KU groups play music by composer Hartley
Composer Walter Hartley, a member of the music faculty at the State University of New York at Fredonia, is visiting Kansas University through Tuesday. At 8 p.m. Monday in Swarthout Recital Hall, Hartley's wind music will be performed by the Kansas Woodwinds, Kansas Brass Quintet, KU Trombone Choir and several faculty wind soloists. The Concert Wind Ensemble, conducted by Robert Foster and Thomas Stidham, will perform band works by Hartley for its winter concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Swarthout Recital Hall. The program also will feature a tribute to the late composer-conductor Leonard Bernstein. Both performances are free to the public.
Dramaturge to speak
Thomas Engel, dramaturge for the Mecklenburgisches Staatstheater and assistant for the Zentrum DDR des International Theater Institute in Berlin, will be in residence Thursday and Friday at Kansas University to visit with students and present a public lecture at 8 p.m. Thursday in Alderson Auditorium in the Kansas Union. His topic is "Shakespeare in East Germany: From `Essential Ambivalence' to a Changing World." Engel will meet with theater and film and English department faculty and students at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the Skilton Lounge in Murphy Hall. At 9:30 a.m. Friday in 2085 Wescoe Hall, Engel will meet with German department faculty and students. A dramaturge is an adviser for a theater who works with playwrights and selects and edits scripts. Engel's visit is sponsored by the KU departments of theater and film and Germanic languages and literatures.