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KWU International Music Festival


Tuesday, February 4 – Saturday, February 8

Kansas Wesleyan University is pleased to present the 2020 KWU International Music Festival, Tuesday, Feb. 4–Saturday, Feb. 8. International faculty representing eight countries— Australia, Canada, Honduras, Italy, Russia, Ukraine, United States of America and Vietnam—are scheduled to be a part of the proceedings. 

The public is invited to enjoy performances, a special lecture and master classes featuring ten world-renowned guest artists, KWU string and piano faculty & the Kansas Wesleyan Philharmonic Orchestra. Concerts and recitals are free and open to the public, except the Presidential Dinner at the Salina Country Club— tickets can be purchased through the KWU Box Office. The master classes may also be observed for free. 

Look for full bios on our guest artists and faculty coming soon!

Tuesday Feb. 4, 7:30 p.m.

Festival Faculty Chamber Music Recital (Christ Cathedral)

Featuring: Beethoven Lied, Schumann Fairytales for Viola and Piano, Mahler Piano Quartet and the Mendelssohn Octet, Christina Bouey (violin), Lindsay Ohse (soprano), Boris Vayner, (viola), Hannah Collins & Jesse Henekensiefken (cello) Inesa Sinkevych & Tatiana Tessman (piano) and more

Wednesday Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m.

Concerti Concert (Sams Chapel)

Featuring: Rimsky Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol, winners of the KWU International Music Festival Concerto/Aria Competition and the KWU Festival Orchestra

Friday Feb. 7, 6 p.m.

Preconcert Lecture: “21st Century Women in Music” (Fitzpatrick Auditorium) 

Lecture Panel: Carolyn Watson, Inesa Sinkeyvch, Christina Bouey & Lindsay Ohse

Friday Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m.

Festival Orchestra Concert (Sams Chapel)

Featuring: Beethoven Violin Concerto, Bach Double Violin Concerto and Mozart Exsultate Jubilate,Carolyn Watson (guest conductor), Lindsay Ohse (soprano) & Christina Bouey (violin)

Saturday, Feb. 8

KWU Master Classes
10:00 a.m. 

Christina Bouey, Violin | Hall of the Pioneers—Sams Chapel

Leonid Shukaev, Cello/Chamber Music | Hall of the Pioneers—Miller Chapel

2:00 p.m.
Inesa Sinkevych, Piano | Hall of the Pioneers—Sams Chapel

Lindsay Ohse, Vocal | Hall of the Pioneers—Miller Chapel

Saturday Feb. 8, 6:30 p.m. 

Presidential Dinner (Salina Country Club)

Featuring: KWU Jazz Band with special guests Hassan Anderson (oboe), Lindsay Ohse (soprano), Tatiana Tessman and Inesa Sinkeyvch (piano), Christina Bouey (violin), Jesse Henkensiefken (cello)

Admission required through the KWU Box Office