Entertainment briefs, April 19
Terra State to host rhythm summit Friday through Sunday
FREMONT — Terra State Community College, in partnership with Bass Gear Magazine, is to host the 2018 Midwest Rhythm Summit Friday through Sunday.
The event is for high school and college educators, music technicians, professional musicians and gear heads. Three days of master classes and clinics given by some of the top-recognized artists and professionals in the music industry are planned.
Some of the clinicians include: Chuck Rainey, bass player who has recorded and toured with Steely Dan, the Jackson 5 and Aretha Franklin; John Anthony Martinez, drummer who has recorded and performed with Thomas Dolby, Kacey Musgraves and the Oak Ridge Boys; John Wooton, director of percussion studies at the University of Southern Mississippi; Kazuma Jinnouchi, creator of the “Halo” video games and audio composer; Frank Bello, bassist for Anthrax; Larry Groupe, four-time Emmy nominee and three-time winning composer; Mike Dawson, managing editor for Modern Drummer Magazine; Wes Little, drummer who has performed and recorded with Sting, Stevie Wonder, Public Enemy, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Melissa Etheridge and Mary J. Blige; and Brian Allen, bassist who has recorded and toured with artists such as Miranda Lambert, Sturgill Simpson, Sara Bareilles, the Oak Ridges Boys and Dolly Parton.
Tickets cost $20 for the three-day event. Concerts on Friday and Saturday cost $10.
For more information or to register, visit www.midwestrhythmsummit.com.
Vocal recital set for Saturday
The director of Heidelberg University’s School of Music & Theatre and associate professor of voice is to present a recital exploring the themes of gender roles, sexuality, romance and motherhood in the 21st century.
Carol Dusdieker’s faculty recital is set for 7 p.m. Saturday in Brenneman Music Hall. She is to be joined by guest pianist Timothy Cheek, vocal coach and associate professor of performing arts/vocal arts at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance.
Dusdieker is to perform “Eve-Song” by Jake Heggie, a retelling of the biblical genesis from Eve’s point of view, and “Four Sonnets on Verses by Edna St. Vincent Millay” by David DiChiera, an exploration of a woman’s angst and frustration at the loss of a relationship. Four selections by musical theater composer Jeff Blumenkrantz that delve into motherhood, loss and love are to conclude the concert.
Market to set up at fairgrounds
The Painted Clovers Vintage Market is to take place 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at the Seneca County Fairgrounds.
The market is to include about 100 vendors showcasing home décor and furniture, boutique clothing, jewelry, wreaths, soaps, bath bombs and other items.
Food trucks and live music are to be on site. Admission costs $5.
University-Community chorus to perform spring concert
The Heidelberg University-Community Chorus is to perform its spring concert, “The Life of Song,” at 3 p.m. Sunday in the First Lutheran Church sanctuary, 300 Melmore St.
The chorus is under the direction of Greg Ramsdell, director of choral activities and associate professor of music, and is accompanied by Cynthia Ramsdell.
The 70-voice chorus brings together Heidelberg University students and faculty and members drawn from Tiffin and surrounding communities.
The performance is to explore reasons to sing and include Andre Thomas’ gospel-infused “Let Everything,” Aaron Copland’s “Zion’s Walls,” Martin Shaw’s “With a Voice of Singing,” Len Thomas’ arrangement of Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind” combined with “America,” and other selections.
Heidelberg Concert Choir to present home concert
The Concert Choir and Chamber Singers of Heidelberg University’s School of Music & Theatre are to present their annual home concert at 7 p.m. April 27 at St. Mary Catholic Church.
Under the direction of Greg Ramsdell, director of choral activities and associate professor of choral music education, and accompanied by Cynthia Ramsdell, the 54-member vocal ensemble is to present the concert with the theme “Come Travel with Me.”
The choir is to explore the story of a life journey, beginning with the journey of faith, the seeking of things greater than ourselves and the search for home. The concert also is to include a tribute performance to the late Ferris Ohl, long-time choir director and mentor to many. Ohl died in October at the age of 103. The tribute performance is a new setting of the piece, e. e. cummings’ “I Carry Your Heart,” by Michael John Trotta, which was made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Historical society to sponsor night of comedy April 29
BELLEVUE — Bellevue Historical Society is to host an afternoon of comedy at 1:30 p.m. April 29 at the Bellevue Society for the Arts, 205 Maple St.
The show is to feature Mary Faktor, actor and comedienne, who is to bring her one-woman show, “The Six Ages of Woman.”
During the show, Faktor’s character Vicki is always on the phone with her best friend, Madge. The audience eavesdrops on six phone calls. As the performance progresses, it parallels many real-life situations with hilarious results. Vicki continues her metamorphosis to stay-at-home mom of toddlers, menopausal career women and ultimately a happy retiree.
Tickets cost $25 and include snacks and sweets prepared by Copper Top Bake Shop. There also is to be a cash bar with Copper Top’s signature drink, the Twisted Tremont.
Tickets are available at Hunter’s Needs, Golden Acorn, Candy Depot and Russell’s Flowers Garden Center and Gifts.
Proceeds benefit the Tremont House Restoration Project.
For more information, visit www.bellevuehistoricalsociety.com.