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Our 2018-2019 Season

BacktrackTuesday, October 2, 2018
Backtrack

Backtrack is an award-winning, five-person a cappella group based in New York City that explores the power of the human voice through unique vocal arrangements, tight harmonies and world-class beat boxing. The group pushes the limits of a cappella, creating impressive covers of past and present pop music, writing inspiring original compositions and daring to take on unexpected genres such as classical and electronic music.

Backtrack has taken the stage at venues across the nation, including universities, concert halls, festivals, high schools and private functions. Notable venues include Carnegie Hall, Apollo Theater and Beacon Theater. Audiences praise Backtrack on its unique, high-energy and interactive performances and applaud the strong musicality and skill of each of the members and the ensemble as a whole.

In addition to performing, Backtrack is passionate about inspiring and educating the youth of America about a cappella and the Performing Arts. Backtrack demonstrates this passion by adjudicating a cappella competitions, such as the Wyvern International A Cappella Festival, showcasing at a cappella festivals, such as the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) and SingStrong NY, and providing workshops to students across the nation.

Looking for a preview. Here's the link for Backtrack . The Oldies Reel is wonderful.

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Ethan BortnickTuesday, October 23, 2018
An Evening with Ethan Bortnick

Recognized by the Guinness World Records as “The World’s Youngest Solo Musician to Head-line His Own Concert Tour,” Ethan Bortnick has been performing around the world, raising over $50,000,000 for charities across the globe.

When he was just three years old, the Hollywood, Florida native asked his parents for piano lessons and discovered an uncanny ability to hear a song once and play it back note for note – the musical equivalent of a photographic memory. He soaked up the music of such diverse artists and composers as Beethoven, Mozart, jazz pianist Bill Evans, Little Richard, Billy Joel and Elton John, and began creating original compositions at age five. A few years later, Ethan began making television appearances and touring, connecting with audiences in countries such as Japan, Brazil, Canada, South Africa and Australia.

Ethan has also been featured on countless national television shows, including multiple appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Good Morning America and Oprah, where he was named one of Oprah’s All Time Smartest, Most Talented Kids. Ethan completed shooting a full-length feature film called Anything Is Possible which was released in September 2013 to rave reviews. He starred in the film, co-wrote all of the songs in the film and scored all the background music.

Billy Joel's Musical Director, Dave Rosenthal, renowned globally for his work with Billy for over twenty years is also Ethan's Musical Director.

Ethan has performed at venues around the globe, charity functions, performing arts centers, large arenas with over 70,000 people and for Ethan, the most fulfilling aspect of success is bringing people joy. “When I perform at someone’s home or in a huge arena, I just love every moment of it! When I see the audience enjoying the music, having fun, smiling and dancing, there’s just nothing better that that!”

Here is a Preview Link for Ethan Bortnick

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Thursday, December 20, 2018
GENTRI - Finding Christmas

GENTRI, which is short for “The Gentlemen Trio” was established in June 2014 and is comprised of three dynamic tenors: Brad Robins, Casey Elliott and Bradley Quinn Lever. Pioneering a signature sound they call “Cinematic Pop,” the music of GENTRI is transfused with lush, epic orchestrations and rich, dynamic three-part harmonies all composed by the group’s producer Stephen Nelson.

To date, GENTRI has released an EP and three full length albums, the most recent being “Hymns” a collection of Christ centered hymns. All of GENTRI’s albums have reached #1 on various Billboard charts. On the heels of their first album release, the Gents debuted their first music video to their original hit single, “Dare,” which made international headlines on news outlets around the world, including ABC World News, NBC Nightly News and Inside Edition.

GENTRI has performed across the United States and has shared the stage with world-renowned talent, including Tony Award-winning vocalist Idina Menzel, Tony Award-winning powerhouse Kristin Chenoweth, international tenor sensation Alfie Boe, and legendary rock band Journey.

Here are two performances of GENTRI for you to enjoy. First Link Second Link

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DSQMonday, April 8, 2019
The Dallas String Quartet

The Dallas String Quartet Electric- and International Music Sensation. A fusion of classical and contemporary music on both traditional and electric strings. With the 2016 release of their fourth album "DSQ" they continue to expand their passionate following on Pandora, Spotify, and Sirius XM radio. DSQ performs intimately as a quartet or with a full accompaniment of drums, guitars and piano.

The Wall Street Journal, A&E, WFAA-ABC and ESPN have all featured the Dallas String Quartet. In addition to performing internationally, DSQ has played "at home" for Presidents Obama and Bush, the College Football Playoff, NBA, and NFL organizations. DSWQ has sold out concert venues life the House of Blues and symphony halls alike. They have played alongside Josh Groban, Chicago, and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Comprised of composer and violist Ion Zanca, Violinists Eleanor Dunbar and Melissa Priller and bassist, Young Heo, DSQ takes you on a journey to the nexus of classical music and modern pop where artists like beethoven and Bono collide.

Here is an opportunity to preview the sound of "DSW" . Key onto the Featured Video.

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Four by Four

Monday, May 6, 2019
Four by Four

 The stellar cast of FOUR exciting performers present the legendary hits of FOUR of the most iconic musical styles in pop music history. The Beach Boys, Beatles, Bee-Gees and Motown. The dynamic stars of FOUR BY FOUR perform these instantly recognizable classic pop songs in fully staged and choreographed production numbers.

Informative and often humorous banter ties all of this extraordinary music together for an evening of feel good, raise-the-roof entertainment !

Four by Four preview link. Enjoy!

 

 

All concerts are located at the Bucyrus Elementary School Auditorium, 245 Woodlawn, Bucyrus, Ohio
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Mailing address: P.O. Box 504, Bucyrus, Ohio 44820
email address: CrawCoCommConcert@gmail.com
Facebook address: Crawford County Community Concert Association
419-569-2772
Prospective Performers contact Linda Leyda, Vice President/Program Coordinator 419-563-6097