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Performing arts series season tickets now available


The fifteenth season of the Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series kicks off with OKC Rondeau on Sept 24. Season tickets for all four DWPAS events are on sale now at 405-574-1213 or online at usao.edu/dwpas.

Performing arts series season tickets now available

 

The time has come for another highly anticipated Davis-Waldorf Performing-Arts Series (DWPAS) to entertain campus and community audiences with a diverse slate of performers with its fifteenth season at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. 

Tickets for the 2015-16 DWPAS season are now available at a cost of $40 for the general public; $35 for seniors 60 and over; $35 for USAO Alumni Association members; $20 for USAO staff/faculty; $12 for all students and children under 18; and $8 for USAO students.

Tickets can be purchased at the USAO Business Office, by calling (405) 574-1213 or online at usao.edu/dwpas.

Professor of music and DWPAS coordinator, Dr. Ken Bohannon says that when inviting DWPAS he takes into account several criteria. 

“Of course I have to look at the cost and the talent that we are bringing to the campus,” Bohannon said. “Secondly, I look at the ‘entertainment and educational value’ that each act offers. 

This season, he noted, several acts are not only very entertaining, but educational in that they are going to hold several different workshops at USAO and throughout the community. 

The Alumni Chapel will see DWPAS kick its season off on Sept. 24 with OKC Rondeau, a musical duo displaying masteries of different flutes and keyboards. 

John L. Edwards, flutist, and Rondal J. Wallace, keyboardist, make up the group and will be performing an array of different styles of music: ancient and modern Celtic music, classical 19th century Mozart and Clementi, and pieces from Spain’s renowned composer Joaquin Rodrigo. 

Edward creates passages for his audience to transport to the country where the music originated by playing many different types of flutes. He carefully chooses the flute that the music would have originally been played on; recreating an earlier world.  

Taking Te Ata Memorial Auditorium by storm, Rhythmic Circus Band will be performing “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now!” Nov 19. 

The group consists of eleven internationally distinguished artists contains a big brass band and four high-energy, rapid-firing tap dancers.  

The group sets out to entertain, and that is exactly what they do with their show “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now!”  In fact, their feet and playing are so good, they caught the eye of millions on America’s Got Talent in June 2015.

The show premiered in August 2008 at the Ritz Theatre in Minneapolis, Minnesota when the four dancers and the seven Twin Cities’ heavyweight musicians teamed up to create the power group that leaves audiences jumping out of seats dancing to the beat.  Prior to the headlining show, the group will have demonstrations, beat boxing and tap dancing master classes throughout the day.    

Playing a plethora of musical instruments is the husband and wife group Four Shillings Short. 

The group will perform in the USAO ballroom Feb. 4, 2016 where they blend together Celtic, East Indian, and American Folk music with Medieval, Renaissance, and Original composition. 

Co-founded in 1985, the current partnership of husband and wife team Aodh Og O’Tuama and Christy Martin tour the United States and Ireland at music and arts festivals and numerous other venues. 

When they visit Chickasha, they are not only stopping at USAO to perform, but also holding a music workshop Feb. 2 at the USAO music annex as well as performing at Chickasha Public Schools during their stay. 

The Cleverlys are a unique combination of bluegrass band and comedians that will surely leave the audience with smiles on their faces.  Te Ata Auditorium will host the group Mar. 3, 2016; when they are guaranteed to bring this unique mixture of superb musical skills accompanied with hilarious scenes and skills. 

All the DWPAS performances are scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.

The Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series is made possible in part by major funding support form the Oklahoma Arts Council, The National Endowment for the Arts, the Chickasha Public School Foundation, and the USAO Foundation. 

More information about the concerts can be obtained by calling Ken Bohannon at 405-574-1293.