Finally, we get around to our Arts Season Preview, Part III. Space considerations in our first two installments, plus having an extra interview opportunity fall into our laps last week (The Beat was happy to make time to chat with Adam Young of Owl City, despite we had not planned for it) delayed it until this week.
So we start with the 25th anniversary of Six String Concerts, the performing songwriter series that kicks off this week with the stunning Lori McKenna and the masterful Mark Erelli. Either could headline this show.
McKenna is a mother of five and was “discovered” by Faith Hill. Erelli is a literate writer and possesses a voice that will immediately impress. The show plays the Columbus Performing Arts Center Friday, Sept. 22. Tickets are $22/$25. Visit sizstring.org.
The season continues in October with the incredible Christine Lavin, and also includes shows for which the series is becoming known – “Trust Us” shows that feature new and emerging artists.
Central Ohio boasts a wealth of fine community orchestras.
The Westerville Symphony, with music director Peter Stafford Wilson, gets its 2012-2013 season underway Oct. 14 with a program that includes music by Liszt and guest soloist Daniel Bernard Roumain performing his own violin concerto.
•Central Ohio Symphony in Delaware gets its season underway the day before, when Jaime Morales-Matos conducts a Russian-themed program highlighted by Rimsky Korsakov’s Scheherazade. The concert also includes a world premiere concerto for cello, both composed and performed by members of the Morales-Matos family.
•Superlative violinist Hilary Hahn joins the New Albany Symphony Orchestra in kicking off its season on Oct. 28. The concert includes Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain and Berlioz’ Symphonie Fantastique.
•Not gonna preview Santigold’s scheduled Sept. 27 show at the Newport Music Hall. The singer has postponed the gig twice. Fool me twice and all that…
•The Sunday, Sept. 23 show by Sao Paolo Underground (think Buena Vista Social Club only from Brazil, and more jazzy) is the among the first in a lengthy series of events at the Wexner Center for the Arts called Via Brasil, an exploration of this emerging nation as a world economic and cultural force. It extends into 2014.
Tickets for SPU are $15. Visit wexarts.org.
•PromoWest Productions now has an iPhone/iPad app, available through the iTunes store.
Updates, announcements, presale notifications and other fun stuff, straight to your device.
You still need to read The Beat, though.