S&T orchestras to perform holiday concert on Dec. 11

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On December 2, 2009

The Missouri S&T University and Community Symphony Orchestra and the Missouri S&T Chamber Orchestra will perform their winter holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, in Leach Theater. 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 and youth age 18 and younger. They can be purchased at the door the night of the performance.

“Concert-goers will be able to hear something for everyone’s taste, from a classical theater overture and symphony through romantic opera and dance music to popular seasonal music,” says Cesario. “This is an ambitious program that challenges the abilities of everyone in the orchestra and gives each section opportunities to shine.”

The Chamber Orchestra will begin the program with Introit, by Vincent Persichetti, followed by A Christmas Suite, by Scott Lavender.

The Symphony Orchestra will play Tambourin, from Amadis des Gaules, by Johann Christian Bach; Danse Bacchanale, from Samson and Delilah, by Camille Saint-Saens; Three Hungarian Dances, by Johannes Brahms; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 40, and Leroy Anderson’s perennial favorite, Sleigh Ride.

The Missouri S&T Tuba Quartet, lead by S&T jazz instructor David Cress, will play seasonal music in the Leach Theatre lobby prior to the concert, beginning at 7 p.m.

A reception in the lobby will follow the concert, sponsored by the S&T chapters of Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma.

The orchestras will give two additional concerts in the spring, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 25; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 2.

For more information, contact Cesario at cesarior@mst.edu, or call the S&T performing arts office at 341-4185.

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