Béla Fleck, Abigail Washburn concert sold out

September 22, 2016 | esbenshade
Banjoists Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, who are also husband and wife, will take the stage at the Peoples Bank Theatre at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, October 9th, as part of Marietta College's Esbenshade Series.
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Esbenshade Series: An Evening with Sojourner Truth

The season gets started with “The Spirit calls me, and I must go:” An Evening with Sojourner Truth on Wednesday, Nov. 2.   Kathryn Woods dramatically re-creates the life and words of this most remarkable woman. The program joins Sojourner Truth at the end of her life. She recalls her early days as a slave, details her relationship with God,...
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Esbenshade Series: Alexandra Fuller

One week later on Nov. 9, Monek is pleased to offer An Evening with Alexandra Fuller—author of The Legend of Colton H. Bryant, which is Marietta College’s 2011 Common Reading.   Fuller will speak on her work as a non-fiction author and the writing of the book. The Legend of Colton H. Bryant is an unforgettable true story of a boy who comes of...
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Esbenshade Series: Wind Soloists of New York

On Feb. 1, the Wind Soloists of New York will bring together the leading wind players from New York City to perform the major works for winds from 4 to 15 players. The repertoire for the ensemble includes piano and wind works by Mozart, Poulenc and Beethoven, the wind serenades and divertimenti by Mozart and Beethoven as well as larger scale...
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Esbenshade Series: Sweet Basil

Sweet Basil, a jazz nonet, is up next on Feb. 8, and it is not just a small big band or a band that plays only standard jazz classics. From Carole King’s “Tapestry” and the Beatle’s “With A Little Help From My Friends” to Freddie Hubbard’s “Red Clay” and the New Orleans influenced Scofield composition “Peculiar,” Sweet Basil offers the...
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Esbenshade Series: For the Love of Clara

Wrapping up the February schedule is For the Love of Clara, with Delores Zeigler (mezzo-soprano) and Rita Sloan (piano) on Feb. 29.   One of the great love stories to have captured the imagination of music-lovers, Clara and Robert Schumann’s romance and marriage have been the stuff of fairy tales since their initial meeting when she was 9 and...
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Esbenshade Series: Simple Gifts

Esbenshade closes out the season with two performances in March. It begins with Simple Gifts on March 7.  
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Esbenshade Series: Scott Wilson & Electric Jazz Quartet

The final performance is with Scott Wilson & the Electric Jazz Quartet on March 21.   Featuring Gerhard Baier Trumpet Artist, Scott Wilson, this jazz quartet will guarantee an exciting evening of music. Currently the Director of the Jazz Studies program at the University of Florida, Wilson has served as Musical Director for Universal...
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Esbenshade Series: Baltimore Consort

The Baltimore Consort has delighted audiences on both sides of the Atlantic and earned their recordings a place on the Billboard Magazine Top-Ten list. Join them as their program, Musick's Silver Sound, introduces us to music for Shakespeare's play. This concert is also a part of the Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference held at Marietta College...
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Esbenshade Series: Wes Moore

7:30pm to 8:30pm | esbenshade1213
Wes Moore is a youth advocate, Army combat veteran, promising business leader and author of Marietta College's common reading for this year, The Other Wes Moore. The book tells the story of a generation of boys trying to find their way in a challenging and at times, hostile world. Join him as he discusses his real life tale about the...
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Esbenshade Series: Tempesta di Mare

The Esbenshade Series takes a break through most of the winter but returns strong with three performances in the spring. It starts with Tempesta di Mare at 4 p.m. March 24. Tempesta di Mare performs baroque music on baroque instruments with what the Philadelphia City Paperdescribes as “zest and virtuosity that transcends style and...
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Esbenshade Series: Penelope Niven

The Series welcomes another author on April 8, when Penelope Niven comes to campus to talk about her most recent book — Thornton Wilder: A Life.
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Esbenshade Series: Chris Brubeck and Triple Play

Triple Play is the name given to three outstanding and versatile musicians, Peter Madcat Ruth (on harmonica, guitar, jaw harp, percussion & vocals), Joel Brown, (folk and classical acoustic guitar and vocals) and Chris Brubeck (electric bass, bass trombone, piano & vocals).
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Esbenshade Series: Kelsey Timmerman

