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Ohio Wesleyan University Announces 2007-08 Arts Events Lineup

August 9, 2007

Ohio Wesleyan University has announced its 2007-08 lineup of theatre, musical, and visual arts events. Unless otherwise noted, events are free and open to the public.

Theatre & Dance
Unless otherwise noted, general admission is $7, with discounts for students, senior citizens, and groups of 10 or more. Call (740) 368-3855 for reservations. All events take place at Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave.

  • 8 p.m. Sept. 28, 2007 – “New Student Scenes,” starring Ohio Wesleyan students. The free, non-ticketed show will be in the Studio Theatre, inside Chappelear Drama Center.
  • 8 p.m. Oct. 5-6, 2007 – As part of a senior project production, Barry Hall’s one-act play, “A Trois,” will be performed in room 008 of Chappelear Drama Center. Admission is free.
  • 10 p.m., Oct. 27, 2007 – The annual Red & Black Review, a campus talent show sponsored by Ohio Wesleyan’s chapter of Theta Alpha Phi, the National Theatre Honorary. The show will take place in Chappelear Drama Center.
  • 8 p.m. Oct. 26 and Nov. 2; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 and Nov. 3; 2 p.m. Nov. 4, 2007 – “The Madwoman of Chaillot,” by Jean Giraudoux. The show will take place on the main stage inside Chappelear Drama Center.
  • 8 p.m. Dec. 7-8, 2007 – “Directing Class One-Acts,” written, directed, and starring Ohio Wesleyan students. The free, non-ticketed show will be in the Studio Theatre, inside Chappelear Drama Center.
  • 7 p.m. Dec. 13, 2007 – The annual TerpsiCorp Showcase, featuring a presentation of students’ original and fun dance work. The show will take place on the main stage in Chappelear Drama Center. Admission is free.
  • 8 p.m. Feb. 8-9 and 15-16, 2008; 2 p.m. Feb. 17, 2008 – Diana Son’s “Stop Kiss,” in the Studio Theatre inside Chappelear Drama Center.
  • 8 p.m. April 11-12, 2008; 2 p.m. April 13, 2008 – “The Photographer,” by Phillip Glass and “Orchesis 2008,” the university’s annual dance concert choreographed by students. Both shows will take place on the main stage inside Chappelear Drama Center.
  • 8 p.m. April 25-26, 2008 – As part of a senior project production, Caryl Churchill’s “Vinegar Tom” will be performed in the Studio Theatre inside Chappelear Drama Center. Admission is free.

Music
Unless otherwise noted, all programs are free and open to the public. Programs and dates are subject to change. Contact the Music Department at (740) 368-3700 for more information.

  • 8 p.m. Sept. 23, 2007 – Senior recital featuring Samuel-Hilaire Seder Duplessis, tenor. The recital will take place in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.
  • 5 p.m. Oct. 27, 2007 – The fourth annual Faculty Gala event, featuring performances from Ohio Wesleyan’s music faculty. The concert will take place in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St.
  • 8 p.m. Oct. 30, 2007 – Faculty recital featuring Ohio Wesleyan Chamber Orchestra director Kenichiro Matsuda and the “High Street Four” string quartet. The concert will take place in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.
  • 8 p.m. Nov. 6, 2007 – The Ohio Wesleyan University Chamber Orchestra, directed by Kenichiro Matsuda, will perform in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St.
  • 3:15 p.m. Nov. 11, 2007 – The Symphonic Wind Ensemble, directed by Larry Griffin, will perform in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St.
  • 8 p.m. Nov. 13, 2007 – The Park Avenue Jazz Ensemble, directed by Larry Griffin, will perform in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St.
  • 8 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 2007 – Directed by Jason Hiester, Ohio Wesleyan’s opera theater will be performed in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St. To purchase tickets, call (740) 368-3700.
  • 3:15 p.m. Dec. 2, 2007 – Directed by Jason Hiester, the Choral Art Society will perform in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St.
  • 3:15 p.m. Jan. 27, 2008 – Senior recital featuring Corey Strinka, piano. The recital will take place in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.
  • 3:15 p.m. Feb. 3, 2008 – Faculty recital featuring Daryl Yoder, baritone. The recital will take place in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.
  • 8 p.m. Feb. 15-17, 2008 – “OWU NOW – The Music of Our Time” will be performed in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.
  • 8 p.m. March 2, 2008 – Faculty recital featuring Marilyn Nims, mezzo soprano. The recital will take place in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.
  • 8 p.m. March 28-29, 2008; 2 p.m. March 30, 2008 – Directed by Jason Hiester, Ohio Wesleyan’s opera theater will be performed in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St. To purchase tickets, call (740) 368-3700.
  • 8 p.m. April 1, 2008 – Faculty recital featuring the Duvall Trio: Korine Fujiwara, violin; Wendy Morton, cello; and Cameron Bennett, piano. The recital will take place in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St.
  • 3:15 p.m. April 6, 2008 – Faculty recital featuring Robert Griffith, organ. The recital will take place in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St.
  • 8 p.m. April 8, 2008 – Faculty recital featuring Jason Hiester, tenor. The recital will take place in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.
  • 3:15 p.m. April 13, 2008 – Directed by Jason Hiester and Kenichiro Matsuda, the Choral Art Society and Ohio Wesleyan’s Chamber Orchestra will perform in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St.
  • 8 p.m. April 15, 2008 – Faculty/guest recital featuring Ohio Wesleyan’s Cameron Bennett, piano, and guest Charles Wetherbee, violin. The recital will take place in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.
  • 3:15 p.m. April 20, 2008 – Directed by Larry Griffin, the Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St.
  • 8 p.m. April 22, 2008 – Directed by Larry Griffin, the Park Avenue Jazz Band will perform in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St.

