DCCA brings back the music – and fun

Marilyn Delk


The Dark County Center for the Arts’ 44th season moves into the new year, bringing a wealth of music, creativity, excitement and culture to its devoted audience. The rest of DCCA’s schedule also includes a lot of fun. First up is DCCA’s extremely popular annual fundraiser, “A Taste of Wine and Jazz,” taking place on Friday, January 20th. However, if you haven’t got your tickets for this feast of food, fun and music yet, he’ll have to wait until 2024 because it’s sold out. But don’t worry. There are still many fun opportunities in store for all ages and artistic tastes.

On Saturday, February 11, bluegrass supergroup Appalachian Road Show showcases incredible musicianship at Greenville’s Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall, just two months after their premiere performance at Narville’s iconic Grand Ole Opry. To do. Drawing inspiration from Appalachia’s rich and vibrant history, the group has released three best-selling his albums since joining forces in 2018. The band is made up of Barry Abernathy, Todd Phillips, Zev Snyder, Jim VanCleave and Darrell Webb, and includes past Grammy winners and future winners who have had impressive careers in acoustic music in the past. Includes musicians.

Following the special event by the Appalachian Road Show, DCCA’s next schedule is Sunday, February 19, with Tutti frutti and York Theater Royal’s Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling, a family theater series at St. Clair Memorial Hall. will delight all audiences. Wittyly scripted and worthy of a message, the show will premiere at DCCA’s final FTS presentation of the 2022-23 season, Llama Llama—LIVE!, at the Bay Area Children’s Theater on Sunday, March 26. Suitable for audiences of all ages, as well. A fun drama starring everyone’s favorite little llama, based on Anna Dudney’s best-selling book.

Those who missed out on the “wine and jazz” fun can catch up on the festivities on March 17, when the Montage Café hosts DCCA’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration “Irish Waves.” Additional attractions to attend the party include Irish food, craft beer, Celtic music from Sons O’Blarney, and an ‘Off to the Isle’ raffle that offers the chance to actually visit the Emerald Isle.

Cellist Hannah Alkia and her husband Joe Scott invented and performed the Giggyo, touring the world to spread the joyful sound. They call themselves “Acoustic Eidolons” and will showcase their talents at Montage Her Café on Thursday, March 23, as part of DCCA’s Cozy Coffee House series. For reference, the Guiggio is an acoustic guitar, but strung like a banjo. The coffee house season concludes his Thursday, April 20, with young guitarist Elden Kelly performing in the cozy space of Arcanum’s Wayne Trail His Historical His Society. An accomplished composer and vocalist, Elden is incapable of producing delightful music that stretches across genre and style boundaries.

During the month of April, DCCA audiences will be happily showered with the unique sound of “Sons of Serendip,” an eclectic quartet of harpists, cellists, pianists and vocalists. “Sons of Serendip” hits the Memorial Hall stage on Saturday, April 22nd. These amazingly talented and versatile musicians first came to our attention as finalists for America’s Got Her Talent. Stardom.

DCCA’s 2022-2023 season will conclude on Saturday, May 27th with the much-anticipated concert by the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, an outstanding organization with a melodious repertoire and highly talented musicians. These musicians love to perform and their music reflects their joy and enthusiasm. The Dark County Center for the Arts provides a variety of opportunities to enjoy the benefits of the arts and continues to enrich the lives of our communities in many ways.

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