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KU's School of Music presents Jazz Vespers at the Lied Center - Nutcracker Suite to be performed

Monday, November 15, 2010

KU's School of Music presents the 9th annual Jazz Vespers on Thursday, December 9, 2010, at 7:30 pm, at the Lied Center of Kansas.

Building on a growing tradition, Jazz Vespers features popular holiday music reinterpreted in the jazz vernacular. The program will feature the KU Jazz Ensemble I with guest soloists and faculty members Vince Gnojek, Steve Leisring and Dean Robert Walzel performing the entire Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn arrangement of The Nutcracker Suite.

Tickets are $7/adults and $5/students and seniors and are available through the Lied Center Box Office, 785-864-2787. Contact the KU School of Music with questions, 785-864-3436. www.music.ku.edu



Music students present hundreds of public concerts every year
Students perform in KU choirs, concert bands, pep bands, ensembles, symphony orchestra, and jazz combos
The school owns one of the greatest jazz record collections in the world
KU Wind Ensemble performed the world premiere of the symphony "In the Shadow of No Towers" at Carnegie Hall
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually