String quartet, string band, woman's vocal quartet, jaw-dropping improvising world-music collective...pick a box and Real Vocal String Quartet will think outside it, with style. RVSQ plays original songs and unique arrangements that pay tribute to music from Appalachia to Kenya to Brazil, with sparkling improvisation that impresses and moves.
Honoring the legacy of Dr. Earl Boyd, former Chair of the EIU Music Department and composer of the EIU Fight Song. The concert will remember his career and accomplishments through presentations, multimedia, and musical selections. Part of the many activities surrounding EIU's annual Celebration: A Festival of the Arts. Proceeds to benefit the EIU Marching Band.
In her fifth decade of writing songs and performing, Janis Ian won her second Grammy Award of nine total nominations over the years in eight categories! Her 2013 Grammy is for Best Spoken Word Album for her audiobook autobiography "Society's Child". At Seventeen became her trademark song and, along with the album on which it debuted, Between the Lines, it earned five Grammy nominations and two wins including Best Pop Female Performance and Best Engineered Recording. The song has since joined Society's Child as inductees in the Grammy Hall of Fame.