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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Solo & Chamber Music Series acts announced

Tickets are now on sale for Pittsburg State University’s 2008-09 Solo & Chamber Music Series, which brings world-class musical performers to PSU’s McCray Recital Hall.

The Department of Music has scheduled an eclectic mix of six award-winning acts ranging from trumpeters to vocalists to a Celtic ensemble. Tickets, which are available at the PSU Ticket Office, are free for PSU students.

For the general public, season tickets are $46, or $32 for those over 65 or under 18. The public can also buy tickets for any four shows for $34, or $23 for those over 65 or under 18.

Tickets for individual shows are $10, or $7 for those over 65 or under 18. All shows will be held at 7:30 p.m. in McCray Recital Hall.

Tuesday, Sept. 23 – Niklas Eklund and Nathaniel Mayfield, trumpeters. Eklund has performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall and Berlin Philharmonic Hall.

Tuesday, Oct. 7 – Daniel Pollack, pianist. Pollack is known worldwide for his high-energy performances.

Tuesday, Nov. 11 – Ensemble Galilei, classical and Celtic group. Ensemble Galilei recently collaborated with NPR’s Neal Conan and the National Geographic Society for “First Person: Stories from the Edge of the World.”
Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009 – James Maddalena, baritone. Maddalena gained international recognition for his portrayal of Richard Nixon in the world premiere of John Adams’ “Nixon in China.”

Friday, March 27, 2009 – Capitol Quartet, saxophonists. The Capitol Quartet is comprised of alumni from the premiere military bands of the United States and teaching faculty at several music schools.

Friday, April 24, 2009 – David Requiro, cello. Requiro was named first place winner of the 2008 Naumberg International Competition held during June in New York.

Some of the visiting artists will present master classes as part of their visits. These will be open to the public. For more information, call the Department of Music at (620) 235-4466.

For ticket information, call the PSU Ticket Office at (620) 235-4796.

In photo: Ensemble Galilei.

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