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Josh Turner

Sponsored by TrueCore Federal Credit Union
Josh Turner

Multi-platinum MCA Nashville recording artist Josh Turner, is one of country music's most recognizable hit-makers. With a rich, deep voice and distinctive style, Turner has sold more than 12 million units, is a disciple of traditional country music and one of the youngest members of the Grand Ole Opry. From his 2003 Platinum-selling debut Long Black Train to his most recent 2012 Billboard No. 1 release Punching Bag, Turner has garnered multiple GRAMMY, CMA, and ACM nominations. Turner's hits include "Your Man," "Why Don't We Just Dance," "Firecracker," "Would You Go with Me," "All Over Me," and "Time Is Love," the most played country song of 2012.
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10,000 Maniacs

10,000 Maniacs

One of pop music's most critically acclaimed bands, 10,000 Maniacs, will release a collection of their most popular songs recorded live in concert. For nearly 35 years, 10,000 Maniacs has won the hearts and ears of music fans around the world selling over 10 million records. The group was founded in the fall of 1981 in Jamestown, NY. Together with artists like R.E.M. they helped define "college rock" and the first wave of "alternative rock" bands with their pop-conscious, literate and lush aesthetic.
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Seth Glier

Stage Door Cabaret Series sponsored by Huntington Bank
Seth Glier

Despite his relatively young age, MPress recording artist Seth Glier is a seasoned troubadour. A singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist who averages over 250 live performances annually, Seth has gone from opening act to headlining his own shows and playing major festivals. He's shared the stage with artists as diverse as James Taylor, Ani DiFranco, Edwin McCain, Martin Sexton, Emmylou Harris and Ryan Adams, and has quickly become known for his passionate live sets and powerful command of both piano and guitar.
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An Evening with Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen

Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen

One night, one stage... two incredible songwriters! Don't miss these legendary, award‐winning musicians in an 'up close and personal' intimate concert experience. LYLE LOVETT and ROBERT EARL KEEN bring their Hall of Fame repertoire to life with stories, collaborations and more, giving the audience a once‐in‐a‐lifetime glimpse into the brilliant minds of these songwriters!
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Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra

Roma!
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Join the NGSO and conductor Russel Mikkelson in a journey to Italy featuring internationally acclaimed violinist Charles Wetherbee. Hear some of the world's greatest melodies and the magnificent The Pines of Rome played by the largest orchestra ever assembled on the Midland Stage!

  • REPERTOIRE:
  • Overture to La gazza ladra, Gioachino Rossini
  • The Lark Ascending, Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • Zigeunerweisen, Pablo de Sarasate
  • The Pines of Rome, Ottorino Respighi

The Orchestra

The Orchestra

Former members of ELO and Electric Light Orchestra Part II are regrouped as The Orchestra. A name, acknowledging each band member's illustrious former membership with the Electric Light Orchestra and/or Electric Light Orchestra Part II but also forging ahead to a future utilizing the spectacular symphonic rock sound for which they are unequalled.
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The Wonder Bread Years

Coalition of Care Benefit
The Wonderbread Years

In these days of healthy fanaticism, saying you eat Wonder Bread is sort of like admitting to watching three or four hours of game shows and soap operas every day. In fact, the phrase "white bread" has become a fashionable put-down, meaning that someone or something is bland or uninteresting.
Pat Hazell is one of the original writers for NBC's Seinfeld, a Tonight Show veteran, a critically acclaimed playwright and a contributing commentator to National Public Radio. He is recognized for his genuinely funny Americana humor and his salute to nostalgia.
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Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

With multi-platinum and gold records, strings of top ten hits such as "Fishin' In The Dark" and "Mr. Bojangles", multiple Grammy, IBMA, CMA Awards and nominations, the band's accolades continue to accumulate. Their groundbreaking "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" album has been inducted into the U.S. Library of Congress as well as the Grammy Hall of Fame. NGDB’s recording of "Mr. Bojangles" was also inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2010. In 2014 "Fishin' In the Dark" was certified platinum for digital downloads by the RIAA.
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The Currys

Stage Door Cabaret Series sponsored by Huntington Bank
The Currys

Brought together by family ties and a shared appreciation for folk, pop-rock, and roots music, The Currys are an Americana trio featuring Jimmy, Tommy, and Galen Curry. They're relatives — two brothers and one cousin, to be exact — and like many family groups, their songs are anchored by the sort of elastic, entwined harmonies that only seem to exist among kin. On their second record, West of Here, their songwriting chops match those interlocking voices, with all three members contributing songs to an album that deals with the constant search for one's home.
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Gallagher's Joke's On You Comedy Tour

with special guests Artie Fletcher and Bob Nelson
Gallagher

Sure, he's the famous watermelon smasher. Yes, he literally INVENTED the television stand-up comedy special. Absolutely, 14 Showtime specials is a big deal. And certainly 3,500 live shows to capacity crowds is worth mentioning. But how about that he is the reason they invented Comedy Central? Or that before him no one ever had that level of interaction with a live audience? Or that he was the #1 comedian (in ticket sales and ratings) for almost 15 years? Gallagher has led an extraordinary life, with an even more spectacular career. His fanbase is one of the most loyal there is, and he rewards them every chance he gets.
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The Nutcracker

