Interlochen Center for the Arts

Interlochen Center for the Arts

Fall 2015/Winter 2016 Concerts

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
"Collage" - 10/10 (IAA Parents only), Corson

Please arrive at Corson Auditorium no later than 2:00 p.m. in uniform (black bottoms/white top) and with your volunteer name badge.

Interlochen Arts Academy "Collage"
Be immersed in an exhilarating performance of music, dance, theatre, creative writing, visual arts and film. From the stage, the balcony, the catwalk, and in the aisles, the talents of Interlochen Arts Academy students will be presented in rapid-fire style. It’s just a sample of why the Arts live and breathe here like no place else.

10/10/2015 10/10/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
"Collage" - 10/8, Corson

Please arrive at Corson Auditorium no later than 6:30 p.m. in uniform (black bottoms/white top) and with your volunteer name badge.

Interlochen Arts Academy "Collage"
Be immersed in an exhilarating performance of music, dance, theatre, creative writing, visual arts and film. From the stage, the balcony, the catwalk, and in the aisles, the talents of Interlochen Arts Academy students will be presented in rapid-fire style. It’s just a sample of why the Arts live and breathe here like no place else.


10/8/2015 10/8/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
"Collage" - 10/9, Corson

Please arrive at Corson Auditorium no later than 6:30 p.m. in uniform (black bottoms/white top) and with your volunteer name badge.

Interlochen Arts Academy "Collage"
Be immersed in an exhilarating performance of music, dance, theatre, creative writing, visual arts and film. From the stage, the balcony, the catwalk, and in the aisles, the talents of Interlochen Arts Academy students will be presented in rapid-fire style. It’s just a sample of why the Arts live and breathe here like no place else.


10/9/2015 10/9/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
"The Caucasian Chalk Circle" - 11/6, Phoenix

Please arrive at Phoenix Theatre no later than 6:30 p.m. in uniform and with your volunteer name badge.

"THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLY" by BERTOLT BRECHT
In the war‐torn country of Grusinia, a young servant named Grusha rescues the abandoned baby of a deposed governor and raises him as her own. Years later, the ruler’s wife returns to reclaim her child—and the two mothers bring their case before a cynical, battle‐weary judge. An epic fable set against the harrowing backdrop of civil war, The Caucasian Chalk Circle puts the competing claims of law and justice, of blood and love, to the ultimate test.

The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht
Directed by Gulshirin Dubash

 

11/6/2015 11/6/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
"The Caucasian Chalk Circle" - 11/7 2pm, Phoenix

Please arrive at Phoenix Theatre no later than 1:00 p.m. in uniform and with your volunteer name badge.

"THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLY" by BERTOLT BRECHT
In the war‐torn country of Grusinia, a young servant named Grusha rescues the abandoned baby of a deposed governor and raises him as her own. Years later, the ruler’s wife returns to reclaim her child—and the two mothers bring their case before a cynical, battle‐weary judge. An epic fable set against the harrowing backdrop of civil war, The Caucasian Chalk Circle puts the competing claims of law and justice, of blood and love, to the ultimate test.

The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht
Directed by Gulshirin Dubash

 

11/7/2015 11/7/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
"The Caucasian Chalk Circle" - 11/7, Phoenix

Please arrive at Phoenix Theatre no later than 6:30 p.m. in uniform and with your volunteer name badge.

"THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLY" by BERTOLT BRECHT
In the war‐torn country of Grusinia, a young servant named Grusha rescues the abandoned baby of a deposed governor and raises him as her own. Years later, the ruler’s wife returns to reclaim her child—and the two mothers bring their case before a cynical, battle‐weary judge. An epic fable set against the harrowing backdrop of civil war, The Caucasian Chalk Circle puts the competing claims of law and justice, of blood and love, to the ultimate test.

The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht
Directed by Gulshirin Dubash

 

11/7/2015 11/7/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
"The Caucasian Chalk Circle" (dress rehearsal) 11/5, Phoenix

Please arrive at Phoenix Theatre no later than 6:30 p.m. in uniform and with your volunteer name badge.

"THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLY" by BERTOLT BRECHT
In the war‐torn country of Grusinia, a young servant named Grusha rescues the abandoned baby of a deposed governor and raises him as her own. Years later, the ruler’s wife returns to reclaim her child—and the two mothers bring their case before a cynical, battle‐weary judge. An epic fable set against the harrowing backdrop of civil war, The Caucasian Chalk Circle puts the competing claims of law and justice, of blood and love, to the ultimate test.

The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht
Directed by Gulshirin Dubash

 

11/5/2015 11/5/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
"The Nutcracker" - 12/10, Corson

Please arrive at Corson Auditorium no later than 6:30 p.m. in uniform (black bottoms/white top) and with your volunteer name badge.

“THE NUTCRACKER”
Interlochen Arts Academy Dance Co. & Orchestra

Enjoy a BRAND NEW PRODUCTION of this holiday classic with your entire family and friends!

A perennial holiday favorite loved by audiences of all ages, The Nutcracker tells the story of an enchanted prince turned into a nutcracker doll by the wicked Mouse King. Audiences will experience a magical Christmas Eve journey as the nutcracker doll comes to life and is reunited with his beloved Sugarplum Fairy, all with the help of young Clara, her little brother Fritz and their mysterious Godfather Drosselmeyer. Featuring newly designed sets, costumes and choreography, The Nutcracker's enduring score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky will be accompanied live by the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra. It's the perfect way to celebrate the holidays with music, dance and magic.

 

12/10/2015 12/10/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
"The Nutcracker" - 12/11, Corson

Please arrive at Corson Auditorium no later than 6:30 p.m. in uniform (black bottoms/white top) and with your volunteer name badge.

“THE NUTCRACKER”
Interlochen Arts Academy Dance Co. & Orchestra

Enjoy a BRAND NEW PRODUCTION of this holiday classic with your entire family and friends!

A perennial holiday favorite loved by audiences of all ages, The Nutcracker tells the story of an enchanted prince turned into a nutcracker doll by the wicked Mouse King. Audiences will experience a magical Christmas Eve journey as the nutcracker doll comes to life and is reunited with his beloved Sugarplum Fairy, all with the help of young Clara, her little brother Fritz and their mysterious Godfather Drosselmeyer. Featuring newly designed sets, costumes and choreography, The Nutcracker's enduring score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky will be accompanied live by the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra. It's the perfect way to celebrate the holidays with music, dance and magic.

 

12/11/2015 12/11/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
"The Nutcracker" - 12/12, 2pm, Corson

Please arrive at Corson Auditorium no later than 1:00 p.m. in uniform (black bottoms/white top) and with your volunteer name badge.

“THE NUTCRACKER”
Interlochen Arts Academy Dance Co. & Orchestra

Enjoy a BRAND NEW PRODUCTION of this holiday classic with your entire family and friends!

A perennial holiday favorite loved by audiences of all ages, The Nutcracker tells the story of an enchanted prince turned into a nutcracker doll by the wicked Mouse King. Audiences will experience a magical Christmas Eve journey as the nutcracker doll comes to life and is reunited with his beloved Sugarplum Fairy, all with the help of young Clara, her little brother Fritz and their mysterious Godfather Drosselmeyer. Featuring newly designed sets, costumes and choreography, The Nutcracker's enduring score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky will be accompanied live by the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra. It's the perfect way to celebrate the holidays with music, dance and magic.

 

12/12/2015 12/12/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
"The Nutcracker" - 12/12, Corson

Please arrive at Corson Auditorium no later than 6:30 p.m. in uniform (black bottoms/white top) and with your volunteer name badge.

“THE NUTCRACKER”
Interlochen Arts Academy Dance Co. & Orchestra

Enjoy a BRAND NEW PRODUCTION of this holiday classic with your entire family and friends!

A perennial holiday favorite loved by audiences of all ages, The Nutcracker tells the story of an enchanted prince turned into a nutcracker doll by the wicked Mouse King. Audiences will experience a magical Christmas Eve journey as the nutcracker doll comes to life and is reunited with his beloved Sugarplum Fairy, all with the help of young Clara, her little brother Fritz and their mysterious Godfather Drosselmeyer. Featuring newly designed sets, costumes and choreography, The Nutcracker's enduring score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky will be accompanied live by the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra. It's the perfect way to celebrate the holidays with music, dance and magic.

 

12/12/2015 12/12/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
"Urinetown" - 11/19, Harvey

Please arrive at Harvey Theatre no later than 6:30 p.m. in uniform and with your volunteer name badge.

“URINETOWN”
A side‐splitting send-up of greed, love, revolution (and musicals!), in a time when water is worth its weight in gold.

Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critic's Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards, and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics... and musical theatre itself! Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, Urinetown provides a fresh perspective on one of America's greatest art forms.

In a Gotham‐like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20‐year drought, has led to a government‐enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides he's had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom! Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, Urinetown catapults the "comedic romp" into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit, and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.

Music by Mark Hollmann. Lyrics by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis. Book by Greg Kotis.
Directed by David Montee.

 

11/19/2015 11/19/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
"Urinetown" - 11/20, Harvey

Please arrive at Harvey Theatre no later than 6:30 p.m. in uniform and with your volunteer name badge.

“URINETOWN”
A side‐splitting send-up of greed, love, revolution (and musicals!), in a time when water is worth its weight in gold.

Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critic's Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards, and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics... and musical theatre itself! Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, Urinetown provides a fresh perspective on one of America's greatest art forms.

In a Gotham‐like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20‐year drought, has led to a government‐enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides he's had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom! Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, Urinetown catapults the "comedic romp" into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit, and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.

Music by Mark Hollmann. Lyrics by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis. Book by Greg Kotis.
Directed by David Montee.

