AAAC Announces Season Lineup

The Albion Area Arts Council will begin its 37th season with a concert by the popular jazz duo The Gulizia Brothers.
Well known in this area, Tony and Joey Gulizia will perform at 3 p.m., Sunday, October 23 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Albion. The next morning the Gulizias will do a residency with band students at Boone Central.
In October and November retired Boone Central English and history teacher Randall Henning will lead four study sessions of Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales. Sessions will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Mondays, Oct. 17 through Nov. 7 in the Harmony Homes Recreation Room in Albion.  Books will be provided at the first session or can be picked up in advance by contacting the Arts Council.
In November Omaha percussionist Michael Fitz-simmons will return to this area to work with students from the Boone Central, St. Michael’s and St. Edward schools.  Michael will perform for students and then teach 4th graders how to build and play their own drums.  These students will then join Michael for the second half of his concert for the public on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Boone Central Gym.
On Saturday, Dec. 3, as part of the Big Give, the Arts Council will partner with the Boone County Fitness Center to present a fun concert by the popular children’s band The String Beans at 2 p.m. at the Fitness Center. Admission to this event is free and made possible by the 2015 Boone County Big Give.
Also part of the Big Give, the Arts Council will partner with the Boone Central’s Performing Arts Remodel group on Sunday, Dec. 4 to present popular singer/songwriter Daniel Chr-istian at 3 p.m. in the Boone Central Gym.
On Sunday, Jan. 29 area high school vocal groups will join the Wayne State Show Choir for a 3 p.m. concert at the Casey’s Building at the Boone County Fairgrounds in Albion.
On Sunday, March 12 Jill Anderson and her Irish music trio Celtic Cabaret will perform a pre-St. Patrick’s Day concert at 3 p.m. in the Zion Lutheran Church in Albion.
In March and April Randall Henning will lead four sessions exploring Henry David Thoreau’s classic book On Walden Pond. Sessions will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays, March 21 through April 11 in the Harmony Homes Recreation Room in Albion.
On Saturday, April 8 the Arts Council will present the very first Nebraska concert by Grammy-nominated lutenist Ronn McFarlane and his Renaissance quartet Ayreheart.  Featuring two lutes, vocals, colascione (a kind of bass lute) and percussion, Ayreheart combines Renaissance and folk music into a captivating and uplifting performance.
The Missoula Children’s Theatre will return to Albion the week of June 19–24. The MCT provides area children who have completed grades K-12 an opportunity to audition, rehearse and present a fun and entertaining musical play.
Auditions will be held Monday, June 19 at noon with performances at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 24.
In July the Arts Council will sponsor its third-annual Art Camp hosted by retired Boone Central Arts Teacher Jerene Kruse at her studio east of Albion.
Information will be sent home with eligible students in May.
The Albion Area Arts Council would like to thank all of its members for their on-going support.
The AAAC is proud to serve the communities of Albion, Belgrade, Cedar Rapids, Elgin, Fullerton, Lindsay, Newman Grove, Petersburg, Primrose, St. Edward and Spalding.
Tickets to this season’s events are available from AAAC board members, at the Good Life Pharmacy in Albion, or by contacting co-directors Paul and Lori Hosford at (402)395-6727 or, or at the door before prior to the start of the events.