‘Birdman’s’ Antonio Sanchez comes to Cincinnati

By: Grant Vance ~Staff Writer~ Xavier Music Series will cater to fans of 2015 Oscar winner “Birdman: Or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance” for its next concert with the arrival of Antonio Sánchez. Sánchez composed the score for Alejandro González Iñárritu’s award-winning film using his stylistic jazz drumming that created an energetic atmosphere of anxiety. “Birdman” not only took home four Academy Awards, but also grabbed the winning spot at the Grammy’s for Best Score Soundtrack thanks to Sanchez’s talents. Sanchez’s ensemble from his album “Migration” will join him for his performance, bringing its swing jazz repertoire to accompany his drums. … Continue reading ‘Birdman’s’ Antonio Sanchez comes to Cincinnati

XU celebrates diversity through music

By: Max Bruns ~Staff Writer~ Xavier University’s Music Department is celebrating its fourth year of the Music Series, coordinated by Dr. Polina Bespalko. A piano virtuoso, Bespalko is an adjunct professor of piano for Xavier. According to her, the direction for the music series has been outreach to an “ageless audience.” “I’ve been very lucky and fortunate to branch these events to welcome every generation,” Bespalko said. “It’s a family event on a Sunday. It’s becoming ageless.” At 3 p.m. Feb. 28, the series is branching out into the direction of social justice as well. The Music Series is inviting … Continue reading XU celebrates diversity through music