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April 28, 2017

Poetic License

BACH 3 - does this mean that somewhere in Ohio is Bach 1 and Bach 2? The Icon spotted this plate on a slate-colored Chevy Cruze in Ada. And, it's on a Bald Eagle special plate. Anyone who can tell us about the plate's meaning, please let us know at: info@adaicon.com

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World premiere and violin soloists featured May 6

The ONU Department of Music will present the Ohio Northern Symphony: “Heroes: Beethoven’s Eroica” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 6 in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts. 

Music Director Travis Jürgens will conduct this season finale, which features Beethoven’s monumental “Eroica Symphony” (Symphony No. 3, op. 55 in E♭ major), a world premiere titled “Perpetua” by Ohio composer Kurt Doles, and up-and-coming violinists from Romania. Radu Kis will perform the finale of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, and Maria Marica will play the finale of the Bruch G minor Violin Concerto. 

Register for Relay for Life contest by Sunday

The Kroger Crusaders Relay for Life Team will sponsor a carnival with a king, queen, prince and princess contest from noon until 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 3, in the parking lot near Krogers in Kenton.

The royalty contest will have two age groups: 3-10 and 11-16. Contestants are asked to collect money for the American Cancer Society. Those who collect the most win the crowns.

Go to Kroger Crusaders Facebook page to register before May 1.

Wind Orchestra to perform Friday

The ONU Wind Orchestra will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 28 in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts.

This is the opening concert of the annual ONU Spring Band Festival, now in its 42nd year. The Wind Orchestra, under the direction of Thomas A. Hunt, will offer a program of challenging music for winds and percussion, including works by John Williams, Leonard Bernstein, Antonin Dvorak, and the Spring Band Festival’s guest composer and conductor, Jay Bocock.

This program also will be performed by the Wind Orchestra when it tours Luxembourg and Germany in May.

The life of Tasha Tudor to be described

Members of the Hardin County Herb Society will meet at 2 pm on Saturday at Vancrest to hear about children's author Tasha Tudor. The meeting is open to residents of Vancrest and the public.
Martha Cramer of Forest will tell tales of the unique lifestyle of the award-winning artist and her relationship with Ada area residents. Tasha Tudor lived the simple life.

Bluffton HS presents "The Addams Family" this weekend

FROM BLUFFTON ICON - The Bluffton High School music department presents "The Addams Family," this weekend.

Performances are 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, April 21 and 22, and at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 23, in the middle school cafetorium.  Kara Zink directs the performances. Tickets are on sale in the middle school office during school hours. Reserved seated at $10 and general admission tickets are $5.

Open Gate set for Dunkirk on April 27

Open Gate will be held at Dunkirk Community Center, 152 N. Main St. from 11 am until 1 pm on Thursday, April 27. Open Gate is a collaboration of service providers that are able to offer immediate response and referrals for life needs, such as employment, housing, childcare, physical and mental healthcare. Open Gate is held monthly by the mental health and recovery board of Allen, Auglaize, and Hardin counties.

"The Wedding Singer" musical on Ada school stage this weekend

Cast of 50-plus junior high and high school students

By Monty Siekerman
"The Wedding Singer" musical will be performed this weekend at Ada High School auditorium with a cast of 50+ Ada Junior High and High School students.

The humorous, engaging, and entertaining show involves a wedding singer and waitress.The musical revolves around Robbie, who sings at weddings, his failed relationship with his former fiancée, and his romance with a new love, Julia, the waitress.

The romantic comedy is based on the 1998 movie by the same name. Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore starred in the movie. The musical played on Broadway in 2006.

ArtSpace/Lima spring show reception April 21

ArtSpace/Lima will host an opening reception for Spring Show 2017 on Friday, April 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m.  The reception is free and open to the public.

Spring Show 2017 is the 62nd edition of ArtSpace’s signature exhibit.  

Entries are accepted from within a 100-mile radius of Lima in the following categories:  painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, ceramics, sculpture, textiles, digital art and mixed media.  Entries juried in will be displayed in the Ellen Nelson Gallery.  Additional works, not selected in the first round of jurying, but re-juried, will be on display in the Salon des refusés in ArtZone.

Saxophone recital Thursday in Presser

Chris Murphy will present a saxophone recital at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 20 in Presser Hall at Ohio Northern University. The concert is free and open to the public.

 Murphy, of Bowling Green, is a saxophone soloist and music educator. He earned a bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of South Carolina and a masters’ degree in music in saxophone performance from Bowling Green State University. 

He has received several honors and awards for his work, and he was a winner of the Bowling Green State University Concerto competition and the Douglas Wayland Chamber Music Competition.

Vocal concert set for Friday

The Ohio Northern University Singers and Chamber Singers will present a concert at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 21 in Presser Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. It will feature works by C.V. Stanford, Felix Mendelssohn, Jake Runestad, Stephen Paulus and Eric Whitacre in exploration of the concert theme, “The Road Home: A journey in song.”