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Monday, April 28, 2008

May means Xavier’s Spring Music Festival

Choices range from ballet to brass

Starting this Wednesday evening, Xavier’s Spring Music Festival will get underway with music department ensembles and groups performing each of 3 nights this week. The festival is open to the public in the Gallagher Student Center Theatre. The charge for Xavier students is $2 per concert; $5 for all others.

Wednesday, April 30th 7:00 p.m.: The night will open with Diane Campbell’s dance classes, which will perform dance styles from hip hop to Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. This will be followed by the Student Brass Ensemble.

Thursday, May 1st 7:30 p.m.: The Xavier Orchestra, conducted by Kelly Kuo, will perform music by Bach and Barber. The Xavier Symphonic Wind Ensemble, conducted by Ronald Montgomery, will round out the evening with works by Ticheli, Holsinger and others.

Friday, May 2nd 7:30 p.m.: The Xavier University Women’s Chorus, under Linda Bursarow, will open the evening performing an international program of choral music. The ballet students of Sasha Hart will take the stage next. The festival will end with a The Edgecliff Vocal Ensemble, under the direction of Tom Merrill, which will perform selected spirituals.