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www.mountain 7A- Mountain Messenger-August 23, 2014 - The Weekend Paper For I ne ~reenbrier Valley | "Sometimes it's hard to' be a woman." No one knew that truth quite like country singer Tammy Wynette. And she sang about it. She sang about it a lot. Greenbrier Val- ley Theatre (GVT), the State Profes- sional Theatre of West Virginia, will bring her poignant and tumultuous story to life in "Stand By Your Man: The Tammy Wynette Story." The country star's story runs Aug. 28- 30 and Sept. 3-6 and 10-13 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee onSept. 13 at 3 p.m. and a Pay-What-You-Can Pre- view on Aug. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $26 for general ad- mission, $23 for seniors and $20 for children/students. For the run of "Stand By Your Man: The Tammy Wynette Story," GVT will offer a pre-show dinner catered by the Mason Jar, at an additional $20 per person. For tickets or more infor- mation, call the GVT Box Office at 304-645-3838 or visit www.gvthe- Before she was known as the First Lady of Country Music, Tam- my Wynette was Virginia Wynette Pugh. From humble beginnings on a cotton farm in Mississippi, her determination to succeed in a male- NewelI Hannah McGinley as Tammy Wynette in GVT's "Stand By Your Man: The Tammy Wynette Story" (Photo by 84 Agency, courtesy of Greenbrier Valley Theatre) dominated industry wouldmake her 20 number one singles, won two over $100 million. "Stand By Your one of the most well-known names Grammy Awards and sold more Man" is still the top-selling single in in coun 'y music. Wynette released than 30 million records, grossing the history of country music. Summer Gai'th Newel Music Center's in performance of Schubert's much Summer Season continues with con- loved "Trout" Quintet, one of the certs on Saturday, Aug. 23 at 5 p.m. grandest and most beloved works in and Sunday, Aug. 24 at 3 p.m. the chamber music repertoire. Saturday aftemoon's activities Sunday's concert offers a dramat- begin at 4 p.m. with a Musical Ice- ic contrast to Saturdays, featuring breaker discussion and mini-perfor- dancers/choreographers Gabrielle mance by National Symphony Or- Lamb, Giorgia Bovo and Forrest chestra double bassist Paul DeNola, Hersey performing original chore- who will share the ups and downs of ography in collaboration with the life at the bottom (of an orchestra).. Garth Newel Music Center's musi- He'll also perform the devilishly cal artists and their colleagues. difficult and quite funny solo piece. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Failing: A Very Difficult Piece for Oboe Quartet in F Major, K370 will Solo String Bass by American com- be accompanied by a trio of dancers poser Tom Johnson. In the piece, , in a newly choreographed piece by the soloist is required to read a text Adam Barruch. As a choreographer, about the difficulties inherent in Adam's work has been presented playing the double bass while read- at venues such as Dance Theater ing a text about playing the double Workshop (NYLA), City Center, bass. NYU/ Skirball Center for the Per- German author Patrick Stiskind's forming Arts, The Juilliard School, influential monologue The Double The Ailey-Citigroup Theater, SUNY Bass begins the 5 p.m. concert. Purchase, New YorkUniversity, Ce- Conceived as a one person theater dar Lake Theater and Theatre Usine piece, it incorporates both spoken C jn Montreal. In March 2009, he word and musical excerpts from self-produced his first full evening Schubert's Trout quintet, the Over- of original dance/theater works at ture to Mozart's Marriage of Figaro, The Baryshnikov Arts Center and in von Dittersdorf's Double Bass Con- 2014 he was honored with the Lotos certo, Brahms' Second Symphony Foundation Prize in the Arts and Sci- and Wagner's Die Walkurie, all per- ences, which recognizes institutions formed at the piano by actor/pianist and individuals for distinguished ac- and longtime Garth Newel Music complishments and exceptional tal- Center friend Read Gainsford. ent in the arts and sciences. Shortly after its premier in Ger- Johannes Brahm's 1891 Trio inA many in 1981, the work was trans- Minor, Op. 114 for Clarinet, Cello lated into English and eventually and Piano concludes the first half into over 35 languages. In the 1984- of the Sunday program. Performed 85 season it was performed over 500 by clarinetist Richard Faria, cellist times worldwide and it has been per- Isaac Melamed, and pianist Read formed thousands of times since, to Gainsford, the work is one of only great acclaim, a very few works composed for un- After intermission, the Garth usual combinationofinstruments. Newel Piano Quartet's Teresa Ling Sunday's concert concludes with (violin), Evelyn Grau (viola) and Sergei Prokofiev's