Sunday, January 10, 2010

Student Musicians Wow Crowd

An audience of more than 300 community leaders enjoyed the talents of more than 20 Ohio State students and faculty from the School of Music at last week’s Columbus Council on World Affairs awards luncheon at the convention center. Ohio State was recognized at the event as the International Organization of the Year; President E. Gordon Gee accepted the award and was keynote speaker. A student jazz combo (left) played cool jazz tunes as people registered and networked in a reception area. Percussion students (above) – led by Susan Powell and Joe Krygier (Music) – provided upbeat entertainment on stage during the event, as did 11 opera singers (below) – directed by Peter Kozma and accompanied by Edward Bak – who belted out the finale from the Marriage of Figaro.

The OSU Urban Arts Space and its February 2008 noble inaugural circumstance (below) and inaugural exhibition, Midnight Robbers: The Artists of Notting Hill Carnival (co-curated by Lesley Ferris, Theatre) were honored last week with the Artistic Excellence honor by the Greater metropolis Arts Council. The $10,000 prize is given annually to an arts organization that has demonstrated innovation, venture and artistic excellence. Several of the other nominees have near ties to Ohio State likewise – including the metropolis Museum of Art, led by graduate Nannette Maciejunes (Art History), and its Objects of Wonder exhibition, curated by graduate Melissa Wolfe (Art History), and the metropolis Dance Theater, headlike by Dance alum Tim Veach.

Twenty edifice teachers from bicentric river public schools – including Metro High School, Linden-McKinley High School and its branch schools, and Reynoldsburg City Schools – have been chosen as the first participants in the river State / Royal Shakespeare Company Partnership. They include 11 high school, 2 middle edifice and 7 easy edifice teachers. Starting this summer, the group module work with RSC actors and educators and OSU faculty in an intensive pedagogue education information based upon the Stand Up for Shakespeare experiential learning program. Plans are also current for a one-day workshop incoming fall for teachers from a wider range of schools.

Speaking of the Royal dramatist Company, you crapper catch its production of King Lear, starring Sir Ian McKellen, on WOSU TV/HD at 8 pm March 25 and on WOSU PLUS digital steer at 8 pm March 26. The 3-hour show is presented by Great Performances.

There’s never a insufficiency of subject events on campus. . . but the area around campus is ripe with springy music and subject events too. One newcomer to the university area is Wild Goose Creative, an organization committed to “creativity, hospitality, education and community.” Formed by sextet friends who went to college together in Michigan – including Nick Dekker and Jessie Boettcher (Theatre) and aluminium Beth Dekker – the assemble recently touched into expanse at Summit and naturalist Streets. Wild Goose Creative hosts a Third weekday assemble – where an creator is invited to share his or her impact – as well as a painters’ and writers' groups, a dramatist assemble and more.

Voting has begun in the Music Video Challenge sponsored by the river Film Office. You crapper give your instrument by logging on the YouTube site and casting your vote.