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Source: Kristin Mortenson, 785-532-5740, kmortens@k-state.edu
News release prepared by: Nellie Ryan 785-532-6415, media@k-state.edu

Friday, April 2, 2010

A VARIETY OF K-STATE MUSIC PERFORMANCES BEING OFFERED IN APRIL

MANHATTAN -- The Kansas State University department of music is offering numerous events and performances throughout April.

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted and include:

* The annual Honors Recital will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 6, in All Faiths Chapel. The performance will feature five of the department's top students who were selected from competitive auditions earlier in the semester. Student performers include: Drew Horton, senior in music education, vocal performance, Bryan Pinkall, graduate student in music, vocal performance, and Eldon Weaver, sophomore in computer science, piano, all of Manhattan; Adam Lundine, senior in music education, Overland Park, saxophone; and Katherine Klinefelter, graduate student in music, Whitehall, Mich., trumpet. At the end of the recital, three students will be awarded scholarships as the top performers in the recital.

* Guest artist Paul Reed, professor emeritus from Wichita State University, will present a solo piano recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 8, in All Faiths Chapel.

* The K-State Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble, under the direction of Steven Maxwell, assistant professor of music, will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 12, in All Faiths Chapel.

* K-State music faculty artists Jacqueline Fassler-Kerstetter, Tod Kerstetter and William Wingfield will be performing a chamber recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, in All Faiths Chapel. The recital will feature pieces written for clarinet and horn by Gustav Jenner and Michael Kallstrom, and a performance of a song cycle written by Kirke Mechem, with soprano soloist Amy Rosine.

* The K-State Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Kurt Gartner, associate professor of music, will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, in McCain Auditorium. The concert will feature student conductors and soloists including, Emory Dease, graduate teaching assistant, Stilwell, and Josh Heath, senior in architectural engineering, Kansas City, Mo., percussionist.

* The K-State Brass Quintet will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15, in All Faiths Chapel.

* The popular Sticks and Strings concert will be 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 17, in All Faiths Chapel. The concert, which features student chamber musicians from the string and percussion studios, will include "Marimba Sonata No. 1," a marimba trio composition by Adam Sovkoplas; "Five Hymn Tunes," arranged by Michael Aukofer and coached by Chris Exum, graduate student in music, Manhattan; and "In Ancient Temple Gardens" by William Cahn, featuring Jamie Shores, senior in music education, Haven, as percussion soloist.

* The Tubaphonium Festival will take place all day on Saturday, April 17, in McCain Auditorium.

* Flute students of Mary Lee Cochran, associate professor of flute, will perform a recital at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 18, in All Faiths Chapel.

* The K-State Orchestra will join with the K-State Concert Choir, Collegiate Chorale, Women's Glee Club and Men's Glee Club in a varied program at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, in McCain Auditorium. Joshua Oppenheim, assistant professor of music, will conduct the "Schubert Mass" in G major with soloists Amy Rosine, soprano; Reg Pittman, tenor; and Chad Pape, baritone. Julie Yu Oppenheim, assistant professor of music, will conduct the combined choirs and orchestra in Leonard Bernstein's "Chichester Psalms" with soloists Kohl Case, soprano; Rosine, soprano; Patricia Thompson, mezzo-soprano; Pittman, tenor; and Pape, baritone. The last piece on the program is Felix Mendelssohn's "Symphony No. 5, the Reformation," conducted by William Wingfield, department of music staff accompanist.

* The monthly Student Recital Series will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 22, in All Faiths Chapel, featuring wind, brass, keyboard, string and percussion soloists.

* The K-State Jazz Bands, directed by Wayne Goins, professor of jazz, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 22, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union.

* The K-State Singers, directed by Joshua Oppenheim and Julie Yu Oppenheim, will present their spring show, "Colors of Love," at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 23, in McCain Auditorium. Tickets are $7 for K-State students and military and $10 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased by calling the McCain Auditorium box office at 785-532-6428 between 11 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays. A special ticket price of $5 is available to those who purchase their ticket directly from a member of the K-State Singers.

* Bryan Pinkall, a graduate student in music and a tenor, will present his Master's Recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 26, in All Faiths Chapel.

* The saxophone studio of Anna Marie Wytko, instructor of saxophone, will present a recital of solo and chamber music at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, in All Faiths Chapel.

* The K-State Jazz Combos, directed by Wayne Goins, will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, in Union Station at the K-State Student Union.

* The K-State Student Woodwind Quintet and K-State Student Brass Quintet will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, in All Faiths Chapel.

* The K-State Men's and Women's Glee Clubs, directed by Joshua Oppenheim and Julie Yu Oppenheim, will present their spring concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 29, in All Faiths Chapel. A variety of songs are on the program, including "Stout-hearted Men," "Prayer of the Children," "Lullaby," "Tantum Ergo," "Chindia" and "Tshosholoza."

For more information about the music department's April events, contact the music office at 785-532-5740.