KU News Release

Sept. 22, 2011
Contact: Erin Curtis-Dierks, KU School of Music, 785-864-9742

KU’s Partnership for the Arts series presents Opera/Vocal Outreach project

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LAWRENCE — The University of Kansas School of Music and Reach Out Kansas, Inc., are pleased to present the 2011-12 Kansas Partnership for the Arts, a series featuring numerous performances by renowned faculty, students and international guest artists. Included in this new series is the Opera/Vocal Outreach initiative, a program created to promote opera’s relevance to audiences young and old.

Over 50 performances will be presented free of charge in schools, community centers and senior centers across rural, suburban and urban Kansas communities.

Performances have taken place or are planned for the following locations, and more dates may soon be booked in Silver Lake, Alma, Sabetha, Hiawatha, Seneca, Paola, Hays, Liberal, Garden City, Hugoton and Wichita:

• Williams Fine Arts and Science Magnet, Topeka (Sept. 6)
• Riverview Elementary, Shawnee (Sept. 7)
• Deerfield Elementary, Lawrence (Sept. 8)
• Woodlawn Elementary, Lawrence (Sept. 14)
• Turner Elementary, Kansas City (Sept. 15)
• Horizon Elementary, Shawnee (Sept. 15)
• Rolling Ridge Elementary, Shawnee (Sept. 16)
• Cordley Elementary, Lawrence (Sept. 19)
• Pauline South, Wakarusa (Sept. 20, 2:30 p.m.)
• Edwardsville Elementary, Edwardsville (Sept. 21, 2 p.m.)
• Parker Elementary, Kansas City (Sept. 22, 10 a.m.)
• Trojan Elementary, Osawatomie (Sept. 22, 1:30 p.m.)
• Olathe East High, Olathe (Sept. 26, 9 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.)
• Jay Shideler Elementary, Topeka (Sept. 27, 9 a.m.)
• Indian Hill Elementary, Topeka (Sept. 27, 1 p.m.)
• Topeka West High, Topeka (Sept. 28, 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.)
• Prairie Creek Elementary, Spring Hill (Sept. 29, 10 a.m.)
• Arbor Creek Elementary, Olathe (Sept. 29, 2 p.m.)
• Scarborough Elementary, Olathe
• Havencroft Elementary, Olathe
• Clear Creek Elementary, Shawnee
• Central Elementary, Olathe
• Kansas Children’s Discovery Center, Topeka
• Anthony Elementary, Leavenworth
• David Brewer Elementary, Leavenworth
• Spring Hill Elementary, Spring Hill
• Olathe NW High, Olathe
• Minneha Elementary, Wichita
• Cloud Elementary, Wichita
• Emerson Elementary, Wichita
• Caldwell Elementary, Wichita
• Buckner Elementary, Wichita
• Spencer Art Museum, Lawrence
• Cedar Creek Elementary, Olathe

Additional dates and times will be posted at www.music.ku.edu. For more information, contact the KU School of Music at 785-864-3436.

The Opera Outreach project is comprised of a quartet of singers and one pianist, all graduates of the University of Kansas School of Music: Amy Cahill, soprano; Meaghan Deiter, mezzo soprano; Charles Martinez, tenor; Lane Johnson, baritone; and Evangelos Spanos, piano.

The Kansas Partnership for the Arts is generously sponsored by Reach Out Kansas, Inc.; Smithyman & Zakoura, Chartered, of Overland Park; and The Zakoura Family Fund.

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