Music Department Plans Busy Week with Six Events

Posted: April 15, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Music lovers should enjoy this week, as the Department of Music has lined up six events for the university community. Tickets, unless otherwise noted, are $7 and $5, with 50 free tickets available to George Mason students.

Patrons can choose between a pair of concerts tonight at 8 p.m. In the Concert Hall, the symphonic band and wind ensemble plays in “A Tribute to Walter Beeler.” In the Harris Theater, the Thomas M. Brawley Memorial Chamber Ensemble recital features student and faculty performers in a free event.

Events the next three nights begin at 8 p.m. in the Harris Theater. The music and dance of Bali features Gamelan Mitra Kusuma tomorrow. On Wednesday, the jazz band and jazz chamber ensemble perform in “Big Band Favorites.” On Thursday, Seita Sakaguchi conducts the percussion ensemble in a free event.

The week concludes on Sunday with the 2002 Music Scholarship Concert at 7 p.m. in the Concert Hall. The event features National Symphony Orchestra conductor Leonard Slatkin; George Mason faculty members Kathryn Hearden, soloist, and Steven Rainbolt, baritone; and student soloist Andrea Moore. The George Mason Symphony Orchestra and Choruses also perform with Anthony Maiello and Stan Engebretson conducting. The program will include “Requiem” by Gabriel Faure; “Academic Festival Overture” by Johannes Brahms; and “Carry the Flame,” the 2002 Winter Olympic torch relay song, by George Mason music student Karin Hendrickson. Tickets are $15 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, and $8 for a group rate (10 or more). One hundred free tickets are available for George Mason students.

For more information, contact the Music Department at x31390.

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