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UW-Eau Claire Symphony Orchestra
To Present Dramatic Fall Program

 MAILED:  Oct. 21, 2004

EAU CLAIRE — The University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Nobuyoshi Yasuda, assistant professor of music, will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.

The program will begin with the Overture to "Tanhäuser," Richard Wagner's operatic masterpiece, and continue with two pieces by Hector Berlioz: "Roman Carnival" and the "Rakoczy March" from "La Damnation de Faust," which Berlioz described as a "légende dramatique" rather than an opera. The second half of the program will feature Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, "From the New World," by Antonin Dvorák.

The University Symphony Orchestra is a seventy-member student ensemble performing the symphonic repertoire of the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Under the direction of Yasuda, the ensemble presents an on-campus concert each semester, performs annually in a tour to high schools in Wisconsin and Minnesota, accompanies one fully-staged opera or musical play each year and each spring is one of the featured ensembles at UW-Eau Claire's nationally-acclaimed Viennese Ball.

Tickets, available at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727 or (800) 949-UWEC, are $5 for the general public; $4 for those 62 and older, children 17 and younger and faculty and staff with a university ID; and $1.50 for students with a university ID.

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Updated: October 21, 2004