Cabaret to feature sweets for ear, palate

The Heidelberg School of Music and Theatre is to present Blues in the Night, an evening of blues and pop cabaret, 7-9 p.m. April 11 in Wickham Great Hall in the Heidelberg Campus Center. The event is the brain child of John Owen, director of the School of Music. He is to serve as host for the evening and pick up an instrument for the musical program.

“It’s my idea. It’s something I’ve been thinking about for quite awhile,” Owen said. “We do a lot of things here in the music building, but there are people who are intimidated to come to the music building. So we’re doing it in the campus center.”

The more casual venue is meant to attract students and community members who may have stayed away from other musical programs, he added. Students are to perform as part of the Heidelberg Jazz Blues Band and Heidelberg Singing Collegians.

“Both groups will be at The Ritz the night before,” Owen said.

They are to be featured for Friday Night Live at The National Theatre at The Ritz. Some of their selections will be performed at both venues. Blues in the Night also is to include student soloists and small ensembles. Owen estimated about 40 students are involved in the cabaret.

In addition to Owen, three other faculty members are expected to take part in the entertainment. David Weininger, vice president of academic affairs and provost of the university, is to play trumpet, and Daryl Close, professor of computer science and philosophy, is to play trombone. Gary Dickerson, associate dean of arts and humanities and professor of communication and media, is to be a guest vocalist for two selections by the Jazz Ensemble.

“The Collegians are doing some popular things … but the Jazz Ensemble is doing all blues music – Mississippi Delta kind of blues, Memphis blues, Chicago blues. There will be some things people would have heard in the “Blues Brothers” movie. Then there will be some rock blues, as well,” Owen said.

Sweet sounds are to be paired with edible sweets in the form of an ice cream sundae bar, dessert buffet and candy buffet. Coffee, tea and a cash bar with beer and wine also are to be available.

The Great Hall is to seats 125 for Blues in the Night. Owen said the tickets are priced to draw a sizable audience for the inaugural event.

Tickets are $15 per person or $100 for a table of eight. They will be available until the day of the concert, with any remaining tickets to be sold at the door. For tickets, contact ppage@heidelberg.edu or (419) 448-2073. Proceeds are to benefit the Heidelberg School of Music and Theatre.

Cabaret to feature sweets for ear, palate

The Heidelberg School of Music and Theatre is to present Blues in the Night, an evening of blues and pop cabaret, 7-9 p.m. April 11 in Wickham Great Hall in the Heidelberg Campus Center. The event is the brain child of John Owen, director of the School of Music. He is to serve as host for the evening and pick up an instrument for the musical program.

“It’s my idea. It’s something I’ve been thinking about for quite awhile,” Owen said. “We do a lot of things here in the music building, but there are people who are intimidated to come to the music building. So we’re doing it in the campus center.”

The more casual venue is meant to attract students and community members who may have stayed away from other musical programs, he added. Students are to perform as part of the Heidelberg Jazz Blues Band and Heidelberg Singing Collegians.

“Both groups will be at The Ritz the night before,” Owen said.

They are to be featured for Friday Night Live at The National Theatre at The Ritz. Some of their selections will be performed at both venues. Blues in the Night also is to include student soloists and small ensembles. Owen estimated about 40 students are involved in the cabaret.

In addition to Owen, three other faculty members are expected to take part in the entertainment. David Weininger, vice president of academic affairs and provost of the university, is to play trumpet, and Daryl Close, professor of computer science and philosophy, is to play trombone. Gary Dickerson, associate dean of arts and humanities and professor of communication and media, is to be a guest vocalist for two selections by the Jazz Ensemble.

“The Collegians are doing some popular things … but the Jazz Ensemble is doing all blues music – Mississippi Delta kind of blues, Memphis blues, Chicago blues. There will be some things people would have heard in the “Blues Brothers” movie. Then there will be some rock blues, as well,” Owen said.

Sweet sounds are to be paired with edible sweets in the form of an ice cream sundae bar, dessert buffet and candy buffet. Coffee, tea and a cash bar with beer and wine also are to be available.

The Great Hall is to seats 125 for Blues in the Night. Owen said the tickets are priced to draw a sizable audience for the inaugural event.

Tickets are $15 per person or $100 for a table of eight. They will be available until the day of the concert, with any remaining tickets to be sold at the door. For tickets, contact ppage@heidelberg.edu or (419) 448-2073. Proceeds are to benefit the Heidelberg School of Music and Theatre.