Thursday, March 2, 2017

DCCA BRINGS PIANIST JASON FARNHAM TO LOCAL SCHOOLS

Darke County Center for the Arts will present Los Angeles-based pianist/composer Jason Farnham performing for kindergarten through third grade students in all local public schools March 6 through March 10. The final presentation of DCCA’s Arts In Education series, Farnham will demonstrate the vast capabilities of his chosen instrument while introducing broad musical concepts to the youngsters.
Darke County Center for the Arts will present Los Angeles-based pianist/composer Jason Farnham performing for kindergarten through third grade students in all local public schools March 6 through March 10. The final presentation of DCCA’s Arts In Education series, Farnham will demonstrate the vast capabilities of his chosen instrument while introducing broad musical concepts to the youngsters.
“Jason is an incredible musician with an outlandish sense of fun,” said Keith Rawlins, DCCA Artistic Director. “Creativity will be sparked and musical lessons learned while the kid have a great time watching this energetic performer display his knowledge and skill,” Mr. Rawlins concluded.

DCCA’s Arts In Education program annually presents professional artists who perform for students in all grades of every local public school at no cost to the students. Previous presentations during this school year include sled-dog trainer and racer Tasha Stielestra providing lessons in teamwork and leadership in an interactive multi-media presentation for fourth- through sixth-graders, juggling techno-musicians AudioBody performing at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall for junior high students, and Irish supergroup We Banjo 3 entertaining and informing high schoolers with their songs and tales of Ireland.

DCCA's Arts In Education program is sponsored by Gordon Orthodontics, DP&L Company Foundation, Greenville Federal, The Maid Rite Sandwich Shoppe, Edison State Community College, Richard Baker, Bach 2 Rock, BASF, and Littman-Thomas Agency, as well as The Mandy Green Fund of The Darke County Foundation, The Helen Hawkey Music Project, DCCA memberships and all Darke County and Greenville City schools. Additionally, the Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. DCCA also receives funding from the Harry D. and Esther Stephens Memorial, Ketrow Foundation, and Lydia E. Schaurer Memorial Trust Fund.

DCCA officials schedule Arts In Education programming in cooperation with the schools; these performances are free and open to the public. For more information regarding exact times of the performances by Jason Farnham for kindergarten through third grade students, contact DCCA at 937-547-0908 or dcca@centerforarts.net. DCCA is also hosting Jason Farnham in a Coffeehouse Series concert at The Coffee Pot onThursday, March 2; however, that performance is sold out.

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