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Released April 23, 2004

SOPRANO GIVES FACULTY RECITAL

HATTIESBURG -- Voice faculty and soprano Maryann Kyle of the School of Music at The University of Southern Mississippi will present a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. April 30 in Marsh Auditorium. Her scheduled program boasts several works by renowned composers, including Richard Strauss, Claude Debussy, Cole Porter, Giacomo Puccini and others.

Fellow faculty members will join Kyle for the evening, including Ken Ortlepp on horn and pianist Joe Brumbeloe, who also has arranged two pieces by Gershwin and Porter for this recital. Guest pianist Theresa Sanchez will also collaborate. Kyle said the first half of her recital would be more classical in nature. For the second half of the concert, she has chosen to perform more contemporary and "fun" songs of the musical theatre genre, including "Art is Calling for Me (I Long to Be A Prima Donna)" from "The Enchantress"; "Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life" from "Naughty Marietta"; and "I Hate Men" from "Kiss Me Kate!" The recital is free to the public. For more information, call (601) 266-6059.

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SOUTHERN MISS HANDBELLS PREVIEW EUROPEAN FESTIVAL CONCERT

HATTIESBURG -- To preview a July concert that will be given at the European Handbell Festival in Amsterdam, Holland, the Carillon Handbell Choir at The University of Southern Mississippi will perform at 2:30 p.m. May 2 at First Presbyterian Church in Hattiesburg.

Organized in 1985 by Dr. Larry Smith, professor of music in the School of Music at Southern Miss, the Carillon Handbell Choir has developed a regional, national, and international reputation and has garnered high praise and respect in the handbell world. The group performs a wide range of handbell literature including familiar church hymns, traditional classical arrangements and original compositions for handbells.

In May, the group will present concerts on a mini-tour through Arkansas, ending in Greenwood. In addition to the ringing at the European Festival, the choir will perform in Trier, Germany. As with all their previous tours, Smith and the students raised their own travel funds.

Admission to the home concert is free and open to the public, although donations will be accepted. For more information, call Smith at (601) 266-5826.

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TRUMPETER JOINS SOUTHERN MISS BAND FOR CONCERT

HATTIESBURG -- Frank Kaderabek, who served as principal trumpet of the Philadelphia Orchestra from 1975 until 1995, will be performing as guest soloist with the Symphonic Winds at The University of Southern Mississippi at 7:30 p.m. May 4 in Bennett Auditorium. In addition to his position with the Philadelphia Orchestra, he also has performed as a member of the Chicago, Dallas, and Detroit Symphony Orchestras. He is a frequent guest soloist and clinician, serves on the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music and West Chester University, and is on the board of directors of the International Trumpet Guild.

Kaderabek recently recorded his second solo compact disc, "Virtuoso," and will be performing several solo selections featured on this release with the Symphonic Winds, including Alexander Arutiunian's exciting "Trumpet Concerto."

The Symphonic Winds, which consist of predominantly music education and music performance majors, is under the baton of Dr. Steven Moser, associate professor of music. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for Southern Miss faculty and staff, senior citizens and children under 12. Admission for Southern Miss students is free with ID. For tickets, call the Southern Miss Ticket Office at (601) 266-5418 or 800-844-8425 or order online at www.usm.edu/tickets.

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