UNH Faculty Concert Series presents the Faculty Jazz Sextet. Nathan Jorgensen, saxophone; Mark Shilansky, piano; David Newsam, guitar; John Hunter, bass; Les Harris, Jr., drums with guest alumni Marc LaForce, saxophone; Trent Austin, trumpet, and new vocal jazz faculty member, Liz Tobias.
The inaugural lecture of the Keith Polk Music Lecture Series, entitled “John Cage and Zen: What Did He Know, When Did He Know It, and Why Should We Care?” will be given by UNH Associate Professor of Music Rob Haskins.
Established in 2015, the Keith Polk Music Lecture Series offers two lectures each semester, one from a visiting scholar and one from a UNH music department faculty member. Polk, an emeritus faculty in the department, is one of the world's pre-eminent scholars of Renaissance instrumental music. The series is co-sponsored by the UNH Center for the Humanities. All lectures are free and open to the public.
Women of the World is an international world music ensemble currently based in Boston. What started out as a dream four years ago, has become a real musical force. Ayumi Ueda, a Berklee College of Music alumna from Japan, sought to create an ensemble of artists from all over the world to create music for peace. In 2008, Ayumi joined forces with like-minded musicians, Giorgia Renosto from Italy, Annette Philip from India, and Débòrah Pierre from USA/Haiti in order to manifest this vision.
The Women of the World repertoire is vast and varied; the sound created by this unique group has grown to have a power that moves not only the members, but huger and huger audiences, as it spreads awareness of different cultures, music, and philosophies.