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Ohio Wesleyan University Announces 2008-09 Arts Events Lineup

August 8, 2008

DELAWARE, OHIO – Ohio Wesleyan University has announced its 2008-09 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, and admission for students and senior citizens is $5. Ohio Wesleyan faculty and staff admission is $6. Call (740) 368-3855 for reservations. All events take place at Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave.

8 p.m. Sept. 26, 2008New Student Scenes, featuring scenes staged by this year’s directing class. The event will take place in the Studio Theatre in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave. There is no admission fee, but seating is limited.

Time/Date TBDThe Red & Black Review, Ohio Wesleyan’s annual talent show, sponsored by the university’s theatre honorary, Theta Alpha Phi. More information about open campus auditions to come. The show is free, but donations are accepted at the door.

7:30 p.m. Oct. 3, 2008; 2 p.m. Oct. 4, 2008; 8 p.m. Oct. 10 and 11, 2008; and 2 p.m. Oct. 12, 2008“Fashion!,” the 19th century American comedy written by Anna Cora Mowatt, on the Main Stage. The piece will be adapted and directed by Bonnie Milne Gardner, professor of theatre and dance, with costumes by New York and regional theatre designer Teresa Snider-Stein, a 1980 Ohio Wesleyan alumna.

8 p.m. Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, 2008“Fifth Planet,” a one-act play by David Auburn, directed by student Michelle Jacobs for her senior project. The event will take place in the Studio Theatre in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave. There is no admission fee, but seating is limited.

8 p.m. Nov. 14 and 15, 2008Orchesis Dance Concert, Ohio Wesleyan’s annual contemporary dance event, will be performed on the Main Stage. Jill Becker, adjunct theatre and dance faculty member, will serve as artistic director.

8 p.m. Dec. 5-6, 2008One-Act Plays, an annual event featuring original works by student directors and playwrights. There is no admission fee, but seating is limited.

8 p.m. Feb. 6, 7, 13 and 14, 2009; and 2 p.m. Feb. 15, 2009“Twelfth Night,” Shakespeare’s classic comedy of mistaken identities and intrigue, in the Studio Theatre. The piece will be directed by Elane Denny, professor of theatre and dance, with costumes by staff designer Jacqueline Shelley, and sets designed by guest artist Jeff Gress.

8 p.m. March 27-28, 2009Two Short Plays: “The Sequel,” a one-act comedy by Percival Wilde, and an original script are scheduled to be performed in the Studio Theatre in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave. Directed by seniors Julia Singer and Danielle-Clare Pomorski. There is no admission fee, but seating is limited.

8 p.m. April 17, 18, 24 and 25, 2009; and 2 p.m. April 26, 2009“Carousel, a Rodgers & Hammerstein classic, will be performed on the Main Stage. Produced in collaboration with Ohio Wesleyan’s Department of Music, the university’s biennial musical will be directed by Edward Kahn, associate professor of theatre and dance. Jason Hiester, assistant professor of music, will provide musical direction, and choreography will be created by guest artist Katie Teuchtler. D. Glen Vanderbilt, professor of theatre and dance, will design the set.

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 or visit music.owu.edu/concertSchedule.html for more information.

3:15 p.m. Sept. 14, 2008 – Guest/faculty recital featuring David Niwa, violin; and Mariko Kaneda, piano. The event will take place in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.

8 p.m. Sept. 21, 2008 – Faculty recital featuring the Carpe Diem String Quartet. The event will take place in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.

3:15 p.m. Oct. 5, 2008 – Faculty recital featuring Daryl Yoder, baritone; and Robert Nims, piano. The event will take place in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.

5 p.m. Oct. 11, 2008 – Ohio Wesleyan’s Faculty Gala. The event will take place in University Hall’s Gray Chapel, 61 S. Sandusky St.

8 p.m. Oct. 28, 2008 – The Ohio Wesleyan University Chamber Orchestra, featuring conductor Kenichiro Matsuda. The event will take place in University Hall’s Gray Chapel, 61 S. Sandusky St.

3:15 p.m. Nov. 2, 2008 – Senior recital featuring Catherine Sheehan, clarinet; and Matthew Wentzel, saxophone. The event will take place in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.

8 p.m. Nov. 7-8, 2008; 2 p.m. Nov. 9, 2008 – Ohio Wesleyan’s annual Opera Theater, directed by Jason Hiester. The event will take place in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St. Call (740) 368-3700 for tickets.

8 p.m. Nov. 11, 2008 – Faculty/guest recital featuring WindWorks Chamber Ensemble. The event will take place in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.

3:15 p.m. Nov. 16, 2008 – Ohio Wesleyan’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble, directed by Larry Griffin. The event will take place in University Hall’s Gray Chapel, 61 S. Sandusky St.

