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Park University – Stanislav & Friends

Honorary Chairmen Edith and Benny Lee received the First Annual Maestro Award from Greg Gunderson, Park University; at Stanislav & Friends on September 20th. The event was held on stage in Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Faculty members, alumni, and students performed, much to the delight of guests. After the concert, everyone gathered for refreshments. The gala is named for Stanislav Ioudenitch, who founded and still leads the International Center for Music, which has recently completed its first full performance season at the 1900 Building. 

Honorary Chairmen Benny and Edith Lee flanked Stanislav Ioudenitch, Park International Center for Music founder.


Marge Friedrich and Jenna Dudley


Artists Kenny Broberg, Maria Ioudenitch, Lolita Lisovskaya-Sayevich, Behzod Abduraimov, Ben Sayevich, Dilshod Narzillaev, Daniel Veis, and Stanislav Ioudenitch


Greg Gunderson, Park University; and Laurie Gunderson


Alice Tillman and Tom Wennbloom


Gary and Lynette Wages


Colleen and Ihab Hassan

Also featured in the November 9, 2019 issue of The Independent
Photo credit: Larry F. Levenson


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