Arts Center Music Fridays

From: "Arts Center Hot Tix" <>
Subject: Arts Center Music Fridays
Date: March 7th 2016

This week on Music Fridays @ Noon:


Music of Violeta Parra, with COD English professor Deborah Adelman, and the COD Chamber Singers, directed by Lee Kesselman 


This program explores the life and work of the great Chilean singer, songwriter, folklorist and visual artist Violeta Parra. Parra, of rural working class upbringing, found her inspiration in the lives and rhythms of Chile's poor and indigenous populations. Her work sought to bring their voices, their celebrations, their joy and sorrow to world attention. Though Parra  died in 1967, her work and legacy continue to shape Latin American music and culture, as well as movements for social justice.   COD Chamber Singers under the direction of Professor Lee Kesselman will interpret 6 of her songs, while COD Professor Deborah Adelman discusses Parra's life and work. 


Deborah Adelman teaches writing, film studies and literature classes as a member of the COD English Department, where she is now in her 25th year   She team-teaches interdisciplinary seminars on environmental issues, and is co-founder of the Community Education Farm at COD.  Her research interests include ecocinematic approaches to feature film and the importance of place in shaping identity. She has published fiction, non-fiction, critical essays and reviews. She has traveled extensively throughout Latin America and has conducted research on the New Song Movement, particularly in Chile, Mexico and Cuba. She is an active member of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, Film and History, and serves on the Editorial Board ofOpen Words, a journal examining the role of writing instruction in open access colleges.  


Lee Kesselman has been Director of Choral Activities at COD since 1981. He teaches music theory, aural skills, and choirs at COD and curates Music Fridays @ Noon.  Kesselman is also an active composer, pianist and conductor. 


Next week:    Student recital on Friday, March 18 at noon in MAC 140



As usual,  Noon, MAC 140, free admission. 



MUSIC FRIDAYS @ NOON is a continuing series of free programs featuring the College of DuPage Music Department, with performances and presentations by COD faculty, students, alumni and guests.  Friday's program is free and held in MAC 140. Feel free to bring your lunch for this program. For printed copies of the semester schedule, please contact the MAC Office. Multiple copies are available for classes. This semester there will be a programs every week.  The full schedule is also available online at:

Lee Kesselman
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