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Irish band The Chieftains, opera 'Hansel and Gretel,' art exhibitions, musical performances and more coming to university in March

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015

 

MANHATTAN — The month of March will roar at Kansas State University with art, music, drama and more.

The following events are sponsored by the university's Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, McCain Performance Series, and School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. Unless otherwise indicated, most are free and open to the public.

• The Flute Studio of Karen Large, assistant professor of music, will perform a recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 1, in McCain Auditorium's Kirmser Hall.

• "Meet the Music: Composition," a free public performance of works by composition students, will be presented at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 5, at the Beach Museum of Art. It is sponsored by the museum and the music program of the university's School of Music, Theatre, and Dance.

• The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance will present the opera "Hansel and Gretel" at 7:30 p.m. March 6-7 and 2:30 p.m. March 8 in McCain Auditorium. Directed by Reginald Pittman, the opera, by Engelbert Humperdinck, is based on the fairytale by the Brothers Grimm. Tickets are available at the McCain box office, online at http://www.k-state.edu/mccain, or by calling 785-532-6428.

• The annual Tubaphonium Festival and Bassoon Afternoon will be Saturday, March 7, in the music wing of McCain Auditorium. The daylong festival is for tuba, euphonium, and bassoon students in grades seven through 12 who are looking to hone their skills, make music and have fun. The day features master classes, recitals and performances by the university's Tuba Euphonium Ensemble and Bassoon Ensemble. A mass ensemble at 3 p.m. in McCain Auditorium's Kirmser Hall will feature participants and K-State students performing together. Steven Maxwell, associate professor of music, and Susan Maxwell, instructor of music, organized the festival.

• Two staged readings of original works by Kansas State University students will be at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Mary 7, in the Mark A. Chapman Theatre in Nichols Hall. "Shepherdless" is by Jessie Greenfield, master's student in drama therapy, and directed by Cory Jennett, senior in secondary education-speech and theatre. "Catcalls" is by Jessica Munoz, master's student in drama therapy, and directed by LaVonne Canfield, master's student in drama therapy.

• The Kansas State University Jazz Bands, directed by Wayne Goins, professor of music, will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 9, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union.

• The McCain Performance Series will present The Chieftains at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, in McCain Auditorium. Six-time Grammy winners, The Chieftains are recognized for bringing traditional Irish music to the world's attention. Tickets are available at the McCain box office, online at http://www.k-state.edu/mccain, or by 785-532-6428.

• The Kansas State University Jazz Combos, directed by Wayne Goins, professor of music, will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, at Union Station.

• Organ students of David Pickering, assistant professor of music, will present "Organ Music for a Wednesday Morning" at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 11, in All Faiths Chapel.

• Voice students of Patricia Thompson, associate professor of music, will perform a recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, in All Faiths Chapel.

• The Kansas State University Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble, directed by Frank Tracz, professor of music, and Don Linn, instructor of music, will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, in McCain Auditorium.

• The General Student Recital will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 12, in All Faiths Chapel. This one-hour recital features student performances from the wind, percussion, keyboard, vocal and/or string divisions.

• Guest artists Wesley Ferreira, clarinet, and Daniel Fung, piano, will perform a recital at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12, in McCain Auditorium's Kirmser Hall. Ferreira is an assistant professor of music at Colorado State University and Fung is a doctoral fellow in collaborative piano at the Juilliard School in New York City.

• Faculty artist Elizabeth Robinson, instructor of music, and guest artist Tammy Evans Yonce will share a flute recital at 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, in All Faiths Chapel. Yonce is an assistant professor of music at South Dakota State University.

• The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance's Collegium Singers, the university early music ensemble directed by David Wood, instructor of music, will take part in the "Dinner and Mid-night Snack Salon" from 6:30-7:30 p.m. March 12, at the Beach Museum of Art. The event hosts are K-State faculty members Thomas Bell and Katie Kingery-Page, guest curators of the museum's "Dinner and a Mid-night Snack" exhibition. The evening's activities also include readings by K-State students in English.

• The Kansas State University Concert Band and University Band, conducted by graduate and undergraduate students, will perform a concert on at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 12, in McCain Auditorium.

• Cultural ecologist, philosopher and performance artist David Abram will present "Climate, Culture and the Commonwealth of Breath" at the 2015 Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture Conference. The event is co-sponsored with the English department, K-State Libraries, and the Prairie Studies Initiative. Abram's talk will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, in the K-State Alumni Center Ballroom.

• Violinist Charles Castleman will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, in All Faiths Chapel. Professor of violin at the Eastman School of Music and University of Miami, Castleman has conducted master classes in Kiev, London, Montreux, Salzburg, Vienna, Shanghai, Seoul, Tokyo, Auckland, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Toronto and Vancouver, and at more than 50 universities across the United States. He is the founder and director of The Castleman Quartet Program, an intensive and extensive workshop in solo and chamber performance, now in its 45th season. Castleman also will teach a violin master class from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26, in Hale Library's Hemisphere Room.

• The K-State dance program's Dance Day 2015 will be Friday, March 27, with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. in the Nichols Hall atrium. Dance students from surrounding areas are encouraged to attend. The day will include technique classes, performances by K-State dance students, informational meetings about the university and auditions for talent scholarships.

• Celebrate the arrival of spring with the K-State dance program's "SpringDance 2015" at 7:30 p.m. March 27-28 in McCain Auditorium. Enjoy ballet and modern dance performed by K-State students. Dance faculty, students and a guest artist will choreograph a variety of pieces. Tickets are available at the McCain box office, online at http://www.k-state.edu/mccain, or by 785-532-6428.

• The K-State Wind Ensemble, directed by Frank Tracz, professor of music, will present the concert a "Carnegie Hall Preview" at 4 p.m. Monday, March 30, in All Faiths Chapel. The band will perform at the New York International Music Festival in Carnegie Hall in April.

• Tuba and euphonium students of Steven Maxwell, associate professor of music, will perform a recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 30, in McCain Auditorium's Kirmser Hall.

• The McCain Performance Series will present the live action graphic novel "The Intergalactic Nemesis: Twin Infinity" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 30. The year is 1942 and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Molly Sloan must race to rescue her fiancé Ben Wilcott from a secret society of spies that spans the globe and beyond with the man of her dreams — also Ben Wilcott. Tickets are available at the McCain box office, online at http://www.k-state.edu/mccain, or by 785-532-6428.

• Kansas City-based pianist Kari Johnson will perform a recital of contemporary music at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, in McCain Auditorium's Kirmser Hall. The recital of works for piano also features the video "Splines: Reticulated," with works by Christopher Biggs, Andrew Cole, HyeKyoung Lee and Dan VanHassel.

Sources

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

Martha Scott
785-532-7718
marthas@k-state.edu

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

 

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


Websites

Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art

McCain Performance Series 

School of Music, Theatre, and Dance

Written by

Darrah Tinkler
785-532-2535
media@k-state.edu

At a glance

March brings a well-known Irish band, opera, art, music and more to Kansas State University.