Check our photo gallery to revisit the sights and sounds of previous World Music Series events.
The 2015-2016 Elmhurst College World Music Series includes a wide range of international cultures and musical styles. The events for this academic year are as follows:
World Music Main Concert—Nikita Zimin with the Elmhurst Philharmonic Orchestra
and special guest artists Niles West Symphony Orchestra Strings, the Elmhurst Faculty Brass Quintet and the Elmhurst College Concert Choir
Featuring world-renowned saxophonist Nikita Zimin, visiting from Moscow, Russia, with the Elmhurst Philharmonic Orchestra and special guest artists Niles West Symphony Orchestra Strings and the Elmhurst College Concert Choir.
Saturday, October 24, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel
$10 General Admission
Students, faculty & staff are free with JayPass. Group discounts available by contacting Joanne May.
World Music Saxophone Workshop/Master Class with Nikita Zimin
Nikita Zimin is one of the brightest representatives of the Russian classical school of saxophone today. Nikita Zimin is winner of more than 18 national and international competitions, including the 6th Adolphe Sax International Competition in Dinant, Belgium (2014), a three-time winner of the “Delphoic Games”, and the First International Comopeition of “Voice of the saxophone in the modern world” in Moscow (2011). Currently Nikita studies in the Paris National Conservatory in the studio of Professor Claude Delangle.
We are truly honored to have this wonderfully talented musician to spend two days on our campus teaching and performing for our students and our community!
Open to all saxophone players and enthusiasts. Private lessons with Nikita Zimin also available (see registration form). A reception will be held immediately following the workshop/master class.
Brazilian Drumming Performance & Workshop
Dede Sampaio, Mark Walker and the Elmhurst College Percussion Ensemble
Dedé Sampaio is an expert in all Brazilian music styles, including samba, bossa nova, baião, forró, pagôde, batucada, frêvo, afoché, maracatú, olodum, chôro and partido alto. Dedé gives concert, workshops, clinics, lectures, and master classes in schools throughout the country, exposing thousands of students to joyful Brazilian music while demonstrating the art of ensemble playing.
Five-time Grammy winning drummer/composer Mark Walker is one of the most respected musicians and educators on the scene. In addition to teaching private lessons, labs and ensembles at Berklee College of Music, Walker travels world-wide touring and teaching master classes, clinics and workshops. He recently opened Coolidge Hill Studio, where he has recorded and filmed over 135 lessons for his subscription site. He also records drum tracks for various artists, teaches privately and runs a weekly jazz and Latin workshop for beginning/intermediate players.
Thursday, April 28, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel
$10 General Admission; students free with JayPass