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Free summer concerts return to Dalton Center

July 1, 2006

KALAMAZOO--Seminar 2006, Western Michigan University's summer music camp for high school students, is again featuring "Come on down...the Price is Right!," a free concert series featuring guest artists and WMU faculty artists. The performers include the Pacifica Quartet, Kruziki Transatlantica Quintet and faculty from Seminar and the WMU School of Music and begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

The opening concert Monday, July 10, features TubaCor, WMU's newest resident ensemble. Comprised of faculty members Lin Foulk (horn), Deanna Swoboda (tuba), and Yu-Lien The (piano), TubaCor presents programs featuring its members in tandem and solo combinations. The July 10 concert will include works by David Gillingham, Trvge Madsen, and Alec Wilder.

The second concert, Thursday, July 13, will feature the Kruziki Transatlantica Quintet. An original brainchild of composer-arranger (and WMU alumnus) Aaron Kruziki, KTQ performs an eclectic mix of classical, tango, Armenian, Balkan, Greek, Arabic, and jazz music.

For the third consecutive year, the Pacifica String Quartet will appear on the series, as the final program on Monday, July 17. In addition to its active North American touring schedule during the 2005-06 season, the Pacifica Quartet continues its rise to prominence in overseas cultural capitals with a month-long tour of Europe, including a return engagement at London's famed Wigmore Hall. Concerts in North American include appearances in Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater and Alice Tully Hall, the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., and many other prominent chamber music venues.

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Media contact: Kevin West, (269) 387-4678, kevin.west@wmich.edu

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