Arts notes

Troupe presents folk dances from Canada

Overland Park � The Canadian troupe Vinok Worldance will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Carlsen Center at Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd.

The troupe performs a range of dances from 40 cultures, from the passionate flamenco to sacred religious dances.

Tickets are $9 for youths and $18 for adults, and are available at (913) 469-4445.

Symphony Orchestra offers pops concert

The Kansas University Symphony Orchestra will open its season with "An International Classical Pops Concert" at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Lied Center. The orchestra is directed by Brian Priestman.

The program includes "Crown Imperial," a 1936 march by William Walton for the coronation of King George VI; "The Little Train of the Caipiras" by Heitor Villa-Lobos, which features Brazilian percussion instruments; "Poem" by Ernest Chausson, which features solo violin; "Marche Slave" by Peter Tchaikowsky; "Concerto No. 1 in F Minor for Clarinet and Orchestra" by Carl Maria von Weber; "Overture: Il Signor Bruschino" by Gioacchino Rossini; "Concerto for Bass Trombone and Orchestra" by John Williams; and "Porgy and Bess" by George Gershwin.

Tickets are $7 for the general public and $5 for students and senior citizens. Tickets are available at the Lied Center Box Office, 864-ARTS; Murphy Hall Box Office, 864-3982; and Student Union Activities Box Office, 864-3477.

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