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A fixture from the New York jazz scene, a play about the musical comedy industry in the 1920s and artwork chronicling 43 years at Kirkwood, headline Kirkwood’s Performing Arts Fall 2012 season. Ten concerts, a play and three art exhibits fill the schedule, from September through December.
“The Drowsy Chaperone” November 1-4, is written by Bob Martin and Don McKellar. The production is a parody of the 1920s American musical comedy style. It first debuted in 1998, making it to Broadway in 2006. The New York Times said “Surely few productions have ever pulled an audience so immediately and unconditionally on their sides.”
Lew Soloff, a consummate fixture on the New York jazz scene, performs at the Fall Jazz Concert with the CR Jazz Big Band & Kirkwood Jazz Ensemble, on Saturday, November 10, at 7:30 p.m.He is hosting a free trumpet and jazz improvisation master class earlier in the day, from 1- 2:30 p.m., in 375 Cedar Hall.
It was in the popular groundbreaking group Blood, Sweat And Tears that Soloff’s trumpet solos became an indelible part of American culture. He was an integral part of the band from 1968 to 1973, racking up nine Gold records, a Grammy for “Record of The Year” (1969) and creating searing, signature horn lines in “Spinning Wheel.” Soloff’s expertise includes trumpet, flugelhorn, harmon mute and plunger mute. He is particularly renowned for his work on piccolo trumpet.
The 13th Annual Blues Concert, Vocal Jazz Concert, Chorale Concert, Concert Band, and five recitals round out the musical season.
Doug Hall, a recently retired Art instructor at Kirkwood, kicks off the art exhibits, showcasing work from his 43-year career teaching at Kirkwood. Laurel Farrin, chair of the University of Iowa painting department and award-winning artist Kate Van Steenhuyse show their paintings to close out the Fall Art Exhibit season in two separate exhibits.
The Iowa Hall art gallery is free and open to the public. Concerts and plays are $10 for general admission, $5 for seniors or non-Kirkwood students, and free for all Kirkwood students with a school ID. Tickets go on sale two weeks prior to each performance and advance purchase is recommended. Please call 319-398-5899 ext. 4331 for further information.
Theater and musical concerts are all held in Ballantyne Auditorium. The art gallery is in Iowa Hall. For program information and a to view the full Fine and Performing Arts 2012 Fall season events, go to www.kirkwood.edu/performingartsor call 398-4956.