Marlboro College

News FREDERICK STUBBS PERFORMS "MUSIC FOR THE NEY," APRIL 4

MARLBORO, VT - (March 23, 2010) - Marlboro College will present a free, open to the public concert of traditional Turkish Sufi music featuring Frederick Stubbs at 3:00pm on Sunday, April 4 in Ragle Hall.

On the Turkish reed flute known as the ney, Stubbs will perform devotional music of the Mevlevi Dervishes and pieces from the Ottoman Turkish art tradition. The compositions, spanning several hundred years, will be rendered in the modal system known as makam, and woven together with the colorful improvisations known as taksim. S.K. Baliga leads the accompanying ensemble on bendir (frame drum) and voice.

Frederick Stubbs has a doctorate in ethnomusicology from Wesleyan University and was a Fulbright-Hays scholar in Istanbul in 1991 where he studied with Niyazi Sayin and Ihsan Ozgen.  He is a founding member of the EurAsia Ensemble, and appears regularly with El Arte Flamenco, and other groups in the Boston Area.

For more information, contact the Marlboro College Public Relations department at 802-251-7644 or pr@marlboro.edu. In the event of inclement weather, please call 802-451-7151 for cancellation information.

For over 60 years, Marlboro College has offered undergraduate education in the liberal arts and, since 1997, master's degree programs for working adults in the areas of educational technology, internet technologies, health care administration and an MBA in Managing for Sustainability. Its 330 undergraduate students enjoy an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community and individualized courses of study on a 300-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont.

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