Ohio Wesleyan University Announces 2013-2014 Arts Calendar of Events

Ohio Wesleyan University’s annual Orchesis performances feature contemporary dance performances. The 2013-2014 showcase will be held Nov. 15-17. (Photo courtesy of Ohio Wesleyan)

Ohio Wesleyan University’s annual Orchesis performances feature contemporary dance performances. The 2013-2014 showcase will be held Nov. 15-17. (Photo courtesy of Ohio Wesleyan)

DELAWARE, Ohio – Ohio Wesleyan University has an exciting lineup of theatre & dance, music, and visual arts events planned for the 2013-2014 academic year. Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public. The Ohio Wesleyan campus is located north of Columbus in downtown Delaware. For monthly updates, visit http://events.owu.edu.

OHIO WESLEYAN PERFORMING ARTS SERIES (visiting, professional artists)

8 p.m. Sept. 6 –The Rennie Harris RHAW Hip-Hop Dance Company performs energetic, acrobatic street dances including popping, locking, house, and hip-hop social, in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens and non-Ohio Wesleyan students (with a valid school ID). Tickets are free for Ohio Wesleyan students and employees with a valid OWU 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 at http://pas.owu.edu.

8 p.m. Sept. 20 – The Pete Mills Jazz Combo presents the premiere live performance of saxophonist Mills’ latest recording, “Sweet Shadow,” with drummer Matt Wilson, guitarist Pete McCann, bassist Martin Wind, and keyboardist Erik Augis, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens and non-Ohio Wesleyan students (with a valid school ID). Tickets are free for Ohio Wesleyan students and employees with a valid OWU 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 at http://pas.owu.edu.

8 p.m. Oct. 5 – Musicians Yumi Kurosawa and Deep Singh perform on the koto (Japanese stringed instrument) and tabla (Indian drums), including traditional and modern works, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens and non-Ohio Wesleyan students (with a valid school ID). Tickets are free for Ohio Wesleyan students and employees with a valid OWU 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 at http://pas.owu.edu. 

8 p.m. Jan. 18, 2014 – Robert Post Comedy Theater: The One-Man Variety Show, featuring a performance that promises to “combine a quart of dry humor with three tablespoons of expert mime, versatile acting, and skilled juggling; add a keen sense of satire and the absurd; [and] blend in splendid timing and experience,” in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. The New York Times has said the physical comedian “merits a place on anybody’s all-star team of the goofily gifted.” Tickets are $20 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens and non-Ohio Wesleyan students (with a valid school ID). Tickets are free for Ohio Wesleyan students and employees with a valid OWU 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 at http://pas.owu.edu. 

3 p.m. March 23, 2014 – The Central Ohio Symphony, under the direction of Jaime Morales-Matos, collaborates with the Performing Arts Series to present a community celebration of peace that includes Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Ninth Symphony” featuring the Ohio Wesleyan Choral Art Society and Capriccio Chorus, and Leonard Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms” featuring the Choral Art Society. The concert will be held in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens and non-Ohio Wesleyan students (with a valid school ID). To order tickets, call the Central Ohio Symphony at (740) 362-1799 or visit www.centralohiosymphony.org. A limited supply of free tickets is available to Ohio Wesleyan students and employees with a valid OWU ID. For university tickets, email owutickets@centralohiosymphony.org. Learn more at http://pas.owu.edu or www.centralohiosymphony.org. 

8 p.m. April 23 – Conundrum – a chamber musical ensemble featuring Mary Elizabeth Southworth, soprano; Danielle Hundley, flute; Marianne Breneman, clarinet; and Philip Amalong, piano – performs “audience-oriented new music played with passion, humor, and conviction,” in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens and non-Ohio Wesleyan students (with a valid school ID). Tickets are free for Ohio Wesleyan students and employees with a valid OWU 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 at http://pas.owu.edu. 

OHIO WESLEYAN DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC

8 p.m. Sept. 8 – Clarinet trio featuring Ohio Wesleyan faculty member Mary Fetherston, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Learn more at http://music.owu.edu.

3:15 p.m. Sept. 22 – Ohio Wesleyan faculty recital featuring Jason Hiester, tenor, and Mariko Kaneda, piano, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Learn more at http://music.owu.edu. 

