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45th Parallel Concert March 10

EOU photo by Yeonhee Yiu / Members of the 45th Parallel Ensemble from left include Max Irons, Samantha Ragsdale, Matt Cooper, Shyanne Winters and Davon Dunajski.

Fiddle Ensemble opens 45th Parallel’s winter concert, March 10

News contact: Laura Hancock | University Advancement | 541-962-3585 or lhancock@eou.edu

March 3, 2016

LA GRANDE, Ore. (EOU) – Eastern Oregon University’s 45th Parallel Ensemble presents its winter concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 10 in McKenzie Theatre in Loso Hall on campus.

Opening the show will be the EOU Fiddle Ensemble, directed by Duane Boyer and featuring students on fiddle, mandolin and guitar performing American traditional music.

The 45th Parallel, directed by John McKinnon and Matt Cooper with assistance from Luke McKern, features four vocalists, four horns and a full rhythm section with auxiliary percussion.

The group’s repertoire includes pieces from the “books” of James Brown, the Staples Singers, Duke Ellington, Aretha Franklin, Sting, Earth Wind and Fire, John Hiatt, Maroon Five, Ben Harper and Esperanza Spalding.

The concert is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted at the door to benefit musical activities and music scholarships at EOU. For more information call 541-962-3559.