Franc D'Ambrosio is a multi-faceted vocalist, best known for his role as the “Phantom” in Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera (over 3,000 performances today!) Affectionately known as Phantom's "The Iron Man of The Mask", D'Ambrosio was awarded the distinction as the "World's Longest Running Phantom". This accomplishment was immortalized in a cemented … Continue reading The Iron Man of the Mask
We are grateful to the John E. Kuenzl Foundation for increasing their annual support of The Grand to $50,000, to support The Grand’s “Every Child, Every Grade, Every Year™” initiative. The Kuenzl Foundation has, for years, supported the Student Discovery Series, which also receives support from the Bemis Foundation. In addition to the Discovery … Continue reading John E. Kuenzl Foundation Donation
Over 30 young musicians competed for an opportunity to perform with the Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra this January as part of OSO’s Discovery Artist Concert competition. Four winners were chosen to perform with the symphony for their 75th Anniversary season. Performing January 28th at The Grand is 14 year old violinist Emily Hauer who will perform Saint-Saen’s Introduction … Continue reading Faces of the Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra’s Discovery Artist Concert
Recently, one of our committee members prepared for a meeting by asking her Facebook friends what they’d like to see at The Grand. The answers were terrific, and I thought I’d reply to them in a post I’d share not only with them but with all of you as well. The questions are in … Continue reading Questions and Answers for The Millennials
Saturday night was the first night of our new afterWALK series. afterWALK is designed to complement the highly successful Downtown Gallery Walk. At the same time, it is another avenue for The Grand to highlight regional performing and visual artists. The concept—to feature a visual artist as part of Downtown Gallery Walk, but to add … Continue reading Reflections on the first afterWALK
Sometimes a story just isn’t all that interesting. This past week, I did an interview with local media at their request, about The Grand’s annual payment of a ticket service surcharge fee to the City of Oshkosh as a user-based contribution towards the cost of the emergency repair to The Grand in 2009-10. The finished … Continue reading Sometimes the facts are just boring…
The 25th annual Midwest Arts Conference, a program of Arts Midwest, was held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, from Wednesday, September 12 – Saturday, September 15, 2012, Attended by nearly 1,000 performing artists, managers, and agents; performing arts presenters/venues; and arts administrators from throughout the United States and beyond, the four-day conference is filled with opportunities … Continue reading Midwest Arts Conference is “Grand”!