SNEAK PEEK

ProMusica Chamber Orchestra Presents World of Wonder featuring pianist Martina Filjak

Join ProMusica Chamber Orchestra in honoring old and new friends with the international program, World of Wonder, featuring pianist Martina Filjak. Enjoy a wondrous journey around the globe from Made in America by ProMusica’s long-time friend, composer Joan Tower, to works from the European countries of England, France and Germany. Britten’s Soirees Musicales, Op. 9, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93 and Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major will also be performed.

The evening closes with a performance by a new friend and rising star, Martina Filjak, winner of the Cleveland International Piano Competition and known internationally for her poetic and expressive pianistic voice.

When: Saturday, January 8, 2010 – 5:30 p.m., Sunday, January 9, 2010 – 7:00 p.m.

Where: The Southern Theatre, 21 East Main St., Columbus, Ohio 43215

For ticket and show information: info@promusicacolumbus.org, 614-464-0066, www.promusicacolumbus.org

CAPA and Broadway Across America present STOMP

STOMP, the international sensation, is making its triumphant return to the Palace Theatre. From its beginnings as a street performance in the UK, STOMP has grown into an international sensation over the past 14 years, having been performed in more than 350 cities in 36 countries worldwide. STOMP continues its phenomenal run with the ongoing sell-out, Off-Broadway production at New York's Orpheum Theatre, a North American tour and two productions overseas—a London company and a European tour.

The young performers “make a rhythm out of anything we can get our hands on that makes a sound,” says co-creator/director Luke Cresswell. Stiff-bristle brooms become a sweeping orchestra; Zippo lighters flip open and closed to create a fiery fugue; wooden poles thump and clack in a rhythmic explosion. STOMP uses trash cans, tea chests, plastic bags, plungers, boots and hubcaps—everything but conventional percussion instruments to fill the stage with compelling and infectious rhythms.

The percussive hit brings new surprises to Columbus, with updates and restructuring to some sections of the show, and the addition of two new full-scale routines that utilize props such as tractor tire inner tubes and paint cans.

When: January 14-16. Show times are Friday, January 14, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, January 15, at 5 p.m. & 9 p.m.; and Sunday, January 16, at 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.

Where: Palace Theatre, 34 W. Broad St., Columbus, OH

For ticket and show information: Tickets start at $22.50 and can be purchased at the Ohio Theatre Ticket Office (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets and www.ticketmaster.com. To purchase by phone, please call 614-469-0939 or 800-745-3000. The Ohio Theatre Ticket Office is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The King Arts Complex Presents Homage to Bearden: Piecing it Together

Romare Bearden (1911-1988), an American artist of African-American heritage, is widely acknowledged as one of the most talented and original visual artists of the 20th century. As a child, he grew up in the heart of the Harlem Renaissance. Family friends included luminaries such as Langston Hughes, W.E.B. DuBois and famous musicians who helped ignite Bearden's passion for jazz which serves as the inspiration behind the King Arts Complex’ opening night exhibition festivities. The Bearden exhibition will feature works from private collections. Selected collage artists from Ohio will provide accompanying 2- and 3-dimensional work.

The opening reception, free to the public, starts at 6 p.m. on Saturday, January 29 and will kick-off a unique the evening of art and music. The exhibition will run through April 9.

Following the reception, Dayton-native pianist Khalid Moss and The Kinkajoo Ensemble will perform A Melodious Celebration of the Art of Romare Bearden, music inspired by Bearden's art accentuated with visual presentation his work. Tickets must be purchased for this show: general seating $25; members $20.

Also in conjunction with the exhibition—Torn, Snipped, Glued: Life Seen as Collage, a workshop inspired by the Bearden’s art will take place at the King Arts Complex Saturday, January 29 from 10 a.m. to noon. Participants will create their own one-of-a-kind artwork while learning collage techniques from some of Columbus' most respected artists. Beginners-intermediate welcome! Age: 18 and over. Cost: $20 includes materials. Registration required.

When: Saturday, January 29. Workshop runs 10 a.m. – noon. Opening for exhibition (Elijah Pierce Gallery) starts at 6 p.m. Music performance (Pythian Theater) begins at 7:30 p.m.

Where: King Arts Complex, 867 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43203

For ticket and show information: To register for workshop, call 614-645-0644. For reception info or tickets to performance - www.kingartscomplex.com, 614-645-KING (5464) or the box office at 614-645-0642.




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