Levy Center to Host Musician-Educators on Dec. 1
Nov. 29, 2011
The College of Central Florida will host world-renowned musician and educator Donna Wissinger on Thursday, Dec. 1. Wissinger and keyboard accompanist Joy Myers will combine music and art to bring history and literature to life at the Levy Center, 114 Rodgers Blvd., Chiefland.
At 10:30 a.m. the pair will perform their interpretation of “Beowulf: A Tale of Courage and Honor,” a retelling of the classic poem about the great warrior Beowulf as he fights evil in the names of honor, loyalty and allegiance. At 1 p.m. they will provide a workshop on the creative process of developing their performance. The performances — which are directed to adult education students, college students and educators — are free and open to the public.
Wissinger is an internationally recognized concert flutist and arts consultant. Her work is based on the premise that learning is an affair of the heart as well as the mind, and that the arts are an essential component of inspired life-long learning. Wissinger is a principal of Creative Leaps International, a premier Florida and South Arts Touring Artist, and engaged as Artist-in-the-Schools nationwide. She is also the inaugural recipient of the Doris Leeper Award for Excellence in Arts Education.
The program is presented by the Appleton Museum of Art, College of Central Florida. For information, contact Joan Luebbe at 352-493-9533, ext. 2118.