MAILED: April 21, 1997|
EAU CLAIRE - The Symphony Orchestra will present a concert at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 27, in Gantner Concert Hall of the Fine Arts Center at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
The ensemble will be conducted by Nobuyoshi Yasuda, instructor of music and theatre arts. The Symphony Orchestra has performed for events such as the Viennese Ball, for fourth-graders from area schools, the opera "Cosi fan Tutte," and it will perform for the commencement exercises at the end of the spring semester.
"This is a challenging program for a student orchestra," Yasuda said. "I am very excited about the concert and so are the students."
The orchestra will perform "Siegfried's Funeral March from 'Götterdämmerung'" by Richard Wagner. Götterdämmerung means "Twilight of the Gods"; Siegfried is the hero in the opera. This excerpt of the opera is taken from Act III, Scene 2, where Siegfried dies and a solemn funeral procession takes place.
The group will also perform "Symphony No. 7 in E Major" by Anton Bruckner. The root of all of Bruckner's music comes from his religious faith, and composing was an extension of his religious life. This symphony expresses the profundity of emotion and the agonies of the darker side of life.
Tickets for the concert are $4.75 for the general public; $3.75 for senior citizens, children under 18 and faculty and staff; or $1.50 with a UW-Eau Claire ID. Tickets are available in the lobby of the Fine Arts Center.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: April 21, 1997