Defiance Cultural Events Calendar

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February 2015

February 28, Workshop 4:00 p.m. & Performance 7:00 p.m. ~ 2014-2015 Young Audience Series Presents Lyn Ford, Storyteller, Stroede Center for the Arts

Event is free and open to the public

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March 2015

March 1, 1:00 p.m. ~ Andrew L. Tuttle Memorial Museum Presents "Andrew & Friends," Stroede Center for the Arts

Friends and acquaintances of Andrew Tuttle will shares their memories of him. Event is free and open to the public.

March 5, 7:00 p.m. ~ DC Black Swamp Symphony Orchestra Pops Concert, Featuring Music from Hit Movies, Gathering Place Church (Formerly the Valentine Theater)

This thriving ensemble combines the talents of more than 60 Defiance College students, community members of all ages, and professional musicians to perform quality orchestra music for the greater Defiance area. This concert will feature selections from Phantom of the Opera, Harry Potter series, Lord of the Rings, Fellowship of the Ring, and the Star Wars collection. The orchestra will collaborate with the Ohio Garrison, a volunteer group that makes appearances in Star Wars costuming to promote charity and other functions. The Ohio Garrison is part of the 501st Legion, and will be in the lobby following the performance for a meet-and greet-with photos.

“Our orchestra is undertaking a concert full of incredible music made popular by the movies,” said principal conductor and Defiance College Director of Bands Bridget Olenik. “We are certain that our audience will enjoy experiencing this music as much as the orchestra has enjoyed playing it! The DCBSSO has seen extreme growth over the past few years, and is proud to be Defiance’s very own local symphony orchestra.”

The event is free and open to the public.

March 12-14, 7:30 p.m. ~ Young People's Theatre Guild Presents "Big Bad" The Wolf Goes on Trial, Stroede Center for the Arts

Tickets are $5.00 and available at the door

March 19, 7:30 p.m. ~ Town & Gown Series Presents "Sears & Lustron Homes," Stroede Center for the Arts

Event is free and open to the public

March 21, 7:30 p.m. ~ Defiance College Community Band, Come to the Cabaret Concert, Weaner Center, Defiance College Campus

Come join the Defiance College Community Band for its seventh annual Cabaret concert on Saturday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m. This year’s event will once again be held in the Weaner Center on the Defiance College campus with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. All seats are reserved.

This concert will feature the music of Sinatra, James Bond, “The King and I,” and a wide array of exciting and popular music. Featured soloists will be Dale Schubert on the tuba, and Jacob and Meghan Gobrogge, vocalists. Schubert is originally from Continental and taught as director of bands in the Oakwood, Defiance and Napoleon city schools. Meghan Gobrogge is a graduate of Defiance High School, and Jacob is a graduate of Archbold High School. “We are very excited for this year’s lineup of soloists and music,” said director of bands Bridget Olenik. “This concert proves to be an excellent way to spend an evening out with friends, desserts, and wonderful music.”

Tickets are $10, and seating is limited. Table reservations may be made for as few as one person to as many as eight. For more information or to make reservations, please contact Linda Schatz at 419-784-2606 or email at linda.schatz38@gmail.com.

March 26, 7:30 p.m. ~ DCCC 2014-2015 Performance Series Presents Old Crown Brass Band, Historic Valentine Theater

Old Crown Brass BandThe Old Crown Brass Band, founded in 2007, is a traditional British-style ensemble made up of brass and percussionists from northeastern Indiana and northwestern Ohio.  The unique sound of this brass band stems from the use of instruments not typically found in the American concert band such as E-flat soprano and B-flat cornets, flugelhorns, tenor horns, baritone horns, euphoniums and bass and contrabass tubas.

March 28, 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. ~ The Northwesternaires Present Their 70th Annual Barbershop Show "Down on the Farm," Defiance Community Auditorium

Featuring Lunch Break, Reen Family Singers, & The Northwesternaires Chorus. For ticket information please call 419-899-2702 or email Northwesternairesbarbershop@gmail.com.

March 29, 7:00 p.m. ~ DCCC 2014-2015 Performance Series Presents Denise Ritter & Michael Boyd in Concert, Stroede Center for the Arts

Denise Ritter & Michael BoydLyric soprano Denise Ritter has extensive oratorio experience with performances under the batons of world-renowned conductors, such as Robert Shaw and John Rutter. She is known for her ability to sing a variety of styles, her brilliant high notes, pure tone, warmth and musical intelligence. Michael Boyd is active as a soloist, collaborative artist, lecturer and teacher. Boyd has performed across the country including performances with the Rochester Philharmonic and Milwaukee Symphony. Ritter and Boyd present a program that includes works by Rodrigo, Wolf, Bizet, Berlioz and Granados.

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April 2015

April 6, 5:00 p.m. ~ Defiance Community Cultural Council Board Meeting, Stroede Center for the Arts

April 9, 4:00-7:00 p.m. ~ Chocolate Walk, Downtown Defiance

April 10, 7:00 p.m. ~ 2014-2015 Young Audience Series Presents Jazz for Kids, Stroede Center for the Arts

Event is free and open to the public

April 11, 4:00 p.m. ~ Lindsay Kasmer, Soprano, Senior Recital, St. John United Church of Christ

Event is free and open to the public

April 13, 8:00 p.m. ~ Aaron Hynds, Tuba, Guest Artist Recital, Schomburg Auditorium, Defiance Collelge

Event is free and open to the public

April 26, 4:30 p.m. ~ Defiance College Chamber Singers & Choral Union Spring Concert, St. John United Church of Christ

Event is free and open to the public

April 28, 7:30 p.m. ~ Defiance College Community Band, Spring Concert, Defiance Community Auditorium

Event is free and open to the public

April 30, 7:30 p.m. ~ City of Defiance Business Recognition, Leever Glass, Stroede Center for the Arts

Event is free and open to the public

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May 2015

May 1, 7:00 p.m. ~ DC Black Swamp Strings, Spring Concert, St. John United Church of Christ

Event is free and open to the public

May 8, 7:30 p.m. ~ City of Defiance Hall of Fame Induction, Stroede Center for the Arts

Event is free and open to the public

May 9, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ~ Lilac Festival, Downtown Defiance

May 16, Workshop 4:00 p.m. & Performance 7:00 p.m. ~ 2014-2015 Young Audience Series Presents Alex & The Kaleidoscope Band, Stroede Center for the Arts

Event is free and open to the public

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June 2015

June 19, 7:00 p.m. ~ History of Jazz in Defiance, Author David Meyer, Stroede Center for the Arts

June 20, 5:00-9:00 p.m. ~ 3rd Annual Jazz Festival, Kingsbury Park, Defiance

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