IRONTON From traditional to jazz and instrumental to vocal, the Ironton Council for the Arts 2019-20 Subscription Concert Series will offer a wide array of music during its upcoming season.
n Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m. — JL Fulks and his trio (bass and drums) the Ohio University Southern Riffe Rotunda.
Nashville-based Fulks, a Berklee College of Music alum, has shared shared the stage and opened for such names as Johnny Winter, the Atlanta Rhythm Section, Matt Schofield, world-renowned harmonica player Brandon Santini and others. He and his award-winning trio won Blues Artist of the Year and Music Video of the Year last year.
n Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m.— Casey Kelly and Leslie Ellis, Ohio University Southern’s Bowman Auditorium.
A multi-instrumentalist and Grammy® nominated songwriter, Kelly began his career as a rock-n-roll recording artist for Elektra Records, touring with Loggins and Messina, Poco and the Beach Boys. He became one of the biggest songwriters in Nashville with hits like “Anyone Who Isn’t Me Tonight” (Kenny Rogers and Dottie West), “Soon” (Tanya Tucker), and George Strait’s iconic signature standard, “The Cowboy Rides Away.” Grammy award-winning vocalist Ellis became a sought-after studio singer and, in 1998, won a Grammy award for singing with Celine Dion on “My Heart Will Go On” from the movie “Titanic.”
n Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m. — Ken and Brad Kolodner, Ohio University Southern’s Bowman Auditorium.
The father-and-son duo perform old-time music on hammered dulcimer, banjo and fiddles. Regarded as one of the most influential hammered dulcimer players and old-time fiddlers in North America, Baltimore’s elder Kolodner has joined forces with his son, a rising star in the clawhammer banjo world.
n Dec. 7, 3 p.m. — The D.M. Davis Choirs from Jackson, Ironton High School auditorium.
The D.M. Davis Male Voice Choir sings a variety of music, from Barbershop to gospel to Glee Club style, including humor, drama, love and patriotic themes.
n Jan. 17, 7:30 p.m. — Capital Duo from Albany, N.Y., First Presbyterian Church of Ironton.
The duo features Hilary Walther Cumming, violin, and husband Duncan J. Cumming, piano. They are on the faculty of SUNY-Albany and are members of the Trio in Residence. They have performed live on public radio as well as in recitals in the United States from Maine to Florida.
n Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m. — The Ohio University Jazz Ensemble, Ohio University Southern’s Riffe Rotunda. The ensemble is part of the jazz performance experience at Ohio University and covers a wide array of repertoire.
n March 14, 7:30 p.m. — Pianist Alina Kiryayeva of New York, Ohio University Southern’s Riffe Rotunda. She is a Ukrainian born virtuoso classical pianist who has performed on three continents. She was the first prize winner of the Senagillia International Competition in Italy and has claimed top prizes in several international piano competitions in the United States.
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