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16th Annual Elizabeth Elkus Memorial Noon Concert

Thanks to the generous support of the Elkus Family and many friends, the Department of Music continues to maintain its tradition of excellence and accessibility to a wide range of musical performances made possible through the Elizabeth Elkus Noon Concert Fund. Elizabeth Elkus was the wife of Albert Elkus, longtime University Orchestra conductor starting in in 1931 and department chair from 1937 to 1951. The inaugural concert took place in Hertz Hall on Wednesday, September 18, 1996, with a capacity performance by faculty pianist Barbara Shearer performing the twenty-four Chopin Preludes as a tribute to Elizabeth,who loved to see patronage flourish and youngsters succeed. This year marks the 16th Annual Elizabeth Elkus Noon Concert featuring Gamelan Music of Java and Bali on Wednesday, April 25, with student musicians performing on beautiful antique instruments directed by Midiyanto and I Dewa Putu Berata with Ben Brinner and Lisa Gold.