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An Evening of International Food, Wine, and Music with special performance by David Morgenroth

Please join us for the second annual An Evening of International Food, Wine, and Music on Thursday, September 12th at the Public House, downtown Missoula!

You will get the opportunity to taste food and wine from around the world while trying to answer fun trivia questions about that country’s food and wine. For every trivia question you get right, you will receive a ticket. At the end of the night, we will draw one lucky winner to receive 2 free tickets to Global Gauntlet! Global Gauntlet tickets and tables will also be sold at a discounted rate for this one night only.

After the food and wine tasting, we will have a private concert from the extremely talented David Morgenroth.

We hope you will join us for this incredibly fun and unforgettable evening!

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Member Pricing: $30
Non-Member Pricing: $40

David Morgenroth Biography:

David Morgenroth is among the rare breed of artists at home in both classical and jazz genres.  He has performed with such jazz luminaries as Joe Williams, Freddie Hubbard, Lionel Hampton, Gary Peacock, Clark Terry, Bill Watrous, Toots Thielemans, Michael Brecker and Benny Golson. He has performed across the United States and Canada as well as in Europe and South America.

After freelancing in Dallas, Phoenix and San Francisco, Mr. Morgenroth performed extensively in New York City as a chamber musician and jazz artist, while studying with famed pedagogue Sophia Rosoff and jazz great Fred Hersch.  He holds graduate degrees in both classical piano and jazz studies from the University of North Texas.

David released his first solo piano recording in February, 2010, entitled, “Alone with Duke”. In his review for Japan’s leading jazz publication, Swing Journal, Masayuki Okazaki writes, “Morgenroth successfully draws out the sonorous beauty of Ellington’s music in style…(he) blends elegance with a casual feel…”  The release of a new recording, The Johnny Mandel Songbook, is scheduled for October, 2010, followed by a recording of original music in early 2011.

David is musical director and pianist for vocalist  Eden Atwood, whose 2009 release, “Turn Me Loose” received five stars from Swing Journal.  Critic Mr. Yozo Iwanami writes, “The arrangements by David Morgenroth, the pianist and musical director for this album, are…superb.  At the hands of Atwood and Morgenroth, even familiar standards are transformed into something entirely different, fresh and exciting.”  Eden and David made a three-week, 13-city tour of Japan in December to rave reviews.  Their next recording, “Almost Blue”, will be released in fall, 2010.

David Morgenroth lives with his wife, Barbara Koostra, and their five pets in Missoula.

 

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The 17th Annual International Conference on Central and SW Asia

The 17th Annual International Conference on Central & Southwest Asia
Thursday, April 18-Friday, April 19, 2019
All Events Will Be Held at the University Center Theater, Third Floor, University Center Building, University of MontanaThursday, April 18, 2019
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Presenter: Ekta Gupta (Visiting Fulbright Scholar, University of Lucknow, India)
Presentation: The Partition of the Indian Subcontinent: Women and the Disharmony and Disfiguration of India
12:30 PM-2:00 PM
Student Panel
Chair & Discussant: Dr. Ardi Kia (UM Central & Southwest Asian Studies Center)
Student Presenters: Chris Hanson, Sean Kitson, Isaac Mann, Kelcie Murphy, Jacob O’Neil
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Russia, United States, and the Middle East: A Panel Discussion
Chair & Discussant: Dr. Michael Mayer (UM Department of History)
Presenters: Dr. Robert Greene (Chair, UM Department of History); Robert Seidenschwarz (Montana World Affairs Council/Visiting Scholar, Central & Southwest Asian Studies Center)
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Keynote Presentation
Welcome Remarks: President Seth Bodnar, President, University of Montana
Janet Rose, Executive Director, Montana World Affairs Council
Chair & Discussant: Robert Seidenschwarz
Presenter: Will Todman (Associate Fellow in the Middle East Program at the Center for Strategic & International Studies-Washington DC)
Presentation: The Ties That Bind: Family, Tribe, Nation, and the Rise of Individualism in the Arab World
Friday, April 19, 2019
10:30-11:30 AM
Presentation: From Factory of the World to Superpower: China’s Troubled Transition
A Conversation with Dexter Roberts, Award-winning Journalist and Speaker, Former China Bureau Chief at Bloomberg Businessweek
Presenters: Dexter Roberts & Robert Seidenschwarz
11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Presentation: The Resurgence of Anti-Semitism in the United States, Europe and Beyond
Presenters: Bruce Barrett (Missoula Attorney/Visiting Scholar, Central & Southwest Asian Studies Center); Dr. Michael Mayer (UM Department of History)
1:00 PM-2:00 PM
Presentation: Centrality of Central Asia
Presenter: Dr. Ardi Kia (UM Central & Southwest Asian Studies Center)
2:00 PM-4:30 PM
Presentation: China, Central Asia & the Middle East
Chair: Professor Zhen Cao (UM Department of Modern & Classical Languages & Literatures)
Presenters: Professor NIU Song; Professor QIAN Xuming; Professor ZHANG Yuan; Professor ZHAO Jun (Shanghai International Studies University) 

Sponsored by: Central & Southwest Asian Studies Center at the University of Montana, Shanghai International Studies University, Montana World Affairs Council, UM Department of History, Office of the Provost, University of Montana

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