The Season’s Over… Time to Show Off!

Show and Tell logo Click through the galleries for a snapshot retrospective of the 2014-15 season. Stay tuned for what comes next.

Escher String Quartet

“…passionate elegance and deep feeling…” –The New York Times

The Escher Quartet’s profound musical insight, rare tonal beauty, and unflagging energy have set them apart as one of today’s top young quartets.
Escher String Quartet in performance

Incredible performance at the Oxford Community Arts Center

The intimate setting of the OCAC’s Ballroom was the perfect place to experience the Escher String Quartet’s program of Haydn, Berg and Beethoven. The capacity crowd loved the show. And we love collaborating with the OCAC and Miami’s Department of Music on the Oxford Chamber Series.
People Get Ready!

People Get Ready!

Meditations on Freedom Summer
Miami Wind Ensemble

Miami Wind Ensemble

Members of the Miami University Wind Ensemble getting ready to perform. This ensemble was just one of 11 groups from Talawanda Schools, Miami, and the Oxford community who participated in this celebration of justice and equality.
Celebrating the Power and the Passion!

Celebrating the Power and the Passion!

This year marked the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, when more than 800 volunteers gathered at Western College (now part of Miami’s campus) to train and prepare for registering African American voters in Mississippi. People Get Ready! was presented in collaboration with the 50th Anniversary Conference.
Aziz Ansar chatting with students

Real-life experience in performing arts business

Family Weekend entertainer Aziz Ansari mentors students of the Arts Culture Entertainment board providing them with real-life experiences in the arts entertainment realm.
Aziz Ansari on stage

Comedy bridges generation gap

Aziz Ansari brought his hilarious stand-up show about dating in the age of texting and hash tags to Miami for Family Weekend. Over 6,300 fans gathered for a night of laughter and fun.
Aziz Ansari on the cover to Rolling Stone magazine

Aziz Ansari on the cover to Rolling Stone magazine

The cast and residents of The Knolls of Oxford share stories about the show and racial tensions in the 1960s.

The cast and residents of The Knolls of Oxford share stories about the show and racial tensions in the 1960s.

Local seniors at The Knolls of Oxford enjoyed lunch and captivating discussion with cast members from the show. John Ball’s In the Heat of the Night is a murder mystery set in a 1960s small Southern town and follows wrongly accused black homicide detective and the police Chief as they wrestle with the fear, hatred and prejudices that fueled the mid ‘60s social upheaval.
Audition Workshop with Miami Acting Class

Audition Workshop with Miami Acting Class

LA Theatre Works cast critiqued students’ monologues and shared career advice.
Talawanda 8th graders came to Hall for LATW’s show, And Justice for All

Talawanda 8th graders came to Hall for LATW’s show, And Justice for All

Thanks to the support of the Talawanda Miami Partnership, the entire 8th grade class came to LATW’s special presentation that provided in-depth background about the racially charged 1960s, as well as portions of In the Heat of the Night.
Classical Counterparts

Classical Counterparts

Oxford Community Arts Center

Classical Counterparts Poster: Morales Masters & Friends

Morales Masters & Friends

A family of accomplished musicians were joined by Dr. Bruce Murray to perform a program arranged for the unique instrumentation of clarinet, violin, trombone and piano.
Family Affair

Morales Family

The highlight of the evening was the premiere of piece composed for the ensemble by Cincinnati-based composer Sonia Morales-Matos.
Intergalactic Nemesis

Intergalactic Nemesis

Learning to perform a live-action graphic novel
Master Class Group Picgure

What an adventure!

The cast of Intergalactic Nemesis taught Saffron Henke's Principles of Acting class how to become a variety of characters in their Art of Vocal Acting workshop. 
Master Classs action shot

Hero, spy or villain?

Students got a kick out of the cast urging them to be as melodramatic as possible by portraying heroes, spies, and villains in the acting workshop.
Staff signing autographs after the performance

Up close and Autographed

The audience had fun meeting the cast and getting autographs after the show.
Cassandra Wilson and band on stage at Hall Auditorium

Coming Forth by Day

Cassandra Wilson and her red-hot band brought the audience to their feet.
A’Kara Harris and Chanell Upshaw with Cassandra Wilson

Sorority Sisters!

Members of Miami’s Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority A’Kara Harris and Chanell Upshaw welcomed fellow sorority sister Cassandra Wilson with flowers and shared stories about their respective chapters.
Billie Holiday

A Century of Lady Day

Cassandra Wilson’s album ‘Coming Forth By Day’ is a celebration of Billie Holiday’s music and life. It will be released on April 7, Billie Holliday’s 100th birthday.