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Idaho State University ‘A Season of Note’ Roger Williams concert canceled due to illness; Steve Eaton and Mike Sanders concert announced

Posted September 8, 2011

The Idaho State University “A Season of Note” Roger Williams Concert scheduled for Oct. 1 has been canceled due to the performer's illness.

Williams, an internationally acclaimed pianist and one of Idaho State University’s most famous alums, is undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer.

"Roger Williams has touched literally millions of lives through his incredible musical talents," said ISU President Arthur C. Vailas. "As I spoke with him on the telephone today, he asked me to share his affection and regard to all of his fans from this area and alumni and friends of his dear alma mater, Idaho State University.  Roger is a treasure and we are honored to have him as a friend and an alumnus. I hope we will pack the Jensen Grand Concert Hall as we honor this incredible performer."

The Steve Eaton Group, with guest performer Mike Sanders, will perform a tribute concert to Roger Williams on Oct. 1. A portion of the proceeds from the Eaton concert will go to the ISU Roger Williams Scholarship Fund. The concert will be performed at 7:30 p.m. in the Joseph C. and Cheryl H. Jensen Concert Hall in the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center. Prices for the Eaton and Sanders concert are $20 for the main level, $15 for the upper level for the public and $10 for ISU students.

Refunds for "A Season of Note" season-ticket holders for the canceled Roger Williams concert are available by calling ISU Box Office Manager Paula Corbin at (208) 282-4093.

Tickets for the Eaton and Sanders concert can be purchased at the Stephens Performing Arts Center Box Office, open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays during the school year.  Tickets can also be purchased over the phone at (208) 282-3595, online at www.isu.edu/tickets or at Vickers Stores in Idaho Falls and Pocatello.

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