||Schofield Hall 218|
||Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004|
Symphony Orchestra to
Present April 26 Concert
MAILED: April 22, 1998|
EAU CLAIRE -- The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire music and theatre arts department will present a University Symphony Orchestra Concert at 5 p.m. Sunday, April 26, in Gantner Concert Hall of the Fine Arts Center.
Nobuyoshi Yasuda, assistant professor of music and theatre arts, will conduct the ensemble.
There are 88 freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors performing in the concert. Many of them are music majors, but the students who aren't enjoy playing instruments and making music, Yasuda said.
The Symphony Orchestra will perform Edward Elgar's "Nimrod," from "Enigma Variation." This piece is one of the most beautiful and touching pieces ever composed, Yasuda said.
The orchestra will continue with "Symphony No. 5" by Gustav Mahler. Yasuda calls this piece "very challenging" because it requires a high level of both technical and musical ability.
"When I announced to my students that we were going to perform 'Mahler: Symphony No. 5,' they immediately knew the challenge and got very excited," Yasuda said. "I am confident they will do a great job presenting this master piece."
Tickets for the concert are $5 for the general public; $4 for senior citizens, youths and faculty and staff with a University ID; or $1.50 for students with a University ID. They may be ordered at the University Service Center by calling (715) 836-3727 or (800) 949-8932.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: April 22, 1998