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K-State Today Student Edition

November 14, 2013

Always golden: Gold Orchestra celebrates 25th anniversary with special recognition from Gov. Brownback

By Communications and Marketing

David Littrell's creation has been striking the right note for 25 years -- and that's something worth celebrating, according to the state's highest elected leader.

Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a proclamation making Thursday, Nov. 21, Gold Orchestra Day in the state of Kansas. The orchestra, founded in 1989 by Littrell, university distinguished professor of music at the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kansas State University, will celebrate its special day with a 25th anniversary concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21 in the university's McCain Auditorium. Also performing will be the Silver Orchestra, which is under direction of Kristin Mortenson, university instructor of music.

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