'One man orchestra' Todd Green to perform in Ulen, Park Rapids
Have you heard any good Middle Eastern Oud or Kemenche lately? How about South American Charango and Zamponia or East Indian Tablas or Santoor?
Intrigued? These and many other ethnic instruments will be played by multi-instrumentalist Todd Green, along with one of-a-kind custom built instruments like the "Swar Rabouditar" the "Guitarangi da Gamba," at two upcoming area appearances.
Green will perform at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 14 in the Top Hat Theatre, Ulen-Hitterdal School, Ulen, and again at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20 in the Park Rapids High School Auditorium.
Green has astounded audiences across the country with his diversity on a multitude of string, flue and percussion instruments from all over the world. His performance will be enhanced by digital samplers, which allow him to create a "one-man-orchestra" of unique and exotic instruments. As fascinating to watch as listen to, Todd intersperses his playing with entertaining explanations of the music and the instruments. Prepare to be amazed!
Green will also be conducting two educational clinics at the Ulen-Hitterdal School on Friday, Nov. 13, for grades K-6 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., and grades 7-12 from 2 to 3 p.m. The programs will be a show-and tell-type demonstration of the instruments themselves.
Both of these upcoming presentations are supported by the Performing Arts Fund, a program of Arts Midwest funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts with additional contributions from Minnesota State Arts Board, General Mills Foundation, and Land O' Lakes Foundation. They are also funded in part by a grant from the Lake Region Arts Council through a Minnesota State Legislative appropriation.
Tickets for Saturday's show in Ulen are $15 for adults, $10 for students, and are available at Ulen-Hitterdal School. For information about this and all Top Hat Theatre shows, contact the Ulen-Hitterdal School at 218-596-8853.
For tickets to Green's Park Rapids performance on Nov. 20, contact the Community Education office at 218-0237-6600.
To learn more about Todd Green and his many instruments, visit www.toddgreen.com.