About the Ohio University Performing Arts & Concert Series
Our mission is to educate, engage, and entertain the members of Ohio University and Southeast Ohio communities.
Our vision is to provide memorable experiences for our audiences by:
- Embracing the arts of the past as well as the arts of today
- Providing Southeastern Ohio with a window to the world of national and globally renowned artists
- Working closely with faculty and staff to provide first hand cultural and educational experiences
- Facilitating that “moment of discovery” for Southeast Ohio K-12 students through a variety of arts encounters.
Established in the 1950's, the Ohio University Performing Arts & Concert Series have presented and produced thousands of performances, lectures, and events over the years. Our Performing Arts & Concert Series has a long reputation for serving the Ohio University and Southeastern Ohio communities by providing world class artistry as well as talented local artists and performers. Our goal has been to bring the finest performers and thinkers to rural Appalachian Ohio. In addition to public performances, the Ohio University Performing Arts & Concert Series has been committed to serving the educational and academic needs of its students as well as the surrounding K-12 schools through outreach and master classes.
Some notable performers from the past are: Aquila Theatre Company, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Birdland Jazz All-Stars, Fosse, Moscow Circus, Porgy and Bess, Martha Graham Dance Company, the Cincinnati Ballet, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Turtle Island String Quartet, Ying Quartet, Gregory Hines, Lord of the Dance, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Bela Fleck and Edgar Meyer, Cantus, Kathy Mattea, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Mountain Stage, Branford Marsalis, Capital Steps, Russel Simmons, Laurie Garrett, Tokyo Quartet, Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, David Sedaris, Dwight Lenox, Hal Holbrook, Bobby McFerrin, ETHOS, and STOMP.
The Ohio University Performing Arts & Concert Series are thankful for the many supporters and individuals that make our vision possible. The series receives support from Ohio University and the following groups: