FHSU Department of Music and Theatre announces February events

 

 

02/08/12 jb

HAYS,Kan. -- February music at Fort Hays State University continues with a facultypiano recital by Dr. Irena Ravitskaya at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, in theBeach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center on the FHSU campus.

Ravitskaya,an assistant professor of music and theatre, will perform a sonata byBeethoven, "Impromptus" by Schubert and "L' Isle Joyeuse"(The Island of Joy) by Debussy.

"Beethoven'ssonatas are one the most challenging pieces in the piano repertoire," saidRaviskaya. "They demand expression as well as technical and artisticskill.

"Schubert'smusic seems to be less technical, however, since he was predominantly a songcomposer I have to make it sound like someone is singing through the piano.Debussy's music is often labeled as impressionistic. Each piece of theselection I am performing also creates a certain image. Moreover, the challengeof Debussy is that he treats the piano as an orchestra," she said.

Ticketsare $6 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and students 12 and over, and freefor FHSU students with valid student ID.

TheEncore series will bring Doubt at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15, toBeach/Schmidt. John Patrick Shanley shows a picture of the powerful battlebetween Father Flynn and Sister Aloysius in its full scope. Reserved seatingtickets are $30 for the public, $28 for senior citizens and children under theage of 18, and $21 for FHSU students with valid student ID. Unreserved seatingis $26, $28 and $17, respectively.

The HaysSymphony Orchestra will host the Young Artist Competition at 7:30 p.m. onSaturday, Feb. 18, in Beach/Schmidt. The competition is open to any universitystudent. Three students were selected as finalists at the preliminaryperformances in November: Brian Keller, Ellis senior, saxophone; EngenyZvonnikov, Wichita State University, violin; and Quinn Lake, Wichita State,cello. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and students 12 andover and free for FHSU students with valid student ID.

TheEncore series will bring "My Fair Lady" to Beach/Schmidt at 7:30 p.m.Tuesday, Feb. 21. My Fair Lady is based on George Bernard Shaw's play"Pygmalion." Featured songs are "Wouldn't it be Lovely?"and "With a Little Bit of Luck." Reserved seating tickets are $40 for the public, $38 for senior citizens and children under the age of 18, and $31for FHSU students with valid student ID. Unreserved seating is $36, $34 and$27, respectively.

For moreinformation on any of these events contact the Department of Music and Theatreat 785-628-4226.

 

 

 

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