Defiance Cultural Events Calendar

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August 2015

Bud Widmer's Rube BandAugust 6, 6:00 p.m. ~ Music In Your Parks Series Presents Bud Widmer's Rube Band, UAW Park

Event is free and open to the public

August 12, 6:30 p.m. ~ Defiance Public Library Presents Musician Zak Morgan, Stroede Center for the Arts

Event is free and open to the public

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September 2015

September 3 & 4, 4:00-6:00 p.m. ~ DC Players Fall Play Auditions, Schomburg Auditorium, Defiance College Campus

September 5 ~ Young People's Theatre Guild Auditions for Fall Performance of "Pirates," Stroede Center for the Arts

September 10, 7:30 p.m. ~ Town & Gown Series Event, Horseless Carriages, Stroede Center for the Arts

Event is free and open to the public

Tower Brass QuintetSeptember 13, 7:00 p.m. ~ DCCC 2015-2016 Performance Series Presents Tower Brass, Stroede Center for the Arts

For over 30 years the Tower Brass has shaped its reputation as a premier chamber music ensemble delighting audiences with a unique style of programming and performance. Critics have consistently praised Tower Brass for its innovation, repertoire, musicianship, and stage presence.

Bob Rex QuartetSeptember 24, 7:30 p.m. ~ DCCC 2015-2016 Performance Series Presents Bob Rex Quartet, Historic Valentine Theater

The Bob Rex Trio has entertained audiences for over 30 years at jazz venues such as Rusty's and the Village Idiot. The trio, led by drummer Bob Rex a Defiance native, presents a play list of traditional jazz, ballads, and blues.

September 26 ~ Ribfest, Downtown Defiance

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October 2015

October 9, 7:00 p.m. ~ DC Chamber Singers Fall Showcase, Schomburg Auditorium, Defiance College Campus

Event is free and open to the public

Nathan CarteretteOctober 11, 7:00 p.m. ~ DCCC 2015-2016 Performance Series Presents Nathan Carterette, Stroede Center for the Arts

Pianist Nathan Carterette has distinguished himself by performing a wide range of works from Elizabethan keyboard to contemporary music. Performing all over the United States and in Germany, Carterette has premiered works by MacMillan, Llewelyn, and Kim.

October 8, 10, 11, 15-18 ~ Fort Defiance Players Present Mary Poppins, Defiance Community Auditorium

Harpeth RisingOctober 15, 7:30 p.m. ~ DCCC 2015-2016 Performance Series Presents Harpeth Rising, Historic Valentine Theater

With a banjo, fiddle, hand drum, and cello, Harpeth Rising returns to Defiance. Harpeth Rising is a little bit bluegrass, folk, classical, and a whole lot original. Named for a small but powerful river in Tennessee, this trio fuses folk, newgrass, rock, and classical music into a unique sound.

October 22, 7:30 p.m. ~ Town & Gown Event, Stroede Center for the Arts

Event is free and open to the public

October 31, 5:00 p.m. ~ 2015-2016 Young Audience Series Presents Scary Storyteller & Face Painting, Stroede Center for the Arts

Event is free and open to the public

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November 2015

November 1, 4:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. ~ W. Oscar Jones Choral Festival, St. John United Church of Christ

$10 General Admission

November 5-6, 8:00 p.m. & November 7, 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. ~ DC Players Presents "Clown Bar," Serrick Center, Defiance College

Ticket prices TBD ~ Restricted to ages 17 and above

Faure QuartettNovember 8, 7:00 p.m. ~ DCCC 2015-2016 Performance Series Presents Faure Quartett, Stroede Center for the Arts

The Faure Quartett from Germany has established itself as one of the world's leading piano quartets since its founding in 1995. Worldwide tours have raised its profile in performance of works by Brahms, Mendelssohn, and Mozart, as well as contemporary works.

