The Missouri University of Science and Technology University and Community Symphony Orchestra and the Missouri S&T Chamber Orchestra will perform their spring concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 11, 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 $5 for the public and free for S&T students and youth age 18 and younger. They can be purchased at the door the afternoon of the performance.
The Chamber Orchestra will begin the concert with Western Sketches, by Luis Gordon, arranged by Samuel Applebaum, followed by Chinese Folk Fantasy, by James Curnow, and Finale from Symphony No. 86, by Joseph Haydn.
“The distinctive music of China and its rich history in the arts give Chinese Folk Fantasy a special appeal,” says Cesario. “It is an excellent blend of three traditional folk melodies set for strings, with added percussion.”
Following a brief intermission, the Symphony Orchestra will play the little-known Symphony No. 6 in D major, by John Marsh, edited by Ian Graham-Jones. “It is a full blown, four-movement symphony featuring all sections of the classic orchestra, flutes, oboes, bassoon, horns, trumpets, timpani, and all our strings,” says Cesario.
The concert will conclude with the dramatic Dusk, by Steven Bryant, and the popular Prelude to Hansel and Gretel, by Engelbert Humperdinck.
The orchestras will give one additional concert this spring, at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29.
For more information, contact Cesario at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the Missouri S&T performing arts office at 573-341-4185.