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Loren Barrigar & Mark Mazengarb
The dynamic duo of Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb will perform at the Morgan Opera House, unplugged! Because of the phenomenal acoustics of the Opera House space, the performance will be truly ‘acoustic.’ These guitar playing phenomena are recently back from a successful European tour and ready to apply their extraordinary musicianship and style to a concert of both original and arranged tunes with vocals by Loren and harmonies by Mark.
Be the first to hear the pair ‘unplugged’! A benefit for the Morgan Opera House.
“How the Vote was Won” was first performed in London (1909) at the height of the women’s suffrage movement; students from the Southern Cayuga Drama Club will bring it to life today. Before the play, Then Again, a women’s trio, will put you in the mood with tunes of the times and the genre. Sponsored by the Howland Stone Store Museum.
Don’t miss this entertaining 50’s show on Saturday, August 24! Grab some friends and family and join us for songs from the 1950’s. Susan May and her duet partner, Steve Gamba, as well as an array of her talented students are ready to make your evening fun! So bring out the poodle skirts and the Brylcream and we’ll see you at the beautiful Morgan Opera House in Aurora on Saturday, August 24 at 7:30 pm.
Gap Mangione’s New Big Band’s music is legendary ranging across Latin, Smooth, Pop, Swing, Blues and more. This carefully assembled band, comprised of the best musicians in the Rochester area, features a compliment of three trumpets, three trombones, four saxophones, a rhythm section and vocalists. Its repertoire draws from the swing era bands through the more modern big bands to a cross section of the best selections in popular music. Arranged by Gap, specifically for this group, the emphasis is on quality, style and variety. In a nutshell, there’s something for everyone regardless of your taste in music. And, it’s all wrapped up in Gap’s infectious and engaging presentation. Guaranteed to leave you smiling and humming on your way home.
The Finger Lakes Chamber Ensemble is thrilled to be returning to the Morgan Opera House for an afternoon of chamber music classics on Sunday September 29 at 4:00 pm. Ensemble members Shannon Nance, violin, Roberta Crawford, viola and Stefan Reuss, cello, will be joined by guest artists Richard MacDowell, clarinet and Lara Sipols, violin.
They will perform:
Mozart’s brilliant String Quartet, KV 421, in D minor, the romantic duos Op. 89 for violin and cello by Reinholt Gliere, and Brahm’s autumnal masterpiece the Carinet Quintet, op. 115 in B Minor.
A free wine tasting with food pairings will follow the performance at Bet the Farm, 381 Main Street.
J.G. Hertzler will direct a live, onstage re-creation of Orson Welles’ 1938 radio production of “War of the Worlds” at the Morgan Opera House . Relive the excitement and drama of H.G. Wells’ science fiction classic performed with authentic sound effects as originally intended for radio listeners. This re-creation of the 1938 radio production also features the talents of Irving Cook, Danielle Bates, William Christoffels, Gavin Keaty and Matt Winberg. J.G. Hertzler is best known for his role as General Martok in “STAR TREK: DS9″, but has also appeared in regional theaters around the country, on Broadway, as well as on television. The Morgan Opera House is the perfect venue for such a unique performance given its phenomenal acoustics and historic atmosphere.
Tickets Adults $15, Seniors $12, Students $8.
Continuing a cherished tradition at the Opera House, the Klezmer Kings will perform their vibrant mix of music based on the folk traditions of Eastern Europe. From the rollicking Hora to tender and powerful songs of love and faith, this group will move you. A benefit for the Morgan Opera House, the concert is sponsored entirely by Life Span Therapies of King Ferry and Moravia.
Co-authored by William Untiedt and Angela Gant
Directed by Siouxsie Easter
(not recommended for children under the age of 16)
What happens to Evita after “Evita”? Why are Juan and Isabel carrying her body with them? The Body of Eva Peron dramatizes the spirit that infuses the future of Argentina and why, to this day, Eva is the virtual patron saint of Argentina. Come cheer with her, Argentina!
William B. Untiedt is a Denver-based playwright whose work has won numerous awards and been produced in eight states. The Crossroads Theater did a reading of his full-length playCastling in April and Promised Land has been accepted into multiple festivals this summer and fall. He is a recovering journalist, a petroleum landman, and a dad.
Angela Gant has received two national playwriting awards at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival and has attended the Sundance Theatre Laboratory as the Kennedy Center Grantee. In 2009, Ms Gant wrote the book for the musical Three Dames Make a Queen, which debuted at Don’t Tell Mama in New York City. She is completing her PhD at Texas Tech University.
The Body of Eva Peron is the seventh winner of the Gloria Ann Barnell Peter Playwright Competition. In 2005, the friends and family of Ms Peter, a playwright, actress, and lover of history, established a fund to underwrite the GABP Playwright Competition to honor her memory and to encourage the writing and production of theatre art. The announcement of the next competition and its criteria will come in the fall of 2014.