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Drake musicians to perform works by Mozart

April 7, 2008
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CONTACT: Tory Olson, 515-271-1834, tory.olson@drake.edu

The Drake University Music
Department will present a program of music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at 3 p.m.
on Sunday, April 20, at the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines, 221 Walnut
Street.

The faculty/student orchestra will
also play the "Overture to the Magic Flute" and Symphony No. 3l
("Paris"), led by John Canarina, who will retire from Drake at the
end of the academic year.

The concert will feature the
Mozart Mass in C Minor, performed by all four of Drake's choruses (Drake Choir,
Chorale, Chamber Choir, Drake University/Community Chorus) and a
faculty/student orchestra, conducted by Aimee Beckmann-Collier. Soloists are
Leanne Freeman-Miller, Christine Blanner, Edwin Griffith and Edward
Corpus. 

This choral/orchestral concert
will feature nearly 300 musicians and is made possible in part by support
provided by an anonymous donor.

A pre-concert talk will be
provided at 2 p.m. in the East Lobby of the Civic Center by David Puderbaugh, a
Drake alumnus who is now the assistant director of choral activities at the
University of Iowa. 

This session, which will provide
information about the three pieces to be performed at the April 20 concert, is
part of the James Cox/James Bennett Lecture Series and is sponsored by Drake's
chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, a music fraternity.

Tickets are $15 for non-students
and $7 for students with any school ID. Tickets are available at the Drake Fine
Arts Box Office in the Harmon Fine Arts Center, 25th Street and Carpenter
Avenue, or the Civic Center Box Office in downtown Des Moines.

For more information, call
515-271-2841.