2009
Noon cultural concerts celebrate diversity through music, dance

Noon cultural concerts celebrate diversity through music, dance
September 2, 2009

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094
pbrozynski@ben.edu

The Benedictine University Department of Music will sponsor a series of concerts celebrating the many cultures represented by students, faculty and staff through music and dance beginning this fall. The “Noon Cultural Concert Series” will kick off with a performance by Ensemble Espanol Spanish Dance Theater at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, September 28 in the Krasa Student Center Fireside Lounge. Ensemble Espanol Spanish Dance Theater is the center for Spanish dance in the United States. Founded by Dame Libby Komaiko, who has performed for theater, opera, television, film and orchestra and has been decorated by the King of Spain, the company is in residence at Northeastern Illinois University. The music and dance of India will be spotlighted at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, October 26 with a performance by the Natya Dance and Music Ensemble in the Fireside Lounge. Natya Dance Theater’s contemporary style uses dynamic body movement, rhythmic footwork, hand gestures and facial expressions to convey meaning and emotion. The Department of Music at Benedictine University will celebrate American jazz with a performance by the John Moulder Trio at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, November 23 in the Fireside Lounge. For more information, contact the Department of Music at (630) 829-6320.

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Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.