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Conjuring Roots: AJ Vanderelli, Marcus Blackwell, and Rob Jones

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 14, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Conjuring Roots is an examination, celebration, and interrogation of the three spaces of Time as it is generally perceived by the collective of human consciousness: The Past, The Present, and The Future.

Community Health Chats – Light, Love and Lola

Join us for an informal introspection in the life of a photojournalist as he shares his journey through the affects of PTSD. Ed Zirkle has been a photojournalist for over 50 years. Early in his career, he signed up for the Army during the Vietnam War era and ended up being a criminal investigation photographer at Ft Bragg. Ed never realized what effect this had on him until several years ago leading to his diagnosis of PTSD.

Ed will share how his use of photography became a form of therapy without his realization, how relationships are better than pills, and how his rescue dog Lola all brought him to where he is today. He is boots on the ground still trying to figure out what works, what doesn’t, and getting closer to accepting the life he is in. Photojournalism isn’t something Ed does, it’s something he lives.

Ed says this has been a thrilling ride to the top of the hill and an ugly view from the valley. Come hear his story about what brought him to where he is today.
Tickets: Pay What You Can

Worthington Chamber Orchestra – An Evening with Mozart: Gran Partita K. 361

Wolfgang A. Mozart's Serenade No. 10 in B-flat major, also known as the Gran Partita, is a pinnacle of the wind serenade genre, showcasing the composer's mastery of instrumentation and expressive writing. Composed for 12 wind instruments and double bass, this seven-movement work exudes elegance and intimacy while exploring a sonic landscape ranging from playful and buoyant to poignant and introspective. The interplay between the winds provides a rich symphonic landscape. The work remains an enduring testament to Mozart's capacity to unite technical brilliance with profound expression, making it a cherished cornerstone of the wind ensemble repertoire.

Tronee Threat – Finally Made It Part 4

Finally Made It Part 4 is an interactive dialogue and music concert series with you and Tronee Threat.

A journey through 11 years of self-development, higher education, and finding purpose in life, while doing time in American prison. Hear his story through speech, music and the questions and statements you offer as participants.

$10 – $20

Dhvani – Veena Recital by Ramana Balachandhran

Ramana Balachandran, is a Vainika in the Carnatic music tradition. His prodigious talent was noticed when he was able to identify ragas and point out nuances at a very young age. He has been performing since the age of 12 and his music has always been simultaneously deep, subtle, complex, and emotive. Ramana started learning vocal music with his mother Sharanya Balachandran. He then learned Veena under Vidushi B Nagalakshmi (granddaughter of Karaikudi Sri Subbarama Iyer) for a period of three years and continues under his father Sri Balachandran. He also pursued Vocal from Sangita Kala Acharya, Smt. Neela Ramgopal, and Mridangam from Laya Kala Pratibha Mani, Sri Ranganatha Chakravarthy. Ramana has performed over 350 solo veena concerts in and outside India. His music and artistry is a sublime experience for rasikas across the board.

Songs at the Center – Live Taping

Join our host, Eric Gnezda, for the start of Songs at the Center's tenth season! In this episode, we welcome Grammy Award winners Tom Paxton, and The Don Juans (Don Henry & Jon Vezner.)

Bring friends, and feel free to come and go as you please!

This taping is free to attend, no registration required.

Cultural Connections – Aldo López-Gavilán

Aldo López –Gavilán will be kicking off the MAC’s 2023-2024 Cultural Connections series. López –Gavilán will be traveling to Worthington from his home in Havana, Cuba. Aldo is demand all over the world as a pianist and composer and has performed in venues including Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and Lincoln Center. Guests will be treated to a concert filled with the rhythms and melodies of Cuba and enthralled by Aldo’s stories and insights from his travels around the world.

$10 – $35

Exhibition on Screen – Vermeer: The Greatest Exhibition

In the spring of 2023, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam opened its doors to the largest Vermeer exhibition in history. The show sold out within days of going on sale. This film offers you the chance to experience the exhibition of the century on the big screen…

With loans from across the world, this major retrospective brings together Vermeer’s most famous masterpieces including Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Geographer, The Milkmaid, The Little Street, Lady Writing a Letter with her Maid, and Woman Holding a Balance. In all, 28 of his surviving 35 works.

This film invites audiences to a privileged view of the exhibition, accompanied by the director of the Rijksmuseum and the curators of the show. A truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to discover the genius of Vermeer and his fascinating and mysterious life.

$12 – $15

FLIPPO Performs the Music of Steely Dan

Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington 777 Evening Street, Worthington, OH, United States

FLIPPO presents a tribute to the music of Steely Dan for a special evening that will also feature the talents of Kay Harris and Ron Jenkins on vocals, and Dan Rowan on keyboards and vocals. Steely Dan is an American jazz rock band founded by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen in 1972. They enjoyed great critical and commercial success and continue to influence new generations of musicians.

FLIPPO is a Columbus jazz group displaying instrumental virtuosity and creative energy in the spirit of sonic colors and innovation born of the “funk” and “jazz/rock fusion” movements of the 1970’s and beyond. The band features Michael Cox on Sax, Dennis Hodges on guitar, Erik Augis on Keys, Kevin O’Neill on saxophone, Cary Hackett on trumpet, Andy Woodson on Bass and Reggie Jackson on Drums.

$15 – $25
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