Chancellor’s Arts Showcase Promises to Thrill Audience
Every year, the MU School of Music holds a special Chancellor’s Concert in the spring, but this year the event will look different. It has been transformed into an arts showcase and will include the Department of Theatre and the Department of Art as well. The event is being held on Thomas Jefferson’s birthday, and it will include selected works from the Jeffersonian era.
The showcase will feature period music (including harpsicord, and historical fife and drum corps), spirituals sung by the Legion of Black Collegians choir, a scene from the Corps of Discovery Opera, unique Jeffersonian exhibits prepared by MU art students, and dramatic works and readings.
One of the highlights of this event each year is the world premiere of a new work of music by the Sinquefield Composition Prize winner. The Sinquefield Composition Prize competition is part of the Mizzou New Music Initiative and a direct result of the generous support of Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield and the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation. This year’s winner is Trey Makler, a junior music composition major. His original orchestra composition promises to delight listeners.
You don’t want to miss this thrilling showcase on April 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Missouri Theatre. Ticket prices are $10 for general admission, and students will receive a free ticket with their IDs. Tickets may be purchased online or at the box office.