Zeltsman Marimba Festival at Lawrence University

ZMF Press Release 2014

Zeltsman Marimba Festival is taking place at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin for the sixth time in its 12-season history, from June 29 to July 12 2014. Co- sponsored by Lawrence University, the two-week festival has a two-fold mission: to educate marimbists and to share marimba music with the community.

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Participants work closely with faculty in an intensive, fun, music seminar environment centered on marimba performance. The world-class faculty is featured in a series of eight concerts to which the public is warmly invited. The ZMF 2014 Concert Series presents music in a diverse array of styles and offers listeners an unparalleled chance to experience the versatility of the marimba and hear an impressive slate of performers.

ZMF 2014 will bring together close to 60 performers—international virtuosi and dedicated up-and- coming artists—assembling in Appleton from 17 states across the U.S. as well as Canada, Colombia, France, Luxembourg, Sweden, Slovenia, China, Japan and Taiwan. Many past participants have gone on to describe their experience at ZMF as “life-changing.”

ZMF 2014 Concert Series

All concerts will take place on the Lawrence University campus. Admission: $15 adults / $10 students/seniors (cash only) Advance sales at: ZMFconcerts.evenbrite.com (credit card)

Eight Concerts

Dane Richeson / Mike Truesdell

Percussion virtuosi

Sunday, June 29 7:30 PM Harper Hall, 420 E. College Ave.

Jack Van Geem: The Dance / Jonathan Singer
Marimba explorations of dance music, ragtime & more
Wednesday, July 2 7:30 PM Memorial Chapel, 510 E. College Ave. Pre-Concert Talk: Introduction to the Marimba 6:30 PM

Nanae Mimura (Japan) / Alejandro Ruiz (Colombia) Cross-cultural marimba virtuosi
Thursday, July 3 7:30 PM Memorial Chapel Pre-Concert Fun: Xylopholks 6:30 PM

“Island Music” & other extravagant adventures with mallets
Stars of Zeltsman Marimba Festival
Saturday, July 5 7:30 PM Stansbury Theatre, 420 E. College Ave.

Nancy Zeltsman: sotto voce / Various artists Multi-media marimba & more

Monday, July 7 7:30 PM Harper Hall

Jean Geoffroy (France) / Joint Venture Percussion Duo (China/Luxembourg) Great artists from abroad

Wednesday, July 9 7:30 PM Memorial Chapel

Anders Åstrand (Sweden, jazz vibraphone) / Mark Urness, bass / Dane Richeson, drums An evening of jazz & more

Friday, July 11 7:30 PM Harper Hall

Participants Marathon Concert

Saturday, July 12 12:00-5:00 PM Memorial Chapel

Five Free Events

Lunchtime Marimba Concert Wed., July 2 Pre-Concert Talk: Introduction to the Marimba Pre-Concert Fun: Xylopholks Thurs., July 3 “Island Music” Open Rehearsal Fri., July 4 Lunchtime Marimba Concert Wed., July 9

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Wed., July 2 6:30 – 7:00 PM Memorial Chapel

6:30 – 7:00 PM Front of Memorial Chapel 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM Cloak Theatre

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM Griff’s Grill, Boldt Plaza

Griff’s Grill, Boldt Plaza

About Zeltsman Marimba Festival

Zeltsman Marimba Festival is a world-class music festival that brings together top faculty from around the world with participants looking for an intensive learning and performing opportunity. Since 2001, the festival has been held annually in the summer, in Appleton (Wisconsin), Amsterdam (the Netherlands), Los Angeles and Arcata (California), Boston (Massachusetts) and Princeton (New Jersey). ZMF is regarded as the highlight of the marimba calendar. The past faculty includes the major marimba artists performing today.

The festival is the brainchild of Nancy Zeltsman, a leading marimba performer, recording artist, teacher, author and festival director. Since 1993, she has taught marimba in positions that were created for her at Berklee College of Music and at The Boston Conservatory, where she is Chair of the Percussion Department. Nancy created ZMF to bring people together to share unforgettable, stimulating musical experiences in an atmosphere of support and camaraderie.

“I’m thrilled that ZMF will bring together so many acclaimed artists and talented young musicians to share their music and collaborate with each other,” says Nancy Zeltsman, Artistic Director and founder of Zeltsman Marimba Festival.

“Marimbists aren’t ‘household names,’ but we hope people will take a leap of faith and experience some remarkable performances, and exciting, thought-provoking, moving music!


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