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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

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University Symphony Orchestra
To Present Spring Concert

MAILED: April 13, 2001

         EAU CLAIRE —The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s University Symphony Orchestra will give its spring concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29, in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.
         Conducted by James Hannon, lecturer of music and theatre arts, the group will perform three selections.
         The program will begin with Dmitri Shostakovich’s “Festival Overture.” Shostakovich, known for some of the 20th century’s most beautiful melodies, was the most important composer in the history of the Soviet Union, and is recognized as the outstanding genius of new Russian music.
         The second selection is written by American composer Alan Hovhaness and is titled “And God Created Great Whales.” Hovhaness wrote more than 400 pieces, including at least nine operas, two ballets, more than 60 symphonies and more than 100 chamber pieces. He melded Western and Asian musical styles to create a unique melodic blend of his own.
         The concert will end with “Symphony No. 3,” known as the “Organ Symphony,” by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns. Organist Paul Kosower, professor of music and theatre arts, will join the orchestra for this powerfully emotional and triumphant work.
         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.

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Janice B. Wisner
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Updated: April 13, 2001