Hale Library Concert Series

We look forward to sharing another enriching and exciting year of outstanding musical performances with campus and the community. The Hale Library Concert Series is a cultural outreach program of the Friends of the K-State Libraries.

All performances are held in the Hemisphere Room, room 581, of Hale Library. There will be a wine, appetizer and dessert reception after each concert except Jazz in June, which will be served cabaret style.

Bach in Leipzig by Blue Earth Camerata and Colleen White

7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 29, 2023
In celebration of the tricentennial of J. S. Bach’s appointment as director of church music in Leipzig, this all-Bach concert will feature his whimsical Coffee Cantata and other significant masterworks. Performers will include Manhattan’s chamber chorale, the Blue Earth Camerata (David Wood, conductor), and K-State flute professor Colleen White.

Sławomir Dobrzański on piano

7:30 p.m., Friday, March 1, 2024
Internationally renowned pianist and K-State professor of piano Sławomir Dobrzański will perform a varied recital of keyboard classics by Bach, Mozart, Clara Schumann and Chopin. Also on the program will be short masterworks by Charles Ives and Arnold Schönberg in commemoration of the 150th anniversaries of their births.

Sorores Duo

7:30 p.m., April 19, 2024
The Sorores Duo (Amy Rosine, soprano, and Sandra Mosteller, clarinet), with guest pianist Richard Fountain, will present works composed for the ensemble by Gwyneth Walker, as well as a modern retelling of the classic love story of Orpheus and Euridice by Ricky Ian Gordon, one of America’s greatest living composers of vocal music.

Jazz in June

7:30 p.m., Friday, June 14, 2024
Paul Hunt, trombone, Wayne Goins, guitar, Beau Jarvis, piano, and friends will perform an evening of jazz while the audience enjoys beverages and hors d’oeuvres in a cabaret-like environment.

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Are you interested in sponsoring this event? The Hale Library Concert Series would not be possible without our generous and kind supporters. Sponsors will be recognized on the website and in the event programs. Proceeds go toward the Hale Concert Series fund and the upkeep of the Mason & Hamlin Grand Piano. Use any of the ticket links above to sponsor the series or a single concert.


Hale Library Concert Series

Sławomir Dobrzański, pianist, performs during the February 2023 Hale Library Concert Series.