'Worlds Closer' concert to take place April 24

April 21, 2009

University Park, Pa. -- The "Worlds Closer" concert, featuring harmonica player Gregoire Maret, keyboardist Delmar Brown, guitarist Erik Sayles, percussionist Ronnie Burrage and guitarist Michael Dougherty, will take place at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 24, in Esber Recital Hall, Music Building I, on the Penn State University Park campus. The concert is free and open to the public.

Burrage teaches an integrative arts course (Integrative Arts 297e) on world art forms and organized the concert as the culmination of the course. Burrage performs frequently with the other musicians in the "Worlds Closer" concert across Pennsylvania and in the Washington, D.C./Baltimore region. He has performed nationally and internationally for nearly 20 years as leader of his own band and with other ensembles. The other musicians in the concert have performed with the likes of Pat Metheny, Cassandra Wilson, Bruce Springsteen, Jaco Pastorius and others.

More information on some of the performers is available at www.ronnieburrage.com, www.gregoiremaret.com and www.delmarbrown.net/delmar/. The concert is co-sponsored by the Penn State School of Music, Department of Integrative Arts, Jazz Club, UPAC and Office of the Vice Provost for Educational Equity.

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Last Updated April 23, 2009