VERMILLION, S.D. -- Students with the University of South Dakota Symphony Orchestra will make sweet music with one of America’s legendary rock bands, KANSAS, for a one-night only performance at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 20 at Aalfs Auditorium inside Robert L. Slagle Hall.
Presented by D’Addario & Co., the concert is part of the 2012 KANSAS Collegiate Symphony Tour. In addition to playing with the five-member rock band on stage, the 30-piece USD Symphony Orchestra directed by Richard Rognstad, D.M.A., will also receive a generous $4,000 in-kind product donation and a $1,000 scholarship donation from D’Addario & Co.
“What a tremendous opportunity this is for our music students,” said Timothy Farrell, D.M.A., chair of the department of music at USD. “Having the chance to play with a rock band like KANSAS is the experience of a lifetime.”
Best known for the hit singles “Carry On Wayward Son” and “Dust In The Wind,” KANSAS has released 23 studio albums, including the Platinum-selling “Leftoverture” (1976), “Point of No Return” (1977), “Monolith” (1979), and “The Best of KANSAS” (1984) since their debut album, “Kansas” hit the charts in 1974.
Concert tickets areon sale at the Department of Music Offices at the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts at (605) 677-5274 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are also available at http://www.tickets300.com. Cost is $25 for USD students and $49.50 for the general public. A concert poster is avalable at www.usd.edu/press/news/images/releases/KANSAS_Vermillion.jpg.