Dates changed for two Esbenshade Series programs in February

jake-runestadTwo performances in Marietta College’s Frederica G. Esbenshade Series have been rescheduled in February to accommodate a conflict with the performers.

An Evening with Jake Runestad, an award-winning composer, with the Marietta College Choir has been moved from Feb. 1 to Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m. Considered, “highly imaginative… with big ideas” (Baltimore Sun) and “stirring and uplifting” (Miami Herald), Runestad has acquired the reputation as one of the most creative and innovative composers of his generation. The evening’s performance will include some of Runestad’s choral works presented by the Concert Choir (Daniel G Monek, conductor) and will feature the world premiere of a new work written especially for this occasion.

The other change is An Evening with Nancy Manter, who was moved from Feb. 17 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19. A painter and photographer Manter will have a presentation. Her work is based on the elements of weather, the environment and landscape. She will hold a three-day workshop for students and complete site-specific work based on local weather patterns.

The series wraps on March 17 (same date as originally posted) with The Rose Ensemble who will be performing Land of Three Faiths:  Voices of Ancient Mediterranean Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Don’t miss this critically acclaimed ensemble perform this program that embarks on a fascinating exploration of language, spirituality, and cultural exchange.

Established through a generous gift in 1980, the series is endowed by the Frederica G. Esbenshade Memorial Fund to bring lectures, performing artists, and programs in the humanities to the Marietta community. All Esbenshade events are free and open to the public.