Popular local band to perform on campus

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Red Sea Pedestrians

KALAMAZOO—Popular Kalamazoo band The Red Sea Pedestrians will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

The performance will be preceded by a 7 p.m. discussion hosted by Dr. Dan Jacobson, WMU professor of music. Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 for seniors and $5 for students, and are available from Miller Auditorium at millerauditorium.com/som or by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858.

Red Sea Pedestrians

The Red Sea Pedestrians are a one-of-a-kind, full-blown, instrument-swapping fusion between tradition and the here-and-now. The band is a melting pot of six distinct singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists, including several alumni from WMU's School of Music, exploring a warped and beautiful blend of klezmer, Greek, gypsy, Celtic, jazz and American roots.

Members include Ira Cohen, guitar, banjo and vocals; Rachel Flanigan, clarinet and vocals; Jay Gavan, guitar, bass and vocals; Ian Gorman, mandolin, bass, guitar and vocals; Benjamin Lau, drums and percussion; and Cori Somers, violin and vocals.

For more information about the band, visit theredseapedestrians.com.

Bullock Music Performance Institute

The Dalton Wed@7:30pm: Live and Interactive! concert series is presented by the WMU School of Music under the auspices of the Bullock Music Performance Institute. Established in the fall of 1985 and renamed in 1988 in honor of its founder, the institute has presented events ranging from formal evening concerts to daytime educational outreach events for local audiences and students of all ages.

For more information about the Wednesday evening concert series, call (269) 387-4704 or (269) 387-4678, or visit wmich.edu/music.