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Symphony concert to feature Korean pianist

By The Mercury

TOPEKA — The Topeka Symphony will present the final concert of its current season, featuring the music of Tchaikovsky and Shoshtakovich at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in White Concert Hall on the Washburn University campus with music director John Strickler conducting.

The program will feature Korean pianist Julius Kim, who will perform the First Piano Concerto by Tchaikovsky. The orchestra will perform Symphony No. 5 by Shoshtakovich.

The concert will be Strickler’s last as music director, a post he has held for 23 years.

At 6:30, Strickler will present an informal talk about the evening’s program in the Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center. “Words on Music” is free to all ticket holders, and reservations are not required. Beverages will be available for purchase.

Immediately following the concert, the audience is invited to a reception for Strickler in the Thompson center.

Single tickets for Saturday’s concert are $32, $27 and $22, with full-time students at half-price. To order tickets or for more information, contact the Symphony office at or 785-232-2032 or visit the Symphony website

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