Spectrum Series

For more than three decades, Ashland University’s premiere SPECTRUM SERIES has presented internationally-recognized figures in the world of art and ideas to enhance cultural experiences for the University community and surrounding areas. The 2013.2014 season continues the tradition of offering countless opportunities to Educate, Entertain and Inspire!  For event tickets, visit www.ashland.edu/tickets or call the Ashland University Central Box Office at 419.289.5125

The 2013-2014 Series is partially funded by support from the Ashland University Activities Budget & Chartering Committee; Ohio Arts Council with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans; and Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour, a program developed and funded by The Heinz Endowments; the William Penn Foundation; the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency; and The Pew Charitable Trusts; and administered by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.

Paragon Ragtime Orchestra


Friday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m. │ Hugo Young Theatre

This stylish and warm-hearted tribute to America’s Holiday musical traditions features favorite selections from the theaters, ballrooms, grand mansions and humble hearthsides of the Victorian era. Familiar Christmas songs and carols are heard from their original 19th-century scores, along with novelties (including a ragtime version of the Nutcracker Suite!) and sparkling instrumental and vocal soloists. As a finale, the Orchestra accompanies a screening of one of the world’s first Christmas movies – a 1905 Thomas Edison.

WORKSHOP: History of Early Cinema & Early Film Underscoring
with  Paragon’s Rick Benjamin, leading conductor of music for silent films
Friday, December 6, 10–11 a.m., Hugo Young Theatre Stage
Free & open to the public

AFTERNOON MATINEE: An Intergenerational Performance for Schools & Senior Citizen Facilities
featuring an abbreviated performance of “Round the Christmas Tree” with study guide available HERE
Friday, December 6, 1:30–2:30 p.m., Hugo Young Theatre
$2 per person – Reserve Seats at 419.289.5950 or tapplega@ashland.edu

DePue Brothers BandDEPUE BROTHERS BAND LIVE in concert

Saturday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m. │ Hugo Young Theatre

From Pachelbel’s Canon in D to Rouse’s Orange Blossom Special, these four violinist brothers encompass a vivid blend of classical, blues, rock and bluegrass genres. This musical iconic family bred in Bowling Green, Ohio, are a musical powerhouse. Each brother is a classical virtuoso in his own right, and brings rich and diverse talents to their sound. As a family, they have been making music together for over 25 years. They were named “MUSICAL FAMILY OF AMERICA” in 1989 by presidential decree, were the subject of a nationally televised PBS documentary in 1993, and two brothers (Jason and Zach) were featured in the documentary film Music From the Inside Out, in 2005.  From Carnegie Hall to the Grand Ole Opry, the DePue Brothers have been performing all over the world.  

PERCUSSION CLINIC: The Role of the Roll
with  the DePue Brothers Band’s percussionist Don Liuzzi
Friday, March 14, 1-2 p.m.,  Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall
Free & open to the public

DePue Brothers share their virtuosity and joy of music-making for all to tap their toes and sing-along.
Saturday, March 15, 2–3 p.m., Hugo Young Theatre
$2 per person – Reserve Seats at 419.289.5950 or tapplega@ashland.edu

STUDY GUIDE: Access this Depue Brothers Study Guide.pdf for an electronic study guide about Bluegrass music and the DePue Brothers Band.

Zany Umbrella Circus

presents CAKE

Friday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. │ Hugo Young Theatre

A visual storybook acted onstage combines bold colors and 1950's era stylings  to mark this zany show. A young child anticipates an exciting birthday surprise, but things do not go as planned. Hijinks ensue as the family attempts to recover, discovering that magic can be found in mishap. This delightful and highly physical new show integrates aerial, trapeze, clowning, mask work and other circus feats.

ACTING MASTERCLASS: Acting Through a Mask

Students learn performance techniques with neutral, larval and Commedia dell’Art masks.
Thursday, March 27, 10:50 a.m.–12:05 p.m., Hugo Young Theatre Stage
Free & open to  the public

SCHOOL MATINEE: For Elementary & Intermediate Schools
Featuring an abbreviated performance of “Cake” with teacher study guide available HERE
Friday, March 28, 9–10 a.m., Hugo Young Theatre
$2 per seat  - Reserve seats at 419.289.5950 or tapplega@ashland.edu

Made Possible with Support from:

Ohio Arts Council PennPat WKSU NEA

Box Office Information

Open Mon. - Fri., Noon - 6 p.m.

& one hour prior to performances

Phone: 419.289.5125

Order Online: ashland.edu/tickets

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