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Rose Ensemble opens UI chamber series

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The Rose Ensemble singing group will open the new season of the Auditorium Chamber Music Series tonight at 8 at the University of Idaho Auditorium in Moscow.

“Cantiga! Love, Loss and Legend in Early Spain, Italy and the Americas” will span five centuries of choral and instrumental music. The ensemble will be accompanied by early instruments including the harp, medieval fiddle and hurdy-gurdy.

The 12-member group recently received the 2005 Award of Excellence from Chorus America.

Tickets for tonight’s concert are $18 ($14 for seniors and UI faculty/staff, $8 for students), through the UI ticket office (208-885-7212) or TicketsWest outlets (325-SEAT, 800-325-SEAT, www.ticketswest.com).

The ensemble also will give a master class today at 2:30 in the recital hall of UI’s Lionel Hampton School of Music, and present a program on the performance of early choral and vocal music at the music school on Friday at 11:30 a.m. Both events are free.

‘In the Mood’ at Panida

The 1940s musical revue “In the Mood” will open the Pend Oreille Arts Council’s 22nd annual Performance Series Friday at 8 p.m. at the Panida Theater in Sandpoint.

The show features singers, swing dancers and a big-band orchestra. It was selected by World USO as an official entertainment for the 50th commemoration of World War II, and has traveled to more than 30 states and to Europe.

Tickets are $22 for adults ($17.50 for POAC members), $8.50 for students 18 and under, by calling (208) 263-6139 or online at www.artinsandpoint.org or www.sandpointonline.com.

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