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Mid Ohio Civic Opera Presents Song Cycle

9 Nov , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

Lovers of classical music in Mansfield and Wooster, and in particular those fans of vocal music, have a treat in store for them over the next several days.

The German song cycle, Die Winterreise by Franz Schubert, will be presented in concert under the auspices of the Mid Ohio Civic Opera.

The cycle tells the story of a man wandering on an Earth devoid of life after the world has crumbled into apocalyptic environmental decline. One man walks through the destruction trying to plant a tree he has shielded, lamenting his lost beloved world, eventually sliding into either madness, or death. This, the most haunting and beautiful of Schubert’s song-cycles, is a masterpiece of the genre. The resources of intellect and interpretative power required to deliver them, in the chamber or concert hall, challenge the greatest singers.

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Renowned Conductor To Guest Conduct Mansfield Symphony Family Concerts

18 Oct , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Acclaimed conductor Katherine Kilburn is no stranger to Mansfield’s professional orchestra – her husband, Octavio Más-Arocas, is the Music Director of the Mansfield Symphony – but she doesn’t often get to enjoy its performances from the podium, as she will when she takes the stage at the symphony’s Family Pops concert this month. 

Dr. Kilburn, a well-respected musician, conductor, and educator in her own right, will guest conduct the Mansfield Symphony for its live “Operation Bridge Building” education concerts on October 21 and 22, as well as lead the orchestra at the Pops concert on the 23rd. Currently, Maestra Kilburn is serving as Assistant Director of Orchestras for the Michigan State University College of Music,  previously having led orchestral programs at Cornell University and Kent State University.

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History & Tourism

When Mansfield Welcomed: Paul Robeson

21 Aug , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

There are many Mansfielders who today would not recognize the name of Paul Robeson.

That is unfortunate. Robeson was an extraordinary talent who, as Wikipedia shares, “…became famous both for his cultural accomplishments and for his political activism.” A man large in stature, he had an oversized influence in American musicals and in the Civil Rights Movement.

He was also someone who made a visit to Mansfield to perform in concert. More…

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Inkcarceration 2021 To Require Vaccinations; Masks In Some Areas

12 Aug , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

Organizers of the long-sold-out 2021 Inkcarceration Festival announced this week that it is requiring all attendees to the event, including artists, staff, and crew, to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test.

A deadline has been set for later this month for vaccinations — August 26 (campers) and 27 (non-campers).

In its statement, the following additional guidelines were shared:

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Art Is The Heart Of Richland County

9 Aug , 2021  

From our friends at Destination Mansfield – Richland County

By Nicholas Dekker

Everywhere you look throughout Richland County, you’ll see that a love of the arts uplifts and enhances the community. Eager crowds gather to experience the work of local visual artists, musicians and performers at the region’s theaters, galleries and performance stages.

You’ll find colorful creations in all forms at the Mansfield Art Center. This award-winning facility is renowned for its stunning exhibitions, artist sales and classes in ceramics, glass art, sculpture, pastels and more. Element of Art Studio showcases the work of artists with developmental disabilities; you can tour the gallery, purchase artwork and take classes.

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When Mansfield Welcomed: The World’s Greatest Coloratura Soprano

8 Aug , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

Mansfield music fans were in for a treat back in 1921 when someone billed as the world’s greatest coloratura soprano came to town to perform.

According to Wikipedia, a coloratura is a type of operatic soprano voice that specializes in music that is distinguished by agile runs, leaps and trills.

Her name was Amelita Galli-Curci, and she was a huge recording star in her day, recording exclusively for Victor records. Her native city was Milan, Italy, where she studied at the local conservatory.

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Final Friday Concert Coming Up

26 Jul , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Join Downtown Mansfield, Inc. downtown this Friday, July 30, for sunshine, good food, and good music.

The July 2021 Final Friday Concert Series will kick off at 5:30 PM at The Brickyard with Red & Six, Departure, and Red Ball Jets.

As always, the Final Friday Concert Series is free and open to the public; lawn chairs are encouraged, and refreshments will be available for purchase. Outside beverages and coolers are prohibited.

