Arts notes

Theater starts troupe for senior citizens

A meeting to start planning a Senior Performing Troupe at Lawrence Community Theatre will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the theater, 1501 N.H.

The troupe will be open to senior adults in the community. No acting experience is necessary.

Meetings and rehearsals will be during the day, and little or no memorization will be required. Performances will be given at the theater, schools, retirement homes, clubs or civic groups.

In addition to performers, those who would like to write, provide special effects or just be part of the group are welcome. Mary Doveton and Piet Knetsch will work with the group.

KU music professor conducting in Singapore

Robert Foster, music professor at Kansas University, has received a commission from the Cultural Ministry of Singapore to compose two works for concert band. The pieces will be performed this spring in Singapore at its national festival.

Foster will be in Singapore today through April 22 as a guest clinician working with the bands and serving as an adjudicator at the national festival.

The works have been published by Warner Bros. Publications and have been released in Singapore. They will be released worldwide next year.

Nominations due for state arts award

Topeka � The Kansas Arts Commission is accepting nominations for the 2001 Governor's Arts Awards. The deadline for submitting materials is May 1.

Any Kansas resident or organization may submit a nomination in one of six categories: individual artist, arts organization, art educator, arts advocate, individual patron or patron organization. Individual artists may be in the visual, performing, literary, folk or media arts.

For more information or to request a nomination form, contact the commission by calling (785) 296-3335; sending e-mail to; faxing (785) 296-4989; or accessing

Horn professor to give recital

Kansas University assistant professor of music Paul Stevens will give a horn performance at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Swarthout Recital Hall in Murphy Hall.

His performance will feature works by Mozart, Messaen and Strauss.

Stevens, who recently joined the KU faculty, completed his doctorate degree in musical arts in horn performance at UCLA and holds a diploma from the Juilliard School of Music, a master's degree in music in horn performance from the San Francisco Conservatory and a bachelor's degree from the University of California-Berkeley.

He is the former leader of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Woodwind Quintet, and performs with the North Wind Quintet, Zipper Orchestra, Da Camera Society Brass Theophilus Brass and the Opus Five Woodwind Quintet.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Concert features KU singing groups

The Kansas University Women's Chorale, Meli Melomane and the KU Men's Glee club will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Helen Foresman Spencer Museum of Art at KU.

The Women's Chorale will perform "Sumer is icumen in," a medieval English work; "Je t'aime" by conductor Mitos Cox; and "Psallite, superi" by Chiara Margherita Cozzolani, with Simon Carrington on organ.

Meli Melomane, a Haitian a cappella ensemble, will perform with the Chorale in a second set.

The KU Men's Glee Club will present music with a folk theme, including "The Drummer and the Cook," "Whalen's Fate," "Down in the Valley" and "Georgia on My Mind." The club is directed by Gary Weidenaar.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Concert pairs singers, Collegium Musicum

Collegium Musicum and the University Singers will perform classic church music and secular pieces at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 6001 W. 15th St.

Mitos Cox will conduct the Collegium Musicum in "Missa Virgo parens Christi" by Jacobus Barbireau. The University Singers, conducted by Lincoln Andrade, will perform "Kyrie," by Andrade; "Plorate filii Israel from Jephte," by Giacomo Carissimi; "Jubilate Deo" by Benjamin Britten; and "The Making of the Drum" by Bob Chilcott.

The concert is free and open to the public.


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