The Orchestra of Southern Utah
Fall Recital Series 2016
September 6, 2016
A Legacy Begins
Directed by Melissa Leavitt
A collection of music and songs to celebrate our journey and where we came from!
Common Ground is a vocal/instrumental group which enjoys sharing popular and folk music. The group consists of Jim Howells plus Des and Sara Penny. They are active musicians in the community and have performed on the fall recitals for several years as well as for Groovefest, Farmer's Market, and church events. They have chosen two love songs for the first recital, "I'll Have to Say I Love You in a Song" and the Irish tune "Star of County Down".
"We're called "The Red Hill Rangers" and we've been together for six years. I have been playing for over 50 years with other groups and solo so I always seem to have to have a backup band to play with me. I love to give other people a chance to be on stage and enjoy what I've enjoyed for such a long time. We're looking forward to playing September 6th and we're going to be ready. Bob Nolan is such a hero to me and he was a part of the beginning of the "Sons of the Pioneers" and their history has become a legacy of Western Music through the years," said Steve Downs.
The MB3 Quartet is composed of David Bolsover (sax), Christian Bohnenstengel (piano), Trekker Burt (bass), and Manny Mosqueda (djembe, or African drums). The group plays bebop, post-bop, and hard-bop jazz; blues, standards, various Latin styles, and originals. They have played together since the fall of 2015, playing monthly at the Artisans Gallery on Center Street. Christian is the piano instructor at SUU; Trekker is a music student there, David is a retired editor from the federal government, and Manny is a semi-retired realtor. All live in the Cedar City area.
The Washburn Family Bluegrass Band plays traditional, hard driving bluegrass. They have been performing for about one year. The boys all started on their instruments as early as they could hold them. Paul grew up playing in a family bluegrass band and wanted to carry on that experience when he had a family. Luckily, his family has enjoyed it. The boys especially have enjoyed being able to have some shows to exhibit their talents.
Nicole Ray will be playing Scarborough Fair, an English folk song, on piano.
Village Voices is one of Southern Utah’s outstanding vocal ensembles. Founded in 2011, the chamber choir gathered to share their love for singing, especially in the realm of choral music. The ensemble is dedicated to exploring the coloring of acapella music from baroque to jazz. Based in Cedar City, director Danny Hansen and his twelve singers are noted for their diverse repertoire and performing excellence. In addition to a busy season of concerts, including opening for The Piano Guys this summer, the choir contributes many hours to the arts scene of Southern Utah.
Come join us at our first OSU event of the season Musical Legacy.
This is only the beginning....
Heritage Center Theater
September 6, 2016
Suggested Donation $8.00 Adults, $5.00 Students