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Conductor Joseph Flummerfelt '58, Imani Winds and Pianist Vladimir Viardo Among DePauw School of Music's Spring Guests

January 26, 2005

January 26, 2005, Greencastle, Ind. - The DePauw University School of Music continues its 120th concert season with an exciting spring schedule. Building on a successful fall program, which included such noted artists as jazz trumpeter Clark Terry and the Guarneri String Quartet, the spring season showcases the School of Music's talented students, distinguished faculty and several internationally acclaimed artists. Spring guests include the Imani Winds, pianist Vladimir Viardo, and distinguished alumnus Dr. Joseph Flummerfelt, all of whom will be bringing their talents to the stages of the Performing Arts Center.

"The spring semester is full of gifted artists and wonderful programs," says Paul Musser, assistant to the dean of the School of Music.

kuijken barthold.jpgThe annual DePauw opera production in February kicks off the busy spring calendar. This year's selection is Jacques Offenbach's spectacular and hilarious Orpheus in the Underworld, which runs from February 10 through 13.

Sunday, February 20th marks an afternoon concert by acclaimed Baroque flutist Bart Kuijken (seen at right) and the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra.

The February festivities continue with a residency by celebrated choral conductor and 1958 DePauw graduate Joseph Flummerfelt (seen at left), who will serve as Elizabeth P. Allen Distinguished University Professor of Music during the second semester. Highlighting Dr. Flummefelt's DePauw stay are a February 26 choral concert in Kresge Auditorium and a February 27 choral workshop with the DePauw University Chamber Singers and Chorus at St. Luke's Methodist Church in Indianapolis.

Augusta Read Thomas and the Imani Winds are the focal points for the month of March. Thomas, who is the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's composer-in-residence, arrives courtesy of DePauw's annual contemporary music series, Music of the 21st Century, which runs from March 3-6. Winners of the CMA/ASCAP award for adventurous programming, the Imani Winds (seen below right) will entertain audience members with a recital and master class March 15 in Thompson Recital Hall.

Trumpeter Denver Dill and pianist Rebecca Wilt of the Equinox Duo kick off April with a master class and concert on the first of the month in Thompson Recital Hall. Internationally acclaimed pianist and Van Cliburn International Piano Competition top prizewinner Vladimir Viardo follows with a highly anticipated recital on April 7. Saturday, April 9, marks DePauw's hosting of the Indiana Day of Percussion, which features performances and clinics by such notable percussionists as Ed Thigpen and Glen Velez.

IMANI WINDS.jpgAs always, it is DePauw's students who 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 conductor Joseph Flummerfelt, flutist Barthold Kuijken, trombonist Carl Lenthe, composer Augusta Read Thomas, the Imani Winds, the Equinox Duo, pianist Vladimir Viardo, percussionists Ed Thigpen and Glen Velez as well as conductor John Lynch.

All DePauw School of Music events are open to the community and most are free of charge. Those interested in receiving additional information are encouraged to visit the School of Music's Web site by clicking here.

You can contact Paul Musser at (765) 658-6737 or send him an e-mail by clicking here.

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