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KU School of Music presents 1st Annual Scholarship Concert at Lied Center; Symphony Orchestra and Choirs to perform Mendelssohn's Elijah

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The KU School of Music is pleased to present the 1st Annual School of Music Scholarship Concert, featuring the KU Symphony Orchestra and Choirs performing Mendelssohn's Elijah. The concert will take place at the Lied Center of Kansas on Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at 7:30pm.

Robert Walzel, the School of Music dean, believes this inaugural event will raise awareness for scholarship needs for music students at KU.

"Scholarships for talented music students are the life blood of any great music school," said Dean Walzel. "In addition to highlighting the ever-increasing need for scholarship funds, we want to honor those individuals who so graciously support KU students through music scholarships."

The KU Symphony Orchestra and Choirs will perform Felix Mendelssohn's oratorio Elijah, featuring vocal solos by KU students Charles Martinez, Madison Mikenna, Kelly Elise Smith and Kristee Haney. KU doctoral student Robert McNichols will be featured in the title role. The performance will be conducted by Paul Tucker, KU Director of Choral Activities.

With a valid ID, entry to the performance is FREE for KU students and Lawrence area high school students. General admission tickets are $7 and tickets for senior citizens are $5. Tickets are available through the Lied Center Box Office: lied.ku.edu / 785-864-2787.

Financial support for the performance of "Elijah" and for the Student Scholarship Fund of the KU School of Music has been provided by grants from: Reach Out Kansas, Inc., the Zakoura Family Fund, and the Law Offices of Smithyman & Zakoura – Overland Park, Kansas.

For more information, contact the KU School of Music at 785-864-3436. www.music.ku.edu

 



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