November 10, 7:30 p.m. ~ Defiance College Community Band Veterans Tribute Concert, Defiance Community Auditorium

Event is free and open to the public

November 15, 4:30 p.m. ~ DC Black Swamp String Orchestra, St. John United Church of Christ

Event is free and open to the public

November 19-21, 7:30 p.m. ~ Young People's Theatre Guild Presents "Pirates," Stroede Center for the Arts

Tickets are $5.00 at the door

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December 2015

December 4, 7:00 p.m. ~ DC Chamber Singers & Orchestra Holiday Concert, St. John United Church of Christ

Event is free and open to the public

December 8, 7:00 p.m. ~ Defiance College Community Band Holiday Pops Concert, Defiance Community Auditorium

Event is free and open to the public

December 13, 7:00 p.m. ~ 43rd Annual Performance of Handel's Messiah, St. John United Church of Christ

Event is free and open to the public

December 19, Workshop 4:00 p.m. & Performance 7:00 p.m. ~ 2015-2016 Young Audience Series Presents ArtReach Theater Troupe "The Elves and The Shoemaker," Stroede Center for the Arts

Event is free and open to the public

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January 2016

Toledo Jazz OrchestraJanuary 23, 7:30 p.m. ~ DCCC 2015-2016 Performance Series Presents Toledo Jazz Orchestra, Defiance Eagles

The Toledo Jazz Orchestra is one of the finest jazz ensembles in the country. Performing for over 30 years, the band has worked with jazz legends past and present and performs works of all the major bands of the past eight decades.

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February 2016

February 13 ~ DC Chamber Singers Valentine's Day Cabaret, Serrick Dining Hall, Defiance College Campus

$5 - $40 Reserved Seating

February 19, 7:00 p.m. ~ 2015-2016 Young Audience Series Presents Drums of West Africa, Stroede Center for the Arts

Event is free and open to the public

Big Band Sound of the DCCBFebruary 27, 7:30 p.m. ~ DCCC 2015-2016 Performance Series Presents Big Band Sound of the DCCB, Defiance Eagles

The Big Band Sound of the DCCB features big band classics, including the music of Miller and Ellington. Always a favorite with Defiance audiences, the band is composed of area musicians who have a love of big band music.

Lance AshmoreKirsten Osbun-ManleyFebruary 28, 7:00 p.m. ~ DCCC 2015-2016 Performance Series Presents Osbun-Manley & Ashmore, Stroede Center for the Arts

Soprano Kirsten Osbun-Manley and baritone Lance Ashmore perform an evening of song. Both are faculty members of Ohio Northern University and have extensive experience in performing a wide genre of music from art songs to opera to musical theater.

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March 2016

March 3, 7:00 p.m. ~ DC Black Swamp String Orchestra Pops Concert, Location To Be Determined

Event is free and open to the public

March 3, 7:30 p.m. ~ Town & Gown Series Event, Stroede Center for the Arts

Event is free and open to the public

March 17-19, 7:30 p.m. ~ Young People's Theatre Guild Spring Performance, Stroede Center for the Arts

March 19, 7:30 p.m. ~ Defiance College Community Band "Come to the Cabaret" Concert, Weaner Community Center, Defiance College Campus

$10 Reserved Seating

Duo AllantMarch 20, 7:00 p.m. ~ DCCC 2015-2016 Performance Series Presents Duo Allant, Stroede Center for the Arts

Kathryn Umble, flutist, and Francois Fowler, guitarist, form an unusual duo whose name means "two going forward, continuing to grow." Performing all over the United States, their repertoire includes traditional and modern works for flute and guitar.

Tom Daugherty Big BandMarch 31, 7:30 p.m. ~ DCCC 2015-2016 Performance Series Presents Tom Daugherty Big Band, Historic Valentine Theater

The Tom Daugherty Orchestra has soared to new heights performing arrangements of original Big Band swing music. Daugherty, a trombonist, has played with the Jimmy Dorsey Band, the Tommy Dorsey Band, the Stan Kenton Orchestra and has performed with artists such as Maynard Ferguson and Dizzy Gillespie.

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April 2016

April 7-10, 8:00 p.m. ~ DC Players Spring Musical, Schomburg Auditorium, Defiance College Campus

$5 General Admission, Free with DC ID

April 16 ~ 2015-2016 Young Audience Series Presents Movie Madness, Stroede Center for the Arts

Event is free and open to the public

April 22, 7:00 p.m. ~ DC Black Swamp String Orchestra Spring Concert, Location to be Determined

Event is free and open to the public

April 23, 7:00 p.m. ~ DC Chamber Singers Spring Choral Concert, St. John United Church of Christ

Event is free and open to the public

April 26, 7:30 p.m. ~ Defiance College Community Band Spring Concert, Defiance Community Auditorium

Event is free and open to the public

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May 2016

May 13, 7:00 p.m. ~ 2015-2016 Young Audience Series Presents Opera On Wheels, Stroede Center for the Arts

Event is free and open to the public

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