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Oakland University Music, Theatre and Dance
      newsletter              October 2013           Volume 32  
Chamber Music Society of Detroit at Oakland University
We have always had wonderful chamber music at Oakland University, with concerts given by our faculty and by guest performers, but this fall we enter a new era as we begin a partnership with one of the world's premier chamber music presenting organizations. We are delighted to announce the Chamber Music Society of Detroit at Oakland University series, and we look forward to featuring nationally recognized ensembles on our campus
The series came about after CMSD President Steve Wogaman approached OU Music, Theatre and Dance Chair Professor Jackie Wiggins and asked if the university might be interested in a collaboration. Steve said, "Oakland University has one of the fastest growing performing arts programs in the country and we are thrilled to bring our concerts to its campus. We look forward to meeting new listeners and sharing our passion for chamber music with them."  Right: Steve Wogaman and Jackie Wiggins
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Behind the Scenes: FX and Soundscape for CARRIE the musical
CARRIE the musical is a legend in the theatrical world. It opened in 1988 at the Royal Shakespeare Company's theatre in Stratford-on-Avon, with all the heavy weighty muscle of the Oscar winning composer/lyricist team of Michael Gore and Dean Pitchford behind it. It made the move to Broadway with a huge budget and healthy tickets sales, but the opening night audience greeted the curtain with a mixture of rapturous applause and some boos. After only 16 previews and five performances, CARRIE closed, and legions of people were left to wonder how this classic American horror story could possibly play with singing and dancing.
Now OU's Theatre program is offering a chance to experience this musical version of Stephen King's tale of terror and revenge. Faculty and students are rehearsing a 2012 revision of CARRIE the musical, which will open on Thursday, October 10. Right: Kyle Blasius
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October News
This fall, the Oakland University Brass Band is celebrating its fifth anniversary and it's doing so in style, with a concert on Thursday, October 10 at 7:30 p.m. with a very special guest, cornet soloist Bryan Appleby-Wineberg. In addition to being the professor of trumpet at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ, Mr. Appleby-Wineberg is the principal solo cornet of the Atlantic Brass Band. The OUBB is one of only six collegiate brass bands in the US and they were First Section Third Place Winners of the North American Brass Band Championships this year. Happy anniversary to our brass musicians.
The Oakland Chorale has been invited to perform at ACDA Michigan's Annual Conference in Flint, which begins on October 25. Chorale director Associate Professor Mike Mitchell says, "Each year the conference features a few performances by the top choirs in the state. Choirs are selected by a panel of distinguished judges who listen to recordings in a blind audition." Right: The Oakland Chorale
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Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance

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Rochester, MI 48309-4401
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Upcoming Events


Tuesday, 10/8
OU Chamber Orchestra

Thursday, 10/10 - 10/20
Carrie the musical

Thursday, 10/10
OU Brass Band

Friday, 10/11
Five Lakes Silver Band
Goes to the Movies

Tuesday, 10/15
OU Jazz Band with
Michael Weiss

Wednesday, 10/16
George Stoffan, clarinet
Bohemian Gems

Saturday, 10/19
Sunday, 10/20
Eisenhower Dance
On the Move

Sunday, 10/20
Classical Jam
Chamber Music Society
of Detroit at OU

Wednesday, 10/23
OU Bands Preview

Sunday, 11/3
The Cavani Quartet
Chamber Music Society
of Detroit at OU

Tuesday, 11/5
Bill Summers with
Oakland Jazz Quartet

Friday, 11/8
World Music Concert
with Bill Summers

Saturday, 11/9
Jeffrey Heisler
Faculty Saxophone Recital

Sunday, 11/10
Clarinet Studio Recital

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