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U of M Music School concert to honor President Bruininks

The University of Minnesota’s School of Music will honor retiring University President Robert Bruininks with its 10th Anniversary Collage Concert on Saturday.

The 7:30 p.m. concert, at the Ted Mann Concert Hall, will feature more than 400 students and faculty performing in what’s billed as “a non-stop, surroundsound, musical extravaganza.” Included will be the Finale from Johann Strauss’ opera “Die Fledermaus.”

The School of Music calls the Collage Concert “a showcase of all that the School of Music has to offer, including performances by choral, orchestral, jazz, chamber, world music, and band ensembles as well as operatic interludes and solo performances by faculty and students.”

The general admission tickets are $16 adults or $11 for children, U of M students, faculty, staff, alumni and retirees. They are available by phone at 612-624-2345 or online.

The concert program will honor Bruininks and his wife, Susan Hagstrum, for their service to the university and their support of the School of Music.

Bruininks will retire as president next summer after nine years in the post; he’ll then join the faculty of the U’s Center for Integrative Leadership in the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. 

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