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Anderson Symphony Orchestra Concert, Sept. 6

August 8, 2014 Leave a comment
Emma Campbell

Emma Campbell. Photo provided by the Anderson Symphony and used with written permission.

By Dana Stone
Anderson Symphony Orchestra
http://andersonsymphony.org/

Anderson native and violinist Emma Campbell, 16, will perform as a soloist with the Anderson Symphony Orchestra in their first concert of the season Saturday, September 6, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Paramount Theatre Center.

The young musician will perform all three movements of Haydn’s Violin Concerto No. 4 in G Major. Campbell is a regular member of the Orchestra’s violin section; however, this is her first time to be featured as a soloist. She is the winner of numerous competitions, including the Hoosier Auditions State Violin Competition, and has performed with other regional orchestras, such as the Lafayette Symphony.

The concert will open with the stirring overture to one of Mozart’s most beloved operas—The Marriage of Figaro. Following the violin concerto, Maestro Richard Sowers will lead the orchestra in a performance of Beethoven’s beautiful seventh symphony.

Ticket prices start at $22 for adults, $18 for seniors and $5 for students. They can be purchased by calling (765) 644-2111 or online at www.andersonsymphony.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

In Brief:
The ASO features the talented local violinist, 16 year-old Emma Campbell as a guest artist in their opening concert of the season.

Performers:
Anderson Symphony Orchestra

Conductor:
Richard Sowers

Soloist:
Emma Campbell, Violin

Location:
Paramount Theatre, 1124 Meridian Plaza, Anderson, Indiana

Date & Time:
Saturday, September 6, 7:30 p.m.

Repertoire:
MOZART, Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
HAYDN, Violin Concerto No. 4 in G Major
BEETHOVEN, Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92

Tickets:
Adults – $22-$32
Seniors – $18-$32
Students – $5-$26
At the door, 765-644-2111 or online at www.andersonsymphony.org

Paramount Theatre 85th Birthday Celebration, Aug. 14-16

July 23, 2014 Leave a comment
Paramount Theatre in Anderson

The historic Paramount Theatre in Anderson. AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2011, all rights reserved.

By Gayle Jones Burris
Paramount Theatre
http://www.andersonparamount.org/

The historic Paramount Theatre in Anderson, Indiana, celebrates its 85th birthday with three days of special events, Aug. 14-16, 2014.

Thursday, August 14 at 7 pm in the Theater
An Evening with the Gaither Vocal Band

A full evening of entertainment and meaningful music is a rare treat any time, but when the occasion includes the best-loved voices in gospel music…it’s a must-see celebration!  If you attend just one musical event this year, an evening hosted by Bill Gaither and featuring these artists is one you can’t miss.  It will leave you encouraged, grateful and most certainly smiling! The Gaither Vocal Band is coming to The Paramount to help celebrate our 85th birthday with a benefit concert. Tickets available online and at the box office Tuesday-Friday 9am to 5pm. Order by phone at 765-642-1234.
Friday, August 15 at 7:30 pm in the Theater
A Night at The Movies a la 1929

To celebrate our 85th birthday we are showing a vintage movie at The Paramount.  Our friends from United Way will also be joining us to see a 1929 Newsreel, silent cartoon, and “The Saturday Night Kid.” Steve Jackson will be narrating Anderson movies from that era.  Main floor tickets are only $2.  Balcony and Mezzanine seating is $20 per ticket and includes special celebration cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Mezzanine and Balcony guests are encouraged to come in costume!

Saturday, August 16 at 8 pm in The Hardacre Ballroom
Paramount 85th Birthday Dance with Larry Mechem Band

One of the lasting memories of many of our Paramount fans is of dancing in the beautiful Hardacre Ballroom.  We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate 85 years in that beautiful space than to have a dance with Larry Mechem’s band.  All styles of dance and live music makes for a memorable evening.  And don’t forget the birthday cake!  Tickets are $20 per person and will be available at our box office Tuesday-Friday Noon-5pm or online at http://www.andersonparamount.org.  Doors will open at 7:30 pm.

The Paramount is located at 1124 Meridian Plaza in downtown Anderson. For more information, visit http://www.andersonparamount.org/, or call 765-642-1234.

 

Black History Month Series at Paramount Theatre

January 20, 2014 Leave a comment
Paramount Theatre in Anderson

The historic Paramount Theatre. AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2010, all rights reserved.

By Gayle Jones Burris
Paramount Theatre
http://www.andersonparamount.org/

The Paramount Heritage Foundation, Inc. celebrates Black History Month through March with historical storytelling. By virtue of a grant provided by The Madison County Community Foundation, Inc., The Paramount presents a Black History Month Celebration Series, with three distinctive performances providing historical accounts of important events in our nation’s civil rights history.

Wed., Jan. 29, 2014, 7 pm.
The first of the series features “Stories from the Underground Railroad,” presented by Bob Sander and Deborah Asante. In this dramatic storytelling event, the perils of the enslaved people’s escape to freedom are shared as the characters travel along the informal route known as the Underground Railroad.  Songs, rhythms and the story of the lives to two children bring these tales to life.

Thu., Feb. 20, 2014, 7 pm.
The second presentation of the series features “Tuskegee Airmen of World War II,” presented by Rochel Garner Coleman II. The audience will learn the history of the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II through the character, Captain Charles H. Debrow.  These stories are based on research and oral histories gathered from living airmen.

Wed., Mar. 19, 2014, 7 pm.
The third presentation of the series features “This Little Light of Mine- Civil Rights through the Eyes of a Child” presented by Deborah Asante.  Listeners will experience the story of the Children’s Crusade of 1963 through the eyes of one of the children who marched.

Tickets prices for the three part series are $15 for Adults and $6 for children/students.  Individual presentation tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children/students.  Tickets are available at the Paramount Box Office, Tuesday-Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, or online at www.andersonparamount.org. Tix.com service fees apply.

The presenters are teaching artists from Arts for Learning, the Indiana Affiliate of Young Audiences from Indianapolis.  They are all professional artists who have gone through a rigorous audition process and receive ongoing training on teaching in and through the arts. Annually, Arts for Learning the Indiana Affiliate of Young Audiences reaches approximately 65,000 students with quality arts in education programming.

For more information, call 765-642-1234.

Things to do in Indianapolis, Oct. 7-13, 2013

October 6, 2013 Leave a comment