Esbenshade Series: Author Sherman Alexie

Sherman Alexie has been named one of The New Yorker’s 20 top writers for the 21st century, and his work has received many awards. He will be at Marietta College to speak about his book "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian," which is this year's Common Reading.
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Esbenshade Series: Cordis - Cinema of Sound

For more than a decade the Cordis Quartet has been redefining chamber music by fusing an original combination of custom-made and traditional ethnic instruments to create their unique sound. The ensemble is built upon cello, concert cimbalom, piano, and percussion ... however, one-of-a-kind creations such as electric mbiras, melodica, and the...
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Esbenshade Series: Ass3mbly - Hot Off the Press!

Comprised of flutist Lindsey Goodman (solo flutist, Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble), pianist Anne Waltner (assistant professor, Eastern Mennonite University), and percussionist Scott Christian (principal timpanist, West Virginia Symphony Orchestra), ASS3MBLY is a dynamic new trio championing the chamber music of our time for flute, piano, and...
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Esbenshade Series: An Evening with Jake Runestad (with the Marietta College Concert Choir)

Award-winning composer Jake Runestad is noted for his versatility and wide range of expressive capabilities with music driven by soaring melodies, driving rhythms, and lush textures. Considered “highly imaginative…with big ideas” (Baltimore Sun) and “stirring and uplifting” (Miami Herald), Jake is a composer with diverse musical experiences,...
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Esbenshade Series: An Evening with Nancy Manter

Nancy Manter was born and raised in the State of Maine and has been living and working for several years between New York City and Seal Cove, Maine. She is a painter and a photographer whose work is based on the elements of weather, the environment and landscape. Manter will hold a three-day workshop for Marietta College students and complete...
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Esbenshade Series: The Rose Ensemble

The result of years of intensive research and training, “Land of Three Faiths” is at once sacred, secular, folk, and classical, embarking on a fascinating exploration of language, spirituality, and cultural exchange. Featuring instruments and musical ideas that blur the lines between Arabic and European, this entertaining and enlightening...
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