||Schofield Hall 218|
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Zeitgeist to Perform|
At UW-Eau Claire
MAILED: March 23, 1999|
The four-member ensemble Zeitgeist will present an evening of contemporary music at its Artists Series concert on Monday, March 29, at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall in the Haas Fine Arts Center.
The program will include Jarrad Powell's "Simultaneous Broken Symmetries" (1990); Zeitgeist's own "Improvisation I" (1998); Lou Harrison's "Varied Trio" (1986); and Paul Dresher's "Double Ikat" (1989-90).
For 22 years, Zeitgeist has been carrying out its mission to enliven today's music and enlarge its public through commissioning, performing and recording music, and through educating audiences. Dedicated to contemporary music, in particular the music of the last 20 years, Zeitgeist has commissioned and performed music by emerging composers and some of the finest established composers of our time.
"Zeitgeist lives in a world of colors scarcely to be matched by symphony orchestras," wrote the Philadelphia Inquirer. "Patterns, graceful melodic lines, shimmers of sound... succeeded each other in a musical atmosphere that sounded downright joyful."
The ensemble features percussionist Heather Barringer, a graduate of UW-River Falls; percussionist Jay Johnson, a founding member of Zeitgeist; pianist Carl Witt; and violinist Yuri Merzhevsky.
Tickets are $15 for the general public; $13 for those age 62 and over, and UW-Eau Claire faculty/staff; or $5 for those age 17 and under, and UW-Eau Claire students. Tickets are available at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727, and will be sold at the door.
Patrons may also charge their tickets to MasterCard or Visa when they order by phone. Call (715) 836-3727 or, outside the immediate Eau Claire area, call toll-free (800) 949-UWEC. A $3 handling fee will be added to all telephone charge orders.
The Artists Series is made possible by student funds allocated by the UW-Eau Claire Student Senate.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: March 23, 1999