Shenandoah Conservatory opens its 2012-13 Performing Arts Live Series with the raucous group Red Baraat on Sunday, September 23 at 7 p.m.
Widely praised for their unforgettable and explosive live performances, Red Baraat fuses Indian bhangra, New Orleans funk, jazz, and latin. The Brooklyn-based group is anchored by the dhol, a double-sided barrel drum from India, and is rounded out with an eclectic assortment of instruments, including trumpet, bass trumpet, trombone, sousaphone, and vocals. The Village Voice calls Red Baraat’s performances “riotous,” and NPR’s All Songs Considered listed them among the Best Live Shows of 2011.
“There’s no better way to kick off a concert series than with Red Baraat,” says Sloan MacRae, Shenandoah Conservatory’s Managing Director and Artistic Director of Performing Arts Live (PAL). “Our audiences are in for a treat. Red Baraat are among the most innovative and pioneering performers in the world, but more importantly, they’re also so much fun. This performance is going to be an absolute party at Armstrong Concert Hall.”
Shenandoah Conservatory will present Red Baraat on Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 7 p.m. in Armstrong Concert Hall on the campus of Shenandoah University in Winchester, Va. Ticket prices are $25 for adults, $23 for seniors and $10 for students and active military. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Shenandoah University Box Office at 540-665-4569 or visit www.ConservatoryPerforms.org. Group discounts are available for groups of 10 or more.
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