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KU University Band and Symphonic Band present concert at Lied Center on March 11 including works by KU composer James Barnes

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

LAWRENCE - The University of Kansas University Band and Symphonic Band will present a shared concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, at the Lied Center of Kansas.

Sharon L. Toulouse, assistant director of KU Bands, will conduct the University Band program featuring Midway March by John Williams; Scootin’ on Hardrock by David Holsinger and “Symphonic Dance No. 3 ‘Fiesta’” by Clifton Williams. Graduate conductor Luke D. Johnson will lead the University Band in A Prayer for Higashi Nihon by James Barnes, KU professor of music theory and composition.

Conductor Matthew O. Smith, associate director of KU Bands, will lead the Symphonic Band in the repertoire they performed at the Kansas Music Educators Association conference in late February. The program includes Nobles of the Mystic Shrine by John Philip Sousa, featuring guest conductor Paul W. Popiel, director of KU Bands; Sleep, My Child by Eric Whitacre, featuring guest conductor Sharon L. Toulouse; Samba Picante by James Barnes, featuring soloist Sarah Frisof, assistant professor of flute; and Niagara Falls by Michael Daugherty.

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.

For more information about Sarah Frisof visit: https://music.ku.edu/sarah-frisof
For more information about Paul W. Popiel visit: https://music.ku.edu/paul-popiel
For more information about Matthew O. Smith visit: https://music.ku.edu/matthew-smith
For more information about Sharon Toulouse visit: https://music.ku.edu/sharon-toulouse

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

Media Contact:
J.D. Warnock
KU School of Music
785-864-9742

jdwarnock@ku.edu



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