World Music Festival Celebrates the Music of America on Oct. 27

October 5, 2018 | by the Office of Communications and Public Affairs

The 8th Annual World Music Festival at Elmhurst College comes home this year, with a main concert on Oct. 27 titled Celebrate Blues and Jazz—The Music of America.

The main concert features selections from Eddie Sauter’s Focus for tenor saxophone and strings, and Corky Siegel’s Symphonic Blues No. 6 for harmonica, bongo and symphony orchestra. Featured performers include Corky Siegel, jazz saxophonist Mark Colby, tabla player Kalyan Pathak and the Elmhurst College Philharmonic Orchestra.

Celebrate Blues and Jazz—The Music of America will be held on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel. General admission is $10 and free for students, faculty and staff.

Launched in 2011, Elmhurst College’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.

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