8 p.m. Nov. 18, 2008 – Ohio Wesleyan’s Park Avenue Jazz Ensemble, directed by Larry Griffin. The event will take place in University Hall’s Gray Chapel, 61 S. Sandusky St.

3:15 p.m. Dec. 7, 2008 – Ohio Wesleyan’s Choral Art Society, directed by Jason Hiester. The event will take place in University Hall’s Gray Chapel, 61 S. Sandusky St.

3:15 p.m. Jan. 18, 2009 – Faculty recital featuring Carpe Diem String Quartet with Cameron Bennett, piano. The event will take place in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.

3:15 p.m. Jan. 25, 2009 – Senior recital featuring Jessica Merrill, soprano. The event will take place in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.

8 p.m. Feb. 19-21, 2009 – “OWU / NOW,” a three-concert festival celebrating the music of our time. On Feb. 19 and 20, Ohio Wesleyan presents “The Music of Our Time.” On Feb. 21, the university presents “Schickele Mix,” hosted by Peter Schickele. All three events will take place in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.

3:15 p.m. March 22, 2009 – Ohio Wesleyan’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble, directed by Larry Griffin. The event will take place in University Hall’s Gray Chapel, 61 S. Sandusky St.

8 p.m. March 24, 2009 – Ohio Wesleyan’s Park Avenue Jazz Ensemble, directed by Larry Griffin. The event will take place in University Hall’s Gray Chapel, 61 S. Sandusky St.

3:15 p.m. March 29, 2009 – Ohio Wesleyan’s Choral Art Society, conducted by Michael Martin. The event will take place in University Hall’s Gray Chapel, 61 S. Sandusky St.

3:15 p.m. April 5, 2009 – Faculty recital featuring Marilyn Nims, mezzo soprano; and Mariko Kaneda, piano. The event will take place in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.

8:00 p.m. April 14, 2009 – Faculty recital featuring Charles Wetherbee, violin; and Cameron Bennett, piano. The event will take place in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.

8 p.m. April 21, 2009 – Ohio Wesleyan University Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Kenichiro Matsuda. The event will take place in University Hall’s Gray Chapel, 61 S. Sandusky St.

Performing Arts Series

The Performing Arts Series features an array of top-notch guest performers. Admission to each event is $20 for the general public and $5 for senior citizens and non-Ohio Wesleyan students with a valid ID. Admission is free for Ohio Wesleyan students. Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketweb.com or by calling (740) 368-3629.

8 p.m. Sept. 6, 2008 – “Robert Post: POST Comedy Theatre” in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave. More details at www.robertpost.org.

8 p.m. Jan. 24, 2009 – Directed by Indira Satyapriya, artists from the Nalanda School of Dance will perform on the Main Stage in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave. The professional dance artists, including Anish V. Doshi, Santha Parmeshwaran, and others, will showcase traditional and contemporary dances based on the Bharatnatyam style, one of the major classical dance styles of India.

8 p.m. Feb. 22, 2009 – “Peter Schickele & PDQ Bach: The Jekyll & Hyde Tour,” starring Peter Schickele. The show will take place in University Hall’s Gray Chapel, 61 S. Sandusky St. More details at www.schickele.com.

8 p.m. March 21, 2009 – Jens Lindemann, “North America’s preeminent trumpet soloist,” will perform in University Hall’s Gray Chapel, 61 S. Sandusky St. More details at trumpetsolo.com.

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. 21 to Sept. 21, 2008 – “Disappearing Landscapes of Delaware County,” featuring colored pencil, oil, and acrylic works by Linda Wesner in the Lynn Mayhew Gallery; “Remembering Delaware,” featuring city memorabilia in the West Gallery, both part of the Delaware County Bicentennial Celebration.

Aug. 21 to Oct. 12, 2008 – “Vintage Quilts of Delaware County,” part of the Delaware County Bicentennial Celebration, in the Barbara Kuhlman Gallery.

Oct. 1 to Nov. 16, 2008 – “Cultivating a Greener Campus,” in conjunction with Ohio Wesleyan’s 2008-09 Sagan National Colloquium.

Dec. 4, 2008 to Feb. 8, 2009 – “Wanda Ewing Prints & Paintings” in the Kuhlman and Mayhew galleries; selections from Ross Art Museum’s permanent collection in the West Gallery. Ewing’s art uses imagery found in popular culture to address issues of race, beauty, sexuality, and identity.

Feb. 19 to April 5, 2009 – “Recurring Themes,” featuring the works of Paul Henri Bourguignon. His later paintings have been described “expressionistic, often with whimsical, vulnerable, or tragic figures revealed in delightfully complex interactions of brushstrokes and texture.”

April 18 to May 10, 2009 – Ohio Wesleyan Senior Fine Art Show.

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 47 states and 50 countries. Visit www.owu.edu for more information.