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Otterbein University Presents Upcoming Music Performances

January 30, 2013

Westerville, OH—The Otterbein University Department of Music offers a stellar lineup of performances in February, with genres to please a variety of musical tastes. For more information about the Department of Music or these and other upcoming performances, visit www.otterbein.edu/music or call (614) 823-1508.

Otterbein Keyboard Series presents Nicholas Ross

The Otterbein University Department of Music will present a faculty recital by Nicholas Ross at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, in Riley Auditorium at the Battelle Fine Arts Center, 170 W. Park St. The program will include works by Haydn, Debussy, Chopin and Liszt, as well as Suite for a New Day by Otterbein faculty member Jennifer Merkowitz. The performance is free and open to the public.

Otterbein University presents QUBE: The String Quartet

The Otterbein University Music Department continues the Faculty Recital Series with a performance by QUBE: The String Quartet at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, in Riley Auditorium at the Battelle Fine Arts Center, 170 W. Park St. QUBE is now in its fifth season as the Artist-in-Residence faculty ensemble at Otterbein. Featured on the program will be the String Quartet by Maurice Ravel, a rare performance of the Quintet for Guitar and Strings by Cuban-born composer Leo Brouwer and Dance Music by American composer Peter Shickele. This concert is free and open to the public.

Otterbein University Department of Music presents Valentine’s event

The Otterbein University Department of Music and chapter of the Music and Entertainment Industry Student Association (MEISA) will present a night of music and dancing at the 12th annual Music and Romance Valentine’s event on Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Grand Valley Dale Ballroom, 1590 Sunbury Rd., Columbus. Doors open at 7 p.m. with performances beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets pre-ordered online at www.musicandromance.com are $25 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets will be available at the door for $30 for adults and $15 for students. For more information, call the Department of Music at (614) 823-1508.

The event will combine vocal and instrumental jazz, popular hits, and dancing in the historic Columbus venue. Featured musical groups include vocal ensembles Opus One, the all-female Six in the City and various soloists performing jazz standards. Featured instrumental groups include The Anticipations and the Otterbein Jazz Ensemble and jazz combos. The event will include a 50/50 raffle. Fun cocktail attire is encouraged. A cash bar will be provided at the event.

Music and Romance is organized by Otterbein MEISA. All ticket revenues will be used to help defer the costs of bringing in guest speakers, guest artists and clinicians and will help Otterbein music and business students attend conferences and participate in other opportunities. Otterbein MEISA facilitates real-world educational experience by giving students the opportunity to create a budget, organize logistical situations, maintain an environment for creative marketing, and foster networking within the professional community.

Otterbein University sophomores present showcase recital

The Otterbein University Department of Music will present a concert featuring the Department’s sophomore performance majors at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, in Riley Auditorium at the Battelle Fine Arts Center, 170 W. Park St. This program will be free and open to the public.

Otterbein University String Orchestra to Perform

The Otterbein String Orchestra will present its spring concert at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24, at Grace Lutheran Church, 100 E. Schrock Rd., Westerville. In a program titled GROOVE, the String Orchestra will rock out with rock inspired music. Included on the program is music of The Beatles and The Who, and arrangements by Barrage and the Turtle Island String Quartet. This performance is free and open to the public.

Percussionist Joseph Van Hassel to Perform at Otterbein

The Otterbein University Department of Music will present a performance by percussionist Joseph Van Hassel, adjunct professor of percussion at Ohio University. The recital will take place at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, in Riley Auditorium at the Battelle Fine Arts Center, 170 W. Park St. The program will include works for solo percussion and the world premiere of a work by Otterbein faculty member Jennifer Merkowitz. This concert is free and open to the public.


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