Campus Life

Music of the 1930s gives glimpse of past

Classical, jazz and folk/popular music spanned the social divide of the 1930s, from music of the wealthy to music of the Depression's dispossessed. These are featured during Music of the 1930s on May 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Lethbridge Public Library.

Presented by the U of L Music Department, performers are music students and faculty, including Dr. David Renter and his students in a jazz quintet, Bente Hansen (piano), Nick Sullivan (trombone), Anna Young (soprano), Bruce Streibel (violin) and Dale Ketcheson (guitar). As well, several student and faculty singers directed by Dr. Blaine Hendsbee and accompanied by Greg Knight will be featured.

The first half of the concert reproduces a soiree in an upper-class salon, while the second half features music of the depression and Jazz era. The evening starts at 7:30 p.m. with a pre-concert talk and readings from Lethbridge Herald newspapers from the 1930s about local news and social events.

Admission to the concert is free and everyone is welcome.