Ice to perform free percussion recital

Orquesta Ron y Ritmo's Stefan Ice?will give his first of three doctoral candidate percussion recitals 4 p.m. Sunday in Catlett Music Center's Pitman Recital Hall.

Ice will perform on chinese gongs, Latin American drums, marimba, vibraphone and found objects such as car springs other pieces of scrap?metal.

The program consists primarily of contemporary works. Also programed is an arrangement of Bach's "Chaconne" from the "Violin Partita in D minor." This work was originally composed for violin, but lends itself well to arrangement for marimba.

Ice will be assisted by fellow OU percussion DMA candidates Prof. Johanna Cox (oboe) and Dr. Lance Drege (timpani) of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic.

Admission is free. For more information, call 325-4101.

OU lends voices of student, teacher to Lyric's 'Heartland'

Lyric Theatre's new staged readings series will present Tom Stuart's "Heartland" 8 p.m. April 7 and 8. Stuart's new project tells the story of a young man from Oklahoma whose dream of making it big in Hollywood leads him on a journey to find out what is really important in his life.

OU voice professor and Lyric favorite Amber Leseney will portray Dottie, the mother of the male lead. Dottie and her son, Kris, live contentedly in small-town Oklahoma, but Kris is a young man who has a nagging feeling something is missing. He embarks on an adventure to find out what that something might be. He encounters a girl named Mindy, played by OU musical theater student Annie Funke.

Staged readings will be in the Lyric Production Center's newly remodeled rehearsal space at 1801 NW 16th St. The event is free, but reservations are required due to limited seating. Call 524-9312.

IAO offers filmmakers opportunities

The Individual Artists of Oklahoma's Film and Video Committee will host the ninth annual Open Screening 7 p.m. May 19 at IAO Gallery, 811 N. Broadway Ave in OKC. IAO seeks entries for the screening.

Any film and video artist can submit work that is 15 minutes or less including titles and credits. Deadline for entries is April 29.

Submission is free. To enter, mail submissions to IAO, P.O. Box 60824, Oklahoma City, OK 73146, or deliver to the IAO Art Gallery. Those chosen will be notified by May 8.

Tickets for the May 19 Open Screening are $5.

In addition to screening opportunities, IAO offers the Linda Jaeger Honorarium for an Oklahoma high school senior who plans on majoring in a film and video related field in college. The scholarship will be a $500 award the student may apply toward schooling or production costs.

To apply, submit the application plus a 300-500 word essay describing what the student hopes to accomplish through the art of film or video in school or their career. Also required is a 3- to 12-minute VHS video of the student's work and two reference letters from individuals other than family.

The IAO Film/Video Committee will screen all applications and select a student. The application deadline is April 21. The winner will be announced at the Open Screening May 19.

Application, essay, reference letters, and the VHS tape must be delivered or mailed to the IAO gallery. For more information, call Geoffrey L. Smith at 447-1362 or e-mail

-- Transcript Staff

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