13 at 8:00 p.m., the Otterbein University Department of Music will present a concert featuring The Anticipations, a pop/rock ensemble directed by Eric Van Wagner and designed to give students experience with contemporary styles. The Otterbein University Jazz Ensemble will also perform. The concert will take place at the Westerville Old Bag of Nails Restaurant and Pub, located at 24 N. State Street in Westerville.

This 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

The Red Noise, Otterbein University’s new music ensemble, and the Early Music Ensemble will present a joint concert on Friday, April 12 at 8:00 p.m. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Battelle Fine Arts Center’s Riley Auditorium, located at 170 W. Park Street in Westerville.

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 Early Music Ensemble will be performing music by Gabrieli, Monteverdi and Victoria along with renaiassance and Medieval selections. For more information, call 614-823-1508.

Otterbein University to Host High School Honor Band

The Otterbein University Department of Music will host an honor band made up of select high school students from across the region April 5-7. The weekend will feature two performances that will be open to the public: The Otterbein Wind Ensemble will perform on Friday, April 5 at 8:00 p.m., and the high school honor band will perform at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 7. Both concerts will take place in the Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, located at 30 S. Grove Street in Westerville. The honor band weekend has been organized by Dr. Margaret Underwood of the Otterbein Department of Music faculty, and will feature guest conductor Craig Kirchhoff from the University of Minnesota.

The performances on April 5 and April 7 are free and open to the public. For more information, call (614) 823-1508.

Otterbein University Opera Theatre to Present The Merry Widow

The Otterbein University Opera Theatre program will present its spring production, The Merry Widow by Franz Lehár, April 19-21, 2013 in the Battelle Fine Arts Center’s Riley Auditorium. With stage direction by Karen Eckenroth and musical direction by Dennis Davenport, this Viennese favorite features seniors Martine Tyus as the Widow and Tyler Driggs as Count Danilo. Also performing are Dustin Evans as Baron Popoff, Alyssa Waldman as his wife Natalie, and Dillon Cordray as Camille.

The Battelle Fine Arts Center is located at 170 W. Park Street in Westerville. Performances will take place at 8:00 p.m. on Friday April 19 and Saturday April 20, and at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 21. Tickets will be sold at the door or may be purchased in advance beginning April 8 by calling 614-823-1508 - $10 adults, $8 faculty/staff/seniors, $5 students.

Otterbein Singers to Perform Music of Leonard Bernstein

The Otterbein Singers will present a concert devoted to the works of Leonard Bernstein on Sunday, April 7 at 5:00 p.m. The concert will take place in the Battelle Fine Arts Center’s Riley Auditorium, located at 170 W. Park Street in Westerville.

This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 614-823-1508.

Otterbein Vocal Ensemble to Perform in Trinity Foundation Concert Series

The Otterbein Vocal Ensemble will perform with the Trinity Chancel Choir and members of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, April 28 at 3:00 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, located at 1581 Cambridge Boulevard in Columbus. The program will feature Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Eterna and Mozart’s Missa Brevis in C, Spatzenmesse.

This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.trinityumchurch.com or call the church office at 614-488-0695.

Otterbein Percussion Ensemble to Perform

The Otterbein University Percussion Ensemble will present its spring concert on Wednesday, April 24 at 8:00 p.m. in the Battelle Fine Arts Center’s Riley Auditorium, located at 170 W. Park Street in Westerville.

The program includes a wide variety of offerings highlighted by Mario Davidovsky’s Synchronisms No. 5 for percussion and tape. This has been an important work in the continuum of electronic tape combined with acoustic instruments. (Davidovsky received the Pulitzer Prize for his Synchronisms No. 6 for piano and tape.) Also on the program is a medley of three military-style drum quintets arranged by Bob Becker entitled Away without Leave and several selections inspired by the dance music of Spain and Latin America: a Baião and a Samba by Brazilian percussionist Ney Rosaro, Chick Corea’s (I Can recall) Spain, arranged by David Billman and Debussy’s Danse, arranged for mallet ensemble by Whitney Prince. The Marimba band presents selections from Bizet’s Carmen and features Alex Hayes (xylophone) on Harry Breuer’s On the Woodpile. Also featured will be Lucas Bean (timpani) on Music for Kettledrums by Otterbein’s percussion professor, Jack Jenny.

The Otterbein Percussion Ensemble is comprised of student percussionists Lucas Bean, Michael Brammer, Amy Gadd, Alex Hayes, Peter Huston and Austin Miller and is directed by Department of Music senior lecturer, Jack Jenny.

This program will be free and open to the public. For more information, call 614-823-1508.

Otterbein University Presents Artists in Residence QUBE String Quartet

The Otterbein University Music Department will present a concert by QUBE, the String Quartet on April 29, 2013. QUBE is now in its fifth season as the Artist-in-Residence ensemble at Otterbein University. The program will take place in Riley Auditorium in the Battelle Fine Arts, located at 170 W. Park Street in Westerville. The concert will begin at 8 p.m.

The members of QUBE are David Edge and Erin Gilliland, violins, Steven Wedell, viola, and Cora Kuyvenhoven, cello. All are members of the Faculty in the Music Department at Otterbein University.

Special guest artist joining QUBE for this concert is Daniel Neer, an accomplished singer, actor and writer enjoying a diverse career in the performing arts. Originally from Dublin, Ohio, Daniel is now based in New York City where he frequently performs in recitals, oratorios and dramatic production.

This concert will feature a wide range of repertoire for voice and string quartet. Dover Beach by Samuel Barber and Lord Maxwell’s Goodnight will balance the recent Dulce Et Decorum Est by Aaron Alon. Daniel Neer and QUBE will present two world premiers of music written for this concert. Summer, 1976 is composed by Kim D. Sherman and The Good Dr. Windhager is written by Ronnie Reshef.

This concert is free and open to the public. 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 on Sunday, April 14 at 5:00 p.m. Featured among the string ensembles will be the electric string quartet performing a set of rock cover tunes. The concert will take place at Grace Lutheran Church, located at 100 E. Schrock Road in Westerville. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call (614) 823-1508.

Otterbein University Symphonic Band to Perform

The Otterbein University Symphonic Band will present a concert on Wednesday, April 3 at 8:00 p.m. in the Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall, located at 30 S. Grove Street in Westerville. The concert will feature the music of composer Frank Erickson.

This performance is free and open to the public. For more information, call (614) 823-1508.

Otterbein Student Wind Chamber Ensembles to Perform

The Otterbein University Department of Music will present a concert of chamber music performed by student wind chamber ensembles on Sunday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, located at 100 E. Schrock Road in Westerville. Groups performing on this concert will include the flute ensemble, tuba-euphonium ensemble, and brass quintet.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call (614) 823-1508.

Otterbein Faculty Woodwind Quintet to Perform

On Tuesday, April 30 at 7:00 p.m., the Otterbein Faculty Woodwind Quintet will perform at Grace Lutheran Church, located at 100 E. Schrock Road in Westerville. The quintet is comprised of flutist Kimberlee Goodman, oboist Melissa Stevens, clarinetist Hild Peersen, bassoonist Karen Atria, and hornist Kimberly McCann. This is the first all-female faculty woodwind quintet in Otterbein’s history.

This concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 614-823-1508.

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