Join the Journey West as they chronicle the migration of melody through an interactive aural and visual performance.
This musical trek tracks melodies and changing instrumentation beginning in the Middle East, traveling through Eastern and Western Europe, and finally arriving in the United States.
The Journey West will take place on Friday, Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m. on the Westermann Stage, Concert Hall in the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center located at 1 South Ave. in Garden City.
The performance illustrates the primary factors involved in carrying melodies to distant land: wars, imperialism, nomadic dispersions, mass emigrations due to political oppression, and musical crazes that sweep the globe.
The musical performance is presented with changing visuals to help illustrate the regional and musical differences encountered on the Journey West.
The musicians offer demonstrations on their respective instruments and provide basic theoretical explanations to accompany the technical examples.
The Journey West is designed with multiculturalism in mind; to educate those interested in distant ethnicities and to allow members of ethnicities presented in the program to enjoy music of their homeland or ancestors.
With a foundation of diversity, it is intended to engage international students and members of the community as the audience comes together to learn, listen and enjoy.
More information about the event is available at the Lucia and Steven N. Fischer Box Office at 516-877-4000 or [email protected].
Regular box office hours are Tuesday through Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. The box office is also open two hours before most scheduled performances.