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October brings a harvest of cultural events to university

Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013

       

 

MANHATTAN -- October is a busy time on the Kansas State University campus with a variety of entertainment offerings available to the public.

The following events, all free unless otherwise indicated, are sponsored by the university's McCain Performance Series and School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. They include:

* The saxophone studio will perform with guest artist Victor Morosco at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, in McCain Auditorium. Morosco holds two degrees from the Juilliard School, and has an international reputation as a performer and educator of classical music. Morosco and the saxophone studio also will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, in the auditorium at All Faiths Chapel.

* The university's Tap Dance Ensemble will perform at the K-State volleyball game on Wednesday, Oct. 2, in Ahearn Field House. The game starts at 7 p.m.

* The comedy "Detroit" by Lisa D'Amour will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3-5 in East Stadium's Purple Masque Theatre. Tickets are $7 for the general public, seniors and military, and $4 for students, plus taxes and applicable fees. They can be purchased in person at the McCain Auditorium box office from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by phone at 785-532-6428.

* Momix Botanica, a dance troupe known for its eclectic music and inventive costumes and props, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, in McCain Auditorium. Tickets for this McCain Performance Series event range from $13.50-$55, plus applicable taxes and fees, and can be purchased at the McCain Auditorium box office, by phone at 785-532-6428 or online at http://www.k-state.edu/mccain.

* The K-State Tap Dance Ensemble will put on a demonstration from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Hoeflin Stone House Early Childhood Education Center.

* Eldon Matlick will perform a French horn recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, in the All Faiths Chapel auditorium. Matlick is a professor of horn at the University of Oklahoma's School of Music and is the principal hornist of the Oklahoma City Philharmonic Orchestra.

* K-State Theatre will present Stephen Kramer and PJ Paparelli's hard-hitting docudrama "columbinus" at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10-12 and Oct. 17-19 and at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 20. All performances will be in Mark A. Chapman Theatre, formerly Nichols Theatre, in Nichols Hall.

* The flute studio of Karen Large, assistant professor of music, will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, in Kirmser Hall, 204 McCain Auditorium.

* Students in the music program's opera workshop class will perform scenes from opera, operetta and Broadway musicals at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, in the All Faiths Chapel auditorium.

* Contemporary jazz trio ACS -- composed of pianist Geri Allen, drummer Terri Lyne Carrington and bassist/vocalist Esperanza Spalding -- will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, in McCain Auditorium. Tickets for this McCain Performance Series event range from $14.50-$55, plus applicable taxes and fees, and can be purchased at the McCain Auditorium box office, by phone at 785-532-6428 or online at http://www.k-state.edu/mccain.

* The Kansas State University Wind Symphony and Concert Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, in McCain Auditorium under the direction of Frank Tracz, professor of music and director of bands, and Don Linn, instructor of music.

* Students from the wind, brass, string, percussion, voice and keyboard divisions of the music program will perform a general student recital at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in All Faiths Chapel auditorium.

* The Kansas State University Wind Ensemble will present a concert, under the direction of Frank Tracz, professor of music and director of bands, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in McCain Auditorium.

* The university music program will open its Hale Library Series with a recital by Patricia Thompson, assistant professor of music, and John Lenti, guest artist, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, in Hale Library's Hemisphere Room. Contact Darchelle Martin at 785-532-7442 or libfrnds@k-state.edu to get tickets through the Friends of Hale Library.

* Dance program students will perform from 12-2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Spooktacular at the Sunset Zoo in Manhattan.

* The music program's percussion ensembles I and II will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, in McCain Auditorium. The concert will feature soloists Tod Kerstetter, professor of music, on bass clarinet; Paul Hunt, professor of music, on trombone; Eva Roebuck, sophomore in music education, on cello; Ben Yancey, master's student in music, on steel pan; Craig Archer, senior in music education, on drum set; and Kirstyn Norris, freshman in applied music, on xylophone.

* The K-State music program will host a guest tuba recital by Stephen Kunzer, adjunct professor of tuba and euphonium at Oklahoma State University, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, in Kirmser Hall, 204 McCain Auditorium

* The Kansas State University Orchestra, under the direction of David Littrell, university distinguished professor of music, will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, in McCain Auditorium. The program includes Haydn's Symphony No. 103, "Drum Roll"; Scott Freeby's "The Beauty of Holland"; Beethoven's Symphony No. 1, 3rd movement; Laurel Littrell's "Nature's Law"; and Saens' Bacchanale from "Samson and Delilah."

* Students from the tuba and euphonium studios of Steven Maxwell, assistant professor of music, will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, in Kirmser Hall, 204 McCain Auditorium.

* The Konza Winds, the music program's faculty wind quintet, will perform an international program of classics for wind quintet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in All Faiths Chapel auditorium. The ensemble will perform works by American composer Alvin Etler, Czech composer Josef Forster and French composer Darius Milhaud. Members of the Konza Winds include music faculty Karen Large, assistant professor, on flute; Tod Kerstetter, professor, on clarinet; Nora Lewis, associate professor, on oboe; Jacqueline Kerstetter, associate professor, on French horn; and Susan Maxwell, instructor of music, on bassoon.

* The World Blues Tour, headlined by Grammy-winning legend Taj Mahal, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in McCain Auditorium. Tickets for this McCain Performance Series event range from $18.50-$75, plus applicable taxes and fees, and can be purchased at the McCain Auditorium box office, by phone at 785-532-6428 or online at http://www.k-state.edu/mccain.

* The K-State Singers will perform a 60th anniversary reunion concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, in McCain Auditorium. The group is directed by Joshua Oppenheim, assistant professor of music, and Julie Yu-Oppenheim, associate professor of music. A small admission fee will be charged for this performance.

* The Kansas State University Men's Choir will perform a 125th anniversary reunion concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, in All Faiths Chapel auditorium. The choir is directed by Joshua Oppenheim, assistant professor of music, and Julie Yu-Oppenheim, associate professor of music. Various other anniversary events will be taking place all weekend for university choral alumni and friends. More information can be found at http://www.kstatechoirs.com or by emailing choirs@k-state.edu.

* The voice studio of Cheryl Richt, instructor of music, will present a recital at 5:45 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, in Kirmser Hall, 204 McCain Auditorium.

* The voice studio of Patricia Thompson, assistant professor of music, will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, in All Faiths Chapel Auditorium.

* The Kansas State University Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble, directed by Steven Maxwell, assistant professor of music; the university's Clarinet Choir, directed by Tod Kerstetter, professor of music; and the university's Bassoon Ensemble, directed by Susan Maxwell, instructor of music, will share a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, in All Faiths Chapel auditorium.

* Jacqueline Kerstetter, associate professor of music, will perform a French horn recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, in All Faiths Chapel auditorium.

* The Kansas State University Big Bands, directed by Wayne Goins, professor of music, will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union.

* The Kansas State University Jazz Combos and the Latin Jazz Ensemble will perform their annual Halloween Jazz Jam at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at Salsaritas in the K-State Student Union. The Jazz Combos are directed by Wayne Goins, and the Latin Jazz Ensemble is directed by Kurt Gartner, both professors of music.

For more information on School of Music, Theatre, and Dance events, call 785-532-5740; and for McCain Performance Series events, call 785-532-6428.

Sources

Todd Holmberg
785-532-6425
trholm@k-state.edu

Julie Pentz
785-532-5411
jpentz@k-state.edu

Kristin Mortenson
785-532-5740
kmortens@k-state.edu

Marci Maullar
785-532-6878
marcima@k-state.edu

Websites

McCain Performance Series

School of Music, Theatre, and Dance

Written by

Stephanie Murray
785-532-2535
media@k-state.edu


At a glance

Kansas State University is offering a variety of cultural events on campus during October.