Elmhurst College World Music Festival

Celebrate Blues and Jazz—The Music of America

Join us on October 27 for the eighth annual Elmhurst College World Music Festival!

This year’s festival celebrates our own music with a focus on two classic American styles: jazz and blues. Featured performers include blues harmonica player Corky Siegel, jazz saxophonist Mark Colby, tabla player Kalyan Pathak, and the Elmhurst College Philharmonic Orchestra.

Celebrate Blues and Jazz—The Music of America

Saturday, October 27, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel
Elmhurst College
$10 general admission, free for Elmhurst College students and faculty

A Program of Jazz and Blues

This year’s program features selections from Eddie Sauter’s Focus for tenor saxophone and strings, and Corky Siegel’s Symphonic Blues #6 for harmonica, bongo and symphony orchestra. Also on the program are duets for harmonica and tabla performed by Siegel and Kalyan Pathak.

About the World Music Festival

Launched in 2011, Elmhurst’s annual World Music Festival celebrates the music of cultures and countries across the globe. Focusing on a different genre each year, the Festival has featured performers such as Liz Carroll, Ambi Subramaniam, Victor Mendoza, Liam Teague and the Kontras Quartet in concert with the Elmhurst College Philharmonic Orchestra.

Every festival has been listed in the Daniel Pearl World Music Days in honor of the journalist and violinist who was murdered by terrorists in 2002.

Read more about the history of the World Music Festival

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