The Lifetime Learning Center is pleased to announce this year’s exciting line-up for the 2015-16 season of Explorations in The ARTS. These performers bring a great diversity of musical arts tradition to our campus. From the Celtic and Irish traditions, the Blue Ridge Mountains and the North Carolina Piedmont, it’s our pleasure to present three performances that represent all of what it means to be a musician from North Carolina.
Our final event of the year features The Monitors, and you won’t want to miss this big “big band” finale. Our events can best be described as informances, a unique recipe of two parts live performance, one part artist interview, stirred together with a pinch of Q&A and a dash of audience participation. Putting the mix together for us is Colleen Maloney Roberts, who serves as our host for the series.
Location / Times / Admission
Where: Orringer Auditorium on the College’s New Bern campus.
When: 7:30 p.m.
Friday, March 18, 7:30 p.m.
Jazz, Funk, Rhythm & Blues & More
As the co-founder and long-time leader of The Monitors, launched in the late 1950s, Mr. Myers combines vernacular musical styles of eastern North Carolina into a tightly wound, supremely danceable sound that defies simple categorization into jazz or rhythm and blues. Because Myers, his band, and the music they make are all so rooted in the inland east of North Carolina, they were invited to represent our state at the 2011 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.