DeKalb, Illinois, USA - NIU (Northern Illinois University) Steelband, under the direction of Liam Teague and Cliff Alexis, presents its spring 2012 concert on Sunday April 22nd at 3:00 p.m. in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, NIU School of Music.
The concert will feature guest artist the Jonathan Scales Fourchestra. Steel panist and virtuoso composer, Jonathan Scales, formed his ‘Fourchestra’ in 2007 as a means to deliver his musically complex, but somehow accessible ideas to anyone willing to listen. Driftwood Magazine says "Scales is to steel pans ….what Bela Fleck is to the banjo—an über innovator." Scales is said to have "a Thelonius Monk-like attitude with a Mozart creativity that works." (PanOnTheNet).
Joining the NIU Steelband will be guest conductor Dr. Jeannine Remy. Remy earned her Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Northern Illinois University and her Doctorate from the University of Arizona. She lectures at the Department for Creative and Festival Arts at the University of the West Indies (UWI) in Trinidad. NIU Steelband will play Remy’s original composition for steelband The Renewal.
The concert promises an eclectic blend of music from across the
globe and will also be streamed live on the web at
Press Release from: NIU
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