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9/8/2015 - Priscilla Hallberg Arts Infusion Residency and Public Performance


Stacy Ash, Arts Education Coordinator
Phone: 785.309.5770 




(Salina, KS 09-15) Violinist Dr. Priscilla Hallberg and her pianist Linda Adams will present a residency at Lakewood Middle School Sept 9-11 through the Arts Infusion Program of Salina Arts & Humanities. The teaching artists will work with participating students on music and art from the Impressionist movement.

Hallberg’s residency will focus on helping students recognize the elements of Impressionism in art and to learn how these elements are transformed when they occur in Impressionist music. Featured pieces will include works by Franck and Debussy, with a visual art focus on works by Monet.

Priscilla is a concert violinist from Garden City and a 27-year veteran of the Boston Pops-Esplanade Orchestra. She has performed in more the 20 national and international tours, working with Arthur Fielder, John William and Keith Lockhart. Hallberg also has served as a Concertmaster of the Boston Civic Symphony and the Washington-Idaho Symphony and Associate Concertmaster of the Sioux City Symphony and the Principal of the Midland/Odessa Symphony in Texas.

A public performance by Hallberg and Adams will be part of the Art al la Carte series on Friday, September 11 at 12:20 p.m.  The free performance will take place at Robert Caldwell Plaza. Patrons are encouraged to bring a sack lunch or buy a meal from Chapman’s Take Away on-site.

For needed accommodations, please call Kathy Burlew at Salina Arts & Humanities at 785-309-5770 between 8:00 a.m. - Noon and 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Every effort will be made to accommodate known disabilities.  For material or speech access, please call at least five working days prior to the event.

Salina Arts & Humanities, a department of the City of Salina, has served a unique role in arts advocacy and support since 1966.  The Smoky Hill River Festival, Horizons Grants Program, Smoky Hill Museum, Arts Infusion Program in schools, Community Art & Design, Cultural Connections, and Art a la Carte concert series are among the programs of Salina Arts & Humanities, located at 211 W. Iron Avenue in Salina.