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Music at Lunch: A Great Idea

23 Jul , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

This year, Mechanics Bank is again hosting downtown workers — and anyone else who enjoys good music — to a series of “[email protected]” concerts in the courtyard of their downtown Mansfield location.

All of the following will be held between 11:45 AM and 1:15 PM. Come and stay for a set or the entire event.

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Jazz At The Ren Backlot

7 Jul , 2021  

The Artistic Jazz Orchestra makes its premier appearance at the Renaissance Theatre this weekend. AJO Artistic Director, Paul Martin, has put together an evening of the group’s most popular numbers.

Martin is a native of Ashland and has studied with jazz legends like Vaughn Wiester (trombonist and arranger for Woody Herman) and Doug Richeson (bassist for Tony Bennett). He’s also performed with some of the finest jazz musicians in the country, includingLas Vegas vocalist/pianist George Bugatti, vocalist Cathi Muckle (the niece of Rosemary Clooney), trumpeter Bobby Shew, and drummer Louise Bellson. More…

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When Mansfield Welcomed: The Fisk Jubilee Singers

24 Jun , 2021  

NOTE: The story, first published in 2018, has been updated with newly-discovered information about this groundbreaking concert. See below.

By: 1812Blockhouse

Did you know that Mansfield is one of the places where American musical history was made?

In fact, it was made over 148 years ago, on November 29, 1871. More…

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Band Music Is Everywhere This Summer

14 Jun , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse
North central Ohio music lovers, this is the summer for you!

The American Federation of Musicians, Local 159 has announced its “Music in the Parks” series for June, July, and August. These events will take place in Mansfield, Shelby, Crestline, Bellville, Ashland, and Loudonville.

These free concerts are provided by AFM 159 and through the support of local sponsors.

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Final Fridays At The Brickyard Lineup Announced

19 May , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

In an announcement this week on their Facebook Page, the folks at Downtown Mansfield, Inc. announced the lineup of summer Final Friday concerts at The Brickyard.

The list includes local favorites and a couple of new names. They include: More…

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Inkcarceration Announces Festival Lineup

21 Apr , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse, Inkcarceration

Get ready to rock, Richland County!

The Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival announced its 2021 official lineup on Tuesday, and its full of names you know.

The event is now set for September 10-12 at OSR.

Headlining the show will be Slipknot, Rob Zombie and Mudvayne (marking their first appearance since 2009). The three days will also feature performances by A Day To Remember, Mastodon, Halestorm, Chevelle, Killswitch Engage, Beartooth, Motionless In White, Asking Alexandria, Steel Panther, Pop Evil, Fever 333, All That Remains and many more. More…

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St. Peter’s Music Series Returns With Flautist Angela Massey

8 Apr , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

It’s wonderful to be sharing the news that the popular and unique St. Peter’s Music Series is returning to bring Mansfield audiences outstanding opportunities to hear solo and group artists in performance.

This time it is flautist Angela Massey, accompanied by pianist Erika Dohi.

The performance will feature works for the flute created by composers J.S. Bach, Mouquet, Saint-Saens, and Matt Smith.

Ms. Massey maintains an active career as a solo artist, chamber artist, orchestral musician, and instructor. She has performed in venues across the United States and Europe. Massey’s academic credentials include a certificate in Advanced Flute Studies from Carnegie Mellon University, a Master of Music degree in flute performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and a Bachelor of Music degree in flute performance from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. More…

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Early Bird Inkcarceration Tickets Go On Sale Friday

24 Mar , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

Organizations of the 2021 Inkcarcreation at OSR shared the following announcement on Wednedsay:

“Due to the overwhelming high demand for tickets right now and a lot of requests for an early bird pre-sale, we are releasing a limited amount of early bird general admission and VIP tickets this year.”

You can beat the rush by getting tickets now for just $20 down and the lowest possible cost.

Ticket sales begin on Friday, March 26 for the 2021 event, which will take place on September 10-21. More…

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