Tuesday, March 10, 2009

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Wadsworth Concert Set For March 28


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Composed By: Forrest W. Schultz 770-583-3258

March 10, 2009

 Wadsworth Concert Set For March 28


     For a long time now in Coweta County the most highly anticipated performing arts event of the year has been the "Wadsworth Concert" arranged by Newnan-native and world-renowned classical musician (and Spoleto administrator) Charles Wadsworth, who grew up right next door to the Auditorium which now bears his name in recognition for the great service he has performed through these concerts in promoting the restoration of the building to its original art deco grandeur and in outfitting it with the finest technology.  "The "Wadsworth" is now regarded as one of the premier venues for the performing arts in the area, as was noted last year when it was selected by The Twilight Theatre for the production of Frank Wildhorn's The Civil War  and by VOICES for the performance of its Christmas Mist Concert. 


     This year's Concert will be especially meaningful for it will also be the celebration of Wadsworth's 80th birthday.  As in the previous concerts the musicians joining Wadsworth on stage are among the finest in the world.  This year there will be five of them:  soprano Courtney Budd, violinist Chee-Yun, flutist Angela Jones-Reus, cellist Edward Aron, and pianist Jeewon Park.  And The Wadsworth Concerts are not only noted for their musical excellence but also for the humorous remarks (and sometimes even antics) which Wadsworth loves to make when he is back home in Newnan.  It is anybody's guess just what he will do about his becoming an octogenarian!


     Tickets can either be purchased at the door or at Scott's Bookstore in downtown Newnan, at Morgan Jewelry in Ashley Park and at the Bank of Coweta in Thomas Crossroads.  General seating tickets are $20, and tickets for students and senior citizens are $15.  Because of the special nature of this year's concert it would be advisable to purchase tickets in advance.

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