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8/19/2013

GCHS graduate to perform in recital

GCHS graduate to perform in recital

A musical performance titled "From Within" will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Garden City High School Auditorium. Pianist Kristen Doering, a GCHS graduate currently pursuing a master of music degree in collaborative piano at the Juilliard School of Music, along with mezzo-soprano Elizabeth Fildes, will perform a recital program.

Awarded the Eleanor B. Weiler and Mildred B. Frame Piano Scholarship by the Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation, Doering traveled to Paris earlier this summer for a month-long, independent study.

Doering held her debut performance in Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall as a part of the Wednesdays at One Series. Doering is known for her warm and colorful sound, and her acute partnering skills. Doering holds a bachelor of music degree in piano performance from The University of Kansas, where she studied under Dr. Jack Winerock.

Fildes is a young mezzo-soprano from Las Vegas, Nevada. While studying in Nevada, she won first place in both the Silver State Competition and the Bolognini Competition. In 2010, she studied in France, where she collaborated with composers and premiered contemporary works at the Schola Cantorum de Paris.

Fildes' operatic roles include Nicklausse in Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann and the Third Spirit in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte with Westminster Opera Theater, as well as Mrs. Ott in Floyd's Susannah and The Abbess in Puccini's Suor Angelica with Opera Modo.

In the summer of 2012, Fildes made her Philadelphia debut performing music of living composers as part of the Lyric Fest summer recital series. Fildes completed her undergraduate work in voice at Westminster Choir College. She will begin her graduate studies this fall at the Eastman School of Music.

Musical duo offers program Tuesday

A musical program featuring vocalist and guitarist Billy Whitfield from Syracuse and his wife Loretta at the piano will be presented at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Garden Valley Retirement Village, 1505 E. Spruce St.

The public is encouraged to attend at no charge.

For more information, call 275-5036.

KDOT begins resurfacing project

The Kansas Department of Transportation expects work to begin today on a resurfacing project on U.S. Highway 83 from Scott City north to the Scott/Logan county line. The project calls for placing an ultra-thin bonded asphalt surface on the driving lanes and milling and overlaying 1.5 inches of asphalt on the shoulders.

During construction, traffic will be limited to one lane through the work zone, guided by a pilot car. Drivers can expect delays of 15 minutes or less. KDOT urges drivers to be alert, pay attention to all work zone warning signs, slow down when approaching a work zone and be prepared to stop. Expect the work zone to be active during daylight hours Monday through Friday.

The project is expected to be completed by late September, depending on weather. Venture Corp. of Great Bend is the primary contractor on this approximately $2.3 million project.

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