Hale Library Concert Series presenting four concerts for 2014-15
Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014
MANHATTAN — The Friends of K-State Libraries group at Kansas State University is again presenting a season of music in a beautiful setting.
All presentations in the Hale Library Concert Series begin at 7:30 p.m. on Hale Library's fifth floor and include wine, dessert and chocolate.
Tickets for the entire four-concert season are $100 per person, while tickets for a single concert are $30 per person. Discounts are available for students. To purchase tickets visit the Kansas State University Foundation at http://www.found.ksu.edu and click on "RSVP for an Event."
The concerts include:
• Nora Lewis, associate professor of music at Kansas State University, will present a concert Oct. 17. Lewis teaches oboe, music history, 18th-century counterpoint and chamber music, and performs with the Konza Winds Faculty Quintet. She also is oboist in the Pen Trio. Her performance will include other members of the university's music faculty.
• University music faculty members Alfred Cochrane, professor; Tod Kerstetter, professor; David Littrell, university distinguished professor; and many others will present "A Century of Gail Kubik on Jan. 30, 2015. The performance is to celebrate the 100th birthday of Kubik, a violinist and composer. Kubik grew up in Coffeyville and received a full scholarship to the Eastman School of Music at age 15. He earned his master's degree from the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago. At 23, Kubik began teaching composition at Columbia University. Among other honors, Kubik won an Academy Award, two American Prix de Rome fellowships, two Guggenheim fellowships and the Pulitzer Prize for Music. In 1969, he was visiting composer in the music department at Kansas State University. He composed "A Record of Our Time" for the dedication of McCain Auditorium on Nov. 11, 1970. His music and papers were given to the Richard L. D. and Marjorie J. Morse department of special collections at K-State Libraries and to the Library of Congress.
• Slawomir Dobrzański, Kansas State University professor of music, will present an encore piano performance on May 1, 2015. Dobrzański teaches applied piano, chamber music and piano literature at the university. As a soloist and chamber musician, Dobrzański often performs in Asia, Europe, South America and throughout the United States and Canada.
• Jazz in June will be June 12, 2015. The Kansas State University Jazz-tet — Kurt Gartner, professor, percussion; Wayne Goins, professor, guitar; Paul Hunt, professor, trombone; Tod Kerstetter, professor, clarinet; and Gordon Lewis, instructor, bass — will be joined by Beau Thomas Jarvis, pianist.