Date/Time: Thu 14 Sep / 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music
Free lunchtime concert
Free Lunchtime Concert – Monash Funk Ensemble & Monash World Music Orchestra
The Monash World Music Orchestra embraces a cross section of musical influences from various cultures, in the true spirit of contemporary Australian society. The Orchestra has developed a distinctive sound that is a creative expression of traditional music. Part of its uniqueness lies in its innovative approach to tradition and arrangements that marry the diverse makeup of the ensemble and the myriad of resources from which it draws its material and inspiration. The World Music Orchestra will perform a diverse program of traditional music using a modern, creative approach.
The Monash University Funk Ensemble, under the direction of Tony Floyd, focuses on the Funk, Motown and Rhythm and Blues repertoire of quintessential artists such as James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin as well as exploring more recent influences (Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, Amy Winehouse) and original songs written by students. This ensemble addresses the concept of groove and understanding the many variations within a genre of music that is often broadly labeled as Funk. It also studies the role-playing of each instrument in the ensemble that highlights the sophistication and simplicity of a style of music that has endured the test of time and continues to reinvent itself.
Thursday 14th September
1:10pm – 1:50pm
Building 68, 55 Scenic Boulevard
For further information, please contact Johannes Luebbers on 9905 5927