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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Learn About The History Of Delaware Entertainment Venues

4 Aug , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

On Wednesday, August 18, the Delaware County Historical Society will hold a live program on 19th Century Opera Houses in the City of Delaware.

Benny Shoults, Society volunteer, will take you back over one hundred and forty years in a new program titled, “That’s Entertainment.” This will be The Delaware County Historical Society’s first live program of the year and will be held at the Barn at Stratford, 2690 Stratford Road in Delaware.

This program will cover a time from 1879 to 1934 and will revolve around the once grand City Opera House in downtown Delaware (pictured), as well as other Delaware entertainment venues during “The Golden Era of Entertainment” in which the entertainment possibilities were quite progressive and numerous. More…

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Life in Delaware County

New Community Band Set To Debut In August

31 Jul , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

The new Powell Community Concert Band – formerly known as the Greater Columbus Concert Band – is a performing arts nonprofit organization that now calls Powell their home location for practices and performances.

The band is scheduled to make their new debut as the Powell Community Concert Band during the final summer concert series from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27. The band will perform from 8-9 p.m. Delaware County’s Central Ohio Symphony will perform first from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

“The Powell Community Concert Band will help further our mission to provide excellent quality of life through events and programs as well as serve as Powell’s first community concert band,” said Mayor Frank Bertone. “We are excited the band chose to call Powell home.” More…

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Ohio Wesleyan University

OWU Announces 2021-2022 Arts Calendar

10 Jul , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

Ohio Wesleyan University’s Department of Performing Arts and the Richard M. Ross Art Museum invite the community to attend the many concerts, recitals, plays, and art exhibitions planned for OWU’s 2021-2022 academic year.

Guests to the university must follow the latest public health recommendations from the Delaware Public Health District and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For visitors not fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, this includes wearing masks at indoor events, practicing physical distancing, and washing hands frequently. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Symphony Will ‘Play It Again” With Fourth NEA Grant

19 May , 2021  

The Central Ohio Symphony has received a Grants for Arts Projects grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for its “Play It Again” project for its 43rd season. “Play It Again,” the Symphony’s proposal, is among the more than 1,100 projects across America totaling nearly $27 million that were selected during this second round of Grants for Arts Projects fiscal year 2021 funding.

“Play It Again” is a season long series in which contemporary works which have premiered elsewhere will get a second performance.

“This was an idea that our Music Director, Jaime Morales-Matos, proposed,” explained Executive Director Warren W. Hyer. “It is hard for most composers to get a commission and have a work premiered. It is even more difficult to get a second or third performance.” More…

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Life in Delaware County

Virtual Treats For A Wintry Day

15 Feb , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

Beginning with this post, we’re going to share links to virtual experiences from time to time that will connect Delaware Countians with interesting offerings only available online.

Knock on wood, we’ll all soon be back to in-person concerts, exhibitions, and other ways to interface with our fellow human beings. For the time being, however, arts institutions across the globe have been experimenting with putting much of their offerings on the Internet. In some cases, there is a charge — but these monies defray operating costs and keep our arts institutions alive.

Here’s our first offering of five online-only experiences from the Columbus area available this month. We hope you’ll find something interesting to enjoy!


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Life in Delaware County

Sounds Of Symphonies And Students

20 Dec , 2020  

By 1808Delaware

The current public health crisis has turned houses and phones into concert halls, as virtual performances become the norm — at least for this year.

That is certainly true in Delaware County, where performing students and more seasoned musicians are taking to the Internet to perform for what could be a worldwide audience.

Take this excerpt from Delaware Hayes High School’s fall Choral Concert. In the first piece, over 50 singers sing from their homes or other locations, and the collective sound is remarkable.

On Sunday at 7 PM, the Central Ohio Symphony will also go online to share a musical performance. More…

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Powell/Lewis Center

Holiday Music From Powell

6 Dec , 2020  

By 1808Delaware

The Delaware County-based Central Ohio Symphony’s Brass Quintet and the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Powell collaborated on a pre-recorded concert for Saturday’s annual “Holidays in Powell” Tree Lighting Ceremony.

The concert featured the Village Brass Quintet playing music of the holidays, and was streamed live on the City’s Facebook page and website.

Now you can enjoy the same concert online. To do so, visit this link.

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Ohio Wesleyan University

News Of Note: OWU Announces Upcoming Virtual Music Performances

6 Oct , 2020  

Ohio Wesleyan University’s Department of Music will be posting performances online throughout fall semester, including both live-streamed and pre-recorded concerts.

Videos of all performances will be released on the Stream OWU Performing Arts Archive page at owu.edu/stream.

Planned performances include: More…


Life in Delaware County

Columbus Symphony Is Coming To Delaware This Week

7 Sep , 2020  

By 1808Delaware

The Columbus Symphony Orchestra, like other cultural organizations in central Ohio, has had to deal with several issues as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic — cancelled concerts, for instance.

Still, the Symphony is seeking to make a difference for area residents and to be a part of the gradual healing process that continues. To that end, they are putting on a Community Concert series providing free concerts across the region.

The first of those concerts take places this Friday evening right here in Delaware County. More…

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Delaware Fireworks Postponed Indefinitely

5 Jun , 2020  

Because of state restrictions on large attendance events amid the coronavirus pandemic, the annual Independence Day concert and fireworks in the City of Delaware have been postponed indefinitely.

The annual July 4 parade, organized by Citizens for The Fourth, had previously been cancelled.

“We don’t foresee the state of Ohio’s large gathering requirements being reduced significantly enough by early July to allow for our community’s Independence Day celebrations,” Mayor Carolyn Kay Riggle said. “We are disappointed that we are not able to celebrate July 4 with our traditional fireworks display.” More…

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Life in Delaware County

Let The Music Play On

2 May , 2020  

By: 1808Delaware Staff

Like other central Ohio arts organizations, the Central Ohio Symphony has taken a hit with the COVID-19 pandemic. Concerts have been cancelled which bring needed revenue to the ensemble, including the Building CommUNITY concert that was to take place last week but has been postponed to as-yet-to-be-determined date.

Not to be deterred, the Symphony has since taken its performances online. More…

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