Arts News (Aug. 11–17)

– SOUTHERN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SEEKING NEW MEMBERS

Do you play an orchestral instrument? Do you have previous experience playing in a symphony orchestra? Then consider joining the fun! The Southern Symphony Orchestra is the Joplin area’s college/community orchestra hosted by MSSU.

Photo courtesy Brad Stout of The Chart

Photo courtesy Brad Stout of The Chart Online

Rehearsals begin on Monday, August 18, 2014 for the upcoming season. Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings from 7-9pm in Phinney Hall, Room 222 of the Music Department, MSSU.

Their first concert will be held November 7, 2014, 7:30pm at the Taylor Performing Arts Center on MSSU’s campus. Guest soloist Erik Peterson will perform Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 “Turkish.” Beethoven’s Turkish March from the “Ruins of Athens” and Dvorak Symphony No. 8 in G major are also in the line-up.

Interested in playing or supporting the Southern Symphony Orchestra? Contact: Dr. Jeffrey Macomber, Conductor, Department of Music, MSSU. Call 417-625-9635 or email macomber-j@mssu.edu.

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– JOPLIN HOUSE CONCERT SERIES ANNOUNCES SEPTEMBER SHOW

Lowland HumThe Joplin House Concert Series offers an intimate setting to experience unique, alternative, and inspirational music. This Joplin couple transforms their living room into a music venue and opens their home to music lovers and musical groups that would otherwise overlook Joplin. Ticket sales have now been opened for their next concert featuring Lowland Hum, September 11th at 7pm.

Lowland Hum is the multisensory artistic collaboration of Daniel and Lauren Goans. What began as North Carolina folk music has evolved into so much more. Though folk music is their primary medium, they have seamlessly added visual art, print and even scents to create an entirely new live music experience. Click here to learn more about Lowland Hum.

They are the first band we’ve had that has played a Tiny Desk Concert at NPR studios in DC and they might possibly be one of the artsiest bands I’ve ever run across! They hail from North Carolina and this will be their first ever tour of the Midwest. I am so excited about this band. Look them up and then join us for the show.” – Reed Dunn, Host

The venue fits 35-40 people comfortably into folding chairs. Guests are asked to bring their own drinks while the hosts will provide dessert and coffee. This is a concert and not a house party, nor is it a coffee shop setting. It’s all about coming together to experience great music! If you are interested in reserving seats, please email Reed Dunn at reeddunn@icloud.com. First come, first serve!

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– MANY JOPLIN ARTS ORGANIZATIONS VYING FOR BEIMDIEK COMMUNITY GRANT

The 2014 Community Grant Vote 2014 is now live and many of our Joplin Arts Organizations are vying for the funds. Beimdiek will give away a total of $5,000 to three, local, not-for-profits in our area (1st place: $2,500; 2nd place: $1,500; 3rd place: $1,000). How can you help? Everyday go to www.beimdiek.com/communitygrant and vote for your favorite. Voting is live from August 5th, 2014 – September 5th, 2014.

Beimdiek Mega Fan DomeJoplin Arts Organizations in the running: 

  • Joplin Little Theatre
  • Historic Murphysburg Preservation, Inc.
  • Pro Musica
  • Wildcat Glades Conservation & Audubon Center

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– THE POST MEMORIAL ART REFERENCE LIBRARY SPOTLIGHT IN THE JOPLIN GLOBEMarta C

Did you happen to see the write-up by Marta Churchwell, Arts Columnist for The Joplin Globe, in the enjoy! section last Friday? We did! How great to see this local treasure getting the spotlight!

The Post Memorial Art Reference Library is the go-to place for art reference materials/art history, local history, local architectural history, monthly exhibits by local artists, and much more. Click here to read the article.

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What’s going on in the Joplin Arts this week? Just click here!

 

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