Honors College House Concerts
The World Music Ensemble, "Il Mediterraneo"
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, 6:00 p.m.
Honors Student Lounge (Gearhart Hall, room 130)
The World Music Ensemble, led by Professor Nikola Radan, explores world music traditions
ranging from West African drumming to medieval Portuguese ballads. Together with Schola
Cantorum they performed a standing-room-only performance of medieval "Songs from the
Camino" last year. This fall, the eclectic troupe will present music from Lebanon,
Andalusia, Lisbon, Naples, Thessaloniki, Fes, and Jerusalem. Join us!
The Honors College House Concerts series was launched when internationally acclaimed concert pianist Jura Margulis first encountered the Honors Student Lounge in Gearhart Hall and predicted that it would be a great space for enjoying music. He was right! In addition to hosting Margulis we have featured mezzo-soprano (and honors alumna) Sarah Mesko, Schola Cantorum, the Boston Mountain Brassworks, the Rhizome String Quartet, the World Music Ensemble, jazz guitarist Jake Hertzog and, in collaboration with TheatreSquared and the departments of music, theatre, and African and African American Studies, an Evening of Nina Simone. The beautifully appointed room provides a comfortable setting for our intimate house concerts.