Arts notes

KU recital features Christopher Moore

An upcoming faculty recital will combine the talents of Christopher Moore, Kansas University associate professor of trumpet, with those of KU graduate students Ellen Bottorff, piano, and Melanie Harms, soprano.

The recital, which is free and open to the public, is at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Swarthout Recital Hall. On the program are "Chamber Music VII" by Robert Suderburg, "3 Arias for Soprano and Trumpet" by Alessandro Scarlatti and Eric Ewazen's "Trumpet Sonata."

Moore has won numerous solo competitions, including top prize at the International Trumpet Guild competition in 1987 and at state and regional MTNA competitions, 1987-1989. Moore directs KU's trumpet studio, conducts the KU Trumpet Ensemble and performs with the Kansas Brass Quintet.

For more information, call 864-3436.

Choir concerts combine KU vocal groups

Kansas University's University Singers, Concert Choir and Men's Glee Club will combine their talents for a performance at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 6001 W. 15th St.

Christopher Gilliam, a graduate student in vocal performance, will give a preconcert lecture at 7 p.m. about Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Five Mystical Songs," the concert's first piece, which will feature Gilliam as baritone soloist, Geoffrey Ward as organist, and the University Singers, under the direction of Lara Walter, a doctoral student in church music.

The University Singers will also perform J.S. Bach's "Cantata No. 106, "Gottes Zeit ist die Allerbesste Zeit," with student soloists Yoojin Jeon, S'ng Oh, Kevin Miller and Jonathan Andrew.

Next, Nancy Lee Cornish will conduct the Concert Choir and the Men's Glee Club as they sing selections from Rachmaninoff's "All Night Vigil," followed by Mozart's "Missa Brevis in C, K. 220," featuring soloists Susan Andrade, Amanda Hills, Kevin Miller and Dong Hyuk Lee. Janice Griffith, Lawrence, will be concert mistress. Other instrumentalists have been selected from the KU Symphony and Wind Ensemble.

The concert fulfills conducting requirements for Gilliam, Walter and Cornish. For more information, call Cornish at 864-9689.

Author to discuss citizen powers

Topeka -- Author Paul Loeb will discuss the responsibility and empowerment of average citizens during a public lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Bradbury Thompson Center on the Washburn University campus.

The event is free and open to the public.

An authority on the psychology of human involvement, Loeb's most recent book is "Soul of a Citizen: Living With Conviction in a Cynical Time," in which he explores what leads some people to become involved in larger community issues while others feel overwhelmed. He argues that community involvement can give back a sense of connection and purpose rare in purely personal life.

He also authored "Nuclear Culture," "Hope in Hard Times" and "Generation at the Crossroads: Apathy and Action on the American Campus."

An associated scholar at Seattle's Center for Ethical Leadership, Loeb attended Stanford University and New York's New School for Social Research. From 1974-76, he edited Liberation magazine, working with writers such as Allen Ginsberg, Noam Chomsky and Gary Snyder.

For more information, call (785) 231-1010, Ext. 2000.

K.C. poet slated for 'New Letters on the Air'

Kansas City, Mo. -- Kansas poet Albert Goldbarth will read from his recent collection, "Saving Lives," on today's University of Missouri-Kansas City's New Letters on the Air.

New Letters is public radio's longest running literary program and can be heard at 5 p.m. Sundays on KCUR-FM 89.3.

With more than two dozen titles to his credit, Goldbarth is the only repeat recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award. He also has received the Theodore Roethke Prize, the 2002 Pen Center USA West Award for Creative Nonfiction and several National Endowment for the Arts writing fellowships.

Unicorn Theatre to stage 'BEE-LUTHER-HATCHEE'

Kansas City, Mo. -- The Unicorn Theatre will stage Thomas Gibbons' "BEE-LUTHER-HATCHEEE," a mystery exploring the nature of art, the boundaries of race and the ownership of personal history, Friday through May 25 at the theater, 3828 Main St., Kansas City, Mo.

The production is under the direction of Mark Robbins, and the cast features Brigitte Barnett (as Shelita Burns), Lynn King (as Libby Price), Charles Fugate (as Robert), Craig Benton (as Sean Leonard) and Alicia Atkins (as Anna).

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 8 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays.

Tickets may be purchased at the Unicorn Box Office or by calling (816) 531-PLAY, Ext. 10.

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