Monday, April 04, 2011

Music and much to be thankful for

First weekend in April, Check! Big thank you to Mr. Daryl Pauley for organizing a TAGS School of Theater volunteer work day in the space. So much work, so many things repaired! We are truly in their dept. We would also be remiss if we did not thank playwright/director/producer Shawn Grindle who shared his play GRAFFITI with us this weekend. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

But, why stop there? We have another big weekend planned. We kick things off on 4/9/11, 12:00pm with Front and Center: A free music event for school age kids 2nd Saturday of each month (Sept.-May) at noon -1 pm. First Half is a special guest, second half of event is always an open stage for any kids, solo or group, to share instrumental or vocal music--if you choose. Or just listen and enjoy! This month's special guest is the Calliope Women's Chorus.

4/9/11, 7:00pm Nobrow Music Collective concert- Debut performance of the Nobrow Music Collective. What better way to begin a new music ensemble's existence than with a performance of Terry Riley's masterpiece IN C! There will be a pre-concert talk at 7:00 followed by an open performance of IN C. So bring any acoustic instrument that you want and participate in the experience yourself!
Program also includes:

James Tenney - Having Never Written a Note for Percussion

Blake Tyson - The Trees are Quiet

Tristan Perich - Momentary Expanse

For this performance the NMC will be made up of musicians from various OU ensembles (Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, New Music Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble) as well as musicians from local bands Splank!, The Alley Cats, Scubdaog and Weedghost!

**This performance is presented free as a part of ARTS/West's Presents Series.** Donations will be encouraged.