Last concerts of musical season coming up at Fort Hays State

HSO Pres Concert 2016

HAYS, Kan. -- A free Small Ensembles concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 25, in the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center at Fort Hays State University will begin the final concerts of the 2016 musical season. The performance is free for everyone and includes brass, woodwind and percussion students. A flute quartet, low brass ensemble, trumpet ensemble, jazz combo, clarinet choir and brass choir will be included in this concert.

The Department of Music and Theatre will perform a variety of different concerts to end the spring semester including Small Ensembles, a Theatre Showcase, bands and choirs.

At 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, a Percussion Ensemble will perform at Beach/Schmidt.

An FHSU Theatre Showcase will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 29-30. The showcase will be in Felten-Start Theatre in Malloy Hall.

The FHSU choirs and the Hays Symphony Orchestra will perform the President's Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30, in Beach/Schmidt. The Fort Hays Singers, the FHSU Concert Choir and the Smoky Hill Chorale are conducted by Dr. Terry Crull, associate professor of music and theatre. The concert will feature two professional solo singers to conduct by Crull. Accompanying them is an ensemble of organ, winds and timpani drawn from members of the HSO. The HSO is conducted by Mr. Shokhruh Sadikov, assistant professor of music and theatre. The event is $6 for adults and $4 for students and senior citizens. FHSU students with their Tiger cards get in free.

Another Small Ensembles concert will perform in Palmer Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 2, in Malloy Hall. The ensemble includes the FHSU women's chorale, directed by Crull. Pam McGowne, program specialist, will be the accompanist. The concert includes a sinfonietta, a short or simple symphony, directed by Sadikov and two FHSU students. The concert is free of charge.

An FHSU Jazz Ensembles will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, in Beach/Schmidt. The concert features FHSU Jass Ensemble I and II. The concert is $6 for adults and $4 for senior citizens. All students of any age are admitted free.

"The concert will include music that has been composed and arranged for professional big bands such as Stan Kenton, Buddy Rich, Rob McConnell, Bob Mintzer and Gordon Goodwin," said Brad Dawson, assistant professor of music and theatre.

The FHSU bands will close the season with a concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 6, in Beach/Schmidt.

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