Storm Large, a performer who spans a range of genres, will perform in Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium on Tuesday as part of the Performing Arts and Concert Series.
Large is a playwright, musician and singer from Portland, and was one of two finalists in the television show Rock Star: Supernova, where her career took off. With her quartet, she will do performances that will go from broadway shows to pop music, and everything in between.
Andrew Holzaepfel, senior associate director for student activities, calls Storm Large a “bigger than life presence.” He saw her two years ago at a conference in New York and said she is fantastic, and he and his team in New York knew that they needed to bring her to Ohio University
“She has a big personality and does a lot of talking in between,” Holzaepfel said.
Large performs with some of the best symphonies around the world, and sometimes performs with Pink Martini, a group of 10-15 other artists. However, when she comes to perform at OU, she will be performing as a singer, only.
Holzaepfel said there is a parental notification for the performance because she uses a lot of edgy materials to make it a fun, humorous show.
While she is on campus, Large will also work with the Margaret Boyd Scholars to have an outreach conversation.
Last week, Holzaepfel and his team helped country music star Scotty Mccreery perform at MemAud. He mentioned how they stayed out of the artist’s way and tried to make him feel as relaxed as possible.
“These artists are just regular people, who happen to have a really interesting job,” Holzaepfel said.
Maddie Lail, a freshman studying nursing, said that she has not heard of Storm Large, but after hearing about her style, she would be interested in seeing her performance.