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KU School of Music announces its 2015-2016 concert season

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

LAWRENCE - The University of Kansas School of Music is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 KU School of Music concert season. The concert season includes more than 50 shows featuring the incredible talents of students, faculty and visiting artists, with performances in Lawrence, Kansas City, Overland Park, Topeka, and New York City.

The fall semester kicks off with Faculty Recital Series: Steven Spooner, piano, on Sunday, Aug. 30 at 7:30 p.m. in newly remodeled Swarthout Recital Hall, Murphy Hall. This performance is free and open to the public. The concert features some of the most beloved music for the piano including works by Debussy, Schubert, Liszt, Scriabin, and original works. The concert will also be live streamed, visit http://goo.gl/PsRLsX‚Äč to view the concert in real time. 

On Sunday, Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m., the Kansas Virtuosi, featuring the world-class talents of KU faculty artists, will begin their 2015-2016 series in Swarthout Recital Hall, also free and open to the public.

The 16th Annual Collage Concert is a Jayhawk tradition that celebrates a new academic year by sharing vibrant music culture through performances featuring students and faculty. The Collage Concert will be held Friday, Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lied Center of Kansas. Admission is free for KU students with a valid ID, $16 for adults and $11 for seniors and children. For tickets please visit the Lied Center Ticket Office, call 785-864-2787 or visit lied.ku.edu.

The performance will also be live streamed. You can visit lied.ku.edu to tune in live.

To view the entire 2015-2016 event calendar, visit music.ku.edu.

Additionally, the KU School of Music is pleased to again offer a reduced price ticket package for select shows in the 2015-2016 KU School of Music Concerts at the Lied Center season.

Ticket packages for 10 concerts from the select list below are available at the reduced cost of $50 for adults and $25 for children, seniors & students. At the time of purchase, package subscribers may select any 10 concerts from the list of 12 below. All concerts in the reduced price ticket package series begin at 7:30 p.m. Reduced price season ticket packages may be purchased at the Lied Center Ticket Office or by phone at 785-864-2787. The Lied Center charges a $5 service fee for each order.

Concerts that may be selected for the 2015-2016 KU School of Music reduced priced ticket package are: KU Wind Ensemble (Oct. 6), Symphonic Band & Chamber Winds (Oct. 22), KU Symphony Orchestra Halloween Concert (Oct. 30), KU Wind Ensemble (Nov. 12), KU Symphony Orchestra (Nov. 23), KU University Band & Symphonic Band (Dec. 2), KU Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, & Jazz Ensemble I (Feb. 6), University Band & Symphonic Band (March 7), KU Choirs - Joy of Singing Concert (Mar. 31), KU Wind Ensemble (Apr. 18), University Band & Jazz Ensembles II & III (April 26), University Band & Jazz Ensembles II & III (Apr. 26), Symphonic Band (May 3).

For more information about the 2015-2016 KU School of Music Concerts at the Lied Center reduced price ticket package, please visit: music.ku.edu/liedticketpackage.

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

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Music students present hundreds of public concerts every year
Students perform in KU choirs, concert bands, pep bands, ensembles, symphony orchestra, and jazz combos
The school owns one of the greatest jazz record collections in the world
KU Wind Ensemble performed the world premiere of the symphony "In the Shadow of No Towers" at Carnegie Hall
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.