 

11/20/2015 11/20/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
"Urinetown" - 12/4, Harvey

Please arrive at Harvey Theatre no later than 6:30 p.m. in uniform and with your volunteer name badge.

“URINETOWN”
A side‐splitting send-up of greed, love, revolution (and musicals!), in a time when water is worth its weight in gold.

Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critic's Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards, and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics... and musical theatre itself! Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, Urinetown provides a fresh perspective on one of America's greatest art forms.

In a Gotham‐like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20‐year drought, has led to a government‐enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides he's had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom! Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, Urinetown catapults the "comedic romp" into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit, and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.

Music by Mark Hollmann. Lyrics by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis. Book by Greg Kotis.
Directed by David Montee.

 

12/4/2015 12/4/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
"Urinetown" - 12/5, 2pm Harvey

Please arrive at Harvey Theatre no later than 1:00 p.m. in uniform and with your volunteer name badge.

“URINETOWN”
A side‐splitting send-up of greed, love, revolution (and musicals!), in a time when water is worth its weight in gold.

Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critic's Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards, and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics... and musical theatre itself! Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, Urinetown provides a fresh perspective on one of America's greatest art forms.

In a Gotham‐like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20‐year drought, has led to a government‐enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides he's had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom! Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, Urinetown catapults the "comedic romp" into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit, and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.

Music by Mark Hollmann. Lyrics by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis. Book by Greg Kotis.
Directed by David Montee.

 

12/5/2015 12/5/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
"Urinetown" - 12/5, Harvey

Please arrive at Harvey Theatre no later than 6:30 p.m. in uniform and with your volunteer name badge.

“URINETOWN”
A side‐splitting send-up of greed, love, revolution (and musicals!), in a time when water is worth its weight in gold.

Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critic's Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards, and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics... and musical theatre itself! Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, Urinetown provides a fresh perspective on one of America's greatest art forms.

In a Gotham‐like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20‐year drought, has led to a government‐enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides he's had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom! Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, Urinetown catapults the "comedic romp" into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit, and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.

Music by Mark Hollmann. Lyrics by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis. Book by Greg Kotis.
Directed by David Montee.

 

12/5/2015 12/5/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
"Urinetown" (dress rehearsal) 11/18, Harvey

Please arrive at Harvey Theatre no later than 6:30 p.m. in uniform and with your volunteer name badge.

“URINETOWN”
A side‐splitting send-up of greed, love, revolution (and musicals!), in a time when water is worth its weight in gold.

Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critic's Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards, and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics... and musical theatre itself! Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, Urinetown provides a fresh perspective on one of America's greatest art forms.

In a Gotham‐like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20‐year drought, has led to a government‐enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides he's had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom! Praised for reinvigorating the very notion of what a musical could be, Urinetown catapults the "comedic romp" into the new millennium with its outrageous perspective, wickedly modern wit, and sustained ability to produce gales of unbridled laughter.

Music by Mark Hollmann. Lyrics by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis. Book by Greg Kotis.
Directed by David Montee.

 

11/18/2015 11/18/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Ana Gasteyer - 10/16, Corson

Please arrive at Corson Auditorium no later than 6:30 p.m. in uniform (black bottoms/white top) and with your volunteer name badge.

ANA GASTEYER
SASS! BRASS! VIM! VERVE! GIN-AND-TONIC! MOXIE! NERVE!

When Interlochen alumna Ana Gasteyer steps up to the mic, she evokes the swagger of an era when a lady ruled a nightclub and an audience knew they were in for a good time. Best known for her six years on Saturday Night Live, ABC Television's Suburgatory, Broadway's The Threepenny Opera, Wicked, The Rocky Horror Show and more, this classically trained singer has been winning the hearts of audiences around the country celebrating her first CD, I'm Hip. From songs like "One Mint Julep" and "Proper Cup of Coffee" to a surprisingly smooth rendition of Carrie Underwood's "Before He Cheats," Gasteyer’s saucy selections tell stories with humor and heartbreak. Join Gasteyer and her quintet for a special night of music from this talented performer known for her "exuberant and rollicking entertainment" with "high-octane vocals" and "a top-notch swingin' ensemble."

A violin player from the tender age of five, Gasteyer always had an ear for music and a knack for timing. Years later, after a formal education as a classically trained singer, she made the fateful discovery that she could get people laughing—and laugh they did every Saturday night at NBC's Studio 8H. Audiences fell in love with Gasteyer’s flair for irony and character‐driven comedy on six seasons of SNL, where she unabashedly played, and often sang, at full tilt.

Eventually, Broadway came calling and Gasteyer spent several years belting out superstar vocals in shows like Wicked and Rocky Horror. But she felt most at home crooning and chirping with a big band in a nightclub, amidst laughter and the inviting clink of ice in a glass. Her acclaimed shows Let it Rip and Elegant Songs from a Handsome Woman earned praise from audiences and critics alike who hailed the acts as "exuberant and rollicking entertainment" with "high-octane vocals" and "a top‐notch swingin' ensemble."

Most recently, Gasteyer starred in ABC's "Suburgatory" (and as a vampy Weight Watchers spokes‐singer). She has teamed with producer and "New York Nightclub Supernova" Julian Fleisher to make this Moxie Jazz album with an eclectic range of covers and reimagined classics.


10/16/2015 10/16/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Band - 11/19, Corson

Location: Corson Auditorium

Please arrive at Corson Auditorium no later than 6:30 p.m. in uniform (black bottoms/white top) and with your volunteer name badge.

11/19/2015 11/19/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Band & Choir "Sounds of the Season" - 12/17, Corson

Location: Corson Auditorium

Please arrive at Corson Auditorium no later than 6:30 p.m. in uniform (black bottoms/white top) and with your volunteer name badge.

INTERLOCHEN ARTS ACADEMY BAND & CHOIR, "SOUNDS OF THE SEASON"
Be swept away in the magic of the holidays as the Interlochen Arts Academy Band and Choir present their annual holiday concert, Sounds of the Season.

Join the Interlochen Arts Academy Band and Choir for an evening of family‐friendly holiday festivities. Repertoire will include classical holiday music from around the world, plus a sing-along of popular carols. An original holiday carol will be composed for the evening and gifted to all attendees. Plus, milk and cookies and the chance to catch a glimpse of the guy in red!

 

12/17/2015 12/17/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Band, Choir & Orchestra - 9/26, Corson

Location: Corson Auditorium

Please arrive at Corson Auditorium no later than 6:30 p.m. in uniform (black bottoms/white top) and with your volunteer name badge.

9/26/2015 9/26/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Brass Ensemble - 10/29, Corson

Location: Corson Auditorium

Please arrive at Corson Auditorium no later than 6:30 p.m. in uniform (black bottoms/white top) and with your volunteer name badge.

10/29/2015 10/29/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Chamber Singers - 10/17, Chapel

Please arrive at the Chapel by 6:30 p.m. in uniform (black bottoms/white top) with your volunteer badge.

10/17/2015 10/17/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Chamber Singers - 11/19, Chapel

Please arrive at the Chapel by 6:30 p.m. in uniform (black bottoms/white top) with your volunteer badge.

11/19/2015 11/19/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Choir - 11/13, Corson

Location: Corson Auditorium

Please arrive at Corson Auditorium no later than 6:30 p.m. in uniform (black bottoms/white top) and with your volunteer name badge.

11/13/2015 11/13/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Choir w/TC West 6th Graders - 1/29, Corson

Location: Corson Auditorium

Please arrive at Corson Auditorium no later than 6:30 p.m. in uniform (black bottoms/white top) and with your volunteer name badge.

1/29/2016 1/29/2016 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Cirque Mechanics - Pedal Punk - 10/30, Corson

Please arrive at Corson Auditorium no later than 6:30 p.m. in uniform (black bottoms/white top) and with your volunteer name badge.

CIRQUE MECHANICS - PEDAL PUNK
Enjoy a rowdy circus where the mischief is on wheels.

Back by popular demand! Step right up and marvel at Cirque Mechanics' latest spectacular creation, Pedal Punk! The rowdy circus where the mischief is on wheels showcases creator and BMX rider Chris Lashua's "Gantry Bike," a pedal‐driven performance apparatus. This remarkable creation is a modern‐day industrial circus caravan. It moves around the stage with a dynamic and quirky ensemble of high‐flying unicyclists, death-defying wheel acrobats, soaring pole climbers and floating trapeze artists.

Hailed as "the greatest contribution to the American circus since Cirque du Soleil" (Spectacle Magazine), Cirque Mechanics' highly skilled clowning, mime, acrobatics and contortion will captivate your whole family.

Cirque Mechanics was founded in 2004 by Boston native and German Wheel artist Chris Lashua after the success of his collaborative project with the Circus Center of San Francisco, Birdhouse Factory. Cirque Mechanics quickly established itself as a premiere American circus, with its unique approach to performance, inspiring storytelling and innovative mechanical staging. Spectacle Magazine hailed it as "the greatest contribution to the American circus since Cirque du Soleil."

Cirque Mechanics, although inspired by modern circus, finds its roots in the mechanical and its heart in the stories of American ingenuity. The shows, rooted in realism, display a raw quality, rarely found in modern circus, that makes their message timeless and relevant. The stories are wrapped in circus acrobatics, mechanical wonders and a bit of clowning around.


10/30/2015 10/30/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Houston Ballet II - 10/12, Corson

Please arrive at Corson Auditorium no later than 6:30 p.m. in uniform (black bottoms/white top) and with your volunteer name badge.

Houston Ballet II
Be moved by a stellar array of ballet dancers from around the world.

Houston Ballet II is Houston Ballet's second company and part of Houston Ballet Academy. Under the direction of Stanton Welch and Shelly Power, Houston Ballet II travels the world with fresh choreography in a wide array of dance works: stunning contemporary pieces by Welch and other leading choreographers, and excerpts from The Sleeping Beauty and Welch’s neoclassical work, A Dance in the Garden of Mirth, performed by a stellar ensemble of artists.

