The Department of Music at Fort Hays State University is pulling out all the stops this October by bringing a melody-packed month of music to the Hays area. Four performances on the FHSU campus will provide students, faculty, staff and the public with a rich musical experience including a free performance by the Washburn University Symphony Orchestra.
The Washburn Symphony's concert kicks off the string of events at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center. The orchestra will perform four pieces: "The Moldau", Symphonic Poem No. 2, by Smetana; "Slavonic Dances," Nos. 1 and 4, Op. 46, by Dvorak; "Horn Concerto No. 1 in D Major", K. 412, by Mozart; and Polovtsian Dances from "Prince Igor," by Borodin. Admission is free.
Next on the docket is a faculty recital with Dr. Joe Perniciaro (pronounced pear-nih-CHAIR-oh), assistant professor of music, guest soprano Soyoun Chun and pianist Irena Ravitskaya, assistant professor of music. The performance is at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 16, in the Palmer Recital Hall in Malloy Hall on the FHSU campus. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for seniors and free for children under 11 and FHSU students with their Tiger ID.
At 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20, the professors of the FHSU music department will present a recital in Palmer Recital Hall in Malloy Hall. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for seniors and free for children under 11 and FHSU students with their Tiger ID.
Wrapping up the month of music at FHSU is the FHSU Band and Choir Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for seniors and students 12 and up and free for children under 11 and FHSU students with their Tiger ID
For more information on upcoming performances, visit the Department of Music's Web site at www.fhsu.edu/music or call (785) 628-4533.