Douglas Wolf, BM’75 received the Utah Percussive Arts Society’s 2014 Service Award. This is a lifetime achievement award from the Utah Chapter of PAS and recognizes Wolf’s 38 years of service as a percussion teacher and performer in Utah. In 1977, Wolf established the Utah PAS Day of Percussion festival, which has grown to include more than 800 student participants annually. Wolf continues to serve as head of the Percussion Program at the University of Utah School of Music and he maintains a busy performing schedule as percussionist with the Utah Symphony Orchestra, Utah Opera Company, and Ballet West. The Utah Chapter of PAS said of Wolf, “His influence of excellence has had a profound and long-lasting effect on the percussion community in the state of Utah, leaving a legacy which will continue to blossom in future generations.”
There will be weird.
Amanda DeBoer Bartlett knows it. She expects it. Frankly, she invited it.
As the lead organizer behind Omaha Under the Radar, DeBoer has put together a four-day, seven-venue celebration of experimental music, theater and dance. The festival opens Thursday at Joslyn Art Museum and concludes next Sunday at Bancroft Street Market. In between are stops at House of Loom, Slowdown, Kaneko, the Union for Contemporary Art and Accelerando Coffee House in Rockbrook.
The question now is how weird will it get, and are you ready for it?