11/18 - Ed Sargent Guest Artist Series: LATITUDE 49

Monday, November 18, 2019

7:30 p.m. Performance

Blankenship Recital Hall

$10 General Admission. $5 Students. Free to UTM students.

Latitude 49 joins the Department of Music presenting an exciting concert program of new music as well as a collaboration with the UTM Contemporary Music Group, sharing their expertise in chamber music. These performances are supported in part by the Paul Meek Library.

Latitude 49 is a dynamic mixed-chamber group blending the finesse of a classical ensemble with the drive and precision of a finely tuned rock band. With members coming together from across the United States and Canada, L40 epitomizes a diverse, unconventional family of sounds, instruments, and human experiences. The group currently holds Ensemble-in-Residence positions at Princeton University and Baylor University with previous residencies at the University of Michigan, the Kenosha Creative Space, and the University of Illinois Chicago. Latitude 49 presents numerous concerts each season in major venues including the Ravinia Festival (Chicago), (le) Poisson Rouge (NYC) and Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Music Box. More than forty works have been written for L49 so far by a multitude of composers ranging from aspiring students to Pulitzer prize-winning masters. With commissioning and supporting living composers at the heart of its mission, L49 strives to engage diverse audiences with new sounds and specially curated programs that reflect the world in which we find ourselves, with all its beauty and curiosities. With its name taken from the parallel along the Canadian/United States border, Latitude 49 serves as a bridge between artists, composers, and listeners of today.

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