Oct 24, 2013

National Music Museum hosts What Makes It Great?® show

VERMILLION, S.D. -- Don’t know much about classical music? Music expert, composer and public-radio personality Rob Kapilow breaks it down for you. He’s bringing his show What Makes It Great?® to the National Music Museum, in Vermillion, Thursday, Nov. 21, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Kapilow will unleash his wit and incisive commentary on Beethoven’s famed Archduke Trio opus, explaining ‘what makes it great.’

Accompanied by the University of South Dakota’s acclaimed Rawlins Trio on violin, cello, and piano, Kapilow will playfully dissect the Beethoven piece, entertaining as he enlightens.

Tickets for What Makes It Great? will be $12 for general admission, $9 for seniors, $6 for students with ID, $6 for children. Seating is limited. Buy tickets online via EventBrite, http://goo.gl/TxnAuK , or at the Museum door.

Kapilow will also offer an encore mini-session of the show the following day, Friday, November 22, 2013, at the 12:00 p.m. concert series at the Museum. Admission is free.

For more on Rob Kapilow and What Makes It Great? visit www.robkapilow.com . For more about the National Music Museum, nmmusd.org .

The National Music Museum is located on the campus of University of South Dakota at 414 East Clark Street and is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

About The National Music Museum
The National Music Museum, located at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, is the preeminent institution worldwide for the comprehensive study of musical instruments. Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, the NMM was founded in 1973 on the campus of the University of South Dakota. As a partnership between USD and the non-profit entity, National Music Museum Inc., the National Music Museum is home to the deepest and most distinguished collection of musical instruments in the nation. Both through bold purchases on the international market and through a network of donors from coast to coast, the NMM’s collections include many of the earliest, finest and most historically important musical instruments in existence.
About The University of South Dakota
Founded in 1862, The University of South Dakota is designated as the only public liberal arts university in the state and is home to a comprehensive College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, School of Health Sciences, the state's only School of Law, School of Medicine, the accredited Beacom School of Business and the College of Fine Arts. USD has an enrollment of more than 10,000 students taught by more than 400 faculty members. More information is available at www.usd.edu/press/news.

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Peter Carrels
The University of South Dakota
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