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ISU presents 'Bel Canto,' Band-o-Rama

Tuesday, November 18, 2003

Indiana State University's Lyric Theater Workshop, an ensemble of graduate and advanced undergraduate music and theater majors, will present "From Broadway to Bel Canto" at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22 and 23 in the Recital Hall of the Center for Performing and Fine Arts on Seventh and Chestnut streets.

The first half of the program will feature favorite scenes from American musicals from the 1940s and 1950s including "Brigadoon," "Guys and Dolls," "Kismet." The second half will feature scenes from two of the most popular comic operas of the Bel Canto period, Donizetti's "The Elixir of Love" and Rossini's "Cinderella."

This evening of music theater and opera scenes is prepared and staged by ISU music department faculty, with assistance in props and small sets from the theater department. The program is free and suitable for all ages.

The 13th annual Indiana State University Band-O-Rama concert will be at 1 p.m. Nov. 23 in Tilson Auditorium. Featured on the program will be the ISU Jazz Ensemble, directed by David Nearpass and the ISU Marching Sycamores, directed by Doug Keiser.

The Jazz Ensemble will take the stage first with tunes selected from "Switch in Time" by Sammy Nestico, Phil Woods' "Randi," and David Springfield's "Lou's Lips."

The marching band's portion of the concert will include selections include "Back Home Again in Indiana," "Wabash Cannonball," and "America the Beautiful," among others, as well as the Alma Mater.

Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the music department hotline at (812) 237-2773 or visit its website: http://www.indstate.edu/music.

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