Terra Nova Consort to perform here on March 1

The west ventures east as the Oregon-based Terra Nova Consort holds a concert Thursday, March 1, at Wattenbarger Auditorium of the Bryan Fine Arts Building at 7:30 p.m.

Founded in 1988, the Terra Nova Consort explores ethnic influences through the performance of early music. Involved in such educational programs as Southern Oregon University, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the Seattle Early Music Guild, Terra Nova brings early music to students of all ages and backgrounds.

Terra Nova actively participates on the national and international touring circuit. In the summer of 2000, they made their European debut in Regensburg, Germany, at the Tage Alter Musik Festival.

The Chicago Tribune calls Terra Nova’s work, “terrifically musical, stylish and full of spirit.”

Bill McLaughlin, host of NPR’s Saint Paul Sunday, hails the ensemble as, “one of the world’s best rock n’ roll renaissance bands.”

A Center Stage event, the concert is free and open to the public. Students are requested to show Eagle ID’s for attendance tracking.