Global Rhythms World Series Oct. 19

The Miami University Global Rhythms Ensemble, directed by Srinivas Krishnan, will present a three-performance "Global Rhythms World Series" Saturday, Oct. 19.

gr-boundary-poster"Global Rhythms: Boundary Breakers" will be held at 1:30 p.m. and at 3:30 p.m. at the Oxford Community Arts Center, 10 S. College Ave.

This concert features guest artists and world music including:

• Lynnelle Ediger and the American Youth Harp Ensemble 

• Vocalists Shelby Bowling and Sheila Houlahan, mezzo-soprano

• Anupama Bhagwat, sitar virtuoso from India

• Marion Peraza de Webb and students from the Allegro and Vivace String Ensembles 

• Vocal duo Tao Tong, tenor, and Dan Liao, soprano, from Chengdu Symphony Orchestra in China 

The 3:30 p.m. performance includes a food tasting and additional performers:

• Kung Dong, first prize winner of the Yehudi Menuhin Competition for Young Violinists in a special tribute to Maestro Ravi Shankar

• Vocal Spectrum, an award-winning vocal quartet from St. Louis 

"Global Rhythms: From Dawn to Dusk" will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center at Talawanda High School.


This concert features world music from guest artists, Miami ensembles and others, including:

•  Ambassadors of Harmony  - the St. Louis area's premier men's a capella chorus of more than 130 voices; winner of three gold medals in the Barbershop Harmony Society's international contest

• The Oxford Chamber Ensemble conducted by Ricardo Averbach

• World Percussion All-Stars

• African Gyle Ensemble directed by Leon Enneking

• Guru Asnawa and the Miami Gamelan Ensemble directed by William Albin

• Talawanda High School choruses directed by TJ Pearson

• Miami student a capella group Euphonik

Krishnan, a master percussionist, is the founder and artistic director of the Global Rhythms Music Ensemble and artist-in-residence at Miami’s Center for American and World Cultures (CAWC). He is a member of the guest faculty and advisory panel of the KM Music Conservatory, a multidisciplinary music education center established by Grammy Award-winning composer A.R. Rahman’s foundation. 

Tickets for each performance are $8 students/youth and $10 general and are available at the Miami University Box Office.