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KU School of Music’s Spring Season Begins with Opera

LAWRENCE – Starting this week, the University of Kansas School of Music promises an exciting slate of performances throughout the spring semester, including world-renowned visiting musicians, musical festivals, operas and daily ensemble, student and faculty performances.

This Friday, KU Opera presents a double billing with two one-act productions, “Riders of the Sea” and “Cox and Box”, with a matinee to follow on Sunday in the Crafton-Preyer inside Murphy Hall on the KU campus. Tickets are $20 for adults, and $10 for students and seniors, call (785) 864-3436 to reserve tickets or purchase at the door the night of the event.

Throughout the semester, audiences will have multiple opportunities to hear the KU Choirs, Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensembles, Symphonic Band and University Band perform.

On Feb. 1, KU Wind Ensemble, Crossroads Wind Symphony & Jazz Ensemble I will perform at the Lied Center as part of the 18th annual Prairie Winds Festival, which attracts high school students to KU for three days of classes, clinics and performances. The annual Prairie Winds Festival takes place at the University of Kansas on the first weekend in February. Each year, students from across the United States converge on the historic KU campus to take part in this unique musical opportunity.

On Feb. 15, the KU Symphony Orchestra and Choirs will perform at the Tenth Annual Scholarship Concert at the Lied Center.

On March 6, Kansas City jazz legend Bobby Watson will headline the 43rd Annual Jazz Festival. Drawing college, high school and middle school jazz ensembles from the region, the festival will hold an evening concert at the Lied Center.

On April 2, the Lied Center will present premier vocalist, guitarist, and composer Camila Meza with the KU Jazz Ensemble I.

On April 23, the School of Music will head to Kansas City as KU Choirs and high school choral ensembles throughout the metro area come together for the KU Choral Festival: The Joy of Singing at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

Several of the School of Music’s outstanding student musicians will be showcased in two concerts. The Undergraduate Honor Recital, where students are selected to perform based on nominations and auditions, will be on March 24, in Swarthout Recital Hall. And a recital highlighting select chamber music ensembles consisting of exceptional graduate and undergraduate student performers will be on March 31, in Swarthout Recital Hall.   

The School of Music offers more than 300 performances a year. For a complete list, including information on visiting artists, faculty and student recitals, and ticketing information go to music.ku.edu/events.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Media Contact:

Jennifer Lane
KU School of Music
785-864-9742

Jennifer.Lane@ku.edu

KU School of Music Spring Ensemble Performances

Fri. & Sun., Jan. 24 & 26

KU Opera: Cox and Box by Sir Arthur Sullivan and Riders to the Sea by Ralph Vaughan Williams

Fri. 7:30 p.m. | Sun. 2:30 p.m.

Crafton-Preyer Theatre

$20 Adults/$10 Children, Students, Seniors

 

Sat., Feb. 1 | 7:30 p.m.

KU Wind Ensemble, Crossroads Wind Symphony & Jazz Ensemble I

Prairie Winds Concert

Lied Center

$11 Adults,/$8 Children, Students & Seniors

 

Thu., Feb. 6 | 7:30 p.m.

KU Percussion Group with Eriko Daimo

Presented by the Lied Center of Kansas

Lied Center

$25 Adult/$14 Student & Youth

 

Sat., Feb. 15 | 7:30 p.m.,

Scholarship Concert

Lied Center

$13.50 Adults/$11 Children, Students & Seniors

 

Mon., Mar. 2 | 7:30 p.m.
KU Symphonic & University Bands

Lied Center

$11 Adults,/$8 Children, Students & Seniors

 

Fri., Mar. 6 | 7:30 p.m.

43rd Annual KU Jazz Festival Concert

Lied Center

$22 adults/$12 students & seniors

 

Wed., Mar. 18 | 7:30 p.m.

KU Wind Ensemble
with Joseph Alessi, trombone

Presented by the Lied Center of Kansas

$25 Adults/$14 Student & Youth

 

Fri., Mar. 27 | 7:30 p.m.

KU Symphony Orchestra

Lied Center

$11 Adults/$8 Children, Students & Seniors

 

Thu., Apr. 2 | 7:30 p.m.

KU Jazz Ensemble I
with Camila Meza
vocalist & guitar

Presented by the Lied Center of Kansas

$25 Adults/$14 Student & Youth

 

Thu., Apr. 23 | 7 p.m.

KU Choirs: Joy of Singing

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City, MO

Admission is free but tickets are required. Tickets available at kauffmancenter.org

Or by calling 816-994-7222

 

Fri., Apr. 24 | 7:30 p.m.

KU Wind Ensemble

Lied Center

$11 Adults/$8 Children, Students & Seniors

 

Tue., Apr. 28 | 7:30 p.m.

KU University Band &
Jazz Ensembles II & III

Lied Center

$11 Adults/$8 Children, Students & Seniors

 

Thu., Apr. 30 | 7:30 p.m.

KU Symphonic Band

Lied Center

$11 Adults/$8 Children, Students & Seniors

 

Fri., May 1 | 7:30 p.m.

KU Choirs: Bales Chorale

Bales Organ Recital Hall

 

Tue., May 5 | 7:30 p.m.

KU Symphony Orchestra

Lied Center

$11 Adults/$8 Children, Students & Seniors

 

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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
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