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Date: October 26, 2006
Media Contact: Elizabeth Homan, 301-251-7970; Steve Simon, 301-251-7952

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Montgomery College Student Group to Play Music from Around the World
World Music Ensemble in Concert at Rockville Campus on Nov. 14

PHOTO EDITORS: For high-resolution images to accompany this release, click on these links: ensemble1.jpg and ensemble2.jpg.

The Montgomery College World Music Ensemble will perform a concert of music from around the world on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 8 p.m., in the Music Recital Hall, located in the Music Building on the Rockville Campus, 51 Mannakee Street in Rockville. The concert will feature popular world music, such as the African djembe with artist-in-residence Amadou Kouyate, Flamenco with Gerard Poole, and Korean Kayugem with Melanie Pinkert.

The Montgomery College World Ensemble is open to students and the community. Current members range in age from late teens to over 50 years old. The ensemble meets weekly to practice and play instruments from around the world.

Professor Avery teaches world music at Montgomery College’s Rockville Campus. She finds her own Mohawk heritage reflected in her work as a cellist, vocalist and composer and was recently featured at the first Native Classical Festival held this past October at the National Museum of the American Indian in DC. Two albums featuring her music were released this fall to critical acclaim, “Alchemy: Music for Meditation,” and “Viento” a recording of chamber music based on indigenous themes. Avery also tours with her own ensembles, Okenti and CelloVision!

For more information about the concert or the music program at Montgomery College’s Rockville Campus, call 301-279-5209 or log on to www.montgomerycollege.edu/departments/musicrv.

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Montgomery College is a public, open admissions community college with campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, plus workforce development/continuing education centers and off-site programs throughout Montgomery County, Md. The College serves more than 55,000 students a year, through both credit and noncredit programs, in more than 100 areas of study.

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