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KU School of Music Prairie Winds Festival Partcipants Perform Concert February 3rd

Monday, January 14, 2013

LAWRENCE, KS — The KU School of Music Prairie Winds Festival culminates with a free concert on Sunday, February 3rd at 1:00 PM at the Lied Center.

The tenth annual Prairie Winds Festival begins Friday, February 1st at Murphy Hall. The festival is an opportunity for advanced instruction for outstanding high school wind and percussion performers in a supportive, yet challenging environment. More than 100 student musicians will travel to Lawrence from other cities in Kansas, as well as from eight other states, including California, Illinois and Texas.

During the festival, high school students participate in masterclasses, clinics, chamber ensembles and performances in select wind ensembles led by KU School of Music’s faculty musicians.

“The Prairie Winds Festival is a great opportunity for an intensive weekend of musical study and camaraderie where students can brush up on techniques in an individualized setting,” Paul Popiel, KU director of bands and festival director.

The participants conclude the festival with a performance for family, friends and the community at the Lied Center on February 3rd. The concert is free and open to the public.

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



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