DePauw School of Music Weekly Events: Week of Feb. 8--14

Thursday, February 4, 2016

The Core Ensemble: "Of Ebony Embers --

Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance"

Monday, Feb. 8

7:30 p.m.

Green Center, Thompson Recital Hall

"Of Ebony Embers," a chamber music theatre work conceived and performed by the Core Ensemble, explores the lives of African-American artists who shaped the Harlem Renaissance. Actor Dracyn Blount brings the period to life through his multi--character portrayals of the great American poets Langston Hughes, Countée Cullen and Claude McKay as seen through the eyes of painter and muralist Aaron Douglas. The music of "Ebony Embers" includes works by jazz giants Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, Billy Strayhorn, Thelonius Monk and Charles Mingus, as well as concert music by Jeffrey Mumford and George Walker. No tickets needed for this free performance in celebration of Black History Month.

Living Composers Festival: Mark Adamo, guest composer

Feb. 8--14 and March 5

Green Center for the Performing Arts

The School of Music welcomes the critically acclaimed American composer and librettist Mark Adamo to campus while in preparation for DePauw's mainstage production of Adamo's opera Little Women (March 3--6, 2016). The Cleveland Plain Dealer and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel cited productions of this work in Cleveland and Milwaukee as among the best classical music events of the year.

Student Recital Hour

Wednesday, Feb. 10

10:20 a.m.

Green Center, Thompson Recital Hall

The School of Music's weekly recital hour features live music by talented School of Music students and occasional guests. This week composer Mark Adamo will speak about his career and offer a Q&A session with audience members, moderated by DePauw opera director Joachim Schamberger.

Jazz at The Duck Jam Session

Thursday, Feb.11

8:30 p.m.

The Fluttering Duck, 2 W. Seminary St.

Start the semester off with a favorite at The Duck -- come join the open jam session hosted by DePauw faculty Veronica Pejril and Rick Provine and alum Bill Hamm. Bring your ears or bring your instruments and voices and join the performance!

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