Center Stage Series: Anat Cohen to perform at Luther College Nov. 4

Celebrated around the world for her expressive virtuosity and infectious charisma, clarinetist/saxophonist Anat Cohen will perform with the Anat Cohen Tentet at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on the Luther College campus.

Tickets, on sale in Luther's Ticket Office, are $27 for adults, $25 for seniors age 65 and older and $15 for youth ages 4-18, and may be purchased online at http://www.tickets.luther.edu or via the Luther Ticket Office, (563) 387-1357 or [email protected] Ticket Office hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tuesday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; with extended hours on Thursdays, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Since 2005, Cohen's musical releases have seen her range from hard-swinging to lilting balladry, from small groups to larger ensembles and back again, exploring many musical styles along the way. "Happy Song," her latest album and third release this year, sees her drawing on diverse musical loves, including everything from Brazilian music to vintage swing.

The new vehicle for her explorations is the Anat Cohen Tentet, a group of ten New York musicians that includes cello, trumpet, piano, guitar, drums and more.

The Jazz Journalists Association has declared Cohen Clarinetist of the Year every year since 2007, and she has also been named the top clarinetist in both the readers and critic's polls in "DownBeat Magazine" for multiple years running. When describing Cohen's presence and impact, Terry Gross of Fresh Air credits Cohen with "bringing the clarinet to the world" and The New York Times hails her a "Master."

A national liberal arts college with an enrollment of 2,050, Luther offers an academic curriculum that leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree in more than 60 majors and pre-professional programs. For more information about Luther visit the college's website: http://luther.edu.

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