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KWU International Music Festival


Wednesday, March 7 – Sunday, March 11
Kansas Wesleyan University and Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts

INTERNATIONAL FACULTY representing five countries: Canada, Japan, Russia, Taiwan, and the United States of America.

Kansas Wesleyan University is pleased to present the 2018 KWU International Music Festival, Wednesday, March 7 – Sunday, March 11, in collaboration with the Salina Symphony. Regional students and musicians will enjoy master classes and performances featuring 7 world-renowned guest artists, KWU string and piano faculty, and the Kansas Wesleyan String Orchestra. Concerts and recitals are free and open to the public, except concerts at the Stiefel Theatre — tickets can be purchased through the Stiefel Theatre Box Office (785-823-8309). The master classes may also be observed for free. Event Venues include the Hall of the Pioneers (Sams Chapel and Miller Chapel), and Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts.

Festival Highlights:

Wednesday March 7, 7:30 p.m.

International Festival Faculty Recital (Sams Chapel)
Ulysses String Quartet & Tatiana Tessman
Janacek String Quartet & Brahms Piano Quintet 

Thursday, March 8, 1 p.m.

KWU Master Classes

Violin, Hall of the Pioneers—Room 215 
Cello, Hall of the Pioneers—Room 159
Viola, University United Methodist Church
Chamber Music, Hall of the Pioneers—Sams Chapel
Flute and Saxophone, Fine Arts Building—Fitzpatrick Theatre

Friday, March 9, 7:30 p.m.

International Festival Orchestra (Sams Chapel) 

Featuring Haydn Symphony no. 104 and Beethoven 'Triple Concerto'
Jesse Henkensiefken, Conductor
Tina Bouey, Violin 
Grace Ho, Cello 
Tatiana Tessman, Piano 

Saturday, March 10, 10 a.m.

KWU Piano Masterclass (Sams Chapel)

Saturday, March 10, 4 p.m. 

Piano Concerti Concert (Sams Chapel)
KWU International Music Festival Orchestra
Jesse Henkensiefken, Conductor

Sunday, March 11, 4 p.m.

Salina Symphony: Classical Masterworks Concert (Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts) — tickets can be purchased here or 785-827-1998 
Tina Bouey, Violin 
Program: Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Major, Sibelius Symphony no. 7