--The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Ambassador Series
will present Jazz Reach featuring the Metta Quintet, April 2 and
"Accordion Pyrotechniques" on April 3.
are free and open to the public.
The Metta Quintet
performance, which is part of the Jazz Reach Performing Arts and
Education Association, will start at 7 p.m. in the Advanced Education
Center Auditorium on the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach.
some of New York City's fastest emerging artists, the Metta Quintet
reflects Jazz Reach's wide range of artistic scope and aspirations
to serve wider, more diverse audiences.
Pyrotechniques," which features Stas' Venglevski, will start
at 7 p.m. at Second Street Elementary School on Carroll Avenue in
Bay St. Louis.
will perform on an accordion, one of the most beloved folk instruments
in Russia. His keyboard artistry, technical command and sensitivity
have brought him increasing acclaim as a virtuoso of the accordion.
Performing with him will be pianist Theresa Sanchez, who enjoys
a varied performing career as a soloist and collaborative musician.
For more information
on the upcoming Southern Miss Ambassador Series concerts, call Joanne
Edwards at (228) 863-9879.