Great American Songbook Series @ the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA) (Oct. 17)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 10/06/2017
Ashley H Pollock, Public Relations & Information Coordinator Office: (435) 865-8667
College of Performing and Visual Arts Cell: (435) 590-0961
Southern Utah University pollocka@suu.edu

Hum Along with Rodgers and Hammerstein

Written by Ashley H Pollock

Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: The Department of Music at Southern Utah
University (SUU) renews the Great American Songbook Series on Tuesday, October 17, 2017,
in the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA) at 7:30 p.m. with students and faculty performing
the music of Rodgers and Hammerstein. Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $5 for students, and
$25 for a season ticket to all four concerts.

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II created a new genre in theatre with their musical
play, Oklahoma!. In their bio on the Rodgers and Hammerstein website, they are cited as “the
most successful partnership in Broadway musical history. Collectively, the musicals of Richard
Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II earned 42 Tony Awards, 15 Academy Awards, two Pulitzer
Prizes, two Grammy Awards and 2 Emmy Awards.”
Carol Ann Modesitt, Director of Opera & Voice at SUU, said, “The first two concerts of the
Southern Utah University Music Department Great American Songbook Series celebrate the
music of Rodgers and Hammerstein. The composer and lyricist collaborated on so many
musicals together that we felt we couldn’t do justice to them in one concert, so we decided to do
two concerts of their music. Their music will be featured in the first two concerts of our series on
Tuesdays, October 17, 2017, and December 5, 2017 at 7:30 in SUMA. For our first concert,
students and faculty will be performing music from Carousel, South Pacific, Me and Juliet, The
King and I, Cinderella, and Oklahoma.”
The proceeds from this concert series will be used as a fund to assist students with instrument
repair and contribute to student travel for conferences throughout the year. This will relieve a
portion of the financial requirement that faces students studying music.
Upcoming Great American Songbook Series concerts scheduled for the 2017-2018 school year
include Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at 7:30 featuring Rodgers and Hammerstein; Tuesday,
February 13, 2017, featuring songs by Johnny Mercer; and Tuesday, March 27, 2017, featuring
the music of Harold Arlen.
Hum along with the great American musical theatre songs by Rodgers and Hammerstein. For
more information about the Department of Music at SUU, please visit www.suu.edu/pva/music.

About the College of Performing and Visual Arts
The Southern Utah University College of Performing and Visual Arts is comprised of nationally
accredited programs in Art & Design, Music, and Dance. The College also offers programs in
Theatre Arts, graduate programs in Arts Administration and Music, as well as a Center for
Shakespeare Studies. The College offers 26 academic programs, including liberal arts Bachelor
of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees; professional Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Fine
Arts in art and theatre degrees; and Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration, Master of Arts in
Arts Administration, Master of Music Education and Master of Music in Music Technology
graduate degrees. More than 60 full- and part-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching
and mentoring over 600 majors in the College. The College presents over 100 performances,
lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year. The College’s affiliate organizations include
the Southern Utah Museum of Art (SUMA), Utah Shakespeare Festival and SUU’s Ballroom
Dance Company. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, visit
www.suu.edu/pva.
For Calendar Editors: Hum Along with Rodgers and Hammerstein
What: The Department of Music at Southern Utah University (SUU) renews the Great
American Songbook Series on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, in the Southern Utah
Museum of Art (SUMA) at 7:30 p.m. with students and faculty performing the
music of Rodgers and Hammerstein. Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $5 for
students, and $25 for a season ticket to all four concerts.

Who: Department of Music at Southern Utah University, Faculty, Students
When: Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Time: 7:30 PM
Where: Southern Utah Museum of Art, 13 S 300 W, Cedar City, Utah
Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for students, and $25 for a season ticket to all four concerts
Info: For more information, please visit www.suu.edu/pva.

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