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2005.09.01 > For Immediate Release
contact: Teresa Gleason - University Affairs
phone: 402.554.2762 - email: tmgleason@mail.unomaha.edu

Facing East to Perform at UNO Sept. 13

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Department of Music will host a performance by John Wubbenhorst's Facing East Tuesday, Sept. 13.  The concert, featuring South Indian percussion masters Subash Chandran and Ganesh Kumar, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall.

Tickets are $12 for the general public, and $7 for students and seniors.

Facing East combines jazz with the classical music of East India and brings in other world elements, said Tomm Roland, coordinator of percussion studies and multicultural music at UNO.  "John Wubbenhorst's unique compositions draw from these distinctively different music systems," he said.

Wubbenhorst, a master flautist, is a fluent virtuoso on both the bamboo flute and the Western flute.  Chandran is highly esteemed in South Indian music circles for his unique vocal rhythmic compositions known as Konnakol, which charm audiences worldwide.  He is also a master on the Ghatam – a clay pot instrument.  Kumar plays the Kanjira, a frame drum from South India, with such style and speed that audiences always try to move closer to see how he plays so fast.

Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling the box office at 402.554.3427.

For more information, contact Roland at 402.554.3155 or troland@mail.unomaha.edu.

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