Branford Marsalis to highlight 2004-05 Pulse performances
Branford Marsalis to highlight 2004-05 Pulse performancesAugust 17, 2004Amy Schmitzaemehrin@syr.edu
Syracuse University’s Pulse has announced its 2004-05 schedule, including performances by Branford Marsalis, Audra McDonald and Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas. For more information and ticket reservations, contact the Schine Student Center Box Office at 443-4517.
Legendary saxophonist Marsalis will perform Sept. 7 in Goldstein Auditorium at 8 p.m. Tickets are $8 for SU students with I.D., $10 for SU faculty and staff, and $20 for the general public. The Grammy-award winning musician will perform selections from his latest CD “Romare Bearden Revealed.”
Just in time for Mardi Gras, Creole dance musicians Nathan and the Zydeco Cha Chas will perform on Feb. 8, 2005 in the Goldstein Auditorium at 8 p.m.
Broadway great McDonald will perform on April 17, 2005 in the Goldstein Auditorium at 8 p.m. McDonald has won Tony awards for her roles in “Carousel,” “Master Class” and “Ragtime” and was awarded Best Adult Record of the Year in 1998 by The New York Times for “Way Back to Paradise.”
“We are delighted to invite the campus and community to attend these events,” says Chancellor Nancy Cantor. “Higher education is about helping people to exchange perspectives, to have empathy of mind. The arts can put us in the minds, the sensibilities and the experiences of others.”
Other events supported by Pulse include:
- Garry Trudeau. Sept. 21, Hendricks Chapel, 8 p.m. In collaboration with Syracuse Symposium; and
- Capitol Steps. Oct. 12, Setnor Auditorium, 8 p.m. In collaboration with Syracuse Symposium;
Pulse also supports student attendance with prominent local arts partners at Syracuse Opera, Syracuse Stage and the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra.
“This year’s Pulse schedule is an exceptionally exciting one for our students and the community at large,” says Barry L. Wells, senior vice president and dean of student affairs. “In giving students many opportunities to attend programs, performances, exhibitions and events in the performing arts, we hope they will develop a lifelong appreciation for the arts that will continue well beyond their years of study at SU.”
Pulse provides SU undergraduates with opportunities to attend and participate in programs, performances, exhibitions and events in the performing arts. The program was developed almost 10 years ago as a joint project of the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the Division of Student Affairs to influence student culture in positive ways, positioning the arts more prominently as part of the regular student experience.