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Performing Arts Series

Jayme Stone, banjo

Jayme Stone is a master of the 5-string banjo who has created an innovative style influenced by world music and traditional American bluegrass and old-time string band music, with touches of jazz and blues mixed in for good measure. A native Canadian who has studied with banjo legend Tony Trischka, Jayme won the coveted Juno award twice for his albums “The Utmost” and “Africa to Appalachia,” and was named Instrumental Artist of the Year in the 2011 Canadian Folk Music Awards. Stone has recorded three other albums, including “Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project,” the music from which he performed at DePauw in 2015. This year Stone will once again bring to DePauw his band Folklife, which includes accordionist and singer Moira Smiley, fiddler and singer Sumaia Jackson, and Bassist and singer Joe Phillips. Free and open to the public.

Monday, September 30, 2019 • 7:30 p.m.
Thompson Recital Hall

Actors from the London Stage

Each year the Actors From The London Stage (AFTLS) cast a touring company from among Britain’s finest actors to bring to American colleges and universities a lively text-centered production of two of Shakespeare’s most well- known plays. This fall the AFTLS will be touring Twelfth Night, Shakespeare’s  comedy of mistaken identity whose protagonist Viola must disguise herself as a man to woo the moody  noblewoman Olivia for the melancholy Duke Orsino, but finds herself in a love triangle complicated by gender confusion. Using only five actors who each play multiple roles, the AFTLS company is famous for its robust physical and vocal performances of Shakespeare’s works.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2019 • 7:30 P.M.

Ustad Shahadat Hossain Khan (Sarode), Ustad Yousuf Ali Khan (Tabla), & Tanim Hayat Khan (Sarode)

Yousuf Ali Khan began concentrating on the Tabla at the age of 5. His keen interest led him to leave home and study in Calcutta from Pandit Anil Bhattecherjee of Lucknow Gharawana. • Ustad Shahadat Hossain Khan is presently the most celebrated Sarod player in Bangladesh, possessing a wide repertoire of classical instrumental music. • Tanim Hayat Khan started his musical journey at the age of 15 when HE started taking formal Tabla Percussion lessons from Pandit Modon Gopal Das of Bangladesh. He also took lessons on acoustic and bass guitar from music director Sajal Das.

November 25, 2019 • 7:30 p.m.
Thompson Recital Hall

All concerts are free and open to the public.  Contact Ron Dye, rdye@depauw.edu, for additional information.