WILLIMANTIC, CT (01/15/2020) The Music Program at Eastern Connecticut State University will present a variety of musical performances this January and February, ranging from an interactive historical performance to an aural-visual collaboration between music and art. All events will be held in the Fine Arts Instructional Center (FAIC). Admission is free and open to the public.
On Jan. 25 at 2:30 p.m. in the FAIC Concert Hall, Eastern music faculty will present “The Chamber Music of Francis Poulenc.” The concert is the first of the spring semester Faculty Recital Series, and will feature Amanda Baker (flute), David Ballena (piano), Christopher Howard (clarinet) and Mathew Muehl-Miller (horn). Guest bassoon player Sean Maree and oboe player Barrett Seals will accompany the faculty members during the recital.
On Feb. 5 at 3 p.m. in the FAIC Concert Hall, tribal mentor, actor, activist and dancer Annawon Weeden will perform “First Light Flashback,” a one-man show that highlights through dance and acting the history of the native peoples of southern New England. Drawing on his Mashpee Wampanoag, Narragansett and Pequot lineage, Weeden will share his personal experiences in his program through an engaging and interactive presentation. The snow date is Feb. 12 at 3 p.m.
On Feb. 21 at 12 p.m. in the FAIC Art Gallery, artists and musicians will present a collaborative aural-visual work titled “BRUSH/REED.” Part of Eastern’s Music Colloquium Series, the performance will engage the audience through color, pitch, rhythm and expression while exploring the parallels of painting and sound through live performance.
On Feb. 22 at 2:30 p.m., student and faculty pianist will present “Piano Gala: Me, Myself and P/ano,” a performance of wide-ranging piano music that features individual pieces that deeply resonate with each musician. The snow date is Feb. 29 at 2:30 p.m.
Written by Vania Galicia