The 2007-08 school year kicks off with Paths Crossing Paths, a workshop at which music students will have the opportunity to work with performers from the African-American Cross-Cultural Works' Blues and Jazz Festival of Yellow Springs. This event will take place at 4:15 p.m. Sept. 7 in Krieg Hall.
The first recital of the academic year is the once-monthly M & M recital, a performance by various music students and faculty members who will perform solo or small ensemble pieces. The event is slated for 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, in Krieg Hall.
On Sept. 26, Wittenberg students have the unique opportunity to see a production of the Tony Award-winning musical Hairspray, sponsored by the Springfield Arts Council as part of the Broadway and Beyond Series. The performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, in Kuss Auditorium in the Clark State Performing Arts Center, located at 300 S. Fountain Ave. Admission prices vary. Contact the Springfield Arts Council at (937) 328-3874 for more information.
The Wittenberg Choir, directed by Professor of Music Donald Busarow, will perform the annual Wittenberg Choir Variety Show for Family Weekend at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28 and 29, in Krieg Hall. The performance will consist of individual acts, small group pieces and performances by the whole choir. The event is co-chaired by Wittenberg Choir Director Steven Wolgast. Admission is $3 for students and $5 for adults.
The month concludes with a memorial concert titled A Musical Celebration of the Life of Thomas A. Kennedy, Jr. Kennedy, associate professor of music and director of band and orchestra at Wittenberg University from 1991 until he took a medical leave of absence in 2005, passed away on June 15 after a long battle with brain cancer. The concert will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, in Weaver Chapel. It will feature the Wittenberg Symphonic Band, Wittenberg Singers, Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra, TOFT, Kennedy Quartet and a flute choir comprised of friends, colleagues and former students. The flute choir will premiere a piece written by a friend of Kennedy's in his memory called "The Lost Flute."
Written By: Rachel Morgan '08
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