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Cutting-edge music and cross-cultural exchange

  • Isabel-International at Home
    International and domestic students, as well as staff, faculty, and senior administration gather at the Isabel on Oct. 13 for a performance by Collectif9, the first in the International at Home series. (Garrett Elliott photo)
  • Hasan Kettaneh
    PhD student Hasan Kettaneh mingles during the pre-concert reception at the Isabel. (Garrett Elliott photo)
  • O'Brien-Lina-Hasan Kattaneh
    Kathy O'Brien, Associate Vice-Principal (International), chats with PhD students Leena Yahia and Hasan Kettaneh. (Garrett Elliott photo)
  • Collectif9-Andrea Stewart
    Andrea Stewart, Collectif9 cellist (left), welcomes students, along with Csilla Volford, Coordinator, International Projects and Events, and Tricia Baldwin, Director of the Isabel. Ms. Stewart gave a brief talk to students about the band's formation and philosophy. (Garrett Elliott photo)
  • International students
    Domestic and international Queen's students gather during the pre-concert reception. (Garrett Elliott photo)
  • Mofi Badmos-Kathy O'Brien
    Mofi Badmos, Queen's University International Centre Intern, shares a laugh with Kathy O'Brien, Associate Vice-Principal (International). (Garrett Elliott photo)

International and domestic students at Queen's came together recently for an evening of cutting-edge music and cross-cultural exchange at the first perfomance in the International at Home series at the Isabel.

Students, as well as faculty, staff, and senior university administrators, met at a reception before the musical performance – by Montreal's Collectif9 – and had a chance to hear about the string band's philosophy from one of its cellists, Andrea Stewart. 

The series, which will feature Ashley MacIsaac, Measha Brueggergosman, and Evergreen Club Contemporary Gamelan in future events, is hosted by the Office of the Associate Vice-Principal (International) and the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts.

In order to bring all students out for the upcoming events, organizers are asking faculties and units across campus to sponsor pairs of tickets, which will be distributed equally to international and domestic students to attend a performance together. The Isabel will then match each ticket purchased one-to-one (with the exception of the Ashley MacIsaac concert), with all tickets provided to interested students.

Full details are available on the Queen’s International website. Faculties, departments, and units interested in sponsoring student tickets are asked to contact international@queensu.ca Ticket prices range from $14-$18.