From Press Releases
The College of the Ozarks has two musical performances over the next several days.
The College of the Ozarks Theater and Music students will perform “The Pirates of Penzance” beginning tonight. All performances will take place in the Jones Auditorium on the campus of College of the Ozarks. Performance times are:
- Tonight at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
- Monday at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices are as follows: adults $15, senior citizens $13, students (non-C of O) $13, and children (ages 12 and under) $11. To purchase tickets, call the Theater Department at (417) 690-2626.
Meanwhile on Tuesday, guest percussionist Mariana Aun will perform in the Newman Recital Hall, located in the Gittinger Music Center at College of the Ozarks at 7:30 p.m. as part of the College of the Ozarks Guest Artist Series.
The concert is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Aun will play the marimba, an instrument of wooden bars similar to a xylophone. During the first half of the recital, she will play pieces by Dr. Luke Carlson, assistant professor of music, and student composers Riley Eggebraaten, senior music theory and composition major, and Brian Hofmann, senior computer science and music theory and composition double major. Following intermission, Aun will collaborate with Dr. Clara Christian, associate professor of music, on jazz arrangements and a piece by the minimalist composer Philip Glass. Christian has played multiple summers in the Taneycomo Festival Orchestra with Aun.
“It’s exciting to get to bring such a multi-talented percussionist to C of O as a guest artist.,” Christian said. “This year we’ve brought a variety of visiting instrumentalists to our department, from strings, to organ, to marimba. It’s a great opportunity for our students to get to experience these performers.”