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KWU International Music Festival


Wednesday, March 26 – Sunday, March 31
Kansas Wesleyan University, Christ Cathedral Episcopal Church and Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts

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

Kansas Wesleyan University is pleased to present the 2019 KWU International Music Festival, Tuesday, March 26 – Sunday, March 31, in collaboration with the Salina Symphony. Regional musicians will enjoy master classes and performances featuring 9 world-renowned guest artists, KWU string and piano faculty, the Kansas Wesleyan String Orchestra & Wind Ensemble. 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 Kansas Wesleyan University’s Hall of the Pioneers, Christ Cathedral Episcopal Church and the Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts.

Festival Highlights:

Tuesday March 26, 7:30 p.m.
International Festival Faculty Recital (Christ Cathedral) 
Featuring the Dohnanyi String Trio, Dvorak Piano Quartet No. 2, and more
Tina Bouey (violin), Paul Neubauer (viola) Steven Doane, Rosie Elliot, Benjamin Doane, Jesse Henkensiefken (cello) & Tatiana Tessman, (piano)

Wednesday, March 27, 7:30 p.m. 
Concerti Competition Winners & Wind Ensemble Concert
 (Sams Chapel) 
Featuring the regional premiere of the Peter Senchuck Flute Concerto, and more
KWU International Music Festival Orchestra & Wind Ensemble
Jesse Henkensiefken & Carl Rowles, conductors

Thursday, March 28
KWU Master Classes

Tina Bouey, violin | Hall of the Pioneers—Sams Chapel
Rosie Elliot, cello | Hall of the Pioneers—Room 215
Julie Bees, piano | Hall of the Pioneers—Sams Chapel
David Neubert & Steven Doane, bass & chamber music | Hall of the Pioneers—Room 215
Victoria Rose Bishop & Michael Sinicropi, flute and trumpet | Hall of the Pioneers—Room 159

Friday, March 29, 7:30 p.m.
International Festival Orchestra (Sams Chapel) 
Featuring Vivaldi Double Cello Concerto, Popper Requiem & Schuman Cello Concerto
KWU International Music Festival Orchestra
Rosie Elliot, cello
Benjamin Doane, cello 
Steven Doane, cello
Jesse Henkensiefken, conductor

Sunday, March 31, 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 & Clive Greensmith, cello
Program: Beethoven Symphony no. 5 and Brahms Double Concerto for Violin & Cello in A Major
Ken Hakoda & Jesse Henkensiefken, conductors