7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 – The Central Ohio Symphony, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. For ticket information, contact the Central Ohio Symphony by phone at (740) 362-1799 or by email at mail@centralohiosymphony.org. Learn more at www.centralohiosymphony.org.

3:15 p.m. Oct. 13 – Ohio Wesleyan faculty and guest recital featuring Mariko Kaneda, piano, and Paul Roby, violin, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Learn more at http://music.owu.edu.

8 p.m. Oct. 22 – Ohio Wesleyan faculty recital featuring Frank Chiou, piano; Mary Fetherston, cello; Jason Hiester, tenor; Kimberly McCann, horn; and Karl Pedersen, viola, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Learn more at http://music.owu.edu.

7:30 p.m. Oct. 25-26 – Celebration recitals on the newly restored, now 4,644-pipe Rexford Keller Memorial Organ featuring Alan Morrison, chair of the organ department at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and a faculty member at Westminster Choir College of Ryder University, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Learn more at http://music.owu.edu.

8 p.m. Nov. 1 – Ohio Wesleyan faculty recital featuring Frank Chiou, piano, and Elane Denny-Todd (Department of Theatre & Dance), in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Learn more at http://music.owu.edu. 

3:15 p.m. Nov. 3 – Ohio Wesleyan faculty recital featuring Gulimina Mahamuti, piano, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Learn more at http://music.owu.edu.

3:15 p.m. Nov. 10 – Ohio Wesleyan senior student recital featuring Alexandra Kirchberg, mezzo-soprano; Cory Poulton, trumpet; and Nathan Chaffee, piano, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Learn more at http://music.owu.edu.

8 p.m. Nov.12 – Ohio Wesleyan Orchestra concert, directed by Michael Malone, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Learn more at http://music.owu.edu.

7 p.m. Nov. 13 – Ohio Wesleyan composition concert featuring students of Jennifer Jolley, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Learn more at http://music.owu.edu.

8 p.m. Nov. 15 – Ohio Wesleyan guest recital featuring pianist Alexander Schimpf – winner of the 2008 German Music Competition, the 2009 International Beethoven Competition in Vienna, and the 2011 Cleveland International Piano Competition – in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Learn more at http://music.owu.edu or http://musicmasters.ch.

3:15 p.m. Nov.17 – The Symphonic Wind Ensemble, directed by Larry Griffin, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Learn more at http://music.owu.edu.

8p.m. Nov. 19 – The Park Avenue Jazz Ensemble, directed by Larry Griffin, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Learn more at http://music.owu.edu.

3:15 p.m. Nov. 21 – Ohio Wesleyan student piano recital featuring students of Gulimina Mahamuti, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Learn more at http://music.owu.edu.

7 p.m. Nov. 24 – The Handbell Choir, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Learn more at http://music.owu.edu.

3:15 p.m. Dec. 8 – Ohio Wesleyan Choral Art Society concert, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Learn more at http://music.owu.edu.

2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Dec.15 – The Central Ohio Symphony holiday concert, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. For ticket information, contact the Central Ohio Symphony by phone at (740) 362-1799 or visit www.centralohiosymphony.org.

8 p.m. Feb.7-8; 2p.m. Feb. 9, 2014 – “A Little Night Music” Opera Workshop, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $7 for senior citizens and OWU students, faculty, and staff. Learn more at http://music.owu.edu.

8 p.m. Feb. 18, 2014 – Ohio Wesleyan faculty and guest recital featuring violinists David Niwa and Leonid Polonsky, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Learn more at http://music.owu.edu.

8 p.m. April 8, 2014 – Ohio Wesleyan Orchestra concert, directed by Michael Malone, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Learn more at http://music.owu.edu. 

3:15 p.m. April 13, 2014 – The Symphonic Wind Ensemble, directed by Larry Griffin, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Learn more at http://music.owu.edu.

7 p.m. April 13, 2014 – Ohio Wesleyan senior student recital featuring Rachel Parfenchuk, soprano, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Learn more at http://music.owu.edu.

8 p.m. April 15, 2014 – The Park Avenue Jazz Ensemble, directed by Larry Griffin, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Learn more at http://music.owu.edu.

7 p.m. April 20, 2014 – Ohio Wesleyan senior student recital featuring Candace Rembert, violin, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Learn more at http://music.owu.edu. 

OHIO WESLEYAN DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE & DANCE

8 p.m. Sept. 28 – “New Student Scenes” featuring promising newcomers in scenes staged by this year’s directing class, on the Main Stage in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. This event may contain adult themes and language. For more information, visit http://theatre.owu.edu. 

8 p.m. Oct. 4-5, 11-12; 2 p.m. Oct. 13 – “The Secret War of Emma Edmonds,” the world premiere of a new play by Bonnie Milne Gardner, Ohio Wesleyan faculty member and 1977 OWU alumna. The play is based on the true story of a woman who posed as a man to serve two years in the Civil War as a soldier, postmaster, nurse, and spy. The performance, with artistic direction by Marin Leggat-Roper, will be held on the Main Stage, in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens, Ohio Wesleyan employees, and non-Ohio Wesleyan students. Admission is free for Ohio Wesleyan students with a valid OWU ID. To reserve tickets, call the Theatre Box Office at (740) 368-3855. For more information, visit http://theatre.owu.edu.

8 p.m. Oct. 25-26 – “The Stonewater Rapture,” by Doug Wright, featuring the story of two teen-agers and their adolescent awakening, in the Studio Theatre, in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. This event contains adult themes and language. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens, Ohio Wesleyan employees, and non-Ohio Wesleyan students. Admission is free for Ohio Wesleyan students with a valid OWU ID. To reserve tickets, call the Theatre Box Office at (740) 368-3855. For more information, visit http://theatre.owu.edu.

8 p.m. Nov. 15-16; 2 p.m. Nov. 17 – ORCHESIS 2014, annual contemporary dance concert highlighting original work by Ohio Wesleyan students, faculty, and guest choreographers, on the Main Stage, in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Artistic direction by Marin Leggat-Roper. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens, Ohio Wesleyan employees, and non-Ohio Wesleyan students. Admission is free for Ohio Wesleyan students with a valid OWU ID. To reserve tickets, call the Theatre Box Office at (740) 368-3855. For more information, visit http://theatre.owu.edu.

8 p.m. Dec. 6-7 – Directing Class/Playwriting Class “One Act Plays” featuring student directors and playwrights creating works that are surprising, varied, and full of fresh talent and energy, on the Main Stage, in Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. This event may contain adult themes and language. For more information, visit http://theatre.owu.edu.

8 p.m. Feb. 21-22, 28 and March 1; 2 p.m. March 2, 2014 – “Almost Maine,” by John Cariani, a whimsical, romantic comedy following the hopes, successes, regrets, and despair of nine couples on a magical mid-winter evening in the northern reaches of Maine. This play, directed by Ed Kahn, will be held in the Studio Theatre, in Ohio Wesleyan’s Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens, Ohio Wesleyan employees, and non-Ohio Wesleyan students. Admission is free for Ohio Wesleyan students with a valid OWU ID. To reserve tickets, call the Theatre Box Office at (740) 368-3855. For more information, visit http://theatre.owu.edu.

8 p.m. March 21-22, 2014 – “Laundry and Bourbon” by James McClure and “No Exit” by Jean-Paul Sartre feature students exploring wildly varied texts: one about Texas women dishing on the latest gossip and the other about strangers trapped in a parlor. This event will be held in the Studio Theatre, in Ohio Wesleyan’s Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens, Ohio Wesleyan employees, and non-Ohio Wesleyan students. Admission is free for Ohio Wesleyan students with a valid OWU ID. To reserve tickets, call the Theatre Box Office at (740) 368-3855. For more information, visit http://theatre.owu.edu. 

8 p.m. April 4-5, 11-12; 2 p.m. April 13, 2014 – “Heartbreak House,” by George Bernard Shaw, an exhilarating comic masterpiece revolving around the eccentric Captain Shotover and his family at his country estate built in the shape of a ship. Hilarious events abound at a house party where unexpected guests arrive, and love, hope, and the folly of mankind are targeted. This play, directed by Elane Denny-Todd, will be held on the Main Stage, in Ohio Wesleyan’s Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens, Ohio Wesleyan employees, and non-Ohio Wesleyan students. Admission is free for Ohio Wesleyan students with a valid OWU ID. To reserve tickets, call the Theatre Box Office at (740) 368-3855. For more information, visit http://theatre.owu.edu.

