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Season Tickets Available for Davis-Waldorf's 10th Year


Season Tickets Available for Davis-Waldorf's 10th Year

 

The Horseshoe Road Band, Chickasha native Jami Smith, modern dance company Perpetual Motion and the Dallas Brass are scheduled to headline the 10th season of The Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series at the University of Science and Arts.

The 2010-11 season begins with the Horseshoe Road Band on Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium on the USAO campus. The band, led by fiddle sensation Kyle Dillingham, brings the heartland with them by pulling together different musical styles including blues, bluegrass, gypsy jazz, country and swing.

The band — a combination of Dillingham and guitarist Brad Benge — has performed internationally, recently completing a U.S. Embassy-sponsored tour of Thailand.

More information about the Horseshoe Road Band is available online at www.horseshoeroad.net.

Tickets for the general public are $12 each with discounts available for seniors 60 and over, students and children under 18 and USAO faculty and staff. Group pricing is available for groups of 20 or more. Tickets are available at the USAO Business Office, 1727 W. Alabama, or by calling 405-574-1213.

Season tickets for the Davis-Waldorf Series are $40 for the general public, $35 for seniors 60 and above and USAO Alumni Association members, $12 for students and children under 18, $20 for USAO faculty and staff and $8 for USAO students.

Sponsorships of the Davis-Waldorf Series are available from the USAO Foundation. For more information, call the Foundation at 405-574-1349.

Chickasha native Jami Smith returns to her hometown to perform her powerful lyrics and gospel music in a Holiday Concert at the college Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium. Smith is a worship leader and songstress who has traveled the world with her music for more than 15 years.

A 2008 album release by Smith was named one of the top worship albums of 2008 by Christian Today. Smith recently released VERSE, an album that contains only lyrics taken directly from the Bible.

The new year welcomes Perpetual Motion to Chickasha on Jan 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Te Ata Auditorium. Perpetual Motion combines the interesting angles of modern dance with aerial dance works. Modern dance comes alive with Oklahoma’s premier modern dance company.

The company’s co-founder and artistic director, Michelle Dexter, has studied dance in Chicago and New York City and has choreographed performances throughout the region and at a national conference in Washington, D.C.

The 10th season concludes Feb. 28 with the Dallas Brass. This team of six musicians has had a lot of fun and success in the nearly three decades they’ve been together. The group incorporates brass and percussion to bring history alive through music.

Founded in 1983 by Michael Levine, the Dallas Brass has performed for President Gerald Ford and President George H. W. Bush, appeared on the CBS “Early Show” and played alongside the late Bob Hope.

The Horseshoe Road Band,Perpetual Motion and Dallas Brass performances are supported by Mid-America Arts Alliance with generous underwriting by the National Endowment for the Arts, Oklahoma Arts Council, the Kirkpatrick Family Fund, the USAO Foundation and foundations, corporations and individuals throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas.

For more information on the Davis-Waldorf series, visit usao.edu/dwpas.