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KU School of Music welcomes Principal Horn of the Metropolitan Opera to campus

Monday, September 10, 2012

LAWRENCE-The University of Kansas School of Music is pleased to welcome Erik Ralske, Principal Horn of the Metropolitan Opera, for a concert on Monday, September 17, 2012, 7:30 PM, in Swarthout Recital Hall. This event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by Reach Out Kansas, Inc., and the Law Offices of Smithyman & Zakoura, Chartered. Ralske will perform the famous “Siegfried’s Call” from Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen, Eugene Bozza’s “En Foret,” Beethoven’s “Sextet for Two Horns,” Vaclav Nelhybel’s “Scherzo Concertante,” Andrea Clearfield’s “Song of the Wolf,” and Charles Gounod’s two movements from “Six Melodies for Horn and Piano.”

While visiting KU, Ralske will also give free master classes on Tuesday, September 18, including “My Career in Music and How You Can Succeed” at 10am in Swarthout Recital Hall, and a performance master class with additional soloists at 12:30pm in Murphy Hall, Room 130. Erik Ralske was appointed by Maestro James Levine as Principal Horn of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra at the start of the 2010-2011 season, after turning down an invitation by Gustavo Dudamel to become Principal Horn of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Previously, he was third horn and later Acting Associate Principal Horn of the New York Philharmonic for 17 seasons. Previous positions include Associate Principal with the Houston Symphony Orchestra and Principal Horn with the Vancouver Symphony, Florida Symphony, and Tulsa Philharmonic Orchestras.

For more information, contact the KU School of Music for more information at 785-864-3436. MUSIC.KU.EDU.



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