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Green Guest Artist Concerts

Green Guest Artist Concerts

Each year, we invite 4-7 guests to perform as part of our Green Guest Artist series. Past guests have included Yo-Yo Ma, Rhiannon Giddens, Postmodern Jukebox and many others! These concerts are often preceded by masterclasses, workshops, and class visits to give all our students a chance to meet and work with some of the best artists in the world! This year we welcome the Sinta Quartet, the American Brass Quintet, Terell Stafford and Sweet Honey in the Rock!

Past Green Guest Artists

2021: Rhiannon Giddens

2019: Postmodern Jukebox

2018: Yo-Yo Ma

Sweet Honey in the Rock

Sweet Honey in the Rock

September 23rd • 7:30 PM • Kresge Auditorium

Sweet Honey In The Rock® remains among the most vibrant, versatile and ever relevant musical collectives in music today; both as a performance ensemble and as an ambassadorial African American organization founded on the triumvirate missions of empowerment, education and entertainment.

American Brass

Hailed by Newsweek as “the high priests of brass,” the American Brass Quintet is internationally recognized as one of the era’s premier chamber music ensembles. “The most distinguished” of brass quintets (American Record Guide), the group has earned its stellar reputation through its celebrated performances, genre-defining commissioned works, and ongoing commitment to the education of generations of musicians. Since its founding in 1960, the American Brass Quintet has performed on five continents, made nearly 60 recordings, and premiered more than 150 contemporary works for brass.

American Brass

October 11 • 7:30 PM • Kresge Auditorium

Terell Stafford

Terell Stafford

November 18 • 7:30 PM • Kresge Auditorium

Terell Stafford, acclaimed trumpet player based in New York, has been hailed as “one of the great players of our time, a fabulous trumpet player” by piano legend McCoy Tyner. Stafford is recognized as an incredibly gifted and versatile player, he combines a deep love of melody with his own brand of spirited and adventurous lyricism. Stafford’s exceptionally expressive and well defined musical talent allows him to dance in and around the rich trumpet tradition of his predecessors while making his own inroads.

Sinta Quartet

Sinta Quartet

“Virtuosic to the core” (Textura) and hailed as “a tight-knit ensemble exploding with power and virtuosity” (Boston Musical Intelligencer), the Sinta Quartet is on a mission to bring the versatility, homogeneity, and excitement of the saxophone to audiences everywhere. Strengthening an already palpable connection with its audience by performing entirely from memory, the quartet provides a fresh take on chamber music that is at once beautiful, virtuosic, and a completely interactive experience.

The Green Center for the Performing Arts would like to thank our wonderful sponsors who allow us to provide the DePauw and Greencastle communities with wonderful experiences!

Sweet Honey in the Rock: This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.

American Brass Quintet: This engagement is supported by the Arts Midwest GIG Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Indiana Arts Commission.

Terell Stafford: Activities are made possible in part by Arts Illiana and the Indiana Arts Commission, which receives support from the State of Indiana and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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