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Kansas Virtuosi to perform third concert in 2014-2015 series at Bales Organ Recital Hall on Feb. 8

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

LAWRENCE - The University of Kansas School of Music proudly presents the third performance in the Kansas Virtuosi Series for the 2014-2015 season, which features a special program entitled, “Organ Plus.” The Kansas Virtuosi Series showcases the world-class talents of the KU School of Music faculty artists and guest artists. The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8 in Bales Organ Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

This performance of Kansas Virtuosi features KU School of Music faculty artists: Julia Broxholm, soprano; Peter Chun, viola d’amore; Edward Laut, cello; Margaret Marco, oboe; Michael Davidson, trombone; and Steve Leisring, trumpet. Students Guangyu Dong, trumpet, and Andy Newbegin, trombone will be performing with organists Kevin Vogt, lecturer in organ, and Michael Bauer, professor of organ & church music.

The program spans an almost 400-year range, encompassing works from Giovanni Gabrieli in 1597 to Peter Eben in 1987. The concert is framed with pieces for brass quartet and organ by Gabrieli and the modern Czech composer, Petr Eben. Additionally, there is a movement from a trumpet and organ suite by Eben, an oboe and organ fantasia by Bach’s student Johann Krebs, three sacred concerti for soprano and organ by German composer Hugo Distler, a priere for cello and organ written late in life by Camille Saint- Saëns, and a sonata da chiesa featuring the rarely heard baroque instrument called the viola d’amore, written by the modern Swiss composer Frank Martin.

The next performance in the 2014-2015 Kansas Virtuosi Series will take place at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 19 in Swarthout Recital Hall.

For more information about the distinguished faculty at KU School of Music visit: http://music.ku.edu/faculty

For more information, contact the KU School of Music at 785-864-3436 or visit www.music.ku.edu.

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