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3B - Mountain Messenger- October 8, 2011 ' The Weekend Paper For The Greenbrier Valley www.mountainmessenger.com The Montclaire String Quartet, resident chamber ensemble of the West Virginia !Symphony Orchestra, opens 2011-2012 concert series with English Garden on Sunday, Oct. 9, at 3 p.m. i This season the quartet will perform in a fabulous new location - the Erma Byrd I Gallery on the University of Charleston Campus. i ] English Garden features: Giacomo PucCini's I Criantemi i i (Chrysanthemums), Joseph j: i i Haydn's String Quartet in D major, No.41, (Frog Quartet) ,! and Ralph Vaughan William's Quartet no. 2 in A minor. This performance is sure to excite and satisfy first time chamber music listeders and long time J enthusiasts alike, Members of the Montclaire i~tring Quartet are Amelia i~han, first violin; Anton i Shelepov, second violin; i Bernard Di Gregorio, viola; ! hnd Andrea Di Gregorio, cello. :All members serve as principal i State Park cabins and i ! i October is the new Fourth of ~July in many regards. Bright colors light up the hills and .... mountains at West Virginia iState Parks as weekenders i:wander to spot unusually players of their respective sections in the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Tickets for the concert are $12 for adults and $6 for students and are available in advance by calling the Clay Center Box Office at 304-561, 3570. Tickets will also be sold at the door beginning at 2 p.m., one hour before the concert. The 2011-2012 Montclaire String Quartet Chamber Music Series is sponsored in part by James Wilson Douglas and Rita Jo Douglas, by Dr. Steven Jubelirer, in Honor and Memory of Richard and Jean Jubelirer and Susan Jubelirer Nesi, and by Dr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Potter field. For over 20 years the Montclaire String Quartet has served as the Quartet-in- Residence of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra. In addition to performing its own four -concert series in Charleston and recitals weekends up to five weeks out. "Parks submit their., open cabins for the upcoming five weekends, and those openings are posted on Mondays. It's opens season around the state, each of the Quartet members serves as the principal of the Symphony's string sections. A large part of Montclaire's mission is to bring classical music to children throughout West Virginia, and the Quartet plays approximately 70 ze One of America's most influential historians will give the west virginia Humanities Council's annual McCreight Lecture in October. Pulitzer Prize winner Gordon Wood will present "The Revolutionary Origins of the Civil War" at 7:30 .p.m. on Oct. 27 at the Culture Center in Charleston. The event is free and open to the public. A book signing and reception will follow the lecture. Gordon Wood is Professor of History Emeritus at Brown University and a preeminent authority on the founding of the United States. This program provide prime fall right reds and yellows of not real time, but a five- ~*maples, oaks, sour- and week forecast that is updated !,dogwoods, and hickories and weekly," according to West *ash color trends. Virginia State Parks Chief i, Cabins in parks and Ken Caplinger. The weekly $59 vs. the typical $70 room J, of mid-week openings over weekend stays. "There are more rooms available and often a discounted rate to encourage Sunday-Thursday visits," Caplinger said. North Bend State Park offers an October Monday-Thursday. "Great Rates Failing" rate of cost. Lodge occupancy for the month of October at lodges in West Virginia state parks average a little above 65 percent. "Weekends at park lodges are generally more popular," 4orests are near capacity in cabin availability chart can be ,,",occupancy this time of year, found at www.wvstateparks. j:but you likely can still find one com/vacationcabinrentals. ' :that's open and waiting. The html. : cabin availability chart posted Lodge room rentals vary at the state parks website is more than cabins. "Leaf :an indicator of units open for peepers" often take advantage [. Valley Theatre 9 , benefit for Green to present uniquely innovative programs per year, reaching as many as 14,000 kids of all ages annually. The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra is West Virginia's premier performing arts organization, presenting more than 50 concerts annually wlnnlng is his first appearance in West Virginia. His talk will examine how the fundamental principles of the founding fathers affected the causes, strategies, and outcome of the Civil War. Why did the North care enough about the SouLh's secession to go to war to prevent it? According to Wood the answer to that question is found not in the failings of the Revolutionary generation but rather in the strength of their values. Americans came to agree that their nation was indeed "conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal," and foliage viewing Caplinger said. "Mid-week is a better opportunity for lodging options. Park visitors should never assume that rooms aren't available, because cancellations happen. Call the park and ask." Reservations by phone can be made by calling the parks or forest directly. The toll-free tourism call center number is 800-CALLWVA - ask for the park or forest by name. Reservations may be made online for lodge rooms and for cabins at parks with lodges at www.wvstateparks.com; click "online reservations." ". Seriously Jazz, a Concert ~celebration starring Ellis 2Marsalis, the Branford :Marsalis Quartet and the :West Virginia Jazz Orchestra ~honoring GVT Artistic ~Director Cathey Sawyer will ~be presented Saturday, Oct. 22. ,* Jazz legends Ellis Marsalis ~nd his son, Branford, with ,'the Branford Marsalis Quartet honor GVTs Artistic ~Director Cathey Sawyer, 7who is celebrating her 60th "birthday