Houston Ballet II consists of students from the second company and have daily class from outstanding faculty from all over the world. Houston Ballet II's repertoire includes both classical and contemporary works by Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch.

Houston Ballet II is another way for Houston Ballet to serve its constituents by reaching smaller communities that might not have the chance to see major ballet companies perform. The visibility of Houston Ballet II assists the growth of the professional company by showing the excellent training Houston Ballet Academy provides.

During the 2013-2014 year, Houston Ballet II consisted of 17 dancers, 8 men and 9 women. Houston Ballet II dancers are taught by academy instructors as well as company instructors.

Santon Welch
In July 2003, the acclaimed Australian choreographer Stanton Welch assumed the leadership of Houston Ballet, America's fourth largest ballet company, as artistic director. Since his arrival, Mr. Welch has transformed Houston Ballet by raising the level of classical technique, infusing the company with new energy, drive and vision; introducing works by distinguished choreographers to the repertoire; and attracting some of the world's best coaches to Houston to work with the dancers. He has created works for such prestigious international companies as Houston Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, The Australian Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet, and Royal Danish Ballet.

Mr. Welch was born in Melbourne to Marilyn Jones, O.B.E., and Garth Welch, A.M., two of Australia's most gifted dancers of the 1960s and 1970s. In 1986 he began his training at the late age of seventeen, quickly winning a scholarship to San Francisco Ballet School. In 1989 he was engaged as a dancer with The Australian Ballet, where he rose to the rank of leading soloist, performing such principal roles as Des Grieux in Sir Kenneth MacMillan's Manon, Lensky in John Cranko's Onegin, Camille in Ronald Hynd's The Merry Widow, and Alan Strang in Equus. He has also worked with internationally acclaimed choreographers such as Jiří Kylían, Nacho Duato, and Maurice Béjart.

Mr. Welch’s choreographic career developed during his time with The Australian Ballet. In 1990 he received his first choreographic commission from the company, marking the beginning of a series of commissioned works over the next fourteen years and developing his diverse choreographic style. For The Australian Ballet he has created The Three of Us (1990); Of Blessed Memory (1991), for which he was voted best new choreographer in 1992 by readers of the British magazine Dance & Dancers; Divergence (1994), which has been preformed at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and City Center in New York; full-length productions of Madame Butterfly (1995) and Cinderella (1997); Red Earth (1996); X (1999); and Velocity (2003). In 2005, Mr. Welch created a lavish new staging of The Sleeping Beauty for The Australian Ballet. Madame Butterfly has become a signature work for Mr. Welch internationally, and is in the repertoires of Houston Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, Atlanta Ballet, Singapore Dance Theatre, and Boston Ballet.

In 1995, Mr. Welch was named resident choreographer of The Australian Ballet. That same year, he was commissioned to create Corroboree (Wildlife) for The Australian Ballet to perform at “United We Dance,” a dance festival in San Francisco celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Charter and featuring major companies from across the world premiering new works.


10/12/2015 10/12/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Jazz Combo/Percustion Ensemble - 11/20, Chapel

Please arrive at the Chapel by 6:30 p.m. in uniform (black bottoms/white top) with your volunteer badge.

11/20/2015 11/20/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Jazz Ensemble - 10/16, Chapel

Please arrive at the Chapel by 6:30 p.m. in uniform (black bottoms/white top) with your volunteer badge.

10/16/2015 10/16/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Jazz Ensemble - 12/4, Chapel

Please arrive at the Chapel by 6:30 p.m. in uniform (black bottoms/white top) with your volunteer badge.

12/4/2015 12/4/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
John Bruce Yeh, clarinet - 11/18, Chapel

Please arrive at the Chapel by 6:30 p.m. in uniform (black bottoms/white top) with your volunteer badge.

JOHN BRUCE YEH, clarinet
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra's acting principal clarinetist takes the stage at Interlochen.

John Bruce Yeh is a 35-year veteran of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, a founding member of the New York New Music Ensemble, a Grammy winner and more. A native of Los Angeles, he began studying the clarinet at age 6 and spent two years at Juilliard, from 1975 to 1977, before leaving to assume the role of solo bass clarinetist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra., and, two years later, assistant principal and solo E-flat clarinet. He has released more than a dozen solo and chamber music recordings, soloed with numerous orchestras, including in the American premiere of Elliott Carter's Clarinet Concerto, and won prizes at the Munich International Music and Naumburg Clarinet competitions.

John Bruce Yeh joined the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 1977, the first Asian musician ever appointed to the CSO, as well as the longest-serving clarinetist in CSO history. He currently serves as Assistant Principal and Solo E-flat Clarinet of the CSO and has performed as guest principal of The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Seoul Philharmonic in Korea.  A prize winner at both the 1982 Munich International Music Competition and the 1985 Naumburg Clarinet Competition in New York, Yeh continues to solo with orchestras around the globe. An enthusiastic champion of new music, John Bruce Yeh is the dedicatee of new works for clarinet by numerous composers, ranging from Ralph Shapey to John Williams. His more than a dozen solo and chamber music recordings have earned worldwide critical acclaim. Recently released by Naxos is a disc titled "Synergy," of single and double concertos with clarinet featuring John, his wife Teresa, and his daughter Molly. Yeh is director of Chicago Pro Musica, which received the Grammy Award in 1986 as Best New Classical Artist. With clarinetist Teresa Reilly, erhu virtuoso Wang Guowei, and pipa virtuoso Yang Wei, Yeh recently formedBirds and Phoenix, an innovative quartet dedicated to musical exploration by bridging Eastern and Western musical cultures. John is on the artist-faculties of Roosevelt University's Chicago College for the Performing Arts and Midwest Young Artists in Fort Sheridan, Illinois. He is the proud father of Jenna Yeh, 29, a culinary artist and wine specialist in Chicago; Molly Yeh, 26, a percussionist and journalist in Minnesota; and the 9-year old Mia Reilly-Yeh.

Nozomi Khudyev
A native of Japan, pianist, Nozomi Khudyev has performed as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestral keyboardist at prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. An active collaborative pianist, she has played recitals with both instrumentalists and vocalists in Tokyo, New York, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, New Haven and Ann Arbor, Michigan. She completed a bachelor of music degree in piano performance at the University of Michigan, where she was a recipient of the full-tuition merit scholarship, and a masters of music degree in collaborative piano at The Juilliard School as the recipient of the Bernard and Leigh Seder, William Petschek Piano and Henrietta Quade Scholarships. Post graduation, she has worked as a staff pianist at The Colburn School in Los Angeles and the Killington Music Festival in Vermont, while maintaining her collaborative performances with musicians around the country.

 

 

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Julian Lage, guitar - 11/17, Chapel

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JULIAN LAGE, guitar
Be mesmerized by one of jazz guitar's most vibrant and special talents.

The subject of the Oscar‐nominated documentary Jules at Eight, Julian Lage, now 27, has been performing and recording with vibraphone legend Gary Burton since the age of 12, holding a seat once occupied by the likes of Kurt Rosenwinkel and Pat Metheny.

Personable and deeply modest despite a near lifetime of ebullient praise, the breadth of Lage's musical inspiration is truly remarkable. Drawing equally from American roots music and Spanish guitar, Lage can extend the jazz paradigm to embrace the many colors of his singular and organic musicality—fashioning music in his own image while never betraying the aesthetic and spirit underlying it.

Julian Lage is an American guitarist, composer and arranger living in NYC. Often categorized as a jazz musician, his music is rooted in both traditional and acoustic forms. He was the subject of an Academy Award-nominated documentary, Jules at Eight. Julian has collaborated with Jim Hall, Mark O'Connor, Nels Cline, Chris Eldridge, Scott Colley & Antonio Sanchez, among others. In addition to his own quintet he has recorded with Gary Burton, David Grisman, Eric Harland, Anthony Wilson, Martin Taylor, Joshua Bell & Yoko Ono. Julian's album Sounding Point was nominated for a Best Contemporary Jazz album Grammy in 2010. His most recent duo album, Free Flying with Fred Hersch, received a coveted 5‐star review in DownBeat magazine.
 

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Motion Picture Arts Showcase - 1/29, DeRoy

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Northern Light: 40 Years of CW - 9/23, Writing House

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One-Act Festival - 1/22, Harvey

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Opera Workshop - 12/11, Chapel

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Orchestra - 10/24, Corson

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Orchestra - 11/14, Corson

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Singer-Songwriters - 1/28, Chapel

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Summer Concerts: AUGUST/SEPT 2015

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O.A.R. (7pm, Kresge) - BOX OFFICE

Location: Kresge Auditorium

Please arrive at the Box Office no later than 5:30 p.m. in uniform and with your volunteer name badge.

O.A.R. with special guest ALLEN STONE
O.A.R. is renowned for its intense, vibrant live show —including selling out Madison Square Garden twice —and the communal feeling it shares with its fans.

USA Today has called Allen Stone a "pitch-perfect powerhouse" and The New York Times has likened his socially conscious music to that of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway and Bill Withers. But the 25-year-old singer-songwriter from the tiny backwoods town of Chewelah, Washington just sees himself as "a hippie with soul."

O.A.R
Classic American author Thomas Wolfe famously stated "you can't go home again," but don't tell that to the members of O.A.R. On their eighth studio album, THE ROCKVILLE LP, the shape-shifting rock band found that returning home triggered a journey of creative renewal and inspiration.

"This isn't about us going back to our musical roots per se," says lead singer Marc Roberge, who founded O.A.R. in 1996 with his Rockville, Md. high school classmates, drummer Chris Culos, guitarist Richard On, and bassist Benj Gershman (saxophonist Jerry DePizzo joined while the group was at Ohio State University). "It's about us getting inspired by the place we came from. We'd drive the same roads, visit the old haunts, spend time with our people.  Rockville was the catalyst then, and it's the catalyst now."

