Join us for a delightful afternoon of jazz classics, directed by Michael Wood and performed by the UW Jazz Ensemble.  Reception to follow in the downstairs atrium.

Pärt's rarely performed composition frames the Gospel of John from the New Testament in a meditative, almost hypnotic style. It was inspired by medieval music and the minimalism for which he is famous.  This concert is part of a celebration fo the 80th birthday of Arvo Pärt, so well loved and admired by listeners worldwide.

This earth-themed concert features Earth Voices, a performance piece by Carol Ann Weaver for readers, soundscape, and visuals, with texts by 24 Mennonite writers from North and South America, Middle East, and Africa.  The soundscape is based on Carol's compositions, on-site field recordings, and visuals, which frame and synergize with the spoken word.  This piece seeks to find voices which can lead us into a deeper knowledge of the earth and our relationship to it.

Carmina Burana, the famous cantata composed by Carl Orff, will be performed by the University Choir.  This version will include two pianos, six percussion instruments, and the Inter-Mennonite Children's Choir.  Directed by Dr. Gerard Yun.