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ONU Symphony to present ‘Multiculturalism in the New World’

Feb 19, 2019

The Ohio Northern Symphony, under the direction of Travis Jürgens, will present a concert, “Multiculturalism in the New World,” at 7 p.m. on Feb. 24 in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts.

The program will feature the ONU Gospel Ensemble under the direction of Adriane Thompson Bradshaw, vice president for student affairs, performing “Changed,” “Broken But I’m Healed” and “Anthem of Praise.”

Hans Utter, guest sitar player, will perform his own works based on the North Indian Hindustani musical tradition. Utter is a multi-instrumentalist, ethnomusicologist and educator. Since 1993, he has studied sitar and tabla with India’s top musicians. He holds a diploma in sitar from Benares Hindu University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from Ohio State University.

After intermission, the orchestra will perform Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 in E minor “From the New World.” Dvořák wrote this popular symphony during a summer he spent in the small Czech village of Spillville, Iowa. He used folk tunes from African-Americans and Native Americans to create a new American style.

Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 for ONU faculty and staff, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students. The Freed Center box office is open Monday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Phone orders are accepted with American Express, MasterCard, VISA or Discover by calling 419-772-1900. Tickets also are available online at ticketing.onu.edu.

Ohio Northern University Wind Orchestra to present ‘British Wind Band Classics’ program

The Ohio Northern University Wind Orchestra will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 28 in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts. Music Director Antoine T. Clark will conduct a program titled “British Wind Band Classics,” featuring works by William Walton, Ralph Vaughn Williams, Gustav Holst, Gordon Jacob and Percy Grainger. Erin Helgeson Torres, flute instructor at ONU, will feature as soloist on Martin Ellerby’s “Neapolitan Serenade.”

Tickets are $20 for general admission, $15 for ONU faculty and staff, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students. The Freed Center box office is open Monday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Phone orders are accepted with American Express, MasterCard, VISA or Discover by calling 419-772-1900. Tickets also are available online at ticketing.onu.edu.

Ohio Northern University cello recital features faculty members Alan Smith and Pamela Ashmore

The Ohio Northern University Department of Music will present a cello recital at 8 p.m. on Feb. 25 in the Presser Hall recital hall at ONU. The event is free and open to the public.

The recital features cellist Alan Smith accompanied by Pamela Ashmore on piano. Smith is an ONU instructor of cello, and Ashmore is an ONU instructor of piano. The program will include an eclectic mix of classic and contemporary pieces, from composers such as Bach, Granados, Faure, Rachmaninov, Brahms and Mexican composer Emmanuel Arias y Lunas.