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School of Music offers week of eclectic performances


Next week, the School of Music will host an eclectic array of events, showcasing the talents of students, faculty and visiting artists. The diverse mix of concerts also will feature the school’s biggest ensembles in their first concert of the year. All of these events are free and open to the public.

The week starts with a young percussionist, Neraaj Mehta. The talented musician will perform music by Danish composers on this stop of a concert tour that is the culmination of a year of research. The performance is at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, at the Recital Hall in Glidden Hall.

The Ohio University Choral Union and University Singers will perform a joint concert with the Logan Community Chorus at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, at Logan High School. The concert will mark the OHIO choirs' first performance of the 2010-2011 season.

On Thursday, Oct. 7, the Ohio University Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble, led by Richard Suk and Andrew Trachsel, will perform their inaugural concert of the year. This concert will feature a varied line-up of band classics and brand new pieces for wind instruments. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. in Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

The week will close with a piano recital by Youmee Kim at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 8, at the Recital Hall in Glidden Hall. Kim, a faculty member in the School of Music, will perform a mix of American and European pieces from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.