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 an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.