National Music Week Concert
- Categories: Music ensemble
- Event posted: May 5, 2013
- Last updated: May 5, 2013
- Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 7 p.m.
- First Baptist Church, 1330 Kasold Dr., Lawrence
- Cost: Free
- Age limit: Not available
LAWRENCE MUSIC CLUB PRESENTS ITS NATIONAL MUSIC WEEK CONCERT Wednesday, May 8, 2013 7 pm First Baptist Church, 1330 Kasold, Lawrence A free concert celebrating a variety of music styles and instruments will be held on Wednesday, May 8, at 7 pm at the First Baptist Church, 1330 Kasold. The concert is presented by the Lawrence Music Club and the New Horizons Band in honor of National Music Week. This year's theme is "How Can I Keep From Singing?" The program features a collection of ensemble groups and a program of varied musical styles enjoyed from Lawrence's early days to the present. Performers include the Lawrence Music Club Chorus, the well-known New Horizons Band Clarinet Quartet, the New Horizons Trombone Quartet, an accordion and tuba duo, a Dixieland Band, and The Polka Dots, a polka ensemble. Keyboard pieces include an Organ Duet performed by Dee Blaser and Evelyn Falen, and a piano duo by Evelyn Falen and her young student, Abigail Schmidtberger. The Lawrence Music Club is one of the city's earliest organizations still in existence, organized in 1892 and affiliated with the National Federation of Music Clubs in 1910. Its members are active office holders in both the Kansas and the National organizations. This year's local officers include Judith Young, Sherry Ingles, Polly Miranda, Dee Blaser, Lynn Basow, Beth Harrison, Stanley DeFries and Jackie Shmalberg. The New Horizons Band was organized in Lawrence in 1996 and has been directed for the past ten years by Lawrence resident John Towner. It regularly performs at Lawrence retirement centers. National Music Week is celebrated each year in recognition of the importance of music and music education in the life of our communities and nation.