This ensemble explores different musical traditions by listening, analyzing, and playing a diverse selection of compositions from parts of the world outside the United States. Past performances have included music from Bulgaria, Morocco, Turkey, Israel, Brazil.
Flutist, composer, and band leader Amir Milstein has played and recorded with numerous artists worldwide, collaborating with world-renown musicians such as: Zakir Hussain, Hariprasad Chaurasia, Tito Puente, Armandinho Macedo, Omar Farouk Tekbilek and Mikhalis Nikoloudis, among others, and brings to the ensemble influences from all these musical traditions.
During each encounter, students will listen to a diverse repertoire of world music, learning about the musical forms, modes, rhythms, and typical instruments of each tradition. After extracting these elements the ensemble will play its arrangements of these genres.