Annie Moses Band to Perform at Asbury
September 2, 2016
Is it classical? Is it folk? Is it something new? Decide for yourself during Asbury University’s first Artist Series event of the year, featuring Annie Moses Band on Sept. 30.
Free and open to the public, the program will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Hughes Auditorium.
For years, Asbury’s Artist Series has offered amazing opportunities to engage the creative and performing arts, inviting students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members to enjoy free performances from some of the world’s leading artists.
Past Artist Series events have featured internationally recognized artists including Chris Thile, the Leipzig String Quartet, the Orchid Ensemble, the American Chamber Players and many others. This semester’s event with Annie Moses Band will continue the same tradition of artistry and engagement.
An acclaimed classical crossover ensemble, Annie Moses Band features energetic string and vocal performances that have been described as a blend of Julliard training and Nashville sound. For Artist Series, repertoire will be drawn from “The Art of the Love Song,” Annie Moses Band’s PBS Special. Selections include creative twists to classic love songs like “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face,” “You Look Good in Love” and an arrangement of “La Vie en Rose” with “Honeysuckle Rose.”
Dr. Don Zent, professor of piano at Asbury and chair of the Artist Series committee, says Annie Moses Band members model not only artistic excellence, but also a deep commitment to their faith.
“Students and community members will have the opportunity to experience a set of Christian performers who are extremely skilled in their art,” Zent said. “Hearing them will provide us a good example of giving the best we can to the Lord.”
Combining classical and popular styles and drawing from the best-known love songs of all time, Annie Moses Band will offer something for everyone.
“It’s going to be different than many of our past Artist Series events,” Zent said. “Those who are classically trained will be satisfied, and those attuned to more popular styles of music will find themselves drawn in to the performance. People will be surprised, and delightfully so.”