Performing Arts Series
The Performing Arts Series features an array of top-notch guest performers. Admission to each event is $15 for the general public and $5 for students and senior citizens. Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketweb.com or by calling (740) 368-3629.

  • 3:15 p.m. Nov. 4, 2007 – Leading French baritone musician Francois Le Roux will perform “La Belle Epoch,” music from Paris in the 1920s and 1930s, accompanied by pianist Mikhail Hallack. The performance will take place in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.
  • 8 p.m. Nov. 10, 2007 – “The Cody Rivers Show: Stick to Glue.” OWU alumni Mike Mathieu and Andrew Connor of Seattle bring their original, brash, high-octane sketch comedy show to the Midwest. The show will take place in the main theatre inside Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave.
  • 8 p.m. January 25, 2008 – The Chamber Music Project, featuring music director and recording artist, Christopher C. Lee. This rising New York City string quartet will perform a late 19th century repertoire. The show will take place in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.
  • 8 p.m. Jan. 26, 2008 – The Chamber Dance Project, featuring the contemporary ballet and dance of artistic director Diane Coburn Bruning and others with live string quartet accompaniment. The performance will in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave.

Ross Art Museum
During the academic year, Ohio Wesleyan University’s Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. The museum is closed on Monday and Saturday. Admission is free. For more information, call (740) 368-3606.

  • Aug. 23 to Sept. 23, 2007 – “Panoramic Ohio,” an exhibition of panoramic photographs consisting of 75 images of life from every corner of the state by Cincinnati photographer Thomas Schiff.
  • Aug. 23 to Sept. 23, 2007 – “Mostly Ohio,” an exhibition of platinum/palladium photographic prints by acclaimed photographer Dick Arentz of Arizona.
  • Oct. 3 to Nov. 11, 2007 – “The Urban Landscape,” a multimedia exhibition in partnership with Ohio Wesleyan’s Sagan National Colloquium.
  • Nov. 29, 2007 to Feb. 3, 2008 – “Biennial Faculty Exhibition,” a multimedia exhibition by members of the Ohio Wesleyan fine arts faculty.
  • Feb. 14 to April 6, 2008 – “The Space of Freedom: Apartment Exhibitions in Leningrad, 1964-1986,” a three-dimensional recreation of a Soviet-era apartment, including “non-conformist” artworks that the Communist Party attempted to eliminate between 1956 and 1979.
  • Feb. 14 to April 6, 2008 “Distinguished Alumni Exhibition,” an exhibition of drawings, photographs, and digital images by 1986 Ohio Wesleyan graduate Christopher Davis.
  • Feb. 14 to April 6, 2008 – “Enameled Metals,” an exhibition of metal-enameled jewelry by Kathleen Browne.
  • April 9 to May 11, 2008 – “Senior Fine Arts Majors Exhibition,” the annual multi-media juried exhibition of artworks by Ohio Wesleyan senior art majors.
  • May 16 to July 3, 2008 – “Quilt & Surface Design Symposium Invitational Exhibition,” an exhibition of contemporary art quilts by artists around the county, coinciding with the symposium in Columbus and other exhibitions around Central Ohio. (In partnership with the Quilt Surface Design Symposium, LLC.)

Ohio Wesleyan University is an undergraduate liberal arts college that transforms the lives of its students through a combination of rigorous academics, mentoring relationships, and real-world experiences. Featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” the private university’s 1,850 students come from 40 states and 45 countries. Visit www.owu.edu for more information.