North Star Music Festival Set for Oct. 21-22

Mary Ellen Childs

The Music Department and Sigma Alpha Iota will host their annual North Star Music Festival, Oct. 21-22.

This year’s festival will feature guest artist Mary Ellen Childs. The opening concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. It will feature music by Childs, Victor Marquez-Barrios, Charles Gran and others. There will also be guest performances by Uncommon Practice, Elaine AuBuchon, Lajaibao Ge, Lucy Zeng and members of the Truman Percussion Ensemble.

The TSU All Stars will perform a group improvisation led by Timothy AuBuchon at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 22. A recital of modern music by students will take place at 5:30 p.m. followed by the closing concert for the festival at 7:30 p.m. in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. The concert will feature performances by Cantoria, Voci, Xin Gao, Jesse Krebs, Lok Ng, Jessica Alvarado Brenes, Will Porter, Michael Bump and Rafael E. Vera. Music will include the premiere of “Rounds” written by Childs for the Truman Graduate Percussion Quartet.

In collaboration with the North Star Music Festival, Childs will have an exhibit, “Drumroll,” available for viewing in the Charlyn Art Gallery. This exhibit features an audio-visual installation which entails projected videos of a percussion performance on the walls and floor to provide viewers with an immersive experience. An opening reception will take place at 6 p.m. Oct. 20 in the University Art Gallery. Gallery hours will be 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 21 and 12-4:30 p.m. Oct. 22.

The festival and exhibition are free of charge and open to the public. For more information, visit
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