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Ohio Wesleyan University Announces 2011-2012 Arts Calendar of Events

Last Updated February 10, 2012

DELAWARE, OH – Ohio Wesleyan University has announced its 2011-2012 lineup of theatre & dance, music, and visual arts events. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public. The OWU campus is located north of Columbus in downtown Delaware.

OHIO WESLEYAN PERFORMING ARTS SERIES (visiting, professional artists)

8 p.m. Sept. 3 – Inlet Dance Theatre, an innovative contemporary dance company from Cleveland, will perform on the Main Stage in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $5 for non-Ohio Wesleyan students and senior citizens, and free for OWU students and employees. Tickets may be reserved by emailing paseries@owu.edu, visiting the PAS website, or calling (740) 368-3629.

8 p.m. Nov. 11 – Norman Greenberg Duo—dynamic performers of traditional and early music folk using fiddles, flutes, violins, vielles, pipes, keyboards, and voice—will perform in Jemison Auditorium in Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $5 for non-Ohio Wesleyan students and senior citizens, and free for OWU students and employees. Tickets may be reserved by emailing paseries@owu.edu, visiting the PAS website, or calling (740) 368-3629.

8 p.m. Feb. 3, 2012 – The Rose Ensemble, vocal musicians who strive to stir emotions, challenge minds, and lift spirits, will perform “Land of Three Faiths: Music of Mediterranean Jews, Christians and Muslims,” in Gray Chapel in University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $5 for non-Ohio Wesleyan students and senior citizens, and free for OWU students and employees. Tickets may be reserved by emailing paseries@owu.edu, visiting the PAS website, or calling (740) 368-3629. This event is co-sponsored with the OWU Department of Religion.

8 p.m. Feb. 10, 2012 – Actor Anthony Zerbe presents the poetry of E.E. Cummings, in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave. Tickets are $20 for general admission, $5 for non-Ohio Wesleyan students and senior citizens, and free for OWU students and employees. Tickets may be reserved by emailing paseries@owu.edu, visiting the PAS website, or calling (740) 368-3629.

OHIO WESLEYAN DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC (September-December 2011)

3:15 p.m. Sept. 18 – OWU Faculty Recital featuring Mariko Kaneda (piano), David Niwa (violin), and Pei-An Chao (cello), in Jemison Auditorium in Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.

3:15 p.m. Sept. 25 – OWU Senior Student Recital by tenor Keith Tankersley, accompanied by faculty member Mariko Kaneda on piano, in Jemison Auditorium in Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.

8 p.m. Sept. 27 – OWU Faculty/Guest Recital featuring Nancy Gamso (woodwinds) and WindWorks, in Jemison Auditorium in Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.

5 p.m. Oct. 1 – OWU Department of Music Ensemble Concert in Gray Chapel in University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St.

3:15 p.m. Oct. 9 – OWU Faculty Recital featuring Larry Griffin on trumpet and Mariko Kaneda on piano, in Jemison Auditorium in Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.

8 p.m. Oct. 23 – OWU Senior Student Recital featuring Jabez Co, accompanied by faculty member Mariko Kaneda on piano, in Jemison Auditorium in Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St.

8 p.m. Nov. 4 & 5, and 2 p.m. Nov. 6 – OWU’s Opera Theater, directed by faculty member Jason Hiester, in Jemison Auditorium in Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $7 for students, OWU employees, and senior citizens. Tickets may be reserved by calling (740) 368-3700.

3:15 p.m. Nov. 13 – OWU’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble, directed by faculty member Larry Griffin, in Gray Chapel in University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St.

8 p.m. Nov. 15 – OWU’s Park Avenue Jazz Ensemble, directed by faculty member Larry Griffin, in Gray Chapel in University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St.

8 p.m. Nov. 29 – OWU Chamber Orchestra, directed by Michael Malone, in Gray Chapel in University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St.

6 p.m. Dec. 4 – OWU’s Choral Art Society presents a concert with the Civil War theme, directed by faculty member Jason Hiester, in Gray Chapel in University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St.

3:15 p.m. March 25, 2012 – The Ohio Wesleyan Department of Music presents a concert by the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, conducted by Larry Griffin, in Gray Chapel in University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St.

8 p.m. March 27, 2012 – The Ohio Wesleyan Department of Music presents a concert by the Park Avenue Jazz Ensemble, conducted by faculty member Larry Griffin, in Gray Chapel in University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St.

3:15 p.m. April 1, 2012 – The Ohio Wesleyan Department of Music presents a concert by the Choral Art Society in Gray Chapel in University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St.

8 p.m. April 17, 2012 – The Ohio Wesleyan Department of Music presents a Chamber Orchestra concert, directed by Michael Malone, in Gray Chapel in University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St.

OHIO WESLEYAN DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE & DANCE

8 p.m. Sept. 22 – “Freshman Scenes,” on the Main Stage in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave. This performance may contain adult themes and language.

