Ohio Wesleyan Performing Arts Series to Feature Chamber Music Ensemble

Conundrum – featuring Marianne Breneman, clarinet; Danielle Hundley, flute; Mary Elizabeth Southworth, soprano; and Philip Amalong, piano – will perform at 8 p.m. April 23 as part of Ohio Wesleyan University’s Performing Arts Series. Tickets are available now. (Photo courtesy of Conundrum)

Conundrum – featuring Marianne Breneman, clarinet; Danielle Hundley, flute; Mary Elizabeth Southworth, soprano; and Philip Amalong, piano – will perform at 8 p.m. April 23 as part of Ohio Wesleyan University’s Performing Arts Series. Tickets are available now. (Photo courtesy of Conundrum)

DELAWARE, Ohio – Conundrum, a contemporary chamber music ensemble, will present a concert April 23, as part of the 2013-2014 Ohio Wesleyan Performing Arts Series. The performance will include original works created by OWU students in assistant music professor Jennifer Jolley’s composition studio.

Conundrum – featuring Mary Elizabeth Southworth, soprano; Danielle Hundley, flute; Marianne Breneman, clarinet; and Philip Amalong, piano – will perform at 8 p.m. April 23 in Jemison Auditorium inside Ohio Wesleyan’s Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware.

According to the group, Conundrum “was born of the idea that a chamber music ensemble built on friendship and mutual respect combined with expansive virtuosity and a love for communication will captivate an audience.”

And the group, indeed, captivates, says Jim McCutcheon, director of concerts for the Dayton Art Institute. “Each piece is an exquisite diamond with each musician one of its facets, finding the perfect fit, with a luster that is clear and polished,” McCutcheon states.

Conundrum’s recent appearances have included the Dayton Art Institute as well as the LaSalle Foundation Series, Carnegie Arts Center, and Cincinnati Art Museum. Learn more about Conundrum and its effort to “get outside the (music) box” at www.conundrummusic.com.

Tickets for Conundrum are $20 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens and non-Ohio Wesleyan students (with a valid school ID). Tickets are free for OWU students and employees with a valid university ID. Tickets may be purchased online at www.ticketweb.com, by phone message at (740) 368-3629, or by email at paseries@owu.edu. Learn more about Ohio Wesleyan’s annual Performing Arts Series at http://pas.owu.edu.


Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier small, private universities. Ohio Wesleyan offers more than 90 undergraduate majors, minors, and concentrations, and 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. OWU combines an internationally focused curriculum with off-campus learning and leadership opportunities that connect classroom theory with real-world practice. Located in Delaware, Ohio, OWU’s 1,850 students represent 41 states and 45 countries. The university is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” listed on the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction, and included on the “best colleges” lists of U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review. Learn more at www.owu.edu.

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