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KU Symphony Orchestra to present concert at Lied Center on March 22

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

LAWRENCE - The University of Kansas Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Neely, director of orchestral activities, will present a concert on Tuesday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lied Center of Kansas.

The concert will feature soloist Mi Ou Lee, winner of the 2016 KU School of Music Concerto Competition, in Piano Concerto No. 1 in D-flat Major, Op. 10 by Sergei Prokofiev. Lee is a graduate student in piano performance from Vancouver, Canada studying with Steven Spooner, associate professor of piano. The annual concerto competition highlights excellence in orchestral instrument or piano performance by KU School of Music students. A panel of outside experts from regional institutions selects the winner.

Tuesday’s concert will open with Neely conducting Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun by Claude Debussy and feature flute soloist Maddie Bert. Ottorino Respighi’s Fountains of Rome, led by student conductor Raffaele Cipriano, will conclude the concert.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for children, seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased at the Lied Center Ticket Office, by phone at 785-864-2787 or online at www.lied.ku.edu. The performance will also be available to watch via live stream by visiting http://livestream.com/liedcenter/KUSOM32216.

For more information about the KU Symphony Orchestra visit: http://music.ku.edu/programs/orchestra/.
For more information about David Neely visit: https://music.ku.edu/david-neely.

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

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