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KWU International Music Festival


Tuesday, March 6 – Sunday, March 11
Kansas Wesleyan University and Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts

INTERNATIONAL FACULTY representing six countries: Canada, Japan, Poland, 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 12 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:

Tuesday, March 6, 7 p.m.

International Festival Presidential Dinner (Salina Country Club) 
Jesse Henkensiefken, Grace Ho, Edward Laut, cello
KWU Jazz Band featuring Dave Gnojek, saxophone

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

Tina Bouey, violin | Hall of the Pioneers—Room 215 
Grace Ho, cello | Hall of the Pioneers—Room 159
Colin Brookes, viola | University United Methodist Church
Rhiannon Banerdt, chamber music | Hall of the Pioneers—Sams Chapel
Annie & Dave Gnojek, 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) 
Slawomir Dobrzanski, piano 

Saturday, March 10, 4 p.m. 

Piano Concerti Concert (Sams Chapel)
Featuring J.S. Bach Brandenburg No. 6 and selected piano concerti

KWU International Music Festival Orchestra
Jesse Henkensiefken, cello & 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: Rossini William Tell Overture, Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Major, Sibelius Symphony no. 2