For the first time in a while, the band found that visiting their Maryland hometown gave them a sense of peace. For years, they had been pushing themselves to reach new levels of success, searching for their place in the world. Plus, turbulent times within their personal lives had led them to a slightly disconnected state. "I went home to Maryland many times while making this album and based these songs on all the familiar feelings that Rockville gave me," Roberge says. "I tried to focus in on the simple things that always made this band so creative and driven. For everyone in the band, this was a restart. We've been hanging out, enjoying life, letting things go…The whole album is about a reboot."

That sense of renewal is evident on the first single, the deep, yearning "Peace." "As we were writing it, I felt the weight of three years lift off my shoulders," Roberge says. "We wrote it about getting back to that even playing field after you go through turbulent times.  It's about what I see people going through all around me, everyone deserves second, third, fourth chances."

Roberge wrote "Peace"with Blair Daly and Nashville-based producer Nathan Chapman, best known for his work with Taylor Swift, after Roberge introduced himself to Chapman at an event in Los Angeles. The two got along so well that, in addition to "Peace," their writing sessions yielded three other songs: "Favorite Song," "Two Hands Up" and "We'll Pick Up Where We Left Off." Chapman produced "Favorite Song" and "Two Hands Up," while Gregg Wattenberg, who co-wrote O.A.R.'s No. 1 smash, "Shattered (Turn the Car Around)," produced "Peace." Chapman and Wattenberg shared production duties on "We'll Pick Up Where We Left Off." With those four tracks serving as the foundation for the album and as a boost to the band's confidence, Roberge produced the rest of the tracks on THE ROCKVILLE LP including a co-production with Jerry DePizzo on "The Element." "We felt like we were on to something with an overwhelming freedom to chase down some more songs," Roberge says.

THE ROCKVILLE LP, which was recorded in Nashville, Bethesda, Md., and Brooklyn, N.Y., features some of O.A.R.'s most diverse, intricate songs to date. Bold horn arrangements weave in and out of several of the tunes, including "Irish Rose" sequel and DePizzo showcase, the jangly, story song, "Caroline the Wrecking Ball," as well as the ambitious "The Architect," a song adored by longtime fans, but one O.A.R. had never committed to an album before.

Pure joy and light-heartedness infuse album opener, the spiky infectious anthem, "Two Hands Up," and the irrepressible reggae-tinged "Favorite Song" in which Roberge cheerfully references dozens of song titles. "We were driving down roads in Nashville and Maryland feeling nostalgic harkening back to the days of endlessly flipping through the radio dial singing loudly to your favorite songs.  This song is an ode to the hit, to recognize the pure joy you can get from a song and some rolled down windows."

O.A.R. is renowned for its intense, vibrant live show —including selling out Madison Square Garden twice —and the communal feeling it shares with its fans. With each studio album, the band has endeavored to achieve that sense of immediacy. On THE ROCKVILLE LP, "it comes the closest," Roberge says. "Every live band I know will always want nothing more than to carry their live performance onto the album.  It's an elusive thing to capture, so I'll never say we nailed it," Roberge says. "But I can guarantee we put that same live show energy and passion into each minute of THE ROCKVILLE LP and we can only hope the audience feels that."

Allen Stone
While the buzz was building in early 2014 about the Internet of Things, Allen Stone was recording in his rustic Washington State cabin and extolling the virtues of an old-fangled kind of connection – the one that exists between people playing music together. The 26-year-old soul singer, praised as a "pitch-perfect powerhouse" by USA Today, was working on the follow-up to his self-titled breakthrough album, which he released digitally on his own stickystones label in late 2011. Sure, he acknowledges, he could have written and recorded his new set of songs alone on a laptop – but that wouldn't have been nearly as much fun.

"I'm a social person and, to me, the greatest energy that you can cultivate is a collaborative energy. It feels better when you've got somebody to bounce ideas off of," explains Stone.

While he's not keen on creating music with computers, Stone nevertheless considers technology to be an enormous blessing. In fact, he might have never met his co-producer, Swedish musician Magnus Tingsek, if he hadn't been digging around online for new music.

"I was like his number one fan for three years," recalls Allen. At that point, things started exploding for Stone. His self-titled album shot into the Top 10 of Billboard's Heatseekers chart and entered the Top 5 of iTunes' R&B/Soul charts shortly after its release. Soon the unsigned artist was appearing on shows like "Conan," "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Last Call with Carson Daly" and "Live from Daryl's House." NPR's Ann Powers hailed the album as "meant for those of us who like our R&B slightly unkempt and exceedingly feelingful" and Forbes ran a feature focusing on his remarkable success as an independent artist. The New York Times' Jon Pareles praised Stone's live show, noting, "his music reached back four decades to the late 1960s and early '70s, when songwriters like Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway and Bill Withers brought introspection and social commentary to soul music."

A partnership with indie label ATO Records, which later released the album physically, opened new doors. Stone was voted one of mtvU's "Freshman 5" and named a VH1' "You Oughta Know" artist. He opened for Al Green and Dave Matthews and performed on "Late Show with David Letterman," "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."

With an 85-date headline tour planned and two out of three openers selected, Stone asked his manager, "Why don't we see if Tingsek will come?" Tingsek, who had never toured outside of Scandinavia, agreed and the two became good friends as they traveled across North America and throughout Europe.

My number one joy is playing live, so when I write records I really just think of what song I could write that would be really fun to play live," says Stone. "Basically my job is to throw a party for people every night when we're on tour."

The non-stop pace of touring and promotional appearances makes it tempting to "set the cruise control a little too high," Allen notes, which can take its toll over time. After doing nearly 600 shows in two years, Stone was ready to turn from touring to recording. He moved from Seattle back to his hometown of Chewelah, WA – population 2,606.

"To find the balance I was looking for, I needed to move out to the middle of nowhere – where I have no distractions whatsoever," he says.

As he considered who he might like to collaborate with, Tingsek came to mind. Stone flew to Malmö, Sweden in November of 2013 and, after just a day in the studio with Tingsek, he knew it was the right pairing.

"Magnus is like Prince – he plays everything! He's like one of those Swiss Army knife musicians," says Stone. "He hears music completely different than I do. I'm more like a classic soul/classic blues kind of singer and he is able to hear music in this new, weird, disco jazz nuance that totally challenges me to broaden my ear and my vocality."

They wrote and recorded some tracks in Malmö and, in early 2014, reconvened in Chewelah so they could work with members of Allen's band. Stone is a big fan of recording with real – rather than virtual – instruments.

"The computer's such a nice tool that it's starting to take the human element out of art. So where's the line? If the computer is doing 85% of the work, then whose record is it?" he asks. "Every instrument on the new record is all real."

Seeing the preponderance of DJ acts at the festivals he has played has been a little unsettling. "I kind of feel like the clerk who's been working at the grocery story for twenty years and all of a sudden they start bringing in these self check-out stands. And you're like, what the hell are they gonna need me for?" says Allen, laughing.

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O.A.R. (7pm, Kresge) - CART COORDINATOR

Location: Kresge Auditorium

Please arrive at the Storage Barn on Sawmill Road no later than 4:30 p.m. in uniform and with your volunteer name badge; Shuttle Cart Drivers will arrive no later than 4:45 p.m.

O.A.R. with special guest ALLEN STONE
O.A.R. is renowned for its intense, vibrant live show —including selling out Madison Square Garden twice —and the communal feeling it shares with its fans.

USA Today has called Allen Stone a "pitch-perfect powerhouse" and The New York Times has likened his socially conscious music to that of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway and Bill Withers. But the 25-year-old singer-songwriter from the tiny backwoods town of Chewelah, Washington just sees himself as "a hippie with soul."

O.A.R
Classic American author Thomas Wolfe famously stated "you can't go home again," but don't tell that to the members of O.A.R. On their eighth studio album, THE ROCKVILLE LP, the shape-shifting rock band found that returning home triggered a journey of creative renewal and inspiration.

"This isn't about us going back to our musical roots per se," says lead singer Marc Roberge, who founded O.A.R. in 1996 with his Rockville, Md. high school classmates, drummer Chris Culos, guitarist Richard On, and bassist Benj Gershman (saxophonist Jerry DePizzo joined while the group was at Ohio State University). "It's about us getting inspired by the place we came from. We'd drive the same roads, visit the old haunts, spend time with our people.  Rockville was the catalyst then, and it's the catalyst now."

For the first time in a while, the band found that visiting their Maryland hometown gave them a sense of peace. For years, they had been pushing themselves to reach new levels of success, searching for their place in the world. Plus, turbulent times within their personal lives had led them to a slightly disconnected state. "I went home to Maryland many times while making this album and based these songs on all the familiar feelings that Rockville gave me," Roberge says. "I tried to focus in on the simple things that always made this band so creative and driven. For everyone in the band, this was a restart. We've been hanging out, enjoying life, letting things go…The whole album is about a reboot."

That sense of renewal is evident on the first single, the deep, yearning "Peace." "As we were writing it, I felt the weight of three years lift off my shoulders," Roberge says. "We wrote it about getting back to that even playing field after you go through turbulent times.  It's about what I see people going through all around me, everyone deserves second, third, fourth chances."

