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Grant lets Sunflower Theatre schedule 4 concerts

Staff writer

Saturday will feature the first of four Peabody concerts paid for by a $7,125 grant from Kansas Creative Arts Industries.

During Peabody Fall Festival, the Haymakers will take the stage at City Park as the festival finale performance.

The band plays a non-traditional mix of blues, bluegrass, folk, Americana, and jam-band. Their music incorporates harmonica, guitar, mandolin, and an upright bass.

Future events will be Laughing Matters at 6 p.m. Dec. 2 at Peabody Township Library. Laughing Matters features theater artists skilled in juggling, mime, magic, storytelling, and improvisation. The performance will be the final event of Peabody’s Come Home For Christmas celebration, which also will include a parade, carriage rides, and a variety of children’s activities.

Switchgrass String Quartet will perform at 3 p.m. Feb. 25 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

An improvising string quartet, Switchgrass performs original and alternative music composed by members.

“Peter and the Wolf” and “Appalachian Spring” will be performed at 3 p.m. April 12 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

An 11-member ensemble mostly made up of Wichita Symphony musicians and conducted by Wichita State University professor Mark Laycock will perform the music.

“Peter and the Wolf” is a beloved classic with narration that introduces the instruments of the orchestra.

Last modified Oct. 5, 2023

 

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