KU concert aims to help scholarships

Kansas University musicians will perform the School of Music’s second Music Scholarship Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Lied Center.

The concert includes performances by the KU Symphony Orchestra, Choirs and Wind Ensemble, and a reading of American composer Aaron Copeland’s “Lincoln Portrait” by Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little. Copeland’s piece was written in 1942 to promote the war effort, and couples a full orchestra with readings of Lincoln’s famous documents, such as the Gettysburg Address.

It will also feature works by composers such as Richard Wagner and Leonard Bernstein. The entire program can be found at http://music.ku.edu/events.

Music school dean Robert Walzel said the concert highlights the need for scholarships available to student musicians.

The concert is free to KU and Lawrence-area high school students with a valid student ID. General admission tickets are $10, and tickets for senior citizens are $5. They are available through the Lied Center Box Office.

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