Recital of Haitian Classical Music January 13

January 10, 2014

A recital of Haitian classical music for voice and piano will be presented by Jamie Cartright, mezzo-soprano, and Lauren Eldridge, piano, on Monday, January 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Dingeldine Music Center, located at 1417 W. Barker Ave. in Peoria.  Admission is free. 

The earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010 continues to impact the country and its global diaspora. This commemorative program of Haitian composers offers an opportunity to reflect upon the impressive legacy of Haitian classical music and learn about its position in a global sphere. The performers will discuss the music and its history, and program notes will be available upon entrance.

Jamie Cartright, who lives and teaches music in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, is a graduate of Stetson University, and Lauren Eldridge is studying ethnomusicology at the University of Chicago.

For more information, call 309-677-2600.