E2C Presents Four in Feb: 2 Classical Perormances & Two Theatrical Productions
Four in February
Two Classical Performances and Two Theatrical Productions
Two Chamber Concerts Escape to Create, Sinfonia Gulf Coast, and the Merchants of Rosemary Beach present Classical Connections.
Featured artists: enhaké Special solo violin performance by Benjamin Sung, Escape to Create Visiting Artist and Scholar
Friday & Saturday, February 18 & 19, 2011, 7:30 pm (2 different performances – enjoy both evenings) Rosemary Beach Town Hall Tickets $15, Sinfonia Box Office: 850-269-7129, SinfoniaGulfCoast.org
Constantly inspiring audiences around the world with its electrifying and sincere renditions of chamber music repertoire spanning classical to contemporary masterworks, enhaké has been described as “frighteningly good…laser-guided…talented,” and “the most fluid and seamless” (Tallahassee Democrat). The group’s critically acclaimed recital “Made in America” in NYC’s Weill Recital Hall has been praised for its "rock solid rhythmic integrity...strengths in balance, intonation, and musicality” and described as a “polished, yet spontaneous performance" (The New York Concert Review). The first-prize winner of the Yellow Springs Chamber Music Competition (2009) and the International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition at Carnegie Hall (2008), enhakéregularly performs throughout the world’s most exciting venues, including at the OK Mozart Festival, Young-San Artist Series and PanMusic Festival (both in South Korea’s Seoul Arts Center), as well as the Promising Artist of the 21st Century Series in Costa Rica. A staunch advocate of new music, enhakéregularly collaborates with leading composers such as Libby Larsen, Peter Lieuwen, and Edward Knight who have written for and/or dedicated music to the group. enhakéhas recorded extensively and can be heard on NPR stations across the country as well as from its upcoming CDs on the Emeritus and Naxos labels.
Awarded violinist and recording artist Benjamin Sung is concertmaster of the Fargo-Moorehead Symphony Orchestra and is a faculty member at both Minnesota State University–Moorehead and North Dakota State University. He is also founder and past artistic director of Clefworks, a teaching through performance initiative based in Montgomery, AL. Two Theatrical Performances Escape to Create presents “A Evening with Thom Gossom” Friday and Saturday, February 25 & 26, 2011, 7:00 pm (2 unique productions – join us both nights)
The Seside Rep Tickets $30, Escape to Create, 850-534-0000, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thom Gossom is inspirational, motivational, fun and stirring. Through his unique oratorical style, dramatic flair and audience participation Gossom presents An Evening With . . . as a dramatic motivational performance interspersed with speeches, monologues and excerpts from his own writings.
An Evening With . . . Thom Gossom, Jr. is a memorable experience not easily forgotten.
“An Evening with . . . Thom Gossom, Jr. transports the audience to a realm in which the ordinary becomes extraordinary and the familiar takes on new meaning. His artistry allows his audience to transcend time and place to embrace the characters he portrays and to understand the writers who created them. Truly an evening to rembmer.” Robin Sabino, Auburn University
Thom Gossom is an actor, writer, and communications professional. Born in Birmingham Alabama, Gossom received his Bachelor of Arts in communication from Auburn University where he was the second Black Auburn football player and perhaps the first Black athlete to walk on and earn a scholarship in the Southeastern Conference. He later went on to earna Master of Arts in communication from The University of Montevallo. After “a couple of cups of coffee in the NFL,” Gossom began his career at Bellsouth in the office of Public Relations. In 1987, Gossom struck out on his own, starting his own PR Firm to supplement his writing and acting adventures. A self-described “working actor,” Gossom’s, theatre roles include, My Children, My Africa; Fences; American Buffalo; and Glen Gary Glen Ross. He has appeared on television in the recurring roles of city councilman Ted Marcus in In The Heat Of The Night, Judge Blake Winters in Boston Legal, Judge Garamedian in Close to Home, and as J.R. Ride in Jack and Bobby. He starred as the title character, Israel, in the Emmy winning episode of NYPD Blue entitled “Lost Israel.” Other television credits include guest star roles in CSI, Cold Case, Without A Trace, The West Wing, and ER. Film credits include, Fight Club, Jeepers Creepers 2, Miss Ever’s Boys, The Chamber, and Miracle in The Woods.
Gossom’s writing credits include his critically acclaimed one-man show, Speak of Me As I Am and his published memoir chronicling his role in collegiate football history, Walk-On: My Reluctant Journey To Integration. A moving tale about his experience in the history of sports integration, Walk-On is neither a simple football story, nor is it simply a race story. Walk-On is the story of a young and gifted athlete who dared to enter where he was uninvited and often unwelcome. Gossom has also written articles and columns for The Birmingham News, The Birmingham Times, Fun and Stuff Magazine, and Down Home Magazine.
Opening for Gossom - ROGER REID (author, Emmy-awarded producer and director) - short production “Rabbits in the Sky”and other lessons from Happy Hour at Seaside. Reid will read from his new novel TIME, which was written in February, 2010 during his Escape to Create residency. Reid will also share some of the profound thoughts he had during last year's residency--thoughts that did not make it into his novel. TIME, Reid's third novel, was released by NewSouth Books a few days before Christmas.
Roger Reid is the producer of the award-winning “Discovering Alabama” series from the Alabama Museum of Natural History in cooperation with Alabama Public Television.
ABOUT TO ESCAPE TO CREATE Founded in 1993 as an artist residency, ESCAPE TO CREATE brings artists from all over the world to live, work, teach and perform during a month-long residency. Standing room only concerts, literary and theatrical readings, lectures, exhibitions and performances have helped secure 30A’s reputation as a cultural destination. Escape to Create offers the quality and variety of arts programs enjoyed only in metropolitan cities.
ESCAPE TO CREATE has evolved from an established program to a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization expanding its mission through five major endeavors:
Artist Residency and Visiting Artist and Scholar Program
Chamber Music Series
Spring and Fall Literary Conferences
Arts Programs: workshops, readings, lectures, exhibits and screenings
Educational outreach and instruction throughout the year