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For the past 7 years,Michael G. Ronstadt (cello/guitar/voice), Alexander Mitchell (fiddle/mandolin/voice), and Ralph Gordon (bass/cello) have been performing together each July at the Common Ground On The Hill Music Festival. All three of them are true genre-bending multi-instrumentalists, whose diverse backgrounds span through and beyond the unexpected.
With these three, you will hear a delightful presentation of traditional folk music and original tunes presented primarily as a fiddle, cello, and bass trio. Sprinkled throughout their performances are tastes of Klezmer, Appalachian, bluegrass, celtic, traditional roots and Americana, swing, and classical.
Admission to the concert is $15 ($13 for HCAC members, under 17 free.) Advance tickets may be purchased online at http://www.HampshireArts.org/tickets.html or at the Hampshire County Visitor Center in Taggart Hall, 91 S. High St., Wednesday noon to 5PM, Thursday through Saturday 9AM to 5PM. Advanced ticket holders have seats reserved at the front in order purchased.
This concert is made possible with sponsorship by Augusta Animal Hospital, FNB Romney, and an anonymous member.
The Hampshire County Arts Council welcomes persons with disabilities at all its activities.To request accessibility services to participate, please contact 304-703-1350 or email@example.com in advance and we will do our best to accommodate. WV Relay Operator for information on performances: 711-496-8002
Art Camp 2015 Schedule & Registration Info Is Now Up!
Summer Arts Camp 2015 will be at WVSDB June 22-26 in another great collaboration with the WV Schools for the Deaf and Blind. More instructors, expanded age range, and a full schedule of all different kinds of arts activities from writing poetry, drama, Middle Eastern music and dance, to making barn quilts! Visit the Camp page for registration info and full details. Or contact Joanne Snead at 304-298-3039 or via email camp@HampshireArts.org Slots are limited, so be sure to register your camper(s) soon.
New Directors Elected to the Board, Meeting Locations Change
At the March 28 Annual Meeting of Members four directors were elected to serve on the board of directors: Dale Brady, Larry Manning, Charles Snead, and Joanne Snead. Officers will be elected within the board at the April 7 meeting at 6PM. At the April board meeting officers for the coming year were elected: Charles Snead president, Ken Caldwell vice president, Nadine Miller secretary, and Shari Gallery treasurer.
The board will alternate meeting locations between Romney and Capon Bridge over the coming months. All members and anyone with an interest in helping make arts opportunities available in Hampshire County are welcome at any meeting.
April 7, June 2, August 4, October 6, December 1 meetings will take place at: Romney First Baptist Church 325 W Main St, Romney, WV (across from DQ)
May 5, July 7, September 1, and November 3 meetings will be held at:
Capon Bridge Public Library 2987 Northwestern Pike, Capon Bridge WV
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Hampshire Actors and Makers of Shows--HAMS!
Thursday, May 7- Next meeting HAMS (Hampshire Actors and Makers of Shows) - First Baptist Church Romney WV 6 pm - meets twice monthly (first Thursday and third Monday) to brainstorm productions and also do scene and improv work and much more - contact Dale Brady 304-834-8369 or email theater[at]HampshireArts.org - public welcome - no experience necessary.
At the meetings, the group reads scripts and poems, studying scenes and acting and exploring the world of improv. Also, a brainstorming session is held about what can be done while building the group into an acting troupe that can perform plays. As part of its mission of outreach and education, the group is looking at how to take theatre to the schools and other venues and perform fundraisers for good causes.
Anyone interested is invited to come and share thoughts about what our community theatre could be. Actors and audiences, techies and designers, writers and listeners, directors and poets, singers, musicians, dancers - it takes all of these and more to get "from the page to the stage!" Bring your supper if you like and join in. For information call Dale Brady at 304-834-8369 or email theater[at]HampshireArts.org
Mark Your Calendar for Concert Season Dates & Performers
May 1, 2015 Friday**Date changed--Ralph Gordon, Alexander Mitchell & Michael G. Ronstadt
June 21, 2015 Sunday -- Middle Eastern Music & Dance with TarabRaqs