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Campus Preview Weekend performances planned

Campus Preview Weekend will offer a number of opportunities for admitted students and their families to get a taste of MIT's arts offerings and meet members of the arts community.

On Friday, April 5, the Office of the Arts will host an Arts Reception from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the lobby of Kresge Auditorium, offering food, music, arts freebies, conversation and information about programs and opportunities in the performing, visual and literary arts. Faculty, staff and students from MIT's arts community are encouraged to attend.

Later that evening, the MIT Wind Ensemble, Concert Choir and Chamber Chorus join forces for their annual concert, this year called "Classic American Theater." The evening of light music for wind instruments includes a special arrangement by William Cutter, a lecturer and director of Choral Programs, of excerpts from musical theater favorites. Rahul Sarathy, a junior in management, will be the featured trumpet soloist. The 8 p.m. concert in Kresge Auditorium will be preceded by a 7:15 p.m. pre-concert talk on "Music at MIT."

Dance Troupe, a student-run organization that presents student-choreographed works, will perform its spring concert April 5-7 in Kresge Little Theater. Tickets cost $6 in advance and $7 at the door. Dance Troupe offers a $1 discount for pre-frosh. Performance times vary; see the Arts Calendar below for details.

Student performers will present South Asian traditional and modern dance, poetry, music, drama and visual arts in a show on Saturday, April 6 at 7 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium. By naming their presentation "Umiid" ("hope" in Urdu), the organizers hope to unite South Asian people "for a better future." Admission is $2.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on March 20, 2002.

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