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OBU-Shawnee Community Orchestra to Feature Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue'

April 11, 2014

The OBU-Shawnee Community Orchestra will hold its annual spring concert on Tuesday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Potter Auditorium on the OBU campus in Shawnee. The event is free and open to the public. This year's program, titled "All Americana," will highlight the music of great American composers ranging from Aaron Copland to Cole Porter. The concert will feature a performance of Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" by Dr. Ron Lewis (above, seated), retired OBU piano professor, led by the group's conductor, Dr. Jim Hansford (standing), retired OBU Burton H. Patterson professor of music and former coordinator of instrumental studies and director of bands from 1990-2010.