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Aug. 31, 2011 

Contact Mary Ellen Haupert at 608-796-3770 or mehaupert@viterbo.edu 

VITERBO UNIVERSITY CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES OPENS SEPT. 17 WITH THE SAGA OF SEFARAD: NEVER FORGET YOU 

LA CROSSE, Wis. – The Viterbo University One-of-a-Kind Chamber Music Series will open with a unique collaboration between the Latin American Studies and music departments, The Saga of Sefarad: Never Forget You, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 in the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. 

The concert will feature Sephardic Jewish music performed by Viterbo faculty music members. The recital will include Ladino vocal music performed by Ann Schoenecker and Judy Stafslien, solo piano music of Ernesto Lecuona (a.k.a Cuba’s George Gershwin) performed by Mary Ellen Haupert, and arrangements of Sephardic folk songs by the Viterbo Concert Choir, directed by Jean Saladino. 

Cuba native Ruth Behar, the Victor Haim Perera Collegiate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan, will be the special guest for the event. In addition to the One-of-a-Kind Chamber Music Series concert Saturday evening, the public is invited to a free screening of her documentary, Adio Kerida, will be held in the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall at 1 p.m. The documentary is Behar’s personal story of the search for identity and history among Sephardic Jews with roots in Cuba. A question and answer session will follow the film. 

Tickets for the chamber music concert are $15 for general admission seating. For more information, contact the Viterbo box office at 608-796-3100 or visit www.viterbo.edu/fac. 

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