HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY – Northern Kentucky University’s School of the Arts will present a collaborative concert entitled “The French Connection” on Oct. 29. Join in a celebration of the great French Composers and Pedagogues Nadia Boulanger and Darius Milhaud with performances of their music and the music of their distinguished students. Other featured composers from the Americas include William Bolcom, David Brubeck, Aaron Copland, Astor Piazzola, and Louise Talma.
Since the founding of the American Conservatory at Fontainebleau in 1921, innovative musical styles have flourished in France and the Americas. Nadia Boulanger and Darius Milhaud served as the composition teachers and mentors for literally hundreds of different composers representing all music genres. “The French Connection” was conceived to bring this connection to the forefront by showcasing the music of these two prominent French Composers and some of their great students from North and South America.
Featured performers include San Sung Aum, piano; Holly Attar, viola; Meghan Bennett, flute; Stephanie Brumer, Dance Troupe director; Joy Burdette, soprano; Kimberly Gelbwasser Lazzeri, soprano; Amy Gillingham, cello; William Herzog, violin; William Brian Hogg, saxophone; Kelly MacKenzie-Thurley, soprano; Mike Meloy, drums; Sam Reuscher, bass; Christina Lalog Seal, piano; Hye Eun Suh, piano; and Richard Van Dyke, piano.
THE FRENCH CONNECTION will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at 7 p.m. in Greaves Concert Hall at NKU. Tickets range $5-$15 and can be purchased at nku.edu/sotatickets or by calling 859-572-5464. Parking is available for patrons in Lots D & I on campus. For more information about NKU’s School of the Arts, please visit nku.edu/sota or follow on social media @NKUSOTA.