Brown Bag Concert series returns to OUS

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 23, 2003

Ohio University Southern wants to invite the community to bring their lunch and drop by the campus for some free music every Wednesday afternoon.

The Brown Bag Concert Series returns for its 4th year for the next eight weeks. Sponsored by the offices of Cultural Affairs and Enrollment Services, all concerts are free and open to the public from 12:15 to 12:45 every Wednesday in the Mains Rotunda of the Riffe Center.

The opening concert

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will feature Dr. Kim Keffer and Barry Gillum on vocals and piano. They will perform musical standards such as "My Funny Valentine," "The Shadow of Your Smile" and "Memory."

Gail Thornton, cultural affairs coordinator, came up with the idea for the concert series after she was inspired by a similar program at another campus. She thought this would be an excellent opportunity to expose the students to different types of music and involve the community.

Thornton said she is excited about another great concert lineup.

"We will feature pop, country, rock and classical music this quarter.

There will be something for everyone," she said in a written statement. "I hope people will take advantage of the entertainment during their lunch hour."

Dr. Keffer is excited about the chance to perform and the opportunity to showcase the rest of talent.

"We have a lot of talented people in this area," she said. "The goal is to expose the students to different types of music and allow our students with talent to perform."

On Oct. 1, Adam Fry and Derek Parsons as "D-" will put on a vocal and acoustic guitar performance.

The local acoustic guitar band "Mothman" will play Oct. 8.

Thomas Allemang will play the piano Oct. 15.

The piano theme will continue the following week as Dr. Eric Cunningham and Dr. Terrance Quinn will perform a concert titled, "Four Hands on One Piano" on Oct. 22.

The Ohio University Instrumental Ensemble will play on Oct. 29.

On Nov. 5, the Ironton High School Singers will perform.

Jill Dean and students will put on a violin concert Nov. 12.

Overall, the series has pretty good attendance from students and community members.

"Once people come they tend to get hooked and come back week after week," Keffer said. "We really have good talent and something for everyone."

For additional information, call the university at 533-4544, 533-4612 or 1-800-626-0513.