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March 4, 1999


The Kansas University Symphony Orchestra will present a concert of concertos at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Lied Center. Brian Priestman, KU professor and director of orchestral activities, is conductor of the symphony.

The program will open with "Concerto for Four Violins and String Orchestra, Op. 3, No. 10," by Antonio Vivaldi. Soloists are Sara Holmberg, Lawrence sophomore; Michalis Koutsoupides, Panayoti, Cyprus, sophomore; Alison Davis, Lee's Summit, Mo., sophomore; and James Woods, Kansas City, Kan., sophomore.

Calling Vivaldi "one of the great innovators of musical history," Priestman said this concerto is famous for the slow movement in which the four soloists play arpeggios in different styles and in differing rhythms at the same time.

The rest of the program:

  • Ben Sayevich, KU associate professor of violin, and Giselle Hillyer, Lawrence doctoral student, will be violin soloists for the performance of "Concerto for Two Violins and Orchestra," by Johann Sebastian Bach.
  • For "Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra," by Alexander Arutunian, Steve Molloy, Lawrence doctoral student, will be trumpet soloist.
  • Jack Roller, Tulsa, Okla., doctoral student, will conduct the orchestra for "Second Essay for Orchestra," by Samuel Barber.
  • Priestman will conduct the orchestra in "Symphony No. 1 in B-Flat ("The Spring")," by Robert Schumann.

Tickets are on sale at the Lied Center Box Office, 864-ARTS; Murphy Hall Box Office, 864-3982; and the Student Union Activities Box Office, 864-3477.

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