8 p.m. Sept. 30, Oct. 1, 7, & 8 and 2 p.m. Oct. 9 – “Hedda Gabler,” a classic psychological drama by Henrik Ibsen that has been adapted for modern audiences, in the Studio Theatre in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave. Caught in a trapped and unfulfilled life, Hedda battles for the preservation of her dignity and integrity with intense and startling final results. This production is not appropriate for young children. General admission tickets are $10; $5 for non-OWU students, senior citizens, and OWU employees. OWU students with a valid ID receive free admission through a grant from the Wesleyan Council on Student Affairs. Reserve tickets by calling (740) 368-3855 between 9 a.m. and noon or 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. Group rates are available.

8 p.m. Nov. 4, 5, 11, & 12, and 2 p.m. Nov. 13 – “Dear Brutus,” a comedic romp set during a weekend at a country estate, on the Main Stage in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave. General admission tickets are $10; $5 for non-OWU students, senior citizens, and OWU employees. OWU students with a valid ID receive free admission through a grant from the Wesleyan Council on Student Affairs. Reserve tickets by calling (740) 368-3855 between 9 a.m. and noon or 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. Group rates are available.

8 p.m. Dec. 2, 3 – “Student-Directed One Act Plays,” on the Main Stage Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave. These productions may contain adult themes and language.

8 p.m. March 2, 3, 2012 – “Orchesis 2012,” an annual contemporary dance concert, on the Main Stage in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave. General admission tickets are $10; $5 for non-OWU students, senior citizens, and OWU employees. OWU students with a valid ID receive free admission through a grant from the Wesleyan Council on Student Affairs. Reserve tickets by calling (740) 368-3855 between 9 a.m. and noon or 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. Group rates are available.

8 p.m. April 13, 14, 20, & 21, and 2 p.m. April 22, 2012 – “Ring Around the Moon,” a witty, whimsical comedy about mistaken identities and misguided love, on the Main Stage in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave. General admission tickets are $10; $5 for non-OWU students, senior citizens, and OWU employees. OWU students with a valid ID receive free admission through a grant from the Wesleyan Council on Student Affairs. Reserve tickets by calling (740) 368-3855 between 9 a.m. and noon or 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. Group rates are available.

2011 SAGAN NATIONAL COLLOQUIUM

7 p.m. Oct. 6 – African folk music public lecture and performance by James Makubuya, Ph.D., a music department faculty member at Wabash College, in the Benes Rooms in Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave. The theme of the 2011 colloquium is “Africa: Governance, Equity, and Global Citizenship.” Learn about other colloquium events at the SNC website.

RICHARD M. ROSS ART MUSEUM

Aug. 18 through Sept. 16 – Sculptures by emeritus professor Ebb Haycock and paintings by Marilyn Ashbrook, OWU Class of 1952, will be on display in the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St. Gallery hours are 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 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Sept. 29 through Nov. 13 – Photography by Susan Paulsen, OWU Class of 1980, and paintings by Dennison Griffith, OWU Class of 1974, in the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St. Gallery hours are 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 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Dec. 1 through Feb. 5, 2012 – The Ohio Wesleyan Fine Arts Department Faculty Show, in the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St. The museum 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 p.m. to 5 p.m. (The museum will be closed during holiday break from Dec. 17 to Jan. 8, 2012.)

Feb. 14 through April 1, 2012 – Hand-crafted furniture by Jim Zivic, OWU Class of 1983, and paintings by Randall Tiedman, in the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St. The museum 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 p.m. to 5 p.m. (The museum will be closed during spring break from March 10 through March 18.)

April 14 through May 13, 2012 – The 2012 Ohio Wesleyan Senior Fine Arts Majors Exhibit, in the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St. The museum 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 p.m. to 5 p.m.

GALLERY 2001

Through September – “Chronic Disquietude,” an exhibit of sculptures by article Carol Boram-Hayes, in Gallery 2001 in Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Aug. 21. Regular hours will resume when classes start Aug. 22: Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m., Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.

ALUMNI GALLERY

Aug. 23 through Sept. 16 – “Responding to the Land,” an exhibit of collages by Pamela Becker, OWU Class of 1964, in the Alumni Gallery in Mowry Alumni Center, 16 Rowland Ave. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.


Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier small, private universities, with more than 90 undergraduate majors, sequences, and courses of study, and 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Located in Delaware, Ohio, just minutes north of Ohio’s capital and largest city, Columbus, the university combines a globally focused curriculum with off-campus learning and leadership opportunities that translate classroom theory into real-world practice. OWU’s close-knit community of 1,850 students represents 45 states and 52 countries. Ohio Wesleyan was named to the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with distinction, is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” and is included on the “best colleges” lists of U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. Learn more at www.owu.edu.