Earlier this fall, Prairie welcomed Nineteen Thirteen to campus for a special concert and question and answer session.
Racine native Victor DeLorenzo (Violent Femmes) and cellist Janet Schiff create the duo’s dynamic sound. As indicated on the group’s website, “A cello made in Romania in 1913 and a set of drums made in modern day America entertain each other in a haunting melodic dance that suggests mystery, romance and future thought. Original compositions and looping are by Schiff while beat brushes and commentary are by DeLorenzo. “
The group came to campus as part of Prairie’s 2016 Visiting Artist Series, an initiative conceived by Jamie Breiwick, Instrumental Music Teacher.
“The goal is to bring world-class performers into the classroom to provide students with direct contact to established and emerging innovators and professionals in the Arts,” says Breiwick.
In addition to Nineteen Thirteen, the Series has also seen the David Hazeltine Trio and John Raymond & Real Feels visit campus this fall. The Prairie School Music Department is currently establishing the series schedule for second semester.
Local music teachers and educators interested in bringing students to future Visiting Artist Series events at Prairie, can contact Jamie Breiwick at [email protected] for more information.