The Tuscarawas Philharmonic along with the Kent Dance Ensemble will take the stage on June 3 at the Kent State Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center to deliver an exciting performance of music and dance.
The program will be include popular tunes with surprises and thrills added for good measure. The orchestra and guests will perform a variety of music and dance treats including classic works by Grieg, Holst, Respighi and Strauss.
The Kent Dance Ensemble is a student dance company in the School of Theatre and Dance at Kent State University. The group will join the orchestra along with choreographers Kim Karpanty, Joan Meggitt, MaryAnn Black and Barbara Allegra Verlezza.
Among other works, the dance ensemble will perform to Leonard Bernstein's "Three Dance Episodes" from On the Town, and the dancers will add extra flair to the premiere of "Fantasia on Libertango," a new work by Conductor Eric Benjamin, which features Elaine Anderson on cello.
Melanie Winn, soprano, will join the orchestra for Joseph Canteloube's "Bailero" from Songs of the Auvergne. And three local soloists--Chad Roberts, Tom Morris and Larry Sams--will perform Bernstein's "New York, New York."
A pre-concert fundraising event is scheduled in the lobby, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The Philharmonic will host a wine tasting event featuring many local wineries serving their best offerings. Concert-going guests will receive a special Tuscarawas Philharmonic stemless wine glass with vouchers for each winery. Also included is a ballot for selecting a favorite winery at the event.
At the end of the concert, the winning winery will be announced, and their wines will be featured at the Performing Arts Center for the 2017-18 Philharmonic season. Participating wineries include Baltic Mill Winery, Breitenbach Winery, Casella Winery, Raven's Glenn Winery, and Swiss Heritage Winery.
Tickets for the special fundraising event are $15 per person and will be available at the door.
Music and Dance will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Kent State Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center.
Tickets for the concert are available at www.TuscarawasPhilharmonic.org or by calling the Performing Arts Center box office, 330-308-6400. Tickets range from $24-$36 with student and senior discounts available.
Guarantors of Music and Dance are Dover-Phila Federal Credit Union, Progressive Foam Technologies, Mary Renkert Wendling Foundation and WTUZ FM 99.9; sponsors are Zimmer Surgical and Dover Chemical Corporation.