One World Consort Performs at Ripon College

One World Consort, a musical ensemble featuring a jazz quartet and a string quartet – will perform at Ripon College, Friday, March 22, as part of the 2012-2013 Chamber Music and Jazz at Ripon Series.

Mother-Earth-Logo-Simple-460x345 The performance will begin at 8 p.m. in Demmer Recital Hall, C.J. Rodman Center for the Arts, on the Ripon College campus.

One World Consort features a jazz quartet comprising David Milne, Mary Louise Knutson, Eric Graham, Craig Hara; and a string quartet comprising Laurie Petruconis, Allison Ostrander, Susan Janda and Rebecca Arons.

They will perform “Terra Madre (Mother Earth),” a new jazz-classical-world chamber music work by composer and arranger Fred Sturm. “Terra Madre” is based on Sturm’s earlier work, “Migrations: One World, Many Musics,” commissioned and performed by Bobby McFerrin, Original Artists (New York) and the NDR Big Band (Hamburg) in a concert tour of Europe and at the North Sea Jazz Festival in 2008.

The double quartet presents music from a spectrum of cultures, including those of Appalachia, Argentina, Australia, Bulgaria, France, Hungary, India, Japan, Mongolia, Republic of Congo and Tibet. Terra Madre is a musical plea for world unity that celebrates both the diversity and shared influences of indigenous music from several different countries.

Individual ticket prices for the concert are $15 for adults; $12 for senior citizens age 62 or older; $12 for Ripon College faculty and staff; and $8 for students youths 18 or younger. Tickets may be reserved by calling 920-748-8791.

The Chamber Music and Jazz at Ripon Series, celebrating 43 years, is made possible through financial contributions from numerous supporters. Guests are invited to contribute financial support to this series beyond the cost of your individual tickets by becoming a sponsor. Contributions above the cost of your tickets are tax deductible and may be made on the ticket order form in this mailing. For more information about the Chamber Music & Jazz at Ripon Series or to become a sponsor, contact Kurt Dietrich at 920-748-8791.

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