World Music Concert to be held Sunday at NIU

Published: Thursday, April 11, 2013 5:30 a.m.CDT

The Northern Illinois University School of Music will conclude its fourth annual World Music Festival on Sunday with the World Music Concert at 3 p.m. in Boutell Memorial Concert Hall.

The concert will highlight several world music performances including Balinese gamelan and dance, Chinese silk and bamboo music, Middle Eastern music, Indian sarod solo, Irish music, and Afro pop.

In addition, some musicians in this concert will be featured in an improvisation project, “Musical Encounter,” in which various musical idioms of different cultures will be presented spontaneously as the musicians interact with each other through musicking, a unique experience reminiscent of the musical encounters musicians had thousands years ago on the Silk Road.

This concert will be another wonderful opportunity to showcase the very diverse music curriculum at NIU, a celebrated tradition since the 1970s.

The performance is free and open to the public. Children of all ages are welcome. The Music Building is located at 400 Lucinda Ave. in DeKalb and is accessible to all.

For more information, contact Jui-Ching Wang at jcwang@niu.edu or 815-753-7979.

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