Friday, May 5, 2017

Greenville Federal Sponsors TOLEDO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA and DCCA Arts Programs For Children

Susan Barker, Senior Vice President and CFO and Betty Hartzell, AVP Cash Management of Greenville Federal presents a check to DCCA Executive Director Andrea Jordan.
Darke County Center for the Arts recognizes Greenville Federal as an Impresario sponsor of the recent “I've Got Rhythm” performance by Toledo Symphony Orchestra, at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall, Saturday, April 29 as the final show in DCCA’s 2016-2017 Artists Series. Greenville Federal also supports DCCA’s Family Theatre Series and Arts in Education programs, which benefit Darke County youth and their families. According to DCCA Executive Director Andrea Jordan, “DCCA is grateful for Greenville Federal’s sponsorship at the Impresario Level, DCCA’s highest level of sponsorship, which helps enable our efforts to provide culturally enriching experiences for the citizens of our community.”

Toledo Symphony Orchestra will filled the stage at St. Clair Memorial Hall to perform “I've Got Rhythm,” a performance filled with the music of George Gershwin, including An American in Paris, Strike Up the Band, variations of I've Got Rhythm and concluding with Rhapsody in Blue. Toledo Symphony Resident Conductor, Sara Jobin returned to conduct and Orchestral Piano Soloist Michael Chertock, graced the Memorial Hall stage wowing the audience. Formed in 1943 as The Friends of Music, the Toledo Symphony reaches an audience of more than 260,000 annually, and has built a strong national reputation for its artistic excellence and community programming.

DCCA’s Presentations in DCCA’s 2016-2017 Family Theatre Series include Arts Power's Chicken Dance, November 6th, and Laura Ingalls Wilder January 29th and Brown Bear, Brown Bear and Other Treasured Stories by Eric Carle on Sunday, April 23, 2017, which will be presented at St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville. All DCCA Family Theatre programs begin at 2 p.m. and tickets are $5 for children 2 and up.

DCCA Arts In Education programs for 2016-2017 included Jason Farham presenting "Piano Outside the Box" for students in grades K-3; Tasha Stielstra presenting "Pulling Together" on teamwork and leadership for grades 4-6; AudioBody presented the synthesis of music and technology in their unique performance at St. Clair Memorial for grades 7 & 8; and international Irish musicians We Banjo 3 shared Irish culture and music while performing for Darke County High School students. Arts In Education artists are generally in residence for a week as they tour all of the eight public school districts in Darke County.

The Harry D. Stephens Memorial Inc. was also a sponsor of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra performance. The performance is also sponsored by the Ketrow Foundation and Lydia E. Schaurer Memorial Trust Fund. 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.

For more information on Darke County Center for the Arts contact the DCCA office at (937) 547-0908 or visit our website CenterForArts.net.

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