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Memorial Service for Frank Schnabel Oct. 8
The memorial service for Frank Schnabel will be on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 11a.m. at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 17989 Chillicothe Rd., Bainbridge
A reception will be held following the service at the Town Hall (around 12:30 p.m.) with coffee, beverages, sandwiches and cookies.
Hamlet Concert Series: Randall Fusco, Piano Performance
Saturday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. in Hamlet Atrium
Hamlet Concert Series presents a piano performance by Randall Fusco. Randy is Professor of Music at Hiram College. He earned a Bachelors and Masters in Music Piano Performance from Eastman School of Music. The piano performance is accompanied by educational commentary. Randy is an audience favorite.
This program is free and open to the public. Please call Karen 440-247-7115 to reserve.
River Street in Chagrin Falls turns into Broadway for
concert of hits, Oct. 14, 15, 16
Although Northeast Ohio has a remarkable number of community and non-profit theaters, constraints on space and budgets can make it a rare treat to hear the full orchestrations from big Broadway scores outside of the larger, more expensive venues. The Chagrin Falls Studio Orchestra and the Chagrin Valley Little Theater have been partnering for nearly a decade to fill that void with their joint concert events, performing songs from great musicals with some of the area's finest theatrical singers backed by a live 30-piece orchestra on stage.
Their popular partnership continues this Fall as CFSO maestro Stephen A. Eva and CVLT director Don Edelman present "Right Down Broadway" at Chagrin Valley Little Theatre on Friday, Oct. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 16 at 2 p.m. The family-friendly show features music from shows new and old, including My Fair Lady, Wicked, Evita, Mary Poppins, Guys and Dolls, and many others, with the vocal talents of Ben Merold, Ron Davis, Gene Karlen, Greta Rothman, Colleen O'Leary, Libby Merriman, Amy Hesslein-Grant and Sharon Lloyd.
Tickets to the event are $25 and are available at www.CVLT.org or by phone, 1-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday at 440-247-8955.
"It's uncommon to hear a full-sized orchestra doing these kinds of film and Broadway arrangements in such an intimate venue," explains Eva, referring to CVLT's 262-seat main house at 40 River Street in historic Chagrin Falls Village. "Audiences will really be able to appreciate these scores in a new way, seeing and hearing the orchestra right up close. And these singers will knock your socks off!"
"Right Down Broadway" is sponsored in part by The Dodero Foundation (Francesca DiBlasi), Stratos Wealth Partners (Phillip Rini), Skoda Minotti (Pat Carney), Design To Serve (Don Edelman), and Ganley Volkswagen/Subaru of Bedford (Michael Friedman). CVLT is generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture and supported by the Ohio Arts Council. CVLT is a proud member of the American Association of Community Theatre.
Photography by Michael Finizia Featured at October GANG Program
On Tuesday evening, Oct. 18, Geauga County based photographer, Michael Finizia, will share examples of his work with the Geauga Arts Network Group (GANG). Finizia, who is the owner of Inside the Eye Photography, will be speaking about his fine art, architectural and commercial photography from 6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., at Heinen's Cafe, 402 Center St. in Chardon. Host for the evening will be local photographer and long-time GANG member, Frank Fende. This educational program is free and open to the general public; no reservations are necessary.
Finizia's first love is fine art photography, and his work can be seen at a variety of art festivals, galleries and commercial establishments throughout Northeastern Ohio. As a versatile artist who has studied both art and photography, Finizia experimented with a variety of forms, including painting and mixed media projects, before focusing on high dynamic photography. He describes his style as "edgy and interesting...with an eye for beauty and balance."
The Geauga Arts Network Group is an ad hoc group whose mission is to promote communication, collaboration, and cooperation across artistic disciplines for artists living and/or working in Geauga County. For further information, contact Joanne Durante, 440-729-6481 or visit us on Facebook.