Life in Delaware County

Free Combined Concert Under The Stars

8 Aug , 2022  

By 1808Delaware; City of Powell

When two area performing arts organization join later this month to present an individual program and a joint finale, there is sure to be music to please just about everyone.

For the first time in each orchestra’s history, the Powell Community Band and the Worthington Civic Band will come together to perform at Summer Sunday Concert on the Green on Sunday, August 28. The event will take place at Village Green Park in downtown Powell.

This free, outdoor concert will showcase each band with their own individual set then bring them together for a combined grand finale, performing a variety of music including jazz, marches, show tunes, patriotic, classics, and more.

The event will be held on Sunday, August 28, at 7 PM. Admission is free.

Concertgoers are invited to bring blankets and chairs for seating. Food and non-alcoholic beverages are permitted to be brought into the park. Alcohol is not permitted except through the Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) which will be in place through 10pm the evening of the concert. More…

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Life in Delaware County

A Musical Summer With Harmony In The Park

8 Jul , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

Is there a better way to spend a summer evening than relaxing while listening to music?

How about being able to do so while sitting in a beautiful park setting?

That opportunity is available on select Sunday evenings at the Bicentennial Park gazebo at Washington Street and Park Avenue in Delaware with the return of the popular Harmony in the Park Concert Series.

While most of the lineup for the remainder of the summer has been set, a few days are open for area musical groups (see list below) – at least they were open as of July 6. Upcoming concerts are as follows:

  • July 10: Buckeye Valley Alumni Band
  • July 17: Ralphie and The Now Forgotten
  • July 24: Open-Call to Reserve your band (740-203-1450)
  • July 31: Open-Call To Reserve your band (740-203-1450)
  • August 7: Meak Quartet
  • August 14: Blue Limestone Project
  • August 21: Trombones Plus

On the last Sunday of August, an Ice Cream Social will be held. From 6 to 7 PM, the group “Of Sounds Minds” will be providing entertainment. The slot from 7 to 8 PM is open – Call To Reserve your band (740-203-1450).

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OWU

Sights And Sounds On Sandusky: OWU Announces 2022-2023 Event Schedule

21 Jun , 2022  

By Cole Hatcher

Ohio Wesleyan University’s Department of Performing Arts invites the community to attend the many concerts, recitals, and plays planned for OWU’s 2022-2023 academic year.

Please note that all event information is subject to change throughout the year. For the latest details and newest campus events, visit owu.edu/events or “like” www.facebook.com/OhioWesleyanUniversityNews.

MUSIC EVENTS

7 p.m. Oct. 2 – Ohio Wesleyan music faculty and guest recital featuring Columbus Symphony Orchestra members Alicia Hui and Robert Firdman, violins; Karl Pedersen, viola; and Wendy Morton, cello, presenting a program of string quartets by Brahms and Grieg, in Jemison Auditorium inside Sanborn Hall, 23 Elizabeth St., Delaware. Admission is free. For more information, visit owu.edu/PerformingArts.

8 p.m. Oct. 11 – Ohio Wesleyan’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble, conducted by professor Richard Edwards, in Gray Chapel inside University Hall, 61 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Admission is free. For more information, visit owu.edu/PerformingArts. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Symphony Performing At Asbury Methodist Church

16 Jun , 2022  

In a first of its kind event, the Central Ohio Symphony will perform a short chamber concert featuring two very unusual instruments, the theremin and the harpsichord, as solo instruments in new music. Music Director Jaime Morales-Matos will lead the musicians and special guest artists in the two-works concert on Tuesday, June 28, at 7:30 p.m. at Asbury Methodist Church, 55 W. Lincoln Ave. in Delaware.

The guest artists for the concert are Caroline Scruggs, theremin, and Michael Delfin, harpsichord. Scruggs, who resides in Virginia, will be performing “Concerto for Theremin and Chamber Orchestra” by Columbus composer Linda Kernohan. Delfin, a Cincinnati artist, will perform “Dead White Man Music” a concerto for harpsichord and chamber ensemble by Evan Williams. Both pieces are being presented as part of the Symphony’s NEA and Ohio Arts Council funded project, “Play It Again,” giving new music a second or third playing after its debut. More…

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Life in Delaware County

The Fourth Of July Is Around The Corner

14 Jun , 2022  

Special to 1808Delaware

It seems hard to believe that the time is already here to look ahead at Independence Day and all that that entails.

The City of Delaware’s annual Independence Day celebration will take place on Monday, July 4.

Fireworks, sponsored by community supporters and the City of Delaware, will launch from the traditional location at the City’s Cherry Street property, with viewing along Henry Street, Sandusky Street and the Ohio Wesleyan University athletic practice fields. Fireworks on July 4 will begin about 10 PM.

Prior to fireworks, the Central Ohio Symphony will perform its traditional outdoor concert on the Ohio Wesleyan University campus at 7:30 pm. Outdoor seating will be on the Phillips Glen lawn. More information is here. More…

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Life in Delaware County

World’s Greatest Trumpeter To Help Symphony Close Current Season

16 May , 2022  

World renowned musician Pacho Flores, considered by many to be the greatest trumpet player today, and a performance of Ellis Island: The Dream of America by Peter Boyer, will close out the Central Ohio Symphony’s 43rd season, presented through the PNC Arts Alive initiative.

