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Terra Madre

Terra Madre

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Gantner Concert Hall of Haas Fine Arts Center

7:30 p.m.

       

    David Milne    saxophonewoodwinds
    Mary Louise Knutson    pianokeyboards
    Eric Graham    acoustic basselectric bass
    Craig Hara    drumspercussionelectronics
    Laurie Petruconis    violin
    Allison Ostrander    violin
    Susan Janda    viola
    Rebecca Arons    cello

Terra Madre (Mother Earth) is a new chamber jazz-classical-world music work by Fred Sturm that features a double quartet — a jazz quartet and a string quartet. The synthesis of jazz, classical and indigenous folk music will be performed by the Twin Cities-based Terra Madre Quartet and the Four Voices String Quartet. The group presents music from a spectrum of cultures, including those of Appalachia, Argentina, Australia, Bulgaria, France, Hungary, India, Japan, Mongolia, Republic of Congo and Tibet, as well as Celtic, Native American and Scandinavian traditions.

Terra Madre is a musical plea for world unity that celebrates both the diversity and shared influences of indigenous music. Ethnic music, folk songs, and ancient works dating back as far as the 13th century are joined together in this contemporary chamber music setting.

PROGRAM

    

    Rajasthan, Romani traditional from India, by Fred Sturm
    Khangai, traditional Mongolian urtiin du/xoomii, by Fred Sturm
    Rainforest, Republic of Congo, by Fred Sturm
    Ashokan Farewell, by Jay Ungar, featuring the Four Voices String Quartet
    Nagchu, traditional nomad song from Tibet, transcribed by Fred Sturm
    From 44 Duos for Violin, by Béla Bartók
         #30    Ujevkoszonto/New Year’s Greeting
         #28    Bankodas/Sorrow
         #32    Maramarosi Tanc/Dance from Maramaros
         Allison Ostrander and Laurie Petruconis, violin
    Riverscape, by Fred Sturm, arranged by David Milne
    Ro, Ro Til Fiskeskjaer, cradle song from Norway, by Fred Sturm
    Seneca, traditional Iroquois dance, by Fred Sturm, arranged by David Milne

INTERMISSION

    

    Oharabushi, traditional Japanese folksong, by Fred Sturm
    Didjeridu, Australian aboriginal, by Fred Sturm, arranged by David Milne
    Motet, 13th century French motet, arranged by Fred Sturm
    From 44 Duos for Violin, by Béla Bartók
         #35    Ruten Kolomejka/Ruthenian Kolomeika
         #33    Arataskor/Harvest Song
         #36    Szol a Duda/Bagpipes
         Allison Ostrander and Laurie Petruconis, violin
    Sagari Ha, traditional shakuhachi solo, transcribed by Fred Sturm
    Cordoba, by Laura Caviani, featuring the Four Voices String Quartet
    Round Dance, Bulgarian folkdance, by Fred Sturm
    Appalachia, traditional American bluegrass, by Fred Sturm
    Coda: Rajasthan, Romani traditional from India, by Fred Sturm


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TICKETS
$17  General Public
$15  UW System Faculty/Staff • Age 62 & Over
$  7  UW System Student • Age 17 & Under
Student tickets are $3.50 until the day of the show
All seats are general admission

Funded by the students of UW-Eau Claire, the Artists Series is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. Wisconsin Public Radio and WHYS Radio have contributed generous promotional support.

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