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Five Concerts on DePauw's Calendar Next Week

October 17, 2001

October 17, 2001, Greencastle, Ind. - When students return to DePauw from their fall break this weekend, they'll have plenty of options for musical entertainment in the week ahead. The DePauw University School of Music is the site of five concerts during the week of October 22.

On Monday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Thompson Recital Hall, pianist Claude Cymerman, the Siegesmund Professor of Music, presents his first recital of the 2001-2002 season. His program will consist of works by Chopin, Wagner, Liszt, and Stravinsky. Included in the program will be a Cymerman transcription of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, which he will perform this week at the 6th Annual World Piano Pedagogy Conference in Orlando, Florida.

The second Performing Arts Series concert of the season will be at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 23, in Thompson Recital Hall, when the ensemble Bimbetta comes to DePauw. Acclaimed for superb musicianship and refreshing, irreverent theatricality, Bimbetta has toured nationally and internationally, performing music of the early Baroque on original instruments and using an innovative approach to the stage. Their concerts resemble cabaret in their imaginative use of expressive staging, references to American popular culture, women's perspectives, and humor. Bimbetta brings the vivid passions of 17th-century music to life in the 21st century. The five-woman ensemble (three sopranos, cellist, and harpsichordist) has been featured on National Public Radio's Weekend Edition and the nationally syndicated radio program Harmonia.

Wednesday afternoon, October 24, there will be a student recital in Thompson Recital Hall presented by Contessa Gibson, clarinet; JennyRebecca Winans and Joe Winans, voice. The hour-long program will begin at 3 p.m.

School of Music faculty flutist Anne Reynolds will be joined by some of her colleagues in a chamber music recital on Wednesday, October 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Thompson Recital Hall. The program features works by 20th- and 21st-century composers.

The week's events conclude with the annual Halloween Concert presented by the DePauw University Band at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 28 in Kresge Auditorium. As always, this event will be done in costume, and the audience is invited to come dressed in Halloween attire. The music will include music by Bernstein, Debussy, and P.D.Q. Bach.

All of the week's concerts are free with the exception of the Performing Arts Series event on Tuesday evening. Tickets for Bimbetta are $8 for adults, $5 for children, non-DePauw students, and seniors. The event is free to DePauw students with ID.

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