Promising an eclectic blend of music from across the globe, the concert will be streamed live.
Steel pannist and virtuoso composer Jonathan Scales formed his “Fourchestra” in 2007 as a means to deliver his musically complex, but somehow accessible, ideas to anyone willing to listen. Driftwood Magazine wrote, “Scales is to steel pans … what Bela Fleck is to the banjo – an über innovator.” The group is said to have “a Thelonius Monk-like attitude with a Mozart creativity that works,” according to Pan on the Net.
Remy, who earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at NIU and her doctorate at the University of Arizona, lectures at the Department for Creative and Festival Arts at the University of the West Indies (UWI) in Trinidad. The NIU Steel Band will play Remy’s original composition for steelband, “The Renewal.”
The concert is free and open to the public, and the auditorium is accessible to all. For more information, contact Lynn Slater at (815) 753-1546 or [email protected].