Wednesday, July 11, 2012

WSU Summer Symphony Orchestra Concert

Event Date:Friday, July 20, 2012
Event Time:7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Wiedemann Recital Hall

Faculty artist Scott Oakes will appear as soloist with the WSU Summer Orchestra at 7:30pm on Friday, July 20, in Wiedemann Hall. The concert, led by Mark Laycock, will feature music by Tchaikovsky, Weber, Sarasate, and Surinach. Oakes, Principal Bassoon of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, will perform the Bassoon Concerto in F Major by Carl Maria von Weber, a German composer, conductor, pianist, and critic active in the early Romantic period. The concert will also feature Tchaikovsky's Second Symphony. Nicknamed "Little Russian," the work was inspired by a visit to southern Russia (now Ukraine) and the popular songs heard in its villages. In fact, the Second Symphony marks one of the rare occasions on which Tchaikovsky incorporated folk melodies into a purely instrumental piece. The concert also features Sarasate's Carmen Fantasy performed by Leo Adamov, a graduate student in violin performance who enjoys an active career based in New York. The rhythmically charged, Spanish-flavored overture Feria Magica (Magic Fire), by American composer Carlos Surinach, will open the program.

Tickets for this event are $7 with discounts available and they go on sale July 2, 2012. For more information and tickets please call the WSU Fine Arts Box Office at (316)978-3233.

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Open to the public
Sponsored By: The WSU School of Music