Preston Public Library and Preston Area Arts Council present
THE ROSE ENSEMBLE
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2013
Return to America’s folk roots in this fun program, featuring Appalachian folk songs, Southern shape-note singing, Shaker spiritual songs, and the styles of singing that give birth to bluegrass. The Rose Ensemble musicians also demonstrate a variety of instruments including wooden flute, African-American gut strung gourd banjo, jaw harp, guitar, fiddle, and mandolin, with percussion provided by tambourine and stomping feet! Filled with sounds both familiar and fresh, this program explores our country’s history through its musical heritage.
Founded in 1996 by Artistic Director Jordan Sramek, The Rose Ensemble reawakens the ancient with vocal music that stirs the emotions, challenges the mind, and lifts the spirit. The Saint Paul, Minnesota group tours internationally with repertoire spanning 1,000 years and 25 languages, including new research in Middle Eastern, European and American vocal traditions.