Along with 70+ classes each semester, and the Lunch and Learn Programs,
WILL also co-sponsors Community Events and WNMU Programs of interest to our members.
See a partial list of the programs we are sponsoring - Will Programs 2016- 2017
Friday, March 24, 2017
Red Note with Jesús Muñoz Flamenco
WNMU Fine Arts Center,
7:00 pm, doors open: 6:30 pm, $15
RED NOTE will take you on a journey through southern Spain with the internationally renowned direction and artists of Jesús Muñoz Flamenco. Jesus Muñoz has trained in both Spain and New Mexico, and is a gifted teacher. Jesus Muñoz Flamenco is an uncompromising revitalization of authentic Flamenco art and production. Nationally and internationally, Muñoz is recognized for having a unique and original rhythm. Muñoz has created a method and rhythm that represent his American roots and traditional Spanish influence. Muñoz has been called riveting, and a” Jazz session artist" with the live-performance direction of an Orchestra Conductor. Be prepared to take a journey to southern Spain where soul meets dance.
Monday, March 27, 2017
Ken Waldman, Fiddling Poet of Alaska
WNMU Light Hall, 7:00 pm
Ken Waldman has drawn on his 30 years in Alaska to produce poems, stories, and fiddle tunes that combine into a performance uniquely his. Nine CDs mix Appalachian-style string-band music with original poetry. Eight books include six poetry collections, a memoir, and a children’s book. Since 1995, he has performed at some of the nation’s leading concert series, festivals, universities, and clubs.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Septeto Nacional de Ignacio Piñeiro
WNMU Light Hall, 7:00 pm, $25
Septeto Nacional de Ignacio Piñeiro are paragon interpreters of son, Cuba’s national music genre par excellence. Decades before the Buena Vista Social Club, the septet performed the compositions of its namesake, transforming them into international standards of the son tradition.
Septeto Nacional is a Grammy-nominated Cuban son group founded by master musician Ignacio Piñeiro. Were there a Pope for Cuban son, it would be Ignacio Piñeiro, an excellent sonero, singer, and composer who became a friend and inspiration to George Gershwin. His septet played on all of Havana’s radio stations in the early part of the 20th century. They crafted a refined and artistically arranged son cubano with many hits that have become part of the classic repertoire, and are credited with creating the original form of salsa. Please note: For the Septeto Nacional Concert and all events in Light Hall, it is advisable to get your tickets early as the venue is often filled to capacity for many events in this venue. Please go to the WNMU Cultural Affairs website admin.wnmu.edu/cultural to purchase tickets online. Or, for concerts and free events, please go to the Harlan Hall office for tickets. Or, phone 575-538-6179.