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Sept. 3 - Hastings College presents musicologist Todd Green
He’s been called a one-man orchestra of unique and exotic instruments. Renowned musicologist and multi-instrumentalist, Todd Green will present “A World of Music” at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 10 in Fuhr Hall of Music at Hastings College, with live performances on over thirty instruments from different cultures around the world.
Green will present the accompanying lecture at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 9 in Fuhr Hall, featuring a discussion of the importance of music in culture and society.
Green has astounded audiences across the country with his diversity on a multitude of string, flute and percussion instruments from all over the world. His performance will be enhanced by digital samplers, which allow him to record and over-dub instruments one by one. As fascinating to watch as to listen to, Green intersperses his playing with entertaining explanations of the music and the instruments.
Some of the unique ethnic instruments Green will perform with include the Middle Eastern Oud and Kemenche, the South American Charango and Zamponia and the East Indian Tablas and Santoor. He will also present one-of-a-kind custom built instruments like the Swar Rabouditar and the Guitarangi da Gamba.
Todd Green has been writing and performing his own music professionally since the age of fifteen. He studied composition, arrangement and performance at Berklee College of Music and privately with popular guitar players George Benson, Pat Metheny, Christopher Parkening and Mick Goodrick. He has also studied ethnic instruments, including the Indian Bansuri Flute with masters Sachdev and Steve Gorn, as well as many other instruments with players from around the world. Green has performed as a solo artist for concert associations and colleges throughout the United States and Canada.
Todd Green’s appearances in Hastings are made possible through the support of the Nebraska Humanities Council, Hastings College Artist Lecture Series, the Hastings College Department of Music and the Hastings Middle School.
Hastings College students and faculty have been making music since the beginnings of the College in 1882. During its first century, the Music Department established an enviable reputation throughout the Midwest for its quality programs, dedicated faculty and talented students. Hastings College's commitment to music is a proud tradition and offers a glimpse into a future where the arts will be an even more important part of the college program.
Hastings College, founded in 1882, is a private, four-year liberal arts institution affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). A total of 64 majors in 32 areas of study and 12 pre-professional programs are offered to more than 1,150 students. Hastings College was named 75th Best Value College in the nation and #1 in Nebraska by Forbes.com and the Center for College Affordability and Productivity. It was named a 2010 “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review and rated a “Best Buy in College Education” by Barron’s.