20th Lancaster Festival

20th Lancaster Festival
Lancaster, Ohio
July 19-28, 2007

The below list is cherry-picked for events featuring women, and I may have missed some. Complete schedule of 75 events around town, many free, at http://www.lanfest.org/

The Lancaster Festival is a non-profit organization, managed by members of the community, under the creative leadership of Artistic Director Gary Sheldon.

FRIDAY, JULY 20, 7 PM
Columbus Chorus

Bandstand, N. Broad St
Free
The Columbus Chorus is a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, a worldwide organization of women singers committed to advancing the musical art form of barbershop a cappella harmony.

Evening Rose – Celtic trio
SATURDAY, JULY 21, 10:45 AM Fairfield County Fairgrounds, Adults $4; Children free
SUNDAY, JULY 22, Noon, Kroger East, 1141 E Main St, Free
SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2 PM, Kroger Memorial, 1735 N Memorial Dr, Free
Evening Rose performs Celtic and traditional folk music utilizing three-party harmony and a wide variety of instruments including mountain dulcimers, hammered dulcimer, penny whistle, guitar, mandolin, and percussion. Group members include Laura Elder, Kathy Smith, and Cindy Wolfinger.

SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2-3 PM & 6-7 PM
Art Opening: Elena Osterwalder: An Artist’s Journey

Ohio University-Lancaster Wilkes Gallery, 1570 Granville Pike

SUNDAY, JULY 22, 3 PM
Women in the Arts Symposium

Ohio University-Lancaster Wilkes Gallery, 1570 Granville Pike
Join us for a lively discussion among local and nationally recognized artists who will share their experiences as women in contemporary arts today. This interactive discussion promises to offer a provocative look into gender issues in the arts.

SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2 PM
Date Your Quilts

Decorative Arts Center of Ohio, 145 E Main St
Bring one or two quilts to share and have them evaluated by professional appraisers Dee Dadik and Molly Butler. Call for more info 740-681-1423. The exhibition “Pieced Together” features a dazzling collection of traditional and contemporary quilts and unique fiber art constructions.

MONDAY, JULY 23 10:30 AM & 1:30 PM
Seona McDowell

10:30 AM Knights of Columbus Hall, 343 E Walnut St
1:30 PM River Valley Mall, 1635 River Valley Circle Free
Seona McDowell brings the colorful music, history and stories of the land “Down Under” to life.

MONDAY, JULY 23, 3:30 PM
Cafe Concert #2 – “Summer Medley”

Shaw’s Inn, 123 N Broad St
General Admission $12
Intimate and sublime, the Lancaster Festival Orchestra all-stars will perform a variety of chamber music works. Special guest STEVIE HOLLAND will perform two of composer Gary William Friedman’s works, Visions from his musical “The Last Supper,” and an expanded version of Edvard Grieg’s great song of love, “Jeg Elsker Dig” created by Friedman and Holland. Pianist JUDITH LYNN STILLMAN will also be performing Friedman’s piano solo “Nightingale.”

TUESDAY, JULY 24 & THURSDAY, JULY 26, 4 PM
Afternoon Tea – A Stitch in Time: A Celebration of Needlework

The Georgian Museum, 105 E. Wheeling St.
$30; call 740-654-9923 for reservations
Afternoon tea is served at the stately 19th-century mansion. Enjoy an elegant three-course menu, tea, and a celebration of the city’s contributions to the arts. Host: Fairfield Heritage Association.

TUESDAY, JULY 24, 8 PM
Chamber Orchestra – “All Beethoven” With The Eroica Trio and the Lancaster Festival Chamber Orchestra

Faith Memorial Church, 2610 W Fair Ave
Patron $18; Adult $14; Student/Senior $10
The reunion of favorite performers continues with the return of the popular Eroica Trio. Maestro Gary Sheldon conducts a classic all Beethoven program in the stunning acoustical setting of Faith Memorial Church. The world-renowned Eroica Trio thrills audiences with flawless technical virtuosity, enthusiasm and elegance. The group includes Susie Park, violin; Sara Sant Ambrogio, cello; and Erika Nickrenz, piano.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 3:30 PM
Cafe Concert #3 – You Gotta Have Harp!

Shaw’s Inn, 123 N Broad St
General Admission $12
An uplifting afternoon performance features Anastasia Jellison, harpist.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 7 PM
A Night of Song

Ohio University-Lancaster Wendel Concert Stage, 1570 Granville Pike
General Admission table and lawn seats Adult $15/$20 at Gate, Child $5
Singer-songwriter JEN CHAPIN in concert with Livingston Taylor and Dan May.

SATURDAY, JULY 28, 8:15 PM
A Grand Finale with Jo Dee Messina and the Lancaster Festival Orchestra

Ohio University-Lancaster Wendel Concert Stage, 1570 Granville Pike
Table Seats $25/$30; Adult Lawn $15/$20 at Gate, Child Lawn $5
Multi-platinum recording star Jo Dee Messina performs hits from her repertoire of country and popular music. The Lancaster Festival Orchestra, conducted by Gary Sheldon, will open with a colorful musical travelogue that celebrates popular Americana, including Copland’s rousing “Hoedown” from the Rodeo Suite. The evening and the 2007 Lancaster Festival come to a close with a fireworks extravaganza.

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