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SEOSO Performs Family And Children's Concert

Thursday, February 19, 2004 8:03 AM
Rod Lang

SEOSO Drum Group
SEOSO Drum Group

The Southeastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra, in partnership with Muskingum College, will perform on Sunday, March 7 at 3:00 p.m. in Pritchard-Laughlin Civic Center.

The concert is the fourth concert in the Diamond Anniversary season under the direction of Dr. Laura E. Schumann, known for her dramatic flare and the ability to incorporate unusual elements into the formal orchestral repertoire.

Admission to the concert is by season ticket or by purchasing a ticket at the door. Cost is $8 per adult with children admitted free of charge with an adult present. Seating is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis, with no reserved seating offered.

Billed as a family and children's concert, the March 7th program will feature the Groove Project, a drum circle started in 1999. Approached by Artsbridge, they began an educational program for grade schools and played for many hundreds of children throughout the next few years.

The group has released a CD highlighting the ideas they explored, and a second CD is planned for 2004. Members include Andy Hall, Andy McVey, Alishiya Pearce, Matt Smith, Molly Watson, Toni Kellar, Greg Radcliff, Steve Hall, and Marty Guinn.

When asked just what a drum circle and an orchestra had in common, Maestra Schumann said, "rhythm, of course." It will not be your typical concert experience, as the audience will be asked to participate throughout the program as the two groups join forces to present unwritten African selections titled Sepatimba, Kassa, Yankadi and Kpatcha along with a folk song titled Fanga.

For those seeking a hint of familiarity, the orchestra will present selections from Leroy Anderson, The Lion Sleeps Tonight and a medley from The Lion King.

Following the concert, those in attendance are invited to attend a reception hosted by Jonett Haberfield and A Taste of Ohio at 738 Wheeling Avenue in historic downtown Cambridge from 4:15 to 6:15 p.m. Children are invited to attend and participate in an afternoon of pottery making with instruction by Walt and Sheila Taylor of Cambridge. Adults will have the opportunity to sample products offered at the old-fashioned general store featuring your favorite Ohio-Made specialties.

Program sponsors for this concert include Colgate-Palmolive, The Columbus Foundation, aka McManus-Shepard Foundation and Cambridge Foundation, the Ohio Arts Council, Love-U Real Estate and the Kiwanis Foundation of Cambridge. Scholarship tickets for K-12 students were made possible in part by Edgetech I.G., Inc. and the Cambridge Rotary Club. Muskingum College and Ohio-University Zanesville students are also admitted free of charge.

For additional information, contact SEOSO Manager Elizabeth Broschart at (740) 826-8197.

Identification of those inthe above photo: The group Groove Project is appearing with the southeastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, March 7 at 3:00 p.m. at Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center. Members of the group, from left to right, front row are Molly Watson, Greg Radcliff, Andy McVey, Marty Guinn, Alishiya Pearce. In the back row are, left to right, Rachel, Andy Hall, Steve Hall, Toni Kellar, Matt Smith. Photo by Alexis Lisowski.



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