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Archive for Sunday, January 11, 1998

ARTS NOTES

January 11, 1998

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Southwestern sets

scholarship auditions

Winfield -- College students from Cowley and Sumner counties are eligible to participate in the fourth annual Young Artist Auditions at Southwestern College.

The winners will be guest soloists with the Winfield Regional Symphony during its spring concert on April 20. Winners also will receive $200 in cash and a Southwestern College music scholarship.

Audition music must be available with orchestra accompaniment, although musicians may use piano accompaniment for the actual audition. Selections must be no longer than 10 minutes.

For more information, call Gary Gackstatter at 1-800-593-2222, extension 5275, or the Southwestern College's division of performing arts at 1-800-593-1543.

Balloon artist

to perform in Topeka

Topeka -- New York City balloon artist Allyn Gooen will perform three shows of "Snow White and the Eight Dwarfs" on Saturday.

Gooen, of Goowin's Balloowins, will fill the stage with balloon creations as he leads the story, in which children from the audience will star.

The shows will be at 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in Washburn University's Andrew J. and Georgia Neese Gray Theatre. An interpreter for the hearing-impaired will be at the 3 p.m. performance.

For more information, call (785) 272-0920.

Recording workshop

offered in KC area

Kansas City, Kan. -- "The Lab," a two-day recording workshop, will be offered Thursday and Saturday in the Kansas City area.

The first day of the lab will run from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Entertainment Plus, 4800 Rainbow Blvd., Westwood. The second day will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Wheeler Audio, 4024 State Line Rd., Kansas City, Kan.

The workshop will cover voice and mike techniques, how to develop vocal range and style, practice techniques and exercises, how to analyze a script, how to develop a character and how to audition.

For more information and to register, call Kathy Hanis, (913) 262-4500. The class will be limited to 10 people.

Singers to perform

at Carnegie Hall

New York -- Six Kansas City Chorale singers and artistic director-conductor Charles Bruffy have been selected to sing with the Robert Shaw Festival Chorus in New York's Carnegie Hall.

The singers include sopranos Rebecca Lloyd, Paulette Votava Resch and Pamela Williamson; altos Patrice Sollenberger and Debra Scroggins Sowerwine; and baritone Bryan Taylor.

Singers are chosen through a national search using blind-tape auditions. There are 100 singers in the chorus.

Rehearsal begins Monday for the singers, who will perform Franz Josef Haydn's "Creation" and "Seasons."

Acclaimed percussionists

to gather at KU

Internationally known artists and clinicians will be featured Feb. 21 at the second annual Kansas Day of Percussion at Kansas University.

The artists and clinicians include Gregg Bissonette, jazz/rock drumset artist; Rebecca Kite, marimbist; Jeff Moore, percussion director for the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps; Anthony Di Sanza, chamber musician and Kansas State University professor; KU Jazz Combo I; and the KU drum line.

Bissonette has toured with David Lee Roth and performed with Buddy Rich, Joe Satriani, Brandon Fields, Gino Vanelli and Yarbrough & Peoples. He has produced three albums, two books and two videos.

Kite has performed with the Henry Mancini Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra of Nicaragua and at a number of international festivals. She has recorded two solo CDs, "Across Time" and "Prism."

Moore has performed with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Dallas Wind Symphony and served as consultant or percussion arranger for several drum and bugle corps. He is a professor of percussion at the University of Central Florida.

Di Sanza, who will present the clinic "Improvisational Practice Techniques," tours and records with Japanese marimba virtuoso Keiko Abe and the Michigan Chamber Players. He has recorded with the American Wind Symphony and the Brass Band of Battle Creek.

The day's event will conclude with a concert featuring the KU Jazz Combo I and Bissonette at 7:30 p.m. in Swarthout Recital Hall in Murphy Hall. Tickets will be available at the door.

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