Dan Woodward, a local visual artist and composer, will have his Symphony No. 6, Civil War Impressions performed by the Missouri University of Science and Technology University and Community Symphony during the group’s final concert of the season. The Missouri S&T Chamber Orchestra will also perform during the concert scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29, in Leach Theater of Castleman Hall, 10th and Main streets in Rolla.
“Working closely with Dan Woodward to prepare his sixth symphony for our premiere performance has been a great learning experience for the orchestra,” says conductor Dr. Robert J. Cesario, assistant professor of arts, languages and philosophy. “Dan has been very open about asking for and accepting suggestions from the orchestra members. We’ve had the opportunity to see and be a part of the composer’s creative process, up close and personal.”
Tickets are $5 for the general public and free for S&T students and youth age 18 and younger. Tickets are available at the door prior to the performance, or from the Leach Theatre Box Office, located in the vestibule inside the main entrance to Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall, facing 10th Street. Box office hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Chamber Orchestra will begin the concert with Organ Fugue in G Minor, by Johann Sebastian Bach and arranged by Bob Cerulli; Ariosa (Canzona), by Caesar Giovannini; and Songs of the South, by Stephen Foster, arranged by Carrie Lane Gruselle.
After a brief intermission, the University and Community Symphony will play The Sea Hawk, by Erich Wolfgang Korngold, followed by Woodward’s Symphony No. 6, Civil War Impressions, a three movement work that incorporates Civil War era music. The concert will conclude with Asturias, by Isaac Albeniz and arranged for full orchestra by Victor Lopez.
Patrons are encouraged to view Woodward’s exhibit of painting and sketches that are on display in the lobby of Leach Theatre through May 7.
For more information about the performance, email Cesario or call the Missouri S&T performing arts office at 573-341-4185.