Symphony Chugs return again this year to augment the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra’s 2018-2019 Season and are part of the OhioHealth Symphony Series.
Led by music historian, Mark Sebastian Jordan, the Chugs will be held again at The Vault Wine Bar in Shelby on the first Tuesday of the month, and new this year, at The Happy Grape in Lexington on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Beginning on September 4 at The Vault and September 12 at The Happy Grape, these events run through May. Both Chugs begin at 7 PM and are free to anyone wanting to learn more about music in a relaxed, casual way. No reservation is required.
“We…invite you to partake of the drinks and more…but mainly we just want you to come join the fun, learn a little about music in a lively, non-threatening way, and open your horizon to some of humankind’s most inspired moments. Yes, we’ll laugh at times, and other times we’ll get chills. But most of all, we’ll get closer to some of the greatest music ever created,” wrote Mark in a 2017 blog post.
The topics for September-December Chugs are: September, The Lenny Century: A Celebration of Leonard Bernstein, October, Uncanny: Creepy Moments from Classical Music, November, The March of the Women: Female Composers from Antiquity to Today, and December, Say Ah: Medical Issues & Masterpieces.
Mark Jordan also leads the Symphony Chats, which are scheduled at 7 PM in the Renaissance Ballroom prior to the September 22nd, February 9th, and May 11th Mansfield Symphony Concerts, and are also free. The topics for the Chats will be on the repertoire of the evening’s concert. Free hors d’oeuvres and discounted beverages will be served. Seating is limited.
For more information, you may contact the Renaissance Theatre at 419.522.2726 or email [email protected].
Source, Photo: Renaissance Performing Arts Association