UW News

May 7, 2009

Jazz, guitar and world music coming from School of Music students

The School of Music’s students of jazz, guitar and ethnomusicology will offer public performances in three separate events in coming days.

Student jazz ensembles coached by Marc Seales, Tom Collier, Cuong Vu and Phil Sparks will present original compositions and selections from the jazz literature in two evening performances. Jazz Innovations I and II will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, May 13 and 14, in Brechemin Auditorium.

Students of Michael Partington will present a mixture of music from the Baroque and the Modern era for Guitar Ensemble, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 15, also in Brechemin Auditorium.

The concert will transport the audience from Vivaldi’s beautiful concerto for two mandolins, RV 592, to the lush atmosphere of Leo Brouwer’s Cuban Landscape with Rain. The program also includes Bach’s Flute Sonata BWV 1034, music by Astor Piazzolla for guitar and violin, guitar duos by Couperin, Gnattali and others.

Then on Saturday, May 16, students from the school’s Ethnomusicology Division will presents their annual student concert of music from around the world. The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. also in Brechemin Auditorium.

Tickets for all three of these events are $5, cash or check at the door. For more information about these events or the School of Music, call 206-685-8384 or visit online at music.washington.edu.