PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University’s Beasley Performing Arts
Coliseum brings back its popular “Premier Performances” series to kick off the
fall semester slate of creative and performing arts entertainment.

The first in the series is a Seattle Symphony Washington State Tour 2000 stop
at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27 in Bryan Hall Auditorium. The program includes such
popular works as Pachabel’s “Canon” and Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons.”

A cappella takes the coliseum stage at 8 p.m. Oct. 21 with the next “Premier
Performance” by the Seattle-based group m•pact.

The Washington-Idaho Symphony concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11 on the
coliseum stage features a multimedia show. Strauss’ “Also Sprach
Zarathustra” and Holst’s “The Planets” will be accompanied by images from
the NASA Space Archive.

Tickets to Beasley events can be purchased at the coliseum ticket office, all
G&B Select-a-Seat outlets and 24 hours a day by calling 1-800-325-SEAT or
visiting the Web site at .

Festival Dance and Performing Arts Association brings its own “Great
Performances” series to the coliseum this fall, starting with the Cleo Parker
Robinson Dance Company at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13. Based in Denver, the company
is one of the country’s leading and most popular African-American modern
dance ensembles.

The Ballet Contemporaneo de Caracas will perform in “Carmina Burana” at 3
p.m. Nov. 5. One of the most successful dance companies in South America,
the group also features its newest success, “Mozart-Mambo.”

The holiday favorite, “The Nutcracker,” returns at 7 p.m. Dec. 3. The Eugene
Ballet again brings exquisite sets, props and costumes with a cast of more than
50 performers.

Ticket information for the “Great Performances” series is available by calling
509/335-1514 or 208/883-DANS.

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