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Opus 21 reprises New York concert at Epic Center

Dec. 3, 2004

KALAMAZOO--Opus 21 brings its most-recent New York City concert home to Kalamazoo with an eclectic program of contemporary, classical and jazz music at 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, in the Epic Center's Wellspring Theater.

Founded by Richard Adams, composer and associate professor of music at Western Michigan University, Opus 21 is a not-for-profit performing arts organization, which regularly features eight musicians with strong ties to WMU, as well as guest artists. The Kalamazoo concert includes works by Aaron Copland, Richard Einhorn, John Harbison, Tom Knific, Trent Kynaston, Max Roach and others.

Performing at the Epic Center are music faculty members Renata Artman Knific, Tom Knific, Trent Kynaston, Judy Moonert, Yu-Lien The, Bradley Wong and Stephen Zegree. Also performing are Tim Froncek, a visiting artist in the School of Music, member of the Western Jazz Quartet and professor of jazz studies at Grand Valley State University; and Gregory Secor, a graduate of the WMU School of Music, member of the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, and adjunct faculty member at GVSU and Hope College.

Tickets for the Dec. 9 performance of Opus 21 are $18 and $5 for students, and are available in advance through Miller Auditorium Ticket Office at (269) 387-2300 or at the door.

Visit the Web at www.opus21.org for more information about Opus 21 and the performing musicians.

Media contact: Thom Myers, 269 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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