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July 25, 2006

Birmingham-Southern First Lady to participate in Magic City Chamber Music Festival

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College First Lady and violinist Karen Bentley Pollick will perform at the inaugural concert of the Magic City Chamber Music Festival Aug. 4 - Aug. 6. The concert will take place at the Alys Stephens Center with afternoon and evening sessions both Friday and Saturday, and a Sunday brunch.

Pollick will be featured in the Friday evening salon along with the Alys Stephens Center Chamber Players; Yakov Kasman, piano; Denise Gainey, clarinet; Michael Fernandez, violin; and Dennis Parker, cello. The program will include Brahms Piano Quartet No. 3 in C minor, Prokofieff Overture on Hebrew themes, and Shostakovich Piano Trio.

Following the Saturday evening performance featuring the Pacifica Quartet, Pollick will take part in a discussion with the Alys Stephens Center Chamber Players.

The Magic City Chamber Music Festival is presented by the Alys Stephens Center and the Birmingham Chamber Music Society. Sponsors are Theresa H. and James Bruno, Rusty and Lia Rushton, WBHM, The Tutwiler Hotel, The Birmingham News, and NBC13. Faculty receive a 20 percent discount on all tickets; student tickets are $10. For session times and complete ticket information, go to, or call 205/975-2787.

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