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March 7, 2002

From Handel to Radiohead at CSUS Concert

From classical to rock-and-roll, California State University, Sacramento brings music diversity to life with the XY Collective - a newly formed chamber ensemble that performs the works of Handel, John Cage, Thelonius Monk, Frank Zappa and Radiohead. The concert is at 8 p.m., Thursday, March 14 at the Music Recital Hall in Capistrano Hall.

The band is includes pianist, violinist and composer John Ferguson, French horn player Song Lee Halbeisen, percussionist Bruce Hamilton and tenor Murray Kidd.

John Ferguson has bachelor's degrees in both piano and violin from the University of the Pacific, as well as a doctorate in piano from Indiana University. He currently resides in Boston where he teaches piano, violin and composition at several colleges and community music schools.

Song Lee Halbeisen, a recent graduate from Indiana University, studied French horn at the University of Michigan. She teaches horn and piano at the Creative Arts Music School in Redding, Mass.

Bruce Hamilton has degrees in composition and percussion from Indiana University and has received many honors, awards and commissions for his published music. As a percussionist, Hamilton has performed solo and in chamber concerts around the country.

Murray Kidd has performed with the Handel and Haydn Society of Boston. Kidd is a voice instructor at Boston College, University of Massachusetts in Boston and Eastern Nazarene College.

Tickets are $19 general and $8 student and senior. Tickets are available through the CSUS Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323 and through at (916) 766-2277. For additional media assistance call CSUS Public Affairs at (916) 278-6156.


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