Topeka, Kan. – The Washburn University department of music will host more performances in April and May, each features students and faculty from the department. The concerts are free and open to the public.

Duo Confluence, Faculty Recital (Reminder)

- 7:30 – 8:45 p.m., April 28
- White Concert Hall, on the campus of Washburn University


Dr. Kowoon Lee, adjunct instructor of piano, Washburn University, and her duo partner, flutist Daniel Shineberg, will perform music from the 21st century. The first two pieces in the program were written by two living women composers, Amanda Harberg and Stephanie Boyd. After the intermission, the second half of the concert begins with “Simple Korean Suite No. 1” by Korean composer Han-Ki Kim and ends with a piece called “4 Jewish Pieces” by film composer Christopher Caliendo. This program celebrates multi-cultures and heritages of the Korean pianist and Jewish flutist.


Washburn Opera Studio

- 7:30 – 8:45 p.m., April 29; 2 – 3:15 p.m., April 30
- Neese-Gray Theatre in the Garvey Fine Arts Building, on the campus of Washburn University


The Washburn Opera Studio is presenting “The Juliet Letters” by Elvis Costello. This song cycle has been staged with original dialogue written by Washburn professor, Dr. Joseph DeSota. The music is a creative mix of operatic, rock and pop sound. Admission is free with donations accepted.


Washburn University Wind Ensemble

- 5 p.m., April 30

- White Concert Hall, on the Washburn University campus


The Washburn University Wind Ensemble will perform “Requiem Dances” and “as the fireflies watched” by James Stephenson and “Lincolnshire Posy” by Percy Grainger during the spring program. Part of the program will feature faculty soloist Dr. Joseph DeSota, tenor.


Washburn Percussion Student Studio

- 7:30 – 8:30 p.m., May 2

- White Concert Hall, on the Washburn University campus


The Washburn University Percussion Studio will present a studio recital. The students in the percussion studio will each play a series of solos to make a very exciting concert.


Washburn University Composition Studio

Original Pieces by Washburn University Students


- 6 – 7 p.m., May 9
- White Concert Hall, on the Washburn University campus


The Washburn University Composition Studio will present a concert of original pieces written by Washburn University composition students. Every piece on the concert will be a world premier and represent the amazing work of the student composers during this semester. These talented students work all semester to write and rehearse a piece to be presented at this concert.

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For further information, contact:
Joy Bailes
Assistant Director of Public Relations
Office: 785-670-2153
Cell: 785-230-1648


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