ArtsLink’s 2021 Concerts Announced
ArtsLink’s 2021 Concert Series will kick off on September 28 and continue through December, offering versatile and expressive interpretations of both music and dance.
The season begins Tuesday, September 28, at 7:00pm, at the Gaslight Theater in Sistersville with a return engagement by Twin Kennedy. With Carli Kennedy on vocals and guitar, and twin sister Julie on vocals and violin, these petite powerhouses will fill your soul with joy and warmth through their seamless harmonies and heartfelt songwriting. This concert is sponsored by Logan Hassig. Funding for this concert provided by a grant from the Harry E. and Olive T. Charitable Trust, a component fund of the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley, Inc.
Shakespeare comes to town with two activities by the Vintage Theatre Company of Clarksburg. On October 6, an interactive “Shakespeareoke” will happen at the Parlor Theater at Doolin Center at 7:00pm. All are invited to participate in this free event. On Thursday, October 7, come see a performance of “Much Ado About Nothing” at the Lincoln Theater at 7:00pm. ‘Much Ado About Nothing” is generally considered one of Shakespeare’s best comedies, because it combines elements of robust hilarity with more serious meditations on honor, shame, and court politics. This residency is sponsored by Logan Hassig.
Main Street Barbershop Quartet will appear in a free concert at Tyler Consolidated High School on October 21 at 7:00pm. Main Street, a traditionally-styled barbershop quartet based in Orlando, proved there’s still a place for straw hats and arm garters in the upper reaches of a cappella singing, as it captured the 2017 international championship of the Barbershop Harmony Society in Las Vegas. Even as the competition brought new sounds and stylish intensity to the contest, the six-time medalists stayed true to their vision of an olde-tyme quartet in the style of the Dapper Dans of Walt Disney World, where all four have sung at various times. This concert is sponsored by the Stealey Community Fund, a component fund of the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley, Inc.
The well-known story of “Snow White” will be presented by the Oglebay Institute Youth Ballet on Sunday, October 24 at the Lincoln Theater. The 2 pm matinee performance will be enjoyed by young and old alike as the familiar tale is brought to life through the artistry and timeless beauty of ballet.
Next up at the Parlor Theater will be the Andrew Collins Trio on November 9 at 7:00pm. Seven time CFMA winner and five time JUNO nominee mandolin maestro Andrew Collins is joined by fellow Trio string-meisters Mike Mezzatesta and James McEleney to showcase a popular collision of folk, new acoustic roots, chambergrass and jazz, not to mention a dizzying number and energetic interplay of instruments on stage. This dynamic genre-hopping show is propelled even further by Andrew’s captivating lead vocals and James’ soaring harmonies. This event is sponsored by David Bridgeman.
A capella fans will enjoy Ball in the House on Thursday, November 18, at Tyler Consolidated High School at 7:00pm. Ball in the House is a multiple award winning R&B/soul/pop a cappella group based out of their hometown of Boston, MA. Their high energy show will have audiences singing, dancing, even beatboxing along. This free concert is sponsored by the Stealey Community Fund, a component fund of the Community Foundation for the Ohio Valley, Inc.
ArtsLink will usher in the Christmas season on Monday, Dec. 13 at 7:00pm with the Mid Ohio Valley Ballet classic presentation of The Nutcracker. This whimsical ballet brings beautiful fantasies, sugar plum dreams, and waltzing snowflakes to the classic American holiday experience.
Ticket prices for 2021 remain the same. For ArtsLink members, tickets are $10 for individuals and $20 for families; for non-members, $15 for individuals and $25 for families. Student tickets are available for $5. Tickets will be available at the door. Check ArtsLink’s website, www.artslinkwv.org ,for on-line purchasing options.
Funding for these programs is made possible with financial assistance from the City of New Martinsville Parks & Recreation Commission, West Virginia Northern Community College, WETZ/WYMJ Radio, EQT Foundation, Dominion Foundation, and Ohio Valley Online. This concert series is presented with financial assistance from the WV Department of Arts, Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts. The engagement of Andrew Collins is made possible through the Special Presenters Initiatives program of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the West Virginia Division of Culture and History. ArtsLink is committed to providing universal accessibility wherever possible. Persons with special needs, or for additional information, call the ArtsLink office at 304-455-2278.