Tuesday, March 11, 2014


Ashland University Spectrum Series presents
Live In Concert
Saturday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Hugo Young Theatre, Ashland University 

For a preview of The DePue Brothers Band, click HERE.

TICKETS $15 adults | $12 senior citizens, non-AU students, AU faculty/staff
$10 groups of 10 or more | $2 AU student

BOX OFFICE 419.289.5125, noon to 6 p.m., Monday - Friday,
or online (additional fees apply) at www.ashland.edu/tickets

The 34th annual Ashland University Spectrum Series continues with the iconic musical family, The DePue Brothers Band, for a main stage performance, senior citizen matinee, and percussion clinic on March 14 and 15.

Originating from Bowling Green, Ohio, the DePue Brothers Band is an entertainment powerhouse encompassing a vivid blend of bluegrass, classical, and rock genres. Each brother is a classical violinist virtuoso in his own right, and brings rich and diverse talents to their sound. As a family they have been making music together for over 25 years. They were named “Musical Family of America” in 1989 by presidential decree, were the subject of a nationally televised PBS documentary in 1993, and two brothers (Jason and Zach) were featured in the film documentary Music From the Inside Out in 2005. Their first album as brothers, Classical Grass, sold out of its first printing.

For their visit to Ashland, violinists Wallace and Jason DePue join guitarist Mark Cosgrove, Mike Munford on banjo, Kevin MacConnell on bass, and percussionist Don Liuzzi.  Four members of this sextet have performed with the Philadephia Orchestra and several notable classical ensembles while others have performed with ensembles such as Philly Pops, POPG percussion group, Tony Trischka’s “Double Banjo Spectacular,” with jazz greats Mel Torme, Billy Eckstine, and international performers such as Natalie Cole, Merv Griffin and opera diva Denyce Graves. With this progressive mix of genres, the band gives a direct nod to their bluegrass tradition and their classical training, while adding a deeper infusion of rock and blues.

Their main stage performance will be held on Saturday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hugo Young Theatre.  The high energy and diverse program will feature pieces from Aaron Copland’s Hoedown to Earl Scrugg’s Flint Hill Special, J. S. Bach’s Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, Van Halen’s Ice Cream Man and Rouse's Orange Blossom Special along with many others.

This artist residency has been awarded grant support from the National Endowment for the Arts; the Ohio Arts Council with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans; and the Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour, a program developed and funded by The Heinz Endowments, the William Penn Foundation, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency, and The Pew Charitable Trusts with administration by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. 

Also Presenting
"The Role of the Roll"
with DePue Brothers percussionist and The Philadelphia Orchestra's principal timpanist Don Liuzzi
Friday, Mar. 14 at 1 p.m., Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall
Free & open to the public

for Senior Citizen Organizations & Other Groups
Saturday, Mar. 15 at 2 p.m., Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall
$2 per person - Reserve at 419.289.5950 or tapplega@ashland.edu

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