By Amy Wells
Jazz ensemble honors retiring professor
The School of Music's jazz concert at 8 p.m. Sunday at Baker University Center Ballroom will be bittersweet for Professor Emeritus of Trumpet Ernie Bastin.
Basin is fully retiring from the School of Music this spring after serving on the faculty since 1969. This concert will mark his last time directing the school's Jazz Ensemble II.
During his tenure, Bastin directed the jazz bands, taught trumpet and performed with a faculty jazz group and the faculty ensemble OhioBrass.
The concert is free and open to the public.
Bastin has performed as Principal Trumpet in the Ohio Valley Symphony and Co-Principal Trumpet in the Michiana Brass Quintet. In addition, he has performed with the Les and Larry Elgart Orchestra, Dick Schory's Percussion Pops, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Bob Hope and Nancy Wilson. His recordings include "Computer Music," "Gestures for 11" and "Trumpet Music of the Baroque." Bastin performs regularly with the Athens Jazztet and Los Viejos Blanquitos.
Entangled Citizens Symposium invites discussion
Entangled Citizens is a collaborative project focusing on the associations between both humans and non-humans. The symposium, featuring the organization Spurse, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Mitchell Auditorium in Seigfred Hall.
Funded by Arts for Ohio and hosted by the School of Art, the symposium will attempt to dissolve the seemingly inviolable boundaries of nature and culture in order to redistribute agents and agency. The project focuses on the regional ecology and coal culture of Southern Ohio. Discussion topics will include entanglements of aesthetics, politics, environment, law, ethics, business, hygiene, history, gender and geology.
Spurse is an open-ended group of individuals and organizations that work together as an experimental research consultation service. Its primary areas of research are hyper-urbanism, ecology and modes of being of the world.
The symposium is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.spurse.org/entangled/.
Don't miss these other arts events:
- The School of Music will present the New Music Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the School of Music Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.
- Featuring six original work by faculty, staff and students, the School of Dance presents its annual Spring Dance Concert at 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the Shirley Wimmer Dance Theatre in Putnam Hall. General admission is $8. OHIO students with a valid ID receive free admission through Arts for Ohio.
- The School of Art galleries are currently featuring works by graduating BFA students. The exhibits change weekly so be sure to visit Trisolini Gallery in Baker University Center and the Ohio University Art Gallery in Seigfred Hall often.
- Check out the Arts for Ohio calendar for more arts events and information. Visit www.finearts.ohio.edu/artsforohio/.