Archive for Sunday, June 3, 2001

Arts notes

June 3, 2001

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City band to start summer season

The Lawrence City Band will open its 2001 summer concert season at 8 p.m. Wednesday in South Park.

The concert will feature music from "South Pacific," "Carousel," "Oklahoma!" and other classic musicals. The program also includes marches and polkas.

The concerts are free. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Art Guild selects new board members

The Lawrence Art Guild Assn. has elected a new board. New members are Karen Woolery and Elaine Matt, co-presidents; Holly Green, vice president; Karen Jacks, secretary; and Linda Baranski, treasurer.

The guild is a nonprofit, all-volunteer group founded in 1961. Its meetings and events are free and open to the public.

Enrollment being taken for music camp

Open enrollment continues for the 2001 Midwestern Music Camp at Kansas University. Openings are available in the junior and senior divisions, with the exception of the selected instruments in the senior division.

Students finishing sixth through eighth grade can participate in the junior division June 10-16. Students finishing grades eight through 12 can participate in the senior division June 17-30.

At the close of each week, the student ensembles perform at the Lied Center. On Friday nights, the jazz ensembles and the Kicks band will perform. On Saturday mornings and afternoons, the choirs, orchestras and bands will perform.

The Festival Orchestra Concert will be at 7:30 p.m. June 24 at the Lied Center. The orchestra of area professionals and KU faculty will be directed by Col. Arnald Gabriel of the McLean, Va., Symphony Orchestra. Gabriel was formerly commander of the U.S. Air Force Bands.

For information on the camp, call 864-4730.

Smoky Hill fest kicks off Thursday

Salina The Smoky Hill River Festival will celebrate its 25th anniversary will a variety of art, music and food Thursday through June 10 in Oakdale Park.

The festival opens at 6 p.m. Thursday with the Festival Jam, and continues at 10 a.m. Friday through June 10.

New events include a sculptural installation of 10 objects by artists Rick Bergen and Nicolette Mitchell for the Bicentennial Center Bridge; Pink Inc. artists who use full-body puppetry; Project Bandaloop, a group that mixes dance, sport, ritual and environment; sculpted blossoms on the Smoky Hill riverbank by artists Nancy Williams and Bill Alsop; a sculptural installation by artist Darwin Nordin based on Salina's aeronautical industry; and a poetry and sculpture project by the Prairie Poets.

Musical highlights include Cruisin', 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oakdale Stage; a big-band dance with Bobby Layne and His Orchestra, 7 p.m.-10:30 p.m., Bicentennial Center; Cowboy Mouth, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Oakdale Stage; and Geyer Street Sheiks, 4 p.m. Sunday, Oakdale Stage.

Lawrence artists showing their works include Patty Boyer, ceramics; Kelvin Schartz, metalworks; Barbara Jarvis, mixed media; and Karen Jacks, mixed-media assemblages.

Admission is $6 in advance or $8 at the gate. Children 11 and younger are admitted free. Festival buttons admit holders to all events and can be purchased on the Web site, www.riverfestival.com, until 1 p.m. Thursday.

Boy's choir to perform in Topeka

Topeka The Tulsa Boy Singers will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Grace Cathedral, 701 S.W. Eighth Ave.

The concert will include sacred, classical, popular and patriotic music under the direction of Stephen Tappe. Among the musical selections are Antonio Vivaldi's "Gloria," "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" and a barbershop rendition of "Moonlight Bay."

The choir was founded in 1948 and has toured throughout the United States and Canada.

The concert is free and open to the public. However, a free-will offering will be taken.

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