For the City Times
With the theme “Anything Goes!” faculty and students will provide an evening of music and fine dining as part of the 17th annual Soirée Musicale, a fundraiser of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Music Department.
Held Friday, April 24, at Michelsen Hall in the Noel Fine Arts Center, 1800 Portage St., the event begins with a 6 p.m. reception in the courtyard. Beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be served, followed by a musical program at 7 p.m. An afterglow party closes the evening, featuring a student jazz combo, desserts and cash bar.
Musical selections will include pieces by Scott Joplin, Ástor Piazzolla, Maurice Ravel and Cole Porter. Performers will include students and faculty violinist Steven Bjella, pianist Molly Roseman, vocalists Matthew Markham and Susan Bender and percussionist Adam Rappel.
Admission is $50 per person and includes entertainment, dinner and dessert. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.uwsp.edu/music/Pages/soiree.aspx or call 715-346-3841.
All proceeds fund scholarships, primarily for incoming first-year students, which enable UW-Stevens Point to recruit and retain some of the region’s most promising musicians. Soirée Musicale has raised more than $275,000 for music scholarships since its inception.