Student Kaleidoscope Concert Featured in Public Television Broadcast, Global Simulstream

Posted on: March 27th, 2014 by Rick Peterson

If you missed the live performance of Lawrence University’s spectacular Kaleidoscope4 concert last October, Wisconsin Public Television is providing an opportunity to catch a recorded encore performance.

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The Lawrence Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of conductor Octavio Mas Arocas, is one of the ensembles featured in the WPT broadcast of last October’s Kaleidoscope concert.

WPT will broadcast “Kaleidoscope: Live from Lawrence University” Monday, March 31 at 8 p.m. CDT. It will rebroadcast the program Sunday, April 6 at 5 p.m. CDT.

In conjunction with the first television broadcast, “Kaleidoscope: Live from Lawrence University” also will be available to anyone in the world via an online simulstream Monday, March 31 at 8 p.m. CDT.

The concert also will be shown several additional times on the Wisconsin Channel, one of WPT’s digital broadcast channels, on the following dates (all times CDT):
  Monday, April 7,  6 p.m.
•  Friday, April 11, 7 p.m.
•  Saturday, April 12,  2 a.m.
•  Saturday, April 12,  5 p.m.
•  Sunday, April 13  12 noon

A global online webcast of the concert also will be available on the above five days and times.

“I am thrilled that the depth and breadth of our conservatory’s amazing student musicians will be featured on Wisconsin Public Television’s broadcast of our Kaleidoscope concert,” said Brian Pertl, dean of the Lawrence Conservatory of Music. “In 60 minutes of non-stop music-making, audiences across the country will be treated to Lawrence’s unique brand of breathtaking musicianship.

WPT-logo-250x105“I am deeply thankful to Wisconsin Public Television and their team of dedicated artists for partnering with us to create such a beautiful show,” Pertl added.

The fourth edition of Kaleidoscope showcased the musical talents of more than 300 Lawrence students in a sold-out performance at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. The concert spotlighted both large ensembles (symphony orchestra, concert choir, Gamelan Cahaya Asri, wind ensemble, opera, jazz ensemble) and chamber groups (bassoon ensemble, voice/cello ensemble, string quartet, piano/oboe/viola, saxophone/marimba, piano duet).

An excerpt from the finale of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony provided the performance’s exclamation mark.

About Lawrence University
Founded in 1847, Lawrence University uniquely integrates a college of liberal arts and sciences with a nationally recognized conservatory of music, both devoted exclusively to undergraduate education. It was selected for inclusion in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2014 and the book “Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About College.” Individualized learning, the development of multiple interests and community engagement are central to the Lawrence experience. Lawrence draws its 1,500 students from nearly every state and more than 50 countries.

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