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Jacobs School students prepare for Kennedy Center performance

09 Kennedy Center Performance

Eight students from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music will perform a concert on Feb. 17 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., for an audience of aspiring young artists and music connoisseurs.

The performance is part of the center's Conservatory Project, a semi-annual event occurring in February and in May, designed to present the best young musical artists in classical music, jazz, musical theater and opera from the nation's leading undergraduate and graduate conservatories, colleges and universities. This will be the sixth year the Jacobs School has participated in the series.

The performance on the stage of the Terrace Theater is free and open to the public and will be streamed live on the Web at 6 p.m. EST. The concert will be available at:

Jacobs School students selected to participate include baritone Aleksey Bogdanov, pianists David Hughes and Andrew Marrs, violinists Bella Hristova and Danbi Um, violist Rose Armbrust, cellist Yotam Baruch and saxophonist Dana Booher.

The program includes Paul Creston's Sonata for Saxophone and Piano, Op. 19; Chopin's Mazurka in C-sharp minor, Op. 50, No. 3, and Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23; Debussy's String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10; and works by Verdi, Rachmaninoff and Richard Rodgers.

The Kennedy Center has archived five previous performances by IU Jacobs School of Music students, which are available on the Web by clicking here.

For more information or to speak to any of the students performing at the Kennedy Center, contact Linda Cajigas, IU Jacobs School of Music, at 812-855-9846 or lcajigas [at] indiana [dot] edu ( .