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April 28: Sounds of Caribbean

Fourth annual University of Delaware Steel Band Festival announced


8:22 a.m., April 13, 2012--The campus community will have an opportunity to enjoy the sounds of the Caribbean when the fourth annual University of Delaware Steel Band Festival is held from noon to 6 p.m., Saturday, April 28, on the lawn between the Amy E. du Pont Music Building and the Roselle Center for the Arts in Newark.

All daytime activities are free.

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The 20th annual June Lecture Series at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UD in Wilmington will be held June 6-9. Titled 'June a la Carte,' this year's program focuses on great political documents, feminism, world politics and a Newark cuisine sampler.

In conjunction with the UD Steel Band Festival, two concerts are scheduled -- the first at 8 p.m., Friday, April 27, at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington and the second at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 28, in the Loudis Recital Hall of the Amy E. du Pont Music Building.

Steel pan artist Liam Teague, hailed as a prodigy in his native Trinidad and Tobago, will be featured. Also performing will be the UD Faculty Jazz and the Delaware Steel ensembles.

Teague won his first national steel pan competition at the age of 13 and since then his commitment to the instrument has taken him to Europe, Asia, North and Central America and Australia, and throughout the Caribbean. 

Teague has commissioned a number of significant composers to write for the steel pan, including Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Colgrass, Grammy Award winner Libby Larsen and Pulitzer nominee Jan Bach. 

Teague is associate professor of music and head of steel pan studies at Northern Illinois University (NIU), where he also co-directs the renowned NIU Steel band with steel band legend Cliff Alexis.

Tickets to the Grand Opera performance are $21 for adults, $18 for students and senior adults. For details, see the Grand Opera website.

Tickets to the campus performance also cost $21 for adults, $18 for students and senior adults. Call 302-831-2204.

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