School of Music to Hold Benefit Concert

Contact: Ralph Derickson

Photo of Julian Shew
Julian Shew

Photo of Alan Hersh, Daniel Mason, and Benjamin Karp
Alan Hersh, Daniel Mason, and Benjamin Karp

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The concert will raise money for scholarships for School of Music students. General admission ticket prices are $20, $16 for seniors, $14 for UK faculty and staff, and $5 for students and children. A dinner is scheduled at the Hilary J. Boone Center prior to the concert at 6 p.m. April 2; tickets are $75. Tickets for the concert and dinner can be purchased at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts or by calling (859) 257-4929.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 18, 2004) -- Beethoven’s Triple Concerto and the composer’s Ninth Symphony will be performed by faculty and students from the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, UK choirs, and Opera Theatre department at the first UK School of Music Scholarship Benefit Concert set for 8 p.m. Friday, April 2, in the UK Singletary Center for the Arts.

The concert will raise money for scholarships for School of Music students. General admission ticket prices are $20, $16 for seniors, $14 for UK faculty and staff, and $5 for students and children. A dinner is scheduled at the Hilary J. Boone Center prior to the concert at 6 p.m. April 2; tickets are $75. Tickets for the concert and dinner can be purchased at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts or by calling (859) 257-4929.

Scholarship contributors for various levels of giving will receive two tickets to the performance and will be recognized during the concert. Special donors of at least $2,273.25, which is the current undergraduate tuition per semester, will be recognized in the Director’s Circle and will receive all of the benefits of a person in the Conductor’s Circle plus a CD of the event.

The UK Orchestra will be under the direction of Julian Shew and will be joined by School of Music faculty members Daniel Mason, violin; Benjamin Karp, cello; and Alan Hersh, piano.

The UK Orchestra will be under the direction of Julian Shew and will be joined for the Triple Concerto by School of Music faculty members Daniel Mason, violin; Benjamin Karp, cello; and Alan Hersh, piano. Performing in the Ninth Symphony along with the UK Orchestra and combined UK choirs will be soloists from the UK Opera Theatre program, including Shawn-Allyce White, soprano; Bonnie Cutsforth-Huber, mezzo-soprano; Everett McCorvey, tenor; and Edward White, bass.


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