Centered on steel drums, the concert mixes the sound and culture of the Caribbean through Calypso, Soca, and Latin music with Classical, American Pop, and original compositions.
The “Capturing the Caribbean” concert is set for 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the Heritage Center, 105 N. 100 East in Cedar City.
Caribbean Sound is sailing into Cedar City for the event. This Caribbean steel drum band from New Orleans tours the U.S. bringing its fantastic talents and the wonderful sound of the steel pan with it. This one-of-a-kind ensemble provides children and adults the opportunity to cross cultural barriers and discover the amazing influences from around the world that came together to create the steel pan.
Caribbean Sound has enthralled audiences and received rave reviews throughout the country. “(Caribbean Sound) had the audience dancing on the beach and in the parking lots. It was exactly as we envisioned the event,” reported the Arts & Humanities Council of Charlotte County, Fla.
Cecil Cole, Artistic Administrator for the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra said, “Caribbean Sound was the highlight of our Family Series.” Jim Tanck, Chair of Evenings in Olde Seville Square said Caribbean Sound had “the highest audience ratings in the history of the Evenings in Olde Seville Square. We absolutely want the Caribbean Sound back!”
OSU and Caribbean Sound will perform “Archipelago,” “Island Jammers,” “Night in Madrid,” “Santa Maria,” “Out of the Blue,” “Limbo Rock,” and “Pan By Storm.” Caribbean Sound will also play “Three Little Birds” and “African Sumertime.” The orchestra will also perform a “Pirates of the Caribbean” medley.
This concert is one of two Challenge America grant projects in Utah funded by the National Endowment of the Arts this year. Matching grants from the George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation and other donors also make this exciting musical event possible.
Tickets for “Capturing the Caribbean” on Feb. 21 may be purchased for $10 for adults and $5 for students (ages 6 and older); groups of six are $30 per concert. Tickets are available at the Cedar City Heritage Center Box Office, 105 N. 100 East or by calling 865-2882. Purchasing tickets in advance is recommended.
Children older than 6 are welcome at all the concerts with adult supervision. No babies or children younger than 6, as this concert will be recorded.
OSU requests that families bring babies and children younger than 6 to the “Ahoy Pirates!” concert and Children’s Jubilee on Feb. 23 instead. All ages are welcome.
The jubilee includes a family-length concert, hands-on science and art activities, face painting, pirate hair braiding and beading, games and displays from local businesses and area schools. For more information on “Ahoy Pirates!” or the “Capturing the Caribbean” concert visit www.orchestraofsouthernutah.org.
Press release by the Orchestra of Southern Utah.