Season tickets for the 2008-09 Chipola Artist Series can be purchased in the college Business Office located in the Student Services Building or by phoning 850-718-2220.
The highly-acclaimed four-event series opens Sept. 22 with "Vienna to Broadway" presented by the Jacksonville Lyrics Opera Company. "Vienna to Broadway" includes highlights of operetta, grand opera, and classic Broadway favorites performed by a quartet of gifted soloists and their superb accompanist. Titles include The Merry Widow, Die Fledermaus, La Boheme, La Traviata, The Student Prince, Show Boat and Carousel, among others. The show features musical staging reflecting the historical period of each piece, supported by seamless transitions from number to number. Stylish costumes and colorful scenic projections will add to the audience’s enjoyment of this musical presentation. Vienna to Broadway is produced in association with Opera Management Corporation, New York City.
The second event will be "An Appalachian Christmas," presented by the Atlanta Pops Orchestra. This group will delight audience members at Chipola, Monday, Dec. 8. Perfect for the holiday season, the Atlanta Pops Orchestra’s 2008 holiday tour of "An Appalachian Christmas" creates the feeling of a small community at Christmas time with a diverse program including traditional and not so traditional holiday favorites ranging from "The 12 Days of Christmas," "Little Drummer Boy," "In Dulci Jubilo," "Deck the Halls," and music from the Appalachian region using flute, harp, dulcimer as performed by Gentle Rain and Scott Douglas. The audience will join in with some surprises toward the end of the show. Come early and hear the brass section playing in the lobby at 6:30 p.m.
Next, on Monday, Jan. 26 "The Music at the Crossroads" presented by Celtic Crossroads will have audiences enjoying St. Patrick’s Day a bit early. Celtic Crossroads is critically- acclaimed as one of the best live music concerts to come from Ireland in over 20 years. This magical display of music incorporates seven world-class musicians, playing an array of both traditional and non-traditional instruments on stage, creating a truly incredible and unforgettable musical experience.
The last event in the series will be Christine Yoshikawa, classical pianist, who will perform Tuesday, March 24. This Canadian pianist has enjoyed a multi-faceted international career performing as soloist with orchestras, recitalist, chamber musician, and teaching master-classes throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Critics have praised her as an artist of "impeccable artistry, radiant lyricism, and virtuosity" for her interpretation of traditional and contemporary repertoire. A prize-winner of national and international competitions, recent concert engagements have taken her to the United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Spain and France. She holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Arizona State University under the tutelage of Robert Hamilton and is the 2000 Toradze Institute Charter Fellow of Indiana University South Bend. She is on the Roster of Recording Artists for Eroica Classical Recordings and serves on faculty at Chipola College.
The Chipola Artist Series is funded through Chipola’s Performing Arts Fund, with grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Southern Arts Federation, the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, the Chipola Regional Arts Association and corporate donors.
Season tickets—$40 for all four events—entitle holders to same seat reserved seats, invitations to the "Meet The Artist" receptions hosted by Superior Bank, The Bank of Bonifay, Regions Bank, and First Capital Bank and a subscription to the CRAA arts calendar. A limited number of individual event tickets—$12 for adults and $8 for ages 18 and under—will be available prior to each performance at the Chipola Business Office. Great entertainment at bargain pricing.
For performance information, contact Joan Stadsklev at 850-718-2301 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For season tickets, call the Chipola Business Office at 850-718-2220