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Jazz Violinist Phenom Comes to FSU’s CES Jazz Club
09/22/2009

Jazz Violinist Phenom Comes to FSU’s CES Jazz Club
The Frostburg State University Cultural Event Series Jazz Club welcomes Regina Carter, jazz violinist, who will perform with her quintet on Thursday, Oct. 1, in the Alice R. Manicur Assembly Hall in the Lane University Center at 7:30 p.m. as part of her “Reverse Thread” tour.

“Regina Carter creates music that is wonderfully listenable, probingly intelligent and, at times, breathtakingly daring…taking the listener into the future of jazz,” describes Time Magazine. In 1994, Carter first album was released. Since then, she has played with a broad range of musicians – from jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and R&B legend Aretha Franklin to Patti Labelle, Mary J. Blige and Lauryn Hill. She also lent her musical expertise to the score of the Ken Burns documentary “The Civil War.”

She has released five CDs with a sixth, “Reverse Thread” to be released in 2010. In the spring of 2006 Carter received an honorary Doctorate in Human Letters from Albion College of Albion, Mich. Later that same year, she was awarded the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship in recognition of her exceptional creativity.

The Cultural Events Series’ Pre-Performance Dinner Club offers concert-goers an opportunity to enhance their cultural experience. Regina Carter’s “Reverse Thread” is one of three CES performances to offer a dinner package before the performance. Guests arrive on campus early, enjoy the benefit of easy parking access in the Performing Arts Center parking lot and dine on a delicious catered meal in a private restaurant setting in the Lane University Center. Dinner includes soup or salad, entrée with sides, dessert and coffee or iced tea. A cash bar is available throughout dinner.

Tickets for Regina Carter’s “Reverse Threads” are $17 for adults and $12 for young people under 17. Group rate tickets are also available. Prices for the Performance and Pre-Performance Dinner Package is $42 for adults and $37 for people under 17. A discounted season package (three dinners) is also available. Tickets may be ordered by calling 1-866-849-9237 or 301-687-3137, or by visiting ces.frostburg.edu.

This tour engagement of Regina Carter is funded through Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s Mid Atlantic Tours program in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the Maryland State Arts Council’s American Masterpieces Program. This project is sponsored in part by the Allegany Arts Council with funds from the Maryland State Arts Council. The Cultural Events Series is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business & Economic Development, the MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to non profit organizations, units of government, colleges and universities for arts activities. Funding for the Maryland State Arts Council is also provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, which believes that a great nation deserves great art..

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.

Situated in the mountains of Allegany County, Frostburg State University is one of the 13 institutions of the University System of Maryland. FSU is a comprehensive, residential regional university and serves as an educational and cultural center for Western Maryland. -end-

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