Trio Avanati, consisting of flute, cello and piano with UMBC faculty member Lori Kesner, presents a program of folk songs and dances from countries around the world, including Argentina, Hungary, Persia and Israel.
An award winning musician and scholar, Lori Kesner enjoys a distinguished and active career as both a performing flutist and world music lecturer. In 2002, she was awarded a Fulbright grant to study Karnatak flute in South India. After earning both doctoral and master’s degrees from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), as well as a Bachelor of Music from Ithaca College, Kesner accepted a faculty position at CCM as Director of the Andean World Music Lab and Preparatory Instructor of Flute Performance. She was also appointed as a Visiting Instructor at Miami University, Ohio, where she directed Andean and African world music ensembles and taught flute and world music courses. She currently serves on the performing arts faculties of both UMBC and the Community College of Baltimore County and in 2008 was invited to be on the faculty of the Portugesa State Youth Orchestra for the Venezuelan El Sistema.
$7 general admission, $3 seniors, free for students, free with a UMBC ID. To order tickets in advance, order online through MissionTix.
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