Morris glassworks exhibit extended at DAI
By popular demand, The Dayton Art Institute has announced the special exhibition, William Morris: Myth, Object and the Animal, will be extended through Aug. 2. The amazing works of blown glass have fascinated audiences over the several months since the exhibition opened in February.
William Morris is among the pioneering artists who brought attention to studio glass art as a medium for contemporary expression. After serving as Dale Chihuly’s chief “gaffer,” or master glassblower, he opened his own studio in 1980. Morris, who recently retired from working in glass, has work represented in museums across the United States and throughout the world.
The Dayton Art Institute’s showing of this is presented by the museum’s 90th Anniversary sponsors, The Virginia W. Kettering Foundation, The Berry Family Foundation, Premier Health Partners, The Dayton Power and Light Company Foundation and Miller-Valentine Group, with support from DoubleTree Hotel. The exhibition was organized by the William Morris Studio in Stanwood, Washington.
Auditions for Cabaret at Dayton Playhouse
The Dayton Playhouse is happy to announce auditions for Cabaret, directed by Chris Harmon, on July 6 and 7 at 7 p.m. in the Dayton Playhouse Lobby. Those auditioning are asked to prepare one minute (16 bars) of a Broadway style song.
An accompanist and CD player will be provided. Please be ready and dressed to learn a dance combination. Those auditioning only need to appear on one of the audition nights and are asked to bring a list of conflicts from July 13 – Sept. 13.
Callbacks will be Wednesday, July 8 at 7 p.m. and will consist of singing from the show, cold readings and dance. Performances will be Aug. 28 – Sept, 13 at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. on Sundays.
You can email the director with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gem City Chorus to perform July 12
The Gem City Chorus of Sweet Adelines will present a musical tribute to America, “A Star-Spangled Celebration”, on Sunday, July 12 at 2 p.m. at the Centerville High School Performing Arts Center, 500 East Franklin St., Centerville, Ohio.
There will be guest quartets, including the hilarious men’s quartet, “Bustin’ Loose,” as well as door prizes, a fine jewelry raffle, and a 50/50 raffle.
Reserved seats are $12/$15 in advance and $15/$20 at the door. Call (937)433-1014 for tickets. View Chorus information at: www.gemcitychorus.org.
Giving Strings music now available
Attention all Giving Strings Musicians: The Giving Strings music is available for pickup at 158 E. Dixon Ave (one block south of Shafor Park). Anyone wishing to be a part of the orchestra should pick up a part, which is available any time. Some pieces of interest on the program include Eine Kleine Nachtmusik by Mozart, Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto in D, and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
The rehearsal is on Friday, Aug.7 at 7 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 3440 Shroyer Rd., Kettering, and the concert is on Saturday, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. at Shafor Park in Oakwood.
OBPA congratulates OHS Band for great year
Meredith Hollingsworth and Maggie Light-Scotece were each awarded $1000 scholarships by the Oakwood Band Parents Association. They wrote winning essays on how being a member of the Oakwood Band shaped their high school experience.
The Oakwood Band Parents Association congratulates Director Ron Nelson and the student musicians on their achievements during the past year. This school year saw great progress in the bands across the district.
All of the ensembles performed at a high level—at community performances, football and basketball games, and in concert as well. The Oakwood High School Band rated a “superior” performance at the Ohio Music Education Association state contest. The Junior High Band received an “excellent” rating and won second place at the Kings Island Music in the Parks event in May. And, the elementary school bands marched with the Junior High band in the parade on That Day in May.
The High School Band honored its graduating seniors this spring and awarded special awards to several of its members. Timothy Grannen received the Frederick R. Walker Award for exemplifying the spirit of community service. Hannah Enloe received the national John Philip Sousa Award, an honor for which she was selected by her fellow band members. Also, the Oakwood Band Parents Association awarded two $1000 scholarships to Meredith Hollingsworth and Maggie Light-Scotece.
The National Association for Music Education reports that the benefits of studying music extend to every area of achievement including success in school, success in employmentand in developing language and memory skills. Thank you to the Oakwood community for enthusiastic support of our bands throughout the year—the community’s cheers and patronage are a large part of the success of our program.
June 30, 2009
Volume 18, No. 26
The Oregon District