Harry S. Truman Presidential Library & Museum


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 12, 2003
Contact: Holly Milledge, 816-268-8245 . Public Relations/Marketing,
or Edeen Martin, 816-268-8218 Director of Public and External Programs.

CONCERT FOR DUO PIANOS KICKS OFF THE FOURTH YEAR OF COOPERATION BETWEEN
TRUMAN PRESIDENTIAL MUSEUM & LIBRARY AND
UMKC CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC

Sunday, March 23 at 2:00 PM marks the beginning of the fourth spring Truman Music Series at the Truman Presidential Museum & Library. The Truman Music Series is one of several cooperative programs that the Truman Museum has undertaken with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) over the past six years.

This first program in the series features UMKC Conservatory of Music pianists Janet Fetterman and Nathan Smith in a program of "Traditional Favorites for Two Pianos." Nathan and Fetterman will present a program of Mozart and Chopin as well as compositions in homage to Johann Strauss and contemporary masters by Pierre Luboshutz and Emma Lou Diemer respectively.

Conservatory pianists Janet Fetterman and Nathan Smith, as a duo team, have recently reached the quarterfinals of the National Federation of Piano Clubs, Ellis Duo Piano Competition as well as the winners of the 2003 Concerto/Aria Competition, Keyboard Division at the UMKC Conservatory of Music. Both are doctoral candidates at the Conservatory.

Other programs in the series:

Sunday, April 6, 2:00 PM, A program of "Hymns and Patriotic Music" from The UMKC Chamber Singers conducted by Dee Romines. Dr. Romines is currently visiting assistant professor in choral music education at the Conservatory of Music.

Sunday, May 4, 2:00PM, "Music for a Lifetime," a program that celebrates Harry Truman's lifelong love of music with performances by exceptional young artists. This program features the stellar performances of youth from the Kansas City Music Teachers' Association's Spring Achievement Auditions and the winner of the UMKC Conservatory of Music Concerto Competition for Piano.

All programs take place at the Truman Presidential Museum & Library Auditorium and are followed by a reception for artists and audience. Programs are free with museum admission. For reservations call the Central Ticket Office at 816-235-6222.

The Truman Presidential Museum & Library, is located at U.S. Highway 24 and Delaware in Independence, Mo. Hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, noon - 5 p.m. on Sunday. The Museum is also open until 9 p.m. on Thursdays. Admission, is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for children ages 6 to 18, and free for children 5 years and under. The price of admission includes the program plus access to the Smithsonian Institution's exhibit, "The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden," and all of the museum's permanent exhibits and attractions. For more information on Truman Museum programs, call 1-800-833-1225 or visit www.trumanlibrary.org.

The Truman Presidential Museum & Library is one of ten Presidential Libraries administered by the National Archives and Records Administration. It is located at U.S. Highway 24 and Delaware in Independence, Missouri. For more information on the Museum and programs, call 1-800-833-1225 or visit www.trumanlibrary.org.

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