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Presenting Papa

Performance based on Haydn’s life planned for Oct. 5 at USF

Published: Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 5:00 a.m. CDT

JOLIET, Ill. – The University of St. Francis Department of Music and Performing Arts will present “An Evening with Papa Haydn and Friends” on Friday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m.

Local musicians Carol lei Breckenridge and Michael Herrick will present a dramatic performance based on the life and music of composer Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809).

The program will entertain and inform the audience about some of the revolutionary changes in society and music during the lifetime of Haydn (played by Herrick) and his friend and pianist, Maria von Genzinger (played by Breckenridge).

In period costume, the duo will demonstrate keyboard instruments from Haydn’s time including the harpsichord, clavichord, and fortepiano.

The performance will take place in the Sexton Auditorium at the university’s main campus in Joliet — 500 Wilcox Street. Parking will be available in the lot at Wilcox and Douglas streets and guests should enter the building through the Moser Performing Arts Center entrance.

Ticket prices are $10 for adults; $7 for senior citizens (65+), alumni and non-USF students. Tickets can be reserved by calling (800) 735-7500 and will be available for payment and pickup at will call on event night. For information, visit www.stfrancis.edu/music-at-moser or call (815) 740-3520.

The University of St. Francis in Joliet serves 3,400 students nationwide, offering 44 undergraduate programs, four degree-completion programs and 15 graduate programs, including two doctoral programs. Programs are offered in arts and science, business, education, nursing and health care and social work. For information, call (800) 735-7500 or visit www.stfrancis.edu.

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