Roberge wrote "Peace"with Blair Daly and Nashville-based producer Nathan Chapman, best known for his work with Taylor Swift, after Roberge introduced himself to Chapman at an event in Los Angeles. The two got along so well that, in addition to "Peace," their writing sessions yielded three other songs: "Favorite Song," "Two Hands Up" and "We'll Pick Up Where We Left Off." Chapman produced "Favorite Song" and "Two Hands Up," while Gregg Wattenberg, who co-wrote O.A.R.'s No. 1 smash, "Shattered (Turn the Car Around)," produced "Peace." Chapman and Wattenberg shared production duties on "We'll Pick Up Where We Left Off." With those four tracks serving as the foundation for the album and as a boost to the band's confidence, Roberge produced the rest of the tracks on THE ROCKVILLE LP including a co-production with Jerry DePizzo on "The Element." "We felt like we were on to something with an overwhelming freedom to chase down some more songs," Roberge says.

THE ROCKVILLE LP, which was recorded in Nashville, Bethesda, Md., and Brooklyn, N.Y., features some of O.A.R.'s most diverse, intricate songs to date. Bold horn arrangements weave in and out of several of the tunes, including "Irish Rose" sequel and DePizzo showcase, the jangly, story song, "Caroline the Wrecking Ball," as well as the ambitious "The Architect," a song adored by longtime fans, but one O.A.R. had never committed to an album before.

Pure joy and light-heartedness infuse album opener, the spiky infectious anthem, "Two Hands Up," and the irrepressible reggae-tinged "Favorite Song" in which Roberge cheerfully references dozens of song titles. "We were driving down roads in Nashville and Maryland feeling nostalgic harkening back to the days of endlessly flipping through the radio dial singing loudly to your favorite songs.  This song is an ode to the hit, to recognize the pure joy you can get from a song and some rolled down windows."

O.A.R. is renowned for its intense, vibrant live show —including selling out Madison Square Garden twice —and the communal feeling it shares with its fans. With each studio album, the band has endeavored to achieve that sense of immediacy. On THE ROCKVILLE LP, "it comes the closest," Roberge says. "Every live band I know will always want nothing more than to carry their live performance onto the album.  It's an elusive thing to capture, so I'll never say we nailed it," Roberge says. "But I can guarantee we put that same live show energy and passion into each minute of THE ROCKVILLE LP and we can only hope the audience feels that."

Allen Stone
While the buzz was building in early 2014 about the Internet of Things, Allen Stone was recording in his rustic Washington State cabin and extolling the virtues of an old-fangled kind of connection – the one that exists between people playing music together. The 26-year-old soul singer, praised as a "pitch-perfect powerhouse" by USA Today, was working on the follow-up to his self-titled breakthrough album, which he released digitally on his own stickystones label in late 2011. Sure, he acknowledges, he could have written and recorded his new set of songs alone on a laptop – but that wouldn't have been nearly as much fun.

"I'm a social person and, to me, the greatest energy that you can cultivate is a collaborative energy. It feels better when you've got somebody to bounce ideas off of," explains Stone.

While he's not keen on creating music with computers, Stone nevertheless considers technology to be an enormous blessing. In fact, he might have never met his co-producer, Swedish musician Magnus Tingsek, if he hadn't been digging around online for new music.

"I was like his number one fan for three years," recalls Allen. At that point, things started exploding for Stone. His self-titled album shot into the Top 10 of Billboard's Heatseekers chart and entered the Top 5 of iTunes' R&B/Soul charts shortly after its release. Soon the unsigned artist was appearing on shows like "Conan," "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Last Call with Carson Daly" and "Live from Daryl's House." NPR's Ann Powers hailed the album as "meant for those of us who like our R&B slightly unkempt and exceedingly feelingful" and Forbes ran a feature focusing on his remarkable success as an independent artist. The New York Times' Jon Pareles praised Stone's live show, noting, "his music reached back four decades to the late 1960s and early '70s, when songwriters like Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway and Bill Withers brought introspection and social commentary to soul music."

A partnership with indie label ATO Records, which later released the album physically, opened new doors. Stone was voted one of mtvU's "Freshman 5" and named a VH1' "You Oughta Know" artist. He opened for Al Green and Dave Matthews and performed on "Late Show with David Letterman," "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."

With an 85-date headline tour planned and two out of three openers selected, Stone asked his manager, "Why don't we see if Tingsek will come?" Tingsek, who had never toured outside of Scandinavia, agreed and the two became good friends as they traveled across North America and throughout Europe.

My number one joy is playing live, so when I write records I really just think of what song I could write that would be really fun to play live," says Stone. "Basically my job is to throw a party for people every night when we're on tour."

The non-stop pace of touring and promotional appearances makes it tempting to "set the cruise control a little too high," Allen notes, which can take its toll over time. After doing nearly 600 shows in two years, Stone was ready to turn from touring to recording. He moved from Seattle back to his hometown of Chewelah, WA – population 2,606.

"To find the balance I was looking for, I needed to move out to the middle of nowhere – where I have no distractions whatsoever," he says.

As he considered who he might like to collaborate with, Tingsek came to mind. Stone flew to Malmö, Sweden in November of 2013 and, after just a day in the studio with Tingsek, he knew it was the right pairing.

"Magnus is like Prince – he plays everything! He's like one of those Swiss Army knife musicians," says Stone. "He hears music completely different than I do. I'm more like a classic soul/classic blues kind of singer and he is able to hear music in this new, weird, disco jazz nuance that totally challenges me to broaden my ear and my vocality."

They wrote and recorded some tracks in Malmö and, in early 2014, reconvened in Chewelah so they could work with members of Allen's band. Stone is a big fan of recording with real – rather than virtual – instruments.

"The computer's such a nice tool that it's starting to take the human element out of art. So where's the line? If the computer is doing 85% of the work, then whose record is it?" he asks. "Every instrument on the new record is all real."

Seeing the preponderance of DJ acts at the festivals he has played has been a little unsettling. "I kind of feel like the clerk who's been working at the grocery story for twenty years and all of a sudden they start bringing in these self check-out stands. And you're like, what the hell are they gonna need me for?" says Allen, laughing.

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O.A.R. (7pm, Kresge) - CART DRIVER

Location: Kresge Auditorium

Please arrive at the Storage Barn on Sawmill Road no later than 4:45 p.m. in uniform and with your volunteer name badge. 

O.A.R. with special guest ALLEN STONE
O.A.R. is renowned for its intense, vibrant live show —including selling out Madison Square Garden twice —and the communal feeling it shares with its fans.

USA Today has called Allen Stone a "pitch-perfect powerhouse" and The New York Times has likened his socially conscious music to that of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway and Bill Withers. But the 25-year-old singer-songwriter from the tiny backwoods town of Chewelah, Washington just sees himself as "a hippie with soul."

O.A.R
Classic American author Thomas Wolfe famously stated "you can't go home again," but don't tell that to the members of O.A.R. On their eighth studio album, THE ROCKVILLE LP, the shape-shifting rock band found that returning home triggered a journey of creative renewal and inspiration.

"This isn't about us going back to our musical roots per se," says lead singer Marc Roberge, who founded O.A.R. in 1996 with his Rockville, Md. high school classmates, drummer Chris Culos, guitarist Richard On, and bassist Benj Gershman (saxophonist Jerry DePizzo joined while the group was at Ohio State University). "It's about us getting inspired by the place we came from. We'd drive the same roads, visit the old haunts, spend time with our people.  Rockville was the catalyst then, and it's the catalyst now."

For the first time in a while, the band found that visiting their Maryland hometown gave them a sense of peace. For years, they had been pushing themselves to reach new levels of success, searching for their place in the world. Plus, turbulent times within their personal lives had led them to a slightly disconnected state. "I went home to Maryland many times while making this album and based these songs on all the familiar feelings that Rockville gave me," Roberge says. "I tried to focus in on the simple things that always made this band so creative and driven. For everyone in the band, this was a restart. We've been hanging out, enjoying life, letting things go…The whole album is about a reboot."

That sense of renewal is evident on the first single, the deep, yearning "Peace." "As we were writing it, I felt the weight of three years lift off my shoulders," Roberge says. "We wrote it about getting back to that even playing field after you go through turbulent times.  It's about what I see people going through all around me, everyone deserves second, third, fourth chances."

Roberge wrote "Peace"with Blair Daly and Nashville-based producer Nathan Chapman, best known for his work with Taylor Swift, after Roberge introduced himself to Chapman at an event in Los Angeles. The two got along so well that, in addition to "Peace," their writing sessions yielded three other songs: "Favorite Song," "Two Hands Up" and "We'll Pick Up Where We Left Off." Chapman produced "Favorite Song" and "Two Hands Up," while Gregg Wattenberg, who co-wrote O.A.R.'s No. 1 smash, "Shattered (Turn the Car Around)," produced "Peace." Chapman and Wattenberg shared production duties on "We'll Pick Up Where We Left Off." With those four tracks serving as the foundation for the album and as a boost to the band's confidence, Roberge produced the rest of the tracks on THE ROCKVILLE LP including a co-production with Jerry DePizzo on "The Element." "We felt like we were on to something with an overwhelming freedom to chase down some more songs," Roberge says.

THE ROCKVILLE LP, which was recorded in Nashville, Bethesda, Md., and Brooklyn, N.Y., features some of O.A.R.'s most diverse, intricate songs to date. Bold horn arrangements weave in and out of several of the tunes, including "Irish Rose" sequel and DePizzo showcase, the jangly, story song, "Caroline the Wrecking Ball," as well as the ambitious "The Architect," a song adored by longtime fans, but one O.A.R. had never committed to an album before.

Pure joy and light-heartedness infuse album opener, the spiky infectious anthem, "Two Hands Up," and the irrepressible reggae-tinged "Favorite Song" in which Roberge cheerfully references dozens of song titles. "We were driving down roads in Nashville and Maryland feeling nostalgic harkening back to the days of endlessly flipping through the radio dial singing loudly to your favorite songs.  This song is an ode to the hit, to recognize the pure joy you can get from a song and some rolled down windows."

