NEW ALBANY, IN (Dec. 6, 2010) – A variety of international and classical artists will bring their considerable talents to the Paul W. Ogle Cultural and Community Center at Indiana University Southeast in the early part of 2011.
The center kicks off 2011 with a cappella rock stars The House Jacks, up and coming classical artists, a celebration of Django Reinhardt’s 100th birthday with Frank Vignola, and Broadway sensation Franc D’Ambrosio.
Pianist Alpin Hong will open the Ogle Center’s Discovery Series, an annual showcase of rising classical stars, on Jan. 29. The series features performers from the IU Jacobs School of Music including pianist Benjamin Boren on Feb. 18, the Kuttner Quartet on March 4, and cellist Davin Lee on April 1.
The Ogle Center will celebrate gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt’s 100th birthday with a performance by guitar virtuoso Frank Vignola on Feb. 5. Australian comedy team The Umbilical Brothers bring their hilarious show, as seen on “Late Night with David Letterman,” to the stage on Feb. 15.
DePue de Hoyos combines the classical guitar talents of Miguel de Hoyos with the award-winning fiddle skills of Alex DePue for a night of sophisticated music from Mexico on March 12.
Brazilian ensemble star Cyro Baptista will show Southern Indiana the raw talent that has brought him to the recording studio to play with artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Carly Simon, Snoop Dogg, and David Byrne on April 8.
The 2010-11 season will close with Broadway’s “Longest Running Phantom,” Franc D’Ambrosio, and his special revue of Broadway hits of yesterday and today on April 15.
Tickets are still available for all shows, and are perfect holiday gift for the music and arts lover. Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000. For more information, call the Ogle Center box office at (812) 941-2525 Tuesday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. or visit oglecenter/ius.edu.