Greater Dayton JASNA
It’s Time to Register for the May 15 Gala!
The final schedule for our JASNA District’s 25th Anniversary Gala is now available. The morning program takes place at the University of Dayton Sears Recital Hall on the ground floor of the Jesse Philips Humanities Center, and the afternoon program, from luncheon on, takes place in the Kennedy Union Ballroom. Martha Caprarotta, who formed the group 26 years ago (it was a year before they discovered and joined the national organization), did nearly all the work of putting this gala together, and we thank her for her constant efforts on behalf of our District throughout the years, and on this special occasion.
Note especially that Jane Austen Books is coming from Cleveland. They will have an emporium of Austen-related merchandise and books for sale in the Kennedy Union Ballroom, including those written by our guest speakers.
9:00-- Registration, coffee and bagels served. Sign up for your table for the luncheon. Time permitting, you can walk over to the Kennedy Union Ballroom and browse the Jane Austen Books Emporium, which will be setting up.
9:50-- Welcome Remarks
10:00-- Laura Voracheck, Assistant Professor of English, University of Dayton, speaks on "The Nineteenth-Century Piano," the social history of the instrument and amateur female performance in the early 19th Century, with images of 19th century pianos and piano instruction manuals. (Laura’s is shown above, with Meredith and Martha (L to R.)
10:50-- Sarah Cavender, Dayton Bach Society soprano, sings songs from the classical and Regency era, including Mozart's "Voi Che Sapete," the song Elizabeth Bennet sings to a smitten Mr. Darcy at Pemberley in the 1995 film version of Pride and Prejudice. Sarah is a recent graduate of Northmont High School and current student at Sinclair Community College, as well as a Jane Austen fan.