Trinidaian Liam Teague To Perform with CSULB Steel Drum Orchestra at Caribbean Holiday Celebration Concert
2013-12-02 · By Editor
The Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSULB has continued to build a reputation for exceptional performances and on Friday, December 6, 2013, the CSULB Steel Drum Orchestra, directed by Dr. Dave Gerhart, will perform their annual Caribbean Holiday Celebration Concert in the Carpenter Performing Arts Center. The concert will feature Trinidadian Steel Drum Virtuoso Liam Teague. Hailed as the “Paganini of the Steel pan,” Liam Teague currently serves as the Head of Steel Pan Studies and Associate Professor of Music at Northern Illinois University. Along with Clifford Alexis, he co-directs the NIU Steel Band. His commitment to demonstrating the great musical possibilities of the steel pan has taken Teague to Europe, Asia, and Australia, as well as North and Central America and the Caribbean.
Mr. Teague will be featured as a guest soloist on Vince Guaraldi’s Christmastime is Here (from the Charlie Brown Christmas Special), Scrunter’s Madame Jeffrey, Conscious Chutney (Ras Shorty I), and two original compositions (Hands Like Lightening and Pearls). Liam Teague has received many awards in his homeland of Trinidad and Tobago, including the Humming Bird Award (Silver) for “loyal and devoted service,” and won of a number of notable competitions such as the Trinidad and Tobago National Steel band Festival Solo Championship and the Saint Louis Symphony Volunteers Association Young Artiste Competition. He has performed with many diverse ensembles, including Taiwan National Symphony, Czech National Symphony, Saint Louis Symphony, Vermeer String Quartet, Dartmouth Wind Ensemble, University of Wisconsin-Madison Marching Band, Nexus, TCL Group Skiffle Bunch Steel Orchestra, BPtt Renegades Steelband and Starlift Steel Orchestra.
Tickets for the Caribbean Holiday Celebration are $15 for the general public and $10 for seniors, students, or those with CSULB ID (faculty, staff, students, alumni), and $5 for children under 10. Tickets can be purchased at the CSULB Arts Ticket Office by calling (562) 985-7000 or at http://bit.ly/csulbholiday. The Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center is located on the Northeast corner of the CSULB campus. Parking is $5.00.