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South Kansas Symphony to Perform April 30

Winfield, Kan., April 24, 2017 — The South Kansas Symphony will perform "Titans,” its final concert of the season, on Sunday, April 30, at 3 p.m. in the Richardson Performing Arts Center on the campus of Southwestern College.
The performance is sponsored by Larry and Linda Hahn.
The orchestra will be performing Mahler's “Symphony No. 1.” The concert also features the winners of the 2017 South Kansas Symphony Concerto competition, Alex Qian and Aidan Wells. The symphony will accompany both concerto winners as they play movements from Haydn's “Oboe Concerto” and Schumann's “Piano Concerto.”
Qian is a freshman at Wichita Collegiate High School and is the son of Nili Luo and Timothy Qian. He currently studies with Andréa Banke at Wichita State University. He serves as principal oboist of the Wichita Youth Symphony and previously performed with the KSHAA 4-1A District Band and the Kansas City Youth Symphony. He also plays saxophone and piano.
Wells is a first-year student at Southwestern College, studying with Timothy Shook, professor of music and division chair of performing arts at the college. He is an active musician, performing with A Cappella Choir, South Kansas Symphony, Southwestern College Percussion ensembles, Southwestern College Choral Union, and Jazz Band. Along with piano, Wells currently studies cello, marimba, organ, and applied composition. He also performs at First Presbyterian Church in Winfield.
Briley Lewis, a junior at Maize High School, and TJ Ziegler, a sophomore at Winfield High School, will also be recognized during the program as Junior Division finalists in the 2017 South Kansas Symphony Concerto competition. Additionally, Southwestern College students Eva Farid and Ashton Humbert will be recognized as finalists for the Senior Division.
Adult tickets for the concert are $8. Tickets for children (5-18) are $5. Southwestern College students, faculty, staff, and youth symphony members may attend for free, although donations are always appreciated to support the symphony. Tickets are available at the door or can be purchased in advance by calling (620) 229-6272.
Southwestern College is a private institution granting undergraduate and graduate degrees and is affiliated with the United Methodist Church.  About 1,700 students attend classes at the main Winfield campus, at six professional studies sites in Kansas and Oklahoma, or online around the world.
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