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September 15, 2009
The CSU Symphony, under the direction of Wes Kenney, performs Hector Berlioz ground-breaking programmatic masterpiece, "The Symphonie Fantastique" - the landmark work featured a huge orchestra for its time, plus the concept of a motto theme throughout the five movements, telling a story as it recurs, was also a first.
Composer Hector Berlioz was the quintessential 19th century romantic period artist, with broad emotions and a manic-depressive personality . . . and it all comes out in his music. Enjoy an evening of special musical peformances by gifted students and faculty.
Horn Professor Matt Scheffelman (pictured) is the featured artist in the Atterberg Horn Concerto, a delightfully tuneful horn concerto by Swedish 20th century composer Kurt Atterberg. The evening begins with music by American iconoclast Michael Daugherty, whose music is cut from the fabric that is American pop culture.
The University Symphony Orchestra offers training in orchestral repertoire, routine, and discipline with emphasis on the larger romantic and contemporary literature. There are usually two scheduled concerts per semester plus occasional special appearances. Soloists are chosen from the music faculty and visiting guest artists. The final concert of the years is Honor Night, featuring student winners of the annual Concerto Competition performing with the orchestra. Auditions are required. Wes Kenney, conductor.
To learn more, visit the School of the Arts.
Contact: Jennifer Clary
Phone: (970) 491-3603