Local musicians to join Missouri S&T orchestras for spring concert

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On April 5, 2019

Two local soloists will join Missouri S&T’s Chamber and Symphony Orchestras at their annual Spring Orchestra Concert this month.

The concert will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 14, in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall, located at the corner of 10th and Main streets in Rolla.

Dr. Kyle Wernke, Missouri S&T lecturer in music, directs the Chamber and Symphony Orchestras.

“The S&T orchestras are thrilled to collaborate with two local soloists on our spring concert,” says Wernke. “The concert will feature dynamic music written from 1801 all the way to 2019.”

The Chamber Orchestra will begin the program with Wernke’s “Poem for Flute and String Orchestra,” featuring Rolla High School senior Kristina Happel on flute, followed by Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 1.” The Symphony Orchestra will follow with a performance of Aaron Copland’s “Four Dance Episodes” from his ballet, “Rodeo.” Local pianist William Owen will join the orchestra to conclude the concert with George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.”

Tickets are $5 for the public and free to youth, ages 18 and under, and Missouri S&T students with a valid ID. Tickets can be purchased 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday from the Leach Theatre Box Office, located in the vestibule inside the main entrance to Leach Theatre, facing 10th Street. Tickets can also be purchased by calling 573-341-4219.

For more information on the performance or Missouri S&T’s performing arts programs, call the performing arts office at 573-341-4185.

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