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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