Wyman Series

University of Wisconsin - River Falls

Aug. 23, 1996

Wyman Performance Series Features Top Names

From the "Jitro" Czech Girls Choir to pianist George Winston, UW-River Falls will present some of the finest performers in the country in its Wyman Concert & Lecture Series during the coming academic year.

The series will bring a wide range of musicians and lecturers to University for 13 events that are open to the public. This year's artists include some new faces as well as those whose popularity in previous years have brought them back. Here is a listing of performers, dates and locations:

Sept. 16: "Remembering the Holocaust: Art and Reconciliation," an art exhibit that features the paintings of World War II and Holocaust survivor Fritz Hirshberger and the War and Post-War photos of Maxine Rude, will feature a reception and lecture in Gallery 101 of the Kleinpell Fine Arts Building at 3:30 p.m. The national touring exhibit can be viewed from Aug. 15-Sept. 27.

Sept. 26: The Minneapolis Gospel Sound will perform at 8 p.m. at Abbott Concert Hall in the Kleinpell Fine Arts Building. They have been heralded as one of the best Gospel choirs in America.

Oct. 1: Frank Van Dan will lecture on "An Improbable Military Career: I Fought Three World War II Armies-Hungarian, German and Soviet" at 3:30 p.m. in the Regents Room in Hagestad Student Union. Mr. Van Dan will tell of his checkered career and unbelievable, but true, wartime experiences in World War II.

Oct. 2: World famous solo guitarist Leo Kottke will perform at 8 p.m. at the Abbott Concert Hall in the Kleinpell Fine Arts Building. Kottke will entertain with his 12-string guitar and his surprising blend of humor and stage presentation. Tickets go on sale Sept. 3 at the Student Center Information Desk. The price is $5 for students and $10 for non-students.

Oct. 7: Dr. Jim Sears will lecture on "Sharing Separate Struggles: Racism, Sexism and Homophobia," at 7p.m. in the North Hall Auditorium. Sears specializes in promoting sensitivity, information, and critical thinking as it relates to issues of sexual diversity.

Oct. 15: Jeffrey Birnbaum, an award-winning reporter and author with Time Magazine, will speak at 7 p.m. in the North Hall Auditorium. Birnbaum is a senior correspondent covering national politics with an emphasis on the White House, lobbying and the presidential campaign.

Oct. 30: The "Jitro" Czech Girls Choir returns to UW-RF at 7 p.m. at the Abbott Concert Hall in the Kleinpell Fine Arts Building. The Choir has toured internationally for over 10 years and its extensive repertoire ranges from 16th Century polyphony to contemporary music.

Nov. 16: Back by popular demand, piano soloist George Winston will perform his internationally popular winter-theme show at the Abbott Concert Hall in the Kleinpell Fine Arts Building at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Oct. 1 at the Student Center Information Desk. The cost is $10 for students and $15 for non-students.

Dec. 15: Canadian Brass will perform at 7 p.m. in the Knowles Center. The Canadian Brass ensemble invites the audience to participate in their concerts to create an entertaining evening. The concert will feature some of the works from their highly successful Christmas album, "Noel." Tickets go on sale Oct. 21 at the Student Center Information Desk. The cost is $8 for students and $12.50 for non-students.

Feb. 4: The Ancia Quartet will take the stage at 8 p.m. at the Abbott Concert Hall in the Kleinpell Fine Arts Building. This saxophone quartet captivates their audience with an extensive repertoire which includes new music, classical, jazz and their own arrangements.

March 5: Pianist Andreas Klein will perform at 8 p.m. at the Abbott Concert Hall in the Kleinpell Fine Arts Building. Klein has received consistent critical acclaim and has performed with some of the world's greatest orchestras.

March 17: The Guild Trio will perform at 7 p.m. at the Abbott Concert Hall in the Kleinpell Fine Arts Building. Their infectious love for music and the high standard of performance makes this a night to remember

The Connolly Dance Company will be performing at UW-River Falls on a date still to be announced. The company strives to provide audiences of all ages with fresh, innovative, accessible and exciting dance performances.

For more information, contact Concerts & Lectures at 715/425-4911.



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