and 20th season :at Lewisburg's Landmark, k "Greenbrier Valley Theatre ~GVT). The West Virginia Jazz "Orchestra will also be playing .'that evening and will join Ellis ~for a few selections. ." Under Cathey's leadership, :GVT has grown to national prominence as a regional professional theatre, recognized by The National Endowment for the Arts, the WV Division of Culture and History, and been designated by the WV Legislature as the State Professional Theatre of West Virginia. This last year, GVT received a grant from the Shubert Foundation, given only to theatres With the highest professional artistic standards. In addition, GVTs Youth Education program has grown to become an integral part of our community, last year alone having a 38 percent increase in student enrollment. As an active member of our community, Cathey has served as the first woman President of the kewisburg Rotary Club; she is active in the Penny Pitch holiday program, as well as many other civic organizations. Ticket prices are $100 per individual ticket, General Admission seating and admission to The Greenbrier Casino following the concert. Student tickets are $25 for GVT Education Program Students/Alumni and Collegiate~Conservatory Music Majors. Student ID is required. Individual and Corporate Sponsorships are available (Includes Reserved V.I.P. seating). For reservations or more information please call Greenbrier Valley Theatre at 866-888-1411 or visit www. gviheatre.org. upcominq i The Greenbrier Artists If interested, contact Jeannenonprofit group dedicated I :Group is sponsoring a two-Brenneman immediately for to promoting art and art day watercolor workshop With details and to register for the education. Membership is- Peg Sheridan on Oct. I 1-12 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. class. Contact open to anyone interested, entitled "From Mediocre to her at 304-645-3050 or email and the group meets each Magic." The workshop will be at bjbrenneman@gmail.com. Thursday at 9 a.m. held in the Kellar Art Studio Greenbrier Artists is a Carnegie Hall. a~t Carnegie Hall, and a few slots are still open. I ~/ ~_ HOW HIRING... New print released I ceenFlee NURSING I(d/ ,/zl ,,, local artist . ,,_/ ,.,,. $10.20 per hour + $.30 per hour Perfect Attendance Incentive Shift Differential 3-11 $.40 per hour 11-7 $.50 per hour EXCELLENT BENEFIT PACKAGE * Health. Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short Term Disability * 401K Plan * Vacation, Sick, Holiday Pay Perfect Attendance Incentives To Apply Stop By The Administrative Offices At: Rt. 219 South, Fairlea or call 304-645-3076 EOE in i The new 4-H Council Circle Print was. recently released by professional Artist, Robert Tuckwiller. A portion of the sales of every print will benefit the Green brier County 4-H Foundation Fund. See this print and other artwork on display at the Tuckwiller Art Gallery located at 102 West Washington Street in downtown Lewisburg. to audiences throughout the Mountain State. Programs include Capitol Conference Center Symphonic, ZMM Pops and City National Bank Family Discovery Concert Series, performances by the Montclaire String Quartet, collaborations with the Charleston Ballet and other WV Arts Organizations, and a nationally award-winning education program. The Symphny's home is the world-class Maier Foundation Performance Hall at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences in Charleston. it was around these bedrock founding principles that the Union was saved and slavery abolished. Wood's recent books are The Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States published in 2011, Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic (2009), The Purpose of the Past: Reflections on the Uses of History (2008), Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different (2006), and The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin (2005). Wood won the Pulitzer Prize for history for his book The rl Radicalism of the American Revolution. In 2010 he received a National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama for his outstanding achievements in the field of history. His other awards include the Bancroft Prize, John H. Dunning Prize, Julia Ware Howe Prize, and Ralph Waldo Emerson Prize. Wood frequently i: writes for the New York Review 7 of Books and The New Republic. He is a fellow of the American ~ Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical i Society. kin nium October is the month of spookiness, costumes, candy and pumpkins, and the North House Museum wants to celebrate it with Wed Ones Wednesday. The North HouseMuseum wants you and your child to join them in Pumpkin Pandemonium! This month's event will teach kids about the origin of the Jack O' Lantern while allowing them to get creative and design their own using stickers, markers and paint. Kids will probably get a little messy during this event, so dress appropriately! Or, if you're feeling particularly spooky, dress your little one in his or her Halloween at Costume! The event will be held inside in the case of cold or inclement weather. Rain or shine, the North House would never deprive kids of the chance to play with paint and pumpkins. The event will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 10 a.m., and will last 30-45 minutes. Kids will be given a snack and a drink as they listen to a story all about Jack and his tricks. For more information or to register your child for the event, call 304-645- 3398 or email Francesca Price at programs@ greenbrierhistorical, org. ~SS ISTED L~VING .: 7 " ..... i; @ Choose to leave your worries behind No maintenance. Worry-free. Safe & Secure. Call today about our outstanding FALL MOVE-IN SPECIALS. The Seasons Assisted and ndependent L ving Community Genesis HealthCare . -331 Holt Lane - Lewisburg, WV 24901 (304) 645-4453 www. genesishcc, com/cares