Canisius received a $4,100 grant from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through the ArtsCONNECT Program to fund the presentation of The Rose Ensemble.

Later this fall, The Rose Ensemble will give a public lecture and performance in the college’s Montante Cultural Center on Thursday, October 4. The group will also present a master class at the Buffalo Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts.

Founded in 1996 by Artistic Director Jordan Sramek, The Rose Ensemble achieved an international reputation as a premiere American early music ensemble. Each performance illuminates centuries of rarely heard repertoire, bringing to modern audiences research from the world’s manuscript libraries and fresh perspectives on history, culture, politics and spirituality from around the globe. With 10 critically acclaimed recordings and a diverse selection of concert programs, the group has thrilled audiences across the United States and Europe with a repertoire spanning 1,000 years and more than 25 languages.

The engagement of The Rose Ensemble is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. More information about the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation can be found here.

The performance of The Rose Ensemble is sponsored by the Joseph J. Naples Conversations in Christ and Culture Lecture and Performance Series, ArtsCanisius, the dean of Arts and Sciences and the Classics Department, in collaboration with the Network of Religious Communities and the Canisius Jesuit Community.

For more information, contact Jonathan Lawrence, PhD, associate professor of religious studies and theology, at Ext. 2825.

Submitted by: College Communications