Music Ensembles Announce Fall 2016 Concert Schedule

Music Ensembles Announce Fall 2016 Concert Schedule

Date posted: 2016-10-13 15:13:43

The Rensselaer Orchestra, Chamber Ensemble, and Concert Choir, under the direction of Nicholas DeMaison, and the Roots of Africa Music Ensemble, under the direction of Ade Knowles, are pleased to announce the schedule of concerts for Fall 2016.

Roots of Africa will perform on Wednesday, October 19 at 7:00 pm at Mothers in the RPI Student Union.  The popular student group plays African and Afro-Cuban folkloric rhythms on traditional percussion instuments including congas, shekeres and cowbells.  

On Wednesday, November 9, the students of the Chamber Music course will present An Evening of Chamber Music: Music for Small Ensembles at 7:00 pm in the Chapel + Cultural Center, 2125 Burdett Ave (corner Peoples).

On Friday,  November 11, the Rensselaer Concert Choir will showcase contemporary works in its Fall concert, Young Americans: New Choral Music by American Composers Under 40, at 7:30 pm in the Chapel +  Cultural Center.

And be sure you have a shoulder to cry on for the Rensselaer Orchestra's Fall concert, The Most Tragic Music of Mozart, Brahms and Wagner, on Saturday, November 19 at 2:00 pm in the EMPAC Concert Hall.

The series culminates on Sunday, December 18 with the President's Annual Holiday Concert, featuring the Rensselaer Orchestra, 3;00 pm in the EMPAC Concert Hall.

Living in the Clave: Roots of Africa Chasing the Rhythms
October 17, 2018 7:30 PM
Union, Mother's

Under the direction of Prof. Ade Knowles, the Roots of Africa Music Ensemble continues the journey of uncovering and sharing rhythms from Africa and the New World. Come Celebrate with Roots on October 17th at Mother’s, doors open at 7:00 pm, performance starts at 7:30 pm.