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Spring into March with the School of Art and the School of Music

Undergrad Student Juried Exhibition

The annual Undergrad Student Juried Exhibition will start Thursday, March 3 with an opening ceremony from 6-8 p.m. The event is at the Ohio University Art Gallery located on the fifth floor of Seigfred Hall.

This is an important event for undergraduate students, as it may be the first time their art will be shown in the University gallery. More than 100 students entered the competition and a selected artist judged 245 pieces of art.

This year’s guest judge was Dina Helal, director of interpretive media from the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.

The works were then narrowed  down to 74 pieces to be displayed. A variety of different artistic forms were used including ceramics, drawings, prints, paintings, videos, photos, sculptures and even one performance piece.

The exhibition will be on display until April 7. All are welcome to attend the reception and the gallery during open hours, which are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Ohio University Symphony Orchestra Concert

The Ohio University Symphony Orchestra will perform a concert featuring Joshua Welch on piano and Colin Lambert on cello at 4 p.m., on Sunday, March 6  at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

The program includes Edward MacDowell’s “Piano Concerto No. 2” with Joshua Welch, and Edouard Lalo’s “Cello Concerto” with Colin Lambert.

Both soloists are students in the School of Music, and two of the three winners of its annual solo competition, held in early February. Welch is a native of Athens, and Lambert hails from Cincinnati.

The concerto genre typically features a virtuoso solo instrument accompanied by the orchestra. These two concertos, which are not frequently performed, display the high technical and musical demands placed on the soloists.

Also on the program is Franz Josef Haydn’s Symphony No. 53, “L’Impériale.” Led by graduate conductor Canès Nicolas, the piece is an exciting work from Haydn’s middle period.

The concert and exhibition are free to the public.