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Happy Fall, e’rybody. Hard to believe we launched OOO over two months ago – we’ve been busy to say the least. Things are movin’ and shakin’ this season, and we look forward to a busy Holiday. Here is a quick update on what we’ve been up to (well, what we can share, at least).
*We’ve grown AGAIN! I would like to announce several new members into the OOO Family:
-Austin Siebert, baritone, and Dalton Flake, tenor, were welcomed into the OOO Ensemble and have already performed with the crew. We are excited to show these two off!
-Charmaine Ramos Flake, pianist, was accepted into our new apprentice accompanist position. We are thrilled to be able to present her this opportunity. She will be covering for our esteemed pianist Jeanne Sasaki on occasion – be on the lookout for this talented gal.
-Elizabeth Knudson, Maureen Broy Papovich, and Emily Wicker have been added to our Auxiliary Ensemble after successful auditions in late September. Welcome, ladies! These fantastic sopranos form an important supporting cast for the Ensemble, and we look forward to the opportunity to use them.
*Shows, shows, shows!
WOW – so many things going on in the last few weeks! Here’s what we’ve been up to – each completely different from the last, so a unique experience every time.
11/10 at the E.A.S.T (East Austin Studio Tour) Official Party. Another truly collaborative, innovative event that OOO is so excited to partake in. Suffice it to say we will be “part of the art.” Info here.
An update on recent shows:
10/25, OOO was invited back to participate in the Thursday Noon Concert Series at Central Presbyterian Church. We always enjoy our time singing in this acoustically-friendly environment, and appreciate the chance to share our personal favorites and try out a few new pieces. There were some stellar solo performances this day! Thanks to those who joined us for an “ounce” of opera during your lunch break.
10/27 at The Weimary in Weimar, TX -a memorable Oktoberfest Saturday Sunset Concert complete with wine and authentic German food . With Jeanne Sasaki on keys, Ann Sauder, Dalton Flake, Michael Holderer and I shared our favorite songs from stage and screen (BROADWAY, baby!) from 5:00-7:00pm. A beautiful Saturday get-away. The moon was full in the east as the orange sun set in the west – truly a beautiful evening! Stay tuned for information about our next Weimary event.
10/31 HALLOWEEN Special at Rusty’s on 7th in Downtown Austin. Oh, my. What better way to celebrate Halloween than with OOO? Trust me – this was a not-to-miss show. Burlesque ghosts, guts, chains, a blow-up doll, and an important PSA about “Phantom of the Opera” – yes, please! Tickling the keys on this event was fabulous guest pianist, Johan Botes. Thanks to all who came out – video clips posted soon (or post them to our FB wall! more info below).
*Easy booking for Holiday House Parties (did someone say PARTY?)
OOO has teamed up with hearitlocal.com to provide a super fast, easy way to snag OOO for your next private event, right from our Facebook page. Want to host OOO but don’t have the funds? You can also choose to crowdfund your party! How cool is that? Check it out.
*Pro DVD coming soon!
Our Launch Party on 8/23 was filmed by the fabulous professional crew at Freckled Fanny Productions, and they are hard at work editing the footage for a classy DVD, which should be available in time for holiday gift-giving. Quick note for those who participated in our IndieGoGo fundraising campaign back in June/July and chose the DVD option as your “reward”: You will be mailed a copy as soon as we get them (along with your OOO bumper stickers). If you have questions about this, please do not hesitate to let me know.
*Got footage or audio to share?
Did you catch a silly OOO moment on your iPhone? Run into us at a recent flash mob and happen to be filming? Record a few special moments from a past performance? Please share! We would love to feature your footage on our website or Facebook page. Simply email the video directly to me (or upload to YouTube and email me the link). Thanks in advance!
One Ounce Opera is making quite a stir, and we owe a large part of our success to YOU, our fantastic supporters and friends. We do consider you family! Please consider us when out and about around town, and continue to share the sheer joy of rogue opera with those you care about. Remember, we are independent and unaffiliated, sustained by our audiences alone. We literally cannot survive without your support – and for that, we will be forever grateful.
There is much look forward to. My head is spinning, and our collective minds are brimming with new ideas and innovative concepts to showcase the immense scope of talent involved with this dedicated modern opera company. I am overwhelmed each and every day with gratitude.
Hope to see you soon.
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