Feb. 23, 28: Piano, vocal benefit concerts

PULLMAN, Wash. – Concerts upcoming at Washington State University will benefit student scholarships and purchase music for choir ensembles.

Clinical assistant professor Lark Powers will showcase energetic, joyful piano music in a Faculty Artist Series concert at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in Kimbrough Concert Hall.

WSU faculty Lark Powers and, at top, with Ricardo de la Torre.

With piano-duo partner Ricardo de la Torre, she will present works including Mozart’s fugue in C minor for two pianos, Franck’s profound “Prelude, Choral and Fugue,” and Ravel’s “Rhapsodie Espagnole” for two pianos with its boisterous finale.

Tickets are available in the lobby 30 minutes before concert time. They are free to WSU students with ID and cost $10 general admission and $5 non-WSU students and seniors 60 and above. Proceeds benefit the School of Music scholarship fund.

The WSU Treble Choir and Tenor/Bass Choir, both directed by Dean Luethi, will present “A Tale of Love” at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, in Bryan Hall. The semi-staged production takes the audience through the story of two lovers.

The Tenor/Bass Choir will perform “The Briar and the Rose” arranged by Luethi, James Mullholland’s arrangement of “When I Fall In Love” (with guest French horn soloist Martin King), Joseph MacKenzie’s “Sergent MacKenzie,” “Soul of a Man” arranged by Steven Stern, and Blue Highway’s “Hallelujah.”

WSU Treble Choir

The Treble Choir will perform Juneau’s “A Tree of Song,” Hoddes’ “Mashed Potato/Love Poem,” Sharon’s “Cups (When I’m Gone),” and “That I Should Know Your Face” by Laurelyn Dossett. The choirs will collaborate on “How’s the World Treating You” by Chet Atkins and “We Won’t Stop Dreaming” by Pinkzebra.

Tickets will be available at the door for $5 adults over 18 and free for WSU students with ID. Proceeds will go toward the purchase of repertoire for the ensembles.


News media contacts:
Lark Powers, WSU School of Music, 509-335-4917, lark.powers@wsu.edu
Dean Luethi , WSU School of Music, 509-335-7186, dean.luethi@wsu.edu
Sandra Albers, WSU School of Music, 509-335-4148, sandra_albers@wsu.edu