Campus Life

Musical week offered by Fine Arts

The Faculty of Fine Arts is ramping up its schedule as Christmas approaches, offering a number of musical evenings to help get everyone in the mood for the festive season.

There are two musical offerings this week, beginning with Wednesday's Braggin in Brass concert in the University Theatre. Next week, two more events are on the go.

Braggin' in Brass, 8 p.m., Nov. 23, University Theatre

Enjoy the bright, bold sounds of big brass. From older classics such as Duke Ellington's Braggin' in Brass and Benny Carter's Again & Again, to modern pieces by Bob Brookmeyer, this U of L Jazz Ensemble concert features an eclectic mix of music. "We are also performing original music written by our guest artist Dean McNeill, from the University of Saskatchewan," says Dr. David Renter, director. "Dean is a great trumpet player and composer and we are excited to have him join us on this concert."

Classical Percussion Concert, 8 p.m., Nov. 25, University Theatre

Foot-stomping fun for the whole family. The U of L Percussion Ensemble showcases an exciting evening of entertainment with a stunning array of percussive pieces. From an energetic Phillip Glass arrangement for marimba, to an emotional collaboration with the U of L Singers in Eric Whitacre's Lux Aurumque, this program has something for everyone.