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KWU International Music Festival

Wednesday, January 25 – Sunday, January 29
Kansas Wesleyan University and Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts

International faculty representing four countries: Canada, Japan, Russia and United States of America

Kansas Wesleyan University is pleased to present the 2017 KWU International Music Festival, Wednesday, January 25 – Sunday, January 29, 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), Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts, Christ Cathedral (138 S 8th St, Salina, KS 67401), University United Methodist Church and Kansas State University (Manhattan Campus).

Festival Program

Festival Highlights:

Wednesday January 25, noon-2 p.m.

Violin & Violoncello Master Class (Kansas State University, Manhattan Campus)
Tina Bouey, Violin
Steven Doane, Violoncello
Tatiana Tessman, Piano

Wednesday January 25, 6 p.m.

International Festival Faculty Recital (Sams Chapel)
Tina Bouey, Katie Wolfe — Violin
Anna Sorokina — Viola
Steven Doane, Jesse Henkensiefken — Cello
Tatiana Tessman — Piano
Program: Schubert — “String Quintet in C Major” and more

Thursday, January 26, 1 p.m.

KWU Master Classes
Cora Copper — Violin, Chamber Music (Hall of the Pioneers—Miller Chapel)
Steven Doane — Violoncello, Chamber Music (Hall of the Pioneers—Room 159)
Margaret Marco — Oboe, Chamber Music (University United Methodist Church)
Sasha Gee Enegren — Bassoon, Entrepreneurialism (Hall of the Pioneers—Sams Chapel)

Friday, January 27, 7 p.m.

International Festival Orchestra and yMusic Concert (Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts) — Tickets: $25, $18; students and teachers, two-for one; KWU students and faculty get in free with I.D. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster or the Stiefel Box Office (785-823-8309)
KWU International Music Festival Orchestra
Jesse Henkensiefken — Conductor
Cora Copper — Violin Soloist
Steven Doane — Violoncello Soloist
Margaret Marco — Oboe Soloist
Sasha Gee Engren — Bassoon Soloist
Program: Haydn — “Sinfonia Concertante in B-flat Major,” Mozart – “Symphony No. 29 in A Major”

Saturday, January 28, 10 a.m.

KWU Masterclass (Christ Cathedral: 138 S 8th St, Salina, KS 67401)
Slawomir Dobrzanski — Piano

Saturday, January 28, 4 p.m. 

Piano Concerti Concert (Christ Cathedral: 138 S 8th St, Salina, KS 67401)
KWU International Music Festival Orchestra
Jesse Henkensiefken - Conductor
Yu-Fang Han, Hannah Janzen, Landon Wilson - Piano Soloists
Program: Haydn – “Piano Concerto No. 11 in D Major,” Beethoven – “Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major”

Sunday, January 29, 4 p.m.

Salina Symphony: Classical Masterworks Concert (Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts) — tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster or 785-827-1998 
Steven Doane — Violoncello Soloist
Program: Kodaly Dances Galanta, Beethoven Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Dvorak Cello Concerto in B Minor