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Wrap up the semester with Sinatra, university choirs in Kansas City and more

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

 

MANHATTAN — Finish off the semester by enjoying the arts at Kansas State University.

Events listed are sponsored by the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art; the School Music, Theatre, and Dance; and the McCain Performance Series. Admission is free and open to the public unless otherwise stated. 

• The Theory Class Composition Recital will take place at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 5, in All Faiths Chapel. The best compositions from the music theory 1-4 courses this semester will be performed. Compositions include children's songs, spoken compositions, contemporary atonal works and more. Faculty instructors include Karen Large, assistant professor of music; Kristin Mortenson, instructor of music; Tod Kerstetter, professor of music; Craig Weston, professor of music; Ben Worcester, instructor of music; and Anna Marie Wytko, associate professor of music.

• Join the Beach Museum from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, for K-State Student Study Night, offering free brain food and artsy giveaways for students as they prepare for finals.

• The K-State Brass Ensemble will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, in McCain Auditorium. The ensemble is directed by multiple graduate student conductors, including Alex Wimmer, doctoral student in curriculum and instruction; Dan Brecht-Haddad, doctoral student in curriculum and instruction; Rachel Villareale, master's student in music; Emily Roth, master's student in music; Alex Cook, master's student in music; and Chris Johnson, master's student in music.

• On the Spot, the university premiere comedy and improvisational group, will perform at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 7, at the Beach Museum of Art.

• The K-State Dance Showcase, featuring the university's dance students, will be 7 p.m. Thursday, May 7, in The Purple Masque Theater.

• The Kansas State University Choirs will present "Rhapsody II" at Helzberg Hall in the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Missouri, at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 10. The event will feature the Kansas State University's Grand Chorus with orchestra, Concert Choir, In-a-Chord and Women's Choir, as well as guest organist Jan Kraybill, conservator of the Julia Irene Kauffman Casavant organ at the Kauffman Center. Julie Yu-Oppenheim and Joshua Oppenheim, associate professors of music, direct the Kansas State University choir program. Tickets begin at $10 and can be purchased online through http://www.kauffmancenter.org. All proceeds go to support scholarships and performing opportunities for Kansas State University students. For more information on the event, visit http://www.k-statechoirs.com.

• Michael Feinstein, the multiplatinum-selling, two-time Emmy nominated and five-time Grammy nominated singer, pianist and musical anthropologist, celebrates the centennial of Frank Sinatra at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 10, in McCain Auditorium. Tickets are available at the McCain Auditorium box office, online at http://www.k-state.edu/mccain, or by calling 785-532-6428.

• The ARTSmart Class "Exploration and Observation" will be offered 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, at the Beach Museum of Art as part of Homeschool Tuesday. Participants will learn more about an artist and use a variety of methods, including visual thinking strategies and museum movement techniques to interpret the artwork. The cost is $3 per child; $1.50 for Friends of the Beach Museum of Art members. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required by contacting 785-532-7718 or klwalk@k-state.edu.

• The ARTSmart Class "Exploration and Observation" will be offered for toddlers and twos 10:30-11 a.m. and for all ages from 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, at the Beach Museum of Art. Participants will learn more about an artist and use a variety of methods, including visual thinking strategies and museum movement techniques to interpret the artwork. The cost is $3 per child; $1.50 for Friends of the Beach Museum of Art members. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required by contacting 785-532-7718 or klwalk@k-state.edu.

• The ARTSmart Class "Exploration and Observation" will be offered for ages 2-3 10:30-11:30 a.m. and for school age kids, grades kindergarten and up, from 4-5 p.m. Thursday, May 14, at the Beach Museum of Art. Participants will learn more about an artist and use a variety of methods, including visual thinking strategies and museum movement techniques to interpret the artwork. The cost is $3 per child; $1.50 for Friends of the Beach Museum of Art members. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required by contacting 785-532-7718 or klwalk@k-state.edu.

• The ARTSmart Class "Exploration and Observation" will be offered for ages 4-5 10:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, May 15, at the Beach Museum of Art. Participants will learn more about an artist and use a variety of methods, including visual thinking strategies and museum movement techniques to interpret the artwork. The cost is $3 per child; $1.50 for Friends of the Beach Museum of Art members. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required by contacting 785-532-7718 or klwalk@k-state.edu.

Sources

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

Abigail Howard
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

Kansas State University is ending the spring semester with Sinatra, dance and more.