AU Musical Events: AU Workshop & AU Symphonic Band

Remember last weekend, when there was a great on-campus musical event both Friday and Saturday night? Well guess what, readers? This weekend, it’s happening again! That’s four great AU musical events in two weeks. What do you think of that, GW?

The weekend will start off with “Out Of New York,” a performance by Professor Noah Getz’s AU Workshop (formerly AU Jazz Workshop), performing tunes they have worked on all semester. AU Workshop, in contrast to the more traditional AU Jazz Orchestra, embraces the experimental edge of music and, while it most often uses the arrangement of a jazz ensemble, generally performs in a fusion of many styles, be they jazz, fusion, funk, rock, neoclassical,hip-hop, world, electronic, or anything else, really. Sure to be an intriguing musical experience!

And if that isn’t enough for you, come back on Saturday night for the cumulative performance by the AU Symphonic Band! Led by professor Mark Decker and featuring the Music Library’s very own Music Librarian, Nobue Matsuoka-Motley (don’t be fooled by her sweetness, she destroys the kit), the band will perform Jack Stamp’s “Concertino For Solo Percussionist And Band,” a classic in the American wind band repertoire.

So, another week full of music! Both events charge $10 for the general public to attend, but you can get in for $5 if you are a student or an AU community member. Both events are at 8 PM in the Abramson Family Recital Hall in Katzen. Very easy to keep straight, but if you want more information (or to buy tickets online), head to these event pages.

AU Workshop: http://www.american.edu/cas/performing-arts/calendar/?id=4622619

AU Symphonic Band: http://www.american.edu/cas/performing-arts/calendar/?id=4622612

Enjoy, and tell them the Music Library sent ya.

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