O.A.R. is renowned for its intense, vibrant live show —including selling out Madison Square Garden twice —and the communal feeling it shares with its fans. With each studio album, the band has endeavored to achieve that sense of immediacy. On THE ROCKVILLE LP, "it comes the closest," Roberge says. "Every live band I know will always want nothing more than to carry their live performance onto the album.  It's an elusive thing to capture, so I'll never say we nailed it," Roberge says. "But I can guarantee we put that same live show energy and passion into each minute of THE ROCKVILLE LP and we can only hope the audience feels that."

Allen Stone
While the buzz was building in early 2014 about the Internet of Things, Allen Stone was recording in his rustic Washington State cabin and extolling the virtues of an old-fangled kind of connection – the one that exists between people playing music together. The 26-year-old soul singer, praised as a "pitch-perfect powerhouse" by USA Today, was working on the follow-up to his self-titled breakthrough album, which he released digitally on his own stickystones label in late 2011. Sure, he acknowledges, he could have written and recorded his new set of songs alone on a laptop – but that wouldn't have been nearly as much fun.

"I'm a social person and, to me, the greatest energy that you can cultivate is a collaborative energy. It feels better when you've got somebody to bounce ideas off of," explains Stone.

While he's not keen on creating music with computers, Stone nevertheless considers technology to be an enormous blessing. In fact, he might have never met his co-producer, Swedish musician Magnus Tingsek, if he hadn't been digging around online for new music.

"I was like his number one fan for three years," recalls Allen. At that point, things started exploding for Stone. His self-titled album shot into the Top 10 of Billboard's Heatseekers chart and entered the Top 5 of iTunes' R&B/Soul charts shortly after its release. Soon the unsigned artist was appearing on shows like "Conan," "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Last Call with Carson Daly" and "Live from Daryl's House." NPR's Ann Powers hailed the album as "meant for those of us who like our R&B slightly unkempt and exceedingly feelingful" and Forbes ran a feature focusing on his remarkable success as an independent artist. The New York Times' Jon Pareles praised Stone's live show, noting, "his music reached back four decades to the late 1960s and early '70s, when songwriters like Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway and Bill Withers brought introspection and social commentary to soul music."

A partnership with indie label ATO Records, which later released the album physically, opened new doors. Stone was voted one of mtvU's "Freshman 5" and named a VH1' "You Oughta Know" artist. He opened for Al Green and Dave Matthews and performed on "Late Show with David Letterman," "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."

With an 85-date headline tour planned and two out of three openers selected, Stone asked his manager, "Why don't we see if Tingsek will come?" Tingsek, who had never toured outside of Scandinavia, agreed and the two became good friends as they traveled across North America and throughout Europe.

My number one joy is playing live, so when I write records I really just think of what song I could write that would be really fun to play live," says Stone. "Basically my job is to throw a party for people every night when we're on tour."

The non-stop pace of touring and promotional appearances makes it tempting to "set the cruise control a little too high," Allen notes, which can take its toll over time. After doing nearly 600 shows in two years, Stone was ready to turn from touring to recording. He moved from Seattle back to his hometown of Chewelah, WA – population 2,606.

"To find the balance I was looking for, I needed to move out to the middle of nowhere – where I have no distractions whatsoever," he says.

As he considered who he might like to collaborate with, Tingsek came to mind. Stone flew to Malmö, Sweden in November of 2013 and, after just a day in the studio with Tingsek, he knew it was the right pairing.

"Magnus is like Prince – he plays everything! He's like one of those Swiss Army knife musicians," says Stone. "He hears music completely different than I do. I'm more like a classic soul/classic blues kind of singer and he is able to hear music in this new, weird, disco jazz nuance that totally challenges me to broaden my ear and my vocality."

They wrote and recorded some tracks in Malmö and, in early 2014, reconvened in Chewelah so they could work with members of Allen's band. Stone is a big fan of recording with real – rather than virtual – instruments.

"The computer's such a nice tool that it's starting to take the human element out of art. So where's the line? If the computer is doing 85% of the work, then whose record is it?" he asks. "Every instrument on the new record is all real."

Seeing the preponderance of DJ acts at the festivals he has played has been a little unsettling. "I kind of feel like the clerk who's been working at the grocery story for twenty years and all of a sudden they start bringing in these self check-out stands. And you're like, what the hell are they gonna need me for?" says Allen, laughing.

9/1/2015 9/1/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
O.A.R. (7pm, Kresge) - CROSSING GUARD

Location: Kresge Auditorium

Please meet the Shuttle Cart Coordinators at Kresge no later than 5:00 p.m. in uniform and with your volunteer name badge.

O.A.R. with special guest ALLEN STONE
O.A.R. is renowned for its intense, vibrant live show —including selling out Madison Square Garden twice —and the communal feeling it shares with its fans.

USA Today has called Allen Stone a "pitch-perfect powerhouse" and The New York Times has likened his socially conscious music to that of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway and Bill Withers. But the 25-year-old singer-songwriter from the tiny backwoods town of Chewelah, Washington just sees himself as "a hippie with soul."

O.A.R
Classic American author Thomas Wolfe famously stated "you can't go home again," but don't tell that to the members of O.A.R. On their eighth studio album, THE ROCKVILLE LP, the shape-shifting rock band found that returning home triggered a journey of creative renewal and inspiration.

"This isn't about us going back to our musical roots per se," says lead singer Marc Roberge, who founded O.A.R. in 1996 with his Rockville, Md. high school classmates, drummer Chris Culos, guitarist Richard On, and bassist Benj Gershman (saxophonist Jerry DePizzo joined while the group was at Ohio State University). "It's about us getting inspired by the place we came from. We'd drive the same roads, visit the old haunts, spend time with our people.  Rockville was the catalyst then, and it's the catalyst now."

For the first time in a while, the band found that visiting their Maryland hometown gave them a sense of peace. For years, they had been pushing themselves to reach new levels of success, searching for their place in the world. Plus, turbulent times within their personal lives had led them to a slightly disconnected state. "I went home to Maryland many times while making this album and based these songs on all the familiar feelings that Rockville gave me," Roberge says. "I tried to focus in on the simple things that always made this band so creative and driven. For everyone in the band, this was a restart. We've been hanging out, enjoying life, letting things go…The whole album is about a reboot."

That sense of renewal is evident on the first single, the deep, yearning "Peace." "As we were writing it, I felt the weight of three years lift off my shoulders," Roberge says. "We wrote it about getting back to that even playing field after you go through turbulent times.  It's about what I see people going through all around me, everyone deserves second, third, fourth chances."

Roberge wrote "Peace"with Blair Daly and Nashville-based producer Nathan Chapman, best known for his work with Taylor Swift, after Roberge introduced himself to Chapman at an event in Los Angeles. The two got along so well that, in addition to "Peace," their writing sessions yielded three other songs: "Favorite Song," "Two Hands Up" and "We'll Pick Up Where We Left Off." Chapman produced "Favorite Song" and "Two Hands Up," while Gregg Wattenberg, who co-wrote O.A.R.'s No. 1 smash, "Shattered (Turn the Car Around)," produced "Peace." Chapman and Wattenberg shared production duties on "We'll Pick Up Where We Left Off." With those four tracks serving as the foundation for the album and as a boost to the band's confidence, Roberge produced the rest of the tracks on THE ROCKVILLE LP including a co-production with Jerry DePizzo on "The Element." "We felt like we were on to something with an overwhelming freedom to chase down some more songs," Roberge says.

THE ROCKVILLE LP, which was recorded in Nashville, Bethesda, Md., and Brooklyn, N.Y., features some of O.A.R.'s most diverse, intricate songs to date. Bold horn arrangements weave in and out of several of the tunes, including "Irish Rose" sequel and DePizzo showcase, the jangly, story song, "Caroline the Wrecking Ball," as well as the ambitious "The Architect," a song adored by longtime fans, but one O.A.R. had never committed to an album before.

Pure joy and light-heartedness infuse album opener, the spiky infectious anthem, "Two Hands Up," and the irrepressible reggae-tinged "Favorite Song" in which Roberge cheerfully references dozens of song titles. "We were driving down roads in Nashville and Maryland feeling nostalgic harkening back to the days of endlessly flipping through the radio dial singing loudly to your favorite songs.  This song is an ode to the hit, to recognize the pure joy you can get from a song and some rolled down windows."

O.A.R. is renowned for its intense, vibrant live show —including selling out Madison Square Garden twice —and the communal feeling it shares with its fans. With each studio album, the band has endeavored to achieve that sense of immediacy. On THE ROCKVILLE LP, "it comes the closest," Roberge says. "Every live band I know will always want nothing more than to carry their live performance onto the album.  It's an elusive thing to capture, so I'll never say we nailed it," Roberge says. "But I can guarantee we put that same live show energy and passion into each minute of THE ROCKVILLE LP and we can only hope the audience feels that."

Allen Stone
While the buzz was building in early 2014 about the Internet of Things, Allen Stone was recording in his rustic Washington State cabin and extolling the virtues of an old-fangled kind of connection – the one that exists between people playing music together. The 26-year-old soul singer, praised as a "pitch-perfect powerhouse" by USA Today, was working on the follow-up to his self-titled breakthrough album, which he released digitally on his own stickystones label in late 2011. Sure, he acknowledges, he could have written and recorded his new set of songs alone on a laptop – but that wouldn't have been nearly as much fun.

"I'm a social person and, to me, the greatest energy that you can cultivate is a collaborative energy. It feels better when you've got somebody to bounce ideas off of," explains Stone.

While he's not keen on creating music with computers, Stone nevertheless considers technology to be an enormous blessing. In fact, he might have never met his co-producer, Swedish musician Magnus Tingsek, if he hadn't been digging around online for new music.

