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A box of Barnes: Group records all professor’s symphonies

LAWRENCE — Like thespians who refer to “Macbeth” as “the Scottish play,” classical music composers have a superstition about the number of symphonies they may write. Beethoven and Mahler died shortly after completing their respective ninth symphonies.

KU School of Music Presents "Signed, Sealed, Delivered—The Music of Stevie Wonder" Concert

KU to stage ‘Sweeney Todd,’ opening Feb. 16

LAWRENCE — Before the Broadway national tour begins, a local production of “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, a Musical Thriller” will explore the psyche of the villain and bring Stephen Sondheim’s brilliant melodies to the community with the help of KU’s Opera and Symphony Orchestr

Brandon Draper's recording dam to burst in 2024

LAWRENCE – The way Brandon Draper heard it all his life, it was the impending birth of his older sister that cost his keyboardist father a chance to audition for the Rolling Stones.

KU School of Music Presents Prairie Winds Festival with The Westerlies

The University of Kansas School of Music is thrilled to announce the Prairie Winds Festival, featuring multiple wind ensembles and the genre-defying brass quartet, The Westerlies. The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, February 3, 2024, at the Lied Center in Lawrence, Kansas.

Paul Popiel named dean of KU School of Music

LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas has selected Paul Popiel as the next dean of the KU School of Music. Popiel has served as the interim dean since January. He has been a professor of music at KU since 2010.

Two KU School of Music students named 2024 Global Scholars

LAWRENCE — From around the world and across diverse academic units, 15 University of Kansas second-year students have been selected as the 2024 cohort of Global Scholars.

Research, new recordings bring works of 20th century Ecuadorian composer to light

Ecuadorian composer Luis Humberto Salgado was so far ahead of his time that neither he nor the public in Quito, where he lived, heard most of his orchestral and chamber music works performed during his life (1903-1977).

Opera singer, director aims to embody music’s epic storytelling

For Stella Markou, opera is a ticket to a magical world where she can embody not only life’s ecstasy and agony but even inhabit the skin of the greatest singer of all time.

The KU Wind Ensemble Receives the 2023 American Prize in Band/Wind Ensemble Performance

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