Sizzling rhythms, romantic melodies, the blues and more are part of this year's Faculty Artists and Friends Series. Season tickets for this unforgettable series are now on sale at a 25% discount – simply put, buy three get one free. Individual tickets are $15 regular and $10 student/senior while the season ticket price is four performances are $45 regular and $30 student/senior. Get your season tickets by Oct. 3 from the U of L Box Office at 403-329-2616.
The season opens on Oct. 3 at 8 pm with Tango~Waltz~Tango, guaranteed to heat up the University Recital Hall by several degrees. Sizzling melodies, hot rhythms and rich instrumentation will get audience hearts pounding and toes tapping.
“There’s been a revival of these dances in popular culture recently," says Dr. Deanna Oye, Faculty Artist and Friends Series coordinator and music faculty. “The spirit of these two dances compliment each other nicely - both are elegant, but tell different stories. The waltz is amorous, while the tango is boldly passionate.”
“The etudes of Astor Piazzolla are performed by a jazz ensemble featuring tenor saxophonist, David Renter," says Oye. The finale of Le Cumparsita, a tango of the 1900’s, will also dazzle audiences. As well, a unique arrangement of the Liebeslieder Waltzes by Brahms for piano duo and vocal quartet is on the program. An aural palate of vibrant colour and passionate flourishes, this evening of dance music guarantee to stimulate the senses.
This year’s Faculty Artist and Friends Series highlights the talents and musicianship of U of L music faculty and their guests. This year, Dale Ketcheson inspires audiences with his classical guitar pieces on Nov. 7.
On Jan. 30, in a celebration of great composers, Schumann and Chopin 200th birthdays audiences can enjoy a program of music by these masters.
The final concert in the series, An American in Paris, features the U of L Faculty Brass Quintet, consisting of Trudi Mason (trumpet; Keith Griffioen, trumpet; Dr. Thomas Staples, horn; Gerald Rogers, trombone and Nick Sullivan, bass trombone. . The concert, on April 17, includes a mélange of French-inspired music and American blues.
Save now by getting your season tickets before October 3 from the U of L Box Office: 403-329-2616.