RICHARD M. ROSS ART MUSEUM

Aug. 22 through Oct. 6 – “A Portrait of Ice” by Caleb Cain Marcus, featuring photographs of glaciers, and an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Athens, Ohio, artist John Sabraw, in the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The Marcus exhibition is part of Ohio Wesleyan’s 2013 Sagan National Colloquium focusing on climate change. The museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is handicap-accessible and admission is always free. Call (740) 368-3606 or visit http://ross.owu.edu for more information.

Oct. 13 through Nov. 15 – Reclaimed wood sculptures by Columbus artist Melinda Rosenberg and drawings and paintings by Columbus artist Rod Bouc, in the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is handicap-accessible and admission is always free. Call (740) 368-3606 or visit http://ross.owu.edu for more information.

Dec. 3, 2013 through Feb. 2, 2014 – The Biennial OWU Fine Art Faculty exhibition, featuring creations by Ohio Wesleyan’s six studio professors in clay, metal, photography, printmaking, sculpture, painting, and drawing, in the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., but will be closed Dec. 20, 2013, through Jan. 13, 2014, for winter break. The museum is handicap-accessible and admission is always free. Call (740) 368-3606 or visit http://ross.owu.edu for more information.

Feb. 11 through March 30, 2014 – Ohio Wesleyan student-organized exhibition of New Mexico artists working in a variety of media and styles, in the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is handicap-accessible and admission is always free. Call (740) 368-3606 or visit http://ross.owu.edu for more information.

April 12 through May 11, 2014 – Annual juried exhibition of Ohio Wesleyan senior fine art majors, opening with a Saturday, April 12, reception, in the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is handicap-accessible and admission is always free. Call (740) 368-3606 or visit http://ross.owu.edu for more information.

May 16 through July 3, 2014 – Quilt Surface Design Symposium Invitational exhibition, featuring art quilts by former participants and teachers, in the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. The museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is handicap-accessible and admission is always free. Call (740) 368-3606 or visit http://ross.owu.edu for more information.

OHIO WESLEYAN GALLERY 2001 (Inside Beeghly Library)

Through Sept. 22 – “The Boys of Summer,” large-scale Polaroid prints of miniature baseball figurines in classic scenes by David Levinthal, in Gallery 2001 inside Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Gallery hours coincide with library hours. For the latest information, visit http://library.owu.edu/hours.htm.

Jan. 14 through Feb. 25, 2014 – “Confederate Currency: The Color of Money,” featuring prints by John W. Jones that reclaim images of slavery appearing on Confederate money, in Gallery 2001 inside Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Gallery hours coincide with library hours. For the latest information, visit http://library.owu.edu/hours.htm.

March 2 through April 2, 2014 All Student Juried Spring Show, in Gallery 2001 inside Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Gallery hours coincide with library hours. For the latest information, visit http://library.owu.edu/hours.htm.

OHIO WESLEYAN ALUMNI GALLERY (Inside Mowry Alumni Center)

Through Sept.17 – “Homecoming,” featuring etching and drypoint prints by Ohio Wesleyan graduate Sherry Smith Bell, Class of 1963, in the Alumni Gallery in Mowry Alumni Center, 16 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. For more information, visit http://ross.owu.edu.

Sept. 24 through Nov. 22 – Aerial photographs taken by Ohio Wesleyan graduate Ron Brown, Class of 1962, in the Alumni Gallery in Mowry Alumni Center, 16 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. For more information, visit http://ross.owu.edu.


Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier small, private universities, with more than 90 undergraduate majors, sequences, and courses of study, and 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Located in Delaware, Ohio, just minutes north of Ohio’s capital and largest city, Columbus, the university combines a globally focused curriculum with off-campus learning and leadership opportunities that translate classroom theory into real-world practice. OWU’s close-knit community of 1,850 students represents 41 states and 45 countries. Ohio Wesleyan was named to the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction, is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives,” and is 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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