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Park University’s International Center for Music – Stanislav & Friends

March 8th was the date for the fifth annual Stanislav & Friends concert, to benefit Park University’s International Center for Music. Phyllis and Ron Nolan were the honorary chairmen for the event, which was held at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The wonderful concert featured the multitalented faculty members, students, and alumni of Park ICU. Also included was the special appearance of the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra. The pre-concert VIP reception guests enjoyed delicious fare from Executive Chef Laura Comer of the Kauffman Center, and a post-concert reception allowed all of the guests to mingle and enjoy tasty confections and champagne.

Edie Downing, Marilyn Garr, and Bruce Sorrell, Kansas City Chamber Orchestra; and Mary Beth Sorrell


The final bow at Stanislav & Friends 2024


Gary and Betty Smith, Jonathan Dickinson, Lisa Hickok, Park ICM; and Brian McCallister


Newton Jones and Jim Corrick


Nicki Wang, Vince Clark, Stanislav Ioudenitch, Phyllis and Ron Nolan, honorary chairmen; and Angela and Shane Smeed, Park University


Phillip and Barbara Wassmar


Stan Fisher, Rita Zhorov, and Andrea and Don Farquharson


Steve and Dr. Evelina Swartzman


Terry Calaway, Michelle Myers, Marlene Calaway, and Angela Smeed


Park ICM Faculty Lolita Lisovskaya-Sayevich, Ben Sayevich, Daniel Veis, Peter Chun, Stanislav Ioudenitch, and Behzod Abduraimov

Featured in the May 4, 2024 issue of The Independent.
Photo credit: Kenny Johnson Photography


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