Quintet in G Mi- Isaac Melamed (cello) will join pia- nor, Op. 39 for oboe, clarinet, violin, nist Gainsford and bassist DeNola viola and double bass. In essence, Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys Black continues th Gabrielle Lamb the work is a 25 minute long, six movement suite that evolved out of his 1924 ballet Trapeze. Scored for a rather unusual com- bination of instruments and a small dance corps, the work is now most often performed as a concert suite, rather than as movements from a ballet. Choreographer and dancer Gabrielle Lamb has taken on the challenge of reinterpreting this work and re-introducing the dance ele- ments to it. Garth Newel concert tickets are available for purchase now. Group discounts for groups of 10 or more are available as are ten-concert passes. Full program and guest artist materials are available on the Music Center" website - www.garthnewel. org. To make reservations by phone for events and meals at the Music Center, or for additional informa- tion about Garth Newel Music Cen- ter's 41st season, call 540-839-5018 or toll free at 877.558.1689 or email Greenbrier luegrass Longtime Opera House favorite, Monroe County, contributes driving the Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys, lead and rhythm guitar work as well returns to Marlinton on Saturday, as lead vocals. Rick Carpenter- son Aug. 30, at 7:30 p.m. of founding member Harley Car- The Black Mountain Bluegrass penter - picks a fine mandolin and Boys are among West Virginia's sings lead and baritone vocals. Bass longest-running bluegrass bands, player Mike Smith, of Culloden, has The group first organized in 1968 worked with such notables as Larry around the foursome of Richard He- Sparks, Dave Evans and the Goins fner (banjo/tenor vocal), his brother Brothers. Bill Hefner (guitar/mandolin?oari- Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets tone vocal), their late uncle Glenn are $10. Children 17 and under are "Dude" Irvine (mandolin) and the admitted free of charge. Tickets are late Harley Carpenter (guitar/lead available in advance at pocah0nta- vocal). They took their name from and at the Fourth Black Mountain in their native Poca- Avenue Gallery in Marlinton. group worked a weekly radio show House is located at 818 Third Av- on WVAR, in Richwood. The also enue in Marlinton. Performances made regular appearances at local at the Opera House are informal, events and regional bluegrass festi- family-friendly and open to all. The vals. In the mid-1970sthey recorded entrance and main seating are ac- a pair of albums: "Million Lonely cessible to persons with disabilities, Days" and "Talk of the County." Persons with disabilities are encoqr- More recent albums include "Black aged to attend; special accommoda- Mountain Bluegrass Boys 1968- tions can be arranged upon request 1973," "Live at Midnight," "Live by calling 304-799-6645. at The Opera House" and "Live at The Opera House Performance GreenbrierValley Theatre." Series is presented with financial As with many bands, the Black assistance through a grant from the Mountain Bluegrass Boys have had WV Division of Culture and History changes in personnel over the years, and the National Endowment for the Richard Hefher remains as the lone Arts, with approval from the WV original member. Hefner's tradition- Commission on the Arts. Support is al luegrass banjo playing and tenor also provided by Pocahontas Coun- vocals have contributed both conti- ty Drama, Fairs and Festivals, the unity and much of the "high lone- Pocahontas County 'Convention and some" sound for which the band has Visitors Bureau, the National Radio become so well-known. He has dis- Astronomy Observatory, Pendleton played his banjo skills many times as Community Bank, the Law Office a victor in contests and at the Van- of Roger D. Forman and Brightside dalia Festival. Chris Nickell from Acres. Artists to have Paint Out and Lawn Sale On Saturday, Sept. 13, members of the Greenbrier Artists will be painting out on the lawn near the Ivy Terrace at Cam- egie Hall. Original works of art will be available for sale as well as prints. Bring this article with you for a special dis- count! The Greenbrier Artists' 2015 calendar with prints suitable for framing will also be available. The calendar sale helps to provide scholarships for continuing art classes for the non- profit group. The Greenbrier Artists group is dedicated to the education and promotion of art. The group is comprised of over 90 area artists who work in watercolors, pastels, oils, acrylics, fabric, pottery and mixed media. Their first meeting of the new sea- son will be held on Thursday, Sept. 4 beginning at 9 a.m. in the Kellar Art Studio, third floor at Carnegie. New members are always welcome. as{ da s ef summer