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Ready for the World Music Series

Poland

Ready for the World Music Series: Majestic Poland takes audiences through a wide range of musical styles and colors from one of the pillars of art and culture in Eastern Europe, majestic Poland. Poland has given rise to some of the greatest artists and composers in the musical spectrum. From Chopin to Paderewski, audiences will experience complex and profound sounds reflecting Poland's artistic strength, refinement, and elegance.

    Sunday, September 25, 2016
    Special guest artists:  Andrjez Grabiec, violin; Lorraine DiSimone, soprano; Igor Lipinski, piano

    • 12:30 p.m. - Exhibits of artistic and cultural artifacts and reception – Lobby of the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
    • 2:00 p.m. - Musical presentation and short lecture – Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall in the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

Brazil

Ready for the World Music Series: Brazil explores new works for violin and cello featuring a wide variety of Brazilian rhythmic genres. Highlighting some of Brazil's most celebrated composers, each work is infused with rich and soulful sounds that will enchant audiences. Additionally, Brazil's wide-ranging cultural and ethnic diversity will be revealed.

    Sunday, February 12, 2017
    Special guest artists: Paula Bujes, violin and Pedro Huff, cello
    • 12:30 p.m. - Exhibits of artistic and cultural artifacts and reception – Lobby of the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
    • Musical presentation and short lecture – Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall in the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

China

Ready for the World Music Series: China explores innovative and expressive songs and instrumental works inspired by Chinese culture. Many of these musical selections by Chinese composers of the last century, combine traditional musical idioms with modern sonorities. The program aims to depict the beauty and magic of one of the oldest societies in the world. 

    Sunday, April 2, 2017

    Special guest artists: Guangyu Xie, cello; Sharon Cheng, soprano; Chih-Long Hu, piano

    • 12:30 p.m. - Exhibits of artistic and cultural artifacts and reception – Lobby of the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center
    • 2:00 p.m. - Musical presentation and short lecture – Sandra G. Powell Recital Hall in the Natalie L. Haslam Music Center

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