Arts notes

Missionaries to discuss Kenyan relief program

A group of local physicians and others who traveled to Kenya in August for a medical mission trip will share slides and talk about their experiences in a program at 2 p.m. today the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.

The trip was organized through Comfort the Children International, a nonprofit group founded by Kansas University graduate Zane Wilemon.

In addition to treating hundreds of people in the rural village of Maai Mahiu, many of whom are infected with the AIDS virus and had never before received medical care, the group has worked to set up a library in the village. Two tons of books donated by Kansas school districts and other groups, including the Friends of the Lawrence Public Library, have been shipped to Kenya. The first-of-its-kind effort attracted the attention of librarians at the University of Nairobi, who have joined to expand the project.

KU Symphony to play masterworks

The KU Symphony Orchestra will play a concert featuring masterworks from romantic and 20th century symphonic literature at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive.

Under the direction of Nicholas Uljanov, the program will feature Mendelssohn's "Scottish" Symphony and Prokofiev's Selections from "Romeo and Juliet," Suites No. 1 and 2.

Although known as his third, Symphony No. 3 in A Minor, or "Scottish," was actually the last symphony Mendelssohn wrote. Selections from "Romeo and Juliet" Suites No. 1 and 2 have been hailed universally as ranking among Prokofiev's most masterful, and provide a foundation of musical strife against which the tragedy develops.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. To purchase tickets, call the Lied Center box office at 864-2787.

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