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New Music & Art Festival opens

Bowling Green State University presents its 25th annual New Music & Art Festival today-Saturday. Today's music events include a 2:30 p.m. seminar and 7:15 p.m. forum with composer Shulamit Ran and an 8 p.m. concert in Bryan Recital Hall in the Moore Musical Arts Center, as well as a 10:30 p.m. video screening in Bowling Green's Cla-Zel Theatre. Tomorrow's events include concerts at 10:30 a.m. in Bryan Recital Hall and 2:30 and 8 p.m. in Kobacker Hall in the Moore Center. Saturday events include a 2 p.m. concert in the Great Gallery of the Toledo Museum of Art and an 8 p.m. concert in Kobacker Hall. Tickets for the 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday concerts are $8 for adults and $5 for students. All other events are free, though some require advance tickets.

Art exhibits are scheduled in the Kennedy Green Room and the Dorothy Uber Bryan and Willard Wankelman galleries.

For more information, contact the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music at 419-372-2685 or go to the World Wide Web at

Also in Kobacker Hall, clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein and pianist Steven Beck perform at 8 tonight. Tickets range from $16 to $32. Information: 419-372-8171 or 800-589-2224.

In Bryan Recital Hall, the BGSU Clarinet Choir performs at 8 p.m. Tuesday, and tuba player Timothy Olt and pianist Eric Knechtges perform music of Kim Archer, Steve Winteregg, and others at 8 p.m. Wednesday.


Violinist Cristina Muresan joins conductor Stefan Sanderling and the Toledo Symphony in music of Tanguy, Mozart, and Haydn at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Franciscan Theatre & Conference Center of Lourdes College, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania. Tickets are $28 and $32. Information: 419-246-8000.


The BGSU Graduate String Quartet performs at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Manor House of Wildwood Preserve Metropark, 5100 West Central Ave.


Sax 4th Avenue performs at 4 p.m. Sunday in Hayes Memorial United Methodist Church, 1441 Fangboner Rd., Fremont.


Flutist Lori Akins performs music of Handel, Saint-Saens, and others at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday in Ohl Concert Hall of Brenneman Music Hall, at Heidelberg College, Tiffin.


Clarinetist David Shifrin joins conductor Roberto Abbado and the Detroit Symphony at 8 p.m. today and tomorrow and 8:30 p.m. Saturday in Detroit's Max. M. Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave. Tickets range from $30 to $114. Information: 313-576-5111.


Michigan Opera Theatre presents Verdi's Rigoletto at 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Detroit Opera House, 1526 Broadway. Tickets range from $28 to $98. Information: 313-237-7464.

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