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Orchestral Concert Featuring Composer Calvin Jones - Lead

Sep 16, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The public is invited to attend a special orchestral concert celebrating the restoration of the second lower wall portion within the theater interior, nicknamed the Ed Ross Wall.

This historic performance by American composer/songwriter/pianist Calvin Jones will be accompanied by a 26-member live orchestra featuring musicians from all over the Black Hills and directed by Dr. Christopher Hahn, assistant professor of music at BHSU.

The transformation of plasterwork within the theater has continued since January 2017 with the building's namesake, Homestake, carrying it on. The first lower wall project was completed in May 2017 in honor of longtime Homestake Mining Company employee and past SD Senator Jim Dunn and his wife, Betty, who lived in Lead. A second lower wall project is underway to be completed this fall, nicknamed the "Ed Ross Wall." A $10,000 kickoff donation was made for this special project in memory of longtime Homestake electrical engineer and Wyodak mine manager Harold "Ed" Ross. Several other generous donors who also appreciate the building's history, Homestake, performing arts, and the Black Hills are coming forward to assist in this second wall project.

Admission to the concert event is $20 for adults, $15 for HHOH members, $10 students age 11 to 17. Tickets are available online, or cash, check, or credit card at the door or by calling the HHOH office at 605-584-2067. The ticket booth opens at 6:00 pm. Seating for this performance is general admission/open seating. Beer, wine, soda, and water will be available for purchase.

Calvin Jones is known in many circles as he has traveled extensively doing solo concerts but now performs with orchestras worldwide. The Lead, SD concert will be his first USA concert with an orchestra. Jones has produced the music for organizations including Life Athletes, Promise Keepers, Hallmark, and McDonald's. Jones has worked with major producers and directors producing several film scores, including the music for the hit documentary 2016: Obama's America working with producer Gerald Molen of Schindler’s List, Jurassic Park.

Dr. Christopher Hahn will be directing the orchestra. Hahn is the assistant professor of music at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, SD directing bands and teaching a brass and music history since 2000. Hahn performs frequently in the Black Hills as a classical and jazz trumpet soloist. Hahn also holds a doctorate in Trumpet Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Northern Colorado, and degrees in Music History and Literature from the University of Wyoming and the University of Miami.

This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the SD Arts Council and the Crane Group. Programming support is provided in part by annual memberships, the Adams-Mastrovich Family Foundation, and the City of Lead.

The HHOH Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to returning Lead’s Historic Opera House to productive use for the enrichment of the community and to provide cultural opportunities for generations to come.

For more information, contact HHOH Executive Director Sarah Carlson at 605-584-2067 or homestakeoperahouse@gmail.com.


Location:   Historic Homestake Opera House
Map:   313 W. Main Street,, Lead, SD 57754
Phone:   6055842067
Email:   opera@rushmore.com
Website:   http://313 W. Main Street,

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Sep 16, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The public is invited to attend a special orchestral concert celebrating the restoration of the second lower wall portion within the theater interior, nicknamed the Ed Ross Wall.

 

Historic Homestake Opera House
Historic Homestake Opera House 57754 313 W. Main Street,, Lead, SD 57754
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