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Mike Curb Institute for Music Announces New Concert Series

Publication Date: 9/13/2010

The Mike Curb Institute for Music at Rhodes College is pleased to announce the Curb Concert Series for 2010-2011. The series will kick off tonight with a concert by the Bluff City String Project performing acoustic jazz from the 1920s and 1930s. Dr. Jeffrey Jackson, author of Making Jazz French: Music and Modern Life in Interwar Paris, also will present a pre-concert lecture. Free and open to the public, the event begins at 7:30 p.m. in Tuthill Performance Hall on campus.

“This series is an important endeavor for the institute and offers programs covering a wide variety of musical genres that are connected to one another by the unique region of Memphis and the Mississippi Delta,” says Dr. John Bass, new program manager for the institute. “In keeping with the spirit of institute’s mission, all shows will be offered free of charge so that the public can experience what is truly remarkable about the music from our region.”

Other concerts scheduled are:

Jazz Artist Miles Griffith with the Michael Jefry Stevens Trio
October 25, 7:30 p.m.
Evergreen Presbyterian Church, 613 University Street
 
Folk Singer/Songwriter Jesse Winchester
November 20, 7:30 p.m.
McCallum Ballroom /Bryan Campus Life Center on campus
Free and open to the public, but seating is by tickets available through Rhodes Express beginning November 8.

Jazz and Blues Artist Mose Allison
January 20, 7:30 p.m.
McCallum Ballroom /Bryan Campus Life Center on campus
Free and open to the public, but seating is by tickets available through Rhodes Express beginning January 10.

Grammy Nominated and Dove Award-Winning Fisk Jubilee Singers
February 26, 7:30 p.m.
Featuring a pre-concert lecture by Dr. Carole Blankenship of Rhodes
Evergreen Presbyterian Church, 613 University Street
Free and open to the public, but seating is by tickets available through Rhodes Express beginning February 14.

Mission Statement:

The Mike Curb Institute for Music at Rhodes College was founded in 2006 through a generous gift from the Mike Curb Family Foundation to foster awareness and understanding of the distinct musical traditions of the South and to study the effect music has had on its culture, history, and economy. Through the areas of preservation, research, leadership, and civic responsibility, the Institute provides support and opportunities for students and faculty, in partnership with the community, to experience and celebrate what Mr. Curb calls the “Tennessee Music Miracle.”

Tags: Arts/Performances, Campus Life, Events, Faculty

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