The Washburn Review

Octet brings triumphant end to eighth festival concert

Andrew Shermoen

June 17, 2017

Both a trio and an octet took the stage for the eighth concert of the Sunflower Music Festival June 16. While a program of only two songs may seem like a small concert, audience members were shocked and thrilled when i...

Budding musicians exhibit potential in seventh concert

Yash Chitrakar

June 16, 2017

The seventh program of the Sunflower Music Festival was a special one, as it featured budding musicians from the Blanche Bryden Collegiate Institute. The concert featured three pieces: German composer Ludwig van Beethoven...

Orchestra shows mastery over music to an awed audience

Yash Chitrakar

June 15, 2017

The sixth concert on the list was performed by a full orchestra. The nearly full concert hall held an large audience waiting in anticipation. Then, the musicians came out to a sea of applause. The concert featured three piece...

Veteran musicians enthrall audience in the fifth concert

Yash Chitrakar

June 14, 2017

The fifth program of the Festival began like any other, with the sponsors and the donors of the show being thanked, the winner of the 2017 Sunflower t-shirt being announced, and the audience being reminded of next year’s Fe...

Jazz concert provides a delightful break from classical music

Yash Chitrakar

June 13, 2017

On June 12, at the fourth of ten concerts in the Sunflower Music Festival, the chamber musicians took a break and let jazz performers take the stage. White Concert Hall was packed to see Karrin Allyson on the mic, Stan Kessle...

Sunflower Music Festival opens with orchestral concert from virtuosos


June 10, 2017

White Concert Hall filled with attendees on the opening night of the 31st Sunflower Music Festival June 9. The Sunflower Music Festival is a yearly gathering of musicians who perform large scale concerts every summer. The ...

Sunflower Music Festival launches tonight

Yash Chitrakar

June 9, 2017

Washburn University will host this year's Sunflower Music Festival, the 31st in its history, in White Concert Hall from June 9 to June 17. The starting time for each concert will be 7:30 pm, with the exception of the nint...

Sunflower Music Festival brings global talent to Topeka

Ryan Thompson

June 23, 2016

The 30th Annual Sunflower Music Festival brought bands from across the globe to play various concerts from June 10 to 18 at White Concert Hall on Washburn University's campus. Each year, the Sunflower Music Festival prese...

Washburn, Topeka community treated by Sunflower Music Festival

Amy Reinhardt

June 14, 2015

From June 5-13, the 29th annual Sunflower Music Festival took place in Washburn University’s White Concert Hall. A different concert was performed each night at 7:30 p.m. with a supplemental concert at 3 p.m. Saturday, ...