Latest News

Second Thoughts: Reds should make Scooter face of the franchise

String quartet ushers in Chamber Music series’ Springfield return

YELLOW SPRINGS – Chamber Music in Yellow Springs’ first show of 2018 will feature the Bennewitz String Quartet, an award-winning group from the Czech Republic, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11 at First Presbyterian Church.

From performances with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra to venues in London, Paris, and New York to several well-received recordings, Bennewitz String Quartet has a mission to expose audiences to Czech music.

The set will include Leoš Janáček’s “Quartet no. 2, ‘Intimate Letters;’” Bedřich Smetana’s “Quartet no. 1 in E minor, ‘From My Life;’” and Antonin Dvořák’s “Quartet in G major, op. 106.”

It’s a big program offering the very best of Czech string quartet repertoire featuring three most important composers for our music tradition, according to Celia Diamond, Chamber Music in Yellow Springs publicity chair.

Wright State University Professor Emeritus Chuck Larkowski will give a pre-concert lecture at 6:45 p.m.

What: The Bennewitz String Quartet

Where: First Presbyterian Church, 314 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs

When: Sunday, Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m.

Admission: Adults $25; students $7

More info: 937-374-8800 or go to


Twice the vocal talent will take the stage at the next Sanctuary Series event.

The Wittenberg Singers and Chamber Singers will perform themed sets at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, at High Street United Methodist Church, 230 E. High St.

Admission is free, and an offering to support the series will be taken.

The all-female Wittenberg Singers includes 30 voices and their first set will be of nature themes including Randall Thompson’s “A Girl’s Garden” and “Honor the Earth” by Sarah Hopkins.

The second set will feature angel themes such as “Lift Thine Eyes” by Mendelssohn, “Until Even the Angels” by Craig Hella Johnson and “Bright Morning Stars” by Shawn Kirchner.

A set of folk songs and spirituals will round out this set.

Eight singers from the Wittenberg Choir form the Chamber Singers, in just their second semester together. The Chamber Singers will sing a short set of pieces including John Tavener’s “The Lamb,” based on a poem by William Blake.

For more information, go to the church’s website.

3 Quick Reads

Cast of Prince Harry, Meghan Markle TV movie announced

Pink slams critic of Super Bowl national anthem performance

Songwriter finally gets her due for penning ‘We Shall Overcome’

Reader Comments ...

Next Up in Local

3 things to know about the $10M downtown Springboro traffic project that’s now almost done
3 things to know about the $10M downtown Springboro traffic project that’s now almost done

Traffic is flowing smoothly through Springboro’s central crossroads, Ohio 741 and Ohio 73, after $10 million and nearly a year of road work. Work is also moving along on redeveloping the northwest corner of the intersection, known as Main Street and Central Avenue in Springboro, as a commercial center and gathering place. Here are three things...
Local woman wins $10,000 Sam Adams dream grant
Local woman wins $10,000 Sam Adams dream grant

For Isis Arrieta-Dennis, cooking arepas is not just a family tradition, its a budding business. She grew up in Colombia with her mother, who makes the dishes for her own restaurant, then crafted the dish herself for parties and gatherings in the United States for years as she considered starting her own restaurant. MORE: Celebrated Cincinnati chef...
OVI checkpoint planned for Hamilton tonight
OVI checkpoint planned for Hamilton tonight

There will be an OVI checkpoint tonight in Hamilton along with saturation patrols in surrounding areas. The checkpoint will start at 10 p.m. on Pleasant Avenue (U.S. 127) at Hayes Avenue, according to the Butler County OVI Task Force. Both the northbound and southbound lanes will be checked. The checkpoint is scheduled to end no later than 2 a.m. MORE...
Mason High School, Ohio’s largest, names new principal
Mason High School, Ohio’s largest, names new principal

The Mason City Schools Board of Education this week unanimously approved hiring Robert “Bobby” Dodd as Mason High School principal beginning Aug. 1. Dodd will replace Dave Hyatt, who is retiring at the end of the school year and moving to Vermont. MORE: Former Kettering principal named Mason superintendent “We love Mr. Dodd&rsquo...
Family of city commissioner to hold honorary street renaming
Family of city commissioner to hold honorary street renaming

The family of Dean Lovelace, the longest-serving Dayton city commissioner, is holding an honorary street renaming for him Saturday. The community is invited to the unveiling of Dean Lovelace Drive at Madden Hills Drive at 11 a.m. in Dayton. A balloon release in memory of the late commissioner will also be held at the location. Lovelace died last year...
More Stories