MAC Music

The High Street Jazz Band to Perform at the MAC Saturday April 21st @ 8pm

The MAC's very own High Street Jazz band will be entertaining you with their Dixieland and Rag Time style this Saturday in the MAC's Tanner Theatre! The concert will also include Fleetwood Brass, a CCA low brass quintet, playing music that has been exclusively arranged by their members. Some of the songs include "Misty Mountains", "In the Hall of the Mountain King", "Country Roads", and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough."  Tickets are $10 and admission for children under 12 is free!! All proceeds from the ticket sales are graciously donated to the MAC, so come on out and support your community arts center with a night of killer music.

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MAC Music night Featuring Mother Brown

Mother Brown will be coming back to the MAC on Feburary 17 @ 8pm. Mother Brown plays a variety of rock covers with an emphasis on improvisation, with no song always being the same. Material ranges from CCR to the Beatles to the Grateful Dead. "We all have day jobs, but Mother Brown gives us a chance to play the music we love." 27971921_1623915307654535_2691133740394509889_n
Featuring: Rob Freedlander on drums, Josh Daniel on electric guitar, Jack Falbo on bass, Erik Yoder on electric guitar.

Tickets are $10 call and reserve yours today! 

 

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Allegheny Chamber Players’ Winter, 2018 Concert to feature two Wind Quintets

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The Allegheny Chamber Players will present their winter concert of chamber music on Sunday, February 4 at Monongalia Arts Center (MAC).

Entitled “1+3+5 times 2,” the program includes music for solo piano by Antonín Dvořák and solo harp by Germaine Tailleferre, trios by Darius Milhaud and Ludwig van Beethoven, and woodwind quintets by Americans Gunther Schuller and Alvin Etler.

Christopher Wilkinson, director of the ensemble, notes that, in the words of the late Robert Mann, founder of the Juilliard String Quartet, “chamber music reflects the social phenomenon of making music among equals” and that in chamber music the composer is interested in “giving expression to his most subtle and complicated thoughts.”

This program will offer listeners a wide variety of composers’ thoughts and, in the process, will provide listeners with ample opportunity to observe the “making of music among equals.” It will begin with a wind quintet by Gunther Schuller, the middle movement of which combines elements of jazz and classical music to produce what the composer called “Third Stream music.”  The Czech composer Antonín Dvořák is perhaps best known for his Ninth Symphony, “From the New World,” but here will be performed some of his most intimate music for solo piano, revealing a very different sensibility.  Two works by French composers will follow: Suite for Clarinet, Violin, and Piano by Milhaud and the Sonata for Harp by one of his contemporaries, Germaine Tailleferre.

Two works make up the second half of the program.  Quintet #1 for Woodwinds by Alvin Etler presents an example of mid-20th century American Neoclassicism.  Beethoven’s Trio in Eb major, Opus 1, #1 for violin cello, and piano; one of the composer’s first published compositions will conclude the concert . 

Members of the Allegheny Chamber Players are Carol Beall (piano) Sara Beattie (cello), Natalie Buckley (piano), Catherine Dowd (horn), Jeanne Frieben (clarinet), Matthew V. Held (bassoon), Sara Kent (oboe), Evan Klein (oboe), Christine Mazza (harp), John Morrison (piano), Stephanie Pratt (violin), Alyssa Schwartz (flute), and Christopher Wilkinson (clarinet).The concert begins at 4:00 p.m. Tickets for the one-night event are available for purchase over the phone, at monartscenter.com/shop, and at the MAC Lobby Desk. MAC is located at 107 High Street, Morgantown, WV. Inquiries should be directed to info@monartscenter.com or 304-292-3325. For more information about the Allegheny Chamber Players, contact Christopher Wilkinson at Chris.Wilkinson@mail.wvu.edu.

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ARTS Walk Returns To MAC: Art, Music and More…

TG post cardFriday, September 22 marks the return of the annual Morgantown ARTS Walk from 6 – 9 pm. The program, sponsored by Greater Morgantown Convention and Visitors Bureau, Main Street Morgantown, Monongalia Arts Center (MAC) and Arts Monongahela, is intended to celebrate the hardworking arts community in Morgantown.

MAC will be one of the information points on the ARTS Walk, which features street vendors and events across High Street, and it will host programming as well. Two new art exhibitions will be unveiled during the event: Life In The Projects, and Transcending the Gutter. The public opening reception for the two events will take place from 6 – 9 pm in accordance with the ARTS Walk schedule, welcoming the public to experience and celebrate the artists’ work.

 

Life In The Projects, the first solo exhibition featuring John Michael Barone, will be featured downstairs in the Benedum Gallery. It will feature many of Barone’s signature pieces, featured in many of MAC’s previous exhibitions, as well as some new pieces. Barone is the executive director at Artist Collective West Virginia, and known for his psychedelic and mystical style and a love for pop culture and humor.

 

Transcending the Gutter will be featured upstairs in the Davis Gallery with contributions from multiple artists. This exhibition features musical performances by Orville Rex and Hericide at 9 pm, with a $5 cover charge.

 

MAC is located at 107 High Street, Morgantown, WV. Inquiries should be directed to info@monartscenter.com or 304-292-3325.

 

 

Image: Untitled by Capen Snyder, part of Transcending The Gutter

 

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Hiroya Tsukamoto- March 30

Hiroya Tsukamoto

Hiroya Tsukamoto

TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR HIROYA TSUKAMOTO CONCERT AT MAC

 

Hiroya Tsukamoto is an internationally-acclaimed guitarist, songwriter, and composer from Kyoto, Japan. After receiving a scholarship to study in the US in 2000, Hiroya began performing internationally. He has released six albums.

 

“Guitar poetry” is how Hiroya describes his music, and it is nothing short of accurate. His romantic songs tell a traveler’s story in a way that is cinematic and soulful. As Hiroya explains: “By playing music, I could travel to different places and times.” Growing up, Hiroya listened to many varieties of music, an influence that, along with his Japanese folk music roots, shaped his sound.

 

Hiroya Tsukamoto has received many accolades, and the Boston Herald says "Hiroya Tsukamoto takes us to an impressionistic journey." MAC invites you to come enjoy this unique experience that will take the audience across genres and cultures.

 

Tickets are currently available for this one-night only performance on Thursday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. in the Tanner Theatre. Admission is $10.

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