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KU voice professor to perform ‘Statuesque’

November 24, 2005

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Kansas University's Department of Music and Dance in the School of Fine Arts presents professor of voice Joyce Castle in the world premiere of "Statuesque."

The recital will take place at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 in Swarthout Recital Hall.

San Francisco composer Jake Heggie created the chamber work "Statuesque" for Castle as the focal point of her recital, and this piece was commissioned by KU's General Research Fund, the School of Fine Arts and the Department of Music and Dance.

"Statuesque" features a song cycle of five pieces about sculptures of women.

Renowned poet Gene Scheer will contribute text to "Statuesque" from his original works of "Henry Moore: Reclining Figure in Elmwood," "Pablo Picasso: Head of a Woman," "Hatschepsut: The Divine Potter," "Alberto Giacometti: Standing Figure and Winged Victory," and visual projections also will accompany the music.

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