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Presented by: Daniel Hege, Music Director and Conductor of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra and former Music Director of the Syracuse Symphony; friend and colleague of Bill West
Hear stories about Bill and listen to some of the music that inspired his life. Daniel shares fond memories of monthly breakfasts he had with Bill during which they talked about music, literature and theatre. Listen to some of the music that Daniel played for Bill on the eve of his passing in early 2013. Daniel adds commentary and Bill’s thoughts about these evocative compositions, pertaining to “going to the other side."
This meaningful program was held at Oasis where the Lecture Hall was filled to capacity with 140 of Bill West’s students who had faithfully attended his Oasis classes for eleven years.