The Missouri S&T and Community Symphony Orchestra and the Missouri S&T Chamber Orchestra will perform their first concert of the season at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, in Leach Theater of Castleman Hall, 10th and Main streets in Rolla. The orchestra will be conducted by Dr. Robert J. Cesario, assistant professor of arts, languages and philosophy.
Tickets are $3 for the general public and free for S&T students. They can be purchased at the door the night of the performance.
The Chamber Orchestra will be playing “Viva Rossini,” from “The Barber of Seville,” by Gioachino Rossini and arranged by Lloyd Conley; “October,” by Eric Whitacre; and “Dance Suite from Billy the Kid,” by Aaron Copland.
The University and Community Symphony Orchestra will be playing “Sinfonia and Triumphal March from Ariodante,” by George Fredrick Handel; “La Suerte De Los Tontos,” by Johnny Richards; and three movements from Robert W. Smith’s “Symphony No. 2, The Odyssey.”
“The orchestras combine people from our local community as well as more traditional university students and some faculty,” says Cesario. “They give us the opportunity to come together as one to make great music and enjoy each other as well as our artistic endeavors.”
The orchestras will give their second concert of the season at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, in Leach Theater.