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Gonzaga Music Department Trumpets Start of School Year with ‘Eclectic Cabaret’ at The Bing Sept. 6

Posted on August 22, 2013 in: Academics, Alumni, Events, Faculty & Staff, Spotlight, Students
SPOKANE, Wash. – Variety will be the spice of the evening Friday, Sept. 6 when more than 20 top professional musicians gather at the Bing Crosby Theater (901 W. Sprague Ave.) to perform “Eclectic Cabaret,” an exciting, diverse and surprising program of mostly modern chamber music – cabaret-style. The Gonzaga University music department presents the program and invites the community to join in celebration of a new school year.

The Gonzaga University music department presents the program and invites the community to join in celebration of a new school year.

Gonzaga Hosts Post-Concert Reception

SPOKANE, Wash. – Variety will be the spice of the evening Friday, Sept. 6 when more than 20 top professional musicians gather at the Bing Crosby Theater (901 W. Sprague Ave.) to perform “Eclectic Cabaret,” an exciting, diverse and surprising program of mostly modern chamber music – cabaret-style. The Gonzaga University music department presents the program and invites the community to join in celebration of a new school year.

The program, which begins at 7:30 p.m., includes the Eclectic Cabaret Orchestra performing Darius Milhaud’s modernist jazz ballet masterpiece, “The Creation of the World,” and, teaming with pianist Greg Presley, George Gershwin’s jazz-inspired “Concerto in F” for piano and orchestra.

Michael and Keleren Millham (click the following link to view a video of them performing) will offer American finger-style guitar, lush vocals, and original song. Seasoned cellist Kevin Hekmatpanah will perform, and the Cabaret String Quartet presents the world premiere of Gonzaga composer Kevin Waters’ latest works including, “I Took the One Less Traveled By” and “Pater Noster” with baritone David Wolff. A special public reception will follow with Gonzaga faculty and students.

Advance tickets are $12 through Ticketswest.com (800-325-SEAT) or at the Bing Crosby Theater box office at (509) 227-7404. Tickets are $15 at the door, $10 for students (with school identification) and seniors. The concert is free to Gonzaga students (with ID), and $10 for Gonzaga faculty and staff.

Department Earns National Accreditation

The Gonzaga music department has received its first accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Music. Founded in 1924, NASM is the leading accrediting agency of music schools, conservatories, colleges and universities in the United States. NASM’s accreditation of education programs in music includes establishment of curricular standards and guidelines for specific degrees and professional credentials. Institutional membership in NASM is gained through a lengthy and peer-reviewed process of accreditation, which includes an internal and external professional evaluation of faculty qualifications, teaching, student learning, facilities and curriculum. The process toward this accreditation began more than 10 years ago, and in earnest over the past four years. NASM accreditation establishes Gonzaga as an exceptional university for the study and performance of music, and affirms Gonzaga’s music department as one of the finest among all Jesuit universities in the country.

For more information, call (509) 313-6733 or visit the Gonzaga University music department website.

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