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Fall Semester 2019

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Accent on the Arts! 2019 – 2020 Concert Series

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Auditions for the Fall Semester Student Production – The Servant of Two Masters

Monday, September 9 at 6 p.m.
Tuesday, September 10 at 6 p.m.

PA 111

Contact jeremy_meier@owens.edu to schedule an audition.

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Billy Jackson, Scottish Harpist

Billy Jackson, Scottish Harpist

Sunday, September 15, 2019
Workshop at 1 p.m.
Concert at 4 p.m.
CFPA Mainstage Theatre
Workshop and concert are free and open to all.

Pipe Up!  Learn how to develop creative arrangements and perform them by using devices such as intros, bridges and “outros”. Pipe tunes are such an integral part of traditional Irish and Scottish music. You will get some useful ideas on how to expand your Scottish repertoire and how to select tunes from non-harp instrumental collections from William, who not only plays harp but the pipes as well. Tunes will be taught by ear. Bring a recording device (or just use your cellphone!). ALL ARE WELCOME!

Sponsored by: The Northwest Ohio Chapter of the American Harp Society and the Owens Department of Fine & Performing Arts

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The Debate over the Constitution: Dramatic Readings

Tuesday, September 17 at 6 p.m.
Center for Fine and Performing Arts Studio Theatre
Free and open to faculty, staff, students and the public.

The Constitution Convention of 1787 brought forth a vigorous debate. Should the Constitution be written at all? What form should it take? Should it be ratified by the States?

In a series of dramatic readings by faculty from the School of Liberal Arts, the thoughts of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Abigail Adams, Thomas Paine, Thomas Jefferson and others will be voiced.

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Owens Concert Band Fall Concert

Directed by Fred Dais

Sunday, October 6 at 2:30 p.m.
CFPA Theatre
Free admission

The Fall Concert will feature a variety of musical styles including marches the “Fireman’s Quick Step”, and the “Great Waldo Pepper March.”  A Latin flavor will be added with the “Habanera” from the opera Carmen, and popular music  from “Pirates of the Caribbean”, Ray Charles, and Tony Bennett.  Featured will be Soprano Jodi Jobuck, singing the jazz favorites “Yes Indeed” and “I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin” from the musical Porgy and Bess. FREE refreshments served after the program.

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Owens Voices of Children Performance

Directed by Dr. Janet Brehm-Ziegler

Tuesday, October 29 at 7 p.m.
CFPA Rotunda
Free admission

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Student Theater Production – Carlo Goldoni’s The Servant of Two Masters

Student Theater Production – Carlo Goldoni’s The Servant of Two Masters

Translated by Jeffrey Hatcher and Paolo Emilio Landi
Directed by Chloe Whiting Stevenson

Get your tickets now!
$12 for general public; $8 for students; staff, faculty and alumni
CFPA Theatre

November 7 at 7:30 p.m. >>
November 8 at 7:30 p.m. >>
November 9 at 7:30 p.m. >>
November 10 at 3 p.m. >>

A cross between traditional Italian commedia, circus and vaudeville, this adapted version of Goldoni’s classic pits the madcap servant Truffaldino against masters, mistresses, lovers, lawyers and twenty-seven plates of meatballs.

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19th Annual Faculty Recital – Denise Grupp-Verbon, Harpist

Wednesday, November 13 at 7 p.m.
PA 111
Free admission

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12th Annual Theatre Express

Saturday, November 16 at 7:30
CFPA Theatre
Free admission

Twenty-four actors perform brand new plays by six playwrights. A theatre-fest of plays written, staged and then performed in a 24 hour time frame!

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Electric Lunch with Eric Wallack

Monday, November 25 at Noon
CFPA Rotunda
Free admission

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Owens Pop Ensemble Concert

Directed by Eric Wallack

Tuesday, November 26 at 2 p.m.
CFPA Rotunda
Free admission

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Owens Voices Choir Performance

Directed by Dr. Janet Brehm-Ziegler

Tuesday, December 3 at 7 p.m.
CFPA Theatre
Free admission

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Owens Concert Band Holiday Concert

Directed by Fred Dais
Sunday, December 8 at 2:30 p.m.
CFPA Theatre
Free admission

Be sure to celebrate Christmas 2019 with us at Owens Community College.  Familiar songs of the holidays will be presented including Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride”, “A Christmas Pageant Overture” and a “Merry Brassy Christmas “.  Also performed will be marches,  songs from “Mister Roger’s Neighborhood”, the patriotic “Lest We Forget”, and “Persuasion” featuring Alto Saxophone soloist  Gary Herren.  After the concert free refreshments will be served in the theater lobby and contributions will be accepted by the Cherry Street Mission to help feed the homeless during the Christmas Season.

Accent on the Arts! Concert Series


Grande Royale Ukulelists of the Black Swamp

Grande Royale Ükulelists of the Black Swamp

Saturday, September 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Free admission
Mainstage Theatre

The Grande Royale Ükulelists of the Black Swamp (“GRÜBS”) are a quartet who sing and play all kinds of music on all kinds of ukuleles.


Homegrownups

Homegrownups

Monday, December 2 at 7:30 p.m.
Free admission
Mainstage Theatre

Homegrownups is an indie rock band, founded in 2017 by four friends who met at the University of Toledo. Their music draws influence from bands like Catfish and the Bottlemen, The Killers, and The 1975. Their sound drew people in from their first gig.


Nicolas Carter

Nicolas Carter

Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
Free admission
Mainstage Theatre

Nicolas Carter is a talented and versatile international harpist, born in Minnesota and raised in Paraguay where he learned to play the Paraguayan harp. Carter creates unique performances blending his musicianship and skills as an artist/storyteller. Carter has been composing, recording, teaching and performing for more than 25 years and has played in the U.S., Latin America, Europe and Israel.


The 78s

The 78s

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
Free admission
Mainstage Theatre

From their choice of songs to the quirky way they deliver them, The 78s are a unique musical experience, upbeat and full of smiles and melody; multi-instrumentalists, Brett and Faith will capture your ears and your heart.