UAB "Musical Extravaganza"
The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Music will present “Around the World in 80 Minutes: A Musical Extravaganza,” featuring UAB bands, choirs, ensembles and soloists, at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 16. Hosted by Fox 6 WBRC news anchors Sarah Verser and Mickey Ferguson, performers will include many of UAB’s award-winning faculty and student ensembles, including the Concert Choir, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Computer Music Ensemble, Opera Workshop, recording artist and jazz guitarist Eric Essix, international operatic bass-baritone Won Cho, sensational faculty-student piano duo Yakov and Aleksandra ‘Sasha’ Kasman, and much more.
“Around the World in 80 Minutes” will provide a unique opportunity for the community to see a wide variety of performers in one setting. Featuring classical, jazz, gospel and pop, and representing musical heritages from Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas, this extravaganza will be a musical journey around the world. The event will showcase the many excellent student and faculty performers in the UAB Department of Music. In a university that is highly regarded as one of the leading medical and science research institutions in the nation, many may not be aware of the award-winning, world-class performers we have in the arts in general and in music particularly.
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