"I was like his number one fan for three years," recalls Allen. At that point, things started exploding for Stone. His self-titled album shot into the Top 10 of Billboard's Heatseekers chart and entered the Top 5 of iTunes' R&B/Soul charts shortly after its release. Soon the unsigned artist was appearing on shows like "Conan," "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Last Call with Carson Daly" and "Live from Daryl's House." NPR's Ann Powers hailed the album as "meant for those of us who like our R&B slightly unkempt and exceedingly feelingful" and Forbes ran a feature focusing on his remarkable success as an independent artist. The New York Times' Jon Pareles praised Stone's live show, noting, "his music reached back four decades to the late 1960s and early '70s, when songwriters like Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway and Bill Withers brought introspection and social commentary to soul music."

A partnership with indie label ATO Records, which later released the album physically, opened new doors. Stone was voted one of mtvU's "Freshman 5" and named a VH1' "You Oughta Know" artist. He opened for Al Green and Dave Matthews and performed on "Late Show with David Letterman," "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."

With an 85-date headline tour planned and two out of three openers selected, Stone asked his manager, "Why don't we see if Tingsek will come?" Tingsek, who had never toured outside of Scandinavia, agreed and the two became good friends as they traveled across North America and throughout Europe.

My number one joy is playing live, so when I write records I really just think of what song I could write that would be really fun to play live," says Stone. "Basically my job is to throw a party for people every night when we're on tour."

The non-stop pace of touring and promotional appearances makes it tempting to "set the cruise control a little too high," Allen notes, which can take its toll over time. After doing nearly 600 shows in two years, Stone was ready to turn from touring to recording. He moved from Seattle back to his hometown of Chewelah, WA – population 2,606.

"To find the balance I was looking for, I needed to move out to the middle of nowhere – where I have no distractions whatsoever," he says.

As he considered who he might like to collaborate with, Tingsek came to mind. Stone flew to Malmö, Sweden in November of 2013 and, after just a day in the studio with Tingsek, he knew it was the right pairing.

"Magnus is like Prince – he plays everything! He's like one of those Swiss Army knife musicians," says Stone. "He hears music completely different than I do. I'm more like a classic soul/classic blues kind of singer and he is able to hear music in this new, weird, disco jazz nuance that totally challenges me to broaden my ear and my vocality."

They wrote and recorded some tracks in Malmö and, in early 2014, reconvened in Chewelah so they could work with members of Allen's band. Stone is a big fan of recording with real – rather than virtual – instruments.

"The computer's such a nice tool that it's starting to take the human element out of art. So where's the line? If the computer is doing 85% of the work, then whose record is it?" he asks. "Every instrument on the new record is all real."

Seeing the preponderance of DJ acts at the festivals he has played has been a little unsettling. "I kind of feel like the clerk who's been working at the grocery story for twenty years and all of a sudden they start bringing in these self check-out stands. And you're like, what the hell are they gonna need me for?" says Allen, laughing.

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O.A.R. (7pm, Kresge) - PARKING

Location: Kresge Auditorium

Please arrive at Security no later than 4:45 p.m. in uniform and with your volunteer name badge. 

O.A.R. with special guest ALLEN STONE
O.A.R. is renowned for its intense, vibrant live show —including selling out Madison Square Garden twice —and the communal feeling it shares with its fans.

USA Today has called Allen Stone a "pitch-perfect powerhouse" and The New York Times has likened his socially conscious music to that of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway and Bill Withers. But the 25-year-old singer-songwriter from the tiny backwoods town of Chewelah, Washington just sees himself as "a hippie with soul."

O.A.R
Classic American author Thomas Wolfe famously stated "you can't go home again," but don't tell that to the members of O.A.R. On their eighth studio album, THE ROCKVILLE LP, the shape-shifting rock band found that returning home triggered a journey of creative renewal and inspiration.

"This isn't about us going back to our musical roots per se," says lead singer Marc Roberge, who founded O.A.R. in 1996 with his Rockville, Md. high school classmates, drummer Chris Culos, guitarist Richard On, and bassist Benj Gershman (saxophonist Jerry DePizzo joined while the group was at Ohio State University). "It's about us getting inspired by the place we came from. We'd drive the same roads, visit the old haunts, spend time with our people.  Rockville was the catalyst then, and it's the catalyst now."

For the first time in a while, the band found that visiting their Maryland hometown gave them a sense of peace. For years, they had been pushing themselves to reach new levels of success, searching for their place in the world. Plus, turbulent times within their personal lives had led them to a slightly disconnected state. "I went home to Maryland many times while making this album and based these songs on all the familiar feelings that Rockville gave me," Roberge says. "I tried to focus in on the simple things that always made this band so creative and driven. For everyone in the band, this was a restart. We've been hanging out, enjoying life, letting things go…The whole album is about a reboot."

That sense of renewal is evident on the first single, the deep, yearning "Peace." "As we were writing it, I felt the weight of three years lift off my shoulders," Roberge says. "We wrote it about getting back to that even playing field after you go through turbulent times.  It's about what I see people going through all around me, everyone deserves second, third, fourth chances."

Roberge wrote "Peace"with Blair Daly and Nashville-based producer Nathan Chapman, best known for his work with Taylor Swift, after Roberge introduced himself to Chapman at an event in Los Angeles. The two got along so well that, in addition to "Peace," their writing sessions yielded three other songs: "Favorite Song," "Two Hands Up" and "We'll Pick Up Where We Left Off." Chapman produced "Favorite Song" and "Two Hands Up," while Gregg Wattenberg, who co-wrote O.A.R.'s No. 1 smash, "Shattered (Turn the Car Around)," produced "Peace." Chapman and Wattenberg shared production duties on "We'll Pick Up Where We Left Off." With those four tracks serving as the foundation for the album and as a boost to the band's confidence, Roberge produced the rest of the tracks on THE ROCKVILLE LP including a co-production with Jerry DePizzo on "The Element." "We felt like we were on to something with an overwhelming freedom to chase down some more songs," Roberge says.

THE ROCKVILLE LP, which was recorded in Nashville, Bethesda, Md., and Brooklyn, N.Y., features some of O.A.R.'s most diverse, intricate songs to date. Bold horn arrangements weave in and out of several of the tunes, including "Irish Rose" sequel and DePizzo showcase, the jangly, story song, "Caroline the Wrecking Ball," as well as the ambitious "The Architect," a song adored by longtime fans, but one O.A.R. had never committed to an album before.

Pure joy and light-heartedness infuse album opener, the spiky infectious anthem, "Two Hands Up," and the irrepressible reggae-tinged "Favorite Song" in which Roberge cheerfully references dozens of song titles. "We were driving down roads in Nashville and Maryland feeling nostalgic harkening back to the days of endlessly flipping through the radio dial singing loudly to your favorite songs.  This song is an ode to the hit, to recognize the pure joy you can get from a song and some rolled down windows."

O.A.R. is renowned for its intense, vibrant live show —including selling out Madison Square Garden twice —and the communal feeling it shares with its fans. With each studio album, the band has endeavored to achieve that sense of immediacy. On THE ROCKVILLE LP, "it comes the closest," Roberge says. "Every live band I know will always want nothing more than to carry their live performance onto the album.  It's an elusive thing to capture, so I'll never say we nailed it," Roberge says. "But I can guarantee we put that same live show energy and passion into each minute of THE ROCKVILLE LP and we can only hope the audience feels that."

Allen Stone
While the buzz was building in early 2014 about the Internet of Things, Allen Stone was recording in his rustic Washington State cabin and extolling the virtues of an old-fangled kind of connection – the one that exists between people playing music together. The 26-year-old soul singer, praised as a "pitch-perfect powerhouse" by USA Today, was working on the follow-up to his self-titled breakthrough album, which he released digitally on his own stickystones label in late 2011. Sure, he acknowledges, he could have written and recorded his new set of songs alone on a laptop – but that wouldn't have been nearly as much fun.

"I'm a social person and, to me, the greatest energy that you can cultivate is a collaborative energy. It feels better when you've got somebody to bounce ideas off of," explains Stone.

While he's not keen on creating music with computers, Stone nevertheless considers technology to be an enormous blessing. In fact, he might have never met his co-producer, Swedish musician Magnus Tingsek, if he hadn't been digging around online for new music.

"I was like his number one fan for three years," recalls Allen. At that point, things started exploding for Stone. His self-titled album shot into the Top 10 of Billboard's Heatseekers chart and entered the Top 5 of iTunes' R&B/Soul charts shortly after its release. Soon the unsigned artist was appearing on shows like "Conan," "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Last Call with Carson Daly" and "Live from Daryl's House." NPR's Ann Powers hailed the album as "meant for those of us who like our R&B slightly unkempt and exceedingly feelingful" and Forbes ran a feature focusing on his remarkable success as an independent artist. The New York Times' Jon Pareles praised Stone's live show, noting, "his music reached back four decades to the late 1960s and early '70s, when songwriters like Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway and Bill Withers brought introspection and social commentary to soul music."

A partnership with indie label ATO Records, which later released the album physically, opened new doors. Stone was voted one of mtvU's "Freshman 5" and named a VH1' "You Oughta Know" artist. He opened for Al Green and Dave Matthews and performed on "Late Show with David Letterman," "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."

With an 85-date headline tour planned and two out of three openers selected, Stone asked his manager, "Why don't we see if Tingsek will come?" Tingsek, who had never toured outside of Scandinavia, agreed and the two became good friends as they traveled across North America and throughout Europe.

My number one joy is playing live, so when I write records I really just think of what song I could write that would be really fun to play live," says Stone. "Basically my job is to throw a party for people every night when we're on tour."

The non-stop pace of touring and promotional appearances makes it tempting to "set the cruise control a little too high," Allen notes, which can take its toll over time. After doing nearly 600 shows in two years, Stone was ready to turn from touring to recording. He moved from Seattle back to his hometown of Chewelah, WA – population 2,606.

