Soloist featured at Washburn University Symphony Orchestra concert

TOPEKA – Soprano Victoria Sofia Botero and the Lawrence Free State High School Orchestra will be special performers at a concert by the Washburn Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 23, in White Concert Hall on the WU campus. No admission is charged and the public is welcome. Botero will perform “Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5” by Heitor Villa-Lobos, reprising a presentation at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. She is pursuing a master’s degree in vocal performance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and teaches at the Kansas City Community School for the Arts. Also on the program will be Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D. 759 “Unfinished” by Franz Schubert.The first half of the concert will feature the Lawrence Free State group, directed by Lynn Basow. The Washburn orchestra is conducted by Norman Gamboa.For more information, call 785-670-1511.