NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – The National Symphony Orchestra is making two stops in Kansas in late March and in between, two of the musicians will offer master classes at Bethel College.
The NSO, under the direction of Leonard Slatkin, will be playing concerts in Wichita and Hays, March 25 and 26. In between, Matthew Guilford, trombonist, and Rudy Vrbsky, oboist, will be on the Bethel campus at 11 a.m. Monday, March 26. Hesston High School and Bethel College students will be playing for Guilford and Vrbsky. Anyone else interested is invited to attend free of charge. The classes will be held in Rooms 142 and 143 of the Fine Arts Center.
For more information about the symphony’s performances (7 p.m. Sunday, March 25, in Century II Concert Hall and 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 26, in Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center at Fort Hays State University), call the Wichita Symphony at (316) 267-5259 or Fort Hays State University at (785) 628-5369.
The NSO’s Kansas appearances and the master classes at Bethel College are supported in part by the Kansas Arts Commission.
Bethel College is a four-year liberal arts college affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. Founded in 1887, it is the oldest Mennonite college in North America. Bethel is known for its academic excellence and has been named a Top Tier college by U.S. News & World Report every year since 1998. For more information, see the Bethel web site at www.bethelks.edu.