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KU School of Music announces spring concerts in Johnson County

Thursday, February 5, 2015

LAWRENCE - The University of Kansas School of Music is pleased to announce two concert series in Johnson County, KS during the spring 2015 semester.

“We are thrilled to work with longtime partners, Reach Out Kansas, Inc., Smithyman & Zakoura, and The Zakoura Family Fund, a Fund of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation,” said Robert Walzel, KU School of Music dean. “This is an opportunity for the School of Music to bring rewarding musical experiences to our friends in Johnson County.”

“KU Music at the Edwards Campus,” also co-sponsored by the KU Edwards Campus, will bring KU faculty performers for a series of seven intimate recitals. All performances are free and open to the public and will be held at 7:00 p.m. at Regnier Hall at the KU Edwards Campus, including:

Jack Winerock, piano Monday, Feb. 16

Allegresse - Annie Gnojek, flute, Margaret Marco, oboe, and Ellen Bottorff, piano Monday, Mar. 2

Michael Davidson, trombone, and Ellen Bottorff, piano Monday, Mar. 9

Michael Kirkendoll, piano Monday, Mar. 16

Julia Broxholm, soprano, and Ellen Bottorff, piano Monday, Apr. 6

Baroque Chamber Music for Oboe and Violin - Veronique Mathieu, violin, Margaret Marco, oboe, and Ellen Bottorff, harpsichord Monday, Apr. 13

Sarah Frisof, flute, and Ji Hye Jung, percussion Monday, May 4

Additionally, the KU School of Music is proud to continue special programs at Johnson County Community College (JCCC), in Overland Park, KS.

On Apr. 8, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., the University of Kansas Wind Ensemble, with director of bands, Paul Popiel, will present a concert at Yardley Hall - Carlsen Center for the Performing Arts, featuring Scott Watson, tuba, as soloist.

On May 31, 2015, at 2:30 p.m., Steven Spooner, professor of piano, will present a concert at the Polsky Theatre - Carlsen Center for the Performing Arts, as part of the JCCC Series.

Admission to the JCCC performances is free but tickets are required. Call 913-469-4445.

In addition to the spring 2014 performances in Johnson County, Reach Out Kansas, Inc., Smithyman & Zakoura, and The Zakoura Family Fund, a Fund of the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation are sponsoring the Swarthout Reopening Series, a series of performances celebrating the remodeling of Swarthout Recital Hall. The series is also a piece of the bigger KU Sesquicentennial Celebration (KU150).

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

For more information about KU Edwards campus visit www.edwardscampus.ku.edu.

For more information about Johnson County Community college visit www.jccc.edu



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