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Musical Arts Series presents Rose Ensemble April 23

Rose Ensemble

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s Musical Arts Series will present The Rose Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 23, in the Fine Arts Recital Hall.

This will be the final performance of the season for the Musical Arts Series.

Founded in 1996 by Artistic Director Jordan Sramek, The Rose Ensemble revives the ancient with vocal music that stirs the emotions, challenges the mind and lifts the spirit.

The Saint Paul, Minn., group tours internationally with a repertoire spanning 1,000 years and 25 languages, including new research into Middle Eastern, European and American vocal traditions.

The Ensemble received the Chorus America Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence in 2005 and was the first-prize winner at the 2007 Tolosa International Choral Competition in Spain (part of the European Choral Grand Prix).

The Ensemble has released nine recordings.

“There will be a special reception and presentation honoring our sponsors and donors for this season at 7 p.m. in Fine Arts Room 116,” said Dr. Jeri Walker, Donna Massey Professor in Music Education.

“We will go from the reception to our final concert of the season. Please join us in thanking the Mid-America Arts Alliance, Southeastern, Oklahoma Arts Council, Red River Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Steger Piano Institute, Donna Massey Music Education Support Fund, Cherokee Telephone and local friends and donors.”