TIFFIN — As the 2012-13 academic year begins, guests, soloists and several ensembles will take the stage for Heidelberg University’s School of Music fall semester season.
Kicking off the season will be the fall musical, “The Drowsy Chaperone,” which will play in Gundlach Theatre in October. Co-directed by Heidelberg music professors Paul Mayhew, Greg Ramsdell and Carol Dusdieker, the show will be performed at 8 p.m. Oct. 11-13 and 2 p.m. on Oct. 14.
“The Drowsy Professor” is a musical with book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar and with music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison. It is a parody of American musical comedy of the 1920s.
This year’s Montague Distinguished Artist will be internationally-acclaimed pianist Avguste Antonov, who will perform a guest recital at 7 p.m. Nov. 2.
More information Antonov and his works can be found at www.avgusteantonov.com.
Several Heidelberg ensembles will be performing in the community and throughout Ohio.
Highlights of the season are:
— The Heidelberg concert choir, under Ramsdell’s direction, is scheduled to give a concert at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Mansfield on Nov. 11.
— The Heidelberg University community chorus and the Heidelberg symphonic band will combine to present “A Tribute to American Veterans” at 7 p.m. Monday in the Ohio Memorial Chapel at the Tiffin Developmental Center.
— The faculty gala is set for 4 p.m. Oct. 7, in Brenneman Music Hall.
— The jazz ensemble will perform at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 in Brenneman Music Hall.
— The symphonic band will perform at 7 p.m. Dec. 1, in Brenneman Music Hall
— TubaChristmas is 6 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Ritz Theatre.
— Heidelberg University’s traditional presentation of “A Heidelberg Christmas” will be held at 3 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Ritz.
All events are free and open to the public. For a full listing, visit www.heidelberg.edu/academiclife/depts/music or call 419-448-2073.