“Mozart On The Green” Returns To OU

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Now in its fourth year, The Mozart on the Green Festival will present renowned guest artists, faculty and students in performance on Ohio University's College Green (Aug. 6) and the Glidden Recital Hall (Aug. 9).

The evening performances, hour-long casual concerts, promise to deliver delightful and inspiring sounds for audiences of all ages.

The Mozart on the Green Festival is the creation of Steven Huang, director of Orchestral Activities at Ohio University. In previous years, the fest has presented free concerts every night the first week of August, drawing large crowds to each of its events.

One of its central missions is to collaborate with area businesses and venues to broaden the reach of the arts in Athens.

This year’s series includes guest artist Thomas Gregory, cello, London, UK; cellist Cynthia Puls of Parkersburg, W.Va., students from The Cello Company; and recently appointed Ohio University violin faculty member Dawn Wohn.

Other Ohio University music faculty and alumni will round out the vocal, string and piano performances. Music will include at least one work by (or inspired by) Mozart each night, complemented by works by Wolf, Villa-Lobos, Ravel and others.

All performances are free and open to the public. The festival will culminate with the final performance on Saturday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. in the Glidden Recital Hall, which will feature students from OU and beyond.

Scheduled performances include:

Wednesday, Aug. 6, 7 p.m. (Under the Elms, College Green)

Saturday, Aug. 9, 7 p.m. (Glidden Recital Hall)

Set lists and updates will be posted on the Mozart on the Green Facebook page.