This past weekend, Little House on the Prairie: The Musical entertained the enthused audiences which included young girls in sunbonnets and long dresses who looked like they could fit in with the set’s beautiful prairie-sky backdrops. The cast really did make the beloved stories come to life again.
This week at Hammons Hall is a good representation of the diversity of shows and performances that grace our stage throughout the season. We will transition from a bit of Americana to welcoming Louis Schwizgebel-Wang, a Swiss pianist, to our stage on Wednesday, to enjoying the sounds of American roots music in the show American Revival on Sunday.
Schwizgebel-Wang is part of our Emerging Concert Artists Series. Although he has won numerous titles and awards around the world, it is his winning of the first prize in the 2007 Young Concert Artists International Auditions that put Springfield, Mo., on his tour.
Fun Fact: Although his last name is German and Chinese, Schwizgebel-Wang is actually a French-speaking Swiss.
American Revival is a show that brings three groups of musicians together to create an evening that blends musical genres. The Dixie Bee-Liners, Sierra Hull and Uncle Earl share their musical prowess by combining bluegrass, folk, and roots music both old and new.
Fun Fact: Uncle Earl is a band currently made up of 5 female musicians.