SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF THE CHIPPEWA VALLEY
The Friends of the Symphony are excited to announce the 1st Annual Sights and Sounds Concert on Sunday, September 20th, 2015!
ABOUT THE EVENT
The CVSO has just concluded their 40th season of performances and the Friends of the Symphony thought an event at the Mabel Tainter would be appropriate as the CVSO held some of their first performances in the space.
As a farewell toast to CVSO’s 40th season “Sights and Sounds” will feature performances by an eclectic variety of musical talent from in and around the Chippewa Valley. Additionally, there will be art exhibits inside the theater featuring a number of popular local artists. Check back often as we continue to add new musicians and artists to our lineup!
Doors will open at 1:00 pm that afternoon to ensure patrons plenty of time to view exhibits and take a tour of the historic Mabel Tainter. Tours will be provided by Mabel Tainter guides on a first come, first serve basis. Art exhibits with roaming musicians will be on display between 1-3p so you’ll want to plan an early arrival to the 3pm start of the concert.
Artist Erin O’Brien, owner of Erin Designs, LLC, is a professional interior design consultant, with a passion for color, design and textiles. She creates beautiful hand and digital painted works of arts on silk. Silk scarves, framed art, notecards all infused with positive energy to be admired and enjoyed. Look for Erin on the balcony in the auditorium.
Barbara Shafer has a B.FA. in Sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design and an M.F.A in Painting from the University of Cincinnati. She has taught in the Art Departments of both Stout and UWEC and held an executive position with The Arc Eau Claire, an advocacy organization providing services for people with cognitive disabilities. Barbara considers herself both a visual artist and a modern dancer and has many one person shows of her paintings throughout Wisconsin and presents her choreography at Chalice Stream in Ladysmith. She shares both a painting studio and a dance studio in Banbury Place, Eau Claire. Her paintings are in many private collections throughout the country.
HELEN HEINS PETERSON
My art and my life are opportunities and experiments in expressing and experiencing beauty and feelings through a variety of mediums, including family, friends, movement, music, literature, and paint.
I love color and light and am consistently attempting to capture it on paper. My main medium is watercolor because of the transparency of the color and flexibility of the medium. And although I love realistic art, the fun and surprises in abstract are thrilling. I also enjoy sharing what I know
about art with others as well as hearing their comments.
Skiffle is an old-time style of music that combines Jazz, Folk, and Blues. Like Jug Band music, it tends to involve improvised instruments, but unlike Jug Band music, we don't have a jug.
Liscio is a professional jazz combo from the Eau Claire area doing rhythm and blues, delta blues, Latin and New Orleans style jazz through contemporary jazz including vocal standards. They perform music you will recognize and originals you will want to hear more of.
A native of Takarazuka, Japan, Nobu’s violin studies began at the age of three. He holds degrees in violin performance from Soai University in Japan (BM), and Indiana University (MM), and has been active as a violin soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States and Japan.