Music Director Jaime Morales-Matos and the musicians of the Central Ohio Symphony will take the stage on May 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Gray Chapel Auditorium, located on the Ohio Wesleyan University campus.

This concert was originally scheduled for 2020 but was postponed because of the pandemic. Those tickets are still valid. Symphony Executive Director Warren W. Hyer said that seat assignments might have changed so ticketholders should call the office to check their proper seats. More…

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Schools

Delaware Hayes Performers Hit New York City

5 Apr , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

The beauty of a magnificent church on New York City’s Park Avenue will be enhanced this Friday by musicians from right here in Delaware County.

The Symphonic Choir, Hayes Players, and Symphony Orchestra from Delaware Hayes High School will be performing this Friday at 2 PM. The setting for the performance is the National Historic Landmark St. Bartholomew’s Church.

Commonly referred to as “St. Bart’s,” the church is home to a historic parish of the Episcopal Church dating from 1835. The structure is located on the east side of Park Avenue between 50th and 51st streets in Midtown Mahattan. The current church is the second on the site; the current one having been constructed in 1916 to the designs of noted architect Beteram Goodhue.

Goodhue’s large body of work includes the Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln. More…

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Ohio Wesleyan University

Spring-Loaded At OWU

16 Mar , 2022  

By Cole Hatcher

Ohio Wesleyan University has announced its April 2022 lineup of public events. Unless otherwise noted, admission is free.

Now through May 9 – “The Natural World,” featuring images by award-winning photographer Max Seigal, Ohio Wesleyan Class of 2009, in Gallery 2001 inside Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Seigal combines his OWU degrees in biology and environmental science to capture breathtaking views of the natural world. Gallery 2001, on the library’s first floor, is open during library hours. For times, visit library.owu.edu/hours. The gallery is a gift from the Class of 2001 and a satellite of the Richard M. Ross Art Museum. Admission is free. Learn more at owu.edu/ross.

7:30 p.m. April 1-2; 7:30 p.m. April 8-9; 2 p.m. April 10 – “Journeys of Love: A Festival of New Musical Theatre, Written by Professional Composers, Lyricists, and Book Writers,” directed by Brian Granger with musical direction by Jennifer Whitehead. This revue features eight new works themed around moving toward (or away from) things we love and includes songs and scenes from many of the most talented theatre-makers in the industry right now. The performance includes mature themes and may not be suitable for those under 13. The revue will be performed on the Main Stage of Ohio Wesleyan’s Chappelear Drama Center, 45 Rowland Ave., Delaware. To reserve tickets (to be purchased at the door, cash only), visit owu.edu/JourneysofLove. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens, Ohio Wesleyan employees, and non-OWU students. Admission is free for Ohio Wesleyan students with a valid university ID. For questions, call the box office at (740) 368-3855. For more information, visit owu.edu/PerformingArts. More…

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Ohio Wesleyan University, OWU

Memorable Moments For March: OWU Releases Event Schedule

17 Feb , 2022  

Special to 1808Delaware

DELAWARE –

Ohio Wesleyan University has announced its March 2022 lineup of public events. Unless otherwise noted, admission is free.

All guests to the university must wear facial coverings when indoors, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination and booster status, and must follow other public health recommendations from the Delaware Public Health District and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For more information, visit owu.edu/COVID-19.

Now through March 20 – “Deaf Republic” by James Stewart and “Into the Light” by Ron Anderson, at the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. Stewart’s paintings and ceramics interpret Ilya Kaminsky’s award-winning book of poetry “Deaf Republic,” in which a young deaf boy inspires a town’s resistance to military occupation. Columbus-based Anderson’s figurative paintings bring African American stories of music, sport, and dance into the spotlight. During the academic year, the Ross 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 will be closed March 5-13 for spring break. The Ross is handicap-accessible and admission is always free. Call (740) 368-3606 or visit owu.edu/ross for more information. More…

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OWU

A Cornucopia Of Events: November At OWU

17 Oct , 2021  

By Cole Hatcher

Ohio Wesleyan University has announced its November 2021 lineup of public events. Unless otherwise noted, admission is free.

All guests to the university must wear facial coverings when indoors, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status, and follow other public health recommendations from the Delaware Public Health District and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For more information, visit owu.edu/COVID-19.

Now through Nov. 12 – “Women Behind the Lens,” featuring works by women photographers and celebrating arts patron Sally Ross Soter, at the Richard M. Ross Art Museum, 60 S. Sandusky St., Delaware. A sister exhibition is being held at the Columbus Museum of Art. The OWU images are culled from the university’s permanent collection. During the academic year, the Ross 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 will be closed Oct. 13-17 for mid-semester break. The Ross is handicap-accessible and admission is always free. Call (740) 368-3606 or visit owu.edu/ross for more information. More…

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