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Blueprint of a New World - A Global Rhythms Presentation
Family Weekend at Miami
October 26 FRIDAY
Hall Auditorium, Oxford Campus
Main Show (indoor): 8.00 PM
Food tasting - 6.30 PM to 7.15 PM only
Special feature by Miami University Marching Band (outdoor) at 7.00 PM
Tickets: $8.00 with food tasting (not dinner) - for youth and students
$10.00 with food tasting (not dinner) - for general public
Global Rhythms will weave in a cast of around 700 members in a production that aims to bring in world music through the power of choir, orchestra, marching band, world percussion ensembles, celebrating the power of music and dance to kick off the Family Weekend.
The opening act at 7.00 PM will be outdoor and will feature Miami's Marching Band performing unique compositions under the direction of Steve Lytle and the artistic touch of Matt Savage. The audience walks into Hall Auditorium where the stage opens performances by several teams with a range of guests - to bring in music from Brazil, Bulgaria, Cuba, Egypt, India, to name a few. The presence of trombone virtuoso Robin Eubanks and world percussionist Jamey Haddad (who has worked with Paul Simon for over a decade), Maestro Made Asnawa (from Bali), Jason Koontz and Marianne McAdam (Brazilian music and dance out of EKU), Ila Paliwal (Indian Classical vocalist), Arjun Chandy (Music Arranger and Vocalist), Wisaal Middle Eastern Ensemble, snare drum virtuoso Jeff Queen, world percussionist Aaron Bishara will allow Global Rhythms to bring together the 80-member Choraliers directed by William Bausano, 90 member Symphony Orchestra directed by Ricardo Averbach, 100 member Collegiate Chorale and the 100 member Men's Glee Club directed by Jeremy Jones, the world percussion ensemble directed by Bill Albin, A Capella team Mergers under the direction of Laura Buchanan, and several other senior stars including Jaime Morales Matos (trombone), James Olcott (trumpet), James Lentini (guitar), Jeremy Long (saxophone), Chris Tanner (percussion) to name a few. The show aims to constantly weave in new artists from across the region and this year, assistance on arrangements have come in from Arjun Chandy, Nicholas Wright, Paul Sauter, Scott Padden, Stephanie Neumann, Hentry Kuruvilla, Saikumar Prabhakaran and Jerry Silvester Vincent. The director of Stage hands will be Kevin Kuethe, Sound designer will be Joey Wynn and Light Designer will be Christopher Smith.
The music this year will include compositions of various artists including AR Rahman, Sergio Mendez, and this year, Global Rhythms will feature works that have been designed by noted conductor and choir manager Michael Delchev (from Denmark). Fashion will continue to be focus this year with novel costumes and designs being showcased. At 6.30 PM, there will be food tasting (not dinner) that features one or two samples of Northern Indian cuisine that will be served to those members of the audience who have purchased tickets in advance. A portion of the ticket will be retained at the food counter at the time of food tasting (served between 6.30 PM and 7.15 PM only).
The show is directed by Miami Alum Srinivas Krishnan, Founder and Artistic Director of Global Rhythms who will be assisted by Sean O'Neill who will serve as the Chief Production Manager along with Jeff Queen and Jason Koontz who will serve as Creative Consultants. The team from the Center for American & World Cultures who enable high quality of the production include Mary Jane Berman, Dorothy Falke and Jacque Rioja Velarde while Prince Mulla and
A huge thanks to everyone at the Center for American & World Cultures, Mr. and Mrs. Shalendra and Rashmi Porwal, Mr. and Mrs. Sid and Rohini Venkatesh, Parents and Families Office, Mr. and Mrs. Kris and Vicky Joshi, Office of the Provost, Havighurst Center, Bhairavi Jani, Graduate School, Richard T Farmer School of Business, Office of International Education, Dean of Students, Dr. Gene and Pat Willeke, Ricardo Averbach and Silvia Rothschild, Ann and Robert Wicks, David Keitges, Alan Strauss, Vera Olcott, and Samir Bali.
For more information about Global Rhythms Presentations, and the performers visit the Center for American and World Cultures website athttp://www.cawc.muohio.edu/special-events/global-rhythms
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More information soon regarding tickets prices and availability.