MAILED: Oct. 25, 2000
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's University Symphony Orchestra will give its fall concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.
Conducted by Nobuyoshi Yasuda, assistant professor of music and theatre arts, the group will perform three selections.
The concert will begin with "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" by Paul Dukas. Listeners of this symphonic scherzo long have paid more attention to its story line than to the music itself. The story line, which is the basis for Disney's "Fantasia," is about the misfortunes of an inept magician who steals his master's turn-on spells and forgets the turn-off formula.
The second selection will be Maurice Ravel's "Daphnis et Chloe: Suite No. 2." This work is a ballet and the story behind it was based on "The Pastoral Loves of Daphnis and Chloe." Its essence is that the hero and heroine are shepherd and shepherdess, Chloe is captured by pirates, but the god Pan intervenes and the lovers are reunited.
The program will close with Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36.
Tickets, available at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727, are $5 for adults; $4 for those age 62 and older, children 17 and younger, and faculty or staff with a university ID; or $1.50 for students with a university ID.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Oct. 25, 2000