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Datebook: August 10th – 205th anniversary of Johann Michael Haydn’s death

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Johann Michael Haydn (14 September 1737 – 10 August 1806) was an Austrian composer of the classical period, the younger brother of Joseph Haydn. According to the early 19th-century author Albert Christoph Dies, Michael was a brighter student than Joseph, and it was Michael’s singing that was the more admired. Michael Haydn composed 43 symphonies, 12 concertos, a requiem, and numerous other instrumental and vocal compositions. (To hear part of Michael Haydn’s Requiem, click here)

 

It’s Wednesday, August 10.

The Owensboro Museum of Fine Art’s Summer Gala is Saturday from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The gala features a sale of more than 100 works of art, antiques and collectibles. Also, a carnival themed entertainment showcases the theatrical troupe Back Alley Players and Owensboro celebrities in song. Make $50 per person reservations at 270-685-3181.

Tomorrow a welcoming reception at 5:30 p.m. introduces Murray Calloway County Hospital’s newest cardiologist, Dr. Nathaniel Dittoe. It’s also an open house for the Cardiopulmonary Department on the first floor of the South Tower. Dr. Dittoe comes to MCCH from Kettering Medical Center in Kettering, Ohio.

Cadiz Community Arts Center’s Janice Mason Art Museum hosts a show of watercolors by Grand Rivers artist Steve Estes through October 2. The exhibit opens with a reception for the artist Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. The museum is at 71 Main Street, open Tuesdays through Saturdays 10 to 4 and Sundays 1 to 4.

Coming to our Special Prairie Home Companion Experience? See wkms.org. Thanks!

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