Missouri S&T orchestra to perform fall concert

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On October 28, 2022

The S&T symphony orchestra performs at the 2022 Spring Concert under the direction of Dr. Kyle Wernke. Michael Pierce/Missouri S&T

Missouri S&T’s University Orchestra will perform music by Tchaikovsky and Mozart during a concert hosted by the S&T arts, languages, and philosophy department on Nov. 6.

The performance will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall, located on the Missouri S&T campus at the corner of 10th and Main streets in Rolla. The University Orchestra is directed by Dr. Kyle Wernke, assistant professor of music.

The program includes Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2 in C minor and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466, with guest soloist Lorie Francis.

“Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2, long referred to as ‘The Little Russian,’ was composed in Ukraine and makes stunning use of several Ukrainian folk songs,” says Wernke. “As events unfold, now is the time to perform this masterful work. The students and I are also thrilled to be performing Mozart’s 20th Piano Concerto with Professor Lorie Francis, who is crafting her own unique musical vision for this extraordinary piece.”

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 inside the main entrance to Castleman Hall, facing 10th Street. Tickets can also be purchased online at leachtheatre.mst.edu or by calling 573-341-4219. Service fees may apply to tickets purchased online or by phone.

For more information, visit alp.mst.edu/news-and-events, or contact the arts, languages, and philosophy department at 573-341-4185 or alp@mst.edu.

About Missouri University of Science and Technology

Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is a STEM-focused research university of over 7,000 students. Part of the four-campus University of Missouri System and located in Rolla, Missouri, Missouri S&T offers 101 degrees in 40 areas of study and is among the nation’s top 10 universities for return on investment, according to Business Insider. S&T also is home to the Kummer Institute, made possible by a $300 million gift from Fred and June Kummer. For more information about Missouri S&T, visit www.mst.edu.

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