Thursday, November 13, 2014

Off the Page event explores Western, Eastern music

The Saint Mary’s “Off the Page” series invites audiences to explore the intersection of Western and Eastern music with a visit from the Twin Cities-based new music ensemble Zeitgeist, with guest artist Nirmala Rajasekar on veena.“Summer Rain” is a new production, with music developed and performed by Zeitgeist with composer and veena virtuoso Nirmala Rajasekar. A blend of Indian classical music (Carnatic tradition) and Western classical new music, Summer Rain features five musical compositions interspersed with discussion and interactive opportunities designed to bring audiences a greater understanding of the two traditions.

The event is 7:30 p.m. today, Friday, Nov. 14, in Figliulo Recital Hall. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students and are available at or by calling the box office, Ext. 1715, Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

A Page in History event with these artists is planned for noon today, Nov. 14, at the Winona County History Center.