Defiance Cultural Events Calendar

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February 2015

February 8, 7:00 p.m. ~ DCCC 2014-2015 Performance Series Presents Du & Sim Piano Duo, Stroede Center for the Arts

Du & Sim Piano DuoThe Stroede Center welcomes duo pianists Ming-Wu Du and Helen Sim back to the stage for an evening of piano magic. One reviewer called them “a thrilling duo in glorious form.” This married couple met at Julliard and has since traveled extensively, exhibiting their unique blend of dexterity and artistry.  Du and Sim have won many musical honors and awards and have been exuberantly praised by critics. It has been said that they “bring a slick and suave finesse to their music-making, proffering a vibrant patina of sound and sure-fisted rhythmic variety.”

February 12, 7:30 p.m. ~ DCCC 2014-2015 Performance Series Presents Big Band Sound of the DCCB, Historic Valentine Theater

Big Band Sound of the DCCBAlways a favorite with Defiance audiences, the Big Band Sound of the DCCB continues to delight audiences. Organized as part of the Defiance College Community Band, the ensemble is comprised of area musicians who share a love of big band music.  Join director Scott Rogers, the DC Sisters, and the band for an evening of big band classics featuring the music of Ellington, Basie and Miller.

February 19, 7:30 p.m. ~ Town & Gown Series Presents "Oh Say Can You See," Lecture on Francis Scott Key & The Star-Spangled Banner, Stroede Center for the Arts

Event is free and open to the public

February 20, 8:00 p.m. & February 21, 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. ~ DC Players Presents "All in the Timing," Schomburg Auditorium, Defiance College Campus

$5 general admission, free with DC ID

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 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

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 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 ~ 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 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 ~ 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 ~ City of Defiance Hall of Fame Induction, Stroede Center for the Arts

Event is free and open to the public

May 9 ~ 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 ~ 3rd Annual Jazz Festival, Kingsbury Park, Defiance

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