We are thrilled to bring you the highlights of the most recent news and upcoming events for the KU School of Music. Visit http://music.ku.edu for the latest information and calendar of events. Rock Chalk!



Extraordinary Piano - March 7th at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Join us for an evening of piano performances at 7:00pm on Thursday, March 7 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts located in Kansas City, Missouri. Tickets are available at no cost through the Kauffman Center Box Office at 816.994.7222, thanks to the generosity of sponsors Reach Out Kansas Inc., The Law Offices of Smithyman & Zakoura – Overland Park, Kansas, and the Zakoura Family Foundation. Read more.


 
Saxophone professor Vince Gnojek celebrates 25 years at KU
KU School of Music professor Vince Gnojek will present his Silver Anniversary Saxophone Recital on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. in celebration of 25 years of teaching at the University of Kansas. The performance will be held in Swarthout Recital Hall, Murphy Hall. In honor of this 25th anniversary celebration, and as part of KU’s Far Above: The Campaign for Kansas, Gnojek is initiating a saxophone scholarship drive. To learn more about the KU Saxophone Scholarship or to make a
donation, visit www.kuendowment.org/vincegnojek
or contact Michael Arp at 785.832.7410 or marp@kuendowment.org. Read more.
 
 
KU Wind Ensemble to reprise Carnegie Hall world premiere at the Lied Center on April 2nd
After their world premiere of Mohammed Fairouz’s In the Shadow of No Towers in late March at Carnegie Hall, the KU Wind Ensemble, conducted by Paul W. Popiel, KU director of bands, will present the Midwest premiere on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 7:30pm, at the Lied Center of Kansas in Lawrence. Tickets to the Lied Center performance are available at no cost, thanks to the generosity of Reach Out Kansas, Inc., The Law Offices of Smithyman & Zakoura – Overland Park, Kansas, and the Zakoura Family Foundation. Contact the Lied Center Box Office at 785-864-2787 for ticket information. Learn more about the students' journey to Carnegie Hall: http://ku.edu/carnegiehall. Read more.
 
KU Wind Ensemble releases its fourth CD, Landscapes
The KU Wind Ensemble, conducted by Paul W. Popiel, KU director of bands, recently released Landscapes, the ensemble’s fourth CD on the Naxos label. Landscapes is a journey through the rich tapestry of American wind band music, featuring the works of Michael Torke, Frank Ticheli and Aaron Copland. KU School of Music faculty members, Ji Hye Jung, assistant professor of percussion, marimba; Steve Leisring, associate professor of trumpet; and Margaret Marco, associate professor of oboe, English horn, are featured with the KU Wind Ensemble. Landscapes is currently available from various outlets and also on iTunes. Read more.
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