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Grammy winner will conduct chamber orchestra recital at UIS

March 29, 2007

Contact: R. Todd Cranson, 217/206-7549, rcran2@uis.edu

SPRINGFIELD – Grammy Award winner John McLaughlin Williams will serve as guest conductor for a performance by the UIS Chamber Orchestra, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 13, in the TV studio at the University of Illinois at Springfield. Both the concert and a reception immediately following are open to the public.

The recital is presented as part of the campus' annual Arts Night, sponsored by the Alumni Association.

In this intimate recital of chamber music, Maestro Williams will direct the orchestra in two works by George Frederick McKay as well as smaller ensemble performances including a string quartet, piano trio, viola/flute duo, and the Celluba quintet.

Concert tickets are $5 and are available at the Sangamon Auditorium Ticket Office. All proceeds will benefit the UIS Music Student Merit Award Scholarship Fund.

UIS' TV studio is located in the Office of Electronic Media, on the lower level of the Public Affairs Center.

For more information, contact Todd Cranson, UIS assistant director of co-curricular music, by phone at 206-7549 or by e-mail at rcran2@uis.edu, or go to www.uis.edu/music.



The University of Illinois at Springfield, one of three U of I campuses, is a small, public liberal arts university that offers 42 degree programs: 21 bachelorís, 20 masterís, and the Doctorate of Public Administration. UIS has a special mission in public affairs and service and is known for extraordinary internships, a wireless campus, extensive online offerings, and a commitment to teaching.

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