20th Annual Rainbow Concert of World Music
with Special Guest: George Clinton
Monday, March 21, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. (Pre-concert lecture at 7:00 p.m.)
Ruby Diamond Auditorium/Westcott 060
This year’s Rainbow concert is sure to delight fans of all kinds of music as legendary funk icon George Clinton (founding member of the Parliament-Funkadelic rock music collective) takes the stage alongside the FSU College of Music’s world music ensembles.
The Rainbow concert will provide a stunning fusion of musical traditions and bold ventures in intercultural music-making: arrangements of Clinton’s music—including well-known songs such as “Funkentelechy” (1977) and “Atomic Dog” (1982)—have been prepared by Dr. Michael Bakan, College of Music Professor of Ethnomusicology, and P-Funk music director and keyboard player Daniel Bedrossian for the Gamelan and Omnimusica ensembles. Other gems from the Clinton songbook will be reinterpreted by the Old Time Ensemble, Blues Band, and Rock Ensemble. FSU's popular steel band, Mas N Steel, along with its Chinese, Andean, Irish, and African music ensembles, will also figure prominently in the performance.
The Ruby Diamond curtains will rise for the first ensemble at 8:00 p.m., but plan to arrive early: Dr. Tim Storhoff, ethnomusicologist and Arts Consultant at the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, will present a pre-concert lecture on the music and legacy of George Clinton at 7:00 p.m. in Westcott 060.
Tickets for this performance, just $10 general admission and $5 for students, are available through the College of Music Box Office: 645-7949.
Tickets are available through the College of Music Box Office: 645-7949. Ticket prices are $10 general admission and $5 students.
2016/03/21 - 2016/03/21
Additional time info:
The Ruby Diamond curtains will rise for the first ensemble at 8:00 p.m.; pre-concert lecture on the music and legacy of George Clinton will begin at 7:00 p.m. in Westcott 060 (adjacent to Ruby Diamond Concert Hall).
General parking is available in the St. Augustine Garage located on the corner of Pensacola and Copeland Streets, and the Call Street Garage located on corner of Call and Macomb Streets. Accessible parking is available at the North Entrance of Ruby Diamond Concert Hall and along Convocation Way. The accessible entrance drop-off area is located at the north entrance of Ruby Diamond (the roundabout) and may be accessed by Convocation Way. Elevators are available to take patrons to the appropriate floor. Ushers will help direct patrons to the elevators.