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A World of Music with Todd Green Lecture Demonstration
September 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Guthrie County Arts Council will host Global Multi-Instrumentalist Todd Green for a week long engagement with school assemblies, lecture demonstration, and concert throughout Guthrie County.
Todd Green has astounded audiences across the country with his original music performed on over 30 string, flute and percussion instruments from all over the world. His concert will be enhanced by three five-channel “loopers,” which allow him to layer many instruments for his trademark “solo-ensemble” performance. As fascinating to watch as to listen to, Todd intersperses his playing with entertaining explanations of the music and the instruments. Prepare to be amazed!
On Tuesday evening, Todd Green will be joined by moderator Sophia S. Ahmad of Des Moines for a public lecture and demonstration at the Saints Center for Culture and the Arts in Stuart at 7:00 pm. Sophia is currently the Senior Director of Development for Mercy Foundation, and formerly the Director of Marketing and Public Relations for the Des Moines Symphony and Academy, as well as more recently, the Vice President of Public Relations for the Greater Des Moines Partnership. Sophia is a professionally trained classical pianist with a Master of Music from Eastman School of Music. In a ‘Forty Under 40’ feature by Business Record in 2016, Sophia was quoted saying, “Communicating through instrumental music is what I believe to be one of the most abstract yet profound methods of interaction, and it is a joy to use many elements of this skill set on a daily basis.” The lecture demonstration will be a casual and informal opportunity for attendees to get a closer look at the many instruments Todd Green plays, while conversing with both musicians in a discussion likely to compare Western music history and education with other cultures’, and more. The lecture demonstration is a free-will donation program and is open to the public, but please no unaccompanied children.
Support for ‘A World of Music with Todd Green’ provided by the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Additionally, this presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Iowa Arts Council and the Crane Group.