Srinivas Krishnan Welcoming Lunch

May 9, 2018
12-1 PM
Spencer Center

Mary Baldwin University is pleased to welcome a team of 12 middle-school scholars from the LEAP program in Chennai, India, and Spencer Center for Civic and Global Engagement Artist-in-Residence Srinivas Krishnan, who has been a guest performer at MBU many times over the past 15 years.

To celebrate the arrival of our guests, we are pleased to invite you to the Spencer Center next Wed., May 9 for lunch and a short performance by Boundary Breakers 2018, young scholars and artists who perform a signature global music blend.
Lunch will be available starting at 12:00, followed by a musical performance around 12:30 p.m.
Many thanks to President Fox for generously funding this event.

About Boundary Breakers

 The group, traveling across the East Coast, is called “Hototo! Boundary Breakers” (Hototo is a Native American term that means “song of the fearless spirit”). They are part of the Leadership Engagement in Artistic Performances (LEAP) program, which encourages intercultural collaboration and leadership among youth through music, art, dance, literature, and film.

Under Srini’s artistic direction, the youngsters will perform at the Spencer Center luncheon and again during the opening ceremony and closing reception of the Capstone Festival on May 10. If possible, please plan to join us for one of the LEAP performances, which will feature works of LEAP mentor, Composer A. R. Rahman, specifically his Sufi compositions rooted in Indian classical music. They will also sing works by Ravi, Adele, and excerpts from The Lord of the Rings.

You will see the students around campus, attending some May Term classes, and out and about in Staunton, as they plan to visit the American Shakespeare Center and the Frontier Culture Museum, before traveling for performances in Washington and Boston.

Let’s give these young musicians an #MBUfamily welcome!