Sigma Alpha Iota plans on whisking audience members to distant lands with exciting musical performances centering around the theme “adventure” at 8 p.m. this Sunday, April 3 in McNamara Rehearsal Hall in the Howard Music Building.
Almost half of the active members of SAI are seniors and the concert is intended to celebrate the adventures they will have once they graduate.
According to SAI senior Faith Liu, the performance will also be a thrilling experience for the audience. Liu, SAI’s Program Director, said the audience shouldn’t expect typical instrumentation. She indicated guest appearances from instruments such as harp, accordion, and a guzheng, a traditional Chinese zither.
“It’s not going to be your standard guitar and two people singing all the time,” she said. “It’s a bit expanded.”
This musical expansion offers audiences a wide range of genres. Liu has written an arrangement that will be sung by the ladies of SAI accompanied by a string quartet and piano. Along with group performances, there are individual acts spanning the range of musical styles. Liu said, “We’ve got a lot of pop song renditions, we’ve got Broadway, we’ve got film soundtracks. We’ve got tons of stuff.”
Everyone is invited to attend SAI’s adventurous musical performance.
“Definitely get there early because we fill up super fast, and we always end up filling way more than we have space for,” Liu cautioned. “We’re going to break a fire code!”