Wonderlust Preludes & Performances enrich your appreciation of the vast cultural opportunities in our area by offering you insights into the creation and presentation of visual, musical, theatrical and other arts.


Date: Friday, May 4, 2018

Time: 1:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Location: TBA after first of the year

Ilse-Mari Lee, Dean of MSU’s Honors College, composer and cellist, will share stories of her lifelong quest to understand the value and transformative power of music. Her program will include performing on cello, as well as reflections of her experiences as a composer of works that have been performed internationally, and as a founding member of the MSU Cello Ensemble, which has also toured on several continents. To register, visit www.msuaf.org/Music18 or call 994-6461. Registration opens Friday, Jan. 12. $10/person. This program is offered to the public through the MSU Wonderlust/MSU Alumni Foundation partnership. Light refreshments served. Proceeds from ticket sales support Honors Scholarships.

Presenter: Ilse-Mari Lee

LeeIlse-Mari Lee serves as Dean of the Honors College and a Professor of Music at MSU. Her compositions have been performed in South Africa (where she was born), Canada, Europe, Southeast Asia and China. She founded the MSU Cello Ensemble in 1998, an ensemble that has toured in the U.S., Europe and China. In 2002, Ilse-Mari premiered her Cello Concerto “Mandela” with the Billings Symphony. Most recently, her scores for films by Theo Lipfert received gold medals at the Park City Film Music Festival.