The Norman and Louis Miller Lecture in Public Understanding
Musical Performance: “Treasures of World Song”
March 7, 2013
Walter Theatre, Abbot Pennings Hall of Fine Arts
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Acclaimed singer and recording artist Gerard Edery is recognized as a leading musical folklorist and a master singer and guitarist. He has at his command a remarkable range of ethnic folk styles and traditions from around the world, and he sings in fifteen languages. This performance, titled "Treasures of World Song" will showcase the way disparate cultures overlap, parallel each other and often borrow from one another. Edery traces the surprising and exotic musical synergies to be found in some of the world’s great oral traditions. This diverse and fascinating program of folk and popular songs in some dozen languages from North and South America, France, Spain, England, Ireland, Greece, Turkey, Morocco and The Balkans, will tell a rich musical story and promote the cause of cross-cultural appreciation and understanding. From joyous hymns of celebration to poignant ballads of love, from flamenco-inspired pieces to holy works of praise, Gerard’s instrumental virtuosity, rich baritone and masterful arrangements will create an unforgettable musical experience.
Edery has recorded 14 CDs on the Sefarad Records label and published a widely acclaimed Sephardic songbook. Click here to see Gerard Edery's performance at The Interfaith Church, New York with Sean Kupiz. Click here to see Gerard Edery's performance at Flamenco Sepharad at The Cornelia Street Cafe, New York.
This performance is sponsored by the Norman Miller Center for Peace, Justice & Public Understanding at St. Norbert College. For more information call Catherine Kasten at 920-403-3919.