2021-2022 PERFORMANCE SEASON
Friday, May 6th, 2022 (21-22 Season)
Mary, Maggy, Marta, from Nairobi, Kenya, present a program that is as unique as their talents. They interpret some well-known selections from the American Songbook and dazzle with their illuminating take on Broadway, new and old. Throw in a dash of Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman to swing, a flash of pop to provoke, then cash it all in with some gospel for salvation, add a traditional Swahili children’s song to bring it all back home. The exceptional talents of these three sisters blend these music genres to create an amazing, fulfilling and entertaining evening.
MAX HATT/EDDA GLASS
Saturday, March 25th, 2022 (21-22 Season)
Max Hatt / Edda Glass have “an incomparable spook” and a “unique sound” (Nashville Scene and NPR’s Larry Groce). Their award-winning original music and mesmerizing reinventions of the Great American Songbook create a swoon-inducing soundscape of voice and guitar that is both epic and intimate, making one feel “both lost and found, all at once” (New York Theater Guide). If we live in uneasy times, this music is both a reflection and antidote, an escape that is really a healing-in-place. As heard on NPR, PBS, NYC’s Lincoln Center, DC’s Kennedy Center, and the Sundance Film Festival.
Friday, March 4th, 2022 (21-22 Season)
OSU and The Goddard Center would like to invite you and your family to come and enjoy an evening of operatic classics. OSU Opera Theatre will present opera vingettes live on The Goddard Center stage. This group of college students make opera fun and enjoyable for all ages, both opera aficionados and novices alike. The performance is directed by professors Steve Sanders & April Golliver-Mohiuddin.
Friday, January 21st, 2022 (21-22 Season)
In Circus Incognitus, virtuoso clown Jamie Adkins is the vulnerable everyman. An expert at comedy born of desperation, Jamie’s performance is humble and unguarded. Adkins deftly escorts the audience along his poetic journey with sidesplitting wit. Jamie Adkins began his career at the age of 13 in San Diego, California, where he delighted passers-by as a street performer. Later in San Francisco, he joined the Pickle Family Circus. Then this eclectic clown, juggler, balancing artist and one-hundred percent poet joined Montréal’s Cirque Éloize.
BACH TO THE FUTURE
Friday, December 17th, 2021 (21-22 Season)
Chart-Topping Pianist Michael Silverman Takes Classical Music Into the Modern Age with BACH TO THE FUTURE! Imagine the classics - Bach, Beethoven, Mozart - performed in exciting new ways... modern jazz, African, and Latin rhythms. Bach to the Future brings an exciting, whimsical approach to the most beloved music of all time, and some of the most interesting cutting-edge instruments you’ll ever see. Featured instruments include the Drumitar and a 6-stringed electric violin that sounds like Jimi-Hendrix. All four players are world renowned performers, best-selling authors, and highly acclaimed composers.
Friday, October 15th, 2021 (21-22 Season)
Hiroya is a one-of-a-kind composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter from Kyoto, Japan. He began playing the five-string banjo when he was thirteen, and took up the guitar shortly after. In 2000, Hiroya received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music and came to the United States. He formed his own group in Boston “INTEROCEANICO” which consists of unique musicians from different continents including Latin Grammy Colombian singer Marta Gomez. In 2018, Hiroya won 2nd place in the National Flat-Picking Championship in Winfield, KS.
Friday, September 10th, 2021 (21-22 Season)
David Whiteman and the King David Band is the most versatile and entertaining dance/party bands in America. Led by vocalist/guitarist David Whiteman, this 13-piece band cuts no corners entertaining, combining the finest available mix of musicianship, vocals, sound and stage lighting. Covering the widest range of genres, featuring Current Top 40, Pop, R&B, Funk, Hip Hop, Rock, Latin and Dance variety music, including many of your favorite current hits and classics dating back to the 1960’s.