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Guy Mendilow Ensemble

Thursday, April 7, 2016
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Downtown Hartford
Charter Oak Cultural Center, 21 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford, CT

UConn's Center for Judaic Studies and Charter Oak Cultural Center are excited to bring you a performance by the Guy Mendilow Ensemble!

Tickets are free and the Center will be providing free transportation to and from the Storrs campus. The shuttle is available for anyone in the UConn community and will pickup at 5:30 pm across from Gampel on Hillside Road at the south side of the student union. Please contact us if you would like more information!

Guy Mendilow Ensemble is an “international tour de force” (Bethlehem Morning Call) from Israel, Palestine, Argentina, Japan, and the USA. The members of the ensemble are on the faculty of leading music schools like Boston’s Berklee School of Music, New England Conservatory, and the Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music in India. They tour and record with the likes of Bobby McFerrin, Yo Yo Ma, Snarky Puppy, the Assad Brothers, Christian McBride, and Simon Shaheen. As passionate educators, they are determined to give students of all ages their best.

They will be performing Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom: https://youtu.be/b4LdUmARY_A

“Embark on a musical trek to kingdoms long forgotten and bustling towns now vanished. Follow the stories of vagabond queens, pauper poets and lovers lost to the sea, all set to spellbinding arrangements of old Sephardi songs worthy of symphonic film scores. Wrap these tales up with lush soulful harmonies evoking Flamenco’s gutsiness and the longings of Fado, all combined with heart-pounding percussion and intricate soundscapes.

Journey through the Balkans to the Mid-East beginning in Sarajevo and winding through Salonica and Jerusalem. Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom is a sonic adventure masterfully brought to life by the Guy Mendilow Ensemble, an award-winning sextet of world-class musicians with members hailing from Israel, Palestine, Argentina, Japan, the UK and the USA. This ensemble of internationally savvy world musicians delivers a richly textured global experience of haunting beauty.”

(http://guymendilow.com)

Contact:

Rae Asselin, rae.asselin@uconn.edu, 860-486-2271

Judaic Studies (primary), Dramatic Arts, Hartford Campus, Stamford Center for Judaic and Middle Eastern Studies, UConn Master Calendar

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