Earth Day concert this SundayThere will be a special "Earth Day" concert by composer Fred Sturm, the Four Voices String Quartet, and David Milne and the UW-RF Faculty Jazz Quartet on Sunday, April 22, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Falcon's Nest in the University Center on campus. Admission is free and open to the public.
There will be a special "Earth Day" concert by composer Fred Sturm, the Four Voices String Quartet, and David Milne and the UW-RF Faculty Jazz Quartet on Sunday, April 22, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Falcon's Nest in the University Center on campus. Admission is free and open to the public.
Terra Madre -- This premiere performance of “Terra Madre” by composer Fred Sturm is a musical plea for world unity that celebrates both the diversity and shared influences of indigenous music from several different countries. Ethnic music, folk songs, and ancient works dating back as far as the 13th century are joined together in this contemporary chamber music setting. Terra Madre features the fusion of a “double quartet” with a classical string quartet and a jazz quartet of saxophone, piano, bass and drums.
The Four Voices String Quartet -- Founded in 1992, the Four Voices String Quartet is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The members of the Four Voices String Quartet have been classically trained in the nation’s leading music conservatories and have professional experience playing with prestigious ensembles in venues throughout the world. The Four Voices String Quartet performs in musical styles ranging from classical to pop, rock, Broadway, jazz, and new age, and perform with a diverse range of artists and ensembles, including the Minnesota Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra,Minnesota Opera, Three Tenors, Mariah Carey, and The Dixie Chicks.
David Milne and the UWRF Faculty Jazz Quartet -- David Milne (saxophone), leads the Faculty Jazz Quartet, featuring UWRF Music faculty Craig Hara (drums), and Eric Graham (bass), with special guest artist Mary Louise Knutson (piano). David Milne leads an active career as a performer, composer/arranger, and music educator, in jazz, classical, and contemporary musical idioms.
David serves as a Professor of Music and Chair of the Music Department at The University of Wisconsin-River Falls, where he teaches saxophone, jazz studies, and directs the UWRF RADD Jazz Series. Active internationally as a performer, educator, and clinician, David has toured the USA, Europe, and Asia, and is an Artist-Clinician for SelmerParis Saxophones and Vandoren/DANSR Woodwind Products.
For more information or accommodations, call 715-425-4444.