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Innovative percussion duo kicks off Dalton Series

Sept. 11, 2007

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University's School of Music kicks off its Dalton Series with a concert by the eclectic Sylvia Smith Percussion Duo at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

All seating is general admission. Tickets are $10 and $5 for students and senior citizens. They may be purchased at the door or in advance through the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office at (269) 387-2300 or toll free (800) 228-9858.

Namesake Sylvia Smith and Ayano Kataoka comprise this duo, which integrates percussion, spoken language and theater. Smith is the founding owner and editor of publishers Smith Publications and Sonic Art Editions. Looked to as a leading source for new American music, she is the recipient of six Paul Revere Awards for graphic excellence, an American Music Center Letter of Distinction and numerous other honors. Her performances are recorded on OO Discs and Eleven West Records.

The Dalton Series is made possible through WMU's Donald P. Bullock Music Performance Institute. Established in 1985 and renamed in 1988 in honor of its founder, it adds to the cultural life of Kalamazoo by creating opportunities to develop closer personal and artistic ties between audience and performer. Drawing upon Dalton Series artists, Young Concert Artists, and WMU faculty artists and ensembles, the institute makes possible events ranging from formal evening concerts to educational outreach events for local audiences.

For more information, visit the School of Music at www.wmich.edu/music and click Bullock Institute.

Media contact: Kevin West, (269) 387-4678, kevin.west@wmich.edu

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