Presented by The Central Ohio Youth Ballet
The Nutcracker

The magic starts with a little wooden doll. When the young Clara falls asleep, suddenly visions of sugarplums are no longer dreams. Dancing snowflakes dazzle her eyes. Toy soldiers come to life and battle the evil, Mouse Queen! Enter into the Land of Sweets and come see Central Ohio Youth Ballet’s The Nutcracker, Thanksgiving weekend. The magic is ever expanding: now with new costumes, backdrops, and choreography! Come dream with us!
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Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra

A Very Merry Holiday Pops
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Two-time Grammy winning conductor, William Boggs leads the NGSO performing Holiday music for your whole family. Choirs from Newark and Granville High School will join in for this annual NGSO tradition, a great start for everyone's Holiday season. And, if you're on the nice list, Santa is sure to make a visit!


Switchback: A Midwestern Christmas

Sponsored by The Granville Investment Group
Switchback

Join us for one of the best Christmas shows on the planet! A Midwestern Christmas with Switchback evokes memories of yesterday with a nod to the popular live television Christmas specials, the mandatory Christmas recitals, and around-the-town caroling! Join Marty and Brian in singing your Christmas favorites, ring in the season by being part of the "Car-Key-Choir" and revel in the homespun, Midwestern tales and humor that will leave you as warm as a Yuletide fire!
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The Polar Express

Sponsored by Hopewell Federal Credit Union
The Polar Express

Tom Hanks plays the train conductor of a magical train heading for the North Pole, in addition to five other parts. Based on a storybook written by Chris Van Allsburg, the Christmas story tells of a boy who has reached an age when he begins to have doubts believing in Santa.
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Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra

Gold Rush
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The Silent Movie returns! Experience the golden days of cinema at the Midland, as the NGSO performs a live score to Charlie Chaplin's greatest movie, Gold Rush. This Hollywood classic will be reborn with a brand new score by Denison professor and composer Ching-chu Hu.


Elden Kelly

Stage Door Cabaret Series sponsored by Huntington Bank
Eldon Kelly

Young guitar virtuoso Elden Kelly teams up with fiery percussionist Carolyn Koebel to create an exciting array of rhythms and sound. Their exciting and impressive show features Elden Kelly and his mind blowing performances on the guitar, but audiences will also be delighted to witness his vocal skills on his own compositions and various instruments including the Turkish cumbus and the Glissentar, an 11-string fretless guitar. Elden will be joined by hand percussionist Carolyn Koebel and she will bring her own arsenal of drums and gadgets.
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Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra

Spotlight
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Oh, they are so virtuoso! Principal players of the NGSO will flaunt their skills with joy and bravado in a great evening of light classical favorites. See why our professionals are second to none as they perform well-known virtuoso showpieces. Their talent and skills will amaze and delight your whole family.

  • REPERTOIRE:
  • Brandenburg Concerto no. 5, Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Oboe Concert in F, Antonio Vivaldi
  • Eine Kleine Nachtmusick, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Liberty Tango, Astor Piazzola

Megan Elk

Stage Door Cabaret Series sponsored by Huntington Bank
Megan Elk

Miss Alexandra Huntingdon is the nom de plume of dynamic singer, songwriter, and performance-artist, Megan Elk. Her jazz and blues drenched original songs call to mind the early 20th century, while the scathingly subversive content of her lyricism is entirely modern day. Ever the show-woman, Miss Huntingdon's performances are noted for her passion for both grand avant-garde couture and audience participation.
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Liz Longley

Stage Door Cabaret Series sponsored by Huntington Bank
Liz Longley

Longley confides with you as though you're sitting on the sofa with her in a talk that's intimate and vulnerable. And now, the Berklee College of Music graduate and award-winning songwriter is set to share her confessional songs with listeners on her self-titled album—her first after signing with Sugar Hill Records in December 2014.While Longley's songs and vocals invite complimentary comparisons to Shawn Colvin, Paula Cole and Nanci Griffith—all artists she's supported live—her latest effort spotlights a style all her own. Her voice and tone, touched with the slightest of country inflections, pours out like clean, crystalline water.
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Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra

Season Finale
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Our Season Finale takes us on a journey through time. Join conductor Luis Gabriel Biava and the NGSO performing music by The Great Masters - Beethoven, Ravel, and ending our 12th season with the magnificent Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4.

  • REPERTOIRE:
  • Fidelio Overture, Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Rapsodie Espagnole, Maurice Ravel
  • Symphony No. 4, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky