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New music series showcases faculty artists

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

KU is proud to present the premiere concert of the University of Kansas School of Music Faculty Virtuosi Series, a new program highlighting the talents of faculty artists.

The first of these eclectic concerts will take place on Sunday, September 18, 2011, at 7:30pm. The diverse music presented in this concert will include the best-known work of Venetian Baroque composer Alessandro Marcello. The Concerto In D Minor features Margaret Marco (oboe), Jacob Dakon (violin), Tami Lee Hughes (violin), Peter Chun (viola), Larry Rice (bass), and Michael Bauer (harpsichord).

Also on the program is the Trio in E-Flat for Clarinet, Viola and Piano “Kegelstatt, K. 498” performed by Robert Walzel (clarinet), Peter Chun (viola), and Richard Reber (piano). Written by Mozart in 1786, this piece helped popularized the then newly invented clarinet.

The concert will conclude with 20th-century composer William Walton’s Façade, an entertaining mix of poetry and challenging music, featuring strings, brass percussion and winds. KU music faculty artists David Fedele (flute and piccolo), Robert Walzel (clarinet), Ed Laut (cello), Steve Leisring (trumpet), and Doug Perry will be conducted by David Neely. The piece will be narrated by celebrated opera faculty members Joyce Castle and John Stephens.

Additional opportunities to attend performances in this series include November 20, 2011; February 18, 2012; and April 15, 2012. More information for the remaining concerts will be posted on the KU School of Music website at music.ku.edu

All concerts take place at 7:30pm in Swarthout Recital Hall/Murphy Hall and are free and open to the public.

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

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