September 28, 2006

Altgeld Open House set for October

by Sun Min

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois University Carbondale's School of Music will make some sweet sounds during the third annual Altgeld Open House, set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13.

Faculty and student chamber groups will perform in nine locations throughout SIUC's Altgeld Hall and the nearby Old Baptist Foundation Recital Hall. Audience members will be encouraged to wander among the various locations and enjoy a smorgasbord of musical styles.

Every year, the event draws music lovers from across the region. It's a unique opportunity for the School of Music to show off its members.

"We have a rich resource of musical talent here in Southern Illinois," said Robert L. Weiss, director of the School of Music.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 618/53-MUSIC (536-8742).

Coordinating and expanding major cultural outreach programs is among the goals of Southern at 150: Building Excellence Through Commitment, the blueprint the University is following as it approaches its 150th anniversary in 2019.