Lewis University will host the Stuart Rosenberg Ensemble as the second performance of the Spring 2014 Performing Arts Series. The ensemble will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 12 in the Sancta Alberta Chapel on the university’s main campus in Romeoville. Admission to the event is free for Lewis students, $5 for guests and $10 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling (815) 836-5500.
A master of the musical traditions of many lands, Stuart Rosenberg is comfortably fluent in a wide variety of vernacular styles. Leading a stellar ensemble on violin and mandolin, he will perform traditional Klezmer, Yiddish and continental music. Rosenberg has appeared on "A Prairie Home Companion" with Garrison Keillor and on the stage of Symphony Center with Sir Georg Solti and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. He was instrumental in the revival of traditional Klezmer music as a founder of the Chicago Klezmer Ensemble. He also has been a host and producer for WBEZ, WFMT, WNUR and WCBR, as well as spending nearly 20 years as cultural critic at large for Chicago Magazine.
This event is being presented as a part of Lewis University’s Arts & Ideas Program, providing cultural and educational programming for students and the community. A portion of the Arts & Ideas events is sponsored by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council. For additional information, please contact Dr. Michael Cunningham, director of Arts & Ideas, at (815) 836-5385.
Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,600 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.
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