Wide World of Urbana Community Concert, sponsored by City of Urbana Arts Grant
Wide World of Urbana Community Concert (an Urbana Arts Grant recipient), Saturday, May 1st from 4:00 – 7:30PM, at the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center at 202 S. Broadway Avenue in Urbana. This event is a 3 part interactive concert with an educational focus presented by the C-U Swedish Folk Ensemble, MEANS New Music Ensemble, and Zach May and the Maps. This event is free and open to the public.
The C-U Swedish Folk Ensemble performing the beautiful and haunting melodies of the Scandinavian fiddle tradition. Performance will include music, history, and a chance to try the traditional dancing!
MEANS New Music Ensemble performing 5 new pieces by young composers from around the world and here in Urbana. Come hear the pieces, meet the composers, and learn about their lives and work.
Zach May and the Maps performing very danceable original music in an eclectic, orchestral style. Synthesized from the efforts of University of Illinois students of Music Performance, Education, and Composition, this is a great opportunity to see what your local music students do for fun!
Admission is FREE and Adults, Students, and Children all welcome. Paid for in part by the City of Urbana Arts Grant. For more information, go to: http://urbanaconcert.wordpress.com/