The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University Presents Pastiche

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October 3, 2002

ST. JOSEPH, Minn. - Pastiche, the faculty ensemble at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University will perform during Family Weekend at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, in the Benedicta Arts Center, on the CSB campus. Tickets are $10, $6 for seniors and youth and $5 for faculty, staff and students with CSB/SJU identification. For more information, call the CSB box office at 320-363-5777 or the SJU box office at 320-363-3577.

"It's a concert not to be missed," says conductor David Arnott. "Stravinsky's Soldier's Tale, the centerpiece of the concert, is a brilliant work that one rarely gets to hear. It falls somewhere between a piece of music and a play, with a little dance thrown in. It's great music, and it is also just plain fun."

The Soldier's Tale will be performed by musicians from around the state, including Marion Judish, professor of music at St. Cloud State University, who will play the virtuoso violin part. Edward Turley, chair of the CSB/SJU music department will narrate the tale, Br. Paul Richards, OSB will speak the part of Joseph and Rev. Robert Koopman, OSB will portray the devil.

For more information on upcoming performances at CSB/SJU, go to http://www.csbsju.edu/finearts/events_cal/performcal.htm The College of Saint Benedict for women and Saint John's University for men are partners in liberal arts education, providing students the opportunity to benefit from the distinctions of not one, but two nationally recognized Catholic, Benedictine, residential undergraduate colleges. Together, the colleges challenge students to live balanced lives of learning, work, leadership and service in a coeducational environment.