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Symphony finale weekend

The Wichita Symphony Orchestra prepares to end its classic concert season this weekend, which will also mark the end of conductor Andrew Sewell's 10-year tenure with the ensemble.

Here's everything you need to know about the concerts:

1) The musical lineup will feature Haydn's Symphony No. 100, "Military," followed by Brahms' "A German Requiem" with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra Chorus and vocal soloists Michelle Areyzaga and Thomas Hall.

2) This is the first time the symphony has performed Brahms' "Requiem" under Sewell's direction. Sewell says he has always been a believer in having a strong symphony chorus. "I think it's a great way to finish the season," he says.

The symphony will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday in Century II Concert Hall. Tickets range from $20 to $42. For more information, visit www.wso.org or call 316-267-7658.

A good cause

Get tickets today for the annual Tunes on the Tarmac , a benefit to raise money for Arts Partners, which helps children learn and create through the arts. The event will take place from 6:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday at Midwest Corporate Aviation at Jabara Airport, 3512 N. Webb Road. It will feature dinner, drinks and music by St. Louis band Fanfare. Tickets are $100 a person, of which $75 is tax-deductible. Call Arts Partners at 316-262-4771.

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