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Special concert to commemorate Brown v. Board anniversary set by Washburn

The Washburn University wind ensemble, symphony orchestra and choirs, along with members of the Topeka Festival Singers, will present a special concert commemorating the 60th  anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision by the United States Supreme Court at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 8 at Helzberg Hall, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, 1601 Broadway, Kansas City, Mo. 

Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance by calling the Kauffman Center box office at 816.994.7222.

The program will include Symphonic Requiem (Seventh Symphony) Op. 135, by James Barnes, performed by the Washburn wind ensemble, and Requiem K. 626, by Wolfgang A. Mozart, featuring Richetta Manager, former Topekan, accomplished opera talent and Washburn Distinguished Alumni inductee. Performing with Manager will be vocalists Ben Gulley, Ann Marie Snook and Lee Snook; the Topeka Festival Singers; and the Washburn choirs and orchestra.

The program will be repeated at 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 9 at White Concert Hall on the Washburn campus.  Admission is free.

These events are part of Washburn University’s year-long commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision. 


Dena Anson, university relations, 785.670.1711