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Minnesota, Morris and elsewhere.

Scotty Horey Percussion

Performance and Clinic

On Saturday, Nov. 23, at 1:30 p.m. in Humanities Fine Arts 180, Scotty Horey, percussion teaching specialist, will perform and discuss his work with the Minneapolis progressive rock band RisingSide. Students, faculty, and community members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Enjoy Horey’s drumset performances to the sounds of RisingSide’s new album and participate in a discussion and master class on topics such as: life in a rock band, songwriting, teamwork, audio technology, developing listening skills in an ensemble, the academic merit of progressive rock music, and most importantly, being a rock drummer like a modern professional percussionist. This event represents a unique initiative in the field of collegiate music studies.

A Winter Holiday Concert—UMM Jazz Ensembles and Guests

UMM is steeped in a tradition of high quality jazz music. Under the direction of Jason Squinobal, the UMM Jazz Ensembles perform regular concerts on campus in addition to promoting jazz in the community. This year the UMM Jazz Ensemble will welcome the season with its performance of Duke Ellington's version of the Nutcracker Suite. This event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Center’s Oyate Hall. Cookies, candy canes, coffee, tea and cocoa will be served.

Salam Murtada—Piano Recital

Salam Murtada, an engineer by trade, is also a fine pianist who reached the semi-finals of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Murtada performs well-known works including the tender and intimate P. 117 Intermezzos by Johannes Brahms, Frederic Chopin’s noble and majestic Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise, and the monumental and sweeping Fantasie by Robert Schumann. This event will take place on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 2:30 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall. Free admission; no ticket required.

Jane Addams Project

The Jane Addams Project is a cross-cultural discussion circle for Spanish- and English-speaking Morris residents and UMM students. The discussion will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Imholte Hall 111.

Mixed Student Recital

There will be a mixed student recital on Tuesday, Nov. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Humanities Fine Arts Recital Hall. This regular concert series features UMM instrumental and vocal students performing varied repertoire. Free admission; no ticket required.

Spanish Conversation Table

Please join us at La Mesa de Conversación en la Universidad de Minnesota, Morris, otherwise known as the Spanish Conversation Table at UMM, on Wednesday, Nov. 27, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Student Center’s Turtle Mountain Cafe. All are welcome! Students, faculty, staff, and community members have casual conversations in Spanish about a variety of topics. Meet new people and improve your Spanish!

Thanksgiving Holiday

On Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29, there will be no classes, and offices will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.