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UMW Debuts Indian Music Ensemble in Friday Concert at Belmont

The University of Mary Washington Department of Music is proud to present Supercollider and Sitars, a concert featuring two of its newest ensembles at Gari Melchers Home and Studio on Friday, November 2, 7:30 PM.

The UMW New Music Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Michael Bratt, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Composition and Technology at UMW, will feature a live-coding session utilizing the computer programming language Supercollider. The Ensemble’s performance will also feature the world premiere of the I Think Everything is Going to Be OK by award-winning composer Jeremy Allen, Assistant Professor of Music Composition at John Brown University.

This event also marks the debut performance of the UMW Indian Music Ensemble, dedicated to performing classical literature from the Indian subcontinent (both Northern and Southern traditions) under the direction of Dr. Robert Wells. Dr. Wells is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Aural Skills at UMW. The Ensemble will perform a variety of vocal, instrumental, and rhythmic works, aided by traditional instruments such as the sitar, tabla, mridangam, naal, tambura, Carnatic flute, and violin.

The concert will be presented in the Pavilion at Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont and is free and open to the public. Contact Meghan Pcsolyar at mpcsolya@umw.edu or 540-654-1848.