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An Illinois Legend: Letritia Kandle and her Grand Letar

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Sousa Archives and Center for American Music
Foellinger Great Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Goodwin Avenue, Urbana
Sep 15, 2017   1:15 pm  
No Cost
Scott Schwartz
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At 400 pounds, the Grand Letar doesn’t travel lightly, but it will be making its way across the University of Illinois campus for a special exhibit and lecture/demonstration during ELLNORA 2017. On Friday, September 15 at 1:15pm, audiences are invited to a free lecture/demonstration in the Foellinger Great Hall where Sousa Archivist Scott Schwartz will join Paul Warnik in conversation about the life and impact of Letritia Kandle, while T.C. Furlong will provide a demonstration of her signature instrument. Following the event, the Grand Letar will be moved to the ELLNORA Store at Promenade in Krannert Center’s Lobby where it and other materials from this unique music collection will be on display for the remainder of the festival.

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