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Entertainment Ranti Ihimoyan, Tunde Jegede, Diana Baroni Thrills At The New Horizon Concert This Saturday


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FOLLOWING a successful debut last year, the New Horizons concert series conceived by the Artistic Director of the MUSON Centre, Tunde Jegede, is set to make its eagerly anticipated return.

Tagged ‘New Horizons: New Worlds’, this year’s concert happening on Saturday, April 23 at Agip Recital Hall, MUSON Centre, Onikan by 6pm will feature seven international and Nigerian artists in line with its goal of fusing different music traditions.

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Top on the bill at the concert holding in partnership with the Institut Francais of the French Embassy and Air France are singer and flautist, Diana Baroni who is rooted in the classical, folk and music of her native South America. Also,there is also guitarist and multi-percussionist, Rafael Guel, who combines South American baroque and traditional music and French contrabasse player Simon Drappier.

Leading the Nigerian contingent is opera and crossover singer Ranti Ihimoyan. Versatile in various genres of music including folk, jazz, pop and classical, Ihimoyan is currently Nigeria’s foremost soprano and promoter of neo-classical music.

Also performing at the concert are the Olaiwola Sakara Band, one of the foremost exponents of Sakara music around today and the MUSON Ensemble, a classical chamber ensemble set up by Jegede in 2015 to develop a new aesthetic within contemporary classical composition.

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The initiator, Jegede, is not left out. The composer, producer, cellist and kora virtuoso with over 25 years experience working in diverse fields of music will also be performing at the concert.

Tickets go for N5,000 for adults, N2,000 for students and N1,000 for children. It is however free for 2015/2016 MUSON members.

Come and enjoy beautiful music as we go on a journey from the classical world of the baroque to the traditional music of Nigeria and South America
 
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