October 6, 1997
The Sabella Consort to Preform at UW-RF
As the second production in an array of music, dance and lecture festivities and presentations included the 1997-1998 Wyman Series, the Sabella Consort will perform on Saturday, Oct. 11 at 8 p.m. in the Abbott Concert Hall in the Kleinpell Fine Arts Building on the UW-RF campus.
Admission is $5 to the general public and free to UW-RF students.
The Sabella Consort has been delighting audiences internationally for more than a decade. The leader of the group, Rusty Sabella, is best known for his virtuosi performances of jazz guitar, mandolin and mandocello. His ingenious combination of original jazz compositions, lively Irish reels and haunting melodies from centuries past has come to be called "Renaissance Jazz."
Sabella has toured throughout the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, and Australia. He has been featured on numerous television specials and recordings, in addition to several nationally syndicated radio broadcasts, including Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion."
This season, the touring ensemble includes two exciting additions. Travis Ranney will perform on a myriad assortment of acoustic and electronic woodwinds including saxophones, flutes and wind synthesizer. Gary Fukushima will provide lush textures and improvisational keyboard skills with performances on piano and synthesizers.
For more information, call 715/425-4911.