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August 8, 1997

Des Moines Symphony concert kicks off fall semester

by Michelle Johnson

Iowa State faculty, staff and students are invited to kick off the new academic year with a free Des Moines Symphony concert on central campus.

The symphony will perform at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, on the north side of the campanile. Concert goers should bring their own lawn chairs or blankets for seating.

"We are thrilled to have the Des Moines Symphony helping us launch the new academic year at Iowa State University," said President Martin Jischke. "This will be a spectacularly memorable event for the ISU community, especially our students."

The symphony will open with John Williams' "Summon the Heroes" (composed for the 1996 Olympic Games). Other selections will feature solos by Joseph Messenger, clarinetist, and David Stuart, trombonist, both faculty in the music department.

The concert is sponsored by the F. Wendell Miller Endowment, the President's Office and the Government of the Student Body.

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