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Concerts and Master Classes Will Mark DePauw University School of Music's 120th Season

August 26, 2004

August 26, 2004, Greencastle, Ind. - The new academic year marks the celebration of the 120th concert season of the DePauw University School of Music. Building on the program's illustrious past, the season will not only showcase the School of Music's talented students and distinguished faculty, but also bring internationally acclaimed guest artists like jazz trumpeter Clark Terry, the Guarneri String Quartet, and the Imani Winds to the stages of the Performing Arts Center.

"The fall semester brings a steady stream of extraordinary and diverse guests sure to delight audiences of all musical tastes and persuasions," says Paul Musser, assistant to the dean of music. 

Opening the guest artist series will be the beautiful low tones of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's new principal bassist, Ju-Fang Liu, on Monday, September 6. The distinguished medievalists Altramar will be at the Performing Arts Center on October 10 and are sure to please early music aficionados with their program "From Galway to Galicia: the Celtic Shores." Jazz devotees should write Thursday, October 14 on their calendars, marking the arrival of venerable jazz trumpeter Clark Terry and his students-trombone.jpgquintet to Kresge Auditorium. The internationally renowned Guarneri String Quartet will delight and please chamber music enthusiasts on October 29th.

February signals the start of a busy spring calendar and features a residency and performances by celebrated choir conductor and DePauw alum, Joseph Flummerfelt (read more here). The festivities continue with the opera department's production of Jacque Offenbach's spectacular Orpheus in the Underworld, which runs from February 10 - 13. Another noteworthy event is the February 20 concert of Baroque flutist Bart Kuijken and the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra. The arrival of master pianist Vladimir Viardo and the spectacularly eclectic Imani Winds will highlight the month of March. With these events and many more, the School of Music's 120th concert season is shaping up to be among DePauw's busiest and best. 

As always, it is DePauw's students that will benefit the most from this assemblage of creative talent, receiving the chance to meet many of these respected artists in intimate master class settings. Among the scheduled guest practitioners are soprano Pamela Coburn, eminent Baroque violinist student-violin.jpgStanley Ritche, musicologist and opera coach Philip Gossett, bassist Ju-Fang Liu, principal horn of the Philadelphia Orchestra David Wetherill, Baroque flutist Bart Kuijken, pianist Vladimir Viardo, the Imani Winds, and the Equinox Duo.

All School of Music events are open to the community and the campus and all are free of charge.

Those interested in receiving additional information are encouraged to visit the School of Music's Web site by clicking here, or to contact Paul Musser at (765) 658-6737 or by sending an e-mail here.

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