Esbenshade Series opens Sept. 17th with Grammy-winner Giddens

Rhiannon Giddens Esbenshade promo

The Esbenshade Series at Marietta College opens with Grammy-winner Rhiannon Giddens at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 17th, at the Peoples Bank Theatre.

Tickets are sold out, but anyone who is interested in going should check with the Peoples Bank Theatre as the performance date gets closer.

Giddens is a vocalist, violinist, banjo player and founding member of the Grammy-winning country, blues and old-time music band Carolina Chocolate Drops.

The Greensboro, North Carolina, native is also a founding member of the super group New Basement Tapes, a studio collaboration celebrating the discovery of never-seen Bob Dylan lyrics from his 1967 recordings known as the Basement Tapes.

Up next is world-class cellist Sujari Britt at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 12, at Peoples Bank Theatre. Britt began her formal training at the age of 4, following her study on the violin and piano. She is pursuing her Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance at the Manhattan School of Music.

Britt is the distinguished recipient of the 2016-17 and 2015-16 Hans & Klara Bauer Scholarship at Manhattan. In Spring 2016, Britt was featured in Canada’s Neapolitan Connection Concert Series.

Tickets may be reserved starting on Oct. 9 at peoplesbanktheatre.com or call the Peoples Bank Theatre Box Office at (740) 371-5152.

In part, these events have been funded by the Frederica G. Esbenshade Memorial Fund, which provides annual income for the purpose of bringing lectures, performing artists or programs of diverse nature to the campus for public appearances. The endowed fund was established in 1980 by Harry H. Esbenshade, Sr. and Harry H. Esbenshade, Jr., husband and son, respectively, of the late Mrs. Esbenshade of Uniontown, Pennsylvania. All events are free and open to the public.