Maureen Hurd, clarinet

Maureen Hurd, clarinet
Sunday, November 4, 2007, 8pm

School of Music Recital Hall, Glidden Hall
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

Maureen Hurd is assistant professor of clarinet in the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. She has appeared as soloist, chamber musician and orchestral clarinetist in concerts throughout Europe, Asia and North America, including a recent performance at the 2005 International Clarinet Association ClarinetFest in Tokyo, Japan. Hurd has performed with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in Alice Tully Hall and earned praise from The New York Times for her performance at the 2004 Norfolk Chamber Music Festival in Connecticut. Her performances of contemporary chamber music include appearances at New York’s Merkin Hall, in a Mitteldeutsche Rundfunk radio broadcast of American music in Germany, and with the Prism Players.

She earned a doctorate of musical arts, master of musical arts, and master of music degrees from the Yale School of Music where she studied with David Shifrin and Charles Neidich. At Yale, she examined materials in the Benny Goodman Archive to produce award-winning research on Goodman’s classical commissions that was recognized by the International Clarinet Association in competition in 2001. She frequently presents masterclasses, recitals, lectures and clinics at clarinet festivals, universities and conferences.



Calliope Feminist Choir Open Rehearsals

Calliope Feminist Choir Open Rehearsals
Child care now available
Monday, November 5 & 12, 2007, 6-8 p.m.

Christ Lutheran Church
69 Mill St, Athens, Ohio

Calliope Feminist Choir is excited to announce the availability of childcare for singers during rehearsals. Two open rehearsals, Nov. 5 and 12, will allow interested women who need child care to come participate while their children are watched by students from the service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega.

Calliope focuses on performing music written and arranged by women, honoring women, and promoting peace, justice, and equality. Formed in 1993, the choir now numbers approx. 35 women of diverse backgrounds and ages, from 17 to 70. Calliope performs at fundraisers and other community events, including the November third UCM 25th annual dinner celebration. The chorus rehearses Mondays 6-8 p.m. in the Christ Lutheran Church.

Women interested in attending please call 740-662-2022.

Holly Oberle, Organ

Holly Oberle, Organ
Sunday, November 4, 2007, 4pm – 5pm

First Presbyterian Church
222 N Broad St, Lancaster, Ohio

Ohio University Music Librarian Holly Oberle will present an organ recital. She has a B.M. in organ performance from Baldwin Wallace College, a M.M. in harpsichord performance and a D.M.A. in organ and harpsichord performance from Catholic University.

25th Annual UCM Dinner and Auction

Benefit: 25th Annual UCM Dinner and Auction
Saturday, November 3, 2007, 5-pm

Athens Community Center
701 E. State St, Athens, Ohio
$25 to $100 (sliding scale); $15 students

UCM‘s biggest annual fundraiser turns 25 this year! An eclectic international buffet will be provided by Purple Chopstix, with appetizers by Salaam. Pat and Wanda Sheridan of Shamrock Auction Service will have hundreds of donations, including goods, services, artwork, and crafts, from local businesses and individuals up for auction to the highest bidder. The highlighted auction item is a one-week stay in Bonita Springs, Florida- 15 miles north of Naples.

Live entertainment by CALLIOPE FEMINIST CHOIR and the Greg Bikowski jazz trio.

Contact: Call UCM: Center for Spiritual Growth and Social Justice at 740-593-7301 or ucm -at- now for your reservation!

Dance: Lesley Byers & the Jazz Cats

Lesley Byers & the Jazz Cats
Fall Quarter Swing Dance
Friday, November 2, 2007, 8pm-Midnight

Baker Center Rm 240
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
Small cover charge

Quarterly swing dance of the OU Jitterbug Club, open to everyone! All forms of dance welcome. There is a beginner lesson before each dance from 8-9 p.m. Bands begin at 9 p.m. Featuring live music from Chicago: LESLEY BYERS and the Jazz Cats.

Rosemary Clooney meets Bette Midler. … Lesley Byers & The Jazz Cats recreate this era’s best music made famous by the times most incredible musicians…Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald.

Regular events admission $5; registered club members $4.

Contact: bh123005 -at-

Sweet Adelines Concert

Hocking Valley Sweet Adelines
25th Anniversary – Barbershop Beach Party!
Saturday, October 20, 2007, 2 PM & 8 PM

Athens Middle School Auditorium
51 W. State St, Athens, Ohio
General admission $5; At door $10

download flyerThe Hocking Valley Chorus of the Sweet Adelines celebrates its quarter-of-a-century birthday this year. Free parking at this, the annual concert.

SEE:Local group celebrates sweet anniversary,” Athens Messenger, 10/7/07

Contact: 740-662-2022

Little Cities of Black Diamonds Day

Little Cities of Black Diamonds Day
Sunday, October 21, 2007 Noon-5pm

Miller School, St. Rt. 155, Hemlock, Ohio (map)

Little Cities of Black Diamonds Day celebrates the history, culture, and natural environment of the former Hocking Valley Coal Boom region, which once impacted the portions of four southeastern Ohio counties, and that today is the heart of the Wayne National Forest. Live music, speakers, a gymnasium full of exhibits, a quilt show, and outstanding homemade soups and pies await visitors. (Those that I know are female are in CAPS.)

  • Noon – Exhibit Hall & Food Stand opens
  • 12:10PM – Opening of Diamonds In The Rough: The Legacy of Coal Mining in Ohio’s Hill Country exhibit by Ray McKinnis, Bob Evans Homestead Museum
  • 12:20PM – Opening of Miners of the Little Cities Registry by CHERYL BLOSSER, Registry Director.
  • 12:30PMLiving History Characters John and Mary Holt, a miner and his wife from the Hocking Valley Coal Boom Era portrayed by Ken Bowald and KATHY DEVECKA.
  • 1:00PM – An hour long concert with the best of music from the 1970s by Rosemont Crossing.(1 female member)
  • 2:15PM – Three deserving area citizens will be awarded the annual Little Cities Spirit Award.
  • 2:30PM – The always uplifting concert from the children of the Millcreek Elementary Choir under the direction of CONNIE ALFMAN.
  • 3:00PM – The premiere of the hour long film documentary Devil’s Oven: The Fire in the heart of the Little Cities of Black Diamonds. Film producer VALDA LEWIS and narrator Bob Singleton will be present to introduce and discuss the film.
  • 4:15PM – A musical tribute to coal miners will be given by Athens musicians and Ohio University professors Rich Greenlee and Jack Wright.
  • 5PM – Event Concludes