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Musical treats for families visiting campus planned

The MIT Wind Ensemble, MIT Festival Jazz Ensemble, (Frederick Harris, Jr., director), and the MIT Dance Theater Ensemble (Professor Thomas DeFrantz, faculty advisor) will present "Dance Winds," an evening of symphonic and jazz music and dance performances by students on Friday, Oct. 15, at 8 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium.

The MIT Wind Ensemble and the MIT Dance Theater Ensemble will present the Boston premiere of "La Jornada" by Montserrat Torras, choreographed by DeFrantz. The Wind Ensemble will perform the music of Holst, Grainger and Peter Mennin; the Festival Jazz Ensemble will perform works by Mingus (featuring a solo dance by DeFrantz), Ellington and Woody Herman.

The Student A Cappella Concert scheduled for Oct. 16, featuring the Chorallaries of MIT (co-ed), the MIT Cross Products (Christian), the MIT Logarhythms (men), the MIT Muses (women), Resonance of MIT (co-ed) and the MIT/Wellesley Toons (co-ed), is sold out.

MITHAS (MIT Heritage of the Arts of South Asia) presents two concerts over the weekend, both in Wong Auditorium. On Saturday, Oct. 16, Unnikrishnan will perform Carnatic vocals with R. K. Shriramkumar on violin and K. V. Prasad on mridangam at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $25, $18 members, $14 students.

On Sunday, Oct. 17, sitar player Sanjoy Bandopadhay, holder of the Allauddin Khan Chair at Rabindra Bharati University, will perform with Nitin Mitta on tabla at 4 p.m. Tickets are $18, $14 members, $10 students, free for MIT students with valid IDs. Advance purchase tickets for MITHAS concerts are available online or by calling 258-7971.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on October 6, 2004 (download PDF).

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