Sunday, May 14, 2017

Thanks to all involved in the 3rd Annual Silver and Gold Soirée

Special thanks to Ariel Wolter Rhoades and Suzanne Tegland for organizing the event and all the musicians, artists, and community members who helped make it a successful evening.  Photos thanks to Rollan Fell plus musicians and patrons.  Proceeds over $5000 which is huge for your orchestra. We so appreciate everyone's help.

Thanks to IG Winery for hosting us.













































Thursday, April 20, 2017

Third Annual Silver and Gold Soirée: Silent Auction and Raffle

Join OSU for an evening of live music, good food, and fun on Friday, May 12, from 5 to 7 pm at the IG Winery, 59 West Center. Remember to get tickets in advance from Emily Hepworth at 435-233-8213. 


LIve music from Wilhelm starts the evening.

Dvorak with Southern Utah String Quartet plus popular music.

Jazz Dekette provides a fitting finale.




Gregory A. Mauger is providing this wonderful photograph from Snow Canyon custom framed for the auction. You can see more of his work at http://www.pgphotographystudio.com/portfolio.html
Title: "Perseverance"
Status: Limited Edition of 20 (This will be number 5)
Size: TBD - Most likely 11x17
Description: A lone tree in a slot canyon finding a way to grow and survive in the toughest of conditions.
Value: $1,200.00


















Thanks to Carl Mazur for an exquisite acrylic print of Lower Antelope Canyon for the auction. (our photo does not do it justice, but gives you an idea). See more of his work at http://www.carlmazur.com (minimum $250)

You are Invited to Join OSU for a Pleasant Evening
By Alex Szuhay


It has been another splendid season for the Orchestra of Southern Utah, which has embarked for the past six months on the melodic journeys of many composers, from Copland to Rossini and from Rachmaninov to Beethoven. It even had the great pleasure of introducing to Cedar City and the world an original composition by Mark Dal Porto. It would seem, then, that the time is soon upon us all for OSU’s third annual Silver and Gold Soiree to celebrate such an extraordinary season and a wonderfully supportive community. The soiree this year is under the direction of Suzanne Tegland and Ariel Rhoades.
On May 12 from 5 to 7 p.m., the orchestra will host the Silver and Gold Soiree at the new IG Winery location at 59 W. Center St. in Cedar City. Tickets will be $10 per person, which is well worth the price for an evening of hors d’oeuvres, live music, great company, and, of course, wine provided by our local winery. Delightful nonalcoholic sparkling juices will also be provided. Dress should be appropriate for a garden party, and silver or gold never hurts! Tickets can only be purchased in advance! Call Emily Hepworth at (435) 233-8213 and reserve yours today!
Music will be provided by some of the very same OSU musicians who have helped to make the magic possible this season. Live music performances this year will include the illustrious and talented Southern Utah String Quartet, the boisterous musicianship of the Jazz Dectet, and local gypsy/jazz band Wilhelm, lead by OSU’s concertmistress.
There will also be a silent auction that will feature donations ranging from fine art and furniture to gift certificates and food, all made possible by generous local artists, contributors, and businesses in the community. All proceeds from the acution will help the orchestra fund another season and will assist with expensive needs such as music purchases, rentals, and licensing fees for performance and recording.  One piece of music can cost as much as $2000 to rent!
Last year, the Soirée raised around $5,000, a sensational amount and one most appreciated by every member of OSU.  It is the greatest hope that this trend can be continued this year and that all in attendance have a wonderful time, support our orchestra, and leave with a little something nice.
Andy Levine. Title: "Warbird"
Facebook.com/AL.Artistic
www.artfinder.com/andy-levine-artistic

Color Country Clan by New York artist Lane Twitchell.

Cards by Ronald Wolter.
Piano watercolor:  Callie Flanagan (OSU member)

Ceramics by OSU Musician Debbie Jackson



Ukulele:  donated by Cedar Music Store

Handmade fused glass bowl:  Carrie Trenholm 

 Road Trippin' gift basket:  Brooke MacNaughtan (OSU member and Board member)


Handmade journal by Cindy Kroening

Utah landscape watercolor:  Tina Davis (local artist)

Asian flower prints:  (donated by OSU member Ariel Rhoades)
Red Canyon Spa


Poetry by Danielle Dubrasky, CD of Mark Dal Porto piece from Feb. concert.


Pastel by Arlene Braithwaite













Groovacious basket

Pastel by Steve Yates

Set of China
Conservatory at Balmoral Castle in Scotland by Des Penny

Four panorama photo set from Scotland available at OSU event.
Donations of art, music related items, and services welcome.


More items updated regularly at https://www.facebook.com/events/220728471723772/permalink/245742325889053/

Monday, April 17, 2017

Season Finale Photos, April 2017 concert

Thanks to patrons and musicians for the photos.  Congratulations to the soloists and great appreciate to all involved in this year's OSU season.

Carson Drawe after performance of Gershwin on piano
Jocelyn Taylor, after her Mozart performance.
Sarah Sun performed Rachmaninoff on concert.

Soloists with conductors Carylee Zwang and Adam Lambert on concert conclusion.

Soloists with OSU President Harold Shirley at the reception.



Dr. and Mrs. Jim Harrison at Musically Speaking before the concert, directed by Jackie Riddle-Jackson

Thanks to the Heritage Center staff and ushers who assist with OSU concerts. 

SUU Brass provided prelude music.

Larry Life and Steven Swift record the concerts, CDs and DVDs available: http://www.orchestraofsouthernutah.org/concert_order_form?print=1

Mandy Hepworth and Jarom Minkler serve as OSU librarians.  


Soloists backstage with conductors at intermission.

Cellist Leah Brown with Las Vegas patrons.

Reception treats provided by Sub-Zero ice cream.

Roice Nelson, OSU Chorale, and Salt Lake concert visitor.  Music for all ages at OSU concerts.
*Upcoming*

Silver and Gold Soirée on Friday, May 11, 5-7 p.m.
Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Contact Emily Hepworth at 435-233-8213 to purchase tickets.

Orchestra of Southern Utah, P.O. Box 312, Cedar City, UT  84721
Website:  http://myosu.org/

Emily Hepworth
OSU Manager
435-233-8213