"To find the balance I was looking for, I needed to move out to the middle of nowhere – where I have no distractions whatsoever," he says.

As he considered who he might like to collaborate with, Tingsek came to mind. Stone flew to Malmö, Sweden in November of 2013 and, after just a day in the studio with Tingsek, he knew it was the right pairing.

"Magnus is like Prince – he plays everything! He's like one of those Swiss Army knife musicians," says Stone. "He hears music completely different than I do. I'm more like a classic soul/classic blues kind of singer and he is able to hear music in this new, weird, disco jazz nuance that totally challenges me to broaden my ear and my vocality."

They wrote and recorded some tracks in Malmö and, in early 2014, reconvened in Chewelah so they could work with members of Allen's band. Stone is a big fan of recording with real – rather than virtual – instruments.

"The computer's such a nice tool that it's starting to take the human element out of art. So where's the line? If the computer is doing 85% of the work, then whose record is it?" he asks. "Every instrument on the new record is all real."

Seeing the preponderance of DJ acts at the festivals he has played has been a little unsettling. "I kind of feel like the clerk who's been working at the grocery story for twenty years and all of a sudden they start bringing in these self check-out stands. And you're like, what the hell are they gonna need me for?" says Allen, laughing.

9/1/2015 9/1/2015 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
O.A.R. (7pm, Kresge) - USHER

Location: Kresge Auditorium

Please arrive at Kresge Auditorium no later than 5:30 p.m. in uniform and with your volunteer name badge. 

O.A.R. with special guest ALLEN STONE
O.A.R. is renowned for its intense, vibrant live show —including selling out Madison Square Garden twice —and the communal feeling it shares with its fans.

USA Today has called Allen Stone a "pitch-perfect powerhouse" and The New York Times has likened his socially conscious music to that of Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway and Bill Withers. But the 25-year-old singer-songwriter from the tiny backwoods town of Chewelah, Washington just sees himself as "a hippie with soul."

O.A.R
Classic American author Thomas Wolfe famously stated "you can't go home again," but don't tell that to the members of O.A.R. On their eighth studio album, THE ROCKVILLE LP, the shape-shifting rock band found that returning home triggered a journey of creative renewal and inspiration.

"This isn't about us going back to our musical roots per se," says lead singer Marc Roberge, who founded O.A.R. in 1996 with his Rockville, Md. high school classmates, drummer Chris Culos, guitarist Richard On, and bassist Benj Gershman (saxophonist Jerry DePizzo joined while the group was at Ohio State University). "It's about us getting inspired by the place we came from. We'd drive the same roads, visit the old haunts, spend time with our people.  Rockville was the catalyst then, and it's the catalyst now."

For the first time in a while, the band found that visiting their Maryland hometown gave them a sense of peace. For years, they had been pushing themselves to reach new levels of success, searching for their place in the world. Plus, turbulent times within their personal lives had led them to a slightly disconnected state. "I went home to Maryland many times while making this album and based these songs on all the familiar feelings that Rockville gave me," Roberge says. "I tried to focus in on the simple things that always made this band so creative and driven. For everyone in the band, this was a restart. We've been hanging out, enjoying life, letting things go…The whole album is about a reboot."

That sense of renewal is evident on the first single, the deep, yearning "Peace." "As we were writing it, I felt the weight of three years lift off my shoulders," Roberge says. "We wrote it about getting back to that even playing field after you go through turbulent times.  It's about what I see people going through all around me, everyone deserves second, third, fourth chances."

Roberge wrote "Peace"with Blair Daly and Nashville-based producer Nathan Chapman, best known for his work with Taylor Swift, after Roberge introduced himself to Chapman at an event in Los Angeles. The two got along so well that, in addition to "Peace," their writing sessions yielded three other songs: "Favorite Song," "Two Hands Up" and "We'll Pick Up Where We Left Off." Chapman produced "Favorite Song" and "Two Hands Up," while Gregg Wattenberg, who co-wrote O.A.R.'s No. 1 smash, "Shattered (Turn the Car Around)," produced "Peace." Chapman and Wattenberg shared production duties on "We'll Pick Up Where We Left Off." With those four tracks serving as the foundation for the album and as a boost to the band's confidence, Roberge produced the rest of the tracks on THE ROCKVILLE LP including a co-production with Jerry DePizzo on "The Element." "We felt like we were on to something with an overwhelming freedom to chase down some more songs," Roberge says.

THE ROCKVILLE LP, which was recorded in Nashville, Bethesda, Md., and Brooklyn, N.Y., features some of O.A.R.'s most diverse, intricate songs to date. Bold horn arrangements weave in and out of several of the tunes, including "Irish Rose" sequel and DePizzo showcase, the jangly, story song, "Caroline the Wrecking Ball," as well as the ambitious "The Architect," a song adored by longtime fans, but one O.A.R. had never committed to an album before.

Pure joy and light-heartedness infuse album opener, the spiky infectious anthem, "Two Hands Up," and the irrepressible reggae-tinged "Favorite Song" in which Roberge cheerfully references dozens of song titles. "We were driving down roads in Nashville and Maryland feeling nostalgic harkening back to the days of endlessly flipping through the radio dial singing loudly to your favorite songs.  This song is an ode to the hit, to recognize the pure joy you can get from a song and some rolled down windows."

O.A.R. is renowned for its intense, vibrant live show —including selling out Madison Square Garden twice —and the communal feeling it shares with its fans. With each studio album, the band has endeavored to achieve that sense of immediacy. On THE ROCKVILLE LP, "it comes the closest," Roberge says. "Every live band I know will always want nothing more than to carry their live performance onto the album.  It's an elusive thing to capture, so I'll never say we nailed it," Roberge says. "But I can guarantee we put that same live show energy and passion into each minute of THE ROCKVILLE LP and we can only hope the audience feels that."

Allen Stone
While the buzz was building in early 2014 about the Internet of Things, Allen Stone was recording in his rustic Washington State cabin and extolling the virtues of an old-fangled kind of connection – the one that exists between people playing music together. The 26-year-old soul singer, praised as a "pitch-perfect powerhouse" by USA Today, was working on the follow-up to his self-titled breakthrough album, which he released digitally on his own stickystones label in late 2011. Sure, he acknowledges, he could have written and recorded his new set of songs alone on a laptop – but that wouldn't have been nearly as much fun.

"I'm a social person and, to me, the greatest energy that you can cultivate is a collaborative energy. It feels better when you've got somebody to bounce ideas off of," explains Stone.

While he's not keen on creating music with computers, Stone nevertheless considers technology to be an enormous blessing. In fact, he might have never met his co-producer, Swedish musician Magnus Tingsek, if he hadn't been digging around online for new music.

"I was like his number one fan for three years," recalls Allen. At that point, things started exploding for Stone. His self-titled album shot into the Top 10 of Billboard's Heatseekers chart and entered the Top 5 of iTunes' R&B/Soul charts shortly after its release. Soon the unsigned artist was appearing on shows like "Conan," "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Last Call with Carson Daly" and "Live from Daryl's House." NPR's Ann Powers hailed the album as "meant for those of us who like our R&B slightly unkempt and exceedingly feelingful" and Forbes ran a feature focusing on his remarkable success as an independent artist. The New York Times' Jon Pareles praised Stone's live show, noting, "his music reached back four decades to the late 1960s and early '70s, when songwriters like Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway and Bill Withers brought introspection and social commentary to soul music."

A partnership with indie label ATO Records, which later released the album physically, opened new doors. Stone was voted one of mtvU's "Freshman 5" and named a VH1' "You Oughta Know" artist. He opened for Al Green and Dave Matthews and performed on "Late Show with David Letterman," "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno."

With an 85-date headline tour planned and two out of three openers selected, Stone asked his manager, "Why don't we see if Tingsek will come?" Tingsek, who had never toured outside of Scandinavia, agreed and the two became good friends as they traveled across North America and throughout Europe.

My number one joy is playing live, so when I write records I really just think of what song I could write that would be really fun to play live," says Stone. "Basically my job is to throw a party for people every night when we're on tour."

The non-stop pace of touring and promotional appearances makes it tempting to "set the cruise control a little too high," Allen notes, which can take its toll over time. After doing nearly 600 shows in two years, Stone was ready to turn from touring to recording. He moved from Seattle back to his hometown of Chewelah, WA – population 2,606.

"To find the balance I was looking for, I needed to move out to the middle of nowhere – where I have no distractions whatsoever," he says.

As he considered who he might like to collaborate with, Tingsek came to mind. Stone flew to Malmö, Sweden in November of 2013 and, after just a day in the studio with Tingsek, he knew it was the right pairing.

"Magnus is like Prince – he plays everything! He's like one of those Swiss Army knife musicians," says Stone. "He hears music completely different than I do. I'm more like a classic soul/classic blues kind of singer and he is able to hear music in this new, weird, disco jazz nuance that totally challenges me to broaden my ear and my vocality."

They wrote and recorded some tracks in Malmö and, in early 2014, reconvened in Chewelah so they could work with members of Allen's band. Stone is a big fan of recording with real – rather than virtual – instruments.

"The computer's such a nice tool that it's starting to take the human element out of art. So where's the line? If the computer is doing 85% of the work, then whose record is it?" he asks. "Every instrument on the new record is all real."

Seeing the preponderance of DJ acts at the festivals he has played has been a little unsettling. "I kind of feel like the clerk who's been working at the grocery story for twenty years and all of a sudden they start bringing in these self check-out stands. And you're like, what the hell are they gonna need me for?" says Allen, laughing.

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ICA Volunteers do a tremendous job at cleaning up the appx. 2-mile stretch of M-137 from Interlochen Elementary to Norpines. MDOT vests, gloves, bags, and sticks are provided. This activity generally takes 2 hours or less to complete.

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