Come join us for ArtNight!
As always, there will be continuous classical, multicultural, and interactive performances in the Auditorium and Barrett Hall, as well as provisions from the Pie N’ Burger food truck that can be purchased and enjoyed in our courtyard while listening to PCM’s jazz combos.
The Garlic Band: Whether it’s to the banks of the Tisa or the foothills of the Tatras, whether Romanian, French, jazz à la Reinhardt/Grappelli, Rom (Gypsy), or original compositions, you’ll hear music with an authenticity, virtuosity and pungency that only the Garlic Band can deliver.
The band is led by Miamon Miller (violin/viola) and includes Cory Beers (cimbalom/tupan and Simeon Pillich (bass). These three musicians have blended their talents and expertise to form an ensemble that respects tradition and encourages creativity. For more information regarding the Garlic Band, please go to www.GarlicBand.com
Nick Ariondo: The Garlic band is delighted to have as its special guest, Nick Ariondo. Internationally known as a virtuoso accordionist and composer, Nick is a double Grammy award winner with the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra. He has worked with luminaries including Placido Domingo and Paul McCartney and his Youtube videos have reached over a million viewers worldwide. www.NickAriondo.com
The women of Zhena Folk Chorus resurrect the songs of unknown grandmothers in unfamiliar languages of Eastern Europe and beyond that wrap around the tongue like a tantalizing new spice. They bring to life again lullabies and rain chants, spells to keep the dead in their graves, songs of riding horses, songs for begging God’s mercy, songs of dark willows and mysterious nights, songs of struggles against the disapproval of parents, songs of longing to leave for a new land or of being the one left behind. In waves of cascading beauty, these ancient songs express the joy of wedding and union, the ecstasy of feasts and village dances, the ache of sorrow for lost loves and a moment of exultation at the simple sight of a bird. www.zhena.org