As the 2012- 2013 academic year begins, guests, soloists and several ensembles will take the stage for Heidelberg University’s School of Music fall semester season.
Kicking off the season will be the fall musical “The Drowsy Chaperone,” which will play in Gundlach Theatre in October. Co-directed by Heidelberg music professors Paul Mayhew, Greg Ramsdell and Carol Dusdieker, the show will be performed at 8 p.m. on Oct. 11-13 and 2 p.m. on Oct. 14.
“The Drowsy Professor” is a musical with book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar and with music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison. It is a parody of American musical comedy of the 1920s.
This year's Montague Distinguished Artist will be internationally acclaimed pianist Avguste Antonov, who will perform a guest recital at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2. Antonov is currently the piano instructor at The Master's Touch School of Music and Performing Arts, LLC, in Grapevine, Texas. He has presented recitals in France, Pennsylvania, Texas and Ohio, along with performing with the University of Kansas Wind Ensemble, University of Kansas Symphony, Symphonic Choir and the Texas Christian University Wind Symphony.
Antonov also has been a featured soloist with the University of Kansas Symphony, the Kansas City Medical Arts Symphony, the University of Kansas Wind Ensemble, the Hardin Simmons University Orchestra and the San Jose Wind Symphony.
More information Antonov and his works can be found at www.avgusteantonov.com.
Several Heidelberg ensembles will be performing in the community and throughout Ohio as well as their seasonal campus concerts. Highlighting the fall season:
- The Heidelberg Concert Choir, under Ramsdell’s direction, is scheduled to give a concert at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Mansfield on Nov. 11.
- The Heidelberg University- Community Chorus and the Heidelberg Symphonic Band will combine to present “A Tribute to American Veterans” at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, in the Ohio Memorial Chapel at the Tiffin Developmental Center.
- The Faculty Gala, 4 p.m. Oct. 7, in Brenneman Music Hall
- The Jazz Ensemble, 7 p.m. Nov. 9, in Brenneman Music Hall
- The Symphonic Band, 7 p.m. Dec. 1, in Brenneman Music Hall
- TubaChristmas, 6 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Ritz Theatre
Heidelberg University’s traditional presentation of “A Heidelberg Christmas” will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at the Ritz Theatre. Choral and instrumental ensembles will join forces to present portions of the 100-plus-year-old tradition of Handel’s “Messiah,” along with other traditional Christmas carols.
All events are free and open to the public. For a full listing see the “Upcoming Events” listing at http://www.heidelberg.edu/academiclife/depts/music or call 419-448-2073 for more information.