In keeping with the theme of Internationalization: Global Perspectives for the 2013-14 school year, our 2013 Summer Common Reading is: Where Am I Wearing? by Kelsey Timmerman. We will be hosting and Esbenshade Series Lecture called, An evening with the author, Kelsey Timmerman. Promotional Video: http://youtu.be/s7QISMnL0uc
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Esbenshade Series: Violauta Duo

Guitarist Júlio Ribeiro Alves and flutist Wendell Dobbs take a musical look into foreign lands starting Auf Wien with Mauro Giuliani’s Serenade, op. 52 (performed on historical instruments) followed by South American sojourns first in Rio de Janerio  and then to Buenos Aires with works by José Guerra Vicente and Máximo Diego Pujol.  Finally,...
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Esbenshade Series: Laurie Rubin

Mezzo-soprano Laurie Rubin has been hailed for her “compelling artistry” (New York Times) and “earthy, rich, and poignant  qualities” (LA Times) as a singer and her memoir, Do You Dream in Color: Insights from a Girl Without Sight, was published in 2012. Please join her and pianist, Jennifer Taira, as they offer an evening of beautiful music.
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Esbenshade Series: Finger Lakes Guitar Quartet

Join the Finger Lakes Guitar Quartet as they present works written for four guitars, arrangements by the group, and music written especially for them.  This new group brings together talented musicians Sten Isachsen, Paul Quigley, and Brett Grigsby under the leadership of Joel Brown (regular Esbenshade attendees will recognize him as the...
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Esbenshade Series: Adaskan String Trio with Sally Pinkas

The Esbenshade series joins the Marietta College Music Department’s celebration of Ludwig van Beethoven, as the Adaksin String Trio and pianist Sally Pinkas present an all-Beethoven recital.  The trio has won over audiences internationally with exuberant and stirring performances.
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Esbenshade Series: Intersection presents World America

Soulful expression, electrifying virtuosity, lighthearted conversation—an Intersection concert is an irresistible blend of classical, jazz Latin, Broadway and film music.  With its versatility, its engaging stage manner, and its unique mixing of trio, duo and solo formats, Intersection has won a large and avid international fan base. Join...
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Esbenshade Series: Author Sherman Alexie

Sherman Alexie has been named one of The New Yorker’s 20 top writers for the 21st century, and his work has received many awards. He will be at Marietta College to speak about his book "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian," which is this year's Common Reading.
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Esbenshade Series: Cordis - Cinema of Sound

For more than a decade the Cordis Quartet has been redefining chamber music by fusing an original combination of custom-made and traditional ethnic instruments to create their unique sound. The ensemble is built upon cello, concert cimbalom, piano, and percussion ... however, one-of-a-kind creations such as electric mbiras, melodica, and the...
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Esbenshade Series: Ass3mbly - Hot Off the Press!

Comprised of flutist Lindsey Goodman (solo flutist, Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble), pianist Anne Waltner (assistant professor, Eastern Mennonite University), and percussionist Scott Christian (principal timpanist, West Virginia Symphony Orchestra), ASS3MBLY is a dynamic new trio championing the chamber music of our time for flute, piano, and...
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Esbenshade Series: An Evening with Jake Runestad (with the Marietta College Concert Choir)

Award-winning composer Jake Runestad is noted for his versatility and wide range of expressive capabilities with music driven by soaring melodies, driving rhythms, and lush textures. Considered “highly imaginative…with big ideas” (Baltimore Sun) and “stirring and uplifting” (Miami Herald), Jake is a composer with diverse musical experiences,...
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Esbenshade Series: An Evening with Nancy Manter

Nancy Manter was born and raised in the State of Maine and has been living and working for several years between New York City and Seal Cove, Maine. She is a painter and a photographer whose work is based on the elements of weather, the environment and landscape. Manter will hold a three-day workshop for Marietta College students and complete...
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Esbenshade Series: The Rose Ensemble

The result of years of intensive research and training, “Land of Three Faiths” is at once sacred, secular, folk, and classical, embarking on a fascinating exploration of language, spirituality, and cultural exchange. Featuring instruments and musical ideas that blur the lines between Arabic and European, this entertaining and enlightening...
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