Archive for Thursday, June 2, 2005

Baker Artist and Lecture Series set

June 2, 2005

The Baker University Artist and Lecture Series will present a wide variety of artists and lecturers to the community for the 2005-2006 season.

"The Artist and Lecture Series committee is extremely pleased with the outstanding array of events scheduled for the coming year," said Susan Buehler, director of the series . "I personally have witnessed the talent, energy and expertise of many of the scheduled performers and am most eager to present them to the public."

The season will begin Sept. 9 with Stephen Bennett, award-winning guitarist, who has become an all-time favorite performer at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield. Richard Holm, author of "The American Agent" and former Central Intelligence Agency agent, will appear Sept. 20. While on campus, he will visit several classes during the day and will present a lecture that evening.

On Oct. 23, the sanctuary of the Baldwin First United Methodist Church will be the site for "Amarcord," a five-voice male vocal ensemble. All five singers are former choristers from the world famous St. Thomas Boys' Choir in Leipzig, Germany. On Nov. 19, the musical duo "Ebony and Ivory" will make their first appearance in Baldwin City. This exciting duo features Juilliard graduate Fred Jacobowitz on clarinet and Andrew Gilpin on piano.

In conjunction with Black History month, "Langston Hughes' Ask Your Mama: Twelve Moods for Jazz" will be presented on Feb. 16 and will feature the McCurdy/Wright Consort with former KU jazz instructor Ron McCurdy. An all-woman Irish-American band "Cherish the Ladies" will perform March 9. This energetic group offers a mix of Irish jigs, airs, wistful ballads, folk songs and "bawdy" tunes.

The final event of the season on April 6 will recognize the 250th Anniversary of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's birth by featuring "The Amadeus Trio" featuring Marian Hahn, pianist, Timothy Baker, violinist, and Jeffrey Solow, cellist.

For information regarding events or season tickets, contact Susan Buehler, (785) 594-8421 or sbuehler@bakeru.edu. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door. All events are general admission and students, faculty and staff of Baker University are admitted free with a Baker ID.

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