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Laramie Contemporary Music Project Features Guest Performers and New Music

February 5, 2008
Gregory Oakes holding clarinet
Clarinet player Gregory Oakes will lead a panel discussion Thursday, Feb. 14, at 1 p.m. and perform Saturday, Feb. 16, at 3 p.m. in the University of Wyoming Fine Arts Center concert hall.

A concert and event series, "New Frontiers: The Laramie Contemporary Music Project," will be held Feb. 11-18 in the University of Wyoming Fine Arts Center concert hall.

The performances will feature a variety of guest performers and new music in addition to performances and compositions by UW music department faculty members.

Tickets cost $7 for the public and $5 for students and senior citizens. One ticket will allow entrance to all New Frontiers events. For a complete schedule of events, visit For tickets, call the Fine Arts box office at (307) 766-6666.

For more information about the festival, call director Anne Guzzo, (307) 766-5109, or e-mail

The schedule for all events is:

Monday, Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m. -- Duo Braziliana concert: Melanie Ohm (mezzosoprano) and Rubia Santos (piano) with guest soprano, Maureen Sorensson.

Wednesday, Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m. -- Barbara Thiem (cello) and Theresa Bogard (piano) recital featuring 20th century music.

Thursday, Feb. 14, 1 p.m. -- New Music Panel Convocation with Gregory Oakes and other guests plus an "Ask the Artists" dialogue; and 7:30 p.m. -- Faculty Composers' concert featuring UW faculty and guest artists.

Friday, Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m. -- Michael Kirkendoll piano recital.

Saturday, Feb. 16, 3 p.m. -- Gregory Oakes clarinet recital; and 7:30 p.m. -- Americas Concert featuring composer-in-residence, Pablo Ortiz.

Monday, Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m. -- Winds of Change concert, SPANK music ensemble and guests.

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